Ordinarily, dry skin isn’t serious, but it can be uncomfortable and unsightly, turning plump cells into shriveled ones and creating fine lines and wrinkles.
Serious dry skin conditions — an inherited group of disorders called ichthyosis — can sometimes be disfiguring, causing psychological distress. Fortunately, most dry skin results from environmental factors that can be wholly or partially controlled. These include exposure to hot or cold weather with low humidity levels and excessive bathing.
Chronic or severe dry skin problems may require a dermatologist’s evaluation. But first you can do a lot on your own to improve your skin, including using moisturizers, bathing less and avoiding harsh, drying soaps.
About the doctor ..
Afshin Farzadmehr, MD (Dr. Mehr), has been practicing in Beverly Hills as the chief cosmetic plastic surgeon and dermatologist at the Plastic Surgery Center of Beverly Hills and at 90210 Cosmetic Surgery and Dermatology. Dr. Mehr has over 10 years of experience in Cosmetic Plastic Surgery and Dermatology. He is one of the few in the United States who is a diplomat of the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery and the American Board of Dermatology. He has gone through extensive training and rigorous standardized testing, finishing in the top of his class and in his field. After he finished his training at UCLA, Dr Mehr was selected among the very best in the world to partake part of his fellowship in Brazil with world renowned plastic surgeon Doctor Ivo Pitanguy who operated on world royalty and heads of state. Dr Mehr is a recipient of numerous awards recognizing him as americas top cosmetic plastic surgeon year after year. Dr. Mehr has established his practice based on strong and current surgical skills, patient rapport, exceptional results and attention to detail leading to high quality service. He is requested for his experience in breast augmentation and body contouring surgeries by members of the film industry and top models.