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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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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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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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Choose the Perfect Gym in Austin

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Almost all studies agree that your New Year’s resolutions are hard to maintain. Some numbers even suggest a 92% failure rate. If you’re like most people, a New Year’s resolution is made during a time when you’ve had a few too many hits of Christmas punch, a belly full of pinwheels and shortbread and a silly hat on your head. Is that really the best time to make a decision that will last for your lifetime?

If your goal is to renew your health and fitness, or you simply want to continue a healthy habit that you’ve already started, you need to have access to all the information about what Austin’s gym and health club scene offer. This infographic breaks down the various bits of information that could take you weeks to assemble. Now at a quick glance you can see the various fees, charges and the pros and cons of each of Austin’s gym and health club, brought to you by Dr. Ted Lain at Steiner Ranch Dermatology.

The 411 About Gyms in Austin, TX

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By your dermatologist in Austin at Steiner Ranch Dermatology

Price Points and Fees

15 different clubs and memberships are on offer, so it’s a convenient way to see how each club breaks down and what they bring to the table. Have a look at the first two data points. Should you make your decision on whether it’s only you attending, or whether you think you can convince members of your family to surgically unglue their smartphones from their hands and join you for a workout.

Hours and Amenities

If you’re new to the area, or the whole gym scene, it’s handy to know if the gym you’re going to commit to is a right fit for you. That’s why many places offer free trial periods with their memberships. Also, what hours are you going to be available, or what works best with your schedule? If you need a 3AM workout, (and who doesn’t, right?), your options are limited. Find out what your neighbors think of the gym, and what the general public sentiment is towards your chosen membership. They just might know something you don’t. Lastly, you can also see at a glance the gyms that offer free consultations, classes, amenities, contracts and kid-friendly areas.

This graphic now contains all the considerations you’d once have to make yourself. With all this information now available at your fingertips, all you need to do is commit to tie up your shoes, get out the door and stick to a new healthier, happier habit. Always consult a physician before beginning a new health routine.