August 28, 2014


Lauren Wurster is the lovely Family Nurse Practitioner here at McLean Dermatology. If you haven’t had the chance to meet her yet, let us tell you a little about her! 

Lauren grew up in Syracuse, NY always knowing she wanted to get into the medical field. She always had a passion for Math, science, and being around people. She truly enjoys helping people, and to this day cannot imagine being in a different field.  She completed her undergrad at Cornell University studying human development with a focus on adolescence. It was during her time at Cornell that she realized she wanted a career in nursing, so from Cornell she went on to the University of Virginia to get her Masters in Nursing. Shortly after completing her Masters Lauren decided to make the permanent move to DC where she worked as a labor and delivery RN at Georgetown University and completed her F.N.P degree.

After all of Lauren’s hard work her passion for medicine hasn’t faded but grown. She loves her job and loves Dermatology! Practicing Dermatology has given her the chance to see patients of all ages and backgrounds. What she loves most about her job is that no two days or appointments are ever the same, which makes everyday challenging and fun for her at the same time. She describes her job as gratifying because she gets to see the direct result of treatment and the impact it has on the patient, whether it’s a rash or acne!  The nursing side of her also loves the prevention aspect of dermatology. She loves educating patients about their health, and skin cancer prevention is so important and very rewarding.

Taking care of patients is Lauren’s number one priority, but she still takes time to pay attention to her own skin as well. Her favorite two products to recommend and use daily are IS Clinical Pro Heal and Active serums. She uses Pro Heal in the morning and Active Serum 
at night, and both have improved the quality and texture of her skin. Her favorite aesthetic services we offer are Dermaplaning and the Fire and Ice chemical peel. She swears your skin looks absolutely amazing and radiant afterwards!

Lauren is available Tuesday-Saturday for all your Dermatology needs and is also currently offering FREE cosmetic consultations! Call us today to set up an appointment!

August 1, 2014

Hot Hair Topics

1.    Healthier Hair Color
“ How can I prevent my color-treated hair from breaking and fading?”
- Hair that breaks easily is either fine or has been overly bleached. Hair color fades eventually, but to help impede this shampoo less frequently, avoid heat-styling more than twice a week, use protective products, and make sure to drink plenty of water. We recommend taking biotin supplements. Product recommendation – Moroccan Oil Scalp Treatment

2.    Building Body
“My hair is oily at the roots but dry at the ends. Why?”
- Shampooing everyday can strip away natural oils and now your scalp is overproducing oil to make up for it. Try shampooing every other day and only condition the middle to the end of your hair. Invest in dry shampoo – it’s a great substitute for shampooing everyday and is a huge time saver. Product recommendation – Big Sexy Hair Hairspray

3.    Fighting Frizz
“My thick, straight hair gets frizzy no matter what I do.”
- Invest in a frizz-fighting cream or serum. Massage a quarter size amount into damp or dry hair from root to end. Finish by blow-drying your hair with a large round brush to smooth it out. Product recommendation – Bed Head Control Freak Serum

4.    Waves Made Easy
“ How do I get those sexy, tousled beach waves every celeb has?
- For fine to thin hair, start with a volumizing mousse. For thick hair, use a spray volumizer. Blow your hair out with a round brush then separate it into sections. Spray the sections with flexible hold hairspray and start wrapping pieces of hair around a one-and-a-half-inch curling iron. Once you’re done run a finishing cream through the hair. Product recommendation – Herbal Essences Totally Twisted Curl Boosting Mousse

5.    Split-End Solution
“ I’m trying to grow my hair long, but my split ends are preventing growth.”
- Have your stylist trim just your split ends every 10 to 12 weeks. Don’t fall victim to the products that promise they will repair your split ends. Leave-in creams are your best option for hiding split ends. Product recommendation – Beauty Protector Protect & Detangle

6.    Hiding Grays
“ How do I cover stray grays?”
- Root touch-up pens are a great temporary solution for masking gray strands. A secret trick used my professionals and celebrities is a matte eye shadow. Just apply with a wet brush and dab on. Product recommendation – Oscar Blandi Root Touch-Up Pen