Ask the Diva!
Dear Savvy Derm Diva,
Can you please tell me the difference between dry and dehydrated skin?
Feeling Flaky - Dana V.
Dear Feeling Flaky,
This is a great question that many people do not know the difference. Both can be dull, flaky, sensitive, feel tight, and maybe even itch. Dry skin is more of a biological skin type that is usually dry all over. This skin type typically responds best to oil-rich products like certain serums in addition to a rich barrier cream. As far as dehydrated skin, it can happen in all skin types and be more a combination of oily and dry skin. Worse yet, you may even experience acne. Dehydrated skin responds best to water-rich products. A Hyaluronic acid serum is a great adjunct treatment prior to your moisturizers for either skin type.
Diva Tip: If your skin is not improving, make sure you schedule a visit with a Board-Certified Dermatologist to get it evaluated.
Dear Savvy Derm Diva,
I am finally looking into getting laser treatments to my face to reduce the redness, irregular color, and decrease pore size. Do you recommend a cost-effective laser that could do all of that at the same time?
Needing Laser Treatments - Christina L.
Dear Needing Laser Treatments,
I have the perfect recommendation for you. The Aerolase NeoElite laser system is not only effective to target your concerns plus more BUT cost-efficient so that you can continue your treatments to maintain your results. It's perfect for all skin types and colors. Not only does it reduce blemishes, redness, brown spots. It also evens out skin tone and adds a glow to your skin. It's a fun, quick, painless way to get your skin radiant and maintain the glow with regular treatments.
Diva Tip: Advanced Dermatology & Aesthetic Medicine in the South Loop offers Aerolase NeoElite Treatments. Schedule your free consult today.
Renata Block, MMS, PA-C, is the creator of Savvy Derm Diva, an online resource for proper skincare. Ask Savvy Derm Diva is a monthly column answering your skincare related concerns! Make sure you follow her on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter! You can make an appointment with her via TeleMedicine or in person at Advanced Dermatology & Aesthetic Medicine, LLC, or TEXT to 847-802-9667.