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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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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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Vanish Your Skin Problems With Laser Therapy

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Problems with your skin create an array of complex insecurities, leaving you feeling embarrassed about your face, body and overall general appearance. If you could suddenly find a solution to these frustrations you feel with your skin, the stress relief would feel instant. Laser therapy can solve many skin issues and Dr. Ted Lain Dermatology has an incredible amount of knowledge and expertise in helping you with all the procedures below:

Acne Scars

Acne and the scarring that results from it can leave your face pock marked and your self image shattered. To have that self confidence suddenly restored is worth the weight and Dr. Ted Lain Dermatology delivers it. The revolutionary Isolaz therapy decreases acne drastically and with subsequent laser subcision, peels, laser resurfacing and more, your acne scarring will be minimal. We specialize in acne treatment and have many options that will fit your individual needs.

Laser Hair Removal

Who wants to deal with razors, razor burn and the unnecessary time it takes to shave? No one! Imagine never having to see stubble or pick up a razor again! We can permanently reduce the number of hairs by targeting the follicle with a painless laser treatment designed to stop hair growth. With just six treatments over a 4-6 week period, you can be hair free forever and save money on shaving products forever.

Skin Rejuvenation

Bringing life and youth back into your skin is important to you and we have various procedures that will help knock some years off your face and skin. From facial resurfacing, laser and micro peels or laser leg vein removal, these advanced procedures will help you feel confident and comfortable in your skin once again.

Skin Tightening

No one wants saggy, flabby skin and you don’t have to suffer with it any longer. With state of the art therapies such as Ultherapy and Exilis laser treatments, your skin will have more elasticity and fullness. Fine lines will fill in and collagen will be replenished to bring back the firmness your skin once had.

Fat Reduction

If you struggle to lose that muffin top after intensive dieting and exercise to no avail, Dr. Ted Lain Dermatology has the solution for you with our fat reduction techniques. Vanquish system will help to melt away your fat, literally. By painlessly heating your fat cells, it melts that stubborn body fat away, giving you that trim and contoured look you desire.

Call us today!

Dr. Ted Lain Dermatology is your trusted source for all your skincare needs. Our professional staff is experienced in all matters of the skin and look forward to helping and getting to know you. Call us today to schedule your consultation.

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

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Freshen Up Your Face and Figure With Skin Tightening

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Doesn’t it feel nice when someone finds out your age and is surprised that you are older than you look? You walk around all day with a little skip in your step, you feel pretty amazing. Youth are blessed with beautiful, perky skin and as we age, gravity is not kind to our skin. Everything begins to droop and with the sagging, our age is purely visible all over our face and body. Not only does it boost your confidence to have people think you look great for your age, but it makes you act younger too. When you feel younger, you feel more alive, even if you secretly know your real age, it doesn’t define you or hold you back anymore. Dr. Ted Lain Dermatology is here to deliver that.

Skin Tightening gives solid results

If you feel young on the inside, you want that to reflect that on the outside. Skin tightening will do just that. Using a few different therapies, we can achieve the results you’re looking for. Ultherapy is one effective tool we can use to lift sagging skin, especially on your face and neck. This nonsurgical method stimulates your collagen production, which in turn tightens the skin around your problem areas like your neck and eyes. Using ultrasound, we can target your problem areas and give you your youth in those areas. The treatments are painless and patients see a drastic difference within 2-3 months of treatments, but most notice a marked difference just within the first treatment. Enhancing the youth you currently have and bringing back the tighter and elastic skin you once had is possible with Ultherapy.

Not just your face

Sagging skin appears all over your body, not just your face. It doesn’t do much good to tighten your face if the rest of your body is drooping all over the place. People will see a young face and an old body. You want to two to match. Confidence in a pair of shorts, a tank top or a swimsuit is priceless. We offer total body contouring, tightening your skin all over to give your body that firm appearance you once had. The Exilis Laser is perfect for this. Using radio frequency, Exilis heats tissue deep below the surface to cause contraction of the deep layers, plumping up the tissue and filling deep lines. Fine lines and wrinkles will be a thing of the past. Total body sculpting options are something we can address at your first skin consultation with Dr. Ted Lain Dermatology.

Dr. Ted Lain Dermatology is your trusted dermatologist

Using the latest, FDA approved technology, Dr. Ted Lain Dermatology delivers the results you’re dreaming of. With nonsurgical methods and zero recovery time, we offer you skin tightening options you will be excited about. Just a few treatments and then occasionally supplemental treatments to maintain your results and you’ll feel and look youthful and happy. Schedule a free consultation and we bring you the best skin you’ve ever had.

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

Laser Treatment for Acne

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There are few things more embarrassing than an acne covered face. Whether you’re a teen or an adult, a face covered in painful, ugly blemishes makes you feel self conscious and unattractive. These feelings motivate you to do some pretty desperate things, trying all sorts of acne remedies, only to find that your face is more inflamed and angry than before. Putting a variety of chemicals and lotions on your face can tend to shock it, causing your skin to react, your oil glands working overtime to build up a defensive layer of oil, thus creating a bigger acne problem. Dr. Ted Lain Dermatology has a gentle solution for your skin. Stop stressing out your skin with washes and lotions that will just strip your sensitive facial area of the essential oils it needs. We have proven acne treatments that will give you the clear skin you’ve been dreaming of.

Laser Acne Therapy Works Wonders

Dr. Ted Lain Dermatology has the acne solution you’re looking for. Don’t waste anymore time or money on acne removal kits that aggravate your skin. Isolaz laser acne therapy is a painless, effective solution for your stubborn acne problems. This revolutionary treatment combines a gentle vacuum and broadlight to loosen and extract oil, dirt and blackheads deep within your pores. The pulsing broadlight then kills acne causing bacteria as well as decreasing redness and inflammation, giving your skin a chance to recover and heal. Within just one treatment you will notice a marked difference, your pores being clearer and your acne less noticeable. It will take a package of five total treatments before you see the beautiful, clear skin you desire.

A Painless Acne Treatment

Dr. Ted Lain Dermatology is the first dermatologist clinic in Austin to offer laser acne treatment and has made several hundred happy patients over the last three years with Isolaz laser acne treatment. When your treatments are finished, we can help you with acne scarring using subcision, peels, laser resurfacing and more. We can also offer you gentle skin care treatments for everyday use that will keep your skin clear after laser therapy is performed. Dr. Ted Lain Dermatology is your trusted and experienced dermatology clinic that will give you the clear, clean and youthful looking skin you are wanting. Call us today for a free consultation to get your skin looking the best it can!

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