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    Foods That Can Help Alleviate Acne Breakouts

    Last updated 7 months ago

    Eating a healthy diet can improve the vibrancy and resilience of your skin. To banish acne breakouts, consider incorporating the following nutritional guidelines into your meal plan, and remember to work with a dermatologist to develop a skin care routine that works for you.

    Eating for Better Skin
    Dermatologists have found that stress has a significant impact on the health of skin. Stress leads to hormonal fluctuations, such as the increased production of cortisol, and can contribute to acne breakouts. Certain nutrients, such as B vitamins, can help your body ward off the damaging effects of stress. Try including foods that are rich in these nutrients in your diet. Dermatologists also recommend drinking plenty of water throughout the day to keep your skin well-hydrated.

    Including Veggies and Fruits In Your Diet
    Pamper your skin with vitamin C to reduce inflammation and lessen pore clogging. One great source of vitamin C is avocados. Avocados also contain vitamin E and healthy unsaturated fatty acids, which may help reduce breakouts. Other veggies and fruits that can fight inflammation include red grapes, garlic, alfalfa sprouts, and artichokes. Your dermatologist is also likely to recommend broccoli, which contains compounds that prevent free radical damage and help your skin stay blemish-free. Fennel is another good choice for clearing away toxins in your skin.

    Choosing Proteins and Whole Grains
    Although fruits and veggies are exceptional skin savers, your body also requires whole grains and protein sources. Choose oily fish like salmon and mackerel for omega-3 fatty acids, which reduce inflammation and ward off acne. Nuts are another great source of protein and other nutrients. Dermatologists note that many acne sufferers are deficient in selenium, zinc, and other minerals—and nuts are a healthy source of these nutrients. After filling your dinner plate with fish and veggies, add some brown rice on the side. Brown rice contains antioxidants and plenty of B vitamins, the latter of which works to regulate your stress hormones and keep acne breakouts in check.

    To start developing your personalized skin care plan today, schedule a consultation with a Denver dermatologist at Cara Mia Medical Day Spa & Dermatology Associates of Colorado. We invite you to call us at (303) 350-4600 and ask us about our range of services, including facial peels and laser hair removal.


    How to Identify a Melanoma

    Last updated 7 months ago

    Melanoma is a form of skin cancer that affects your skin’s melanocytes, which are the cells responsible for producing melanin. Although it’s important to reduce your risk of skin cancer by protecting yourself from UV rays, it’s also a good idea to regularly check your skin for signs of a melanoma. Normal moles typically have a distinguishable border and a homogenous color. If you notice any suspicious spots on your skin or moles that have changed in appearance over time, see a dermatologist promptly for a diagnosis.

    Melanomas often have a papule or nodule, which sometimes appears in the middle of the mole. Some melanomas appear black, tan, or dark brown, while others have a pinkish tint. The lesion may appear “pebbly,” with distinct darker spots within the mole that are surrounded by a lighter pigment. Melanomas can also occur in the eye, so periodically check your orbs for unusual areas of color.

    Schedule your skin cancer screening today at Cara Mia Medical Day Spa & Dermatology Associates of Colorado. Residents of the Denver area are encouraged to call our dermatology clinic at (303) 350-4600 or to visit our website for more information.


    CoolSculpting Basics

    Last updated 8 months ago

    If you are like many busy adults, you may have stubborn pockets of fat that just won’t budge no matter how much exercise you get. While liposuction used to be the standard for eliminating these problem areas, there is now a non-surgical solution called CoolSculpting that can have you feeling confident after just one treatment.

    As you will learn in this video, CoolSculpting is a treatment that freezes fat cells without harming the skin. It provides targeted treatment of areas like the love handles and lower belly that tend to carry isolated pouches of fat. After the treatment, frozen fat cells will shrink and reveal the slimmer figure your body has been hiding.

    To see if you are a candidate for CoolSculpting, schedule a consultation at Cara Mia Medical Day Spa in Denver. We offer medical skin care, body sculpting, and age-defying treatments in a luxurious spa environment. You can reach us for more information about our services by calling (303) 350-4600 or visiting our website.

    What Is "Drinker's Nose?"

    Last updated 8 months ago

    When most of us think about abnormal veins, our first thought is usually of unsightly spider veins and varicose veins along the legs. But embarrassing red veins can develop on the face as well, typically around the nose. This article will take a closer look at the vein condition known as “drinker’s nose.”

    Causes and Risk Factors
    "Drinker's nose" is a condition characterized by the development of thin red veins along the nose, also known as thread veins or telangiectasias. The appearance of these veins is known as “drinker’s nose” because they are often associated with individuals who drink excessively. However, these thread veins can also be caused by smoking and using tobacco products, as well as overexposure to the sun. This is because all of these habits can cause damage to the one-way valves inside of your veins, allowing blood to pool and causing the veins to become swollen. Thread veins may also be caused by overstimulation of the blood vessels in the face, which can eventually cause them to show through the skin permanently like in those patients with rosacea.

    Treatment Options
    If you are suffering from “drinker’s nose,” you have a number of possible treatment options at your disposal. Laser therapy is one of the most popular treatment options, as it uses intense beams of light to heat the vein walls from the inside, causing them to congeal and stick together until the vein seals shut and disappears from view. For more information, consult a specialist.

    Are you ready to undergo laser therapy for your facial veins? Get on the road to smoother, more youthful looking skin today by contacting Cara Mia Medical Day Spa & Dermatology Associates of Colorado at (303) 350-4600. Our Denver dermatologists also offer a variety of other non-surgical treatments, including facial peels, IPL, laser hair removal, and a number of cosmetic injectables.

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