Minimizing Stretch Marks | Ask the Expert: Skin Care with Dr. Callery at Utica Park Clinic

Minimizing Stretch Marks | Ask the Expert: Skin Care with Dr. Callery at Utica Park Clinic

Dec 9, 2015

  Question: How can I minimize the appearance of stretch marks?     Answer: Stretch marks typically occur during pregnancy due to the relatively rapid stretching of skin that occurs.  The most important way to prevent stretch marks is simply to keep the skin as moisturized as possible during pregnancy.  This is especially important during the...

How Can I Prevent Chapped Lips this Winter? | Ask the Expert: Family Medicine/Skin Care with Utica Park Clinic

How Can I Prevent Chapped Lips this Winter? | Ask the Expert: Family Medicine/Skin Care with Utica Park Clinic

Nov 3, 2015

  Question: Chap Stick doesn’t seem to work too well for me.  How else can I prevent chapped lips this winter?   Answer: For most people, Chap Stick is effective for keeping lips moisturized in the winter.  There are many types of Chap Stick on the market with many different types of additives to make it smell good or look pretty.  Unfortunately some of...

Are my Peeling Nails Normal? | Ask the Expert: Family Medicine/Skin Care Utica Park Clinic

Are my Peeling Nails Normal? | Ask the Expert: Family Medicine/Skin Care Utica Park Clinic

Oct 2, 2015

  Question:  My nails seem to “peel” sometimes.  Is this normal?   Answer:  Peeling nails are usually a sign of an underlying problem with the nail or with some other type of illness within the body.  There are many common nail problems that can cause them to peel such as psoriasis, eczema, fungus, or yeast.  There are also several general health problems...

Are Squeezing Blackheads Bad for my Skin? | Ask the Expert: Family Medicine/Skin Care with Dr. Callery at Utica Park Clinic

Are Squeezing Blackheads Bad for my Skin? | Ask the Expert: Family Medicine/Skin Care with Dr. Callery at Utica Park Clinic

Sep 2, 2015

  Question: Are squeezing out blackheads bad for my skin?   Answer: There has long been a debate over whether squeezing out blackheads, whiteheads, or acne pustules is beneficial or harmful.  In my opinion, it is okay to express the material when done gently.  Make sure to use the pads of your fingers as this helps assure gentle pressure.  If you really...

Can too much Chlorine be Harmful? | Ask the Expert: Skin Care with Dr. Callery at Utica Park Clinic

Can too much Chlorine be Harmful? | Ask the Expert: Skin Care with Dr. Callery at Utica Park Clinic

Aug 3, 2015

  Question: My seven year-old daughter has been in the pool a lot this summer.  Can too much chlorine be harmful to her skin?   Answer: Chlorine is a very common chemical that is found in many chemically-treated water sources.  It is in the water we drink, the water we use to bathe and in many swimming pools.  Most people will not notice any significant...

Reduce the Appearance of Freckles | Ask the Expert: Skin Care with Utica Park Clinic

Reduce the Appearance of Freckles | Ask the Expert: Skin Care with Utica Park Clinic

Jul 10, 2015

  Question: Is there an OTC product that can help reduce the appearance of freckles? Answer: Reducing the appearance of freckles is an age-old problem.  People have looked for ways to lighten them – and even skin tones – for years.  Unfortunately, there is no tried and true way to definitively lighten them.  Some people will get improvement by using things...