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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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Jeuveau: The new-tox

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By: Dr. Corey Hartman, Skin Wellness Center

What can I say? People are ready for something new, and Jeuveau™ is the first real competitor to hit the market since Botox® was released in 2002. While Botox has been the go-to for treating forehead wrinkles for so long, it’s more than exciting to finally be able to provide patients with another option.

Here’s the gist on Jeuveau

Rhyming with “hello,” Jeuveau, which received FDA approval in February of 2019, is a modern-made neurotoxin used to treat the exact same areas as Botox, including moderate to severe frown lines, or those little wrinkles between …

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How Kybella can help you finally get rid of that double chin

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By Dr. Corey Hartman

Contrary to what many believe, you don’t have to be overweight to get a double chin. More often than not, genetics are to blame. We all have this potential pouch under our chin that starts to accumulate over time based on our genetics, so it’s really a weight-independent pocket of fat that’s predetermined before we’re born. And though it may not be your fault, that doesn’t change the fact that you don’t find it to be the most flattering characteristic when you look in the mirror.

Luckily, there are many ways to get rid of a double …

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Saggy jowls are a bummer: learn how to get rid of them for good

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While there has long been a lack in confidence in the treatments used to tighten saggy jowls, we’re proud to be one of the only providers in the state of Alabama to offer a new innovative, nonsurgical procedure called Profound.

In the past, there have been a number of treatments that could lift the lower face and neck area; yet none of them promised the dramatic results for which patients were longing. Profound is the real deal, and because so many people hate this area that starts to sag as they get older, it really is very exciting to finally be …

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Botox, Juvéderm & Sculptra: Which Popular Injectable Is Right for You?

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By: Dr. Corey Hartman, Skin Wellness Center

With all the injectables and dermal fillers on the market today, it’s hard for patients to know which is really going to help them achieve their goals. From the areas they’re looking to enhance, to the amount of downtime they’re willing to spend, there are many factors that need to be taken into consideration. That’s why I’ve outlined our top three injectables below, what they’re primarily used for, and how to know if they might be right for you.

Botox – People typically get Botox to smooth the lines and wrinkles in their forehead, …

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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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