Category Archives: Lasers/Skin Care

Palms are sweaty, knees weak, arms are heavy.

Hyperhidrosis is a condition that involves excessive sweating in the hands, underarms, face, or extremities not necessarily due to exercise or body temperature. Typically, the body’s sweat glands produce enough perspiration during exercise, fever, or under stress to regulate the … Continue reading

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Age like fine wine

As people age, skin changes are one of the first visible signs. Different variables affect how quickly the skin ages including genetics and medical diseases, as well as external factors such as sun exposure, weather, smoking, or daily facial movements. … Continue reading

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Hanging on by a thread? Sew Amazing!

PDO threads, also known as Polydioxanone threads, are FDA approved and made of dissolvable suture material that the body can break down. They have been around since the 1980s and have been used in surgery for tissue approximation and wound … Continue reading

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Cute Skin with Vitamin C

In the 1930s, Vitamin C was discovered and researched as the remedy for scurvy. It was found to play a cofactor role in collagen hydroxylase as well as boosting the body’s immune system. The discovery of Vitamin C eventually led … Continue reading

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Don’t Inject Yourself Dermarolling/Microneedling

Don’t Inject Yourself  Dermarolling/Microneedling  Dermarolling or Microneedling has become a popular treatment in the aesthetic industry. It works by creating micro-wounds to the skin to promote skin rejuvenation. It triggers the body to create more collagen and elastin which are … Continue reading

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Is it in my blood?

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is collected from a patient’s own blood sample that is centrifuged  to create a high concentration of platelets in a small amount of plasma. Platelets are made in the bone marrow and play an important role … Continue reading

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What is fractional laser skin resurfacing?

For years lasers have been used to improve wrinkles, stretch marks, acne, surgical scars, uneven skin tone, and other skin conditions.  Lasers are well-suited to treat specific conditions because of their precision.  In the dark ages of laser resurfacing (1990s) … Continue reading

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Who should be using Retinol or Retinoid creams?

Retinoid describes a vitamin A derivative that helps unclog pores, boost natural collagen production to reduce fine lines, and speed cell turnover to improve skin tone and texture. There are 3 prescription-strength retinoids available: tretinoin (Retin-A, Retin-A Micro, Atralin, Avita, … Continue reading

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What’s a photofacial? Is it a facial or is it a laser?

A photofacial is another name for an IPL (intense-pulsed light) treatment. It is an FDA-approved treatment that uses rapid flashes of intense light to target problematic areas on the face, neck, chest and hands. It’s a great way to even … Continue reading

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