Fall and winter are the best times for chemical peels. Whether it is a light pre-party peel for exfoliating, or a deeper peel for anti-aging, this is a relatively inexpensive way to freshen your skin. A-Alpha hydroxyl acid peels, like glycolic can exfoliate and freshen. This is a typical lunchtime peel. B– Beta hydroxyl acid peels… Read More


Cooler, less humid weather is here.  Your Retin A is making your face peel. Your skin is getting chapped when you run.  What to do? Here’s a checklist of great products. 1)     Lux by Obagi is great for nighttime use on the face, neck and hands.  It enriches and calms the skin. Use it after… Read More


Winter is fast approaching. With holiday parties and events coming up, we at Ark-La-Tex Dermatology want to look great, without tanning beds. So it’s time for a spray tan! Here are some tips to maximize results.  1) Shave and exfoliate before your appointment. 2) Do not use any cream or lotion the day of treatment. 3)… Read More


Summer tans are fading. So is it time to move indoors to a tanning bed? ABSOLUTELY NOT!    Photo credit: meganmillscrm / Foter / CC BY-NC-ND What are the dangers of tanning? While skin cancer has been associated with sunburn, even moderate amounts of sun or UVA (tanning bed) may produce the same effect. It can also… Read More


Ready to take control of the aging process? Dull skin, darkened skin, fine lines, and large pores can make your skin look less than “clear and brilliant”. While aging is a fact of life, a lunchtime laser procedure may be your fastest way to keep that glow. Photo credit: patriziasoliani / Foter / CC BY-NC How… Read More


  Most of us look great when we get to work at 8 am. Our makeup is fresh, our lips are moist, and our skin is glowing. But by mid-afternoon,  our look is slipping. Here are some quick pick-me-ups and repairs. Moisturizer This is often the key. A little Luxe, by Obagi, at noon can replenish… Read More


With the cooler, drier air of fall and winter quickly approaching, here’s how to get control now of your scaling, flaking scalp: Wash your hair frequently. Daily is best. Use a good dandruff shampoo. Head and Shoulders or Selsum Blue are good choices, Do not over-brush, pick or scratch. Psoriasis is made worse by trauma. Topical steroid… Read More


If you were to poll 100 dermatologists, you would likely find about 99 of them use retinoids daily. So why choose this important product? And which one is right for you? When we are young, our skin replenishes itself in an even fashion. But as we age, the replenishment often gets out of sync. The… Read More