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The truth about collagen and the proven ways to rebuild it

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By: Dr. Corey Hartman, Skin Wellness Center

Did you know we lose 1% of collagen production every year? This loss of collagen is precisely why we develop wrinkles later in life, and why so many people are desperate to find ways to not only prevent this loss, but build it back. 

Of course, while one friend is adamant on the benefits of drinking collagen powder, you’re also curious about other, possibly more effective options, like microneedling. But if you’re looking to increase collagen production, prevent wrinkles, and keep your skin firm, plump and elastic, then we have the information you need. 

What every …

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Top 3 Reasons Everyone Should Have a Skin Care Membership

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Skincare memberships have grown increasingly popular as of late, maybe making you wonder if you’d actually benefit from having one. You know – for an annual fee, you get discounts on services and products and get to be “in the know” about what’s new in the marketplace.  

This is exactly what makes a skin care membership so beneficial. With a membership, you know you’re going to provide your skin with the care it needs each and every month. Even better, you’ll save money on the products and services that you love the most! 

Top 3 Reasons Everyone Should Have a Skin Care …

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My skin cancer diagnosis and the impact it’s had on my life: Brooke’s Testimonial

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By Brooke, Patient of Skin Wellness Center

When I was younger, I enjoyed going to the tanning bed and laying out in the sun, like we all did back then. I wanted to have a nice tan, and because of this, I never put on sunscreen as I should have. 

In all reality, I didn’t start taking care of my skin until my late 20s, early 30s, though looking back, I wish I’d started much sooner and realized that skin cancer can – and does – happen.

How I Found Out I Had Squamous Cell Carcinoma

In 2017, I had a spot come up …

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Fresh new tips on how to protect yourself from skin cancer

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In honor of Skin Cancer Awareness Month, we’d like to take the time to remind everyone of some of the best ways to prevent skin cancer. With the startling numbers behind the skin cancer epidemic, it’s safe to say we could all use a friendly reminder to be doing just a little bit more to protect ourselves.

While we won’t spend time telling you the importance of using a broad-spectrum sunscreen, wearing sunglasses and a hat, or seeking shade while you’re in the sun, we do want to remind you of some things that may not always be top of …

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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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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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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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