2014 May

Laser Hair Removal For The Summer

Are you getting ready for the summer season? Want to look amazing in your bikini and bathing suit? We offer laser hair removal services that will benefit you heavily during your next trip to the beach or vacation spot. With our laser services we offer the latest in laser technology with the Sciton Profile ClearScanTM.

The Sciton Profile ClearScan™ is a gentle, non-invasive, long-lasting solution for unwanted hair on all body parts and any skin type, including ethnic and dark complexions. Additionally, the Sciton Profile laser can safely treat sun-tanned skin, thus making it the treatment of choice for active individuals.

Everyone can benefit from laser hair services; if you have unwanted hair that you want to have removed we can help! Girls you can have your bikini and under arms hair free and guys can get their chest and back hair clean and smooth.

“ClearScan™ hair removal treatment performed in our Columbus, Ohio office is safe, effective, and permanently reduces unwanted hair.” Says Dr. Parks.

For the upcoming summer vacations, make sure to learn about our laser services, contact us to set up an appointment and visit our location to talk with professional laser care specialist.


How Sunburn Affects the Skin

It is that time of the year for us to venture outside and enjoy the bright sunny days of spring and summer time.  For most of us, the rays from the sun make us both feel and look good.  However, exposure to the sun causes wrinkles in the face as well as age spots.  When we someone with a glowing bronze skin tone from the sun or tanning bed we see that as good skin conditions, when in reality, it speeds up the effects of aging and increases your chance for skin cancer.  At Eastside Dermatology, we want you to have the best skin possible.  Here is a look at how the sun affects your skin.

Our skin uses sunlight to help produce vitamin D in the body which helps skin conditions, helps build bones, and helps boost your immune system.  However, being exposed to sun long periods of time without the proper precautions can damage your skin and leave you at risk for other health conditions.

Within the make up of the layer of skin (epidermal) are tiny cells that include the pigment melanin.  Melanin helps protect the skin from ultraviolet rays, which can burn your skin, and over time can decrease the skin’s elasticity and cause a person’s skin to age prematurely.  Have you ever been to the beach and seen the elderly lady who is over tanned and looks like she is in a suit of rubber?  We want to help you to avoid that state and protect your skin as much as possible.

Having too much contact with the sun’s ultraviolet rays can cause sunburn to the skin.  These UV rays hit the outer layer of skin and penetrate down into deeper layers where they can damage and kill skin cells.  People with low amounts of melanin tend to burn easier than others.  Low amounts of melanin usually leave people with a more pale skin tone.  These people should protect themselves by covering up sensitive areas, wearing sunscreen, limit the amount of time in the sun during the times the sun is highest, mainly between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

Extensive and regular exposure to the sun’s UV rays over many years is the number one cause of skin cancer.  Make sure you examine your skin regularly to look for the development of odd growths or changes in an existing skin lesion.  Detecting these things early is the key to decreasing skin cancer.

If you notice something on your skin that shouldn’t be there, don’t hesitate to call and contact us.  Catching skin cancers early is the best way get rid of it.  For more information about skin cancer and our services, visit us to learn more.




Our Locations

Two convenient locations to better serve you:

150 Taylor Station Rd. Suite 250
Ohio 43213

4617 Leap Ct.,
Ohio 43026

Our Promise

At Eastside Dermatology, Dr. Alan Parks and his entire team are dedicated to providing the highest quality cosmetic and surgical skin care for their Columbus and Hilliard, Ohio-area patients.

Eastside Dermatology & Skin Care Center is associated with the DocShop patient education network. is an informational resource for patients considering dermatology treatments.

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