Pariser Dermatology was recently featured in Towne Bank’s TowneToday 20th Anniversary Commemorative Edition newsletter, Spring 2019. Click the link below to read the article.
People often ask us about injectables–how they work, IF they work and how they are administered. So Pariser Dermatology’s Dr. Cyndi Torosky got together with willing patient and Pariser Dermatology’s Front Desk Manager, Lauren Ball, to make this video showing the actual process of getting a lip injection of filler. You might be surprised to see how simple the process really is!
These basic tips from the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) will help you apply a self-tanner so you get even coverage and longer-lasting results.
Follow these steps:
Exfoliate. Use a washcloth to exfoliate the skin prior to applying a self-tanner. Using an exfoliating product also will help remove dead skin cells. Spend a little more time exfoliating where your skin is thickest — elbows, knees and ankles.
Dry your skin. Drying your skin before you apply a self-tanner helps it go on evenly
Apply in sections. Apply the self-tanner in sections (such as the arms, then legs, followed by the torso). Massage the self-tanner into your skin in a circular motion.
Wash your hands after each section. You will avoid orange-colored palms by washing your hands with soap and water after you finish applying the self-tanner to each section of your body.
Blend at your wrists and ankles. For a natural look, you need to lightly extend the tanner from your wrists to your hands and from your ankles to your feet.
Dilute over your joints. Dilute the self-tanner on the knees, ankles and elbows, because these areas tend to absorb more self-tanner than the rest of the skin. To dilute, lightly rub with a damp towel or apply a thin layer of lotion on top of the self-tanner.
Give your skin time to dry. Wait at least 10 minutes before getting dressed. For the next three hours, it is best to wear loose clothing and try to avoid sweating
Apply sunscreen every day. You still need to protect your skin with sunscreen. Be sure that your sunscreen offers all of the following:
SPF 30 or higher.
Broad-spectrum protection (UVA/UVB protection).
by Deborah Maffie, Master Aesthetician
Living in a climate with cold winter months like ours, the drop in humidity levels will often make your skin feel dry, tight, chapped and flaky. As the air becomes drier, the moisture from your skin evaporates quickly leaving you searching for some way to quench your thirsty skin. That’s when you need a moisturizer.
Simply put, moisturizers are lotions or creams that prevent dryness, or lack of lipids (oil), in the skin. Everyone needs to replenish the lipids and water that make up the skin’s moisture barrier, which are reduced when the skin is cleansed and exposed to our daily indoor/outdoor environments. Determining the right moisturizer will depend largely upon your skin type and condition. No matter what kind of skin you have—oily, dry or a combination of both, there’s a good moisturizer out there for you.
How do you know what ingredients to look for in a moisturizer?
There are so many different types of moisturizers on the market it can be a daunting process to find the one that’s right for you.
Moisturizers contain a variety of ingredients such as:
- Emollients: fats and oils, such as phospholipids, glycolipids, ceramides and fatty acids, that replenish the lipids produced naturally by the skin. Moisturizers for drier skin contain more emollients than those for normal or oily skin types.
- Humectants: ingredients that bind water (hydrate) to the skin, such as hyaluronic acid and glycerin. Moisturizers for oily skin usually contain more hydrating ingredients and fewer, lighter emollients.
- Occlusives: ingredients whose molecules are too large to penetrate the skin, but stay on top to help prevent loss of both lipids and water, including silicone, petrolatum and mineral oil.
What’s the difference between moisturizers that are sold over the counter (OTC) and medical grade that are sold through physician’s offices?
Medical grade skin care products contain the greatest amount of advanced performance ingredients available in the skin care industry. They can be very “active” and are intended to be used under the advice of medical staff. Our aestheticians perform a professional skin analysis to determine your personal skin type and condition in order to recommend the products that are best for you.
In addition to preventing dryness, many medical grade moisturizers have additional corrective ingredients, such as growth factors, peptides, and restorative botanical ingredients. These are often patented formulations clinically proven to affect changes in the appearance of the skin. For example, Neocutis® Micro Day & Micro Night contain ingredients such as advanced, patented peptides that improve the appearance of fine lines/wrinkles, firmness and the overall tone and texture of the skin. SkinMedica®’s HA5 Rejuvenating Hydrator contains an advanced blend of hyaluronic acid that support the skin’s ability to retain moisture, resulting in radiant, rejuvenated tone and texture and reduction of fine lines and wrinkles. Renewal Facial Lotion by Epionce® contains clinically-proven restorative botanical ingredients that protect the skin’s moisture barrier and help reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles. EltaMD®’s Intense Moisturizer contains both emollient and occlusive ingredients and can effectively combat dryness associated with some prescription medications.
