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deeper-facial-lines-and-wrinkles

[ad_1] I hear you because it’s our genes plus environmental factors.  We can look at our parents and sibs which generally gives us a pretty good sense for where we might be headed.  Please keep in mind that it can take some time and money to repair damage already done, but it CAN be done.  The maintenance phase after that is much easier. If you are serious about wanting to...

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questions-on-divots-in-the-skin

[ad_1] At SkinTour.com we are definately getting more questions on this topic.  Let’s talk about this because it’s causing worry and concerns.  But to reassure, divots are created by many things….and most of them are temporary and will self correct.  A divot is a small depression in the skin.  Divots can be temporary or permanent.  Once permanent some people may refe...

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winter-cold-moisturizer-and-sunscreens

[ad_1] I think sunscreens should really be called UV screens.  Because one key purpose is to prevent that continous, every day, 365 days a year damage from UVA.  UVA is present all year around, through clouds, through window glass, through car windows, etc.  It’s a small daily amount, but it really adds up over the years. I hear you on the “goo.”  Some people l...

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5-skin-inspirations-for-the-new-year

[ad_1] Some skin and other inspirations for the new year.   If we all can remember and practice even a few of these, we’ll all be happier and healthier in the new year. Skin-Inspirations to keep our faces and spirits relaxed. 🙂 Let’s remember kindness goes a long way.  Small daily acts, dollar contributions, time….it all helps....

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stubborn-marionette-or-puppet-lines

[ad_1] Okay …..who thinks of these names like puppet or marionette anyway!  They are descriptive but not very flattering. These are the lines that run from the corners of the mouth down to the chin. Many of our patients (but not all) who have these have these had very full, round cheeks when young. Different facial structures age differently clearly.  As this facia...

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4-untraditional-holiday-boosts-for-your-skin

[ad_1] To make this fun, helpful, and not too derivative, here are some fun things you can do.  And the more routine stuff is at the end. 1. Give yourself an old fashioned facial for more glow. Do you ever remember you mom or grandmother hanging their head over a pot of steam and then putting a mask on?  Key point – Don’t burn yourself!  You...

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getting-your-skin-back-to-normal-after-an-illness

[ad_1] This an especially good topic for now, given that many people have had Covid-19 in the past 9 months.  What you’re describing is really challenging.  Many of our patients have gained or lost a significant amount of weight during this period. That affects our skin and the way we feel about ourselves. I know you’re working on getting your weight back to normal. ...

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sunscreen-longevity-and-winter-snow-sports

[ad_1] Generally, sunscreen lasts longer than that.  I think the manufacturers figure 1) people don’t apply enough to start with, 2) they might be sweating or in the water, and 3) it doesn’t hurt for them to sell more. Since it’s really impossible to do real time, real people SPF studies, they do the UV determinations on plastic discs (UVA) and/or with little squa...

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very-sensitive-and-dry-skin-how-to-handle

[ad_1] You all ask such great questions.   Thank you!  Was the “skin specialist” you saw a board certified dermatologist?  I’m asking because board certified derms are trained to look for both internal and external causes of skin problems.  For example, you may need labs like a thyroid panel, or testing for celiac sprue.  Or you could have a genetic defect in your b...

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can-fillers-get-rid-of-jowls-how-to-fix-mild-moderate-and-severe-jowls

[ad_1] First, I would really consider changing to an injectables experienced dermatologist. Here’s why.  Plastic surgeons are trained to do surgery and most of them love surgery. They have little or no training in the health or diseases of the skin.  Fillers, Botox/Dysport, lasers are generally not very interesting to them, and they have injectables in their offices as a way to get...

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the-pros-and-cons-of-a-fraxel-laser-treatment

[ad_1] The Fraxel laser has many strong points.  It has a track record of 10+ years now. Most offices who have it have a depth of experience with it, so fewer mistakes are made.  It’s generally safe and effective…….unless you have melasma. What is the difference between Fraxel, Fraxel Dual and Clear & Brilliant which are all made and marketed by the same com...

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do-micro-infusion-treatments-work

[ad_1] These are such great questions!  Thank you!  Since these treatments are not “medical”, basically this means they don’t have to prove it works, they just have to prove it won’t kill us, or cause significant harm. So there’s not a lot of data here. Here’s is my take on this, and then a bottom line. Why microdermabrasion based systems (exam...

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facial-asymmetries-and-what-to-do-about-them

[ad_1] Thank you so much!!  We all have facial asymmetries, so I just want to reassure you that many have similar issues.  For most of us, the side that we sleep on is flatter, for example. It sounds like you’ve had this problem for years and it’s not changing. But please everyone, if you have a sudden new or growing facial swelling or asymmetry, it’s super impor...

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can-i-use-rf-skin-tightening-if-i-have-metal-screws-plates-and-pins

[ad_1] This is a somewhat complicated topic, but I’ll try to distill it into something that makes sense.  Lasers are light based devices and don’t affect metal implants. Two types of RF devices There are two main types of RF (radiofrequency) devices used for aesthetic skin improvement….. monopolar and bipolar.  Why does this even matter to you?...

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