Sensitive skin is common and unique to the person. Sensitive skin is common. You aren’t alone and like you, many people struggle in managing it. Some people find that their skin can become irritated or inflamed when it comes in contact with certain products, substances, or environmental factors such as sun or extreme heat or […]
Gather my children, and I’ll tell you the story of how our Mini Infini came to be. Long ago in our spa right upstairs we were able to help our patients improve their complexion with a magic wand-like device called a microneedling pen. We had several of them, and they were very busy, buzzing away […]
Eeekkk!!! It’s the eighties! Big scary hair and blinding colors everywhere! Our Girls Just Wanna Have Fun while taking primo care of our totally tubular patients on Halloween.
Some Background My patients always tell me that it’s obvious that I love what I do. It’s true. I can’t imagine ever doing anything else. (Although I do love fishing…and cooking. It’s the Cajun in me.) I enjoy explaining to my patient’s what is going on with their skin, and why, and how we can […]
So, you have acne. It’s there on your face for everyone to see. And you have to go to school or work where everyone else has perfect skin. (Not really, but that’s how it feels sometimes.) What do you do? Of course, if this is the way you start your day, you need to get […]
Cellulite…Ugh! I dread the question, “Doc, can you fix my cellulite?” I hated not being able to effectively treat something. It vexed me. So, my response all these years has been, “Not yet, but I’m on the lookout. When I find something that really does help, I’ll let you know.” Well, I’m letting you know […]
I am so excited to tell you about the new UltraShape Power technology we are offering now. First let me say that I have been watching the progress in the science of fat treatment for many years. I have been waiting for a body treatment that is not painful, is not ridiculously expensive, doesn’t have the […]
Charcoal Peel Off Mask: Part 1 As a Dermatologist, I try not to be surprised by the “newest thing” in skin care. So, when a patient asked me, “Is charcoal good for my skin?”, I paused for a moment before I responded. My first thought was, “Charcoal? Really? It’s just carbon.” That’s how my “science […]
Your skin continuously produces something called Natural Moisturizing Factor (NMF), which is essential for normal skin hydration, barrier function, regular cell shedding, and suppleness. Harsh products and over exfoliating and cleansing can strip the skin of this protective coating and can make your skin more fragile, dry, and irritated. It can also make your skin […]
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