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Top Skincare Products to Incorporate into your winter routine

Top Skincare Products to Incorporate into your winter routine

Homepage // BlogWinter weather brings more than snow and cold spells—it can also wreak havoc on your skin, causing it to dry out, get flaky, and lose its summertime glow. These tips and skincare products recommended by a board-certified dermatologist can help you keep your skin looking young, supple, and refreshed all winter long.The Effects of Winter on Your Skin A lack of humidity and cold during the winter months can lead to dry, itchy, and flaky skin. To get your skin winter ready, ...
Treatment for Eye Bags

Treatment for Eye Bags

Homepage // BlogA common cosmetic concern on your face, eye bags may refer to a change in pigmentation (dark circles), loose skin, or swelling under your eyes. Puffy under eye bags can occur if you have sinus congestion, an allergic reaction, or due to a high-salt diet. While not a concern for your physical health, under-eye bags can affect your emotional health. Talking to a board-certified dermatologist can help—several treatment options exist to decrease the appearance of your eye ...
What can treat large facial pores?

What can treat large facial pores?

Homepage // BlogAlthough there are no medical reasons why you should be worried about enlarged pores, many feel their appearance would be improved with less noticeable pores. If you have large pores affecting the way you view and feel about yourself, here are some tips to help shrink your pores.What are the Causes of Enlarged Pores? Pores are a normal part of our skin. They are the openings around our hair follicles and oil glands. Our oil glands are responsible for secreting sebum (our ...
Ways to Replace Lost Collagen

Ways to Replace Lost Collagen

Homepage // BlogUsed to make your body's connective tissue, collagen makes up one-third of all the protein present in your body. Its strong fibers are used to connect ligaments, muscles, bones, and of course, your skin. Collagen is responsible for keeping your skin supple, resilient, and youthful. As you age, however, your body is unable to produce as much collagen as it once did, leading to noticeable changes in your skin such as: sagging fine lines and wrinkles thin papery skin dull, ...
Types of Veins and Treatment Options

Types of Veins and Treatment Options

Homepage // BlogAppearing on your legs, both varicose veins and spider veins can not only affect your outward appearance, but their presence can also signify health problems in your body. A board-certified dermatologist can help—minimally invasive treatments are available to reduce or eliminate varicose and spider veins. Read on to find out all about varicose veins and spider veins, including their diagnosis and treatment options that may work for you.What are Varicose Veins? Varicose ...
7 Ways to Remove Unwanted Hair

7 Ways to Remove Unwanted Hair

Homepage // BlogUnwanted hair is a common occurrence that can happen on the face, including the chin and upper lip, as well as the back, legs, feet, and even the tops of the toes. According to WebMD, approximately 30% of women's bodies are covered in terminal hair, i.e., the hair that exists on your head, eyebrows, underarms, and back. For men, it's significantly higher, with approximately 90% of the body being covered in terminal hair. While for some people, unwanted hair is a result of ...
3 Reasons to Get a Regular Facial

3 Reasons to Get a Regular Facial

Homepage // BlogSkincare is the best tool for looking and feeling better and regular facials by a medical aesthetician or a board-certified plastic surgeon are an essential part of that care. So if you've been on the fence about why regular professional facials matter when it comes to taking care of your skin and diminishing signs of aging, here are three reasons why this popular cosmetic procedure is key to turning the clock back on getting older.What is a Facial? Facials are cosmetic ...
Types of Chemical Peels – Which is Right For You?

Types of Chemical Peels – Which is Right For You?

Homepage // BlogAlso known as chemoexfoliation, chemical peels are popular cosmetic procedures that exfoliate and rejuvenate your skin. Depending on your aesthetic needs, chemical peels come in three main types: light, medium, or deep, with deeper chemical peels making use of stronger chemical agents to treat deeper wrinkles and scarring. Chemical peels work by stimulating your body's own healing mechanism, including the production of collagen and elastin which leads to the thickening of ...
Smoothing Skin Texture

Smoothing Skin Texture

Homepage // BlogFrom enlarged pores and bumps to textured skin and rough patches, the texture of the skin on your face and body can play a significant role in how you feel about yourself. If your uneven skin texture is affecting your self-esteem, consider seeing a board-certified dermatologist. They can help smooth skin texture, leaving you with rejuvenated and more youth-like skin.What is Uneven Skin Texture? Uneven skin texture can happen for a number of reasons, including changes to the ...
Stimulating Skin Collagen

Stimulating Skin Collagen

Homepage // BlogHeading to the dermatologist to stimulate your skin's production of collagen, an essential protein that results in youthful skin's characteristic plumpness, is a popular cosmetic choice for those experiencing the signs of aging. From fillers to over-the-counter creams and supplements, collagen is everywhere. Here are some tips from a board-certified dermatologist to help you stimulate your skin's collagen production again.What is Collagen? The body's most abundant protein, ...
More Bang for Your Buck: Top 3 Cosmetic Treatments that are “Tried and True”

More Bang for Your Buck: Top 3 Cosmetic Treatments that are “Tried and True”

Homepage // BlogWant to get the most out of your skincare treatment, but feel overwhelmed by the options available? Well, you’re not alone; there are hundreds of thousands of treatment options out there, and they all claim to be better than the last! But what treatments are worth investing in? What are the tried-and-true methods that have stood the test of time? That’s what we’re going to look at today.Botox A highly effective anti-wrinkle treatment, Botox is a neurotoxin injected into the ...
Picking the Filler that is Best for You

Picking the Filler that is Best for You

Homepage // BlogOne of the biggest decisions you’ll have to make when deciding to have cosmetic surgery is choosing which filler to have injected into your face. Each filler has its unique qualities, and each can help address different issues and defects, but it’s up to you to choose the one that’s right for you. Here are some things to consider before picking a filler.What is your timeline for treating? The time frame for treatment is an important consideration. Because it can take a ...
Rejuvenating Sun Damaged Skin

