Melasma Treatment in Richmond
offices serve Richmond and the surrounding area. We offer state-of-the-art dermatology services and a comprehensive range of medical and cosmetic dermatological care. Board certified doctors are here to solve your medical skin problem
or help you look your best. We have a range of tools, techniques and strategies that will rejuvenate your skin and help you look 20 years younger. We are committed to providing you with the highest quality of care for your skin.
We pledge to provide you with superior, individualized, and confidential care starting with a comprehensive consultation and ending with natural looking results. We run an efficient and pleasant practice believing your time is just as valuable as ours. So, call and set up an appointment. That’s the first step toward looking your best.
Shingles is a painful rash that is usually on one side of the face or body. Shingles symptoms include a rash that can cause blisters that usually scab after 7-10 days. Shingles is related to Chicken Pox, and is caused by the varicella zoster virus. The risk of getting Shingles increases as people age especially after age 60. Call a board certified
Is Shingles contagious?
Shingles is not contagious but it can be spread from some with an active case to someone who has never had Chicken Pox. The virus is spread by fluid from the blister to another but once the blister develops a crust it is no longer contagious. This should answer the question: “Are shingles contagious?”
Shingles can have debilitating symptoms;
Pain, numbness and burning on the skin
Skin that is sensitive to the touch
Red rash that appears after the pain appears
Blisters with fluid that break open and form a crust
Shingles can be effectively treated with antiviral medicines—acyclovir, valacyclovir, and famciclovir. However, to be most effective the medication must be applied at the beginning of the out break.
To avoid contracting shingles, men and women over age 60 may consider a shingles vaccination. The CDC recommends and the FDA has approved shingles vaccine. Call a board certified dermatologist to get your Shingles vaccine.
Shingles is sometimes called Zoster Herpes, it is NOT related to the same virus that causes genital herpes which is a sexually transmitted disease.
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It is an inflammatory reaction to the hair shaft entering the skin, most common in African American who shave regularly. Curved hair follicles and curly hair common among African American is a major contributor.
Preventing of razor bumps
Laser hair removal is the best method of removing unwanted hair in individuals affected with this condition. The laser device is programmed to selectively target the pigment in the hair follicle, destroying it, while leaving the skin intact. There is an increased risk of skin damage is individuals with darker skin types because of greater amounts of pigment in the skin.
Electrical clippers are found by many to cause less bumps than razors. If one must shave it is important to avoid a close shave to help prevent razor bumps.
Below are some principles to avoid razor bumps
1. Brush hairs with polyester sponge before shaving
2. Wash beard, use pre-shave cream or gel
3. Use a sharp blade and rinse after each stroke
4. Avoid double and triple blade razors
5. Shave in the direction of hair growth
6.Do not pull the skin taut
7. Apply a cold compress after shaving, then a soothing aftershave preparation
Call us to learn more about resolving your razor bumps.
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