Scalp Health 101: Understanding and Managing Dandruff

Dandruff is a common condition characterized by increased flaking of skin on the scalp. It may be itchy and unsightly with visible accumulation of scale on the hair and clothing, but is otherwise medically harmless. Dandruff represents a mild form of seborrheic dermatitis. Our Florida-based team at Skin Wellness Physicians regularly work with patients who have …

Keratosis Pilaris: Why Are the Backs of My Arms Always Rough?

There are many medical dermatology conditions Florida women and women bring to our team at Skin Wellness Physicians. One is keratosis pilaris (KP), an inherited, genetic condition that results in rough, red, or both rough and red follicles on the back of the arms, most commonly over the triceps area. In rare cases, one can find this …

A Dermatologist’s Guide to Safe Pregnancy Skin Care

Pregnancy is a wonderful time for you and your family. However, there are many changes to your body and your skin that could happen during this period, and special care must be taken—including using or avoiding certain skincare products. Florida’s Dr. Vivian Wong from Skin Care Wellness Physicians is here to discuss some dos and don’ts …

Important Cosmeceuticals: Part 2

Let us continue our discussion on buzz-worthy cosmeceutical ingredients (if you missed Part 1, you can read it here): Baicalin This ingredient is found in anti-aging formulations, such as SkinCeuticals Resveratrol B E. It is an antioxidant found in the plant Baikal Skullcap—a purple flowering plant found in East Asia. It also has anti-inflammatory properties and may …

Healthy Aging Month: 5 Tips for a Healthy Aging Face

September is Healthy Aging Month, and while this topic alone could fill a large textbook, here are five tips from Florida’s dermatology-focused Skin Wellness Physicians to help us move through time more slowly and healthfully: 1) Sunscreen The most important intervention one can do for the health of the largest organ of the body would be …

Important Cosmeceuticals: Part 1

Our patients are interested in establishing a skincare routine with cosmeceutical products recommended by their dermatologists in Florida. In this series, I will present a detailed survey of those cosmeceutical active ingredients that are most important in the current marketplace.   Apple Cider Vinegar Raw apple cider vinegar is made from organic apples through fermentation. Acetic acid …

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