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By Warrenton Dermatology & Skin Therapy Center
January 24, 2020
Category: Skin Care
Tags: Tips   Acne   Skin Care   Pimples  
If you’ve been hitting the gym on account of your New Year’s resolutions, it is likely that you are reaping the benefits, including improved overall health and mood. However, gymgoers may also find that their skin is breaking out more than usual, putting a damper on your post-workout glow.
 
According to dermatologists from the American Academy of Dermatology, working out can cause excessive sweating, as well as a buildup of oil, dirt and bacteria on your skin — all of which can lead to acne. Despite this, people don’t have to quit exercising in order to see clearer skin. The key, according to board certified dermatologist Dr. J.C. Caballero, is to maintain proper hygiene before, during and after your workouts.
 
While exercise itself doesn’t cause acne, the skin care habits you maintain around your workouts can significantly impact your skin. Germs thrive at the gym, so it’s important to maintain good hygiene while working out to prevent clogged pores and the spread of bacteria.
 
To help prevent acne caused by working out, Dr. Caballero recommends the following tips:
1. Dress in clean, loose-fitting, moisture-wicking clothes that won’t rub your skin. Clothing and accessories that are too tight, such as headbands, bra straps or spandex garments, can cause a type of acne that occurs at the spot of repeated friction.
2. Remove any makeup before working out, as makeup can clog your pores. Use an oil-free makeup remover, towelette or micellar water to take makeup off your face.
3. Before exercising outdoors, generously apply sunscreen on any skin not covered by clothing. Not only do the sun’s harmful UV rays cause skin cancer and premature skin aging, unprotected exposure can also cause breakouts. This is because the sun dries out your skin, leading to more oil production. To help, apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher. Look for formulas that are water resistant and labeled “oil free”, “noncomedogenic” or “won’t clog pores.”
4. During your workout, keep your skin dry. Use a clean towel to gently pat sweat off of your body, since rubbing your skin can cause acne to flare.
5. Wipe off shared equipment. Shared workout equipment can be full of acne-causing bacteria and dirt. Most gyms supply a cleaning spray or towelettes to wipe off the equipment. Clean off the equipment before and after your workout as a courtesy to others.
6. After your workout, shower immediately. Use warm — not hot — water to remove sweat, dirt and oil from your skin. Wash acne-prone skin with a mild cleanser that is labeled “oil free”, “non-comedogenic” or “won’t clog pores.” However, if your skin tends to be oily and not dry, consider using a cleanser with salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide instead. If you can’t shower immediately, wash your hands, and wipe off your face using a pad that contains salicylic acid. In addition, take a spare t-shirt and change out of your sweaty clothing.
7. After showering, change into clean clothes and wash the dirty clothes, which is full of sweat and pore-clogging culprits. Always wash your gym clothes between workouts.
 

If you still have acne after following these tips, make an appointment at Warrenton Dermatology to talk to a board-certified dermatologist. 540-341-1900

By WARRENTON DERMATOLOGY & SKIN THERAPY CENTER
June 05, 2019
Category: Skin Care
Tags: safety   anti-aging   cosmetic procedures   Botox  

Do you wish you could smooth away lines and wrinkles from your face?

Have you been contemplating ways to refresh and rejuvenate your appearance? If so, then you may be wondering what options are out Botoxthere that can target and reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles. One amazing and non-invasive option for smoothing away wrinkles and improving the overall youthfulness of your appearance is Botox. Find out why countless men and women are turning to our Warrenton, VA, board-certified dermatologist Dr. J.C. Caballero for Botox treatment.

How does Botox work?

Botox is applied using very thin needles that contain a purified, medical-grade form of a neurotoxin known as botulinum toxin. Once Botox is injected into specific muscle groups of the face, it temporarily relaxes the muscles and prevents them from contracting. As a result, this lessens the appearance of certain wrinkles and lines and smooths out the skin.

Is Botox safe?

While all treatments come with side effects and potential complications, when Botox is administered by a board-certified dermatologist, such as our Warrenton, VA, skin doctor, you can expect that you are getting a very safe and effective treatment each and every time. There are a lot of Botox parties and spas that offer this service, but not everyone knows how to properly administer this treatment. This is why turning to a board-certified dermatologist is your safest option for beautiful results and to prevent unwanted side effects.

What can Botox do for me?

Botox will target certain wrinkles and lines that have formed as a result of repeated muscle contractions. This includes wrinkles around the forehead and eyebrows, crow’s feet (lines around the eyes), wrinkles around the chin and also laugh lines (lines around the mouth). If you are dealing with any of these issues then Botox may be right for you.

How long does Botox treatment take?

The treatment itself is extremely quick, only taking a few minutes. Of course, if you want us to apply a numbing gel to the area prior to getting Botox then we will need to wait until the gel has taken full effect before administering your treatment. If you choose not to numb the area beforehand, the treatment takes less than 10 minutes.

How long do results last?

This will vary from person to person, but most of the time Botox lasts anywhere from 3 to 4 months. If you love your results, you may also choose to get maintenance injections to refresh your appearance.

Are you interested in getting Botox in Warrenton, VA? You might be, if you are ready to say goodbye to those pesky facial lines. To find out if you are an ideal candidate for Botox call Warrenton Dermatology & Skin Therapy Center today to schedule a consultation.

By WARRENTON DERMATOLOGY & SKIN THERAPY CENTER
January 04, 2018
Category: Skin Care
Tags: Dermatologist   Acne   Skin Care   Pimples  

Your teen years may be several decades behind you, but your skin may not have gotten the message. Acne can affect people at any timeacne in their life; 20% of its sufferers are adults. Regardless of your age, it can be very frustrating to manage by yourself, especially if it's painful and recurrent. The skin care professionals at Warrenton Dermatology and Skin Therapy Center in Warrenton, VA are here to help you understand what acne is and how we can help you treat your condition in this informative article.