Rejuvenating Sun Damaged Skin

Homepage // BlogWhile getting some vitamin D may be good for you, being outdoors without adequate sun protection can cause your body more harm than good. Exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light from the sun can lead to the onset of wrinkles, dark spots, and sagging skin. Read on to find out how a visit to your dermatologist can help rejuvenate your sun-damaged skin.What is Sun Damage? Sun damage to your skin occurs after too much exposure to UV light rays. This results in changes to your skin ...
Hormone Therapy Options for Men

Hormone Therapy Options for Men

Homepage // BlogWhile hormone therapy or hormone replacement therapy is often associated with the female gender, men can benefit from it just as much as women. In fact, there are many hormone therapy options for men that can boost testosterone and have you feeling like your younger self in no time.How does hormone therapy work for men? The purpose of hormone therapy is to boost the testosterone levels of men. It works the same way and serves the same purpose as hormone therapy for women. ...
Hormone Therapy Options for Perimenopause

Hormone Therapy Options for Perimenopause

Homepage // BlogWe've all heard of menopause, but not everyone is aware of the changes your body goes through during the time leading up to it. This transitional period before menopause is known as perimenopause. Perimenopause isn't usually as severe as menopause, but you experience many of the same symptoms and problems. While hormone therapy is one of the best ways to deal with menopause, there are also hormone therapy options for perimenopause. This can help ease the symptoms of ...
How to Prevent Leg Veins

How to Prevent Leg Veins

Homepage // BlogProminent leg veins are common in women as they age. Though they can be harmless, they can sometimes cause pain. Even without pain, some people with visible leg veins are self-conscious about how they look.Types of Leg Veins There are three types of leg veins of concern: varicose veins, reticular veins, and spider veins. Varicose veins are the largest. They can be as big as three-quarters of an inch and often look like twisty ropes. They can form anywhere from the ankle up ...
How to Use Topical Retinoids

How to Use Topical Retinoids

Homepage // BlogTopical retinoids are available in many over the counter skin care products as well as prescription strength medications. They work to treat a variety of skin care problems ranging from fine lines and wrinkles to acne breakouts. Talk to your dermatologist about whether topical retinoids might be right for you.What are Retinoids? Derived from vitamin A, retinoids are a family of chemical substances that are commonly prescribed by dermatologists. The first retinoid developed ...
How your workout can affect your skin

How your workout can affect your skin

Homepage // BlogExercise benefits not just your heart and body but your skin as well. Regular exercise has been shown to keep your skin vibrant, healthy, and youthful. However, that may not be the case for everyone. If you have skin conditions such as rosacea, acne, or psoriasis, too much vigorous exercise and sweating can do more harm than good. Here are some tips from a board-certified dermatologist on how to keep your skin at its optimal while you work out.Wear sunscreen If you enjoy ...
Face Washing 101

Face Washing 101

Homepage // BlogKeeping your facial skin clean is an integral part of your daily hygiene—not only can washing your face regularly stop the spread of many diseases, but it can rejuvenate your skin and, depending on the products used, can leave you feeling healthy and youthful. Here are some tips from a board-certified dermatologist to help you navigate the ins and outs of face washing.Why Should You Wash Your Face? Adopting a proactive and protective approach as early as possible will help ...
Fillers for Undereye Bags

Fillers for Undereye Bags

Homepage // BlogUndereye bags are one of the key areas of focus for many people who are over the age of thirty. This is one of the most noticeable signs of aging, and many people want to be able to effectively reduce the appearance of aging in this part of the face. Cosmetics sales in the US related to eye beautification generate roughly 882 million dollars in sales each year. For many, the act of covering up this imperfection is not enough, however. The global eye skin care market is ...
Wrinkle Removal Techniques

Wrinkle Removal Techniques

Homepage // BlogAs you grow older, your body loses its ability to produce as much collagen as it once did. Your skin cells also divide at a slower rate, changing their structure and thinning. Wrinkles are a part of this aging process. If you don't like the look of your wrinkles, your dermatologist can help. Read on to find out about the best wrinkle removal techniques and therapies.What are Wrinkles? When your skin loses its moisture, and elasticity and starts to produce less oil, wrinkles ...
Younger Looking Hands

Younger Looking Hands

Homepage // BlogIt comes as no surprise that aging is accompanied by many changes in our skin. As we age, our skin becomes thinner, looser, and more frail. Even minor trauma can lead to bruising, scratches, or cuts which can take longer to heal. Accumulated sun damage can result in wrinkles, dryness, and the development of new skin growths such as age spots. If the back of your hands are looking worn and old, a board-certified dermatologist can find ways to help rejuvenate your hands, ...
Caring for Your Skin in Menopause

Caring for Your Skin in Menopause

Homepage // BlogThe period after your menstrual cycle permanently stops is known as menopause. In addition to the ending of your period, many people also experience changes to their mood, hair, and skin. Treating the symptoms of menopause can help lessen the severity of the effects. If you're experiencing changes to your skin, including dryness and a loss or thinning of your hair, here are some tips from a board-certified dermatologist to help.What are the Changes to Your Skin During ...
Hair Loss in Women

Hair Loss in Women

Homepage // BlogHair loss in women occurs for a variety of reasons. Noticeable hair loss occurs when there is greater than the usual loss of hair that outpaces new hair growth. When men have hair loss, it’s typically associated with balding, but women usually have hair loss without going bald.Signs and Symptoms of Hair Loss in Women Signs that a person is experiencing greater than expected hair loss include: A widening area where the hair is normally parted Receding hair at the temples A ...