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April marks the 25th anniversary of National Rosacea Awareness Month. If you are one of the over 16 million Americans affected by rosacea, there is hope!

According to the American Medical Association, rosacea is “a condition with chronic redness of the facial skin, easy flushing, and sometimes acne-like breakouts.”

There are four types of rosacea, which include:

  • Acne rosacea – the most common form of rosacea found in middle-aged men and women. Symptoms include breakouts, pimples and redness accompanied with flushing.
  • Vascular rosacea – enlargement of small blood vessels on the face with a broken appearance.
  • Ocular rosacea – dryness and redness of the eyes and swelling of glands located at the base of the eyelashes, which causes inflammation.
  • Rhinophyma – the most severe form of rosacea typically found around the nose. Enlarged pores, visible thickening of the skin and oily skin are common symptoms.

A Gallup survey found that 78% of Americans had no knowledge of rosacea. Often, people believe it is a complexion issue that will go away eventually on its own. It is imperative that people seek proper treatment to prevent rosacea from progressing to more severe stages.

What causes rosacea is unknown and there is no cure. However, there are professional facial treatments and product regimens today that will help reduce overall redness and maintain control of rosacea breakouts. We welcome the opportunity to help you explore ways to do this through a variety of products and services to include:

  • Professional Facial Treatments
  • Corrective products with a daily skincare regimen individually customized
  • IPL laser treatment to eradicate visible facial vessels commonly associated with rosacea

Let our Licensed Medical Esthetician, Sherri Batten, customize a treatment plan for the individual, unique needs of your skin. Call today to schedule your consultation (804) 288-0101.

Product of the Month – Dual Action Redness Relief

Improves skin’s barrier function while reducing sensitivity
and redness with this restorative treatment including niacinamide, ceramide
and protective agents.

May is National Skin Cancer Awareness Month!

According to The American Cancer Society, each year there are more new cases of skin cancer than the combined incidence of cancers of the breast, prostate, lung and colon.

Our office welcomes the opportunity to educate you on this important topic, offer products and services to assist with prevention, highlight the importance of early detection and offer effective treatments!

Did you know skin cancer:

  • Is the most common type of cancer?
  • Manifests itself in various forms, making yearly screening by your primary care physician or dermatologist imperative for early detection?
  • Can be treated effectively if detected early?

These are the three most common types of skin cancer:

  • Basal Cell – most common, generally found in areas exposed to the sun (face, neck, arms) and may also occur elsewhere.
  • Squamous Cell – commonly appear on sun-exposed areas of the body such as the face, ears, neck, lips, and backs of the hands; more likely to grow into deeper layers of skin and spread to other parts of the body than basal cell cancers, although this is still uncommon.
  • Melanoma – less common, with greater likelihood to spread. Commonly found in men on the chest and back and on women’s legs, although they may develop anywhere.

No one’s skin is immune to the sun’s harmful effects. Let our Licensed Esthetician, Sherri Batten, discuss the variety of treatments and products to rejuvenate, repair and protect your skin from the sun.

Early Detection
Dr. McKeown firmly believes that everyone should have their skin examined at least annually by their primary care physician or a dermatologist.

Dr. McKeown is trained to remove suspicious lesions and skin cancers. This can be done in the office setting. All results will be sent to your primary care physician and/or your dermatologist to assist with ongoing monitoring.

We offer a variety of PCA products with SPF designed to hydrate and protect your skin from the sun, each one unique to your skin’s individual needs.

  • Weightless Protection spf 45 is ideal for patients with oily or breakout prone skin and those who dislike the feel of traditional sunscreens.
  • Perfecting Protection spf 30 is ideal for patients with uneven skin tone.
  • Protecting Hydrator spf 30 is ideal for those who desire extra moisture and a matte finish in their daily sunscreen product.
  • Hydrator Plus spf 30 ideal for those with dry or dehydrated skin who need extra moisture.
  • Sheer Tint spf 45 ideal for those who love a little tint in their sunscreen for an even complexion and a matte finish.

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