Why Sunscreen Is Hot Anytime of Year

It’s the dead of winter in most parts of the country, when low temperatures dictate certain skin care choices: intensified moisturizers, more emollient lip balms. And while sunscreen may not be top-of-mind, UV rays are just as present in the winter months, making sunscreen a must-have in winter and throughout the year...

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A Closer Look at Professional Peels

The chemical peel is one of the best anti-aging tools in an aesthetician’s arsenal. Professional peels not only enhance the texture and tone of the skin—they also help the skin to look and act younger over time. During a professional peel, a chemical solution is applied to the skin to remove its outer layers. As dead skin is sloughed away via the chemical exfoliation process, new skin cells emerge resulting in a luminous, healthy glow. Peels also help to diminish a host of visible skin imperfections including fine lines, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, acne bumps and even scarring...

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New Year, Healthier Skin

This New Year, it’s out with the old, in with the new—new healthy skin habits, that is. Here's a few smart skin care practices to commit to in 2013...

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How to Achieve Brighter Skin

As a dermatologist who specializes in both cosmetic and general dermatology, I know that glowing, even-toned skin is a primary characteristic associated with youth and beauty. Unfortunately, overall dullness of the skin and irregular discoloration are two of the most common issues we all battle in the quest for brighter, more radiant skin...

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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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