What is acne?

The skin contains sebaceous glands to create its own oil, which helps to lubricate the skin and keep it from drying out. However, these secretions of oil can become trapped in the hair follicles, the tiny openings of the skin's surface, and cause lesions to develop from a combination of the oil and dead skin cells. Everyone gets a pimple or blackhead now and again, but when they are numerous and chronic, your Warrenton dermatologist will likely diagnose you with acne. Contrary to what you might have heard, acne isn't a problem associated with too much chocolate or bad hygiene. The causes of acne are thought to be linked to hormones and genetic predisposition.

How is acne treated?

The first line of defense in treating acne at Warrenton Dermatology and Skin Therapy Center is often topical therapies, which can be either over-the-counter or prescription-strength, depending on the severity of your acne. Oral medications that treat the bacteria associated with acne can also be effective. There are other medications that can help to control hormones if your Warrenton dermatologist determines that your acne is due to hormonal imbalances. Your treatment plan will be tailored to your specific needs.

You don't have to live with embarrassing and uncomfortable acne. Contact Warrenton Dermatology and Skin Therapy Center in Warrenton, VA to make an appointment with Dr. Caballero today!

By WARRENTON DERMATOLOGY & SKIN THERAPY CENTER
August 22, 2017
Category: Skin Care
Tags: IPL   facial spots  

Two things are unavoidable facts of life: the sun shines, and we all get older. Sun and age affect how our skin looks as brown common skin lesionsspots, wrinkles and discolorations form on previously clear and youthful skin. But, don't despair. You can repair your sun damaged and aging skin in Warrenton, VA, with the Alma Harmony XL Photofacial. Used by board-certified dermatologist, Dr. Juan-Carlos Caballero, this innovative IPL, or Intense Pulse Light, therapy removes a wide variety of skin lesions and pigment variations to reveal younger, more attractive skin. It may be just what you need to achieve a truly rejuvenated look.

Common skin lesions

The American Society for Dermatologic Surgery says that UV light, poor diet and simple wear and tear change how our skin looks. Common skin problems Dr. Caballero sees at Warrenton Dermatology & Skin Therapy Center are:

  • Brown facial spots
  • Angiomas, small lesions composed of cherry- or spider-like blood vessels
  • Broken capillaries
  • Wrinkling and fine lines
  • Melasmas, larger brown or grayish-brown patches on the face
  • Rosacea, a generalized redness of the face, along with small red pimples and lines

These problems are unsightly, and as they progress, they become harder to cover with cosmetics.

What the Alma Harmony Photofacial can do

Treatment with the Alma Harmony XL Laser clears facial skin of many of these problems. Effective, targeted, safe and FDA-cleared for more than 60 medical and aesthetic applications, this amazing handheld tool delivers IPL, or Intense Pulse Light to selected areas of the face. While there is a mild sensation of heat, the Alma Laser causes no pain and leaves patients with just a vague redness for a few days.

Used on various kinds of spots, the treatments leave skin clear in about 10 to 14 days. Amazingly, the photofacial treatment is done entirely in-office and has no special preparation. The patient relaxes in a comfortable treatment chair with his or her eyes protected by special glasses.

Know your skin

Just as you get a routine check-up from your primary care physician annually, you should get a skin assessment and cancer screening from Dr. Cabellero each year. He'll look for a wide variety of skin problems, including the three basic kinds of skin cancer. Additionally, he'll discuss your aesthetic issues--in other words, how you would like your skin to appear in terms of texture, color and pigmentation. Ask about the Alma Harmony XL Photofacial!

To arrange your personal consultation, contact Warrenton Dermatology & Skin Therapy Center. Call (540) 341-1900 to speak with a friendly team member.

By WARRENTON DERMATOLOGY & SKIN THERAPY CENTER
March 20, 2017
Category: Skin Care

Find out more about this unique dermal filler and what it can do to boost your skin’s appearance.juvederm

As we get older we start to notice that our once supple and cherub-like cheeks are now sagging and sinking. If only there was a simple way to fix this without needing invasive procedures? Well actually, there is. Our Warrenton, VA, dermatologist, Dr. Juan-Carlos Caballero, has information on Juvederm Voluma® XC and how it might work to breathe life back into your aging skin.

What is Juvederm Voluma® XC?

This dermal filler is made up of hyaluronic acid, a substance that is already naturally found within the body and helps to lift and rejuvenate sagging skin. Even though we already have hyaluronic acid in our bodies this substance does start to deplete as we age. By injecting hyaluronic acid into these areas, we can help to bring volume and youthfulness back into your face.

What skin problems can it treat?

While Voluma® XC is mostly intended for treating a loss of volume within the cheeks, it can also help to provide a more youthful shape and contouring of higher regions of the cheekbones for women.

What should I expect from treatment?

Most people worry that getting dermal fillers will hurt, but there is very little discomfort associated with getting them. Before we inject the filler, our Warrenton, VA, skin doctors will apply a numbing cream to these areas. Once the area is numb a small needle is used to place the filler beneath the skin. 

How long will my results last?

What makes Juvederm Voluma® XC such a popular treatment is that results can last up to two years. Your health or your body makeup will determine how it interacts with hyaluronic acid and how long your results will last.

Are you interested in getting Juvederm Voluma® XC in Warrenton, VA? Do you have questions about this procedure or just want to find out if you are an ideal candidate? If so, the dermatology experts at Warrenton Dermatology & Skin Therapy Center would love to sit down with you. Call us today.