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What to Expect from a Cynosure’s Elite Laser Hair Removal Treatment

Using the Cynosure’s Elite laser hair removal system takes no time at all to get use to.  For our expertly staffed cosmetic dermatology team, the system is not difficult by any means, but it does take patience–especially over large areas.  The laser window is actually quite small, about the size of a dime.  If you […]

Declaration Against Melanoma and Skin Cancer

We the people…in order to stay cancer free, commit to sun protection this 4th of July.  Fireworks are a sign of our national pride in celebration of our independence.  So are the traditions of all-day sporting, grilling, and spending time with family and friends. These activities are bound to set the festivities off early and […]

Melanoma Action Plan

Exposing ourselves to sun and tanning beds increase our risk of melanoma and other skin cancers.  As we have mentioned in our summer series of dermatology for Houston, as summer approaches, the more time you spend outside in the sun, the greater your risk for skin cancers like melanoma.  Studies indicated that sun exposure is […]

Botox Sensationalism

Cosmetic dermatology in Houston might sound mundane to many, but there is a wild world of Botox.  Some stories never really disappear, especially if they imply an underlying negativity.  The one that I was reminded of this week was an instance in the news a couple of years ago, in which an unlicensed woman claiming […]

Distinguishing Tinea Versicolor from Vitiligo

A younger patient was unable to find the time to schedule an appointment with the doctor with their active lifestyle, but still was concerned about the splotching that had developed on their abdomen.  In the time the issue was left untreated, continued, the patient had read about Vitiligo a hereditary disease where T-cells attack the […]

Summer Body with CoolSculpting

It is officially summer as of June 20th, and our discussions have been focused on preparing you for issues in dermatology. Whether it be optimizing Houstonians’ laser hair removal treatments or preparing you for the best summer body possible, West Houston Dermatology wants to provide you the insight to let you dive into the pool […]

Beating the Heat to Quell Psoriasis

West Houston Dermatology wants you to know that psoriasis is often triggered by external factors that damage the skin like weather, stress, and severe sunburn.   Psoriasis is a persistent, inflammatory skin condition that can range from unnoticeably mild to severe psoriasis covering large portions of the body.  While the cause of this disease is still […]

How Easy is it to Zap that Hair?

We have mentioned in previous entries the importance of maintaining a healthy skin tone prior to your laser hair treatments. Remember that there is no skin damage from the laser and no healing process post-treatment. Pure science behind the principle of the laser’s effect on your hair is the only reason we stress you strive […]

Tanning Negatively Affects Laser Hair Removal Treatments

It’s important to know the little tips of the trade with dermatology, especially when those tips can affect your laser hair removal procedure.  Summer is here again and that means that many in Houston are bound to hit the outdoors and expose themselves to the sun. Cosmetic dermatology providers in Houston are certain to see […]

Laser Hair Removal for Everyone?

Dermatologists have known for years about affordable and proven clinical methods of hair removal, but many of our clients in Houston are just now discovering their options. When most people think about the treatment they receive from their dermatologist, they typically gravitate to thoughts of vitiligo, psoriasis, rosacea, or skin cancer. However, with the advancement […]