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Some of you have had specific dermatology questions which require a visit to a dermatologist. I take new patients by referral appointment, so have your physician contact Advanced Dermatology at 256 235-3660. I do have two physician assistants that are able to see certain patients. Again, call 256 235-3660 for information about an appointment with them.
What about skin care: aging, dryness, dark spots, wrinkles. The good news is that these can be treated cosmetically. I recently purchased the Cutera Fractional Laser. It is an ablative (cutting) procedure with social downtime of 4-8 days. The results are amazing! Contact Prestige Medical Spa for more information at 256 241-MSPA (6772).
Did you know that 80% of the damage on a person's face is caused by the sun? No matter what else we do, it is essential to follow a comprehensive sun protection program that includes sun avoidance and daily use of sunscreen with zinc oxide and titanium dioxide. And wear protective clothing, such as a hat!
A number have asked about thinning hair. Several factors may be at work here: heredity, hormonal changes, environment, diet, illness, smoking. Without being able to meet you, it is impossible to diagnose over the internet or telephone.