Keeping Your Skin Protected During the Summer

We all know how important it is to protect our skin from the sun’s harmful UV rays to prevent skin cancer, but do you have any idea how sunscreens work or which ones are better than others? There’s a lot more to an effective sunscreen than a pretty smell, a fancy bottle, and a brand… Read more »

Mole Removal: What to Expect

Almost everyone has moles. While they can be inconveniently located and a bit unattractive, most are completely harmless. We are rarely born with them most moles develop between the day we’re born and about age 20. Some moles appear as a result of sun exposure, but these are much less common than the moles that… Read more »

What is Juvederm?

Juvederm, like Restylane, is a dermal filler that is injected to raise the skin in a wrinkled area to eliminate the wrinkle. It’s most effective in the treatment of static lines lines that are always visible, such as nasolabial wrinkles and marionette lines. The other type of wrinkles, dynamic lines, only become visible when a… Read more »

What Are Spider Veins?

Spider veins are small red or blue blood vessels that are easily visible through the surface of the skin. They twist and turn, resembling spiders’ legs hence the name. While they aren’t normally painful and don’t present any serious medical problems, they are unsightly. There are treatments, however, that will quickly eliminate spider veins. These… Read more »

Foods That Boost Your Summer Tan

Foods That Boost Your Summer Tan We all know the dangers of spending too much time in the sun. Time spent outside, even on cloudy days, means direct exposure to harmful UV rays, which can lead to painful burns and even skin cancer in some cases. With responsible use of a quality mineral sunscreen, these… Read more »

What Is Botox?

Botox is short for botulinum toxin a neurotoxin produced by a bacterium called Clostridium Botulinum. It has been used for nearly two decades and has several medical applications. Most commonly, botox is used to reduce facial lines and wrinkles. In fact, botox is the most popular cosmetic surgery procedure, with more than six million treatments… Read more »