Healthy Skin Doesn’t Take A Vacation

Published July 6, 2018 1394 Views

Finally -- summer is here! That means vacations spending time by the pool, on a relaxing beach, or outside exploring new cities. And while you may be enjoying a wonderful break from reality, your skin will have to work double-time if you aren't using the proper products. Maintain Your Usual S...

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Take Sun Protection Seriously This Summer with These Simple Tips

Published June 1, 2018 1614 Views

Many of us remember carefree summers from our childhood when we bounced out of bed and went right outside to play with our friends. We also know our fair share of adults and children alike who had many painful sunburns to show for that time outside. The reality is that no matter your histo...

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Are Midface Dermal Fillers for the Eyes, Cheeks, and Lips Safe?

Published February 1, 2018 25146 Views

Some men and women are self-conscious about their appearance because they've never experienced smooth, balanced facial features. Others are beginning to notice the natural aging process on their face. Although some may experience the telltale signs of age sooner than others, everyone is suscepti...

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PicoWay Resolve Laser Treatment - Rejuvenate Your Skin!

Published December 1, 2017 27012 Views

PicoWay is an effective, non-invasive, non-surgical anti-aging device that uses short laser pulses to stimulate natural collagen production for a younger-looking skin tone. The PicoWay Resolve Laser is a handheld device used to rejuvenate the skin by stimulating collagen, the healing mechanis...

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Considering Tattoo Removal? This Might Help You Decide

Published November 2, 2017 1505 Views

Once upon a time, you might have loved your tattoo. However, when those feelings fade, you are left with the decision of whether to get it removed. There are many considerations that go into deciding on tattoo removal. One more reason to contemplate removing your ink? The tattoo ink might be toxic t...

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Skin Care: The Truth About Skin Moisturizers

Published November 2, 2017 1591 Views

How well do you know and trust your skin moisturizer? If you purchase items off the shelf at some of the big box stores, then you might be in for a big surprise. A recent study found that some of the claims on moisturizers are not entirely true, which could mean your skin care routine is not pro...

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Helendale Dermatology & Medical Spa to Offer CoolSculpting

Published October 31, 2017 1795 Views

October, 2017, Rochester, NY -- For several years, Helendale Dermatology & Medical Spa has offered patients SculpSure™ body contouring services, a non-invasive laser treatment that treats stubborn pockets of fat. As of November 2017, Helendale will be discontinuing SculpSure. Instead, they are e...

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Skin Rashes: Learn How to Treat Eczema During October Eczema Awareness Month

Published October 3, 2017 2212 Views

October is Eczema Awareness Month and there is no better time than now to learn more about uncomfortable skin rashes. It is especially important to get your symptoms under control before winter hits. Cold, dry weather can exacerbate affected skin and intensify the itchiness. We compiled some inf...

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How to Support the Community for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, October 2017

Published September 25, 2017 1457 Views

Helendale Dermatology & Medical Spa, practice of Dr. Elizabeth Arthur, is involved with the Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester. October is the National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but the dermatology practice sponsors charity events year-round. The Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester ha...

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Skin Treatment: What is a Medical Peel?

Published August 28, 2017 4360 Views

A medical peel is a skin-resurfacing treatment to remove dead skin cells, uncovering a "new" layer of skin that appears smoother and more vibrant. A medical facial peel plumps & softens fine lines, minimizes superficial "age" spots and other skin discolorations, and generally improves the tone a...

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Skin Rejuvenation: 3 Reasons To Take Advantage of the DOT Fractional Laser

Published August 1, 2017 1969 Views

A good diet and proper cleansing and moisturizing are essential elements of clear, healthy skin, but medical spa treatments can provide additional benefits. We offer effective, minimally-invasive skin rejuvenation treatments for various conditions using the DOT Fractional Laser, one of the mo...

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Choose Clean Makeup To Complement Healthy Skin Care

Published July 3, 2017 1712 Views

You know how important it is to keep your skin healthy through gentle cleansing and effective moisturizing, but have you ever thought about the effects of makeup on your skin? Just like your cleanser and moisturizer, the makeup you use on your face affects your skin deeply. The right kind of...

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Injectable Fillers: How to Smooth Skin and Look Younger with Radiesse

Published June 5, 2017 3451 Views

"With age comes beauty. Don't let wrinkles tell your story." ~ Radiesse Are you starting to notice wrinkles gather around your mouth? Perhaps those pesky lines betray your age or make you look older than you really are. Maybe the skin on the back of your hands is losing its smooth appearance...

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How to Protect Your Skin and Effectively Avoid Skin Cancer

Published May 8, 2017 1682 Views

Millions of Americans are diagnosed with skin cancer every year. In fact, one out of every five Americans will develop a form of skin cancer at some point in their lifetime. It may manifest itself in one of several ways. Melanoma can be identified when there is a change or growth in an existing...

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Do you Regret Your Tattoo?

Published February 6, 2017 1951 Views

Do you regret your tattoo? Currently, 36% of adults in the US have a tattoo, numbering around 45 million, and of that number, 17% regret their tattoo after all is said and done. Common reasons for tattoo regret include poor artisanship, wrong coloring/shading, and bad placement. Tattoos don't...

