Blog Archive

Undo Summer Damage with Microneedling Sep 22nd, 2020

With the long summer days winding down, it’s important that you don’t ignore the consequences of spending time in the sun. At Dermatology Center of Northwest Houston, experienced dermatologist, Lisa Hitchins, MD, offers customized treatment plans to help you recover from sun damage and protect the long-term health of your...

Why You Shouldn’t Remove Skin Tags on Your Own Aug 20th, 2020

If pesky skin tags are getting caught in your jewelry or clothing, it may be time to consider removing them. While skin tags removal products are available right off the pharmacy shelf or by using home remedies, it’s always best to let an experienced professional, like dermatologist Lisa Hitchins, MD,...

5 Natural Ingredients That May Help Calm Acne Jul 13th, 2020

Acne isn’t just a problem for teenagers. Many people continue to battle acne in their adult years and are also negatively affected by the remnants of acne scars that remain in their skin. At Dermatology Center of Northwest Houston, experienced dermatologist Lisa Hitchins, MD, PA, offers several in-office treatments for...

Are You a Candidate for Laser Hair Removal? Jun 18th, 2020

Laser hair removal is a great option for removing unwanted hair. At Dermatology Center of Northwest Houston, experienced aesthetic technician, Mari Benavente, performs innovative laser treatments using the Lumenis Light Sheer® QUATTRO™ technology, a gold standard in laser hair removal technologies. Why consider laser hair removal? Lasering away unwanted body...

What You Need to Know About Dyslipidemia May 5th, 2020

Dyslipidemia is a condition you can have without even knowing it. However, if you’re living unaware with the disease, you may be putting yourself at increased risk for chronic heart disease or a heart attack. As a skilled physician, Lisa Hitchins, MD, PA, offers insight into what dyslipidemia is, why you...

How to Spot a Dangerous Mole Mar 11th, 2020

One of the most common types of cancer is skin cancer, a disease diagnosed in nearly 9,500 people in the United States every day. As an experienced dermatologist, Lisa Hitchins, MD, PA, stays proactive about identifying skin cancer in the earliest stages, and offers resources to help you stay on...

Microneedling vs. Microdermabrasion: How to Choose Feb 1st, 2020

There is a wide variety of skin treatments available these days, and determining which one is right for you can be confusing. As a skilled dermatologist, Lisa Hitchins, MD, PA, specializes in comprehensive skin evaluations to pinpoint which treatment is the best fit for you and your skin’s needs. At Dermatology...

Your Wool Winter Coat and Lotion May Be Giving You Contact Dermatitis Jan 3rd, 2020

During the colder months of winter, your actions to stay warm and keep your skin hydrated may be a trigger for chronically itchy skin and widespread rashes. As a board-certified dermatologist, Lisa Hitchins, MD, often treats people who experience unexplained rashes and chronically itchy skin. In many cases, Dr. Hitchins determines...

How Laser Hair Removal Saves You Money Over Time Dec 1st, 2019

If you’re considering the benefits of laser hair removal treatments for eliminating unwanted body hair, it’s also worth considering how much money – and time! – laser hair removal will save you in the long run. At Dermatology Center of Northwest Houston, Lisa Hitchins, MD, and the experienced aesthetics team...

5 Reasons Microneedling Is So Beneficial for Your Skin Nov 1st, 2019

Microneedling is a safe and beneficial skin treatment that can address a variety of skin flaws that age you. Lisa Hitchins, MD understands how aging skin can make you feel and how the environment you live in can take a toll on skin health. That’s why she and her team offer...

What Causes Skin Tags? Oct 8th, 2019

Skin tags are those harmless little flaps of extra skin that grow most often on the areas of your body that rub together or against your clothing, such as your underarms and neck. While benign, skin tags can become bothersome if they get pinched in your jewelry or clothing. You...

Dealing with Eczema Flare-ups Sep 1st, 2019

The scaly, itchy skin of eczema not only makes you uncomfortable, it can negatively affect how you feel about your appearance. While you may not always know when to expect an eczema flare-up, there are things you can do to keep them under control. Experienced dermatologist, Lisa Hitchins, MD, understands...

Kiss Acne Scars Goodbye with Microdermabrasion Aug 6th, 2019

If the remnants of teenage, or even adult acne, and affecting how you feel about your appearance, you may be the ideal candidate for microdermabrasion.  Experienced dermatologist, Lisa Hitchins, MD, PA, and her aesthetician, Mari Benavente, offer in-office microdermabrasion treatments to eliminate acne scars that bother you most. Mari can...

Summertime Tips to Prevent Skin Cancer and Other Sun-Related Skin Issues Jun 30th, 2019

While it often feels great to spend time in the sun, not properly protecting yourself beforehand can lead to some uncomfortable and serious health issues. As a board-certified dermatologist, Lisa Hitchins, MD, is passionate about helping you protect the health of your skin. She recommends several things you can do...

