Vitamin D May Help Treat Sunburn

July 10th, 2017

Summer is here, and with it comes a chance of sunburn. Not only painful, it also increases the risk of cancers like melanoma down the road. There really is no substitute for wearing sunscreen or protective clothing. However, a small but intriguing new study suggests that high doses of vitamin D may also prevent the redness and swelling associated with sunburn.
Researchers found that taking vitamin D decreased inflammation, redness and swelling, compared to taking a placebo, and the effect increased in proportion to how much vitamin D was consumed.
Taking 50,000 IU of vitamin D—a large dose, 125 times the recommended daily allowance—led to a significant reduction in redness and swelling, compared to the placebo. Likewise, those who took 100,000 IU had even less swelling, and those who took 200,000 IU had the largest reduction in inflammation.
This study, the first to show that vitamin D can reduce inflammation in the skin, suggests that it could potentially help prevent sunburn. The question naturally arises: If I get burned, should I take a large dose of vitamin D? The doctors don’t recommend it! Such large doses, if taken repeatedly over time, have the potential for causing vitamin D toxicity, known as hypervitaminosis D.
A small amount of exposure to UV radiation is good, because that’s how the skin naturally makes vitamin D—and this, rather than diet, is the main source for the substance. A study suggests that vitamin D, even the levels of it produced in the skin, may help repair damage caused by sunburns.
When it comes down to it there is no “cure” for a sunburn, and the best course is to avoid getting one in the first place.


Goodbye razor, Hello Laser

April 6th, 2017

Whether for aesthetic purposes or good old hygiene, hair removal has become a necessity over the years, and has given publicity to laser hair removal benefits. Among the various methods, laser hair removal is recognized all over the world and have been in use since 1997. Both men and women are increasingly opting for laser hair removal as a safe, effective, and permanent solution. The FDA has approved the procedure and recognizes its efficacy in reducing hair growth consistently over time.

Human hair grows in three steps, namely, anagen, telogen and catagen. Any treatments you take for hair removal are highly effective if used at the anagen step. During the laser procedure, a concentrated beam of light is focused on the hair follicle. As the light beam transforms into pure energy it is absorbed by the natural pigmentation of the hair. This energy heats and burns the hair follicle at the root so that it cannot grow back giving you smooth, fabulous skin.

You can rest assured that the laser treatment is safe since the light beams only work on the pigmented hair leaving the surrounding skin untouched. Of all the laser hair removal benefits, the most attractive is the painless procedure when compared to waxing. The only sensation you’ll feel will be similar to that of the warm snapping of a rubber band. The discomfort can also depend on the sensitivity of the area being treated.hello laser

Treating Plantar Fascitis with Botox

January 6th, 2017

Plantar Fascitis is an inflammation of a thick band of tissue that connects the heel bone to the toes.
The patient, below, is a 46 year old male that suffers from this condtion. Dr. Lupton treated his foot with BOTOX, the patient usually experiences complete relief within 5 days of the treatment.

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Fall Specials

October 10th, 2016

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Alexandrite Laser

August 1st, 2016

Brown spot and age spot removal is often quite easy to perform with lasers and gives a relatively long-term improvement. Most patients are thrilled when they see their result – removing brown spots on the face, neck, chest, arms, legs and/or hands immediately imparts a younger, more youthful appearance to the skin and takes away that prematurely aged appearance. This is one of the most common laser treatments performed, especially for patients living in Southern California with intense, year-round sun exposure. Brown spots may require a few treatments for removal but patients often see dramatic changes even after their first treatment session.

This patient acheived optimal results with just 1 treatment

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