Posts for: November, 2016
What your dermatologist in Andover wants you to know
Protecting your skin is important if you want to look young and healthy. The winter months are very hard on your skin and can make skin appear dry, flaky and irritated. Fortunately, there are many things you can do to protect your skin from the harshness and cold of winter. Dr. Alan Rockoff and Dr. Katherine Fening at the Rockoff Dermatology Center in Andover, Massachusetts want to help you take care of your skin in cold weather.
If you enjoy cold weather sports like skiing, snowboarding or sledding, it’s important to cover up as much skin as possible to protect yourself from harsh winds and cold temperatures. Wear ski masks and other face protection as often as you can to protect the delicate skin on your face.
Dr. Rockoff wants you to also remember these simple and important tips to care for your skin as the weather gets colder:
- Use a sunscreen with SPF 15 or higher for everyday protection because it’s just as easy to get sunburned in the winter.
- Use a sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher if you are outdoors in the snow for a long period of time.
- Use cream moisturizers daily after showering; avoid moisturizers which have an alcohol base because they can be very drying to your skin.
- Don’t take long, hot showers because they can dry your skin; instead, shower with lukewarm water for a short period of time.
- Use gentle soaps and washes to clean your skin, and avoid exfoliating during the winter.
- Don’t forget to protect your lips by always wearing lip balm when you are outside.
During the winter months, there is less moisture in the air, and the dry climate can cause your skin to appear flaky. If you have a skin condition like psoriasis or eczema, it may become worse during the winter. It’s very helpful to install a humidifier in your home to increase moisture levels in the air, especially while you sleep.
Your skin doesn’t have to suffer because of the cold winter months. Protect your skin against the sun, wind, and cold and your skin will protect you! For more information about skin care in winter or year-round, call Dr. Alan Rockoff at the Rockoff Dermatology Center in Andover, Massachusetts. Call today and get ready for winter!
How Botox from Brookline, Massachusetts, can help you look younger
If you look in the mirror, do you see fine lines and wrinkles crowding your face? Do you want to erase what the years have done to your skin? If you answered yes to these questions, it’s time for you to think about Botox! You’ve probably heard a lot of information about Botox and you may be unsure if it’s the answer for you, but Dr. Alan Rockoff and Dr. Katherine Fening at The Rockoff Dermatology Center in Andover and Brookline, Massachusetts, want to help you say goodbye to your fine lines and wrinkles with Botox.
Botox is a safe medication containing a toxin from the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. It is injected into the skin and works to temporarily restrict movement of the nerves and muscles around the injection site. Wrinkles and fine lines are flattened out and your skin appears smooth and youthful.
Amazing results will be apparent within 2 to 4 days and the results typically last from 4 to 6 months. Dr. Rockoff may recommend maintenance treatments to maintain and enhance your results.
You should consider Botox as a perfect solution to minimize fine lines and wrinkles on your face.
Botox is most commonly used on these areas:
- Your eyes, to minimize crow’s feet
- Your eyebrows, to minimize fine lines called glabella
- Your forehead, to minimize worry lines called furrows
- Your mouth and nose, to minimize smile and laugh lines
When you choose Botox treatment, your dermatologist will begin your treatment using a tiny needle to inject small amounts of the medication under your skin. The number of injections will vary depending on the area being treated, but Dr. Rockoff can give you an idea of what to expect before your treatment begins.
Unlike cosmetic surgery, Botox treatment is minimally invasive and yields maximum results. Treatment is easily tolerated and requires little to no downtime.
If you’ve been putting off Botox treatment, it’s time to take care of yourself and look your best. Call Dr. Alan Rockoff at The Rockoff Dermatology Center with offices in Brookline and Andover, Massachusetts. You can fight aging and say goodbye to your fine lines and wrinkles by calling today!