September 2018 - The Skin Center

Posts From September, 2018

Should You Consider Fat Injections for Fuller Lips?

Lip augmentation is a common request among adults of all ages. We aren’t all born with fullness and definition, and most of us don’t keep what we do have for life. Over time, the shape and texture of the mouth changes, and wrinkles often form around the perimeter of the lips. The development of dermal… Read More »

Is It Too Late To Use Retin-A?

With an array of “age-defying” skin care products to choose from, Retin-A has emerged as the gold standard for skin improvement. Approved by the FDA for cosmetic use in the 1970’s, Retin-A has proven to be something of a miracle treatment for fine lines, wrinkles, and sun damage—no matter what your age. Dr. Brandy believes that… Read More »

SUN DAMAGE RECOVERY: PART 2 Understanding Hyperpigmentation

Your skin is your largest organ. At The Skin Center, we strive to help you develop a healthy relationship with your skin. Our goal is not only to treat skin problems, such as hyperpigmentation, but to help you prevent them. And since knowledge is power, it helps to understand some skin basics. The undisputed #1 cause of premature aging is… Read More »

Best Sunscreen: Are SPF Numbers Misleading?

When looking for the best sunscreen (or “best sunblock”) you might think that an SPF protection of 60 is twice as good as SPF 30 sunscreen, right? Nope. Logic fails us when it comes to this numbering system. While it makes intuitive sense that choosing an SPF 60 over an SPF 30 would be the… Read More »

AFTER THE BURN: Sunburn Treatment Strategies That Really Help

So you forgot your sunscreen. You need sunburn treatment—fast! It happens to the best of us. We can be soooo diligent to guard against sunburn and BAM—you get caught with your guard down. Maybe you forgot to reapply your sunblock. Maybe you forgot it altogether.  And (uh, oh!) you suddenly notice that unwelcome hue of… Read More »

Retinoids, Retinol And Retin A: Things You Should Know

Hands down, retinoids are considered the most effective, proven topical treatments for your complexion. Retinoids are a class of compounds structurally-related to vitamin-A. For decades, they have been working wonders to treat acne, diminish wrinkles, reduce skin discoloration, improve skin texture and prevent “photo aging” (a fancy term for the signs of aging caused by… Read More »