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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 …

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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 …

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My Blepharoplasty Before and After, Post-Op Care & Results!

At The Skin Center Medical Spa in Pittsburgh, Blepharoplasty surgery is one of Dr. Brandy’s favorite procedures to perform.  Dr. Brandy told me lower eyelid surgery is relatively simple to perform (I’ll take his word on that!) with a relatively simple recovery when post-op instructions are followed (I can attest to that!) and that his patients are always so …

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Dermal Fillers & How to CALM Bruising

When a patient comes to The Skin Center and says, “Help! My face is melting,” our providers know just what to do. “More often than not, the answer is dermal fillers,” says expert injector, Kathy Allen, RN, “to replace the volume loss that comes with aging.” It’s true… Nothing drags a face down more than lost facial volume. Unless …

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The Latest Secret to Beautiful Skin? GRASS

Skincare with GRASS? Seriously? Ok, we aren’t really talking about phytochemicals here. Nope. It’s nothing you mow (or smoke). And we’re not talking about some new “wicked green” Elphaba look. We’re talking about G.R.A.S.S.—the five simple letters to remember when crafting your perfect skincare routine. Developed by SkinMedica®, G.R.A.S.S. is an acronym designed to take …

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Middle Age Can Bite Me…I’m Waging War Against Wrinkles!

In the war against wrinkles, my weapon of choice is Dysport®. I’m going to smooth my wrinkles, dye my hair and otherwise hope for the best. That’s right, I’m fighting back (while obsessing as little as possible). Several months ago I penned a blog about Botox® Cosmetic. I was new to the wrinkle-fighting game and the word Botox just rolled off …

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Kybella vs. CoolSculpting Mini: Which Double Chin Treatment is Right for You?

Before Kybella Treatment and After Three Kybella Treatments. No Weight Loss. It’s time to toss out those turtlenecks because two new medical spa treatments promise to blast the fat from under the chin; essentially eliminating the dreaded double chin with no downtime and no surgery. Kybella® Kybella® was the first double chin treatment to receive …

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