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Good, Better, Best: 3 Options for Getting Rid of Acne Scars Completely

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By Dr. Corey Hartman

As if having acne wasn’t bad enough, many who suffer from cystic, painful acne lesions must also deal with the scars they often leave behind. And once that damage is done to the dermis, the deeper layer of the skin, even the most aggressive acne treatment isn’t going to be enough to make those scars go away.

As a dermatologist, It’s my job to educate my patients on the first step of getting rid of acne scars – and that’s getting their acne under control. There’s no reason to spend money on correcting a problem that you …

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The Benefits of Glycolic Acid for Your Skin

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Let’s talk about glycolic acid. You may have seen it listed on the label of skincare products or heard about its use in chemical peels, but how much do you really know about this powerful skincare ingredient?

What is Glycolic Acid?

Glycolic acid is a naturally occurring ingredient found in many skincare products that belongs to the alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) family – a group of active compounds found in foods. Derived from sugar cane, this popular AHA is safe enough to be used while breastfeeding and has many benefits when added to skincare products. It functions as an exfoliator, a form …

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Time to get your child Treatment? What You Need to Know About Common Childhood Skin Conditions Like Molluscum

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By Dr. Corey Hartman

When your child is dealing with a skin condition or rash, you may not be sure whether you should try to treat it at home or seek the help of a professional. But even though it may be an all too common condition, there’s definitely a point at which they’ll need to see a dermatologist.

From molluscum to acne, most parents have many questions. While often turning to their pediatrician for answers, dermatologists deal with these skin conditions on a more regular basis.

Molluscum, Acne and Eczema: 3 Common Childhood Skin Conditions

If your child is showing signs …

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Amp up your 2019 daily beauty routine with these 7 must-have products

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As we come barrelling into the New Year, many of us are setting goals to become even better versions of ourselves in 2019. Along with resolutions to eat healthier and exercise more, we all want to make sure we’re pampering our skin to keep that youthful, glowing appearance as long as we can make it happen!

7 Essential Products for a Healthy Skincare Regimen

Youthful skin starts with a good skincare routine, and below are some of the best products you should be incorporating into your routine each day:

 

Cleanser. The most important step in any skincare routine is to wash your …

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Interested in a Chemical Peel? Here’s What You Need to Know.

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We all know chemical peels can do wonders for the appearance of our skin.  However, with the wide range of options, from superficial peels to deep resurfacing peels, it may not always be clear as to which one is going to be best for the issues you’re looking to treat.

While all chemical peels share the common goal of removing damaged skin cells in order to reveal the healthier skin underneath, each type of peel offers its own unique benefits. If you’re interested in learning more about your options, here’s what you need to know about the three main …

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The Art of the Injection: The Importance of Finding a Doctor Experienced with Dermal Fillers

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It’s true. From local dentists and spas, to dermatologists and plastic surgeons, there are, in fact, countless places around the Birmingham area that offer injectable, or dermal fillers. What’s important to remember is that just because someone offers, or is even qualified to do them, doesn’t mean they’re the best place to have them done.

Along with the proper skills and qualifications, what’s just as important is the injector’s experience. Is the person performing the injections just looking to make a quick buck in addition to the other services they offer, or do they inject dermal fillers Every. Single. Day? …

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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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