Skin Rejuvenation

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

What Is A Vampire Facial?

A Vampire Facial is a procedure that uses a combination of microneedling and platelet rich plasma (PRP). The Vampire Facial 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 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

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

How Does Platelet-Rich Protein Rejuvenate Hair and Skin?

There are many options when looking to smooth and restore the skin, but what if you could naturally boost your collagen production and reveal a more youthful appearance? What Is Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)? “Platelet-Rich Plasma treatments use a patient’s own blood plasma for a variety of procedures, ranging from treating conditions like arthritis and easing muscle strain to smoothing out Continue reading

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