Medical Review By: Alyse Penninger, LMA If you’ve never gotten a facial, you may be missing out. But what exactly is a facial? A facial is a deep cleansing treatment that sloughs away dead skin cells and removes debris from deep in your pores. The techniques and products used vary depending on the type of[Read More]
What Is a PRP Facial and What Can it Do For Your Skin?
Medical Review By: Emmanuel Loucas, MD Is your skin in need of a little rejuvenation? If you’re looking to brighten a dull complexion, tighten sagging skin or lessen the appearance of scars, wrinkles or sun damage, a relatively new treatment called a PRP facial, popularly known as a vampire facial, could be just the[Read More]
What Is a Mini Neck Lift?
Medical Review By: Juan Giachino, Jr., MD Getting older? One of the first signs of aging is the dreaded “turkey neck.” It’s no coincidence that author Nora Ephron titled her book about aging “I Feel Bad About My Neck.” This area is delicate because neck skin is especially thin. It can start to sag,[Read More]
Are Chemical Peels Safe?
If you’re tired of seeing fine lines, acne scars, sun spots, or dark patches every time you look in the mirror, you may be considering getting a chemical peel. In this procedure, a mixture of acids is applied to the skin to slough off the top layers and reveal the smoother, more even-toned skin beneath.[Read More]
Brotox: The Trending Botox Treatment for Men
Men may pretend they don’t care about looking older, but the number of men getting Botox — or “Brotox,” if you like — to erase forehead creases and other wrinkles suggests otherwise. In fact, that number totaled more than 450,000 in 2018, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. “Men want to look refreshed,” said[Read More]
What Is Dermaplaning?
Wish your skin were as smooth as a baby’s bottom? Without a time machine, that’s a tall order. But through dermaplaning, also called microplaning, a dermatologist or licensed aesthetician can uncover the newer, smoother skin that’s buried under a layer of old, dead skin cells, not to mention some fine hairs, aka peach fuzz. In[Read More]
How to Get Rid of Dark Circles Under Your Eyes
No one wants to look like they pulled an all-nighter, but dark circles under your eyes can make you look exhausted, even when you aren’t. “They’re a common concern among people of all ages,” said Kimberly Van Keuren, director of cosmetic services at Water’s Edge Dermatology. As cosmetic issues go, under-eye circles can be tricky[Read More]
HydraFacial MD – Not Your Grandma’s Facial!
We’ve been getting a ton of interest in a cosmetic treatment we offer called HydraFacial MD. As word spreads about this rejuvenating procedure, our patients want to know more. What’s a hydrafacial? How does HydraFacial MD work? How will it benefit your skin? Is HydraFacial MD really any better than other facials? You’ve been asking,[Read More]
Tips for Choosing the Best Anti-Aging Skincare Products
We all want to look our best and keep our skin youthful, but selecting the right anti-aging skin care products and developing an anti-wrinkle regimen can be daunting. There are so many products out there, it’s difficult to know where to start. Today we’re sharing dermatologists’ top tips for choosing the best anti-aging skincare products[Read More]
What You Need to Know About Injectable Fillers
Any plan to address signs of facial aging needs to take into account the multiple structural layers of the face and how they work together to achieve facial harmony. Many of the visible signs of aging are due to volume loss. As facial tissues thin, lines become prominent and cheeks tend to look hollow. Dermal fillers[Read More]