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What is Hydroquinone?

Posted by Amy Raval on Apr 20, 2022 11:29:11 AM

Reading the ingredients list on the back of your skin care bottles can leave you a bit dizzy! With names like caprylyl glycol, gluconolactone, octocrylene, and sodium deoxycholate, it’s no wonder! One such ingredient name is hydroquinone. and because of its popularity and effectiveness at reducing skin discoloration, you should know all about it.

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Facial Aesthetics While Pregnant

Posted by Amy Raval on Mar 21, 2022 3:45:00 PM

You've just received the most glorious news…you're pregnant! It is such a joyous occasion, and you're absolutely thrilled! Naturally you’re going all out to make sure you have a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby. That includes learning what is safe and what isn’t when it comes to your beauty routine.

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Achieving Your Best Spring Skin

Posted by Amy Raval on Mar 11, 2022 9:30:00 AM

With spring around the corner, it's time to think about prepping your skin for the warmer weather. Spring leads right into summer, and that means bikinis, camis, shorts and bare feet. This is a great time for deeper treatments such as laser hair removal, and right now, you should also be thinking about exfoliating and moisturizing!

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When Does Healthy Skincare Begin?

Posted by Amy Raval on Oct 14, 2021 9:30:00 AM

It’s never too early to start taking good care of your skin. “It starts with childhood,” says Dr. Jeff Raval. “With infants, actually, because sunscreen minimizes both skin damage and risk of cancers over a lifetime.”

But when is the best age to consider additional measures to ensure your skin stays healthy or to correct skin imperfections? Should you start getting facial treatments or even Botox or fillers as a teenager or in your early 20s? Maybe, but not necessarily, says Dr. Raval. If you’re that young, you have plenty of time ahead of you to do the right thing for your skin and get the great results you want – skin that continues to look smooth and healthy as you age.

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Alternative Uses of Botox & Dysport

Posted by Amy Raval on Jan 20, 2021 7:30:00 AM

Injections of Botox and Dysport can help rejuvenate many areas of the face and neck where dynamic wrinkles form. Some of these areas are considered “off-label” but well within the standard of care. That means they are widely accepted treatments among medical professionals in the field of cosmetic enhancement. Let’s take a look at some of the lesser known uses for Botox.

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4 Surprising Benefits of Plastic Surgery

Posted by Amy Raval on Jul 23, 2020 7:30:00 AM

There is no denying that cosmetic surgery is a popular option for people seeking a rejuvenated, youthful look. Plastic surgery is also an option for patients who need a medical condition corrected, like a deviated septum or collapsed nasal valve. In fact, 18.1 million cosmetic procedures were performed in the US in 2019 - 16.3 million of those were minimally invasive. Botox, dermal fillers, chemical peels, laser hair removal, and laser skin treatments were the top procedures - each can be done at a short office visit and don’t involve much recovery time. Why are so many Americans turning to cosmetic procedures to achieve improvements in their physical appearance? We know of 4 great benefits that our clients experience consistently.

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Spider Veins and Varicose Veins, What’s the Difference?

Posted by Amy Raval on Jul 10, 2020 12:00:00 AM

As we age, it is not uncommon to begin seeing more veins, blood vessels, and capillaries underneath our skin. That’s because the body slows its production of collagen as time goes on. Collagen helps the dermis (the middle layer of our skin) repair itself when injured or otherwise compromised. With less of that healing power, our skin appears to thin and we can start to see the fine network of our circulatory system. While this is helpful in an anatomy class, on a mannequin, it’s not really desirable on us real life humans - especially if it’s varicose or spider veins that are becoming visible. Let’s learn more about each of those afflictions and what you can do about them.

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Summer is a Great Time for Microneedling

Posted by Amy Raval on Jun 12, 2020 9:00:00 AM

Although the name of this procedure may sound a little painful – the needling part – it is only mildly uncomfortable. Just as the name implies, this procedure uses micro needle - a tool called the Rejuvapen - to create invisible, vertical, micro perforations into the top layer of skin. Your body responds to these microscopic injuries by activating the natural healing process, increasing blood flow to the area and producing new collagen and elastin. Most patients end up with brighter, more youthful looking skin after this quick, 30-60 minute treatment. 

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Photoaging: How the Sun Damages Skin

Posted by Amy Raval on Jan 27, 2020 10:00:00 AM

Sunshine, though lovely as it is, is the #1 beauty burglar. Most people are aware that sun exposure can cause damage to our skin since it usually only takes one bar sunburn to learn. What you may not know is that the sun is responsible for as much as 90% of skin aging. Over-exposure to the sun can cause premature skin aging and, much more seriously, it can cause skin cancer. How does that happen?

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5 Things You Can Do Now About Wrinkles

Posted by Amy Raval on Mar 28, 2019 1:43:00 PM

It's just not fun! We all get wrinkles as we age. However, there are multiples things we can do to combat those little pesky lines on a daily basis. Whether you want to do something simple that's a part of your daily routine or something more aggressive, we have some answers for you!

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