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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

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

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

SkinCeuticals Advanced Skincare

Richmond Aesthetic Surgery is now offering SkinCeuticals skin care line.  Not only are we carrying an array of products for different skin types, but we are also offering chemical peels! SkinCeuticals offers a large product line that helps to accommodate each skin type.  There truly is something for every skin ... Continue Reading

Obagi Professional C-Serum

Obagi Professional-C Serum   Vitamin C is well known for helping with your immune system and wound healing.  There are many foods such as tomatoes, oranges, sweet potatoes, strawberries, and other fruits as well as a daily vitamin that you can find to help with your daily intake.  You may ... Continue Reading

The “Lunchtime Peel”

We’ve all heard about the wonderful new skin care treatment that you can have done over your lunch break. The result of the peel is glowing skin. But what is it? Where is it done? The elusive “lunchtime peel” is more properly called the Obagi Blue Peel Radiance. It is ... Continue Reading

Obagi Professional-C Serum

You’re always hearing people talk about using antioxidants on your skin to fight off free radicals, but there are so many different kinds of antioxidants to choose from…green tea, algae, niacin, pomegranate, kojic acid, blueberry, kinetin, chamomile, phloretin, and so many more.  Who can keep up?  But, professional-C serums offer ... Continue Reading