Stretch marks are a type of scar to the skin, sometimes referred to as "straie" by doctors. They are caused by a tear in the dermis, or the deeper layer of our skin, often from abrupt stretching of the tissue.
One of the biggest aesthetic concerns that many people have is how to stop the signs of aging. As a result, one of the best ways to combat signs of aging is to take steps to encourage collagen and elastin within the skin.
Retin-A is a topical medicine available by prescription only that is applied sparingly to the facial skin, sparing the eyelids and the corners of the nose and lips.
Three key therapeutic interventions provide effective methods of improving appearance while relying on a patient's own cells and tissues, as well as natural healing and youth-enhancing processes.
Take advantage of the summer months to stock up on some of these great minimally invasive skin and body treatments so you can look and feel your best while the weather is at its most gorgeous!
Understanding the aging process throughout your lifespan is necessary if you plan on slowing or reversing it.
It is common to confuse the concept of cellulite with that of normal fat and assume that cellulite is a direct response to overeating or lack of exercise. However, this is not the case.
Who doesn't want bright, clear and younger-looking skin that glows? Dull, dry and pigmented skin is a clear tell sign of one's age. It is, therefore, important to maintain good skin health to minimize the effects of the sun and aging.
Acne, lines, wrinkles, discoloration? No worries! Dr. Smita Ramanadham, member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), has some valuable skin care advice to share.
The Joule laser is an impressive machine that can reliably perform various treatments, from hair removal and light photofacials to skin tightening and deeper laser peels.
Like the rest of our bodies, our hands show signs of aging that may include brown spots, thinning skin, wrinkles, and large veins. I recently had a very happy facelift patient who looked 15 years younger, but suddenly the skin on her hands didn’t match her rejuvenated face. There a few simple procedures that can make your hands match your new youthful appearance.
As winter is upon us, you have probably noticed that you skin is getting dryer. This is common and we see changes in our skin throughout the seasons of the year. And, your skin will require different care and treatment depending upon the season of the year. So what should you be doing differently? Glad you asked.
Sun safety includes multiple modalities of sun protection, as well as close follow-up with a dermatologist or plastic surgeon for skin health maintenance and early cancer detection. Many simple and easy methods must be employed to make your life sun-safe.