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Dallas Dermatologist Dr. Ellen Turner’s Interview with Practical Dermatology

In each issue, magazine asks leading physicians about new products that they are recommending to their patients. This month, Ellen Turner, MD, a dermatologist in Dallas, TX, discusses Colorescience Total Protection Face Shield SPF 50, which she wears every day. How long have you been recommending Colorescience Total Protection Face Shield SPF 50? Do you use it on yourself? Dr. Turner: I have been recommend­ing Colorescience Total Protection Face Shield SPF 50 since it first launched. I practice what I preach and therefore skin protection is an integral part of my daily routine. It is hard to remember my skincare regimen without Face Shield. How and how often do you suggest that your patients use this product? Dr. Turner: Just as we brush our teeth every single day, I want my patients to apply this product daily. Often times patients will tell me they only wear sun protection when they are going outside, but I am quick to remind them we are on our phones, and sit in front of our computers all day long and the Total Protection Face Shield SPF 50 will protect them not only from harmful UVA damage but also environ­ mental damage caused from their device screens […]

How a healthy gut can keep you fit!

  As we enter 2019, I often hear an individual’s new years’ resolution is to lose the weight. I myself have resolved to do this both in the new year, as well as throughout the year whenever a big event will occur in which I am going to wear a special outfit, or if I am going to be seeing someone I have not seen in a while. Obviously, we all want to put our best foot forward so to speak. Over the past year, I have worked and studied diligently on an extension of traditional medicine now termed functional medicine. I am still a dermatologist at heart, but I can augment the care of the skin by looking at the individual as a whole. I have begun to talk more and more about use things like daily multivitamins, probiotics and fish oil for all healthy adults over the age of 18. I have also begun to look past the skin to the gut for answers to common skin problems.  We know that the entryway to the body is through the gut. From there, every other organ is affected—either positively or negatively, including the skin. We ingest foods, and depending […]

Spring Event 2016 Pictures

Thank you to everyone for making this a success! Written by Dallas Dermatologist Dr. Ellen Turner.

SkinMedica Summit at Allergan Headquarters

After attending the SkinMedica Summit for my 7th year, I still walk away astounded at the research and development that SkinMedica, an Allergan company, performs in this corner of the market. The cosmetic topical market is huge, and it poses a lot of questions for the consumer and patient. I can feel good as a dermatologist, as a skincare specialist, recommending the SkinMedica portfolio of products to each of my patients based on the amount of research and testing before product launch, after product launch and at 2 and 3 year shelf life and effect. No other company does this, period. There is research that typically goes into most products before launch, but none that look at effectiveness in what it claims to do after launch including longevity effect with shelf life in varying conditions and temperatures with the exception of SkinMedica. Their new labs were a pleasure to see–clean, contemporary and extremely well-equipped. The scientific machinery and computer systems alone are mind-boggling. Dr. Mehta and Dr. Vega have created a most incredible environment with scientists who do not simply ask “why” but rather “why not”. They are constantly seeking new formulations based on the requests from practitioners in the […]

Dr. Ellen Turner Introduces Patients to a New Use for CoolSculpting® in the Dallas Area in a January Event

  Dr. Ellen Turner finds CoolSculpting® ideal for reducing the stubborn fat found on a person’s flank (better known as love handles), but until recently, such troublesome deposits found below the chin were best treated by other means. The recent FDA approval of a new applicator, CoolMini®, has changed that, however, by allowing greater focus on smaller areas previously unsuited for CoolSculpting®. Dallas-area dermatologist Dr. Turner is using January as a month to introduce patients to the device, which only just gained approval for widespread use in October 2015. In addition to information and deals available at her practice throughout January, Dr. Turner will be offering a “Lunch and Learn” on Jan. 27, at which anyone interested in learning more about CoolSculpting® and CoolMini® can gain insight into the treatment and have their questions answered. A single CoolMini® treatment can reduce submental fat by 20 percent, and patients typically find that they achieve their desired results after one or two sessions. Since the procedure is nonsurgical, there is no necessary recovery time to schedule after. The technology behind CoolMini®—and all CoolSculpting® applicators—works to lower the temperature of fat in the body, which succumbs to cold that doesn’t harm the skin, […]

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