Does Getting Microneedling Hurt? Know What to Expect

Collagen is an essential protein for your skin, providing a full, supple appearance when you’re young. Many cosmetic skin issues later in life are due to a slowdown in collagen production. This reduction often dovetails with cumulative damage from the sun and other external factors. Patients who hav...
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Glycolic Peels: A Safe, Effective Procedure to Brighten the Skin

Your skin becomes more sensitive to sunlight after you’ve had certain skin resurfacing treatments, such as chemical peels. It can be ideal to choose such treatments during the cooler weather and shorter days of fall and winter. When the seasons change and you find yourself in need of a makeover, che...
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Can BOTOX® Be Used for a Turkey Neck?

Considering the recent Thanksgiving holiday, we’ve been focusing on turkey neck. Not on actual birds, but the kind that develop on older men and women. We’re talking about the bothersome area of loose, droopy skin on your neck that’s difficult to tighten up. If you’re noticing this developing situat...
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What Causes Spider Veins?

Spider veins or thread veins are the superficial leg veins that are visible just beneath the skin’s surface on areas such as the thighs, ankles, calves, chest, hands, or face. They appear in various colors, such as blue, red, and purple. These clusters of thin vessels branch out into a spider web-li...
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How Long Do MiraDry® Results Last?

Many people who deal with routine excessive sweating don't discuss it openly. Others don’t realize that their sweat-focused problem is an actual medical condition that can be diagnosed. In fact, excessive sweating is actually a very common condition that affects millions of Americans. It’s often cau...
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What Are the Benefits of Microneedling?

Your skin is mostly collagen, a protein molecule that’s responsible for keeping it strong, supple, and elastic. When our body produces less collagen and skin cell turnover declines because of aging—or our collagen fibers in the skin are damaged because of exposure to UV rays, other damaging environm...
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7 Things You Can Do to Extend the Lifespan of Fillers

Injectables, such as the JUVÉDERM® family of fillers our Chesterfield-based team provides, are a quick, convenient way to make the face look softer and more youthful. Although fillers require less preparation and recovery time than more intensive procedures, such as surgery, and they are known for c...
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Handwashing Tips for People with Preexisting Skin Conditions

If you weren’t a regularly handwashing before 2020, you certainly are now. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to move through the world, political figures and public health officials have remained steadfast in their advice to stop the spread: Wash your hands. But while washing hands can sound lik...
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Don’t Wait for Summer to Clear Your Skin

Most of us have been anxiously waiting for the dawn of longer days, warmer weather, and more chances to get outside. As a dermatology clinic, we take hygiene and sanitation very seriously. Spring remains one of the best seasons to schedule a cosmetic dermatology procedure and clear your skin before...
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Less Common and Commonly Misunderstood Causes of Acne Outbreaks

Many people know that excess oil and clogged pores are the most direct causes of acne outbreaks and that the hormonal changes of adolescence are the most common risk factors. What’s not well known are the additional risk factors that can either cause or exacerbate new acne lesions. The best acne pre...
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