Any acne sufferer can tell you that he or she would have tried just about anything to rid themselves of the troublesome and oftentimes embarrassing skin condition. For generations, everyday conversations have perpetuated the myth that what you eat is a major contributing factor to acne. Teens across the nation have probably sworn off pizza and chocolate, French fries and dairy products in hopes of clearing their complexions.
While it’s always a good idea to maintain a healthy, well-balanced diet, studies have yet to determine a link between our diets and acne. In an effort to determine the popularity of the idea that acne and eating habits are interlinked, a group of researchers went to a place where common misconceptions are always rampant: the internet.
Using YouTube to survey the views of the public, researchers from the SUNY Health and Science Center searched the video site for the terms “acne,” “acne diet,” and “acne food” to determine the layperson’s notion of the correlation between food and acne. Eighty-seven videos searched between July and August 2009 were included in the study that was used to show that, though research does not support it, many people still believe in the connection between diet and acne.
Of the 87 YouTube videos, over 85% suggested a moderate to strong correlation between acne and what people eat. The three most popular videos, each viewed over 100,000 times, all fell into the “strong correlation” category, suggesting that nutrition and acne were most definitely linked.
While studies regarding the connection between diet and acne are still ongoing, current evidence shows that other treatments are more effective in helping acne sufferers achieve clearer complexions and fewer acne symptoms including scarring, blackheads, and more. Each person’s case of acne is different, allowing Dermatology Associates of Atlanta’s physicians to tailor treatments to your skin and lifestyle. Acne treatment methods can include photodynamic therapy like Allumera®, laser treatments like IsoLaz™, topical treatments and customized prescription compounds containing benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid, oral medications such as antibiotics, cosmetic treatments such as microdermabrasion and chemical peels, laser treatments, and more. Make sure to visit out acne treatments page for details.
The public’s prevailing views regarding the correlation between acne and diet are important to dermatologists because patient satisfaction is directly tied to perceived results. If patients believe that going to see a dermatologist about acne is a waste of time, then they will be less likely to adhere to the treatment plan devised specifically for them, and therefore they will not achieve the complexion-clearing results they desire. No treatment gives patients immediate results, especially since acne begins in the sebaceous glands of the deeper layers of the skin. Instead, patients must maintain a regular treatment schedule to see results. Your dermatologist can tell you when to expect results based on your specific treatment plan.
This study shows the importance of both patient and doctor cooperation in helping each patient achieve his or her cosmetic goals. To stay updated on all of the latest dermatology news make sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter. We also recommend you check out our blog for explanations of studies on acne and other skin conditions.
“You look tired today!”
“Didn’t get much sleep this weekend?”
“Are you feeling well? You look exhausted!”
If these constant refrains from friends and family are caused by your droopy brow line or sagging forehead, our “Eyes Wide Open” Ulthera® Lunch and Learn is the perfect event for you. Join us March 16th at 12pm for great deals on Ulthera® facial skin tightening and a chance to win a free brow treatment.
Using ultrasound mapping technology, Ulthera® charts the areas of the face that will benefit from the treatment. Then, low-level ultrasound energy gently warms the sagging tissue, tightening and firming it from the inside, stimulating the production of collagen, and strengthening weak, sagging tissue.
Join us to take advantage of the great offers available only at the Lunch & Learn:
Our “Eyes Wide Open” package will help you look bright-eyed and alert. Receive one area of Dysport® or Botox®, a vial of our most popular eye cream SkinMedica® TNS Illuminating Eye Cream with NouriCel-MD, and one Ulthera® brow treatment for only $1750.00.
Patients who schedule a full-face Ulthera® treatment during the event will receive $550 OFF their non-invasive, non-surgical facelift, and all attendees will be entered to win a free Ulthera® brow lift treatment!
This is an event you do not want to miss. Space is limited so call (404) 256-4457 to reserve your spot. Make sure to connect with us on Facebook and Twitter to stay in the loop regarding the latest events and specials at Dermatology Associates of Atlanta.
If you’ve been waiting since last month, don’t fret! Our March 2012 Cosmetic day is just around the corner. Join us March 7th, 2012. for great deals on injectables, cosmetic laser services, and skincare products!
Save on Juvéderm Ultra®, Juvéderm Ultraplus®, Restylane®, Perlane®, and Radiesse® facial fillers
- Buy 1 syringe: $150 OFF. You pay $500.
- Buy 2 syringes: 1st is $500, 2nd is $325. You pay $825.
- Buy 2 syringes at regular price. You pay $1300, and the 3rd syringe is free.
$50 OFF your Botox® or Dysport® Injection
- Bring a friend for Dysport® , and receive an additional $50 OFF your Dysport® treatment ($100 in total savings)!
$75 OFF Cosmetic Laser Treatments over $250
- Includes Fraxel® laser treatments.
- Call our Laser Institute of Georgia – Suite 175 at (404) 531-0636.
20% OFF all Featured Products at Skin Medics™ Medical Spa
- Our esthetician, Cindy Hall, will be available to discuss our spa treatments and featured products.
- Call Skin Medics™ Medical Spa – Suite 195 at (404) 303-2989.
These offers are not valid with any other discounts. Procedures must be done on March 7th.
We hope to see you there!
If you’re ready to begin 2012 fresh-faced, join Dermatology Associates of Atlanta‘s Skin Medics™ Medical Spa for our first Cosmetic Day of the year. Wednesday, January 11th, 2012 we’ll be offering great deals on facial fillers like Juvéderm™, Restylane®, and Radiesse®. You can also save on Botox® and Dysport® injectables which work to smooth wrinkles around the eyes and forehead. Make sure to take advantage of our specials on cosmetic laser treatments and Skin Medics™ Medical Spa‘s featured products, too.
Dermatology Associates of Atlanta offers a variety of options to meet Atlantan’s skin care needs. From fat reduction and wrinkle reduction to treating various skin conditions, no matter what’s on your wish list, we’ve got you covered. Be sure to join us for our Cosmetic Day Wednesday January 11th, 2012 for discounts on various products and services. For more infomation, please contact our office at 404-256-4457.
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