New non-invasive tool for melanoma detection

DID YOU KNOW? We are also a Center for Skin Cancer. The Appearance Center is under the same roof and the same leadership as the Skin Cancer and Reconstructive Surgery Center. Our Appearance Center physicians also treat skin cancer patients, performing complex cancer reconstructions, and addressing post-cancer cosmetic issues. We want ALL of our patients to…

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A Guide to Fractional CO2 Laser

Whether you’re looking to reduce wrinkles, minimize scars, or improve overall skin texture, CO2 laser treatment could be the answer. What Does Fractional CO2 Laser Do? Fractional CO2 laser is a cosmetic procedure that improves skin texture, tone, and overall appearance. The laser ablates the top layer of skin removing sun damage as well as…

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Check in with your Skin

Not only are we wrapping up the summer, but September is Skin Care Awareness Month. We of course remind you to remain vigilant about sunscreen, but we also want to help you to start taking even better care of your skin with some of our in-office procedures.  Here are our three favorite ways to improve…

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Should I choose Fillers or Surgery?

Fine lines, wrinkles, loose skin, and other signs of aging are perfectly natural, and many of us reach a point where we want to “do something.” But what does that mean? After looking into the options, you may be asking, “should I choose fillers or surgery?’ We turn to two of our top physicians with…

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Focus on the Jawline

The jawline can be a crucial part of facial aesthetics. A strong jawline in men is often associated with attractiveness and confidence. For women, a jawline can represent youth and beauty.  Allergan (the maker of BOTOX and JUVEDERM) has just released a filler created specifically for the jawline. This ​​long-lasting filler is now available at aesthetic…

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Fearful of Filler?

Dermal fillers, also called injectables, are a safe and effective way to enhance your appearance without the need for invasive surgery or downtime, but results are very dependent on the injector. At the Appearance Center, our providers are highly-trained medical professionals, familiar with the unique anatomy of the face, and have had extensive training and…

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Facial Filler vs. Fat Grafting

“I just want to look “x” years younger” is a common request in the dermatology or plastic surgery office. One way to accomplish that is to restore facial volume. Most of us may not initially recognize volume loss in our face because we see ourselves everyday. But the changes become stark when we look at…

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Minimizing and Treating Bruising after Procedures

Bruising is common after surgery and filler injections. It usually peaks around 48 hours after intervention and then slowly resolves over 10 days. While most patients expect bruising after surgery, it is less accepted by patients after minimally invasive treatments such as filler.  Bruising from filler can be minimized by injecting with a cannula instead…

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Acne Management: When it Feels Like You’ve Tried Everything

Acne is caused by a variety of factors. These factors include increased p. acnes bacteria, increased oil production by oil glands, “clogged pores,” genetic susceptibility, and increased androgen hormones. It is important to target multiple causes of acne to best control it. There are many “tried and true” options and some newer and less well…

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dermal filler can bring a face into balance

When it comes to hyaluronic acid injectables (more commonly known as fillers), we tend to focus on areas of volume loss such as the cheeks, under eyes, and lips. The chin is often ignored but can be a great candidate for filler augmentation.  There are several benefits of chin filler including:  Correction of under-projected chin…

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