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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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4 Tips for Maintaining Healthy Skin During Your Workouts

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Paying attention to your skin during a workout is important but often goes overlooked. Truth is, the gym is a place crawling with moisture and warm, wet places for bacteria to breed. If you don’t take care of your skin immediately after working out, you could be prone to acne, staph infection, and other unwanted skin problems.

Here are a few ways you can ensure your skin looks just as good as your body feels after a good exercise session.

1. Take off makeup and tie hair back before working out

Makeup + sweat on your face can actually cause breakouts. This is …

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Grow a Great Skincare Regimen

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Introducing: a new way to approach your beauty regimen, designed to help you be your most beautiful self.

The GRASS Regimen is an easy way to help you identify the exact skin care products you need to be using, and when. GRASS,  an acronym that stands for Growth Factor, Retinols, Antioxidants, Sunscreen and Specialty Products, is the perfect guide to start building your beauty arsenal.

With guidance, you can work with our specialist to revitalize your life, from the inside out. Let’s break down each factor to see how it influences your beauty decisions and regimens.

Growth Factor

Growth factors are proteins that regulate cellular …

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Theradome – New Technology to Restore Hair Loss

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Hair loss and thinning hair is something that can happen to almost anyone at any age. Thankfully, there have been recent advancements in technology that can help fight hair loss and promote the growth of new hair. There are several things you need to know about Theradome and how it can combat hair loss.

What Is Theradome Laser Treatment?

Theradome laser treatment is a hair growth method that is effective, safe and has been cleared by the FDA. This particular type of laser therapy is created in the form of a helmet that is worn directly on your head. Other popular treatments, …

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Skin Wellness: Excel V Laser

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Skin Wellness is offering a new non-invasive medical aesthetic procedure that can help improve the appearance of your skin. That treatment is called Excel V Laser, and it is a laser-based skin treatment procedure that can help treat vascular skin conditions. Excel V Laser uses two ultra-precise laser wavelengths to deliver precision treatment, and it can be used to treat things from spider veins to pigmented lesions. Read on to find out what makes Excel V Laser treatments so unique and how you can benefit from them.

What Can Excel V Laser Treat?

Excel V Laser can be used to treat a …

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Treating Rosacea With Intense Pulsed Light

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Rosacea is a frustrating skin condition that many people deal with every day. For some, it is permanent. For others, it comes and goes. Oftentimes, skin creams and lotions aren’t effective at clearing rosacea, so patients turn to other sources – like intense pulsed light treatment.

What Is Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Treatment?

Intense pulsed light treatment (also known as IPL) is a medical technology used by doctors to treat various skin problems. With this therapy, many different wavelengths of light penetrate the skin, where they are converted to heat energy.

Through the use of filters, this heat energy targets specific chromophores …

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How to Transition Your Skin Care Routine for Summer

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What should you focus your skin care routine on during the warmer months?

Changing seasons bring different weather conditions which have an impact on your skin.  Once the colder temperatures give way to warmer air, more intense sun and higher humidity, it’s important to consider how these changes interact with your skin care routine.  The focus should be less on hydration and more on sun protection and oil control.

What products should you swap out for summer?

Once the cold, dry air of winter is gone and we turn off our heaters which dry the air and dry our skin, it’s time to …

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When Scarring Goes Too Far: A Q&A on Keloids

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Scars can be troubling for a number of reasons. When on visible areas of the skin, they can affect our self confidence. When they become itchy, tender or grow larger than expected, scars become a medical issue that needs the assistance of our skilled dermatologists.

If your scar has healed too much, meaning the scar tissue has grown beyond the border of your initial injury, it is likely you have developed a keloid. At our practices in Birmingham and Chelsea, Ala., our doctors see keloids regularly. Often showing up weeks or months after the initial wound—a surgical incision, a cut, a …

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