In the summer, there is plenty to worry about when it comes to our skin. From keeping our tans from flaking and our faces being oil-free, bug bites soon rank number one on our summer skin troubles list! Especially those bug bites that cause itchy, red and irritated skin. They are just so hard to cover up! It’s no surprise that one of the biggest complaints of summer is swollen, itchy mosquito bites. Who wants red, puffy bumps on their body while wearing body-baring outfits and itsy-bitsy bikinis? While it may seem like a small issue in the realm of cosmetic dermatology, it is a big concern for many summer lovers. Itch no further! Cosmetic Dermatologist, Dr. Paul Jarrod Frank has the perfect solution to eliminate these pesky little marks covering your body:
Cortisone: A quick shot of cortisone will do the trick to reduce swelling, itching and heal the bite usually within 24 hours
Hydrocortisone: If you can’t get to the dermatologist’s office, try over the counter or prescription hydrocortisone
Dr. Paul Jarrod Frank
The Medlite Laser: Another common complaint regarding bug bites is also scarring or dark spots left behind after a week of itching and scratching. There are several simple laser treatments to remove these. The Medlite laser removes the pigment and marks usually within a couple of weeks without any physical downtime
So, enjoy the rest of your summer days outside, because here at BeautyStat we even have your bug bite remedies covered! Tell us, have any of you ladies experienced some pesky bug bites this summer? What do you use to get rid of the itch? Let us know by commenting below, which will automatically be posted to our Community Forum (click here to check it out!) where you can find other beauty related discussions! Don’t forget to also submit a photo to our Photo Of The Day (click here!) feature, where a new photo will be picked daily. Your photo just might be selected, so get going!
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