Skincare Blog - What is "Maskne" and Skin Treatments Highlighted!


Happy Humpday!


I hope everyone is having a great week.  It's hard to believe that Halloween is around the corner and that the stores are filled with Christmas merchandise.  I am also hoping all of you procrastinators have gotten your mammograms scheduled as Breast Cancer Awareness Month is coming to a close!  Also, last week we celebrated, National Aesthetician Day! If you haven't met Leah, or made an appointment with her, don't miss out!


Speaking of skincare...I wanted to touch on 2 things.  As a sequela of radiation and chemo, the skin can take a toll.  If you are suffering from post-radiation or chemo skin changes, please know that we are here to offer options to help. 



In fact, the Dermafacs cream is just one example of an excellent remedy.  


The other topic is a new phenomenon called "Maskne."  Have you heard of it? 



As the Covid war rages on, masks are waging war on our skin.  In particular, we are seeing a lot of acne patients with acne flares in the mask region of the face. One of the reasons is attributable to the increased face touching that goes with mask wearing...this face touching is another reason people question the efficacy of masks in spreading Covid, in fact. 


The constant face touching adds to the oils and bacteria on the facial skin, leading to breakouts.  The increased heat and moisture behind the mask doesn't help either.  While the SC Covid situation remains pretty stable, I do not believe masks are going anywhere.  So in an effort to treat "Maskne," Leah is focusing on chemical peels and skin treatments to help. 



Specials are also being offered on such treatments as chemical peels.


As always, never hesitate to give is a call if you have any questions, and wishing everyone a great week!


Dr. Heidi Williams MD

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