Skin Care Specialist

Kudos Medical

Board Certified Internal Medicine located in Chittenango, NY & Dewitt, NY

If you’ve noticed an increase in sun damage, acne scars, or wrinkles, professional skin care services can improve the appearance of your epidermis and boost your confidence. Board-certified internal medicine physician Ife Ojugbeli, MD, and the team at Kudos Medical in Chittenango and Dewitt, New York, offer a range of professional skin care services, for men, women, and teenagers, ensuring you look and feel your best. To request your skin care appointment, call the office to speak with a friendly team member or book online today.

Skin Care Q & A

What is skin care?

Skin care is a branch of medicine that works to improve the health, well-being, and general appearance of your skin. 

Your skin is the largest organ in your body and protects your internal organs and musculoskeletal structure from the sun’s UV rays, pollution, and environmental factors like pollen, mold, and bacteria. Although your skin is incredibly tough, it experiences significant wear-and-tear over the years. 

As you get older, you’re more likely to develop brown spots, acne scars, and wrinkles. This is perfectly normal, but these factors can also negatively affect your self-esteem. Skin care can minimize the appearance of these and other factors, helping you live more confidently.

What are some common causes of skin damage?

Skin damage occurs for a variety of reasons. Some of the most common causes include:

  • Excess sun exposure
  • Unhealthy diet
  • Dehydration
  • Smoking cigarettes
  • Drinking too much alcohol
  • Repetitive facial movements


You’re also more likely to experience skin damage if you use harsh creams, ointments, or lotions that affect your skin at the cellular level. 

Are there different types of skin care services?

At Kudos Medical, the providers offer a wide range of skin care services, including diagnoses and treatment of:

Sun damage

Experts estimate that 80% of all skin damage is a direct result of sun exposure. Fortunately, sun damage is also easy to prevent. The providers at Kudos Medical recommend wearing high-quality sunscreen, SPF 30 or higher, and wearing clothing that shields your skin from the sun’s harsh ultraviolet rays. Simple practices like these can prevent irritation, wrinkles, and sunspots.

Acne scars

If you regularly experience acne breakouts, you’re also at risk of developing acne scars. There are several types of acne scars including boxcar scars, ice pick scars, and rolling scars. Acne scars can occur anywhere on your body, including the cheeks, forehead, neck, shoulders, and back.

Wrinkles

Wrinkles are part of the natural aging process, but that doesn’t make their presence any easier. Dynamic wrinkles occur as a result of repetitive facial movements such as frowning, laughing, or squinting. Static wrinkles develop due to gravity, loss of facial volume, and less collagen production. 

Am I a good candidate for skin care?

Anyone who is unhappy with the physical appearance, tone, or texture of their skin can benefit from skin care. 

Following a physical exam, review of your medical history, and a discussion of your goals for treatment, your Kudos Medical provider can develop a skin care plan that safely and effectively addresses these common imperfections.

To request a skin care appointment at Kudos Medical, call the office or book online today.