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Tummy Tuck vs. Mini Tummy Tuck

We are often asked “What is the difference between a tummy tuck and a mini tummy tuck?” A standard tummy tuck is best for someone who has a larger amount of excess fat and/or loose skin.  The procedure is considered a lower abdominal lift.  The excess fat and/or skin is ... Continue Reading

The Best Ways to Prevent Skin Cancer

In honor of Skin Cancer Awareness Month, we wanted to provide you with some helpful prevention tips.  Protection from UV rays is important all year round, not just during the summer months.  Though they are strongest during late spring and early summer, UV rays can harm you on cloudy and ... Continue Reading

What Is Causing My Breakouts?

Many people think that acne will go away once your teenage years have passed.  Unfortunately, not true!  64% of people in their 20’s and 43% in their 30’s still deal with acne.  There are four things that cause it:  high production of oil, pore-clogging dead skin cells, P. acnes bacteria ... Continue Reading

Frozen Foreheads and Blown-Up Lips ~ A Thing of the Past!

Injectable beauty treatments once conjured images of frozen foreheads and blown-up lips.  Thankfully, those images are becoming a memory.  We’ve entered an era where subtlety is becoming the “norm.”  The goal is to make subtle, natural-looking tweaks.  Drab skin tone, fine lines and wrinkles, deep folds, etched lines are all ... Continue Reading

What’s the difference between a Tummy Tuck and Liposuction?

Liposuction is a procedure that reduces the thickness of excess fat. It slightly tightens your skin, but it is not able to remove any stretch marks. Liposuction is not limited to the abdominal area; it can be performed on the flanks, inner/outer thighs, and various other areas too. Abdominoplasty, also ... Continue Reading

New FDA Standards For Sunscreen

The FDA is proposing a major overhaul on all things SPF related.  This is slated to take effect this summer.  The new FDA regulations will force products to disclose the protection level against each type of radiation.  UVA leads to skin cancer and premature aging.  UVB causes sunburn.  SPF currently ... Continue Reading

“Bro-tox” – Botox for Men!

"Bro-tox" is a mainstream term that has been cultivated for men who are getting Botox injections. For the longest time, the target demographic for Botox® was women in their early 30’s-late 60’s; for those who were concerned with the appearance and prevention of fine lines and wrinkles. Not anymore! Men ... Continue Reading

Effectiveness and Safety of Popular Cosmetic Procedures

According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, nearly 9.5 million cosmetic surgical and non-surgical procedures were performed in the U.S. in 2010. It’s important for those seeking cosmetic procedures to discuss their options with a board-certified Plastic Surgeon. Selecting the right treatment for a patient is not a ... Continue Reading