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Perfect Skin Youth Maintenance

Perfect Skin Youth Maintenance

My best advice on anti-aging skincare products For those who wish to preserve their skin, prevent sun damage, or invest in procedures (botulinum injections, fillers, lasers, peels), it’s essential to use the right products to preserve and enhance your results. Although not an instant improvement (most see a change in about 90 days), a smart line-up of products is important for anyone interested in maintaining or improving the health and appearance of their skin. Almost anyone over the age of 20 can benefit from education and direction towards clinically proven and effective skin products. Skin care formulations have kept my … Continue reading

Is Your Daily Sunscreen Strong Enough

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By now, most of us understand that we need to use sunscreen year-round and from head to toe. Even when it’s not hot and sunny outside, the sun’s rays have the potential to damage our skin, increasing the risk for premature aging and skin cancer. Additionally, UV light is not the only light we are exposed to on a daily basis. Here are some basic guidelines for protecting your body’s largest organ. How Much SPF Is Enough? The research has shed new light over recent years with current recommendations being that you need a minimum of SPF 50 for adequate … Continue reading

The Numbers Are Colder Than You Think

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The last ten years has seen a multitude of fat-reducing procedures enter the market. Some of the more common ones you may have heard of are cryolipolysis, where areas of unwanted fat are frozen for reduction; fat-dissolving injections; or ultrasound and radiofrequency devices that break up fat and cause it to be flushed from the body. All of these options have some validity, but they vary in patient satisfaction rates. A recent retrospective article in Dermatologic Surgery reviewed RealSelf ratings from actual patients over 13 separate fat-removal modalities and found that devices that freeze fat (cryolipolysis) had only a 55% patient satisfaction rate*. So, … Continue reading

Bro-tox and Filler for Fellas

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The last ten years has seen a multitude of fat-reducing procedures enter the market. Some of the more common ones you may have heard of are cryolipolysis, where areas of unwanted fat are frozen for reduction; fat-dissolving injections; or ultrasound and radiofrequency devices that break up fat and cause it to be flushed from the body. All of these options have some validity, but they vary in patient satisfaction rates. A recent retrospective article in Dermatologic Surgery reviewed RealSelf ratings from actual patients over 13 separate fat-removal modalities and found that devices that freeze fat (cryolipolysis) had only a 55% patient satisfaction rate*. So, 45% … Continue reading

Perfect Skin at Every Age

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Perfect Skin at Every Age Your skin is not static; it changes with hormonal and environmental shifts. Nutrition, stress, and sleep deprivation also show up on your skin. As the years march-on, your skin’s needs continue to  evolve. The youthful glow that you had in your twenties may not come so naturally in your forties and fifties. Let us show you how to best address your changing skin at every age. 20’s: This is the time to develop good skincare habits. You have it simple: basic washing/exfoliating and sunscreen. Starting with a skincare routine now makes it second nature in later years. For most … Continue reading

Like a Virgin

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The latest, most exciting Cosmetic Surgery innovations in the past year is Vaginal Rejuvenation. The topic, in and of itself is not entirely new, but advances and adaptations of existing treatments addressing this area have greatly improved patients’ options. I have worked with lasers for twenty years, seen innovation, lectured, and instructed young Dermatologists on this topic at two Universities. Some devices deliver better results. With that in mind, when I re-established my practice, I researched exactly the type and brand of laser I wanted to work with:fractional CO2, for skin rejuvenation (resurfacing and tightening). When I started to think … Continue reading

…So, You Have a Skin Cancer.

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If you are coming to our practice, chances are you either live in Colorado or spend a significant amount of time here. Skin cancer is not uncommon in our state. In fact, Colorado is number 2 in skin cancer incidence out of all states (right behind Hawaii). It’s a combination of our plentiful sunshine, outdoor lifestyle, and altitude that puts us in this position. Skin cancer is unfortunately common. In fact, current statistics show that 1-out-of-5 Americans will develop a skin cancer in their lifetime. Common Subcategories of Skin Cancers Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC) is the most common kind of cancer … Continue reading

Fillers

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As the world of aesthetics advances, newer techniques and products are developed keeping us looking younger more naturally. We have moved away from extreme procedures with long down times and favor those interventions that reflect subtle but substantial improvement. Rather than removing every wrinkle or fixing all folds, many specialists look to repair the underlying cause, the real reason that a jawline is sagging or the eyes are looking hollow. This is where fillers come into play and how I like best to apply them. Fillers have been around since the 1970s and continue to become more sophisticated. Where we … Continue reading

Why You Need a Good Exam

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A skin exam is just what it describes: an evaluation to thoroughly look at all areas of your skin, especially places difficult for you, as the patient, to examine. I take pride in providing you with a comprehensive exam, so that you may rest assured regarding skin health. Although other physicians may look at your skin, a Board-Certified Dermatologist is the most knowledgeable, and usually the most thorough in this regard, and is also equipped to address anything found. Is a Yearly Skin Exam Necessary? Skin exams aren’t necessarily just to identify cancerous lesions; rather, they are a detailed view … Continue reading

Contouring With Fillers

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Filler injections are used to correct wrinkles, hollows, and contours most commonly on the face, although they are used in other areas less-frequently. This procedure is quite popular, as it is a safe, effective method of rejuvenating the face with little downtime and less cost than most surgical procedures. Fillers have become popular with a younger crowd: those ready to intervene to maintain a fresh, natural appearance, but hesitant to undergo surgical cosmetic procedures. More mature patients often prefer fillers as well, as they are usually more subtle and less-invasive than surgery. At Perfect Skin, we use fillers to improve … Continue reading