June 1st, 2011 through August 31st, 2011 the Griffin Center of Hair Restoration and Research is offering a $500 credit towards a hair transplant procedure. Don’t miss out the Griffin Center’s hair restoration summer savings!
Sun damage, irregular brown spots, rough skin, wrinkles, acne, and melasma are common skin conditions that people deal with or cover up daily. While these conditions are relatively normal, they are still embarrassing, especially when they occur on the face. Skin Medics™ Medical Spa has the answer for these embarrassing blemishes: SkinMedica®’s Vitalize Peel®.
Another word for vitalize is encourage, or to give confidence, and the Vitalize Peel is undoubtedly a confidence booster as it remains SkinMedica® ’s most popular chemical peel. Chemical peels typically cause the skin to weep and peeling can occur for over one to two weeks. Vitalize Peel® is non-invasive and requires little to no down time; there is no weeping and two days after your treatment, your skin will peel for only two days and is then back to normal. The most significant change patients will notice is a smoothness of the skin, a glow of youthfulness, and a more evened skin tone. Additionally, the Vitalize Peel® is clinically proven to rebuild collagen: boosting skin’s firmness and minimizing the appearance of wrinkles. Results are noticeable after just one peel, but may require multiple (3-6) peels depending on the severity of the skin conditions present.
The Vitalize Peel® will help improve overall epidermal texture and tone for healthier, more youthful looking skin. Treatment sessions vary depending on a patient’s individual concerns, but begin at 30 minutes. While chemical peel prices vary from provider to provider, most Atlanta chemical peel patients can expect to pay around $120 for a 30 minute treatment. Patients like the results of this peel, and because he has had the treatment himself, Dr. Griffin feels that it is safe and effective for all skin types, including those with sensitive skin. For more information on Skin Medics™ Medical Spa’s Vitalize Peel®, or other chemical peels that can help you meet your skin care needs, visit our website, and continue to read the Dermatology Associates of Atlanta blog.
If you have been keeping up with the healthcare reform news, you have probably heard the criticism surrounding the proposed “Botax” or tax on elective cosmetic surgery procedures. But after much opposition and lobbying from pharmaceutical companies, the cosmetic surgery tax has been thrown out, and a new tax on tanning beds has been thrown in.
The new bill proposes a 10 percent tax on indoor tanning salons. This addition, plus a .9 percent increase in Medicare payroll tax for high earning households, is expected to generate about $86.8 billion dollars over a 6 year time span.
The former plan to tax cosmetic surgeries was highly opposed because it would be the first tax of its kind to place a levy on a medical service. A tax on tanning beds may be more widely accepted because it is known to cause harmful UV damage. However, like the “Botax” which was criticized for unfairly targeting middle class woman, the new tanning bed tax can also be opposed for this reason (as woman are by far the biggest consumers in the indoor tanning industry).
While we at Dermatology Associates of Atlanta may or may not agree with the proposed healthcare reform bill, we absolutely agree on the dangers of tanning bed use. While the harmful effects of tanning beds were long suspected, a study earlier this year confirmed the link between tanning beds and skin cancer.
Safe sun exposure should be practiced and tanning beds avoided at all costs! If you have used tanning beds in the past, make sure to come into schedule an appointment with one of our experienced dermatologists to get your moles checked.
If a tan glow is what you desire, there are safer options, like spray tans and bronzing makeup which can be used. Remember to never sacrifice the health of your skin!
Do you have a receding hairline? Are you curious about the options available to you? For those who weren’t able to get a copy of it when it was first printed, we have here an article from Tuxedo Road on Dr. Griffin and The Griffin Center detailing the typical signs of male-pattern hair loss, what to expect, what you can do about it, and also the dispelling of some common hair loss myths. To view each page in full size, please click on any of the above images; they are in order from left to right.