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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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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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