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Eczema in the Winter: Our Best Advice for the Most Common Winter Skin Conditions

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By Dr. Corey Hartman

During the wintertime, while some people might be able to heal their dry skin with some small changes like steering clear of harsh soaps and upping their moisturizer game, there are just as many who find themselves with dry, bothersome skin that they just can’t cure.

If this sounds like you, you may be suffering from an eczema-based skin condition. Take a look below at some of the most common conditions I tend to see during the winter, plus some steps you can take to heal your winter skin fast.

The Four Most Common Types of Eczema, …

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Dermal Fillers: 4 Tips to Ensure You Get Natural Looking Results

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You’re hesitant to use dermal fillers because you would be mortified if you came out looking like one of the “Real Housewives.” We get it; we’re in Alabama, not L.A., and the fake look it’s what the majority of us are trying to achieve. Like most patients who come to Skin Wellness Center of Alabama, you’re just going for a more refreshed, well-rested look. When you go out, you want people to notice a difference without being able to put their finger on it.

While there’s no doubt that you can achieve natural results like these with dermal fillers, just be …

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Microneedling: How the New SkinPen Device Has Changed the Game

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By: Dr. Corey Hartman, Skin Wellness Center

While the idea of microneedling, or taking little needles and applying pressure to the skin, is anything but new, the improved devices and technology have put it back on the forefront. For a while, the advent of laser technology took us in a whole new realm, but now microneedling pens are so much better that patients can get results that are just as good as the laser, without the added side effects and downtime.

That’s why the new SkinPen Microneedling Device is a game-changer – it’s the only microneedling device in the world that has …

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Xeomin injections for the first time: One woman’s story

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By: Phyllis Rush, Skin Wellness patient

I remember waking up the morning of Friday May 18th thinking – “today, I am voluntarily going to a doctor to have needles stuck repeatedly in my face” – for the sake of beauty.

It all started when I won a contest to be one of 10 women to try out the latest product in dermatological circles called Xeomin.  Xeomin is being called the “healthier” Botox, because it only contains botulin – none of the other additives that are in Botox. From what I understand, Xeomin is so additive-free, it doesn’t even need to be refrigerated. …

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How You’re Unknowingly Increasing Your Risk of Skin Cancer

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Dr. Deborah Youhn, Skin Wellness

My patients often ask me what they can do to prevent skin cancer, and I always tell them that one of the easiest ways is simply taking care of themselves while in the sun. From knowing which sunscreen to buy, to how to use it properly, there are many misconceptions out there that leave many at risk of developing skin cancer, even when they have the best of intentions.

Below I share my top five recommendations for staying protected in the sun and reducing your risk of skin cancer.

   Check for These Labels Every Time You Buy …

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The Best Kept Secrets in Stretch Mark Removal

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By: Dr. Corey Hartman, Skin Wellness Center

Stretch marks are extremely common and can occur anytime in a person’s life from when they’re younger going through normal growth and development, to when they’re older and gain or lose weight quickly. Of course, one of the most common times women tend to get them is during pregnancy.

As a form of atrophic scars, they can appear anytime the skin expands, and its underlying structure is damaged. As a dermatologist, I’ve found that many of my patients find them to be extremely bothersome, often having false hope of getting rid of them …

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Are You Using These Online Miracle Cures? Then Stop!

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By Dr. Corey Hartman

Nowadays, everybody’s an expert, selling the latest cure for any and everything online. Unfortunately, I see patients all the time that have fallen victim to these false claims despite going against their best judgement. From using random food products as facial cleansers to performing facial exercise routines in hopes of getting rid of wrinkles; I’ve seen it all.

While the majority of these claims aren’t supported by research, there are some that are downright contradictory to everything medical professionals know to be true.

Below are some of the latest miracle cures you’ll find online, plus, why they …

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Sculptra: 3 Things You Didn’t Know About This Popular Dermal Filler

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Like it or not, we all age, and as we get older, we lose the collagen and elasticity that keeps our skin youthful. When we’re young, our face is heart-shaped, but over time, as that heart starts to flip down, we begin to get “jowly” from a loss of volume under the cheek area.

Luckily, in today’s world, there are various products and treatments that can help us retain that youthful look we all desire. While some of these products can deliver amazing results, the effects can often be short lived.  

We spoke recently with Dr. Hartman to get the …

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3 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About CoolSculpting

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Do you want to drop a dress size or fit into your favorite pair of jeans? CoolSculpting is a fat-freezing, FDA-cleared medical treatment that targets stubborn fat — the kind that you just can’t get rid of with regular diet and exercise. Here are three things that you might not know about this fat loss treatment, which is available here at Skin Wellness Center.

CoolSculpting Actually Freezes Fat

“Instead of heating the tissue up like other devices, CoolSculpting freezes the fat and allows you to eliminate that fat through the lymphatic and urinary systems over the next three months,” says Dr. …

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All About Microneedling

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Microneedling, also known as Collagen Induction Therapy, has received a lot of press and attention over the last few years thanks to its popularity with famous faces such as Jennifer Aniston, Gwyneth Paltrow and Kim Kardashian. In addition to its anti-aging benefits, microneedling goes further than other dermatology treatments to improve acne and scarring for various skin types and tones.

How Microneedling Works

As we age, the body produces less collagen and skin begins to lose its youthful firmness and elasticity. In addition to the fine lines and wrinkles that are characteristic of getting older, the skin can become slower to heal, …

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