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Migraines? Botox May Help

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If you have ever experienced a migraine, you know very well how excruciating this headache is. “Headache” is an understatement because it feels more like a head explosion. Migraines can be debilitating, affect your vision and even cause nausea and vomiting. If you suffer with these, you would do just about anything to get rid of them, especially if they happen frequently and are impacting your quality of life. Botox could be a perfect solution for you. It was accidentally discovered that Botox significantly improved migraines when people were going in for treatments to smooth out their wrinkles and fine lines and over time, noticed that their migraines had dramatically lessened in intensity and frequency. Figuring this out was a happy coincidence…a youthful face and diminishing migraines. It is a win-win for sure. Dr. Ted Lain Dermatology is experienced and qualified to administer these injections. Helping reduce, diminish and vanish your migraines is our greatest hope.

FDA approved and studied

Using Botox for migraines has been successful in so many people that after extensive studies, the FDA approved the use of Botox for migraines. Discussing if this is an appropriate option for treatment is best discussed with your doctor as these injections are not as effective for cluster or tension headaches. It is best for people with chronic migraine, meaning that you have more than 15 migraine days per month with each episode lasting longer than 4 hours per day or longer. There are 31 head and neck injection sites where Botox can be administered to reduce migraine symptoms. Treatments are in 12 week intervals as most patients find relief up to 3 months. Discussing the frequency and reevaluating the effectiveness with your physician as well as Dr. Ted Lain Dermatology should be done regularly.

What to expect

With 31 injection sites over your head and neck, each injection is administered in a specific way to target nerves and muscles aggravating the migraine. Botox relaxes these areas when properly injected. You might wonder if this will hurt. As a migraine sufferer, you are no stranger to pain. Botox needles are very thin and the pain you feel from the needle is quite minimal. When compared to the agonizing pain of a migraine, this tiny prick of the Botox needle is mild discomfort in comparison. Results of each treatment will vary from patient to patient, but treatment can cause neck and headache symptoms as a reaction or even trigger a migraine so come prepared with preventive headache medication. Results will take effect within a few days in most patients.

See if Botox for migraines is right for you

Botox for migraines is not for everyone but discussing it with your doctor and Dr. Ted Lain Dermatology whether these treatments are right for you is the first step. When looking for the most professional Botox in Austin, we are here for you. We routinely treat patients looking to minimize and eliminate migraines with Botox and are happy to help you on your journey to feeling and looking at your best. For all your Austin Botox needs, make an appointment today for a free consultation.

Steiner Ranch Dermatology
4300 N Quinlan Park Road Suite 225
Austin, TX 78732
(512) 266-0007

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Laser Hair Removal 101

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Summer is coming. Bright, sunny days will soon kick those winter blues to the curb. That means you can you can put away all those warm shirts and long pants and start dusting off your summer wardrobe. While the very thoughts of summer bring us excitement and delight, the one drawback of summer is—you guessed it—shaving. Gone will be the days of hiding your shaving laziness under long pants and jackets. Examining every inch of exposed skin each day to make sure you didn’t miss a spot is extremely annoying. Spending that extra time in the shower trying to vanish every hair means extra time you are using getting ready each day. Wouldn’t it be nice if you never had to worry about shaving ever again? Imagine the amount of time you would save on morning grooming. It adds up over the years, giving you back all those minutes into hours and days that you can spend on anything else. If you have been toying with the idea of laser hair removal, Dr. Ted Lain Dermatology is here to answer all the questions you have ever had on this subject.

How does laser hair removal work?

Austin skin experts at Dr. Ted Lain Dermatology use a hand-held, high speed scanner with Nd:YAG laser to painlessly disable the hair follicles, resulting in the permanent loss of regrowth. The skin is shaved at the time of treatment, allowing us to effectively reach the base of the follicle.

Does laser hair removal hurt?

In comparison to waxing the hair off your body, which involves spreading hot wax on delicate skin and then ripping it out in one, very painful motion, laser hair removal is a breeze. There might be some slight discomfort during the treatment but it is minimal and short lived. Most people feel very little and the experience is smooth and easy.

Is age a factor with laser hair removal?

Laser hair removal is discouraged for anyone under the age of 12, but between the ages of 13-18, a parent needs to give approval and be present for each treatment. There is no maximum age for laser hair removal but patients should be in good health and ask a primary care physician if this is in question.

How many treatments are needed for successful hair removal?

Most areas of the body require 6 treatments over the course of 4-6 weeks. Sometimes a few more sessions are necessary for thinner, lighter hair. Thick, dark hair responds extremely well to this procedure.

Where can I get laser hair removal done?

