How to prepare for a chemical peel in 5 steps

Pretty skin! Chemical peels are a popular and effective way to treat acne, remove wrinkles, clear dark mark and achieve beautiful, glowing skin.  For best results it’s a good idea to have a plan.  Here is how to prepare for a chemical peel:     consider products used Chemical peels exfoliate the skin.  If you […]

What Is a Nonsurgical Eyelid Lift?

A nonsurgical eyelid lift may be a perfect fit for you, especially if the word surgery scares you. Our eyes are one of the first places many of us show our age. From crow’s feet to sagging skin, several factors can make your eyes look older than you would like. Eyelid lifts can promote a […]

What causes pimples on the butt?

We may be used to finding acne on our faces and upper body, but what causes pimples on the butt? Technically acne vulgaris, what we generally refer to as acne, rarely appears on the buttocks. There are some conditions that commonly appear on the behind that can look similar to acne–but are not.     […]

Why Do We Get Stretch Marks?

Stretch marks are an extremely common asymptomatic skin condition. These striations can appear any time your skin stretches or shrinks quickly. You might notice them on your stomach, hips, thighs, upper arms, breasts, lower back, or buttocks. The scars typically start as red or purple, then get darker or fade to a color slightly lighter […]

Can Dermatologists Remove Cysts?

If you’ve noticed a firm bump under your skin that won’t go away, you might have a cyst. These closed sac-like structures typically contain keratin and oil. They sometimes form as a result of acne that doesn’t resolve, a clogged pore, trauma or an ingrown hair becoming inflamed and healing improperly. Most cysts are benign. […]

The Benefits of Using Chemical Peels For Acne Treatment

Chemical peels can be a great way to help reduce acne and improve your skin’s appearance.  Chemical peels can also target deeper causes of breakouts, helping reduce inflammation and combat signs of aging. Learn more about the benefits of chemical peels for acne, what they involve, and how they work.   Chemical peels for acne […]

Are chemical peels safe?

Chemical peels are a wildly popular procedure in a dermatologist’s office.  Patients often wonder, however, “are chemical peels safe?” Below we address your concerns, questions, and things to know, about the safety and benefits before you get a chemical peel.   What is a chemical peel? A chemical peel is a procedure during which a […]

Chemical Peel vs Microdermabrasion – What’s Right For You?

Chemical peel vs microdermabrasion- how do you choose? Both chemical peels and microdermabrasion are popular skin treatments, but they are very different. Chemical peels involve applying a substance to the skin, usually an acid, to remove damaged layers.  Microdermabrasion involves physical exfoliation by buffing away dead skin cells with tiny particles.  Read on to learn […]

What Will a Dermatologist Do for Back Acne?

Back acne – sometimes called “bacne” – is caused by the buildup of sweat, oil, bacteria, and dead skin cells in your pores. If you struggle with this common condition, you know how frustrating it can be to treat at home. You may want to consult a dermatologist for back acne. At Aglow Dermatology, board-certified […]

Hormonal Acne – What You Need To Know

Hormonal acne is a type of adult acne in which excess oil production clogs pores and causes inflammation.  The cause is hormonal fluctuations that stimulate overproduction of sebum by the sebaceous gland in the pores. Although, in a sense, all acne is hormonal, it is these changes that are the biggest triggers in people with […]

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