May 31, 2012

Mascara To Wear For 2 Weeks?

The cosmetics world is always introducing new and innovative products. A new trend is a semi-permanent mascara that is safe to wear for 14 days. The problem with this is that leaving any product on your eyelashes for more than a day can put you at risk for the eyelashes falling off or becoming brittle and breaking. If you are looking to alter the appearance of your eyelashes, try eyelash extensions. These are 100%, all natural hairs that are bonded to your natural eyelash individually. Extensions are safe for contact lens wearers and require a touch up every 2 weeks. You should only get these applied by a Master Esthetician who has been properly trained in application. This is a service that is available at our McLean office, call 703-356-5111 to schedule your appointment today!

May 30, 2012

4 Tips For Sexy Stems

Well, ladies... summer is right around the corner and with warmer weather means it’s time to show your legs some love! Over the winter months, some of us neglect our legs over the cold months because they’re hidden by pants.  Here are some great tips for great summer stems!
  1. Start by sloughing off dead skin cells by using a body scrub in     the shower, try Dr. Lily’s new skincare line, Lanari Best Ever Sugar Scrub. 
  2. Shaving can make the leg hair grow back thicker and also has to be done daily to maintain smoothness. An great alternative is laser hair removal. Laser hair removal should only be performed by a physician, read our blog “Dangers of Laser Hair Removal” for more information. Call our office to schedule your laser hair removal appointment before bikini season is here!
  3. Moisturize skin with a body cream, not a lotion. Lotions are thin and not as moisturizing as thick body creams. 
  4. Nothing says healthy legs like a sun-kissed glow. The best product to achieve all around even, healthy, golden color without the risks of UV rays is St. Tropez ‘Bronzing Mousse’, it also elongates your legs, too!

May 29, 2012

Argan Oil

You can find argan oil on many beauty products from shampoo to lip balm. What’s all the fuss about? It’s a super rich, all natural oil that is perfect for softening lips, elbows and heels, taming hair flyaways, you can mix into your hair conditioner for an overnight mask and mix into your body lotion for supple skin. Multi purpose essential oil, try it out for yourself and send your feedback!

May 10, 2012

Laser Hair Removal Dangers

Laser hair removal can be a great investment, if it's performed by a Board Certified Dermatologist or Plastic Surgeon. Book your appointment with Dr. Lily today, 
call our McLean office at 703-356-5111

May 9, 2012

May Is Skin Cancer Awareness Month!

Monday, March 7 was Melanoma Monday! So, you have some moles that have been there for years and you see them everyday so you don’t think twice about them. Below is a simple system to follow to monitor moles and spots on your body. A full head-to-toe skin exam is still highly recommended, as a Dermatologist will always alert you of any spots that should be biopsied or looked at for further evaluation.
Follow the ABCDE guidelines to evaluate your moles!
One side of the spot is drastically different than the other side, instead of one side looking just like or similar to the other side.
If the edges of the spot are uneven by having notches or appear to be scalloped. 
Black moles, moles with color variation or moles that change color.
Any mole greater than 6mm or larger than a pencil eraser should be evaluated, as well as any moles that are growing. 
Evolving moles are any that have changed size, color or shape, be especially cautious with one that is rapidly changing. 
Greater than 5 sunburns in your lifetime doubles your risk of skin cancer. Annual skin exams should be performed every 6 months of annually, depending on your age and family history of skin cancer. Call to schedule your mole check today! 

McLean Dermatology & Skincare Center
6849 Old Dominion Dr. Suite 340
McLean, VA 22101