May 21st 2020 – When I became a board-certified physician in Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine, it was as though someone had cleaned my sunglasses. I functioned very well as a dermatologist, but now I worked even better with a new set of resources and so much more information from which to pull that could better assist my patients! One of the most exciting areas I am seeing so many successful patient outcomes, is through the use of exosome technology for hair loss, especially the androgenetic variant, or what is more commonly termed male and female pattern baldness. At the World Congress for Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine, I was fortunate to be able to listen to Dr. Daniel Pompa discuss his personal journey on the road of first, wonderful health and then deterioration, and then eventual re-acclimation of that good health through careful research and hard work. One of the interesting points in his discussion was the use exosome technology after a life-threatening spinal injury that should have, at best, left his adolescent son, paralyzed, and at worst, dead. Not only did he survive, but he, was up and walking in a matter of three weeks, in a large part due […]
As both a doctor of dermatology and a functional medicine doctor, I thought it was an excellent time to write more about what we can all to keep ourselves as healthy as possible at this time during the COVID-19 crisis. Drinking 8-10 glasses of water per day to stay well-hydrated is important to proper immune function. Drinking tea is healthy to the gut and helps flourish the microbiome so drink a variety of teas—green, black, and herbal. If you are an asthmatic, make sure you are strictly adhering to your maintenance regimen to keep your airway maintained properly. Make a telemedicine visit with your allergist immediately if you find that with the spring, and the COVID-19 crisis you find that your asthma seems to be acting up more so as you are considered to be a high-risk group. For health and wellness, everyone regardless of season, should be consuming a daily multivitamin, a good quality omega-3 supplement, and a probiotic. However, during this time, I would add the following in order to better boost immune support and function: Vitamin D 10,000 units every day (likely you are extremely low anyway) Vitamin A 5,000 units every day B complex every day […]
As I am in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, I am constantly cleaning surfaces with disinfectant both in my home and my office. I am wiping down doorknobs and handles. I am constantly going back when my children place a plastic grocery sack on the countertop I just wiped down and throwing that sack away, only to go back and re-sanitize that surface again. I am wiping down my car steering wheeling. My hand washing has gone up three-fold. And I am seeing 90% of my patients virtually! I received an email from a physician friend which contained information from Irene Ken whose daughter works in Infectious Disease at Johns Hopkins, and thought some of these items were really helpful tips in regards to COVID-19. The virus is very fragile; the only thing that protects it is a thin outer layer of fat. That is why any soap or detergent is the best remedy, because the foam CUTS the FAT (that is why you have to rub so much: for 20 seconds or more, to make a lot of foam). HEAT melts fat; this is why it is so good to use water above 77 degrees Fahrenheit for washing […]
Patients constantly ask me what is the newest technology? What is the next best in anti-aging? At Dermatology Office, we are excited to be the first in the Dallas-Fort Worth area to offer aesthetic enhancement utilizing exosomes! Read on, to learn more about exosome therapy. What are exosomes? Exosomes are nanoparticles which are approximately 1/1000 the size of a human cell. Exosomes originate from mesenchymal tissue and contain both growth factors and messenger RNA. More importantly, they can perform cellular communication and direct any type of cellular growth depending on the cell which is targeted. It is considered to be the purest form of cellular regeneration because it directs the patient’s own tissue regeneration and wound healing, and in a very rapid response. How can exosomes be used in dermatology? At the Dermatology Office, we are successfully using exosome therapy to grow hair after only one injection. Sometimes we are combining the exosomes with a patient’s platelet rich plasma and sometimes it is pure exosome therapy. Additionally, it is an incredible aesthetic treatment for rejuvenation of collagen in the skin. Exosomes can be applied to the periorbital (around the eyes), perioral (around the mouth), the entire face, the neck or […]
Is there an ideal age to start getting BOTOX? What are the signs that I need to get BOTOX? It depends! Once you begin to have lines at rest, you are probably a bit tardy in getting your BOTOX. Most people begin getting BOTOX sometime during their twenties or early thirties. Some people have more issues with their glabella, or frown lines—also known as the “elevens”. Some people have more issues with the horizontal forehead lines, while others have problems with the crows’ feet or fine lines radiating out from the eyes. Regardless of the area of concern, BOTOX can address any or all of these areas, and rest these muscles of facial expression creating a relaxing and youthful appearance. Click here for more information about BOTOX and here for before and after BOTOX photos. Dr. Ellen Turner is a double board-certified dermatologist with practices in Dallas and Irving, Texas. She specializes in medical and cosmetic dermatology, as well as anti-aging and regenerative medicine. To schedule an appointment, please call 214-373-7546. Written by Dallas Dermatologist Dr. Ellen Turner.