Dermatology related articles to help educate you and enhance your skin health by the dermatologists at Dermassociates, Dermatologists in Belleville, IL.

Dermassociates are Dermatologists in Belleville, IL. We provide these articles to help you understand the many factors and treatments for a wide variety of skin conditions.

August 16, 2021
Secrets to Tan Safely

How to Tan Safely

A: You can’t. Ok, ok, we know that a simple two-word answer probably isn’t what you were looking for. So, is it really true that any manner of giving your skin that beautiful, bronze sheen that we in our country and in our day and age associate with health, vigor and beauty isn’t good for you? Yes, it’s really true. That the process of darkening your skin’s natural color simply isn’t good for you. Here’s why and here also are some methods to deal with this limitation. Skin Damage from the Sun And Aesthetics The very thing that we associate […]
May 6, 2021
Skin Cancer Treatment, Belleville, IL

Summer Skin Care Tips to Avoid Skin Cancer

After a long winter and overcast spring here in the midwest, the glorious sunshine of summer is a welcome sight. Nothing looks and feels quite like the warmth of sunlight on your skin. Thus, there is often the temptation to reveal our bare skin to the damaging rays of the sun with abandon. As a dermatologist in Belleville, IL we know the temptation to bask in the sun can be difficult to resist. However, by following a few simple rules, you can enjoy the warmth of the summer sun while mitigating the risks that come along with it. Depending upon […]
June 9, 2017
Introducing Bellafill, available from Dermassociates, Belleville, IL!

Summer Savings for 3 Months!

Let DermaLuxe Aesthetics help you look fabulous this summer! Purchase 3 Syringes of Bellafill and receive 50/units of Xeomin FREE Your hands tell your age: Radiesse for hands $500 Give your face and body a summer glow: Hydrafacials $100 & Spray Tans $25 Don’t miss this offer and get started now! Call us now at 618-397-6605 ext. 26 or email us at dermaluxeaesthetics@gmail.com Offer Good June 1 – August 31, 2017 (Cannot be combined with other promotions.) Learn more about the leading dermatologist in Belleville Illinois.
May 3, 2017
Purse and Pout Giveaway from Dermassociates, Belleville, IL.

Perfect Purse and Pout Giveaway

With almost 100 participants, DermaLuxe sponsored the Perfect Purse and Pout Giveaway!!! Participants had to LIKE and SHARE our post on Facebook to enter to win a Kate Spade Purse, and Sephora nude lipstick bundle. We also gave away 1 syringe of Juvederm Ultra Plus XC & 50 Units of Botox! Total prize worth was $1,530.00 We had a great turn-out and other contestants won various awesome prizes such as PCA Skin Care Bundle (worth $350.00), units of Juvederm UltraPlus XC, Juvederm Voluma, Juvederm Ultra PC & Juvederm Ultra XC. Thank you to all of our awesome, loyal clients for […]
March 6, 2017
Dermatologist in Belleville, Illinois

A Belleville Dermatologist’s Skin Care Basics

Having the best skin possible at any age requires preventative maintenance. Ultraviolet light prematurely ages the skin causing damage to the tissues of the dermis which supports the skin resulting in wrinkles. In these articles, the leading Belleville, IL dermatologist, Dr. Gary Vicik, MD FAAD offers skin tips and information about our dermatologist in Belleville, IL to keep your skin in tip top shape. Blotchy pigmentation or dyschromia occurs from stimulation of pigment cells (melanocytes). Linear redlines cause by sun are enlarged blood vessels near the skin surface. The worst damage comes from chronic radiation to the DNA of skin […]
February 3, 2017

The Science of Skin Color

Skin color is caused by a multitude of factors, the brown to tan color of skin is determined by a brown pigment called melanin, which is produced by cells in the epidermis called melanocytes. Pigmented moles or nevi arc localized areas of increased pigment produce by a different pigment producing cell called a nevus cell. These areas can be flat or elevated and can vary in color based on the quantity of pigment contained in the nevus cell. Melanocytes produce pigment, unlike the nevus cell, can disturb the pigment to other cells of the epidermis (keratinocytes). Ultraviolet light – both […]
December 1, 2016

A Belleville, IL Dermatologist asks: What’s Your Skin Score?

Do you know the best ways to keep your face, neck, chest and hands soft, smooth and unspotted, and which factors are most likely to age your skin before its time? Take our quiz to test your knowledge and review our best strategies for younger-looking skin. by Julie K. Karen, MD Is the way my skin looks mainly determined by how old I am? Yes or No. Can the sun age my skin before its time? Yes or No. I’ve heard that most sun damage occurs before age 18, so can’t I just stop worrying about my skin? Yes or […]