Acne Scars

Are You A Popaholic?

With over 77,000 likes on Facebook, 2.8 million followers on Instagram and YouTube videos with over 20 million views, Dr. Sandra Lee (a.k.a. Dr. Pimple Popper) is nothing short of a social media phenomenon. This sensation started with a single YouTube video posted by Dr. Lee four years ago showing extraction of a blackhead. Her cult following has led to Continue reading

Top 5 Uses For Juvederm Ultra & Ultra Plus

Many patients are striving to create or maintain a youthful appearance and are seeking non-invasive options. Dermal hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers offer the ability to achieve a noticeable change without the need to go under the knife. “Juvederm Ultra and Juvederm Ultra Plus, and other products like Restylane, are top-of-the-line fillers that have a variety of cosmetic uses,” explains Dr. Continue reading

Why You Need Fraxel Dual!

You have a lot of choices when it comes to facial rejuvenation and laser skin resurfacing but not all choices are created equal. Fraxel Dual is a fractionated laser that effectively treats overall sun damage with minimal downtime. Fraxel Dual delivers thousands of tiny microscopic laser columns to the skin so that only a fraction of the skin is treated Continue reading

Can Sciton Halo Help With Your Skin Concern?

Halo is the first fractionated laser that uses both ablative and non-ablative technology. The ablative wavelength targets tiny pathways in the skin, leaving the area around it unscathed. Meanwhile, the non-ablative wavelength drills little thermal injuries into the skin, which trigger collagen and elastin production (the stuff that minimizes fine lines and wrinkles). “Halo fires these two wavelength simultaneously, making 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

PRP + Microneedling : The Ultimate Rejuvenation Procedure

A PRP + microneedling procedure uses a combination of the retexturing microneedling procedure and platelet rich plasma (PRP). The procedure is essentially a regenerative therapy which uses growth factors in the patient’s own blood. These growth factors are administered to the skin when the patient is having a micro-needling ‘facial’. “Micro-perforations created in the patient’s skin allow the PRP to penetrate and Continue reading

6 Benefits of Consistent Chemical Peels

A medium intensity chemical peel is a procedure that utilizes acid solutions to assist in removing dead and damaged layers of skin. “This helps to reveal the more youthful and glowing skin that is present underneath,” explains Amy Bowen, licensed aesthetician and laser technician at Sanova Dermatology –  North Austin in Austin, Texas. This procedure can provide many benefits when Continue reading

The Role Of A Dermatology Physician Assistant (PA)

Physician assistants (PAs) are becoming more prevalent in many areas of healthcare. These highly qualified medical providers work with physicians, and they receive education and training in all major specialities, including dermatology. While physicians receive a doctorate degree in medicine, most PAs have a master’s degree in medicine. “PAs who work in dermatology receive a great deal of additional training from the Continue reading

What Are My Treatment Options For Acne Scarring?

Acne scars can seem unfair—if the pimples weren’t bad enough, the scars can persist to serve as a reminder. However, there are a variety of different therapies available for acne scar sufferers to treat their skin. A trip to the dermatologist is a great way to begin exploring these options and to discover which treatment is right for you. Clinical Options Continue reading

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