Monthly Archives: December 2016

9 12, 2016

My hair is falling out!

2016-12-16T13:28:20+00:00 December 9th, 2016|

Hair loss is a common complaint at the office. Most patients would suffer from patterned hair loss or androgenetic alopecia. As the name implies, this is often hereditary. Most patients can be treated simply if they present early enough. This treatment often entails lotions and sometimes medications when needed. Hair loss is a huge chapter [...]

9 12, 2016

Skin lightening: Safe or Not?

2016-12-09T18:22:13+00:00 December 9th, 2016|

Skin lightening has taken off in a big way, both locally and internationally. People do it for a variety of reasons. Under the careful eye of a dermatologist, skin lightening is a safe procedure. We commonly use this technique to combat uneven skin tone, certain medical conditions like melisma and post inflammatory hyperpigmentation. Unfortunately, skin [...]

9 12, 2016

Sunscreen

2016-12-09T18:19:20+00:00 December 9th, 2016|

Its summer! Everyone enjoys time in the sun. Sunlight makes us feel better, but also ages our skin. Safe sun practices, including a good sunscreen is always advisable. So which one is best? I always recommend an SPF50+ that has broad spectrum UVA and UVB cover. Most reputable sunscreens will list this label in the [...]

9 12, 2016

Facial Cleansers

2016-12-09T18:10:56+00:00 December 9th, 2016|

Patients frequently ask which facial cleansers should be used. Firstly, I prescribe facial cleansers in patients who need to remove excess sebum and oil from their face. These are often patients with acne. Be very careful not to over cleanse and strip away the natural protective barrier from your skin. Cleansers that pull the face [...]

9 12, 2016

New Beginnings

2016-12-09T17:31:15+00:00 December 9th, 2016|

Welcome to the Media and Blog page at Parker Dermatology. We decided to start a blog, as we often receive frequently asked questions from patients and the public at large. The aim is to keep you updated with the latest advances in dermatology and skin care, including anti-aging medicine, cosmetic procedures and most importantly new [...]