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Dr. Galitzer's Medical Assistants
Jennifer is a registered medical assistant and Kristie is a licensed practical nurse. They have both been with Skin Center for 10 years and have spent that time assisting Dr. Galitzer in general dermatology. He would be lost without them. They have cultivated a special bond not only between themselves but with our patients as well.
Jennifer spends her time taking care of her beautiful family. Along with her boyfriend Tavaris, she has her hands full with an exceptionally bright 6 year old daughter, Mariyah, and their 1 year old twins, Tyler and Tyson.
Kristie makes frequent trips back to her hometown of Victoria, TX to see her three children and two grandchildren. However, traveling to Washington State with her husband German is her absolute favorite vacation.
Dysport (abotulinumtoxinA) is an FDA approved prescription injection for treatment of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows. The main cause of wrinkles and frown lines are repeated muscle contractions through the years. When Dysport is injected into these muscles it temporarily reduces muscle activity therefore softening and smoothing the fine lines and wrinkles. Typically lines begin to improve 2-3 days after treatment and results may last up to four months. 
Sea bather’s eruption is a rash caused by the stings from the nematocysts (stinging cells) of the larval form of thimble jellyfishes and certain sea anemones. Sea bather’s eruption is often called sea lice which is a misnomer as sea lice are parasites of fish which bite and burrow into swimmers skin usually on exposed areas. It was first described in 1949 in swimmers off the eastern coast of Florida. It usually presents in areas covered by a bathing suit and is more common in the summer months (peak months being May and June). The red itchy, painful rash is caused by the body’s allergic reaction to the toxin injected into the skin by the nematocysts.

Symptoms of sea bather’s eruption may start as early as in the water with a burning sensation. This itchy rash appears a few hours after swimming and may last for a few weeks. Up to one fifth of people develop systemic symptoms (more commonly children) of fatigue, fever, nausea, diarrhea and abdominal discomfort. The only way to avoid sea bather’s eruption is to stay out of the water when the nematocysts are present. Infected bathing suits should undergo machine washing immediately as the nematocysts can remain in the fabric.

The treatment is supportive usually with topical cortisone for relief of itch. If patients develop severe systemic symptoms oral steroids may be needed. 
SkinCenter is excited to offer our patients rash guards. Now that summer is here we all need to be smart about sun protection. An easy way to protect your skin while enjoying the outdoors is by wearing a light comfortable rash guard. We are excited to offer white rash guards with SPF 60+ in a variety of sizes at $19.
Participate in our poll and be entered for a chance to win a $25 SkinCenter Gift Card!
Do you wear a rash guard when exposed to the sun for long periods?
No, but I make my kid(s) wear one.
Congratulations to last month's winner Barbara P.

Who is your favorite TV Mom?

Lucy Ricardo (I love Lucy) – 35.6%
Lorelai Gilmore (Gilmore Girls) – 13.8%
Carmela Soprano (The Sopranos) – 12.6%
June Cleaver (Leave It To Beaver) – 11.5%
Peggy Bundy (Married with Children) – 9.2% 
Roseanne Conner (Roseanne) – 8%
Rainbow Johnson (Black-ish) – 5.7%
Marge Simpson (The Simpsons) – 3.4%
Gel manicures: The good, the bad and the UV

SCHAUMBURG, Ill. (Feb. 2, 2016) - OVERVIEW The past decade has seen a surge in the popularity of gel manicures, which are valued for their appearance and durability. There are some risks associated with these manicures, however, including skin...

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