Non-toxic beauty solutions

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If you hate the idea of using unnecessary drugs to make your skin look younger or fresher, then Eric Schweiger, MD, founder of Schweiger Dermatology Group has great news for you. “Less invasive methods and the development of new devices means that we don’t have to introduce foreign substances into the skin to turn back the clock,” says Eric Schweiger, MD, founder of Schweiger Dermatology Group.

Dr. Schweiger shared a few of the most effective new non-toxic beauty treatments with us.

Non-toxic beauty treatments:

Skin Tightening Ultrasound

Ultherapy is the first non-invasive procedure specifically cleared by the FDA to improve fine lines and wrinkles on face, chest, and neck. The treatment uses ultrasound to build new collagen, and tone and lift skin.

Collagen is the protein that gives skin the supple, elastic qualities most associated with youth. “We can now harness this power to tighten skin under the chin and even lift the brow with none of the downtime and risks associated with surgery,” says Dr. Schweiger. “You will look refreshed immediately after treatment, and the collagen stores will build up gradually over a few months, which is when the full aesthetic results will be visible.”

Laser Resurfacing

Laser Genesis is a multi-purpose fractional laser that addresses a vast range of skin concerns including large pores, wrinkles, scars and rosacea – all in one simple treatment. “Genesis is not only good for reducing acne scarring, but for total facial rejuvenation, plus there’s no downtime, says Dr. Schweiger. Treatments takes only 15-20 minutes and three sessions are recommended for optimal results.

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)

PRP is otherwise known as the “vampire facial”. Kim Kardashian propelled this treatment into popularity with her shocking selfie. During treatment, a small amount of blood is drawn from you and placed a centrifuge to separate the different components of the blood. Red and white blood cells are divided from the platelets and the plasma (the clear fluid). Platelets are the cells in the blood that help tissue to heal and grow new cells. The PRP, injected into specific areas of the skin, act as a matrix that promotes your own collagen to grow, regenerates tissue, and thus acts as to naturally smooth and tighten the skin.


Acne myths that can hurt your skin

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BeFunky_erc-schweiger-md-bio (1).jpgIf you talk to any expert they will tell you that acne is one of the toughest beauty problems to crack. Even small breakouts can be hard to stop as the causes of acne are hard to control. And, all the misinformation about acne doesn’t help. The myths an
d crazy advice you can get about acne is mind-boggling and can stop you from getting the real and very effective help available today.


Here are five acne myths you need to know about if you are battling breakouts:

Myth: You can get acne from sweating

Truth: Sweating does not cause acne. Sweat glands are not the same as oil pores. While sweat alone cannot cause acne, there is a condition called acne mechanica, which is a form of acne that is caused by a combination of heat, friction, and covered skin. It’s often found on athletes who sweat under their helmets. Other culprits of acne mechanica include tight Clothing, snug backpack straps, and headbands worn for long periods of time.

DolceDolce note: This why you don’t want to sit in your sweat, tight workout clothes.

Myth 2: Eating junk foods will make you break out

Truth: The dermatological community has long dispelled the idea that junk foods, such as French fries and chocolate, cause acne. However, there is new research linking diet to acne. Foods with a high-glycemic level (white breads sugary drinks, processed foods) are thought to trigger the production of androgens, a hormone responsible for oil production.

Myth: Washing your face more frequently prevents breakouts

Truth: Actually, over-washing your face can make acne worse. Washing your face any more than twice a day can cause the skin to dry and produce more oil to overcompensate.

Myth: Sun exposure helps clear up acne

Truth: While “drying out acne” in the sun may seem like a good idea, it’s not. The sun not only causes premature aging, but it does nothing to help clear up or heal acne. A suntan may help mask the redness of zits, but it is only temporary. Once the tan fades, the pimples can come back in full force thanks to ultraviolet light exposure.

Myth: Applying toothpaste to a zit will clear it up

Truth: The thinking behind the toothpaste-as-acne-treatment myth is that toothpaste dries out the zit and therefore gets rid of it. Legitimate acne medications, such as salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide, treat zits with the side effect of dry skin, leading people to believe that toothpaste works just the same. Not so. Toothpaste is not an effective acne treatment, not to mention it contains ingredients that can irritate the skin.


Eric Schweiger, MD