Why bargain shopping and injectables do not mix

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By: Dr. Corey Hartman, Skin Wellness Dermatology Everybody loves a bargain, right? Getting an unbeatable deal on a great product or service – what’s not to love? But if you’re bargain shopping for your Botox or fillers, we need to have a talk.  Scanning coupon sites for injectables is a bad idea. Let’s face it, experienced and respected dermatologists who do a lot of injectables aren’t going to be offering bargain deals online.  Five major risks you take when bargain shopping for injectables We’ve already talked about signs that it’s time to run from a good deal on injectables, like when the facility doesn’t seem clean or sanitized. But when… read more

The truth behind Botox® alternatives

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By: Dr. Corey Hartman, Skin Wellness Dermatology You know Botox® is the gold standard for treating wrinkles and facial creases, but maybe due to financial reasons or the fact that you simply aren’t prepared for injectables, you’re just not ready to take the leap.  When Botox is the best solution to improve my patient’s concerns, but they aren’t quite ready, they often ask me about the best alternatives. But are there any true alternatives to Botox? Are there any good alternatives to Botox? I’ll say this in the beginning. There aren’t any real alternatives to Botox. There are things you can do that might help to prevent wrinkles, but as… read more

Appointment Updates During COVID-19

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Dear Skin Wellness Patients and Friends- First of all, we wanted to say thank you to everyone that has helped us navigate our new normal during the COVID-19 crisis. We are proud to say that we’ve mastered the world of telemedicine these last few weeks but we at Skin Wellness Dermatology are looking forward to seeing our patients in person!  We are currently seeing patients in office with the following new safety and health guidelines in place. IMPORTANT! Please contact the office to reschedule your appointment if: You are experiencing flu-like symptoms, cough, fever, shortness of breath, and/or muscle aches. Or if you have been exposed to someone with suspected or… read more

Controlled Injury: Here’s what it really means, and how you can benefit from it

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By: Dr. Corey Hartman, Skin Wellness Dermatology Microneedling, lasers, chemical peels, you name it. As a dermatologist, just about every cosmetic treatment I do besides injectables is considered “controlled injury.”  But what’s the real meaning of this buzzword? Is there science behind it? Are there proven benefits? Some may think controlled injury is just another fad, but this couldn’t be further from the truth.  Here’s what you need to know about controlled injury, the significance of the word “controlled,” and most importantly, how your skin can reap the benefits.  Controlled injury: What does this buzzword really mean?  To put it simply, with controlled injury, you’re using some sort of manipulation… read more

Cheap Botox® and fillers: Four signs you should go elsewhere for your injectables

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By: Dr. Corey Hartman, Skin Wellness Dermatology These days, you can get your Botox® and fillers just about anywhere. The salon, the dentist, the spa. Just about everyone is offering injectables, and some even claim to have the ability to offer you a “discount” price.  Of course, cheap prices on injectables can be tempting, but just remember, when you pay for Botox or fillers, you’re not only paying for the actual product, but the experience of the injector. If the price is too low, then it’s possible neither may be any good.  Cheap injectables and why you should think twice Those tempted by the deals on Groupon and other places… read more

COVID-19 Updates for April

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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have canceled all in-office appointments until May 1st. We will still offer Telemedicine visits via Klara. If you would like to request an appointment, please text 1-850-920-3412 or email [email protected] Tips for having a successful Telemedicine visit Check your environment Quiet, tidy & well-lit room — away from any potential distractions. Check your connection Make sure you have a reliable internet connection Close other unnecessary programs on your computer that may be using a lot of bandwidth or processing power Check your equipment Make sure your device has a microphone & camera. Check that your using the latest version of a compatible browser iPhone… read more

Ditch the jeans! Discover sclerotherapy for spider vein treatment

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By: Dr. Corey Hartman, Skin Wellness Dermatology Many patients look down one day and realize their legs are starting to look a lot like their mother’s. They start to notice the veins on their legs becoming more visible, and for some, this can be extremely bothersome. While in many cases, the exact cause of spider veins is unknown, what we do know is that heredity, and even trauma, obesity, and hormone levels can play a role. Especially if you’re pregnant or over the age of 30, it’s likely that you’re starting to notice these veins more and more.  Fortunately, even though we can’t change your genes, we do have some… read more

COVID-19 Update Including Office Closure and Virtual Appointment Options

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Due to the recent changes with COVID-19, our office has decided to suspend all in-office visits as of March 19th. We are offering an at-home telemedicine option for patients with appropriate conditions. Your visit can be billed through your insurance. We will also be offering a self-pay telemedicine option for patients without insurance. If you would like to request a telemedicine visit with your provider, simply email [email protected] and someone will contact you same day to schedule. You may also submit an appointment request. Once scheduled, you will receive an email with instructions on how your visit will go. If you are a new patient, a link will be sent… read more

COVID-19 At Home Appointment Options

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Dear Skin Wellness Dermatology Patients, Due to the ever changing growth in COVID-19, we will be offering an at-home appointment option. As one of your health care providers and doctors, your health is very important to us. Please, if you or anyone in your household is sick, we ask that you CANCEL your appointment. You will not incur a 24-hour cancellation fee during this time. Send an email to [email protected] or via SolutionReach text feature to cancel or reschedule your appointment. AT-HOME APPOINTMENT OFFERING OPTION: This option is reserved for patients with an emergent issue, who are sick that are requiring a necessary follow up, or a new patient that… read more

My best advice for building a solid anti-aging skincare regimen

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By: Dr. Corey Hartman, Skin Wellness Dermatology If you know me at all, you know I’m a skin minimalist, and that’s why I have two goals when it comes to creating an anti-aging skincare regimen for my patients.  Goal #1: Make it effective. Goal #2: Keep it simple. Let’s face it, nobody has time for a 30-minute skincare routine before they go to bed, and most would agree that taking the time to apply five different products layer by layer is less than ideal.  That’s why everyone needs a simple routine – one they can do consistently, because that’s ultimately what is going to really make a difference in their… read more