Retin-A vs. Retinal vs. Retinol: A closer look at the topical solutions for wrinkles

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By: Dr. Corey Hartman, Skin Wellness Dermatology Confused about the differences in retinoids, retinol, retinal, and Retin-A? Well, with the popularity of these ingredients in anti-aging products, you wouldn’t be my first patient to ask what sets them apart.  Basically, the term “retinoids” describes a range of vitamin-A derivatives, including Retin-A (aka tretinoin), retinoic acid, retinol, and retinal, among others. Of course, retinoids are great for treating acne due to their amazing ability to unclog pores. But they can also work miracles when it comes to diminishing wrinkles since they’re proven to boost collagen production and increase cell turnover. (This is exactly why I encourage just about everyone to start… read more

THE DETAILS ON THE HYDRAFACIAL AND WHY EVERYONE IS TALKING ABOUT IT

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Hydrafacial - Skin Wellness Dermatology

Looking to step up your skincare game? Then let us formally introduce you to the HydraFacial. From improving the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles to restoring vibrancy and firmness, the benefits of the HydraFacial are just about endless. No matter if you’re dealing with specific skin issues like acne or dark spots, or you just want healthier skin, you simply can’t go wrong with the HydraFacial. Give me the details on the HydraFacial The HydraFacial is a 30-minute or 1-hour treatment that utilizes a medical-grade hydradermabrasion device. Basically, it combines peel, microdermabrasion, and hydrating masks all in one.  That essentially means that the HydraFacial is going to: *Reveal a… read more

Want to look younger longer? Here’s what you need to be doing in your 20s and 30s

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Look Younger, Skin Wellness Dermatology

By: Dr. Corey Hartman, Skin Wellness Dermatology You know how when you were a teenager, your mom always told you the importance of taking care of your skin? Well, she was right. How well you take care of your skin when you’re younger is going to determine how you look when you‘re older.  What 20 and 30-year-olds can do now to keep their skin looking young When you’re in your 20s and 30s, great skincare is really all about taking preventive measures. The more you do now to keep your skin looking young, the less drastic steps you’ll need to take later in life.  In your 20s? Here’s what you… read more

Acne: Causes, remedies, and how to clear it up fast

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By: Dr. Corey Hartman, Skin Wellness Dermatology Whether you’re 13 or 30, dealing with acne can be extremely frustrating and even take a toll on your confidence and self-esteem. No wonder most people would do almost anything to get rid of it once and for all.  While some try the “miracle cures” they find on social media, others give up chocolate out of desperation for clear skin. But believe it or not, there are actually better ways to clear up acne fast.  Acne: From the causes to best ways to clear it up fast If you suffer from acne, you probably want to know two things: why do you have… read more

Dermatologist or independent consultant: Who do you trust with your skincare?

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By: Dr. Corey Hartman, Skin Wellness Center When it comes to whether you should buy your skincare products from an independent consultant or a dermatologist, there are a few factors you should probably take into consideration. While an independent consultant may very well want the best for your skin, the fact is, they don’t always have the extensive training and experience of a board-certified dermatologist.  Four questions to ask yourself before buying skincare products from an independent consultant When an independent consultant approaches you, be sure to ask yourself these four questions before putting your skincare needs in their hands. Does my consultant really want to help me reach my… read more

The truth about collagen and the proven ways to rebuild it

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Truth About Collagen, Skin Wellness

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 woman needs to know about collagen Here,… read more

Top 3 Reasons Everyone Should Have a Skin Care Membership

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Luxe Membership, Skin Wellness Center

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 Membership Reason #1:  Save money on skincare services… read more

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

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Skin Cancer Blog, Skin Wellness

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 on my left cheek that was… read more

Fresh new tips on how to protect yourself from skin cancer

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Protect Yourself from Skin Cancer, Skin Wellness Center

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 mind. 1. No, your makeup does not provide adequate protection… read more

Good, Better, Best: 3 Options for Getting Rid of Acne Scars Completely

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3 Options for Getting Rid of Acne Scars, Skin Wellness

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 haven’t found a way to prevent from happening again.… read more