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When Should I Start Botox Treatments?

Starting the anti-aging process and maintenance with Botox cosmetic treatments is a very personal decision and one that shouldn’t be taken lightly. “Being informed as much as possible on the treatment itself is one of the best ways to ensure you are making a correct decision for yourself,” shares Selina Santos, certified physician assistant at Sanova Dermatology in Austin, Texas. 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

5 Questions You May Have About Ultherapy

Ultherapy is a non-surgical, non-invasive procedure cleared by the FDA to lift and tighten skin and minimize lines and wrinkles of the brow, neck, chin, and chest. The procedure uses focused ultrasound energy, targeting multiple levels of tissue beneath the skin and promoting new collagen production. Lasers and fillers are not involved in the procedure. It is the only non-invasive Continue reading

Everything You Need To Know About Botox

Botulinum toxin (Botox) has a long and winding history.  The “the little neurotoxin that could,” as USA Today once proclaimed it, wasn’t always sought after for a smooth and youthful appearance.  Instead, its usefulness among physicians originated within ophthalmology, when Dr. Alan B. Scott discovered it to be a viable treatment option for patients with strabismus, or crossed eyes.  Gradually, the scope of 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

Glycolic Acid… What Is It?

Glycolic acid can effectively remove skin irregularities, roughness, superficial wrinkles, and hyperpigmentation. Belonging to the alpha hydroxy acid family, glycolic acid is a natural skin exfoliant. “The acid works by going under damaged layers of skin cells and disrupting the proteins that hold them together, increasing skin cell turnover,” explains Dr. Azeen Sadeghian, board-certified dermatologist at Sanova Dermatology in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Continue reading

Juvderm Volbella + Juvederm Vollure = Your Perfect Pucker

Fine lines and wrinkles, telltale signs of aging, are largely attributable to skin’s gradual loss of volume.The combination therapy of two separate Juvéderm products can restore a youthful appearance and help restore your lips back to your perfect pucker. Juvéderm Volbella: Target Fine Lines and Wrinkles, works by “filling in the crevices” Hyaluronic acid, part of the extracellular matrix that Continue reading

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

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

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