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The FDA did NOT state that sunscreen is unsafe! Jun 3rd, 2019

  Recent reports in the news have once again confused consumers about “the safety of sunscreens”. Headlines reported “unsafe levels of sunscreen chemicals found in blood”. The actual FDA statement was that blood levels of sunscreen were found that were higher than would be classified as “automatically safe”. This means...

New Fillers mean Less Needles! Mar 28th, 2019

Injectable fillers are used to correct the loss of volume and wrinkling that comes with aging. The “deflation of aging” is similar to taking the air out of a balloon - wrinkles appear. Other wrinkles are due to the skin losing elasticity and support. Fillers can be used to restore...

Deb Does Dermatology Jul 17th, 2018

Do Plastic Surgeons do Dermatology? Dermatology is concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of skin disorders. Plastic Surgery is a specialty concerned with disorders of many parts of the body, including skin. Plastic surgeons have extensive training in surgery of many tissues; skin, fat, muscle, tendons, nerves and bones, and more,...

Atypical Mole Treatment Jun 20th, 2018

Some moles called “atypical”, are possible precursors to melanoma. About 5-10% of the population have these, and the recognition, monitoring and proper treatment of them has the potential to save lives. Melanoma is 100% curable when it is removed early before the deeper invasion of the skin occurs during growth. 

Everything You Need to Know about Fillers Jun 20th, 2018

So how do those Beautiful People in Hollywood do it? Is it surgery and Botox? Well sure, some of it is, but fillers are a necessary part of the fight against “looking old”. Why this is true has to do with the process of aging going hand in hand with...

Don’t sweat it! Reducing Hyperhidrosis Apr 6th, 2018

Hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating, results from over-stimulation of the sweat glands by the nervous system. Most commonly the sweating is restricted to the palms of the hands or the soles of the feet, and is referred to as “focal hyperhidrosis”.Consequences of this frustrating problem can be medical as well as...

What are Growth Factors and how do they “wake up” mature skin? Mar 30th, 2018

Growth factors are proteins that stimulate cell growth and function. They trigger cells to divide, grow, and produce proteins such as collagen, the basic building block of skin.With aging, we lose about 1% of our fibroblasts, (the collagen-producing cells), each year, and we lose 1% of the thickness of the...

What's That Spot? Feb 28th, 2018

The brown pigmented lesions called “moles” have been a fact of life for many individuals through history, but the rapid increase in melanoma rates have changed the importance of proper evaluation and treatment of them. In the latter part of the 20th century melanoma rates tripled among men, becoming the...