Skin Care Quiz 2: Test Your Knowledge with Trivia

a group of teenagers laughingWe had so much fun with our first Test Your Knowledge with Trivia that we decided to do another one!  Try our Skin Care Quiz and discover how much you know about your largest organ, skin.

The answers are listed below but don’t peek until you’ve tried! [Read more…]

How to Have Fabulous Hair

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We see it nearly every day in the perfectly manicured tresses on television. Bounce, curls, shine, health—perfectly polished hair.  But, one look in your own mirror may get you to wondering what’s wrong with your messy mane.

Don’t fret. You’ve come to the right place to learn how to have fabulous hair.  We’ve put together tips to protect, nourish and tame your tresses. [Read more…]

Food for Thought: 5 Healthy Valentine’s Day Treats

frozen heart from morgueFlowers are fantastic. Jewelry sparks a smile.  A lovingly selected card warms the heart.  But, February 14th rarely feels complete without a sweet tasty tidbit.  We’ve put together a few healthy Valentine’s Day treats so that you can share your love guilt-free! [Read more…]

Nine Benefits of Exercise for the New Year

an older couple riding on a tandem bicycleIf your New Year’s resolution is to get more exercise, you’re in good company.  Polls show that up to 65% of folks have added better fitness to their list of goals for 2016.  We all know that exercising can help us lose weight but there are a multitude of other perks as well.  Since nearly half of us give up on our goals within the first few months, we’ve made a list of surprising benefits of exercise to keep you motivated.

Exercise can help you… [Read more…]

Spa Stocking Stuffers: Handmade Gifts for the Holidays

SPA STOCKING STUFFERLooking for some simple stocking stuffer ideas?  Save a little Christmas cash and try some easy handmade gifts for the holidays.  Since everyone enjoys a little pampering, we put together a list of our favorite DIY spa themed treats.

These ideas are also perfect to make in batches so that you have extra for all the other special-someone’s in your life—teachers, co-workers, neighbors and even the mailman! [Read more…]

Five Fun Father’s Day Gifts and Ideas

bike photo fix for TDFinding the perfect gift for Father’s Day can be a challenge.   To give thanks to all the doting dads out there, Triad Dermatology has put together a list of our five favorite gifts and activities. [Read more…]

Solve Your Posing Problems: How to Get the Perfect Selfie

How to get the perfect selfie! Triad DermatologyCock your chin just right to get rid of turkey neck, set your smile to look pleased but not enough to scrunch up those wrinkles, swivel those hips for a more shapely outline, tilt that neck to look mysterious… sound a little obsessive?  Maybe.  Have you done at least one out of the list?  Probably. [Read more…]

It’s a Hairy Situation: How to Remove Unwanted Hair

A woman in a white swimsuit with smooth legsAs you began peeling off the clothes for warmer weather, you may notice unwanted hair hibernating beneath the layers.   We’re used to it on our legs but it may pop up in some other surprising places as well—feet, back, toes, fingers, lips and even cheeks. [Read more…]

Is a Clinical Trial Right for You?

surgical servicesWhen you consider a clinical trial, there are a few questions that you need to answer.  We have some what’s, why’s and how’s for you.

What is a clinical trial?    

Before a treatment can be accepted, it must be approved by the Food and Drug Administration.  According to the FDA, clinical trials (also known as clinical studies) are done to “test potential treatments in human volunteers to see whether they should be approved for wider use in the general population”.   A trial may involve medication, treatments or devices designed to aid a specific need.  The requirements, methods and length of trials vary upon each individual study.  For example, if you enter a trial that studies a skin condition, you may be asked to use a specific product while under the constant and monitored care of the designated supervisor.

How do clinical trials help?  Why should I participate?

Understanding the goal of clinical trials aids answering these questions.  Treatments cannot become available without undergoing a clinical trial.  Being a part of that process is not only rewarding, it can be life changing for you and others.   Clinical trials can be super opportunities to be a part of new developments and future medical advancements.  During the process, you generally get monitored health care at no cost so it’s a great way to stay on top of medical issues that you may be having.

What do clinical trials cost?

Good news.  Not only do most clinical trials cover all medical costs, free testing and regular check-ups , you often receive compensation for travel and time.

How do I find a clinical trial?

Triad Dermatology has a multitude of opportunities that may be right for you.  We add new studies throughout the year.    If you cannot find one that fits your needs today, be sure to bookmark our website, contact us via email, like our Facebook page and save our number so that you can stay informed and discover new openings.  You help us and we hope to help you!

Check here for a list of volunteers needed for our Clinical Trials as of March 16, 2015.

 

Sources:  FDA link http://www.fda.gov/drugs/developmentapprovalprocess/conductingclinicaltrials/default.htm

Eating for Healthy Skin

African-American-Couple-1-300x199Eating for Healthy Skin

Did you know that what you eat may affect your skin? If you Google it, you’ll see tons of searches for the top ten foods to eat. Which foods are the best to reduce inflammation, what foods are the healthiest and how does food help skin problems? There are multiple answers to those questions. It depends on who you ask or what your issues may be.

Research gives us ideas on what foods are best for us. The bottom line is that you need to eat for overall health. Finding the best diet for you requires a little trial and error. Start with a food and reaction diary. Record what you eat each day and any issues that you may have with your skin.

Numerous studies show that Omega-3 fatty acids, fruits and vegetables aid overall well-being. Oily, cold-water fish such as salmon, tuna and sardines contain high levels of Omega-3. If that turns your taste buds in the wrong direction, walnuts, soybeans and certain salad greens contain a form of these acids. Keep in mind that all fatty acids are not created equally. Fortified food may not be your best answer. There are three types of Omega-3 and we’re not going to get technical here. Before you try any diet, do some research and check with your doctor first.

Here is a quick meal to whip up in minutes.

1. Chop your favorite veggies such as broccoli, carrots and snow peas. Cut raw salmon into one-inch squares. Mince garlic and shred ginger root.
2. On medium heat, sauté vegetables in extra-virgin olive oil for 4 minutes. Add salmon squares and toss for 3 more minutes moving ingredients often. Add minced garlic and shredded ginger. Turn off heat and toss for two more minutes.
3. Place on dark green lettuce bed while ingredients are still warm. If you want more texture and flavor, top with dried cranberries and chopped walnuts!

For more healthy recipes ideas, check out our Pinterest Board. We’d love to hear about your favorite concoctions so follow us and share comments on Facebook and keep in touch!

For general healthy eating tips, ChooseMyPlate.gov and Eat Right have some super resources. Once again, there are many different reasons that you may be having skin issues. You should always check with your dermatologist.

Resources: WebMD and the Mayo Clinic

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The Skin Surgery Center, a QualDerm partner

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