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What are stretch marks and what can you do to get rid of them?

Ashley Amalfi, MD | Rochester, NY Thursday, October 1, 2020

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.


How laser and radiofrequency treatments rejuvenate your skin

Shain Cuber, MD | San Clemente, CA Friday, March 13, 2020

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.


What's so special about Retin-A?

Laura Figura, MD | Erie, PA Tuesday, November 5, 2019

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 minimally invasive beauty enhancements that offer natural results

Olivia Hutchinson, MD | New York, NY Tuesday, May 21, 2019

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.


Five minimally invasive treatments to look your best this summer

Lee Daniel, MD | Eugene, OR Friday, July 20, 2018

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!


What everyone needs to know about the aging process

Rod Rohrich, MD, FACS | Dallas, TX Friday, January 26, 2018

Understanding the aging process throughout your lifespan is necessary if you plan on slowing or reversing it.


What is the best treatment for cellulite?

Jon Ver Halen, MD | Southlake, TX Tuesday, August 29, 2017

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.


Plastic surgery options for younger-looking skin

Smita R. Ramanadham, MD | Boston, MA Tuesday, June 20, 2017

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.


Skin care advice from a plastic surgeon

Smita R. Ramanadham, MD | Boston, MA Monday, January 23, 2017

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 age-defying benefits of Forever Young BBL

Michael Bohley, MD | Portland, OR Tuesday, January 10, 2017

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.


My face looks 50, my hands look 65: Can I make them match?

Peter Geldner, MD | Chicago, IL Friday, November 22, 2013

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.


It's winter time, be kind to your skin

David Reath, MD | Knoxville, TN Wednesday, November 28, 2012

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.


Summer's not over yet! Protecting your skin from the sun

Daniel Kaufman, MD, FACS | Brooklyn, NY Wednesday, August 29, 2012

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.


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