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

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 IPL device as the BBL. While intense pulse light technology has been around for a …

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

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 For those with pitted scars, or other types of acne scars on the face like rolling or icepick scars, the Fraxel Laser is by far …

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

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 to be higher in cosmeceutical products, which is probably the most significant differentiating factor. The …

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

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 to something more productive – the treatments. How to get rid of under-eye wrinkles no …

Love your youth-giving injectables? Then you’ll adore these loyalty programs

By: Dr. Corey Hartman, Skin Wellness Dermatology Though they wouldn’t be so popular if patients didn’t see the value, injectables like dermal fillers don’t come cheap. Especially once patients achieve the look they want, they want to keep it, requiring ongoing maintenance. If you’re serious about keeping up with your injectables, you’d probably also love to save some money on your next treatment. Fortunately, you can find various loyalty and rewards programs that can help you earn discounts and keep some cash in your pocket. Four Loyalty Programs That Can Save You Money on Injectables Allē, Formerly Brilliant Distinctions Brilliant Distinctions was recently rebranded and is now Allē, which is the loyalty program for  Allergan Aesthetics™ brands, including Botox® and Juvéderm®. Don’t worry; if you …

How Long Do Cheek Fillers Last? Expert Insights

Cheek Fillers. How long do they really last?

By: Dr. Corey Hartman, Skin Wellness Dermatology Cheek fillers are becoming more and more popular, and really, it’s no surprise. Aside from wrinkles, the loss of volume is one of the first things we start to notice as we mature. Now that we have some really great options for making up for this volume loss, it’s no wonder patients are jumping at the chance to enhance their cheeks.  All about cheek fillers and how long they really last Before we get into how long cheek fillers last, you should know that there are different types of fillers that we can use in the cheek. The vast majority of the fillers that we use in that area are hyaluronic acid fillers, and the ones that have …

Fad or for real? How to know if that hot new skin care product is worth the money

Fad or Forreal Skincare

By: Dr. Corey Hartman, Skin Wellness Dermatology Billions of dollars are spent every year by companies marketing their latest and greatest skin care products. Just about every week, we hear of a new “groundbreaking” product that’s pretty much “guaranteed” to get rid of wrinkles, cure our blemishes, and make our skin look younger and healthier.  We see these new promising skincare products, and we take note that some of our favorite influencers are even claiming these products are the real deal. (And don’t get me started on celebrities creating their own skincare lines touting the benefits of olive oil. Yes, I’m looking at you JLo.) There are some people out there who just can’t help themselves. They must have these new products ASAP. But if …