OTC products, by law, contain levels of ingredients that have to be safe enough to be used by the general population, who may be selecting products based on how their skin looks or feels. These products can be effective at moisturizing the uppermost layer of the skin, but generally do not contain state of the art or corrective performance ingredients.
Too much information to digest? Our master aestheticians are happy to do this work for you! Come see us in Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Newport News or Williamsburg for a consultation and customized skin care treatment regimen for your unique skin type.
To make an appointment call 757-622-6315 or
As skin care providers we know that what you put on your skin matters. Each skin type is unique and can be sensitive to a variety of different ingredients contained in skin care products. We spend a lot of time researching the skin care product lines that we carry. We will put our seal of approval only on the products that we feel good about and those that we would wear ourselves.
In addition to our current skin care product lines: Neocutis®, SkinMedica®, EltaMD® and Revision®, we are excited to introduce Epionce®, developed by Dr. Carl Thornfeldt, a practicing dermatologist with over 30 years of skin research experience. Epionce® is a clinically-proven product line consisting of restorative botanical ingredients. It delivers powerful antioxidants and barrier repair components to maximize the skin’s natural functions, resulting in healthier, more youthful looking skin.
Three ingredient technologies are the basic foundation of the Epionce® product line:
- Anti-Inflammatory Technology helps block the formation and activation of inflammatory factors in the skin. The key ingredients are: Date Fruit Extract, Meadowfoam Extract, Apple Fruit Extract and Flax Extract.
- Barrier Repair Technology helps strengthen and repair the natural protective skin barrier for optimal function. The key ingredients are: Safflower Extract, Avocado extract, Meadowfoam Extract, Phytosterols and Phytosphingosine.
- Keratolytic Technology encourages cell turnover to remove dead skin cells, clear pores of impurities and retexturize skin. Key ingredients are: Azelaic Acid, Zinc Pyrithione, Salicylic Acid and Willow Bark extract.
The Epionce® line is ideal for ALL skin types, and is particularly helpful for our patients with sensitive skin or those with inflammatory skin conditions such as acne, dermatitis or rosacea. The products are gentle, chemical-free and they work well in combination with many of the prescription products that our providers prescribe.
To find out if Epionce® is right for you, schedule an appointment for a skin care consultation or ask about it at your next appointment.
To make an appointment call 757-622-6315 or request an appointment online.
When you visit our web site at pariserderm.com now you can choose to chat with one of our real, live Patient Relations Specialists. Simply click the “chat” icon in the bottom right corner of the page and get started! It’s a great way to save time asking questions or making appointments.
Our patients love this new feature:
“You new chat feature is awesome! It’s the first one I’ve come across and I love it. I’ll be using it from now on!”
More people are diagnosed with skin cancer each year in the U.S. than all other cancers combined. A head-to-toe skin examination by a medical provider is the best way to catch skin cancer early, which is when it’s most treatable. Our providers recommend that you be seen for a skin cancer screening once per year, and that you keep an eye on your own spots and make note of any changes. Click here to learn more about what to expect during your exam. Watch this video where Pariser Dermatology’s Melissa Alcox, PA-C, demonstrates how she performs a full body exam.
Call 757-622-6315 to make your skin cancer screening appointment today!
In the vast array of medical-grade cosmetics, or “cosmeceuticals”, it can be overwhelming and expensive to figure out which ones work best. So we’ve asked our medical experts who know what to look for in medical-grade cosmetics, what they like best. Today’s highlight is on Dr. Ashley Reed’s favorite: Neocutis® LUMIÈRE.
“My favorite medical-grade cosmetic product is Neocutis® LUMIÈRE. Its powerful blend of moisturizing and anti-aging ingredients gives your eyes a younger, more refreshed look and makes you look like you had a good night’s sleep!”
Neocutis® LUMIÈRE is available at all 6 of our office locations.
To learn more call us at 757-622-6315.