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The World of Skin Brighteners and Lighteners

If you mention the name hydroquinone (HQ), most anyone with pigmentation problems knows it well. But the demand for non-HQ alternatives has increased the options so that you have choices of products that are often found in cosmeceuticals and over the counter products. If you want to try non-RX products, what should you be looking… Read more

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Botox and the Happiness Effect

I often remark, “Botox is magic”. We continue to be to surprised and delighted with newfound purposes and effects. Botox for cosmetic use began its journey to stardom when a physician couple began looking into the  desirable “side effects” of medical Botox used in ophthalmology. This unique couple from Vancouver (good story, you’ll like it) set the stage for… Read more

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Simple Youth”ing” Lifestyle Changes

Our practice focuses on “fixes” and “prevention” using technology. But looking younger and feeling younger adds up best when you practice a whole health program. From the foods you you eat to the fabrics you wear to the number of hours you sleep at night; you’re in the driver’s seat when it comes to taking… Read more

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6 Mistakes in Self-Treating Acne

Teens and young adults seldom want to take the time to see a skin doctor about acne unless it’s disrupting their life. For minimal acne, many over the counter products can keep the occasional pimple at bay. The tendency is to “over-treat” thinking more is better. Here are the top 6 mistakes people make when… Read more

Post Holiday Skin Resurrection

Post Holiday Skin Resurrection

If you spent a lot of evenings on the holiday party and event circuit, chances are you got too little rest and too much food and drink. The “holiday side effect” shows up on your face and your body. Here are some tips on how to refresh your skin and look refreshed going into the… Read more

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Tazorac – Any “Same As” in the Drugstore?

We get frequent questions from patients and callers hoping to find an answer to skin problems in the drugstore or department store. With all the magazines touting miracle lotions and potions, it can be really hard for you to know if something you read about is just a promise or has some truth behind it…. Read more

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Needing Less Botox as You Age?

Botox Cosmetic has always been administered at standard ranges in each treatable area. Usually this works very well…but as age progresses, that standard dosing is sometimes more than what’s needed.  It’s most typically a subjective opinion but if you feel a little too frozen or a tad heavy in the brow after your usual Botox… Read more

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How Do I Look? Does It Matter?

We all want to know “How Do I Look?” and often we know we won’t like the answer. Dermatology offers unique ways to look better more quickly and longer – for less

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Why Sugar is Bad for Your Skin – From Acne to Wrinkles

Why Sugar Is Bad For Your Skin Sugar or high-glycemic foods quickly convert to sugar. This in turn raises insulin levels and puts unnatural demands on your body to deal with the food you just ate.  Simple carbohydrates, like refined sugar, white bread and soda, cause your insulin levels to spike, which leads to what… Read more

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Get Smarter with Newsletters

There is a LOT to learn about your skin and how it behaves. When you think of all the possible scenarios of how your skin ages, responds to sun, weather, diet, products and then combine that with all the technologies and products and fillers and science, it’s close to impossible to keep up. Dr. Pilest… Read more

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