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The Best Home Remedies for Eczema Relief

coconut oil on wooden spoonEczema can be extremely vicious and can flare up at any time. Though it’s important to find a cream and/or treatment that works best for you, eczema’s unpredictability can leave you in a pinch. Eczema generally occurs when your skin is producing less fat and oils than it should be and is commonly a genetic condition. Instead of suffering through the itch when you’re out of your preferred treatment, there are a few home remedies you can utilize for relief.

Coconut Oil: Coconut oil is a wonderfully versatile substance that works exceptionally well as an eczema treatment. The oil is able to sink deep into the skin, filling in any dry patches with ease. With coconut oil’s growing popularity for a variety of uses, you may already have some in your pantry, but it can be found at nearly any grocery store as well.

Oatmeal Baths: An oatmeal bath can be an excellent way to relieve eczema symptoms all over the body. Wrap some oatmeal up in a cheesecloth, muslin, or similar material and tie it below the faucet on your bathtub. Let the water run until the tub is full and the water is milky, then soak for about 10-15 minutes. Oatmeal has anti-inflammatory properties, which can help reduce the inflammation and itchiness caused by eczema.

Honey: Honey has everything you need to relive symptoms of eczema as it is anti-microbial, anti-inflammatory, and helps heal broken skin. Apply a thin layer over the affected area for a quick fix during a flare up. Unfortunately honey is very sticky, so you may want to cover it with a bandage so it doesn’t get all over.

If you’re in need of advanced dermatology in Colorado, Colorado Skin Care can help diagnose and treat a- whole variety of symptoms. Call us today at (303) 740-4883 to find the best treatment for your eczema flares.

How Often Should You Get a Skin Cancer Screening?

woman looking up at sun with sunglasses onWhether you’re out in the sun 24/7 or only venture outside when it’s absolutely necessary, it’s important to have yourself regularly screened for skin cancer. The earlier this type of cancer is caught, the easier it can be to treat and get rid of. Even if you don’t think you’re at risk, it wouldn’t hurt to get checked every now and then. Since everyone’s medical history and lifestyle is so different, it’s important to understand how often you should get checked.

Where you live or how often you go outside doesn’t matter much in some cases. If you’re concerned about a new mole or spot on your skin, go get it checked as soon as you’re able. If your immediate relatives have had melanoma or you have a history of various pre-cancers, you should get screened at least once a year to keep on top of what’s happening with your body. The most common places for skin cancer to develop is the nose, temples, and ears, but it’s important to keep track of all abnormal skin issues that pop up over your lifetime.

Non-cancerous moles usually form a perfect circle on the skin and it’s common for moles and spots to appear on your skin as you age. However, if a mole or spot is bumpy, unnaturally raised, and looks more like an uneven blob than a perfect circle, that may be a sign of skin cancer and you should get it looked at right away.

At Colorado Skin Care, we perform skin cancer screenings as well as a variety of other medical and cosmetic dermatology treatments. Contact one of our Colorado dermatology specialists today by calling (303) 740-4883.

The Benefits of CoolSculpting

At Colorado Skin Care, we have a variety of specialists skilled in advanced dermatology in Colorado. One of the cosmetic procedures we perform is CoolSculpting, which is the process of freezing away excess fat that sticks around after diet and exercise. This non-invasive technology will permanently remove fat, allowing you to feel and look your best from every angle. Below are just some of the benefits CoolSculpting can provide.

  • It’s non-invasive: Procedures such as liposuction and gastric bypass surgery are extremely invasive, requiring you to go under the knife and experience hefty recovery times. CoolSculpting on the other hand is completely non-invasive, meaning you can schedule an appointment on your lunch break and be good to go back to work immediately after!
  • It’s a confidence booster: Finally freezing away that last stubborn bit of fat from your body can drastically improve your confidence. CoolSculpting will make you both look and feel better in your clothing, allowing you to feel and dress like your truest self.
  • Safe and long-lasting: One of the most important benefits of this procedure is that it is completely safe and FDA-approved. The process involves controlled cooling that targets only the fat cells in your body and nothing more. Not only that, but the process is a permanent solution to removing excess fat in hard to target places.

If you’re interested in experiencing CoolSculpting for yourself, contact Colorado Skin Care today at (303) 740-4883 to schedule an appointment.

Welcome to the Colorado Skin Care Blog

facial essentialsDue to our plentiful sunshine and high altitude, the state of Colorado has one of the highest rates of skin cancer in the country. At Colorado Skin Care, our dermatologist in Denver understands how important quality skin care really is in the Centennial State. For over 15 years our doctors have been providing exceptional skin care procedures to enhance our clients’ skin from the inside out.

Our dermatologist in Denver offers a variety of procedures, such as microdermabrasion, chemical peels, laser hair removal, and so much more. The purpose of this blog is to provide our new and current clients with additional skin care information on how to keep their skin looking and feeling its best in the Colorado sunshine. We’ll provide tips on the best SPF to use daily as well as how to make the most of your nightly skin care routine.

We’ll also provide more insight on our procedures and treatments so you know exactly what to expect when you visit Colorado Skin Care. Located in Englewood, CO, our dermatology office is open on Saturdays so you can receive exceptional skin care without altering your weekday schedule. Our medical procedures include skin cancer screenings, acne care, and eczema treatments while our cosmetic skin care procedures include Botox, chemical peels, and CoolSculpting.

If you’re interested in experiencing the best skin care treatments Denver has to offer, contact Colorado Skin Care today at (303) 740-4883 to schedule an appointment.

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