Treatments For Smoker’s Lines

For years, women and men have struggled with the fine lines and wrinkles that appear on our faces as we age.  With nearly 50 million smokers in the United States, it’s no secret that the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles around the mouth, known as smoker lines, are becoming more and more prevalent in

The Horrible Truths of Indoor Tanning

With skin cancer on the rise, it’s no secret that indoor tanning and the lack of understanding about the horrible effects that it can have on your health needs to be addressed. On an average day in the United States, more than one million people enter a tanning booth, with nearly 70% of these people within the ages

Tips For Reducing Your Acne

Let’s face it—everyone wants to know the secret to getting perfect, healthy, acne-free skin. For some of us, this seems like something we’ll never attain. However, if you’re prone to acne on your face or back, it’s important to know about the easy steps that you can take to help reduce the number of breakouts

All About Scars

A scar is a natural part of the body’s reaction to wounding or injury and is correlated with healing. Skin scars occur when the dermis (the deep, thick layer of skin) is damaged. The worse the initial damage is, the worse the scar will generally be. Most skin scars are flat and leave a trace

Stand firm in the face of gravity—with Ultherapy™!

Ultrasound, a technology that has been trusted by expectant mothers for decades, is now being used in a whole new type of cosmetic procedure that actually tightens loose skin on the face and neck without surgery. This procedure, called Ulthera™ or Ultherapy™, is the first and only energy-based procedure in aesthetics to be cleared by

Get Clear Before School’s Here!

Acne occurs when our pores become clogged.  Each pore opens to a follicle, which contains a hair and an oil gland. The oil released by the gland helps remove old skin cells and keeps your skin soft. When glands produce too much oil, the pores can become blocked, and dirt, bacteria, and cells build up

Have you tried Dysport yet?

Dysport is an injectable much like Botox that can be used to treat and relax crow’s feet, wrinkles on the forehead and frown lines in between the eyebrows. Dysport’s growing popularity makes it a great alternative to Botox. Both toxins cause temporary paralysis of the muscles, thus minimizing or eliminating unwanted lines and wrinkles by relaxing

Removing Facial Veins

Many veins, blood vessels and capillaries are necessary to deliver blood and oxygen to the variety of muscles in our face. However, with age, our skin loses collagen and the outer layers become thinner, resulting in more transparency. Constant exposure to sun, and regular wear and tear can rupture these small capillaries, sometimes leaving behind

Erase your age spots

While freckles are beautiful, they are actually signs of sun damage – and are also called age spots. Don’t let the name “age spots” fool you. Age spots have more to do with sun exposure than age, which is why other names for these are sun spots or brown spots. Regardless, there’s no denying that

Prepare To Bare Your Legs

Summer is finally here, which means it is time to get your legs ready for the warm weather and beach life with the help of sclerotherapy. Sclerotherapy is always the first line of treatment for varicose veins and spider veins. Unwanted leg veins are injected with a sclerosing agent using a very thin needle, and

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