There’s a common myth that people with darker skin aren’t susceptible to skin cancer, but that falsehood puts many people at risk. A study in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology found that 63 percent of black Americans reported never using sunscreen.
While it’s true that black-and-brown-skinned people are at a lower risk for skin cancers associated with ultraviolet radiation, they’re not invulnerable. In fact, certain forms of skin cancer are more common in that demographic. Skin cancers in Asian, black, and Latino people are also more likely to be diagnosed at a later stage, and consequently have a higher mortality rate. More »
Spider veins are small, wispy veins that have become visible as red or purple discoloration. They look similar to spindly spider legs, hence the name. They are quite visible on the body and are usually found in the legs. They don’t bulge out from the skin like varicose veins, but many people want to lessen their appearance.
Risk factors for spider veins include obesity, high blood pressure, pregnancy, and family history. Spider veins do not typically cause serious health issues, but most people feel more confident after the spider veins are gone. More »
Juvéderm® is a dermal filler designed to temporarily treat signs of facial aging in men and women. Made with a naturally occurring substance, it smooths and plumps for results that can last up to two years. In recent years, Juvéderm has become increasingly popular due to its ability to achieve beautiful, natural-looking results with minimal downtime.
Over-the-counter face washes, gels and creams are often no match for acne. When you feel like you’ve tried every available acne treatment to no avail, it’s probably time to visit a dermatologist.
At Advanced Dermatology and Laser Institute of Seattle, we believe that no one should feel uncomfortable in their skin. Our board-certified dermatologist, Dr. Steven Greene, can help you treat your acne at its source. Learn the signs that indicate you should visit our office for a complimentary skincare consultation.
Maybe your friend just got BOTOX® Cosmetic, or perhaps you recently read about dermal fillers in your favorite magazine. Whatever the case, you’ve heard the hype and are now wondering how injectables and dermal fillers can benefit your skin. At Advanced Dermatology and Laser Institute of Seattle, we offer several non-surgical options to reduce the signs of aging, improve your skin tone and contour your face for a glowing, more youthful look.
An effective at-home skincare routine should include a cleanser, toner and moisturizer, along with an SPF 30 or higher sunscreen. But no matter how good your daily skincare routine is, these products don’t have the power to improve your skin’s youthful appearance like an in-office facial at Advanced Dermatology and Laser Institute of Seattle can.
Ask the Expert: Can You Get Skin Cancer “Where the Sun Doesn’t Shine?” Should You Remove All Clothing for a Skin Exam?Yes, and yes again! While skin cancers are less commonly diagnosed in areas that are normally shielded from the sun, they can and do develop there. There are a number of factors that play a role in the development of skin cancer — including genetics and environmental pollution — that have nothing to do with the sun’s rays. One of the reasons why a complete skin exam is so valuable is that your dermatologist will be able to notice changes that may be normally hidden under clothing. This way, any suspected skin cancers can be diagnosed and treated promptly. Don’t worry, your doctor will respect your modesty with an exam gown and/or cloth draping.
Did you know that the average person loses around 100 hairs from their scalp in a single day? Healthy hair grows in cycles and it’s completely natural to lose a few strands. But when the natural cycle is disrupted, it can lead to embarrassing hair thinning or hair loss. Thankfully, there is an exciting new treatment called Platelet-Rich Plasma (or PRP) that can effectively stimulate new hair growth.
The double chin can be a real confidence killer. It can leave you feeling embarrassed and ashamed, causing you to shy away from photos and cover it up with certain outfits. But you don’t have to these negative effects any longer. With Kybella®, you can safely and effectively reduce the appearance of the double chin without the need for surgery. Here we’ll dive into the most frequently asked questions Dr. Greene gets about this remarkable treatment. More »
Your skin can really take a beating. Over the course of your lifetime, your exterior has to deal with countless bad actors, leaving it worse for wear. But fractional laser skin resurfacing with the Cynosure Icon 1540® can give your skin its former glow with as few as one treatment. This fractional, non-ablative laser covers a wide range of skin issues, including sun damage, scarring, and the signs of aging. More »