Natural looking lip enhancement: A closer look at Restylane Kysse

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By: Dr. Corey Hartman, Skin Wellness Dermatology It’s so funny to me. Volumizing and filling the lips has been the “new thing” even with the masks ordinances. But maybe because of the masks, it’s a good time to get it done? I don’t know.  Either way, I’m excited to say that we now have a new product available called Restylane Kysse that does a really great job at enhancing the contour and defining the border of the lips. Sure, we’ve had lip fillers available such as Vollure from Allergan, but now we have something from Galderma (the makers of Restylane) that can also get a good result.  There are a… read more

Profound® Body: The ultimate cellulite reduction and skin tightening treatment

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By: Dr. Corey Hartman, Skin Wellness Dermatology As some of you may know, we’ve been using Profound® for a while now to tighten, volumize and create elasticity in the jowl area, and it really has been the perfect solution for anyone looking to tighten and lift the lower face and neck area. Well, guess what.  We’re now able to use this technology on other parts of the body, and I can promise you, you’re not the only one eager to learn more. The details on Profound Body and the areas you’re going to want to treat Profound Body combines radiofrequency with microneedling, just like the Profound we use to tighten the skin… read more

Men, There’s nothing wrong with taking care of your skin. I’ll even tell you how.

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By: Dr. Corey Hartman, Skin Wellness Dermatology Do I think most men want to take care of their skin?  Of course I do. I think some men are just a little embarrassed to show they care while others are afraid we’re going to give them too much to do.  But this is why I believe simplicity is the most important aspect of a good men’s skincare regimen! I think most guys just don’t know how easy it can be and what the possibilities really are.  And just for the record, there’s nothing wrong with caring about your skin no matter who you are. What do men tend to forget when… read more

Want to be a five-star patient? Here’s what to do before, during and after your appointment

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By: Dr. Corey Hartman, Skin Wellness Dermatology From the title, you may think this post is going to talk about what you need to do to be a five-star patient. And it is. But on a deeper level, it’s really about helping me be your five-star dermatologist.  In many cases though, in order to help you, I need you to help me. When we both do our part, your appointment is going to be efficient and effective, and ultimately, this means we can get you to the results you’re looking for in the shortest time frame possible. How to be a five-star patient before, during and after your appointment I… read more

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

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

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