Creating Healthy Habits: The Dos and Don’ts of Teenage Skincare

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Kybella and saggy jowls

By: Brittany Rigsby, Skin Wellness Center There’s no doubt teenagers often neglect the basics of good skincare. From regularly washing their face to applying sunscreen before going outdoors, it’s so important to encourage them to get into these healthy habits early on. If you’re looking for the best skincare advice for your teenager, here are the dos and don’ts that will truly help keep their skin looking youthful into adulthood. DO wash the face twice a day. One of the best things teenagers can do for their skin is to simply wash their face with a gentle cleanser twice a day – morning and night. If this routine isn’t enough,… read more

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 able to provide a solution that doesn’t involve surgery.… read more

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

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Juvederm, Sculptra, Botox

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, around their eyes, and in between their brows. While… 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

The Benefits of Glycolic Acid for Your Skin

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SWC Glycolic Acid

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 of skincare product that sloughs off dead skin… read more

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 of molluscum, acne and/or eczema, here’s how… read more

Amp up your 2019 daily beauty routine with these 7 must-have products

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SWC Beauty Routine, Skin Wellness

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 face every day with a gentle cleanser… read more

Interested in a Chemical Peel? Here’s What You Need to Know.

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Chemical Peels, Skin Wellness Dermatology

We all know chemical peels can do wonders for the appearance of our skin.  However, with the wide range of options, from superficial peels to deep resurfacing peels, it may not always be clear as to which one is going to be best for the issues you’re looking to treat. While all chemical peels share the common goal of removing damaged skin cells in order to reveal the healthier skin underneath, each type of peel offers its own unique benefits. If you’re interested in learning more about your options, here’s what you need to know about the three main types of peels, which are classified by their depth of penetration.… read more

The Art of the Injection: The Importance of Finding a Doctor Experienced with Dermal Fillers

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The Art of the Injection: The Importance of Finding a Doctor Experienced with Dermal Fillers

It’s true. From local dentists and spas, to dermatologists and plastic surgeons, there are, in fact, countless places around the Birmingham area that offer injectable, or dermal fillers. What’s important to remember is that just because someone offers, or is even qualified to do them, doesn’t mean they’re the best place to have them done. Along with the proper skills and qualifications, what’s just as important is the injector’s experience. Is the person performing the injections just looking to make a quick buck in addition to the other services they offer, or do they inject dermal fillers Every. Single. Day? AND thousands of times over their lifetime?  And performed by… read more