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How can we prevent keloid formation?

As we discussed earlier, any break in the skin can cause a keloid in people who are at risk for having this condition. Burns, insect bites of even acne can cause keloids!

If you are prone to developing keloids, here are a few tips to help you prevent and manage this condition.

Please note that the information given is for educational purposes only. Treatments are customized to our patients’ needs.

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Skin Box is live!!!

If you’re here right now, I’m sure that you are curious on how to address your skin concern. Like you, many patients contact me every day to ask for help! Because of this, I decided to create SKIN BOX as a guide to help patients in choosing the proper skin care regimen appropriate to address their specific concerns. 

So, here’s what you should do… 

Carefully read the self-assessment guide. For every step, I’ll be asking questions to determine which products and treatments to recommend to you! 

Remember that these are general recommendations, and cannot replace the expert advise of a board-certified dermatologist

However, I do hope that you find my suggestions useful in your journey to your best skin ever!!! 

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Skin Detox

Good Skincare = Good Skin

Good skin is a combination of many things, not just a product of elaborate skin care. The status of our immune system, eating proper diet, engaging in a healthy lifestyle, having adequate rest, living in a clean environment are just some of the factors come into play when we want to achieve beautiful skin.

Don’t get me wrong, I think the right skin care products can work wonders for your skin. After all, conditions like acne, rosacea, etc., need a little help to clear up. However, I believe in adhering to a sensible skin care routine.

So how do we know what products to use?

First of all, listen to your skin.

Know your skin type. Are you oily, dry, sensitive?

Know your skin concerns. Is it acne, pigmentation, pores, etc?

There is no one miracle product that can address all skin concerns, and it also won’t do you good to apply all the available skin care you get your hands on.

Skin Detox

If you’re in stuck in your gazillion skin care routine, why don’t you try to give your skin a break?

I recommend that you just use the bare minimum: mild cleanser, sunscreen with SPF 30 and a light moisturizer for 28 days. Yes, 28 days because this is the turnover time of the skin.

While waiting for the 28 days, just look and observe your skin. Evaluate your self and your skin care products too. Are they really right for you?

After this 28 day skin detox, re-introduce your skincare one by one so you can check how each product affects your skin. -MFC

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A Dermatologist’s journal during the COVID-19 pandemic: week 3

March 30 – April 5, 2020

The third week of the enhanced community quarantine has been a challenge. I’ve always had an optimistic outlook in life… so even with the quarantine, I didn’t really panic about anything.

This week was different. I lost 2 loved ones to COVID-19, 2 days apart. It was unexpected… and their loss hit me hard. From a scientific perspective, I know the weight of this disease. From a personal standpoint, now I can really feel the burden of this pandemic.

My elder child created this artwork for everyone fighting this disease. We’re in this together, we can do this, let’s not give up!