5 Factors That Could Be Contributing to Your Acne Jun 1st, 2019

It’s natural to think that acne is a kids’ condition, affecting teenagers throughout their transition to puberty. But the reality is that acne can develop at any time, giving you flashback to your own teenage years and shaking your self-confidence. Dr. Lisa Hitchins is a skilled dermatologist, specializing in treating...

How Microneedling Works to Stimulate Skin and Make You Look Younger May 1st, 2019

Imagine how amazing your skin would look if those wrinkles and fine lines would just disappear. If you’re ready to turn back time and revitalize your skin without the risks of surgery, microneedling with the innovative SkinPen® may be just the solution you need. At Dermatology Center of Northwest Houston,...

Your Best Options for Removing Those Pesky Skin Tags Apr 1st, 2019

Skin tags are harmless growths that can appear just about anywhere on your body, especially those areas where your clothes rub against your skin. When these benign skin growths develop on your neck or eyelids, they may affect how you feel about your appearance. If you have skin tags under...

Microdermabrasion: How It Works to Improve Your Skin Mar 7th, 2019

If your skin appears dull, lifeless, or even older than you’d like, you can give it an instant boost with a microdermabrasion treatment. New, much healthier skin is hiding just below the surface of the old, dead surface skin, and microdermabrasion is an ideal way to uncover it instantly, without...

Understanding the ABCDEs of Melanoma Feb 1st, 2019

Melanoma is one of the fastest growing cancers, quick to spread to your major organs and putting your life at risk. Dr. Hitchins’ routine skin screenings are available and recommended whether you’re at risk for the disease or not. The staff also provides valuable, educational resources to help you thoroughly...

You Don't Have to Live with Acne In 2019: Here Are Your Options Jan 9th, 2019

Regardless of your age, acne can be an embarrassing condition that affects your self-confidence and self-esteem. Luckily, the condition is treatable and Dr. Hitchins offers several effective treatment options to reduce the appearance and severity of your acne for the new year. Because not all treatments work the same for...

Why Winter is the Best Time for Laser Hair Removal Dec 4th, 2018

The cold months of winter may be the time you usually let your leg hair grow freely, covering it up with long pants to stay warm. However, if you’re considering the many benefits of having laser hair removal treatments, winter may actually be the best time of the year to...

Minimize Acne Scars with Microdermabrasion Nov 19th, 2018

Battling acne through your teen years and into adulthood can leave unsightly scars that affect your appearance and your self-confidence. When you need a boost to your self-esteem, consider the many benefits of rejuvenating your skin’s appearance with microdermabrasion. How acne scars form Acne scars develop when the deep tissues...

5 Tips for Preventing an Eczema Flare-Up Oct 16th, 2018

Eczema is a general term that refers to several health conditions that lead to irritated, inflamed, and itchy skin. While eczema is most common in children and babies, anyone can develop this condition, even if you’ve never had signs of it in the past.The most common symptoms of eczema include:Intense...

Microneedling: The All-Natural Solution for Younger Looking Skin Sep 26th, 2018

At the Dermatology Center of Northwest Houston, we use the effective and popular technique to rejuvenate our clients' skin, leaving them looking fresher, smoother, and younger. Moreover, we use the safe technique to address various other skin issues.What is microneedling?Microneedling invokes your skin's healing response by producing microtrauma in a...

Why You Should Never Remove Skin Tags Yourself Aug 14th, 2018

When it comes to DIY projects, you can take a good deal of pride in a renovated bathroom or great-looking garden. The flip side to DIY, however, can be costly, especially when it comes to your health. If you’re tempted by an online video to simply remove your skin tags...

Why Do I Still Get Acne in My 30s? Jul 20th, 2018

With puberty firmly behind you, you look forward to a life without the roller coaster ride of fluctuating hormone levels and the side effects they bring, especially the patchwork of acne that covered your skin. So why does it still persist, even into your 30s and beyond?Here at Dermatology Center...

What You Need to Know About Sunscreens and Protecting Your Skin This Summer Jun 20th, 2018

“It’s not that hot outside.” “I’ll only be out for a few minutes.” It’s cloudy.” “I don’t burn.” These statements are all-too-common reasons that men and women decide to go outdoors without sunscreen. If you’ve used one of these excuses, you may want to rethink your decision. Summers in Texas...

4 Reasons Skin Cancer Screenings are Important May 18th, 2018

You’ve bought your new bathing suits and stocked up on sunscreen. You’re ready to hit the beach on the first balmy weekend. But while you’re preparing for a summer full of sun and fun, take some time to learn about why skin cancer screenings should be an essential element of...

How to Choose the Right Chemical Peel for Your Skin Apr 25th, 2018

Age may only be a number in terms of how you feel. But when it comes to your skin, the years typically take a toll. Whether that’s in the form of brown spots, wrinkles, or an overall weathered look, a chemical peel can be a great solution. Peels improve the...

Tips for Choosing the Right Skincare Products Mar 28th, 2018

A silky-smooth texture, a vibrant glow, and a rich, even color are hallmarks of beautiful skin. If that’s what you’re after, you must develop a rock-solid skincare routine that involves choosing the right products. Though intimidating at first, with a little bit of knowledge you’ll find yourself whizzing through the...