Emilio Gutierrez MD
Family Medicine located in Austin, TX
What aesthetic issues can I address with dermatology?
Aesthetics Q & A
With dermatology, you can address aesthetic issues like:
- Dry skin
- Red, irritated skin
- Wrinkles and fine lines
- Dark spots and pigmentation
- Loose skin
To treat complaints such as these, Dr. Gutierrez provides skin care, dermatology visits, and Icon® laser skin treatment. The lattermost can facilitate skin resurfacing, acne scar removal, wrinkle reduction, skin tightening, and laser hair removal, among other things.
What causes aesthetic skin problems?
Aesthetic issues with the skin have countless causes. Some of the most common reasons skin struggles relate to:
- Skin products that clog your pores or upset your skin
- Genetic predisposition
- Autoimmune diseases
- Lifestyle choices (smoking, time in the sun, etc.)
- Contact dermatitis from substances at work (oils, grease, heavy metals, chemicals or acids, water, soap or detergent, latex, etc.)
How can I protect my skin from unsightly damage?
If you’re experiencing problems like dry, itchy skin, hives, rashes, or burning, you may suffer from dermatitis or allergies. To restore your skin, begin by reaching out to Dr. Gutierrez so that he can help you determine what is causing your skin irritation.
In this case, once you know what’s bothering you, you can take steps to avoid it, such as wearing protective gloves during certain work activities, or applying lotion or petroleum jelly to your skin after you wash it.
Before you enter any hazardous environment, make sure you wear the proper protective gear.
Likewise, whether you work outside, or simply enjoy being out in the sun a lot, protect your skin from aging and dangerous UV damage by applying sunscreen, and wearing a wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses. If you can, also wear clothes that cover your skin.
You can also care for your skin holistically at home by:
- Reducing stress
- Washing in warm water instead of hot
- Using mild soap
- Washing your skin gently, instead of scrubbing
- Staying hydrated
- Regularly getting a good night’s rest
Also, avoid tanning beds and sunlamps.
If you have dermatology concerns, or you just want to breathe new life into your look, reach out to Dr. Gutierrez about aesthetics and skin care. Book your preliminary appointment with him by calling his office or using the online booking tool.