Dr. Ted Lain Dermatology services in the Austin-Steiner Ranch area, Pflugerville, Hutto, Lakeway, Round Rock, Spicewood and Taylor.

Experienced laser hair removal experts you can trust

Dr. Ted Lain Dermatology has over 20 years of experience in the skincare industry. When it comes to laser hair removal, you can have peace of mind knowing that our experienced staff knows what they are doing. Your skin care goals are important to us and we will do our best to give you the clearest, smoothest, most beautiful skin possible. Call us today to schedule your laser hair removal sessions so you can look and feel great this summer.

Steiner Ranch Dermatology
4300 N Quinlan Park Road Suite 225
Austin, TX 78732
(512) 266-0007

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Skin Care by Age

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Skin care is a delicate process and should be handled wisely, especially as you age. Your buoyant, supple skin in your 20’s will have different needs compared to your thin, fragile skin of your 70’s. In each era of your life, your skin will need to be handled appropriately, otherwise it will lead to irritation, breakouts or damage. Your skin is the first thing people see when they look at you so maintaining a healthy, vibrant look throughout every age of your life is important. A consultation with Dr. Ted Lain Dermatology will determine your skin type as we discuss the needs of your skin type specific to your age group. As your skin ages, you will need to take precautions to protect your skin throughout your life.

Your teenage years

Up until this stage of life, you might have been oblivious to skin care. But then one day as your hormones surge, breakouts become a new trial in your life and your skin becomes more sensitive to external sources. Combating that stubborn teenage acne is simple with our Skin+Metrics face cleansing and hydrating system. It cleans out your pores and will restore your confidence again.

Your 20’s

During your 20’s, you may still experience the occasional breakout, but your hormones are regulating and these breakouts may happen less often. For some, acne continues to plague them so continuing on with your trusted skincare routine is essential. Using skincare products that are gentle without causing irritation will keep your skin from looking blotchy. Remember, how you care for your skin in your 20’s will add to your skin’s health in your later years.

Your 30’s

In this time frame of your life, you might regret not appreciating the youthful face of your 20’s more. During this phase, you will notice fine lines appear around your eyes and maybe even a few more in your forehead or around your mouth. Breakouts might become less frequent, but you may notice hyperpigmentations, sun spots and dark circles under your eyes. Using a toner to firm your skin and keep your pores clean can do wonders. Do not forget to implement an exfoliation and sunscreen regimen that will keep your skin supple. Filling your diet with foods full of antioxidants will reflect through your skin so avoid the overly processed foods. The Skin+Metrics Dermalux is a perfect solution to protecting yourself from those damaging and harmful UV rays.

Your 40’s

By your 40’s, the age signs on your skin become a big deal because they are more prominent. To hide the signs of age, you may need a more aggressive approach with the help of Dr. Ted Lain Dermatology. Retinol, for instance, is a powerful tool to fight against the signs of aging. It is a form of vitamin A, that once absorbed into the skin, spurs collagen production, diminishing wrinkles and giving a vibrancy to your face. Ask us about the Skin+Metrics Retinol 20 Gel and how it can help you.

Your 50’s and beyond

Gravity is your worst enemy as your age and in your 50’s, 60’s and 70’s, the wrinkles deepen and the sagging worsens. Dr. Ted Lain Dermatology is here to assist you however, to help you age gracefully. With a complete consultation, we can go over the right procedures and skin care products that will help you bring back youthfulness to your skin. We cannot stop the aging process, but helping you age beautifully is our goal.

Dr. Ted Lain Dermatology is excited to be your dermatologist throughout your life. We will be there every step of the way to guide you through the best approach to healthy, vibrant skin. The confidence you will feel in your glowing complexion is priceless and our desire is to help you achieve that. It’s time to bring your skin back to life, make an appointment today.

Steiner Ranch Dermatology
4300 N Quinlan Park Road Suite 225
Austin, TX 78732
(512) 266-0007

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6 Tips to Keep Your Skin from Drying Out This Winter

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While the winter weather outside may be frightful, that doesn’t mean your skin has to be. The colder temperatures can dry out your skin and cause an uncomfortable tightness. Cracking, peeling, flaking and even rashy skin results in the frigid winter weather. Summer air is filled with moisture which keeps your skin hydrated. The winter air however, is dryer and lacks this moisture. This means your skin becomes dehydrated and scaly. The pain caused by these skin conditions makes winter a miserable time of year. But there are some things you can do to prevent this excessive drying and actually enjoy the coziness of this season.

