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What Is a Wart? Myths & Treatments

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Warts are among the most common skin conditions we see in our practice on a weekly basis. They are also rich in urban legend. The truth is, warts are not the result of coming in contact with a frog. And you cannot make a wart go away by dipping it in yogurt, rubbing it with a penny or covering it in duct tape.

At Skin Wellness Center of Alabama, we offer a variety of successful treatments for wart removal. While some warts resolve spontaneously, others are at risk for multiplying and becoming painful over time. We believe it is best to …

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Recovery and Results After a Chemical Peel

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You Can Get Kybella at The Skin Wellness Center of Alabama

We understand that having beautiful and flawless skin is a priority for many people. With this goal in mind, periodic chemical peels can be helpful. Many people experience fewer wrinkles and a smoother complexion after a peel. Knowing what to expect after this procedure can help you determine if a chemical peel is right for you!

Reasons for Treatment

We counsel patients that chemical peels can help reduce subtle signs of aging. For example, those tiny crow’s feet that appear under the eyes and the superficial ones around the mouth can fade appreciably after this treatment. Even acne and some mild scarring …

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The Many Uses of Botox®

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By now, you are most likely familiar with botulinum toxin, more commonly referred to by its brand name, Botox®. The FDA approved Botox® in 2002 for the temporary improvement of the appearance of frown lines between the eyebrows. Since then, it has been approved for the treatment of lines in the forehead and around the eyes as well. Dermatologists often use it off label for the cosmetic enhancement of lines in many other areas, including the chin, neck, and lips. Its effects last about four months.

What you may not know is that botulinum toxin is also used for many non-cosmetic …

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What Is a Healthy Skin Care Regimen?

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Taking care of your skin is one way that you can help minimize the risk of skin cancer, keep a younger appearance longer, and enjoy glowing, healthy skin throughout your life. Oftentimes, individuals do not think about their skin until it is too late, and the sun exposure and free radicals have taken a toll on their face. If you want to keep your skin healthy and radiant, start following a regimen for skin care. Birmingham and Chelsea, AL area residents can look to Skin Wellness Center’s doctors to learn more about skin regimens and help slow their signs of …

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Fraxel® Dual Helps Reduce the Appearance of Scars

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The look of our skin, in part, determines our overall level of self-confidence. When scars are present on visible areas of the body, we may try to hide beneath clothing. Rather than hide your skin, you can reduce the appearance of scars with Fraxel® Dual treatment, offered in our comfortable Birmingham dermatology practice. Using this technology to treat acne scarring, as well as scarring from surgery or injury, we have seen patients experience beautiful improvements in their skin.

The beauty of Fraxel® Dual treatment is that this approach to skin resurfacing is non-invasive. Using fractionated laser energy, we are able to …

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What You Can Expect From Stretch Mark Removal Treatment

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Stretch marks can cause a great deal of distress, regardless of their location on the body. These marks are often considered a side effect of pregnancy. It is possible, however, for a man to develop stretch marks, as well. The condition can develop when skin stretches too quickly because of weight gain or a growth spurt. Regardless of the cause of stretch marks, your skin can return to a supple, beautiful state with laser stretch mark removal treatment from your Birmingham dermatologists. Board certified dermatologists Dr. Corey Hartman and Dr. Rayna Dyck have maintained a high level of commitment to …

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Liposonix Fat Reduction Treatments Offer Many Benefits to Our Patients

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Body shaping is not necessarily achieved with specific activity, as many people have learned. Eating right and exercising regularly is an excellent way to remain at or near your ideal body weight, and definitely improves your overall health and wellbeing. However, these practices may not produce the kind of body contours desired. If you can relate, then you may want to consider the new and improved methods for shaping the body.

Cosmetic surgical procedures like liposuction are commonly used to remove stubborn areas of fat on the body. Surgery is a big step, though; one that many would like to avoid. …

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What You Can Expect from Fraxel® Dual Treatment

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When you want to see dramatic visual improvement in your skin, laser treatment can provide you with both immediate and long-term results that you will love. Dr. Corey Hartman and Dr. Rayna Dyck have undergone extensive training and offer various innovative treatments to suit each patient’s individual needs. One treatment that has patients feeling more confident in their skin is the Fraxel® Dual laser.

Fraxel® is a laser treatment that utilizes fractional laser technology to treat specific areas of the skin. The laser energy applied to the skin creates tiny columns in the skin in those areas only, preserving healthy skin …

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Erasing Mistakes – Tattoo Removal

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Lifestyle, opinions, social circles, and career choices change. We mature and evolve with the passage of time. In short, you are really not the same person you were in the distant past – or even the recent past – yet you have to live with the consequences of decisions made by that person. We have all made choices throughout life which we now regret. Is this how you feel about your tattoo? Fortunately, that is one decision you can reverse with laser tattoo removal. Birmingham and Chelsea, AL area residents can take advantage of this option at the Skin Wellness …

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What is Fraxel® Dual?

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Dr. Hartman and Dr. Dyck of the Skin Wellness Center of Alabama offer a variety of Fraxel® laser treatments for Birmingham, AL patients seeking an improvement in their skin’s tone, texture, and condition. One popular treatment is that of Fraxel® Dual.

Fraxel® Dual is a laser treatment that penetrates deep into the lower layers of the skin to promote collagen production. The laser device offers precise treatment that keeps surrounding skin and tissue intact without affecting them. The result is resurfaced skin that improves over time with collagen production.

Dr. Hartman and Dr. Dyck use Fraxel® Dual on patients who are seeking …

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