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Now Offering Juvederm Volbella®

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There is some exciting news in the filler world! Allergan has just released their new FDA approved product Juvederm Volbella® XC which is proven to increase lip fullness and correct perioral lines. So what makes this product different? Juvederm Volbella® is a hyaluronic acid filler that includes Vycross, a proprietary filler technology clinically proven to last 1 year in these areas. Because the perioral oral…
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What’s the difference between over the counter and professional skincare lines?

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All too often patients come to me with a bag full of products purchased from department stores, infomercials, pharmacies, and sales schemes through friends disappointed with the lack of visible benefit to the skin. People are frustrated and confused as to why the products that they spent all this time and money on has not made difference in their skin. Here are some thoughts to…
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What is Laser Resurfacing?

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Fine lines, deep wrinkles, brown spots, acne scars, skin laxity… the list goes on. These are the common skin signs that make us look a little more, shall we say, mature. What can be done to correct these signs and give us a more youthful appearance?A combination of a great daily skin care regimen, Botox, fillers, and chemical peels are all excellent options, and are…
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6 ingredients to incorporate into your skin care routine

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With so many skin care products on the market it can be overwhelming and frankly intimidating to know which products are worth your time and money.  Here are my tips that are absolutely essential for an anti-aging regimen. Daily moisturizer with sunscreen. This cannot be emphasized enough! The sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays can damage the skin year around leading to accelerated photoaging and skin cancer…
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Help! Why is my hair falling out?

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Alopecia, or hair loss is an incredibly common issue we see in our practice every day. The average person can normally lose 50-100 hairs daily. There are various reasons to lose hair and these can be broadly categorized based on their underlying cause. Here are some of the more common causes of hair loss: 1.) Telogen Effluvium. This is a reactive condition typically occurring 2-3…
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Breaking Down Moisturizer Ingredients: What makes a good moisturizer?

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Winter dryness is often our reminder to get in the habit of moisturizing. With so many hundreds of products on the market, it can get incredibly confusing to find the right moisturizer for you. So let’s break it down. How do moisturizer’s work? The goal of a moisturizer is to increase the water content of the skin. This can be achieved by preventing water evaporation…
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7 Tips to Beat the Winter Itch

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Ever wonder why your skin feels dry, itchy and flaky in the winter? The cold, bitter air outside coupled with the hot, dry inside air makes for a bad combination for your skin. And while the natural instinct is to stay warm with hot showers or sitting near a crackling fire, these practices among others facilitate loss of water from the skin through evaporation into…
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