October 21, 2012
Articles, Dermal Fillers
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 …
September 29, 2012
Articles, Dermal Fillers
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 …
August 8, 2012
Acne Scar Subcision, Articles
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 …
July 30, 2012
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 …
May 10, 2012
Articles, Chemical Peels
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 …