Usually we think of laser hair removal in the spring when we get out our warm weather clothing.  Actually, the time to begin preparations for warm weather is right now.  Since it takes several treatments to remove hair from  any area, start now to have smooth legs, underarms, and bikini area by June.                                                               Tips for… Read More

  1) Use an antioxidant serum before your morning sunscreen.  A good bargain is Vitamin C Lotion 30% by Revision (109$).   2) A light winter peel–lactic acid or salicylic acid–can rid you of dry, dull skin.  Add a hyaluronic acid moisturizer to really smooth your skin.  Good products:  Hydrating Serum by Revision ($65) or HA5 by SkinMedica… Read More

Avoid Pink Eyelid Syndrome Always remove eye makeup gently – Obagi gentle cleanser or Cetaphil cleanser are good choices. If irritated, stop eye makeup until clear. Use Vaseline nightly on the eyelids – this can be done long-term. If eyelids are really red and scaly, try Desonide lotion for 3-5 days (need prescription). If these… Read More

Cool Tips for Cool Weather Blues Always apply sunscreen to your lips daily. You can even get lipsticks (like Colorscience) that contain sunscreen. Vaseline – a thick layer to your lips every night before bedtime. 1% hydrocortisone – do this occasionally (no more than  times per month) for severe irritation. Do not lick lips –… Read More

Age spots are flat, brown areas called lentigines. Caused by the sun, they are often found on the face, arms, upper chest, and back. Here are a few of the many methods for treating these: SUNSCREEN! Every day!  Topical prescription medicines such as hydroquinones, Retin A. Laser treatments Chemical peels Consult your dermatologist to find… Read More

  AM1) Obagi Cleanser2) Obagi Toner3) TNS Essential Serum (Skin Medica)4) Tinted Sunscreen ( Skin Ceuticals) PM 1) Cleanser (Obagi)2)Toner (Obagi)3) HQRA ( combines 12% hydroquinone and 0.1% Retin A) Two to three times a week I also use an exfoliant – either Obagi’s Exfoderm or Revision’s Finishing Touch. If I am extremely dry, I… Read More

Thanks Nicole Cross and KTBS 3 for shining the light on cutting edge acne treatment!    … Read More

I am excited to welcome the newest filler in the Juvederm family–Juvederm Volbella.  This latest product has several advantages for treating lips and fine lines around the lips.  Because it is very thin, it can be injected in and under so-called smoker’s lines to smooth and plump.  Because of its unique properties, it causes much… Read More