Southeast Dermatology Blog
August 09, 2018
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Hi, Friends! Given that this month we are having a 10 % discount on any SkinCeuticals product(s), I wanted to highlight a new product: AOX +EYE Gel. Did you know that the eyelid area is one of the most delicate skins on the body and is 10x thinner than the facial skin? So extra care is required! Many patients that I see have complaints about tired eyes, dark circles, fine lines, and puffiness and they most always say, “I have tried everything! What can I use?” I am usually very skeptical about topical products boasting reduction in wrinkles and dark circles, but AOX+EYE gel doesn’t disappoint in my opinion. Of course, everything has its limitations, but if you look at the before and after pictures, after only 12 weeks patients were able to see a difference. I believe that’s because AOX + EYE Gel has a triple antioxidant formula (phloretin, L-Ascorbic acid and ferulic acid). These 3 in combination help to neutralize reactive oxygen species (damage your skin), provide photoprotection (sun ages you), reduce redness and stimulate collagen production! PLUS it has a little bit of caffeine, which helps to minimize under eye puffiness (for all you coffee drinkers think about it as energy for your eyes!) Come by our office to pick up a sample or to get your 10% off discount! Thanks for reading and stay tuned. Disclaimer: If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, talk to your dermatologist before using any topical preparations on your skin. 


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¡Hola amigos! Dado que este mes tenemos un descuento del 10% en cualquier producto de SkinCeuticals, quería discutir un nuevo producto: AOX + EYE Gel. ¿Sabía que el área de los párpados es una de las más delicadas del cuerpo y 10 veces más delgada que la piel facial? ¡Entonces se requiere cuidado extra! Muchos pacientes que veo tienen quejas sobre ojos cansados, ojeras, líneas finas e hinchazón, y ellos siempre dicen: "¡He intentado todo! ¿Qué puedo usar?" Generalmente soy muy escéptica con respecto a los  productos tópicos que se caracterizan por la reducción de las arrugas y las ojeras, pero el gel AOX + EYE no defrauda en mi opinión. Por supuesto, todo tiene sus limitaciones, pero si nos fijamos en las imágenes de antes y después, después de solo 12 semanas,   los pacientes pudieron ver la diferencia. Creo que es porque AOX + EYE Gel tiene una fórmula triple antioxidante (floretina, ácido L-ascórbico y ácido ferúlico). Estos 3 en combinación ayudan a neutralizar especies de oxígeno reactivas (dañan la piel), brindan fotoprotección (envejece el sol), reducen el enrojecimiento y estimulan la producción de colágeno. Además, tiene un poco de   cafeína, lo que ayuda a minimizar la hinchazón de los ojos (¡para todos los que beben café, piense en ello como energía para sus ojos!) ¡Venga a nuestra oficina para recoger una muestra o para obtener un 10% de descuento! Nuevamente, gracias por leer. Descargo de responsabilidad: si está embarazada o amamantando, hable con su dermatólogo antes de usar cualquier preparado tópico en su piel.


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July 23, 2018
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Its summer time! We are in the midst of summer and I have been getting a lot of questions about how to treat sunburns. Here are my favorite tips! 


1.    Treat as soon as you notice it. Get out of the sun, get indoors, or wear protective clothing. 

2.    Use a gel or moisturizer with aloe vera. I like to stick these in the fridge and apply as frequently as you like. It will soothe uncomfortable skin. 

3.    If you have really uncomfortable areas, you may want to apply OTC hydrocortisone 1% cream or may need a prescription strength topical steroid to help the more inflamed areas. 

4.    Take cool baths or showers. Pat dry once out of the shower or bath, which leaves some water on your skin. Then apply moisturizers. 

5.    Stay hydrated. Your body will be loosing more fluids so you have to replenish. 


Remember that cumulative sunburns can lead to early aging, sun damage and skin cancer. The best thing to do is to prevent by wearing sun protective clothing, SPF > 30 and REAPPLY every 1.5 hours especially after sweating or water activity. Thanks for reading! 


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¡Es verano! Estamos en pleno verano y he estado recibiendo muchas preguntas sobre cómo tratar las quemaduras solares. ¡Aquí están mis consejos favoritos!


1. Trate tan pronto como lo note. Salga del sol o use ropa protectora.

2. Use un gel o humectante con aloe vera. Me gusta meterlos en el refrigerador y aplicarlos con la frecuencia que desee. Calmará la piel incómoda.

3. Si tiene áreas realmente incómodas, puede aplicar hydrocortisone crema 1% sin  prescripción o puede necesitar un esteroide tópico con receta para ayudar a las áreas más inflamadas.

