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

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

Liquid Facelifts – The Latest, Hottest Cosmetic Trend

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By Dr. Corey Hartman Our skin is always on the frontline of our lives, constantly exposed to various environmental and lifestyle factors that can eventually take a toll on its beauty. Aging, pollution, UV rays, diet, smoking, and alcohol can cause our skin to look older than we wish it to be. Even so, your natural, youthful beauty should never be overcast by the signs of time. Luckily, there are safe and efficient solutions that can help you rediscover your face’s beauty, including one such development known as the liquid facelift. A Revolutionary Way To Rediscover Your Beauty A Liquid Facelift is a non-surgical, minimally-invasive procedure that can help you… read more

Best Cellulite Treatments – Smooth Legs At Last

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By Dr. Corey Hartman Unfortunately, cellulite needs no introduction. Long the bane of legs, thighs, buttocks, and stomachs, cellulite has compelled mankind to rethink beach trips, question dress choices, and purchase any number of “miracle creams” that don’t seem to do a thing. But cellulite doesn’t have to be the bogeyman of vacations or trips to the department store. These days, cosmetic technology can treat cellulite like never before. At Skin Wellness Dermatology in Birmingham, AL, and Chelsea, AL, you’ll find several cellulite solutions that can help you achieve the smoother legs, thighs, buttocks, and stomach of your dreams. But what is cellulite? What are the best ways to treat… read more

Laser Treatments for Acne & Acne Scars

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By Dr. Corey Hartman Everybody knows its name and what it means for the condition of their skin. Acne can be a recurring, difficult to treat, painful condition that can affect our confidence as powerfully as it affects our comfort and complexion. The battle against acne is ever ongoing. Creams, extreme treatments, oral medication, and intense topical therapies abound for handling both outbreaks and the scars they leave behind. For some acne sufferers, however, relief can sometimes seem like a distant dream. But there is, thankfully, one technological advancement making waves in the world of acne and acne scar treatment: lasers. Already widely trusted for a host of applications from… read more

How Fillers Eliminate Dark Under Eye Circles

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By: Dr. Corey Hartman, Skin Wellness Dermatology In the 21st century, our relationship with good sleeping habits is (shall we say?) tenuous at best. These days, it can feel nearly impossible to enjoy 8 hours of uninterrupted sleep without the digital distractions and anxiety of modern life. We’re expected to handle our hectic routines with grace and style, and all while looking good enough to snap the necessary daily selfie. Try though we might to have it all, the bags beneath our eyes tell a different story. Fatigue and lack of sleep combined with the natural effects of aging to make us look downright exhausted—even when we’re full of pep.… read more

The Botox Brow Lift – What it is & Why it Works

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By Dr. Corey Hartman We all want a youthful appearance  but time, sun damage, and genetics can make it difficult to maintain the sexy, rejuvenated faces of our dreams. Thankfully, an entire cosmetic industry has evolved to solve thin lips and sunken cheeks. But what about our brows? Our brows precede us everywhere we go. As the most prominent facial feature, brows often take the lion’s share of sun damage. Essentially, our brows serve as a shallow visor for our eyes (and take a beating for it). We already know all too well how UV light deepens smile and frown lines, but the skin on our brows can also slacken… read more

Say “Goodbye” to Stretch Marks with the Fraxel Dual Laser Treatment

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By: Dr. Corey Hartman, Skin Wellness Dermatology We demand a lot from our skin. It needs to be tough but soft. It should be smooth and protective. But between what we need our skin to do and how we’d like it to feel, we may be demanding too much of our largest organ without providing it with the support it needs. Sometimes our skin can’t keep up. When we grow or slim down faster than our skin, stretch marks often develop. In periods of rapid change such as pregnancy, drastic weight gain/loss, or even growth spurts in adolescence, the skin compensates as best it can. Stretch marks, though harmless, can… read more

The Botox Lip Flip – The Latest Trend in Lush Lips

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By: Dr. Corey Hartman, Skin Wellness Dermatology For years now, “volume” has been the name of the game in the ever-escalating pursuit of bigger, fuller lips. In cosmetic dermatology clinics around the world, patients are seeking every advantage they can find in achieving the sexiest, poutiest lips possible. But volume, as it turns out, may not be everything. In exploring every avenue for lip fulfillment, a new option has risen in popularity alongside traditional fillers. This new trend—appropriately dubbed the Botox Lip Flip—is flipping the lip world upside down! What is the Botox Lip Flip? Traditionally, those seeking fuller lips have turned to hyaluronic acid-based fillers such as Juvéderm Volbella,… read more

Rejuvenate Your Face with These Skin Tightening Options

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By: Dr. Corey Hartman, Skin Wellness Dermatology The human face is the most human thing about us. Humans have been designed to recognize countless facial features and to associate those features with the person in question. But time plays tricks on us all. Sun exposure and the consequences of natural aging create fine wrinkles, loose skin along the chin and jaw, bags beneath our eyes, and a host of other issues. There is good news, however. For nearly every wrinkle and pinch of loose skin, an option exists for rejuvenating your face and achieving a more robust, youthful appearance! You can find each of these magnificent procedures available at Skin… read more