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Now Launching ALASTIN Skincare with TriHex™ Technology in 2017!

Published January 24, 2017 1976 Views

Pills, elixirs, prescriptions. It can be overwhelming to find a simple way to treat your skin, retain its natural beauty and vibrancy, and help heal your skin after a rejuvenating procedure, but the ALASTIN Skincare product line might the solution you've been looking for.  Helendale Dermatology &...

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Dr. Arthur Nominated for the 2017 ATHENA Award®

Published October 11, 2016 1350 Views

Dr. Arthur has been nominated for the ATHENA Award® which seeks to honor those who have strived for personal and professional accomplishment, who have contributed to the community in a significant way, and who have done much to pave the way for other high-minded business professionals to follow the...

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How to Determine the Best Hair Loss Treatment

Published August 18, 2016 1407 Views

The BEST Hair Loss Treatment? August is National Hair Loss Awareness Month, so many patients are searching for the best hair loss solution. No such thing exists as the "best" hair loss treatment. Every patient is different! There isn't a one-size-fits-all solution for alopecia. A hair loss tr...

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What the Heck are Free Radicals and Why Should We Care?

Published May 2, 2016 3064 Views

Everyone likes free stuff -- free movie tickets, free coffee, free furniture. But what about free radicals? Most of us have heard the term, but don't fully understand what they are, what they do to the body, nor how to get rid of them. We might understand that they're "bad," and that we don't wa...

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Rethinking Ink? Laser Tattoo Removal

Published December 15, 2015 2253 Views

Are you rethinking your ink? Helendale Dermatology & Medical Spa now offers the newest laser tattoo removal technology, PicoWay. Unlike traditional lasers, the dual wavelengths device generates picosecond pulses (ultra-short pulses every trillionth of a second) to efficiently remove tattoos on al...

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Why Sunscreen Doesn’t Work: Or, The Limitations of Sunscreen

Published September 21, 2015 1544 Views

Have you been using your healthy skin care treatments this season? Once the summer fades into autumn, many of our patients come in for their regular full body examination -- and we find them perfectly tan. Even if you wear your sunscreen religiously throughout the season, your skin may still exhibit...

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Introducing KYBELLA™... the First FDA-Approved Injectable Treatment for “Double Chin”

Published August 11, 2015 1677 Views

Helendale Dermatology & Medical Spa has been selected to provide KYBELLA™ (deoxycholic acid) injection, the first and only FDA-approved non-surgical treatment for reduction of submental fullness, a common yet under-treated aesthetic condition also known as "double chin." KYBELLA™ was approved in Apr...

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Leaves of Three - Leave Them Be!

Published July 8, 2015 1770 Views

I spend most of my summer looking down, watching for the 'dreaded leaves of three'- poison ivy. The one time I did get was lurking underneath my recycling bin, all nestled with my pachysandra! But I've digressed! Poison ivy- what's to know? 1) It's not contagious! Patients don't seem t...

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Published June 22, 2015 1749 Views

This is a message that I want men and women of all ages, whether my patient or not, to hear. Please feel free to pass this message along. Protecting yourself against early sun exposure before age 18 is a hard message to get through to children, caretakers and even parents. Research recently relea...

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What?! Change up my skincare regimen?

Published June 8, 2015 1659 Views

At first, no one likes change. We do everything to try to avoid it. Procrastination? Need I say more? We are all guilty of it of it at some point. When it comes to your skincare regimen, however, you should never procrastinate when you need to change your routine based on your skin's current cond...

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May is Melanoma Awareness Month

Published June 3, 2015 1229 Views

May is Melanoma Awareness Month: Record-Breaking Temperatures are Leading to "Early Season" Sun Burns The record-breaking temperatures we've been experiencing here in Rochester NY, following an unseasonably harsh winter, means more time spent outdoors for many theses days. The number of patien...

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Thinning Hair

Published April 14, 2015 1338 Views

It isn't a fun visit when I have a hysterical or depressed patient in my examining room who is losing his or her hair. It causes extreme stress and anxiety for both men and women when they realize their hair is either falling out or they've begun to see bald patches. Most people within their...

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Published January 3, 2015 1292 Views

Every New Year, people hope that the upcoming year will be "better" than the previous year, promising good health, happiness and prosperity. We, at Helendale Dermatology and Medical Spa and The Hair Center at Helendale, wish for the same. Everyday, I strive to be a better physician, a better b...

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Helendale to Make a Fashion Statement on Melanoma Monday

Published May 2, 2014 1216 Views

Press Announcement: Helendale Dermatology & Medical Spa Will Make a Fashion Statement on Melanoma Monday® To Raise Awareness of Skin Cancer - Monday, May 5th is Melanoma Monday® - ROCHESTER, NY - (May 2, 2014) --- The team at Helendale Dermatology & Medical Spa (in Irondequoit, N.Y.) will look...

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Common Laser Hair Removal Questions

Published December 6, 2011 1481 Views

Who performs laser hair treatments in our office? How are they trained and supervised? Our Aestheticians, P.A. and Nurse Practitioner all perform laser hair treatments in our office. They are all trained and certified by the "Laser Companies" and are always under the supervision of a Board Certified...

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