4. Tome baños fríos. Una vez fuera del baño, secese pero deje un poco de agua sobre la piel. Luego aplice humectantes.

5. Mantente hidratado. Su cuerpo perderá más líquidos de su piel quemada. 


Recuerde que las quemaduras acumuladas pueden provocar envejecimiento prematuro, daño solar y cáncer de piel. Lo mejor que se puede hacer es evitar las quemaduras solares usando ropa protectora contra el sol, SPF> 30 y REAPLICAR cada hora y media, especialmente después de sudar o actividad acuática. Gracias por leer! 


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July 10, 2018
Category: Skin Care
Tags: skin cancer  

Skin CancerSkin cancer signs may not seem alarming initially. Unfortunately, if you ignore changes in your skin, you may put your health at risk. The dermatologists at Southeast Dermatology regularly diagnose and treat skin cancer in their Houston and Pasadena, TX, offices.

Can I ignore that spot?

Pimples, insect bites, rashes and other minor skin conditions are often, but not always, responsible for spots on your skin. If a new spot doesn't begin to fade after a few weeks, or you notice a change in a mole, it's time to schedule an appointment with your Pasadena or Southeast Houston skin doctor. If you do happen to have skin cancer, you may notice these changes:

  • A Never-Ending Pimple: Red, pimple-like bumps can form on your skin if you have squamous cell or basal cell carcinoma. The bumps usually develop on areas of your body that receive regular sun exposure. Most pimples only last about two or three weeks. If your "pimple" hasn't gone away in that time, it may actually be a type of skin cancer. Basal cell carcinoma can also appear as brown, black or pink bumps on your skin.
  • Flaky Skin Patches: Dry skin isn't the only cause of flaky skin. An area of reddened skin that appears flaky or crusty may be a sign of squamous cell cancer.
  • Open Sores That Don't Heal: Non-healing sores may occur if you have either squamous cell or basal cell carcinoma.
  • Mole Changes: Changes in moles can be a sign of melanoma, the most serious form of skin cancer. If you have melanoma, your mole may change color, bleed, hurt or itch. A round mole may suddenly become irregular in shape, or you may notice that borders of the mole look rough or uneven. Reddened skin or swelling around the mole, texture changes, or a dry, flaky appearance may also be signs that something's not quite right with your mole.

Prompt treatment of skin cancer can help you protect your health. If you notice any of these signs and symptoms, schedule an appointment with the dermatologists at Southeast Dermatology by calling (281) 991-5944 for the Pasadena, TX office or (281) 481-0033 for the Houston, TX office.

May 09, 2018
Category: Dermatology
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Psoriasis is a skin condition that affects up to 7.5 million Americans according to the American Academy of Dermatology. Though some psoriasispeople choose to live with the constant flare-ups and embarrassing skin lesions that appear in unexpected places, treatments can help. Find out how a dermatologist at Southeast Dermatology in Houston and Pasadena, TX can treat your case of psoriasis.

What Is Psoriasis?
Psoriasis is the chronic appearance of red, flaky, itchy skin lesions on the skin. Because of the itching sensation, this condition often creates white flakes similar to dandruff. The symptoms can show up in various places on the body, including the arms, legs, scalp, and even the genital area. There are a number of different types of psoriasis, including plaque (most common), pustular (blisters and pus), and erythrodermic (large patches of red, inflamed skin).

Psoriasis Causes
Like many autoimmune disorders, there’s no definitive or singular cause of psoriasis. There are a number of potential triggers that vary across patients. Symptoms often start to show between the ages of 15 to 35. Psoriasis may be triggered by stress or an allergic reaction to some substances, like skin lotions. Certain medications may be the cause of psoriasis flare-ups. Patients who smoke or are obese are at a higher risk of developing this condition. Also, patients who have certain infections or are overexposed to UV rays from the sun may have flare-ups.

Treatment from Your Houston and Pasadena, TX Dermatologist
Many patients who have psoriasis are embarrassed by the symptoms and don’t know how to treat prevent or soothe flare-ups when they happen. They try to cover up the sores and wait it out instead. Here are some ways that your dermatologist may be able to successfully treat your case of psoriasis:

- Topical formulas that slow the growth of affected skin cells.
- Prescription medication (including oral prescriptions and biologics, an injectable drug).
- Light and phototherapy (laser therapy).
- An investigation into your diet, additional medications you may be taking, and other possible triggers like stress.

Get Help with Psoriasis
The team at Southeast Dermatology in Houston and Pasadena, TX can help you manage your case of psoriasis. Call (281) 991-5944 to schedule your appointment at the Pasadena, TX location or (281) 481-0033 to schedule your appointment at the Houston, TX location today!

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