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

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

Three HUGE differences between Botox and fillers

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By: Dr. Corey Hartman, Skin Wellness Dermatology Many times, patients come into my office more than ready to do something about the signs of aging they’re starting to see in the mirror. They’ve seen the commercials and even had friends tell them about their latest Botox® treatment, or the fillers they just got from their favorite dermatologist.  While many patients know that Botox or fillers may likely be the effective treatment they’re looking for, they don’t always understand the real differences between the two.  That’s why I want to lay it out as plain and simple as I can. No jargon, just straight-forward facts that’ll help you truly understand the… read more

Hands Age, Too! Here’s How to Stay Wrinkle-Free

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Craving a youthful appearance is as natural as the sky is blue. For some, a youthful appearance is a trait they were fortunate enough to inherit. But for others, their youth is administered by a board-certified professional during a routine appointment. Botox and fillers are among the most popular cosmetic procedures to help achieve a younger-looking appearance, and they are only gaining speed with the growing popularity with men. Although it can be costly, some see this as a direct investment not only in their appearance, but also in their self-confidence.  It doesn’t end there The desire for a wrinkle-free complexion has been around for centuries, and will surely continue… read more

Botox, Juvéderm & Sculptra: Which Popular Injectable Is Right for You?

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Juvederm, Sculptra, Botox

By: Dr. Corey Hartman, Skin Wellness Dermatology With all the injectables and dermal fillers on the market today, it’s hard for patients to know which is really going to help them achieve their goals. From the areas they’re looking to enhance, to the amount of downtime they’re willing to spend, there are many factors that need to be taken into consideration. That’s why I’ve outlined our top three injectables below, what they’re primarily used for, and how to know if they might be right for you. Botox – People typically get Botox to smooth the lines and wrinkles in their forehead, around their eyes, and in between their brows. While… read more

The Art of the Injection: The Importance of Finding a Doctor Experienced with Dermal Fillers

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The Art of the Injection: The Importance of Finding a Doctor Experienced with Dermal Fillers

It’s true. From local dentists and spas, to dermatologists and plastic surgeons, there are, in fact, countless places around the Birmingham area that offer injectable, or dermal fillers. What’s important to remember is that just because someone offers, or is even qualified to do them, doesn’t mean they’re the best place to have them done. Along with the proper skills and qualifications, what’s just as important is the injector’s experience. Is the person performing the injections just looking to make a quick buck in addition to the other services they offer, or do they inject dermal fillers Every. Single. Day? AND thousands of times over their lifetime?  And performed by… read more

Dermal Fillers: 4 Tips to Ensure You Get Natural Looking Results

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Dermal Fillers: 4 Tips to Ensure You Get Natural Looking Results

You’re hesitant to use dermal fillers because you would be mortified if you came out looking like one of the “Real Housewives.” We get it; we’re in Alabama, not L.A., and the fake look it’s what the majority of us are trying to achieve. Like most patients who come to Skin Wellness Dermatology of Alabama, you’re just going for a more refreshed, well-rested look. When you go out, you want people to notice a difference without being able to put their finger on it. While there’s no doubt that you can achieve natural results like these with dermal fillers, just be sure to follow these four tips to ensure you… read more

Sculptra: 3 Things You Didn’t Know About This Popular Dermal Filler

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Sculptra: 3 Things You Didn’t Know About This Popular Dermal Filler

Like it or not, we all age, and as we get older, we lose the collagen and elasticity that keeps our skin youthful. When we’re young, our face is heart-shaped, but over time, as that heart starts to flip down, we begin to get “jowly” from a loss of volume under the cheek area. Luckily, in today’s world, there are various products and treatments that can help us retain that youthful look we all desire. While some of these products can deliver amazing results, the effects can often be short lived.   We spoke recently with Dr. Hartman to get the real scoop on how Sculptra is revolutionizing the way… read more

Dermal Filler – Who is a Good Candidate for Sculptra Treatments?

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Sculptra is a dermal filler that has the ability to add volume by stimulating collagen. It is made from poly-L-lactic-acid, a biocompatible substance that has been used by doctors for dissolvable stitches and facial enhancement since 1999. It does not contain any bacterial, human, or animal components; therefore, it does not require allergy testing. Sculptra works deep within the dermis at the source of the signs of aging. It can help correct both deep and shallow folds in the skin for a very natural look. Sculptra is an FDA-approved injection that allows individuals to see results over a longer period, giving a more gradual change to one’s face over time.… read more

How Long Does It Take For Results From The Radiesse Treatment To Show?

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Facial lines and wrinkles are not only unattractive, but can make you look older than you feel. That’s why the Skin Wellness Dermatology of Alabama in Birmingham offers a variety of dermal fillers and cosmetic procedures to allow you to turn back the hands of time! One popular dermal filler used in Dr. Hartman’s practice is Radiesse. Radiesse treatments offer an affordable and effective way to reduce the lines and wrinkles that can be a source of embarrassment or self-consciousness. Radiesse treatments are essentially volumizing fillers that are injected into your skin in order to boost collagen production and fill out bothersome lines and wrinkles. The gel formula contains calcium-based… read more