Want to Be Sunkissed? Think Again!

Skin CancerWhile people constantly want to feel the sun on their face, this may be a way of life whose time has passed. Some summer sun is good for the body, as it delivers Vitamin D, but too much of it can damage your body’s first line of defense. Worse, it can lead to precancerous growths and develop into full-blown skin cancer.

Don’t let this happen. Learn a thing or two from these tips to keep your skin protected even while out in the sun.

  • Use quality sunscreen every day, even when it’s cloudy. Find one that is broad spectrum, meaning it can protect the skin from both UVA and UVB radiation. Make sure that it has an SPF of 30 or higher to achieve maximum protection for your skin.
  • When choosing sunscreens, remember that creams are best for people with dry skin, while gels work better in hairy areas of the body, such as the scalp. If possible, skip sunscreen sprays. Aside from not being able to place enough product on the skin, sprays can be inhaled into the lungs.
  • Be extra cautious around sand, snow, or water as such surfaces reflect the sun’s damaging rays and increase your chances of getting a sunburn.
  • If possible, limit your sun exposure from 10AM to 4PM. These are the times when the heat and rays from the sun are the most intense. Find shade when outdoors during these times.

Early detection is key to proper treatment. Call Deschutes Dermatology Center today at 541-330-0900 to request an appointment with Bend, OR dermatologist Dr. Carter and learn how to take better care of your skin.

Making Your Dermal Filler Appointment? Know What to Expect.

Dermal FillersCongratulations on finally deciding to take the step of trying dermal fillers. As an effective treatment for skin rejuvenation, fillers are an instant way to bring back youthfulness to your face. Particularly, it helps plump hollow areas, including the areas of your face where fine lines and wrinkles have surfaced.

Here’s what you can expect during your dermal filler appointment.

Assessing your condition

During your consultation, Dr. Carter will carefully evaluate your skin condition and facial appearance. This will include your skin tone, as well as the features of your face that would look better augmented. Such areas will be marked appropriately to serve as guide during the actual treatment later on.

Prepping your skin

Before administering the injections, the involved area will be cleansed with an antibacterial agent. An anesthetic ointment or local anesthesia may be administered to keep you as comfortable as possible throughout the procedure.

Starting the injections

Each injection only takes a few moments for every treatment site. The entire procedure usually takes 15 minutes to an hour, depending on the extent of the area or condition being treated.

Going through recovery

Once the necessary filler has been administered, your skin is cleansed again to remove any markings. While you may feel some discomfort, swelling, or tenderness in the area, ice packs and pain medications usually do the trick.

Dermal fillers in Bend

Get younger-looking skin with the use of dermal fillers. Contact Deschutes Dermatology Center today at 541-330-0900 to book an appointment with us. We look forward to hearing from you!