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Washington DC-based laser dermatologist Tina Alster, MD, is a true Renaissance woman. A pioneer in laser dermatology, Alster broke through the glass ceiling early on to claim her place in a field largely dominated by male engineers and scientists. She founded The Washington Institute of Dermatologic Laser Surgery in 1990, as the first private practice in the world exclusively dedicated to the development and delivery of advanced laser skin treatments, and has also launched W for Men, an offshoot that focuses solely on male skin care. Most recently she opened a new facility in Chevy Chase, Maryland where dermatologists Rebecca Kazin and Elizabeth Tanzi treat patients.
Alster has been l
Santa Claus is coming to town, and although he doesn’t look any worse for wear (at least compared to years’ prior), there’s nothing wrong with a little self-improvement Beauty In The Bag style.
For starters, what’s up with Saint Nick’s ruddy complexion and bright red cheeks? Yes, the cold winter air can certainly cause a crimson flush, but it’s also possible that the big guy is has as-yet-untreated rosacea.
To the rescue: Intense pulsed light (IPL) treatments can help with the associated dilated blood vessels, redness and thickening skin on nose and cheeks (rhinophyma). This may do more than improve his appearance; it can also reduce the burning associated with rosacea –
Ruddy, red cheeks are the hallmark of rosacea, but the 16 million people who live with it often have other symptoms too, including red pimples and pustules, flushing and dilated blood vessels, swelling and eye irritation. And it can get worse as you get older.
Rosacea symptoms tend to act up as winter turns to spring due to temperature changes, according to the National Rosacea Society. But getting your rosacea in check could be as easy as 1, 2, and 3.
1. Preventing Flares
Know your rosacea triggers, and take measures to avoid them. For some people, triggers include sun, spicy foods, alcohol, stress, or hot beverages. Keep a diary to get a better handle on yours.
2. Smarter Ski
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