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Common Questions about Skin Rejuvenation

  1.      What is the best approach to make my skin look better?   To make your skin look and feel more healthy and attractive, one must reduce or prevent wrinkles, sun spots and loose skin, improve skin texture and color, and remove blotches or damaged blood vessels.   Such total skin rejuvenation requires a Read More…

Antioxidants in Skin Care Products – What Do They Do?

  Antioxidants are a common buzzword in both skin care and numerous health care supplements over the past decade. Preventing ‘oxidation’ in aging certainly seems like a good idea. But few who use these products probably understand how they work and what exactly are they supposed to treat. In addition, when and how are you Read More…

Tanning Beds and the Risk of Skin Cancer

  The warm and seemingly healthy glow from a good tan is an irresistible appeal for many, particularly those under the age of 35. Most everyone recognizes the potential skin damage that occurs from excessive natural sun exposure and people are much more vigilant today about using sun blocks and limiting sun exposure. These concerns, Read More…

Peptides in Topical Skin Rejuvenation Creams and Serums

  As this decade heads to completion, the single technological ingredient touted in skin care products is that peptides. Peptides are active molecules that have the potential to regulate or control the skin’s biological activity….in essence altering the interaction between the dermis and epidermis. Such messaging could have a big impact on skin wrinkling and Read More…

Brazilian (Bikini Line) Waxing and Infection Risks

  I read a recent article on the internet that talked about the potential dangers from getting a Brazilian wax, also known as waxing for a smooth bikini line. They described a case of cellulitis that resulted after such a waxing treatment. In this case, the patient required weeks of IV antibiotics and a surgical Read More…

Latisse Eyelash Growth Stimulant

Latisse (bimatoprost ophthalmic solution 0.03%) is a new prescription product that promotes eyelash growth. In late December, the FDA approved Latisse for treating eyelash hypotrichosis. (poor or stunted growth) This same drug, known as Lumigan in ophthalmologic use, first received FDA approval in 2001 for lowering intraocular pressure in patients with open-angle glaucoma and ocular Read More…

Sun Tanning by Injection

The dream of achieving that sun-kissed glow without having to spend time in the tanning bed is undoubtably desired by many. The promise of a pill or injection that could achieve that look would have tremendous public appeal and is probably a billion dollar market. The drug, Melanotan-1 and Melanotan II, from Melanocorp International in Read More…

Topical Skin Care Myths Revealed

  As a plastic surgeon with several full-time aestheticians and multiple lasers, we perform a lot of skin care for our patients. As a result, I have had the opportunity to talk to many patients about their skin and what they do to it. From those discussions, I have learned many understandable myths and misinformation Read More…

After Summer Facial Skin Treatments

The nice warm weather of the summer and the beauty of seeing the sun repeatedly over clear skies has made for a fun and productive season…and put a tan and a glow to that face. But with that good summer look lies some damage from the sun underneath. The suncreen you used (hopefully) and a Read More…

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