March 6, 2013
Articles, Laser Hair Removal
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, …
February 16, 2013
Articles, Skin Care & Protection
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 …
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 …
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 …