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 on my left cheek that was… read more

Jeuveau: The new-tox

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Jeuveau, Newtox

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 the eyebrows. Just like Botox, it prevents your… read more

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

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Kybella, Double Chin Treatment

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 chin, with one very effective method being an injectable… read more

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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Time to get your child Treatment? What You Need to Know About Common Childhood Skin Conditions Like Molluscum

  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