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Skin Care – it’s what we do!

Skin Care – it’s what we do!  As we age, many things happen to our skin.  Years of tanning, eating the wrong foods, not getting enough sleep, not drinking enough fluids, and just plain every-day toxic environments, from city dwelling to spending too much time indoors, all play a role in skin trauma.  For years,…


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Are your sleep habits causing wrinkles?

As we age, the wrinkles we form are often associated with loss of collagen in our skin, an important component to its strength and structure. We often refer to collagen as the “scaffolding” that holds up our skin. Over the years, our facial expressions can lead to forehead lines, smile lines, and more. We also…


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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…


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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…


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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…


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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…


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Anti-Aging: 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…


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What is Melasma and how is it treated?

Melasma is a life-long condition that causes your skin to create patches of too much pigment.  It is more common in women, especially those with medium skin tones including Hispanic, Asian, or Mediterranean heritage. Melasma can be triggered or worsened by sun exposure, heat, and changes in hormones, such as pregnancy, puberty, menopause, or birth…


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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…


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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…


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