My staff members are awesome. They are smart, fun and truly want the best for our patients. However…when they are the ones with a skin condition…all bets are off! Here are some of the things they have asked me about over the years.
1. “The skin on my face is really dry. It’s because I don’t drink enough water.” The level of dehydration you would need to be at to affect your skin would put you close to death’s door. Also all of your skin would be dry. Not just your face. Like many of our patients this staff member had developed an allergy to one of the ingredients in her makeup. Many times allergies to face products and makeups first manifest as dry skin. Once she switched to a line I recommend for sensitive skin, her dry skin resolved…without changing her water intake.
2. “I love big lips and I cannot lie!” Sometimes you need a Cosmetic Dermatologist in your life who will tell you no. I’m not totally sure how big one of my staff member’s lips would be if she didn’t work for me. Luckily for her, she works for me so her lips look lush, full and most importantly natural. No one will be making duck face behind her back as long as she’s with me. #youcantalwaysgetwhatyouwant
3. “I keep on getting razor bumps. Can you recommend a lotion to get rid of them?” Razor bumps are due to ingrown hairs, so as long as you have hair in that area you will keep getting them with shaving, waxing or depilatories. Laser hair removal is a dead up miracle and our laser works on ALL skin types. Jessica, our Laser Hair Specialist, is due with her third baby any day now so call 305-899-2511 if you would like a complimentary laser consultation. You’re going to kick yourself for not doing it sooner!
4. “Does this mole look bad?” Any mole can turn bad, even if you were born with it. That’s why my staff is trained to offer a full body skin exam at every new patient visit, yearly and more frequently depending on the patient’s history. Dermoscopy (skin surface microscopy) allows me to better determine if a biopsy is needed for my patients…and my staff.