Exotic spotted animals? No – just long-time sun worshipers!
Smack in the middle of the Sun Belt, Dallas/Fort Worth is well known for its beautiful women, most of whom proudly show off their great tans. An essential component in a Texas beauty’s appearance is smooth, blemish-free, café au lait skin – whether by sun or sunlamp.
Long ago in a far-off galaxy, many West Texans were penultimate sun worshipers. We all were certified as Red Cross lifeguards, we spent weeks every summer practicing and performing in an annual water ballet, and we were beautifully bronzed water nymphs. We worked at it.
Those West Texas bathing beauties used to add iodine and mercurochrome to baby oil and slather it all over in order to achieve a faster burn. Now in our 50s and 60s, we look like a bunch of spotted animals. Those sun spots – or liver spots as my grandmother used to call them – are hyperpigmentation, signs of an increased production of melanin, the skin pigment.
Samantha Garnett of the on-line beauty site, SkinCareCop.com, says:
Hyperpigmentation can affect nearly all skin types, all ages, men and women. Typically, those with darker skin tones are more prone to hyperpigmentation issues as ethnic skin tones normally have more melanin. Often hyperpigmentation is only a cosmetic issue, but it can also be the result of an underlying medical condition which could require professional care.
At Dallas’ Derm Aesthetics & Laser Center, Dr. AnthonyCaglia performs fractional laser skin resurfacing for patients from the
Dallas area and surrounding cities, including Plano, Allen, Frisco, McKinney, Southlake, Rockwall, Grapevine and White Rock, Texas. The doctor states:
In the past options included chemical peels, dermabrasion or the use of temporary fillers,” says Dr. Caglia Now, we perform
CO2 Fractional Laser Skin Resurfacing to remove superficial and deep wrinkles around the eyes, lips, forehead and cheeks seen in aging skin as well as lax and loose skin. Facial acne scars, traumatic scars, burn scars and sun-damaged skin (actinic keratosis) also are excellent candidates for this treatment.
He adds, “Once the outer layer of skin has been removed, the new skin beneath reveals a softer, smoother, more youthful
appearance. Many patients say our laser can erase up to ten years in a little more than an hour.”
Derm Aesthetics & Laser Center offers a mind-boggling list of procedures, including CoolTouch Rejuvenation, Fractional Laser Rejuvenation, Hand Rejuvenation, IPL Photofacial Rejuvenation, Laser Skin Resurfacing, Micro Laser Peel, ThermaFractional, Aging Skin, ArteFill and many more.
Derm Aesthetics & Laser Center also recommends Physicians’ Choice skin products. “Skin-friendly PCA products produce dramatic results thanks to a unique blend of alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) and aloe- vera-based nutrients,” says Dr. Caglia. Products are free of irritants such as dyes, color additives, synthetic fragrances, comedogenic oils and waxes. PCA has everything from washes, smoothing toners, refining masks, nutrient toner, collagen hydrator, acne creams and magic potions for use after laser surgery.
Contact Dr. Caglia at (972) 690-7070 or e-mail [email protected]
Check out the clinic’s Web site to see impressive before-and-after pictures at www.dermlasercenter.net.