Have you ever wanted longer or more full eye lashes? With Latisse it is possible! At the Knoxville office we offer 5 ML boxes of Latisse. Also, for a limited time, Brilliant Distinctions members get DOUBLE Points if they purchase between June 13, 2017 through July 31, 2017!
Sunscreen is one of the best ways to prevent skin cancer and can help prevent signs of aging! With so many options on the shelves, do you know how to choose the best kind? Watch this short video produced by The American Academy of Dermatology to learn more about choosing sunscreen.
- Choose sunscreen with SPF of 30 or higher.
- Look for words “Broad-Spectrum” and “Water-Resistant”
- Choose sunscreen with titanium dioxide or zinc oxide listed as one of the first ingredients.
- Avoid sunscreens that contain fragrance, oils, and para-aminobenzoic acid (PAVA).
No sunscreen is 100% effective, remember to re-apply frequently and after sweating or swimming, seek shade often, and wear protective clothing such as hats and sunglasses.
The American Academy of Dermatology says, “The best sunscreen is the one you’ll wear, so choose one you really like and apply generously before going outside.”
At our Knoxville, TN Office, we carry a variety of Elta MD sunscreens, stop by and ask our staff for more information!
The best way to treat a sunburn is prevention! However, we all make mistakes, we get busy and forget to reapply sunscreen, but now you’re burnt. It can take several hours to see the full extent of the sunburn, but there are some ways to ease the pain.
- Cool Your Skin
Cool your skin with cool water (i.e. shower, pool, ocean). If you’re still outside, cover up and get out of the sun immediately. You can continue to cool your skin with cold compresses, but do not apply ice directly to the sunburn. If you shower, avoid harsh soap, which can irritate the skin even more.
It is important to moisturize while the skin is still a little damp. Use a moisturizing lotion (not oil-based ointment such as petroleum jelly which may trap the heat inside). Repeat frequently to keep burned or peeling skin moist.
- Decrease Inflammation
When you notice a sunburn, you can decrease inflammation by taking a NSAID pain relievers if approved by your physician.
Replenishing your fluids is important; sunburns can draw fluid to the skin’s surface taking it away from the rest of the body possibly causing dehydration.
- If Your Skin Blisters
If your skin begins to blister, our Board-Certified Dermatologist recommend that you DON’T pop or pick at them.
While your skin is tender, avoid wearing tight fitted clothing to avoid further irritation. Your skin will heal, but the risk for developing melanoma doubles if you’ve had more than five sunburns. It’s important to take sun protection seriously and stop sunburns from happening in the future.
If you or a child has severe blistering, fever/chills, or is woozy or confused,
contact the Knoxville office (865) 450-9361
Knoxville Institute of Dermatology
Elizabeth Anderson, MD Quyn Rahman, MD Adam Wright, MD Lindsey Best, FNP-BC
Knoxville, TN Lenoir City, TN