1. HA5 by Skin Medica for smooth makeup application and a marked decrease in crepey skin 2. DEJ serum to enhance your Botox effects around the eyes and forehead 3. TNS ESSENTIAL SERUM for that problematic décolleté area 4. Skin Medica lip plumper for a quick fix for vanishing lips… Read More


Today, I discuss Dr. Baker’s Sculptra procedure. Sculptra contains poly-L-lactic acid, which restores volume to the aging face. As you age, the collagen beneath the skin naturally begins to break down. This collagen gives your face volume and shape. As a result of the collagen breakdown, wrinkles and lines begin to form. Instead of “filling”… Read More


Botox Week is almost here! November 6 – 10. $11/unit. No appointment necessary. At Ark-La-Tex Dermatology, we’ll have great discounts for you and your friends. To get ready, Dr. Baker and I demonstrate “how to Botox.”  … Read More


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


  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


New Year’s Resolutions for 2016 1) I will wear sunscreen (at least SPF 30) 366 days this year. 2) I will commit to using a daily moisturizer (cream in winter) on my entire body. 3) I will start (or continue) to use Retin A (or similar retinoid) nightly. 4) I will add an exfoliant to… Read More


Fall and winter are the best times for chemical peels. Whether it is a light pre-party peel for exfoliating, or a deeper peel for anti-aging, this is a relatively inexpensive way to freshen your skin. A-Alpha hydroxyl acid peels, like glycolic can exfoliate and freshen. This is a typical lunchtime peel. B– Beta hydroxyl acid peels… Read More