It’s spring time and we’re all stuck inside and waiting for the coronavirus confinement to be eased. During this time, we believe that this is a great opportunity to restart your skin care regimen that will get you ready to go outside and enjoy the summer.
For our patients who are on a skin care program that uses Retin-A (tretinoin), it’s good to keep on with the program until summer arrives and you’re outside more.
Some of our patients have rough red areas on their face that should be looked at to determine if these represent actinic keratosis spots that can be treated medically with either topical 5-fluorouracil or imiquimod, two prescription drugs. This requires applying the medicine to the area for several weeks. Both of these drugs cause inflammation during the process to remove the actinic keratosis and the area will heal. The topical treatment is effective and with down time due to the coronavirus, it’s a great opportunity for patients to get better skin health.
In order for us to prescribe either of these medications, we’ll need to set-up a virtual consult. We are also offering a “skin care product take out” if you need more products. Please call the office and we’ll take care of you. We also have the opportunity for a virtual consultation- please call the office for details at 541-683-3234.
We’re looking forward to seeing our medical spa patients for skin care treatments, fillers and Botox / Dysport when we’re given the go-ahead. In the interim, please stay healthy, wash your hands, wear a mask and make the best of this time and care for your skin.