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What Is Botox & How Is It Used?

Botox is the brand name given to a drug derived from botulinum toxin. It’s a protein which is widely used in medicine, cosmetics, and research. The protein is considered to be safe in controlled conditions and can be carefully injected into the body at specific areas based on the issue it is being used to treat. “I don’t like the term ‘toxin.’ Continue reading

3 Reasons Why Antioxidants Are Great For Your Skin!

These days, the word “antioxidant” is heard fairly often. However, another word that should have your attention is “oxidation.” If you have ever seen an apple core turn brown, you have seen the results of oxidation. Now, imagine how oxidation is affecting your skin. The air you breathe is metabolized, creating free radicals. “Those free radicals damage cells and molecules, Continue reading

How Long Does Juvederm Take to “Set”?

Juvederm is one of the best-known dermal fillers available today. The product is widely used to treat fine lines and wrinkles in the skin, smoothing them out and helping patients regain their confidence along with a brighter, more youthful appearance. Dermal fillers such as Juvederm often take a bit to set after the initial injection, allowing for small corrections to be made to the results before Continue reading

Competitors to Botox? Do They Really Work?

Botox is quite possibly one of the most revolutionary anti-aging procedures to happen since the facelift was invented. While there are plenty of other procedures out there, Botox is probably the most talked about. One reason for its popularity is that it’s inexpensive and minimally invasive. There is no downtime and for so many people, it’s an accessible, entry-level procedure Continue reading

Skin Changes in your 40’s and What To Do About Them

All skin is different. Each person ages differently and at a different rate. There are different factors that determine how skin behaves over time. “Sun exposure, environmental pollutants, genetics and habits, even things like a healthy diet and exercise can have an impact on skin,” says Dr. Miriam Hanson, board certified dermatologist and cosmetic expert at Sanova Dermatology. Common Changes Continue reading

Why use Dermal Fillers for the Temples?

Dermal fillers are a pretty standard go-to for patients looking to improve the look and feel of their skin by reducing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and hollows without undergoing invasive surgical procedures. “Fillers help to plump up the skin, restoring volume that’s lost whilr smoothing out the surface and giving it back a youthful roundness,” explains Dr. Kellie Reed, Continue reading

Getting Tighter Skin Without A Facelift: What Are Your Options?

When it comes to aging skin, there are a few changes in our appearance that seem to cause the most issues. “Wrinkles are often listed as the top concern, with crow’s feet, lines around the mouth, and forehead wrinkles being the major culprits,” explains Dr. Miriam Hanson, board certified Dermatologist and cosmetic expert at Sanova Dermatology. “This is probably followed Continue reading

What Can Retin-A do for Your Skin?

It seems that every time you open one of those glossy fashion and beauty magazines, somebody is preaching about the miraculous anti-aging benefits of their “revolutionary” topical treatment, whether it’s a moisturizer, a serum, or a so-called beauty balm. Maybe it’s time to start looking in a different direction. Make an appointment with one of our dermatologists and ask if Continue reading

How Can SkinCeuticals H.A. Intensifier Benefit My Skin?

What Is SkinCeuticals H.A. Intensifier? H.A. Intensifier is a uniquely formulated serum containing a high concentration of pure Hyaluronic Acid (HA) and other active agents to support the skin’s natural HA levels while helping to renew the skin’s plumpness, elasticity and firmness. What Are Its Active Agents and What Can They Do For My Skin? 10% PRO-XYLANE • Supports skin’s Continue reading

How Are Restylane Defyne and Restylane Lyft Different?

Dermal fillers like Restylane are designed to aid in cosmetic procedures which improve the look and feel of the skin. Both Restylane Defyne and Restylane Lyft are made from a clear gel form of hyaluronic acid (or sugars naturally found in the skin which support skin elasticity and help provide hydration). “This gel is formulated to act like the hyaluronic acid your body naturally produces Continue reading

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