Microneedling 101: Your Introduction to Smoother, Brighter Skin

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Body copy:   By Dr. Corey Hartman Microneedling is undergoing something of a renaissance right now. As more celebrities and influencers share their stunning results on social media, more people are seeking out quick and cheap versions of microneedling treatments, like at-home dermal rollers. But to achieve the kind of results you see on Instagram—and more importantly, to ensure that your skincare is safe and healthy—you should make a visit to the dermatologist’s office. At Skin Wellness, we use the latest technologies and care practices that make microneedling one of the most exciting methods out there for rejuvenating skin. But how do you know if microneedling is right for you? While… read more

Chemical Peels from A-Z – Science, Results, & Benefits

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Body copy:   By Dr. Corey Hartman The human dermis (skin) is not only the body’s largest organ, it’s also one of the most fascinating. In the past, you’ve watched your skin heal its own small cuts and bruises in real time. You’ve also watched your skin age over the years as it loses some of its natural healing properties. Ultimately, unlike other internal organs, you can literally watch your skin at work, noticing for yourself how truly “alive” it is. As your own living armor, your skin takes a beating from all directions. Sun damage, lifestyle choices, and genetics all play a significant role in the preservation and quality of… read more

No More Double Trouble: Diminish Your Double Chin with KYBELLA

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The holidays are a time for celebrating, which often involves enjoying holiday treats and delicious meals with family and friends. With the over abundance of seasonal meals, it’s easy to notice unwanted fat cells in our faces. If all you see when you look at your holiday photos is your double chin, then we have the perfect solution for you–the KYBELLA™ treatment. Skin Wellness Dermatology’s KYBELLA™ treatment effectively targets stubborn fat cells to rid you of that bothersome double chin. This holiday season, give yourself the gift of confidence! Our KYBELLA™ treatment is here to give you a more defined jawline without the concern of going under the knife. What… read more

Glow for the Holidays with a Hydrafacial

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The holidays are right around the corner—this means family photos, company parties, and last minute shopping. Don’t let your skin be the reason you skip out on this time with friends and family. Instead, elevate your skincare routine with a hydrafacial from Skin Wellness Dermatology. No longer will you have to worry about wrinkles and oily skin making an appearance on the family Christmas card. Our hydrafacial treatment will have your skin looking and feeling younger, brighter, and rejuvenated just in time for secret Santa. What is a HydraFacial? A hydrafacial from Skin Wellness Dermatology is a unique facial that cleans out your pores while hydrating your skin. This treatment… read more

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