1-Seek professional care

First and foremost, if your skin is prone to painful cracking and drying during the winter, you need the help of an experienced dermatologist like Dr. Ted Lain Dermatology in Austin & Pflugerville. Going to the drugstore and purchasing any random moisturizer will not deliver the same results a dermatologist can. Skip the trip to the store and invest in your comfort. We will analyze your skin type and prescribe something that works. To avoid frustrating skin dryness this winter, making an appointment with Dr. Ted Lain Dermatology is a must and should be your first step.

2-Use an oil based moisturizer

Water based moisturizers evaporate quickly and will not protect your skin for long. An oil based moisturizer creates that protective oil layer, keeping your skin hydrated and trapping any escaping moisture from your skin. Using this at night is especially helpful.

3-Use sunscreen

This might surprise you but sunscreen is not just for the summer. Apply sunscreen to your face and hands before going outside. Those winter UV rays are just as damaging and harmful in the winter so it is key to protect yourself.

4-Wear gloves and socks

Wearing socks all day and putting on gloves when you venture outside, keeps that thinner, delicate skin on your hands and feet from drying out. If your skin is sensitive, you might want to avoid scratchy wool socks and gloves and opt instead for a softer cotton.

5-Use a humidifier

Increasing the moisture in the air in your home can be quite beneficial for the health of your skin. Chapped hands and lips occur when the air is dry but by running a humidifier intermittently throughout the day, you can add that moisture into the air and give you skin and little drink.

6-Drink enough water

When your body is dehydrated, your skin suffers. Making sure you get adequate fluids is vital to the health of your skin. Drinking 8-10 glasses per day will help make your skin and lips crack and peel less.

Your Austin skin care team awaits

Don’t suffer a moment longer with cracked and brittle skin this winter. Make an appointment today to alleviate your discomfort. We have the answers to all your skincare needs so delay no more. Your local Austin dermatology staff and experts at Dr. Ted Lain Dermatology are excited to assist you.

Steiner Ranch Dermatology
4300 N Quinlan Park Road Suite 225
Austin, TX 78732
(512) 266-0007

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5 Tips and Tricks to Prevent Aging

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When you are young, you cannot figure out what all the hype is about getting older and aging. You are excited to meet the milestones of “growing up.” However, as the years tick by faster than you are prepared for and one day you realize that supple, smooth face you’ve stared at for years is starting to sag, your self esteem can take a big hit. Whether it is premature aging or that you are actually hitting those big numbers each birthday, wrinkles will inevitably appear and the vitality and youth in your skin will eventually fade. But do not be disheartened. Thanks to modern technology and the advances in science, many procedures carried out by Dr. Ted Lain Dermatology can actually erase the signs of aging from your skin and body.

1-Smooth out fine lines and wrinkles

When the fine lines around your eyes are rapidly reproducing or that wrinkle between your eyebrow seems to be deepening day by day, we have several solutions for these. Botox is widely known for plumping up the area under the skin for a more youthful appearance. And now Dr. Ted Lain Dermatology proudly offers Volbella fillers, a new option without excessive swelling. It is gives a more natural look when you want the fine lines around your mouth removed or fuller lips.

2-Vanishing cellulite problems

Your propensity to developing more cellulite as you age can be attributed to genetic factors, no matter what the scale reflects. Cellfina is one of the most revolutionary procedures out there to get rid of unsightly cellulite. This minimally invasive procedure disrupts the taut connective bands under the skin creating that unattractive, dimpled look. The results can last up to a year and give you the smoothness you desire.

3-Removing spider veins

Shorts, skirts and bathing suits can be sources of great anxiety if you have varicose veins. Not only are these embarrassing but they can be quite painful too. Dr. Ted Lain Dermatology in Austin offers an effective tool called Sciton Nd:Yag laser treatment for spider veins that will help bring back your confidence.

4-Tighten sagging skin

A natural process of aging involves loss in skin elasticity. Over time, once youthful skin begins to droop, making your age visible to all. But with Ultherapy, a nonsurgical method of tightening sagging skin, will help lift falling eyebrows, upturn the areas around your mouth, vanish the “turkey neck,” and add a buoyancy to your skin again.

5-Reduce fat in unwanted areas

With the Vanquish system, this FDA approved treatment literally melts away the fat under your skin, contouring the areas of your body that have gone soft. Sometimes, no amount of sit ups or aerobic exercise can melt fat in these particular areas. Vanquish vanishes these fat deposits to deliver a flatter and firmer result.

Dr. Ted Lain Dermatology in Austin is your secret weapon against aging. Make an appointment with us today and we can discuss your concerns and which procedures will be right for you. Granting you a youthful appearance in the most painless, minimally invasive ways possible is our goal. Call us today.

