Salem, Keizer
Wilsonville, Lincoln City
Happy 4th!
July, 2018

Happy 4th of July. We hope you enjoy BBQ's, fireworks and lots of celebrations with friends and family!

We think longer and thicker lashes are something to celebrate and we are offering great saving on Latisse during our July special.

We also think healthy skin deserves a round of fireworks. Sign up now for FREE Skin Screenings at the Wilsonville office all month in July and FREE Back to School Acne Screenings in August. Details below.

July Special

20% off Latisse 5ml (retail $179)

Offer good during the month of July 2018 only.
Free Skin Screenings in July and Back to
School Acne Screenings in August - Wilsonville!
Our Wilsonville office is offering FREE Skin Screenings during the entire month of July and FREE back to school Acne Screenings during the month of August (all ages welcome).

Appointments required - call 503 427-0269 to schedule.

What is Acne and How is it Treated?
Blog by Julie Miller, R.N.

When I think about acne, I shutter as I recall my “pizza face” in high school and college. I saw a dermatologist for acne treatment and I struggled with it for most of my adult years until menopause (the only good thing I have to say about menopause).  When I started my career in dermatology, the first thing my new boss said to me was, “Well, the first we need to do is get your acne under control.”  I ended up on Accutane (isotretinoin) off and on for many years.  Both my sons too, sorry guys!

Acne is the most common skin condition in the US.  No one is safe, from newborns to 70+ year olds.  Even if you escape it in your teens, studies show 50% of women develop acne by the time they are 40.  

Fast facts on acne:
  • Acne is a skin disease(acne vulgaris) where dead skin cells clog the pores and oil glands at the base of hair follicles act as the glue of the plug, creating acne bacteria on our skin - leading to inflammation.
  • Acne affects 3 in every 4 people aged 11 to 30 years.
  • Acne is not dangerous, but can leave discoloration and scars.
  • Acne treatment depends on the severity.

Risk factors include : genetics, hormonal changes (out of balance, menses), humid climates, using oil-based products, squeezing pimples, some medications, stress. Friction, exposure to dirt, grime, oils at work, perspiration.

Over the counter treatments:
Adapelene, Retinol, Azelaic acid, Resorcinol, Benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, Sulfur

Dermatology office treatments:
Chemical peels, Acne surgery, Corticosteroid injections, Topical antimicrobials, Oral antibiotics, Hormonal therapy, Isotretinoin (Accutane)

Prevention and Management tips:
  • Wash your face twice daily with warm water and a cleanser for your skin type.
  • Some may benefit from a Clarisonic type cleanser or acne scrubs two times per week.
  • Avoid popping pimples.
  • Avoid touching the face with hands or with dirty items.
  • Avoid friction: hats, helmets, tight clothing. Wear items that breath or put a dew rag under a helmet and wash regularly.
  • Use oil free + non-comedogenic products.
  • Use an electric shaver or sharp safety razor and shave with the grain of the hair. Use a shave cream for sensitive skin.
  • Keep hair clean and avoid hair products getting on your skin. Wear long hair off your face when sleeping.
  • Avoid anxiety and stress.
  • Avoid excessive heat or humidity.

Nowadays there are many treatment options available and treating acne often boosts self esteem. Without treatment, dark spots and permanent scars can appear on the skin as acne clears. If you do end up with some scarring there are some treatments available.  I have been pleased with the results from micro needling.

If you are struggling with your acne don't go it alone, make an appointment with one of our providers. During the month of August we are offering FREE back to school skin checks in our Wilsonville office. We can get you on the right path to clearer skin. Call to schedule an appointment. 

Product Spotlight

Grab an EltaMD UV Lip Balm Broad-Spectrum SPF 31 and
kiss those dry and chapped lips goodbye this summer! Recommended by the Skin Cancer Foundation and a favorite in our clinics. The perfect size for your beach bag or purse! This creamy, long-lasting moisturizing sunscreen soothes and protects dry, chapped and sun-exposed lips!
$25 OFF
Purchase one Latisse 5ml product or one SkinMedica core product and receive a Brilliant Distinctions instant $25 coupon that can be used toward other BD 5ml products.
Valid through 11/17/18, limited to quantity on hand.
Our offices will be closed on Wednesday, July 4th.

Please enjoy a safe and fun-filled holiday with family and friends!
With four locations to serve you, we specialize in diseases of the skin, acne care, and laser and surgical treatments. Our state-of-the-art dermatology clinics enable us to provide a full range of general, surgical, and cosmetic procedures to patients of all ages.