What’s the Difference Between Botox, Dysport, and Other Injectable Neuromodulators?

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There are five FDA-approved botulinum toxin cosmetic injectables. Here’s how to choose the one that’s right for you. When it comes to a scraped knee, you probably reach for a Band-Aid. Sneeze attack? Kleenex, please! Sometimes a brand is so good, so ubiquitous, that it ends up defining an industry. The same could be said for Botox. Botox is, as you are probably well aware by now, one type of botulinum toxin injectable. A quick science lesson: Botulinum toxin is a neuromodulator, which is the fancy name for a class of chemicals that interrupt the signals between nerves and muscles causing muscles to relax and wrinkles to subside. “Injections of botulinum toxin… read more

Can Men’s Anti-Aging Serums Actually Get Rid of Wrinkles?

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By Garrett Munce Nov. 4, 2022 9:00 am ET ONE MORNING LAST MONTH, I awoke to a text from a friend that said, “Man, I look old. What do I do?” He’s a handsome guy, just over 50, and I fired back reassurances. But his message prompted me to examine my own, 37-year-old face in the mirror. I noticed exactly five forehead wrinkles emerging, some creases making themselves at home around my eyes, and—surely not—a hint of a jowl? Now I was stressing. Aging has never really scared me, but I’d rather not be mistaken for the Crypt Keeper anytime soon. So I began a hunt for a skin-care routine… read more

What Your Dermatologist Wishes You Knew About Sebaceous Filaments

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Those spots on your nose probably aren’t blackheads. By Amber Kallor 4.14.2021   Before you start squeezing, take a second to really look at your skin’s surface. That ever-present constellation of blackheads dotted across your nose, chin, forehead, or cheeks may not be blackheads or clogged pores at all. More than likely, noticeable sebaceous filaments are what you see staring back at you in the magnifying mirror — and your dermatologist desperately wants you to stop freaking out over them. Although it may seem that any dark spots in your pores are a menace to be dealt with, it’s important to correctly identify them before you start messing with your… read more

Derms Explain How to Keep Pores Clear in the Summer Despite Sweat and Sunscreen

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by Kaitlyn McLintock Summer can be rough on our skin. Not only are we exposed to more sun and heat, but we’re also swimming in salt water and chlorine, swiping on sunscreen left and right, and sweating more than usual. It’s no wonder clogged pores start to appear and then worse become full-blown breakouts. Take it from Corey L. Hartman, board-certified dermatologist and founder of Skin Wellness Dermatology in Birmingham, Alabama. “Many people see an uptick in clogged pores in the summer due to a few factors. The heat can increase the amount of sweat the body produces, which mixes with natural sebum on the body and can clog pores. Oftentimes, people spend more time outdoors… read more

This Is The Bare Minimum Skin Care Routine For Men 50+

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Assistant Beauty Editor- Hannah Frye June 17, 2022 — 11:03 AM   Father’s Day is right around the corner, and we’re here to provide a very important PSA: Dads need skin care, too. Although, given the mass amount of products and tips available, it can be difficult to know exactly which steps are actually essential. When we asked board-certified dermatologist and chief medical officer at Fig.1 Courtney Rubin, M.D., FAAD, about the most common mistake men make when it comes to skin care, she replied, “Not having a skin care routine!” So suffice it to say—for some folks, there’s some work to be done. Here, experts explain the basic steps… read more

The Best Skincare Routine for Acne, According to Dermatologists

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Put down the extraction tool and read this. By Erin Lukas and Genesis Rivas Updated Jun 09, 2022 @ 10:20 pm One of the biggest misconceptions I’ve had about breakouts is that they would stop at a certain age. In reality, my relationship with acne has spanned decades. From the odd pimple on my cheek to full-on hormonal breakouts along my jawline, I’ve seen and tried everything related to acne-fighting skincare products. While I’m all for the skin positivity movement, I’d be lying if I said my self-confidence doesn’t take a hit from a bad breakout — and I’m not alone. According to the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), up… 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