Dr. Corey L. Hartman on TikTok Trends and the Skincare Mistakes Not to Make

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About the Skincare.com by L’Oréal Author || Ariel Wodarcyk With so many skincare influencers on social media and even more skincare products on the shelves, it can be hard to distinguish between glossy packaging and sophisticated marketing versus quality ingredients that will actually work for your skin type. Dr. Corey L. Hartman, a board-certified dermatologist and founder of Skin Wellness Dermatology in Birmingham, Alabama, is here to help you cut through the BS. Here, he shares his favorite sunscreen for brown skin, his take on gendered skincare products and the three skincare staples he swears by. What first sparked your interest in skincare and made you want to pursue dermatology?… read more

Ask the Beauty Expert || Allure November 2021 Issue

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What can I do for bad breakouts that need regular maintenance but may not be right for medications, like isotretinoin? —Andrea C. Hear that sound, Andrea? It’s the whispers of thousands of readers thanking you for asking this question. Acne is the most common skin condition in the United States, affecting up to 50 million people every year, according to the American Academy of Dermatology. (That’s about 10 million more than the entire population of California.) Since acne can be triggered by factors ranging from hormones to stress to diet (or a combination thereof), there’s no one topical product that’s guaranteed to work for everyone. But there are certain ingredients… read more

3 Needle-Free Lip Filler Alternatives Experts Actually Recommend

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Instead of the risky hyaluron pens the FDA recently warned against. By Chinea Rodriguez Updated on Nov 01, 2021 It’s no secret that for the past year and a half, DIY beauty has been on the rise like never before. Many of us have spent our extra time inside perfecting our wolf cuts and at-home manis, and it seems like another DIY technique goes viral on TikTok every other week. And while we love to get crafty with our beauty as much as anyone, there are several treatments we prefer to leave to the professionals—and that definitely includes lip filler. Recently, needle-free devices like hyaluron pens, which claim to mimic… read more

Everything You Need To Know About Clinical Treatments For Darker Skin

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Taking the guesswork out of Botox, lasers, and more for deeper skin tones. By Simedar Jackson Nov 2, 2021 As a Black skincare professional who treats mostly Black women, I understand the reluctance to try certain cosmetic procedures. There’s still an assumption that darker skin is impervious to aging, which may be one reason we don’t pursue these treatments. But there are others: Traditionally, chemical peels and laser were viewed as unsuitable for darker skin tones, which are more at risk for scarring or hyperpigmentation. Add in a lack of diversity among both practitioners and in clinical texts (only about 3 percent of practicing dermatologists are Black, and a 2020… read more

Cheek Fillers Gone Wrong – Why Expertise Matters

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By Dr. Corey Hartman Dermal fillers, especially in the cheek area, are incredibly effective for improving definition around the cheekbones and removing lines and wrinkles around the eyes, mouth, and jawline. When administered correctly, they give amazing results and create beautifully contoured, youthful cheekbones. However, if dermal fillers are administered by inexperienced practitioners, serious problems can arise. Although dermal fillers are an excellent treatment for sunken cheeks when they are administered by a qualified professional, they can cause more harm than good if they are used improperly. Here’s what could go wrong when cosmetic procedures like dermal fillers are misused, and some of the amazing benefits they can bring when… read more

After Summer Skincare – Tips & Tricks for Rejuvenating Your Skin

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By Dr. Corey Hartman Summer is a time for getting outdoors in the sun to go hiking, head to the beach, go cycling, or just relax and work on your tan. But as the summer comes to an end and we move into fall and winter, it’s time to start thinking about skincare. The hot weather can cause a lot of damage to your skin, leaving you with hyperpigmentation, sunburn, and the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Now that the summer is over, how can you repair the damage and improve your overall skin health for the whole year? Follow these simple tips to protect and improve your skin… read more

BOTOX® Aftercare – Maintaining Your Results

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By Dr. Corey Hartman With over 4.4 million procedures performed in 2020, BOTOX®  (Botulinum Toxin Type A) is one of the most common cosmetic minimally invasive procedures in the US. And, undergoing BOTOX®  can represent a life-changing moment for many people. However, while we’re focused on finding the right surgeon and preparing for the procedure, it’s easy to forget about the importance of BOTOX® aftercare. Instructions for self-care in the hours and days after the procedure are usually simple and easy to follow, but they are also vital to see and maintain the best results while avoiding any swelling or bruising. One of the unique benefits of BOTOX® over other… read more

MedEsthetics Magazine: PROFILE: Corey L. Hartman, MD

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Corey L. Hartman, MD, has built two bustling practices in Birmingham, Alabama, thanks to his focus on delivering beautiful and natural-looking results to patients of all ethnicities. Written by Mara Maddox || Photography by Cary Norton Growing up in New Orleans in the early 1980s, Corey L. Hartman, MD, owner and founder of Skin Wellness Dermatology, felt there were only two options for success: become a doctor or a lawyer. “I knew my career options were limited as a young black boy in the deep South and I wanted to be successful,” he says. His decision to pursue a career in medicine was accelerated by his neighbor, dermatologist Errol Quintal,… read more

Spotlight on the CO2 Laser – What You Need to Know

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By Dr. Corey Hartman A survey involving over 2,000 Americans shows that just under 60% of people don’t feel confident in their own skin because of acne, scarring, eczema, expression lines, or wrinkles. However, thanks to the wide range of skin rejuvenating options out there, you no longer have to deal with these imperfections. One of the minimally invasive, safe, and efficient ways to breathe new life into your facial skin and regain your youthful appearance is through CO2 laser skin resurfacing. Similar to other skin resurfacing techniques, CO2 laser skin resurfacing promotes new healing and regeneration in the skin, encouraging young and healthy cells to replace old, damaged cells.… read more