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Exfoliation: What Is It & How Often Should I Do It?

How Often Should I Exfoliate Your skin is not only a cover, but also the largest organ in your body. Like the rest of your body, it constantly regenerates and replaces dead cells for the duration of your life. It is also porous, so as cells die at the surface, they can be trapped by the oil of your skin. Continue reading

How Quickly Can Skin Cancer Grow?

When doctors talk about skin cancer, they often reiterate the point that it’s important to catch any potential issues early in order to have the best chance of recovery. But exactly how quickly can skin cancer grow? Is it safe to wait a week after noticing something strange on your skin? How long should you wait before deciding that a Continue reading

How Can I Get The Best Results from Laser Hair Removal?

Is there any way to improve your chances of getting the results you really want with laser hair removal? “Actually, the results of laser hair removal often vary greatly from person to person, as they depend partially on which area of the body or face was treated, as well as how many treatments the patient elects to do,” explains Dr. Azeen Sadeghian, board certified Continue reading

Why Would I Need A Skin Biopsy?

When a doctor performs a skin biopsy on you, the doctor removes a small part of your skin, analyzes it, and looks at it under the microscope. “This is a sample, a piece of the bigger skin, usually removed for diagnostic purposes,” shares Dr. Azeen Sadeghian, board certified dermatologist at Sanova Dermatology in Baton Rouge, LA. In this case, the Continue reading

Can I Get A Chemical Peel If I Have Active Acne?

If you’ve been wondering if you can get a chemical peel if you have active acne, the answer is a definite yes! When your skin suffers from active acne blemishes, or even if you have scarring from acne that occurred in the past, getting a chemical peel is a great idea. Here are four reasons why you should get a Continue reading

How Many Kybella Treatments Will I Need?

What Is Kybella? Kybella is a well-known and widely-used treatment designed to help dissolve excess body fat under the chin, commonly referred to as a ‘double chin‘. Kybella works to reduce and minimize submental fullness, which is caused by excess fat deposition beneath the jawline. Who Is a Candidate? There are some patients who are thin or this has been Continue reading

10 Top Sun Safety Tips for Infants, Babies and Toddlers

Getting sunburned is painful enough for adults, but when it occurs in young children, it’s even worse as it can compromise their health, making them more likely to develop skin cancer later in life. In fact, it can be a medical emergency. If you’re the parent of a young child, here are nine top sun safety tips for infants, babies Continue reading

Chemical Peel After Care

The majority of chemical peels fall under certain categories of effectiveness: superficial peels that use Glycolic or Salicylic Acid solutions, and deeper peels that use Trichloroacetic Acid or a blend of different acids. “Superficial peels usually do not have extensive downtimes, but more aggressive peels may require a week of recovery,” explains Amy Bowen, licensed aesthetician at Sanova Dermatology. Deeper peels will require home rest, diligent Continue reading

Am I A Good Candidate for Sculptra?

Who is a good candidate for Sculptra? Sculptra is a remarkable weapon in our arsenal for the war against aging skin. It actually helps restore some of the collagen that your body isn’t producing at the levels it did in younger years. “Sculptra is really unique when it comes to restoring volume in the skin,” says Dr. Adam Mamelak, dermatologist Continue reading

Platelet Rich Plasma + Microneedling For Acne Scarring

Living with acne scarring can sometimes be embarrassing, and can prevent you from looking and feeling your best. In the past, very few effective treatments for acne scarring existed and most had significant recovery time. However, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is a newly developed method used to treat acne scars and other skin issues. “PRP uses growth factors in your Continue reading

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