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Let's avoid acne scars

Almost all of us have experienced acne at some point.  According to the American Academy of Dermatology, it’s the most common skin condition in the country. For some patients, severe acne can lower self-esteem, and acne scars only prolong these emotional side effects. Fortunately, through prevention and treatment, it is possible to improve acne and… Read More »


Flawless Skin

In addition to being your body’s largest organ, the skin is an indicator of your overall health and well being, so it deserves some TLC. Follow these five steps to welcome glowing, flawless skin. BOTTOMS UP Skip the tea and soda and stick with water. Drinking water helps to balance pH levels, remove toxins from… Read More »


The shelf life of skin care products

Like most consumer products on the market today, your skin care essentials have a shelf life. And while a product’s lifespan can vary from six months to two years or more, its long-term efficacy ultimately depend on its ingredients, packaging and storage. With the exception of many natural and organic options, skin care products are… Read More »


The truth behind anti-aging claims

The anti-aging movement has fostered an increased public awareness that many of the cutaneous changes associated with aging can now be prevented and reversed. Yet sorting through anti-aging claims in today’s skin care market can often become a lesson in separating fact from fiction. It’s important to look beyond the buzzwords. For example, topical products… Read More »


When is the right time to begin with skin care?

We hear so much about prevention when it comes to skin care, and for good reason: By taking care of our skin early on, we can help to preserve its youthful appearance for years to come. Most skin aging starts at a young age. The sun can begin to degrade collagen in the early childhood… Read More »


Laser Hair Removal

Laser hair removal remains one of the most popular cosmetic procedures in the country, and for good reason: This non-invasive procedure offers the benefits of minimal downtime and little discomfort—plus, almost anyone is a viable candidate. For many clientss, laser hair removal grants them daily convenience; in fact, the most common requests for this procedure… Read More »


What are the benefits of using a mineral make-up?

NewBeauty magazine has called mineral makeup “makeup with meaning.”. With its numerous skin benefits, we consider mineral makeup to be an extension of skin care. We treat clients with various skin issues, from excessive sensitivity and acne to problems with uneven pigmentation. Many of these clients have experienced challenges with traditional makeup. The dilemma: Aesthetically,… Read More »


How realistic are our expectations?

The list of our expectations from skin care products and procedures is l-o-o-o-n-g.  We want wrinkles and brown spots to disappear, skin become tighter and firmer, dark circles and puffiness under the eyes – GONE! How reasonable are our expectations?  When we start patients on a new skin care regimen we want them to be… Read More »


Why should I use a Retinoid?

Few skin care ingredients have been as extensively studied—and proven—as retinoids, and these vitamin A derivatives have skin benefits that range from improvement in visible signs of aging to reduction in acne. The brainchild of dermatologist Albert Kligman, MD, tretinoin (the active ingredient in Retin-A) was first introduced as an acne treatment in the early… Read More »


Freshen up your skin for spring

Days are getting longer and the warm weather is slowly approaching. How is your skin feeling? Dry? Cracked? Dull? It is time to rethink your routine and freshen up a bit or a lot! Winter weather can be hard on the skin,  extra hydration is a must when it is cold outside.  Switching to a… Read More »


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