Beware Hidden Bacteria in Makeup Testers

Dr. Tami Buss Cassis was featured in a recent New Beauty article about what is really lurking inside major retailer’s makeup testers.

Tami Buss Cassis, MD says avoiding dirty makeup testers is more than just about avoiding germs, it’s also key to avoiding a serious infection. “If you come into contact with staphylococcus bacteria or fungus you are at risk for developing an infection,” she says. “If severe enough it can require a trip to the doctor for an antibacterial or antifungal, but more specifically you could develop an abscess on your skin which could require drainage, oral and topical antibiotics.”

If watching the investigative video is not enough of a precaution to keep you away from dirty testers for good, Dr. Cassis advises being extremely cautious if you absolutely must try on the lipstick, eyeshadow or blush before committing to the purchase. “If you must test, make sure the tester is sealed, use an individual one-time use applicator and put on the back of your hand,” she advises. “The best option is to purchase a new tube and just know what the return policy at the store is. At the very least, think of what the cost of a trip to the doctor and medications will cost you the next time you step up to the trial counter.”

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May is National Melanoma Skin Cancer Awareness Month

It’s National Melanoma Skin Cancer Awareness Month and Dr. Tami Cassis has an alarming statistic. One American dies of Melanoma every hour. Be safe in the sun. Thanks Kentucky Medical Association for spreading awareness about skin cancer.

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Five Questions on Microneedling with Shannon Cogan at Wave 3

Dr. Cassis answers 5 questions about microneedling with Shannon Cogan at Wave 3 News. Microneedling helps with anti-aging as well as acne scars. Read the full article here.

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Dr. Cassis Shares Her Secret For Looking 30 In Her 40s

Dr. Cassis is featured in this New Beauty article focusing on Microneedling. If you are interested in scheduling a Mirconeedling appointment, call 502-326-8588.

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Dr. Cassis gives her thoughts on how you should approach your cosmetic needs

Watch a WAVE 3 News report on a Lexington med spa patient suffer life threatening side effects from hormone replacement therapy. Dr. Cassis weighs in on how to make sure you choose a safe med spa.

Diverse Options Complete Care New Beauty Article

Cassis Dermatology and Aesthetics Center is featured in the October issue of New Beauty. Grab a copy on news stands now. You can also read article, Diverse Options Complete Care here.