An Easy Winter Lip Fix

Don’t let cold, dry weather get the best of your lips. Instead, perfect your pout this winter with SkinMedica® TNS Lip Plump System.

The two-part treatment starts with TNS Lip Renewal®, a soothing formula packed with two forms of hyaluronic acid that help trap and hold moisture to dehydrated skin. In addition, marine filling spheres swell with water to smooth visible imperfections.

Lip Plumper softens and polishes the lips with soybean oil, a…

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What’s New in Cosmetic Dermatology

The progression of medical advancements relies on ongoing scientific research. In the field of dermatology, science has come full circle, revisiting the study of basic anatomy and how the face ages. Observing what happens to fat, muscle and bone as the face ages over time allows physicians to treat the face globally, and this concept has spurred breakthroughs in the way we address the signs of aging...

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Healthy Skin Must-Haves

My job comes with many benefits, but the one that’s most important to me as an aesthetician is the ability to change the lives of my patients. I have the opportunity to test all different types of treatments and skin care products so that I can find what really works and share that knowledge with my patients. Accordingly, my must-have skin care items are the same tried-and-true products that I recommend to my patients every day. Every face is like a canvas and my goal is to create beautiful artwork. I equate beautiful skin with healthy skin, and this concept really resonates with my patients. And while everyone deserves unique treatment, there are certain ingredients and products that are known to be must-haves on every skin type...

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Understanding Hyperpigmentation

Whether a result of sun damage, hormonal fluctuations or simply an unwanted reminder of acne past, all types of hyperpigmentation have one thing in common: melanin. The overproduction of melanin causes darkening of the skin known as dyschromia, or hyperpigmentation...

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Dare to Bare with Flawless Skin

In addition to being your body’s largest organ, the skin is an indicator of your overall health and well being, so it deserves some TLC. Follow these five steps to welcome glowing, flawless skin....

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Start Fresh with SkinMedica Peels

We can’t fully reverse the signs of aging, but we can certainly give the skin a fresh start. The best anti-aging procedures offer the benefit of more youthful-looking skin with little downtime, and SkinMedica’s Rejuvenize and Vitalize Peels are no exception, delivering visible results in just one treatment...

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Win the War on Aging with Antioxidants

Antioxidants are your body’s go-to defenders in the fight against aging. They team up against disease and counteract the effects of free radicals while combating the aging process. Here’s why I’m their biggest fan...

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Preventing Crow’s Feet

The tiny lines that develop in the corners of the eyes—commonly known as crow’s feet—are one of the first visible signs of the aging process. In fact, eye area concerns like fine lines, wrinkles, dehydration and pigmentation often reveal a person’s age before the rest of the face. Natural facial expressions are one of the main contributors to crow’s feet—thus, they are largely unavoidable. Caused by tiny muscle contractions that occur as we smile, laugh and squint, crow’s feet eventually settle around the eyes and deepen as these movements are repeated over time...

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Give Your Skin an Antioxidant Boost

Treatment and protection go hand-in-hand in the fight against skin aging. And when it comes to protection, antioxidants are a close second to sunscreen at the top of many dermatologists’ must-have lists. To better understand the role of antioxidants in preventing skin damage, it’s important to recognize how damage begins. Factors such as UV rays, pollution, environmental toxins and smoking encourage the formation of free radicals, the unstable electrons that attack healthy cells in the body and lead to oxidation, a process similar to rusting...

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Vaniqa® (eflornithine HCI) Cream, 13.9%: Getting to the Root of Facial Hair Removal

Like wrinkles, blemishes or sunspots, unwanted facial hair is an aesthetic nuisance—one that millions of women take steps to correct each year. Enter Vaniqa: a clinically proven way to reduce unwanted hair growth on the face in women without downtime. Vaniqa is an FDA-approved, prescription-only facial cream that works within the hair’s follicle to reduce hair growth on the face for women...

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