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What Kind of Laser is best for a Sagging Neck & Jowls?

Aging is inevitable. Until someone invents a device that allows us to not age, eventually, some of us can form sagging jowls. While harmless and…

Would a CO2 laser work on a 3 year old acne scar?

The CO2 laser is a fractionated, ablative laser that is very successful for acne scar alteration. The CO2 laser most commonly treats rolling or ice…

About Accutane: How Will This Help to Get Rid of or Remove Acne?

Surprisingly, it is not entirely known why Accutane, or Isotreninoin, works so well with acne. We do see a decrease in the bacteria count near…

How Do I Fade Dark Spots?

There are a few ways we can tackle a dark spot. The easiest way is by using over-the-counter products that contain a mechanical lightener known…

Botox for Jaw Reduction?

Botox for Jaw Reduction? I was wondering if it would be more beneficial to get more Botox injected the first time - so I don’t…

What Would You Recommend to Remove Smoker’s Lines Above the Lip?

I typically use three modalities for smoker lines around the lip. The first is just a whiff of Botox; a very low dose of Botox…

Tips & Tricks: Treating Acne

What Cream Should I use to Prevent Acne because my Skin is Acne Prone? You can certainly start with things that are over-the-counter. These include…

What is Punch Excision for Pores?

Some pores have lost their elasticity due to destruction of elastin around that pore. The result is a dilated, flaccid pore that is about 2…

Is my swollen lymph node because of Botox?

I understand you had Botox performed about 10 days ago. Nevertheless, it is unusual to have Lymphadenopathy. Lymphadenopathy is a rare side effect of a…

Is Fraxel Dual safe for African American Skin?

Fraxel Dual is a wonderful Fractional CO2 Laser Treatment for acne scarring. However, the treatment’s results are uniquely operator-dependent. This means that the setting of…

I’ve heard that exfoliating skin allows for hair growth to slow. Is this true?

FALSE: Exfoliating your skin works to remove aging stratum corneum, the outermost layer of the skin. Exfoliating skin can help the epidermis turn over more…

Drink lots of water to keep youthful skin: Fact or Myth?

FACT: Our bodies are made up of 60% water and it's critical to keep the hydration through all tissue types. Water is a critical component…

When it comes to facial cleansers, is ‘alcohol-free’ always the better option?

Alcohol can paradoxically dry out skin by stripping the natural oils from the surface. This is the last thing you want from a facial cleanser!…

Can a YAG laser get rid of weak blood vessels around broken capillaries?

The Nd-YAG laser is not my first choice for prominent blood vessels or capillaries on the surface of the skin. The standard laser for use…

Will my face discolor again after a chemical peel?

The short answer is that it can. No matter what modality we use to remove discoloration or freckling to the face, whether it's a chemical…

Can you do laser resurfacing on the face and also to tighten the neck?

Yes, we certainly can. In fact, that's one of the most popular treatment locations for the fraxel or carbon dioxide laser. This laser causes total…

How long should you stop removing the hair you want lasered before an appointment for GentleLase?

We recommend removing the hair the night before coming in for an appointment for GentleLase hair removal. The reason being, is that we want to…

Wintertime “Neti-Pot” for Your Skin

As the season turns to chapped lips and dry skin, I am frequently asked about additional measures my patients can take to improve skin hydration.…

Is GentleLase laser treatment effective for sun damage and moderate acne scarring?

GentleLase is not my first choice to reduce acne scarring. It can be useful for superficial sun damage, or pigmented skin lesions. The GentleLase laser…

The puffiness and the darkness under my eyes makes me look old! How can this be reduced?

In some ethnicities, we see more pronounced under eye bags or dark circles, which can be challenging to counteract. Barring that, are you using an…

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