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ASDS Consumer Survey 2015 Video

WHY are consumers turning to cosmetic procedures? Top 3 reasons I want to look as young as I feel or better for my age I want to appear more attractive I want to feel more confident What bothers us most? Excess weight on any part of the body 88% Lines and wrinkles in the forehead… Read more

Exercise for Healthy Skin: The Unknown Benefits of Being Active

 A special thanks to today’s guest blogger, Brian Stumbaugh Want a smart list of the benefits of regular exercise? Beyond helping you get that toned body you always wanted, there are some terrific skin benefits. What most people don’t realize is that exercising can actually help your skin look and stay healthy. As an add-on to proven… Read more

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Skin Cancer – the Tanning Bed “Bonus”

Skin cancer treatment is not pretty and it can get pretty scary. Prevention is the key. Lisa, age 36 | Total Skin Cancers to Date: 76 Both UV-B and UV-A rays damage the skin and can lead to skin cancer. Tanning salons use lamps that emit both UV-A and UV-B radiation. View FDA Resource on… Read more


Lip Lines – Auuugh!

Yes, lip lines are a tough problem. The skin above the lip is thin and it’s tough to use fillers and get a smooth result. Enter Restylane Silk – the filler MADE for LIP LINES! Restylane Silk is injected with a fine short needle. It quickly integrates into the skin tissues with only a low level… Read more


Hats – A Very Good Habit

What happened to hats? They used to be “in” and in many countries, they remain part of every day life. Only in Western nations do we perpetually go bareheaded – not always to our advantage. If you routinely use sun screen, good for you. You’re way ahead of the game. If you don’t, then boo on… Read more


Skin Care Expert vs “skin care expert”

Skin Care – Does it matter who’s talking? Did you know that in California any MD can buy and use a laser? or a syringe of dermal filler? or powerful technology that’s literally dangerous in uneducated hands? And that in some states an esthetician can do what only doctors can do here? Does knowledge from years… Read more

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Sunburn Art – The “Tan Tattoo”

If you haven’t heard about sunburn art yet – or seen it, you probably will.  While interesting and decorative, don’t be fooled into thinking it’s safe. Like a lot of trends, this one will fade out, but the damage it causes to skin won’t. We preach sunscreen and sunblock for a good reason…skin cancer prevention… Read more


Those Last 5 Pounds…or more

Remember when you were a kid and no matter what you ate, your body stayed lithe and lean? Then you got a little older and discovered that ice cream cones and Big Macs suddenly became a verifiable enemy? Good intentions came for a visit (often not long enough). So you started eating better (hopefully) and began… Read more


What You and Caitlyn Jenner Have in Common

Wow! What a transition from Bruce Jenner to Caitlyn Jenner! It’s a media storm of mammoth proportions. Not everyone will agree that such a transition is something to be quite so publicly embraced, but it does bring one thing to the forefront — Everyone has a certain Ideal way they want to look. How you look… Read more

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Acne – Why Suffer?

Acne? Why mess around and suffer? Get the treatment you need so you can get on with your life. As a dermatologist, I see a lot of suffering. Your skin is ‘out there’ and when it doesn’t look good – or hurts, your life can be miserable. Luckily, there are adequate solutions for most skin ailments…. Read more

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