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While hundreds of skin care products promise to deliver everlasting youth, you shouldn’t overlook the effects of your diet on your skin. Dermatologists recommend a diet rich in antioxidants to help repair your skin and protect it from future damage. Antioxidants work by neutralizing free radicals, which cause oxidation. Antioxidants are critical for protecting your skin from sun damage. Even so, dermatologists also recommend using sunscreen. Some examples of antioxidants include vitamins A, C, and E. Vitamins A and C are particularly good for your skin because they stimulate the growth of tissues. Look for these antioxidants on your skin care products’ labels, and include antioxidants in your meal plan. Some good food sources of antioxidants include orange and green vegetables and fruits. You can also get more vitamin E by sprinkling wheat germ on food.
Consult a dermatologist to learn more about caring for your skin. Chicago area residents are encouraged to schedule an appointment with the dermatologists of Chicago Cosmetic Surgery and Dermatology by calling (877) 410-3027.
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Rhinoplasty, more commonly referred to as a nose job or nose-reshaping surgery, allows a surgeon to make small adjustments to your nose through cosmetic surgery. While this type of surgery is not recommended for children or teens who are still growing and changing, if you are an adult who wants to change the way your nose looks or to correct a nasal problem, rhinoplasty may be the solution.
Would improvements to your nose boost your self-image?
Most rhinoplasty candidates are unhappy with the size or shape of their noses and believe that changes to the nose will boost their self-esteem. This is a great reason to investigate rhinoplasty further. A good surgeon will have a conversation with you that helps you gauge realistic expectations for your procedure and plan a new look for your nose that is proportional and will complement your other features.
Would rhinoplasty alleviate a medical issue?
Rhinoplasty doesn’t just adjust appearance. For some people, malformation of the nose can cause breathing problems. Adjusting the shape of your nose can help you breathe more easily. If you are a candidate for this type of rhinoplasty, your doctor has likely already suggested surgery for you. Schedule a surgical consultation to find out more about what the procedure would entail and what it would correct.
Are you willing to follow your surgeon’s safety instructions carefully?
Keep in mind that rhinoplasty is a form of surgery and will require preparation and recovery care. Before your surgery, you may need to adjust how much and when you eat, drink, or take your medications. Following surgery, you may be required to take a day off from work for bed rest and recovery, and then commit to several weeks of limited activity in order to prevent injuring your nose.
If you want to find out more about aesthetic surgery, Chicago Cosmetic Surgery and Dermatology is available to help you perfect your skin and features. We offer general dermatology, aesthetic plastic surgery, and anti-aging procedures. Call us today at (877) 410-3027 for more information.
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Dr. Jacob is professional, friendly, kind, and efficient. My annual check for skin cancer is done thoroughly and with consideration. I receive continual updates regarding skin cancer (it runs in my family), the latest sun screens and sun blocks, and never leave her office confused or uneducated regarding a medication. To make it even better, her staff is great with the same fine qualities as Dr. Jacob.
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Developing a skin care routine that suits your skin needs can make your face glow. It can also help ward off problems like breakouts and irritated or dry skin. Consult a dermatologist in order to discuss your unique skin needs. A dermatologist can recommend products that are suitable for your skin type. Remember to always select noncomedogenic products, as these do not clog the pores.
Acne and other skin problems can develop from dead skin cells that clog the pores. These dead skin cells can also make your face appear dull or tired. Instead of harsh soaps or cleansers, try a gentle exfoliant to scrub away the dead skin cells and encourage skin cell regeneration. Look for a product that contains alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs) such as citric, lactic, and malic acids. Ask your dermatologist to recommend a product for you—especially if you have dry or sensitive skin.
Instead of using an astringent toner, try an anti-inflammatory serum. This is particularly helpful for skin that is prone to irritation. Botanical serums soothe the skin to ease redness. Look for a product with ingredients like chamomile, lavender, and calendula, or ask your dermatologist for recommendations.
Skin needs plenty of moisture to look its best. Dry skin can easily become damaged and irritated. If you wash your face more than twice a day, your skin can become even more vulnerable to drying out. Look for a moisturizer that contains jojoba oil or sunflower oil. If your dermatologist tells you that you have oily skin, search for a water-based moisturizer.
Excessive exposure to UV rays makes your skin more prone to wrinkling. You’re also more likely to develop age spots and skin cancer. For maximum protection, use a sunblock with an SPF of 30 or higher every day, regardless of the season.
Night cream isn’t just a fancy moisturizer; it’s actually much thicker and richer in antioxidants that help your skin repair itself overnight. These antioxidants support the collagen, which plumps up your skin.
Consult a dermatologist to determine the best products for your skin. Schedule an appointment with Chicago Cosmetic Surgery and Dermatology by calling (877) 410-3027. Our dermatologists can help your skin look and feel its best.