Anti-Aging

Why Is Collagen So Important?

Collagen is the main structural component that determines how well our bodies retain their shape and firmness as well as making up around 30% of the body’s total protein. Board-certified dermatologist, Dr. Kellie Reed, explains, “It’s naturally occurring and made from amino acids, helping to form the connective tissue that supports and holds all the body’s components together, from teeth to tendons.” There Continue reading

How Can You Benefit From A MicroLaserPeel?

If you’re looking for a procedure that removes fine lines and wrinkles and leaves your skin looking smoother and more youthful with little downtime, the Sciton MicroLaserPeel may be the treatment you’ve been waiting for. Because of its wide coverage area and increased comfort, the Sciton Micro Laser peel works quickly to reduce signs of aging caused by sun exposure. 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

Fat Isn’t Always a Bad Thing

Fat always seems to get a bad rap. Fat, sometimes referred to as lipids, however, are essential to the health of our skin. In fact, new research is showing that fat in our diets is not as bad as we have been led to believe for the last several decades. Let’s take a look at some of the ways fats Continue reading

4 Facts to Keep You Applying Sunscreen This Fall & Winter

Sunscreen is an everyday staple, it’s not just for the summer months. As you feel the crisp, cool air hitting your face as fall moves in you may feel tempted to toss out your sunscreen. Don’t do it! Even in the dreary cloud filled days ahead of us, your skin is still at risk for UV exposure. Keep reading for Continue reading

Can Platelet Rich Protein Treat Male Pattern Baldness?

Hair loss is a common and frustrating problem for many men. Close to 85% of men will experience hair loss during their lives, and most of that hair loss is genetic. Currently, there are two drugs with FDA approval to treat androgenic alopecia, more commonly called male pattern baldness. Minoxidil and Finasteride have both been shown to reduce hair loss and in some Continue reading

Why Do Botox Injections Cause Headaches for Some Patients?

For nearly a decade and a half, Botox injections have provided a safe, effective treatment for facial wrinkles and creases such as those in the brow line and around the eyes. For many patients, Botox can dramatically improve the appearance of crow’s feet, horizontal lines on the forehead, and creases between the eyebrows. Botox does this by temporarily blocking the nerve impulses that stimulate those muscles, which Continue reading

The Importance of Vitamins For Your Skin

When you think about taking care of your body, eating and exercising are among the top options. However, some people may not be getting all the vitamins that are necessary to keep your body healthy. As a matter of fact, this vitamin deficiency can significantly affect the skin. Vitamin D This vitamin is very important to your health and to your Continue reading

What Is Botox & How Is It Used?

Botox is the brand name given to botulinum toxin, which is a neurotoxic protein which is widely used in medicine, cosmetics, and research. “The toxin is generally considered to be safe and can be carefully injected into the body in specific areas based on the issue it is being used to treat,” notes Dr. Miriam Hanson, board certified dermatologist and cosmetic expert Continue reading

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