Category Archives: Cosmetic Procedures

Why Your Face Ages & How Dermal Fillers Can Help

It happens to everyone. One day you look in the mirror and things just aren’t the way they used to be – bummer. Luckily modern technology has blessed us with ways to combat this harsh reality. The Structure of Your Face Changes as You Age Young, healthy skin contains several substances in abundance that give your face it’s shape and…

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A Brief History of Botox

Towards the end of the 18th century small towns in Southern Germany suffered an outbreak of a strange and deadly illness that poisoned its victims’ nerves, causing progressive shut down, or paralysis of essential physical functions. A local medical officer and poet by the name of Justinus Kerner studied more than 200 cases of this disease before publishing the first accurate and complete description…

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Dermaplaning 101

Queen Cleopatra is said to have frequently bathed in sour milk, which acts as an exfoliant due to it’s lactic acid content. In fact, ancient Egypt is where exfoliation first appeared. The Egyptians practiced many techniques in addition to sour milk baths, such as scrubbing their skin with alabaster and applying a paste made from sand and aloe. Various other cultures throughout…

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Practically Painless Beauty

  This scary looking ad once ran in a beauty magazine. As funny as it may seem now, some still believe it reflects the reality of what it takes to look younger.  If you worry that the phrase “no pain, no gain” applies to cosmetic procedures, this newsletter is just for you.  Now there is no reason to avoid treatments that…

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SPOTTED: Khloe Kardashian & Kybella

CELEBRITY SPOTLIGHT: Khloé Kardashian is the official face of the new Live Chin Up campaign for Kybella! Khloe uses her platform to promote a healthy lifestyle and self-confidence, but the best-selling author and reality star wasn’t always strong and confident herself. For the past 10 years, Khloe says she’s been viewed as “the fat Kardashian sister.” Tired of body-shamers and…

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Live Chin Up

Keep your chin up! This old saying is meant to be encouraging, but some people just can’t do it. I’m not talking about your attitude. It’s about having a double chin. Excessive fat below the chin can make you look older and heavier no matter your age or weight. In many cases, fat in this area is genetic and does…

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Love Your Lips

Dermal fillers are a frequent topic of interest when we are discussing facial rejuvenation and anti-aging. My patients often ask if they will look natural after fillers are injected. The answer is yes! Not only will you look natural, but also more youthful and refreshed. Let’s talk facts about fillers. Most cosmetic fillers are made of a natural substance in…

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Beauty Brainiacs on Botox

Our Beauty Brainiac question of the week – What is botox used for? Removing frown lines, creases, and wrinkles. Lifting the brow to make you look less tired or angry. Skin problems such as acne and rosacea. Treating migraine and tension headaches. Reducing embarrassing underarm sweating. Improving confidence and self esteem by improving appearance. Reducing negative feelings and improving mood…

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How Dermal Fillers Work

Dermal fillers are one of the most popular and effective solutions for aging skin problems. As we age, our face loses its natural fat pads and a substance in the skin known as hyaluronic acid (HA). This loss of “volume” changes the shape of the face and allows the skin to sag. With less underlying support, the lines and folds…

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Botox for Excessive Sweating

Excessive sweating, known as hyperhidrosis, is a common condition that afflicts about 3 percent of the population and can start at any age. Caused by overactive sweat glands, it is most problematic in the underarms and palms although other areas are sometimes involved. People with this unbearably sweaty condition can be be plagued by wet clothes, skin infections, a soggy…

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