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A Detroit Miracle

by Patricia Montemurri Miracles, by definition, are unexplainable.  But Paula Medina Zarate, a retired teacher from Panama, is unwavering in explaining the events of Sept. 12, 2012. On that day, Zarate kneeled at the tomb of Father Solanus Casey at St. Bonaventure Monastery on Detroit’s east side, and her life was changed. “Detroit is the place of my dreamings now,” said Zarate, through tears during…
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SkinBetter Science

AlphaRet Overnight Cream FACE AlphaRet® Overnight Cream FACE goes to work while the skin is at rest, to visibly reduce the appearance of lines, wrinkles and uneven skin tone. This formula is supercharged with AlphaRet, our new and unique combination of two gold standard ingredients, an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) and a retinoid. Our revolutionary and proprietary retinoid technology provides visible skin rejuvenation with real retinoid efficacy with…
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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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