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

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

Lip Fillers 101: How long they’ll last, what you can expect to pay, and more

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By: Dr. Corey Hartman, Skin Wellness Dermatology Though social media has told everyone that they need to augment their lips, the whole point of doing lip filler, in my opinion, is to restore and hydrate. Lately and fortunately, the overfilled, no-shape sausage lips are something that we’re finally seeing the pendulum swing away from. (Though I did see that one nurse practitioner in New York who was trying to trademark “Blow Up Doll Lips” like that was a good thing.) Don’t get me wrong – patients still want them full, but they want good contour at the same time. Lip Fillers: The (honest) answers to all of your questions One… read more

Interested in the BBL Laser? Here’s what to expect during and post treatment

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By: Dr. Corey Hartman, Skin Wellness Dermatology The Forever Young BBL is hands-down a crowd-pleaser. It corrects sun damage, makes the skin appear clearer, smoother, and younger, and even prevents signs of aging skin. What’s not to love? It’s an excellent option for anyone looking to reduce aging signs, but it’s also a go-to for those looking to maintain healthy, young skin. What is BBL? Plus, the Difference Between IPL vs. BBL When looking for the right laser treatment, many wind up choosing between the IPL, which is intense pulse light, and the BBL, which stands for broadband light. So what’s the difference?  Basically, the laser company, Sciton, branded their… read more

From acne scar treatment to stretch mark removal, the top 5 benefits of the Fraxel® Laser

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By: Dr. Corey Hartman, Skin Wellness Dermatology The Fraxel® Dual Laser is a workhorse. Seriously, this device can do pretty much anything. From improving the appearance of acne scars to treating melasma and taking years off your appearance, the Fraxel Laser is an overall crowd-pleaser. The Fraxel Laser uses safe, non-invasive fractional laser technology and has proven itself time and time again with more than a decade of successful treatments. I’ve seen this laser achieve outstanding results, improving or even eliminating a variety of issues that can become extremely bothersome to patients. The Top 5 Benefits of the Fraxel Laser Acne Scar Treatment For those with pitted scars, or other… read more

Cosmeceutical skincare products vs. drugstore: When the product is worth the money

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By: Dr. Corey Hartman, Skin Wellness Dermatology Deciding on the right skincare products to purchase can be overwhelming and even put some people in a dilemma. Along with all the options, you first have to decide whether buying a high-dollar cosmeceutical product is really worth the money. At the same time, you don’t want to go cheap and not get the results you want. It can be hard to know which route to take, but the first step is really understanding the differences between the drug store and cosmeceutical skincare products. The major differences in drug store vs. cosmeceutical skincare products Concentration of Ingredients The concentration of active ingredients tends… read more

Options for every budget: How to get rid of under-eye wrinkles

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By: Dr. Corey Hartman, Skin Wellness Dermatology Eye wrinkles get a lot of attention, largely because they’re some of the first to show up, and unless we do something about it, we all eventually get them. The wrinkles around the eyes start to appear sooner than later for many reasons. For one, the skin around our eyes is thin, and as we get older, that skin gets even thinner and starts to sag. Plus, the skin around our eyes is constantly in motion; when we smile, when we laugh, when we squint. This constant movement makes this area destined for fine lines. But enough about the causes; let’s move on… read more