Steiner Ranch Dermatology
4300 N Quinlan Park Road Suite 225
Austin, TX 78732
(512) 266-0007

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Removing Makeup Without Damaging Sensitive Skin

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With Halloween right around the corner, costume ideas and how to dress up for them might be spinning through your head. Whether for yourself or your children, costume makeup is one of the most important parts of the look. From blue smurf faces to elaborately made up princesses, this makeup can be quite a pain to remove at the end of the day when the parties and trick-or-treating are over. Facial skin, especially around the eyes, is sensitive and can easily be damaged. Using the utmost care when removing stubborn costume makeup is important to protect those sensitive areas.

Skin+Metrix product line can help

At Dr. Ted Lain Dermatology, we have an exclusive line of skin care products that will not only make your skin glow, but remove makeup, impurities and oil from your skin, leaving it lustrous and healthy. The daily purifying foamy cleanser, cream cleanser and sensitive cleansers gently condition your skin. These cleansers contain lactic acid, which is known for being much gentler than exfoliation or chemical products in other cleansers. Removing the dead skin cells and refreshing your pores prevents breakouts and blackhead build ups. After a day with thick and greasy costume makeup on your face, the Skin+Metrics skin care line will restore your skin, leaving your face feeling refreshed.

How to carefully remove makeup

Just as the right cleansers are vital for removing heavy makeup, so are the correct methods of removal. Scrubbing your face vigorously could damage the thin skin under your eyes, tearing it or disrupting the elasticity, leaving your with baggy, saggy eyes. When it comes to removing eye makeup, carefully rubbing the cleanser with warm water, using outward circular motions, will break up the makeup particles. If you use a wipe or cotton pad, gently blot and wipe softly. Using a Qtip can get in the creases and clean every line.

Refresh your skin with C+T Ferulic

When your face is fresh and clean, finishing off with C+T Ferulic will restore and rejuvenate your skin. This specially formulated product stops free radicals from damaging your skin. Pairing this product with the other Skin+Metrics products, is a great defense against wrinkles. Restoring that youthful life back into your face is what you want and this product definitely delivers.

Skin care in Austin done right

Dr. Ted Lain Dermatology can help you with all your skin care needs as well as offer solutions for spider veins, fat reduction, laser treatments and more. Taking good care of your skin is a year round job and schedule routine treatments and exams with Dr. Ted Lain Dermatology will keep your skin in top shape. Call us today for a consultation, we are happy to be your trusted Austin dermatologist.

Steiner Ranch Dermatology
4300 N Quinlan Park Road Suite 225
Austin, TX 78732
(512) 266-0007

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Fun Facts About Spa Treatments

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With a busy life jam packed with work, bills, family and more, that stress can take a toll on you face resulting in breakouts or worry lines etched into you skin. Just one spa treatment at Dr. Ted Lain Dermatology can relieve incredible amounts of tension from you week. It’s just what you need to face your work week and the family and financial demands of life with ease. Feeling overwhelmed? It’s time to come in for our European or Clear Facials and below are a few reasons why.

Clear Facial

This facial is 45 minutes long, 45 minutes of time spent just for you which you more than deserve. Not only will you leave feeling refreshed and relaxed, your skin will look radiant. Here are a few more details about this energizing spa treatment:

Begins with gentle skin cleanser suited for your skin type
It is ideal for acne prone skin leaving your skin clearer over time
Extracts and removes impurities
Glycolic peel that removes surface oils and dead skin
Microdermabrasion that gently exfoliates and rejuvenates skin
Finished with nourishing Skin+Metrics system including toner, moisturizer and sunscreenYou will not be disappointed with this low cost, $75 facial treatment.

European Facial

If the Clear Facial sounds enjoyable, the European Facial is just that and more. With one full hour of relaxation and renewal, you will want to make this facial a routine. It is perfect for all skin types and leaves your skin looking youthful and fresh. Not only does it include everything a Clear Facial does, you also receive a blissful facial massage, helping to melt away any remaining stress. Costing only $125, the extra is worth it as the massage detoxifies skin, improving facial circulation and relieves tension around your eyes.

Other service because you deserve more

When your week is particularly stressful, add in our other services to make your spa day complete. These include our waxing treatments, eyebrow tinting and laser hair removal. Saving time from your day and helping you feel better about yourself, these spa treatments will not only help you feel and look your best, they help you save time in your day to day preparations to get ready.

The health of your skin is worth it

Dr. Ted Lain Dermatology is your trusted Austin dermatologist that can solve all your skincare needs. Our clinic specializes in everything from fat reduction to botox. Helping you retain your youth and overcome your body image insecurities is our goal. Call us today for a complete skincare evaluation, we are happy to help you.

Steiner Ranch Dermatology
4300 N Quinlan Park Road Suite 225
Austin, TX 78732
(512) 266-0007

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