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Anti-Aging: Why do I need Retinol?

As we age our skin starts to lose its natural ability to renew itself, leading to fine lines, wrinkles and duller looking skin. There are many anti-aging skin care products available to help your skin to look smoother and younger. One of the most widely used products in anti-aging treatments is retinol.   Retinol is…

Wrinkles – Oh No!

Staying out of the sun is one way to protect your skin from aging. But, there are things that cause wrinkles that you probably haven’t thought about. Many wrinkles are associated with loss of collagen in our skin. Collagen keeps skin strong and toned. Without collagen, your skin will start to sag.   Facial expressions,…

Non-Surgical Facelifts

There are many reasons people seek out facial re-contouring and wrinkle reduction.  There may be a reduction of facial volume, skin damage (texture changes or brown spots) from the sun, and excessive sagging.  Life happens, but many things can be improved.   One reason our faces sag is because of yo-yo dieting. When you lose…

How should I change my skincare for Spring?

As the weather changes, so should your skin care! Prepare your skin for its warm weather debut with the following updates to your routine: Cleanser – This time of year, you may be prone to more oily skin. If you normally use a cleanser for dry skin in the winter, consider switching to one for…

New Long-Lasting Alternative to Botox is On the Way

A new product currently known as “RT002” is being developed by Revance Therapeutics as a long-lasting alternative to Botox. Also known as Daxibotulinumtoxin A, this product is injected into the target muscles just like Botox, but is shown to last up to 6 months instead of the 3 to 4 months that Botox lasts.  This…

Anti-Aging: Who needs Growth Factors?

  As we age, our skin loses up to 80% of its thickness. Wow! The loss is caused by a drop in the production of collagen, elastin, and other components necessary for repairing environmental damage and retaining the structure of our skin. Epidermal growth factors are an essential part of an anti-aging skincare regimen to…

When should I start getting Botox?

The golden age of our grandmothers swearing by their jar of cold cream is long gone. Back then, when the magic of lotions and potions ran out, the only alternative was a drastic (and often scary) wind tunnel style facelift. Wow, how times have changed!   Botox is now a household name and the most…

Anti-Aging: Why do I need Antioxidants?

Antioxidants fight “free radical” damage from the environment that causes signs of aging, including brown spots and wrinkles.  They also enhance the effectiveness of sunscreens in preventing sun damage.  During the day, the combination of antioxidants plus sunscreen provides a strong defense against wrinkles, dullness, and discoloration.  At night, antioxidants reverse damage through cellular repair…

The difference between Botox & Filler?

With all the buzzwords in anti-aging treatments, things can get a bit overwhelming! If you are like most people, it is easy to get these terms mixed up.  One thing we hear all the time is when people confuse “Botox” and “Juvederm.” They are both great products made by the company Allergan, but they are…

What Is Kenalog Scar Treatment?

Do you have raised scars? Did you know they can be treated? Kenalog Scar Treatment is a specially formulated anti-inflammatory injection that can be used to significantly improve raised scars, including injury scars, surgical scars, hypertrophic scars, and keloids.   Raised scars—or hypertrophic scars and keloids—are caused from injury and irritation of the lower layers…