I remember waking up the morning of Friday May 18th thinking – “today, I am voluntarily going to a doctor to have needles stuck repeatedly in my face” – for the sake of beauty.
It all started when I won a contest to be one of 10 women to try out the latest product in dermatological circles called Xeomin. Xeomin is being called the “healthier” Botox, because it only contains botulin – none of the other additives that are in Botox. From what I understand, Xeomin is so additive-free, it doesn’t even need to be refrigerated. …
My patients often ask me what they can do to prevent skin cancer, and I always tell them that one of the easiest ways is simply taking care of themselves while in the sun. From knowing which sunscreen to buy, to how to use it properly, there are many misconceptions out there that leave many at risk of developing skin cancer, even when they have the best of intentions.
Below I share my top five recommendations for staying protected in the sun and reducing your risk of skin cancer.
Stretch marks are extremely common and can occur anytime in a person’s life from when they’re younger going through normal growth and development, to when they’re older and gain or lose weight quickly. Of course, one of the most common times women tend to get them is during pregnancy.
As a form of atrophic scars, they can appear anytime the skin expands, and its underlying structure is damaged. As a dermatologist, I’ve found that many of my patients find them to be extremely bothersome, often having false hope of getting rid of them …
Nowadays, everybody’s an expert, selling the latest cure for any and everything online. Unfortunately, I see patients all the time that have fallen victim to these false claims despite going against their best judgement. From using random food products as facial cleansers to performing facial exercise routines in hopes of getting rid of wrinkles; I’ve seen it all.
While the majority of these claims aren’t supported by research, there are some that are downright contradictory to everything medical professionals know to be true.
Below are some of the latest miracle cures you’ll find online, plus, why they …
Like it or not, we all age, and as we get older, we lose the collagen and elasticity that keeps our skin youthful. When we’re young, our face is heart-shaped, but over time, as that heart starts to flip down, we begin to get “jowly” from a loss of volume under the cheek area.
Luckily, in today’s world, there are various products and treatments that can help us retain that youthful look we all desire. While some of these products can deliver amazing results, the effects can often be short lived.