Posts in Category "On Call"

Retinoids: Improving skin from the inside out

Few skincare ingredients have as storied a history as retinoids. These vitamin A derivatives first found fame as a novel and effective treatment for acne in the early 1970s, until older patients found it to have aesthetic anti-aging benefits as well. As a result, Retin-A received the FDA's first anti-aging approval in the early 1990s. Today, retinoids are considered by many dermatologists to be one of the most effective topical ingredients for treating symptoms of sun damage. Found both in prescription and over-the-counter creams and gels, retinoids are available in multiple…

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Chemical peels offer minimally-invasive solution to facial rejuvenation for all skin types

The words "chemical peel" could make those unfamiliar with the procedure's benefits anxious; however, chemical peels are really just a form of exfoliation, a minimally-invasive and essential component of facial rejuvenation. Chemical peels optimize skin health and are beneficial for all skin types, skin colors and ages.

Peels help remove damaged outer layers allowing a fresh, new layer of skin cells to naturally emerge. This results in both a renewing and therapeutic experience for the patient. If this renewal process could be achieved for every organ in the body,…

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Sun damage and how to treat it.

Photoaging refers to the damage that is done to the skin from prolonged exposure, over a person's lifetime, to UV radiation. Sun freckles (also known as liver spots, although they have nothing to do with the liver), irregular pigmentation and dilated blood vessels (often referred to as "broken" blood vessels) are some examples. Other examples of photoaging include fine lines and laxity from the loss of elastic fibers and healthy collagen.

To understand the difference between photoaged vs non-photoaged skin, look no further than your arms and chin. Notice how the…

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What is Thermage?

Thermage is a non-invasive treatment that applies radiofrequency energy to the skin. It works by heating the deeper dermis and subcutaneous layers to tighten existing collagen and tissue and stimulate new collagen production.

Thermage products permit me to lift, tighten and contour in a way that nothing else currently can. Just one session is all it takes to see significant results in my patients. And best of all, there is NO down time.

It's commonly used on the face to smooth out wrinkles and renew facial contours. It's also an excellent solution for cellulite and…

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