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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