No, I didn’t get attacked by a flock of vampire bats. This is what my neck looked like the day after Dr Marmur removed some freckles, skin tags and red spots. As before, I had applied a lidocaine cream to numb the area, but Dr M felt that I needed a bit of injected lidocaine to be more comfortable. She used a laser on the freckles, cut off the skin tags and eliminated the red spots, called cherry angiomas, with electricalcauterization. Thanks to the lidocaine, the whole procedure was painless. She topped each spot with a dab of Aquaphor and a non-irritating strip to cover them.
The treated spots look alot worse than they feel. In fact, I had far less discomfort with this treatment than I had when … Continue Reading… →
Ten days after getting zapped with a laser, my hands are getting gorgeous. Not only are the brown spots gone, I’d forgotten that lasers also tighten the skin. On my hands that means less lines and wrinkles. I really love that this procedure has double duty benefits and I enjoy seeing my smoother hands free of age spots. Now they match my plans for the future.
During the day I used Neutrogena Sunscreen for Sensitive Skin 30 SPF ( with zinc oxide) while the spots were healing. Now they are just a little pink, I switched to Aveeno Continuous Protection 100 SPF which has both chemical and physical sunscreens. I never thought of using sunscreen on my hands and they looked it. Now protecting my hands will be part of my … Continue Reading… →
On Day 6 after the YAG laser treatment, the spots on my hands are totally painless, a bit less red, but still attract shock and awe. ( I think its part of the fear of bed bugs thing) The big boy bandaids that I bought at CVS covered my hands, but the adhesive edges irritated the lasered areas. The dressings provided by Dr Marmur after the procedure did a much better job, but turned out to be hard to find. Finally located them at a local surgical supply store. Dr M had tried to give me a supply of these Telfa dressings, but I choose that moment to go macho– and waved off the need for a covering.Continue Reading… →
Right now on the newstand the models on the cover of three top magazines are over 40– Julia Roberts in Elle and the two Jennifers, Aniston and Lopez, in Glamour and Bazaar. Its not just that these women look great for 40. Ladies, this is what 40 can look like today.
And this is true despite the fact that 40’s are the start of true aging. Up to this time, beauty problems were pseudo-aging from external factors such as sun exposure, cigarettes, alcohol use, stress and diet. Now there is internal aging that affects how we look. Our skin is getting drier and losing the ability to hold onto moisture. Fat pads under the eyes are shrinking which can increase under-eye shadows. As the circulation starts to slow down, there is a decline in natural radiance. Smile lines appear when you are not smiling and squint lines frame the eye when its not sunny.