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Anti-Aging Skin Care: What is the best sunscreen?

The higher the SPF, the more sun protection… right? Unfortunately, that is not the case. So, what is SPF? The Sun Protection Factor (SPF) actually indicates the length of TIME of added protection, not the strength. An SPF of 15 means you can be in the sun 15 times longer than you would have without…

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,…

Anti-Aging Skin Care: 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…

What’s the difference between Botox and 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…

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…

Keep That Youthful Look

The first facial fillers were used for scars back in 1893. Autologous fat (meaning fat from your own body) was used to correct scars, and “filling” began as a cosmetic procedure. The benefits of the procedure were short-lived based on the limited technology at that time.   Later, collagen was first used for facial wrinkle…

Anti-Aging Skin Care: 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…

The Importance of Hydration

Everyone wants healthy, glowing skin. Between facials and skin care treatments, staying hydrated is one of the most important things you can do for yourself.   You’ll still want to use moisturizer, but water keeps you hydrated from the inside out. Fluids affect your outermost layers of skin. These are the layers that get dried…

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…

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…