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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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Is Laser Hair Removal Right for You?

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Each hair follicle on your body is cycled through active and resting phases. Whether you shave, pluck, or wax, this process continues. The hair grows back, and you have to remove it again. Wouldn’t you love to stop it from growing in the first place? Well, with the Skin Wellness Center of Alabama’s services of laser hair removal, Birmingham, AL area residents can! This is one of the most commonly requested cosmetic dermatology treatments, second only to injectables such as Botox® and Dysport.

Although it is called removal, laser treatment actually prevents new hair growth. Concentrated laser light penetrates the follicle, …

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Do You Have a Damaged Earlobe?

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The earlobes are not an area that we might feel concern over injury, but there are instances when these body parts may require some sort of repair. Rather than live with an earlobe condition that makes you feel self-conscious or uncomfortable, considering having a repair procedure in our Birmingham practice.

Various factors may affect the earlobe. One is direct injury, which is not very common. Typically, earlobes need repair due to stretching, splitting, or scarring. An earlobe piercing may become extensively stretched gradually because of heavy jewelry worn regularly, or immediately, by getting caught in clothing or a hairbrush. Should a piercing become so stretched that …

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Dermal Filler – Who is a Good Candidate for Sculptra Treatments?

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Sculptra is a dermal filler that has the ability to add volume by stimulating collagen. It is made from poly-L-lactic-acid, a biocompatible substance that has been used by doctors for dissolvable stitches and facial enhancement since 1999. It does not contain any bacterial, human, or animal components; therefore, it does not require allergy testing. Sculptra works deep within the dermis at the source of the signs of aging. It can help correct both deep and shallow folds in the skin for a very natural look.

Sculptra is an FDA-approved injection that allows individuals to see results over a longer period, giving …

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How Long Does It Take For Results From The Radiesse Treatment To Show?

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Facial lines and wrinkles are not only unattractive, but can make you look older than you feel. That’s why the Skin Wellness Center of Alabama in Birmingham offers a variety of dermal fillers and cosmetic procedures to allow you to turn back the hands of time!

One popular dermal filler used in Dr. Hartman’s practice is Radiesse. Radiesse treatments offer an affordable and effective way to reduce the lines and wrinkles that can be a source of embarrassment or self-consciousness.

Radiesse treatments are essentially volumizing fillers that are injected into your skin in order to boost collagen production and fill out bothersome …

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Your Dermatologist Explains Acne Scar Subcision

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The purpose of the subcision medical procedure, performed in our office, is to reduce the appearance of acne scarring on the skin. Several subcision treatment sessions may be needed to achieve the desired outcome. In addition, this treatment may not be ideal for every situation. Dr. Hartman and Dr. Dyck have many years of experience treating acne and acne scarring. During consultation with a patient, he may determine that scarring such as boxcar, rolling, or ice pick scars can be reduced with subcision.

How Scarring Occurs:

The development of severe acne on the skin is indicative of a deeper infection within the pores. In …

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The Various Uses of Electrosurgery in our Birmingham Dermatology Center

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At Skin Wellness Center, it is our intent to provide the most effective treatments available today. Whether we are correcting or managing issues such as acne or warts, or improving the tone and texture of the skin, we provide care with the result in mind. One way in which we maintain a standard of excellence is to include cutting-edge technology into treatments when appropriate.

We are happy to use electrosurgery as a part of our Birmingham skin wellness treatment when appropriate. Electrosurgery is not a specific procedure. This device is used in a variety of procedures in which incisions may otherwise …

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The Benefits of Chemical Peels

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As the years go by, your skin changes for several reasons. Collagen reduction, loss of volume, changes in texture, and uneven tone are natural, as the composition of maturing skin changes. The cumulative damages from sun exposure, injuries, medical conditions, and other factors can hasten the aging process. Chemical peels are among the most versatile dermatologic treatments, effectively treating many common problems. Dr. Corey Hartman, in Birmingham, Alabama, offers a variety of different peels, to meet the individual needs of every patient.

What Is a Chemical Peel?

A chemical peels, is a great way to eliminate many superficial blemishes, while improving the …

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