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

MedEsthetics Magazine: PROFILE: Corey L. Hartman, MD

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Corey L. Hartman, MD, has built two bustling practices in Birmingham, Alabama, thanks to his focus on delivering beautiful and natural-looking results to patients of all ethnicities. Written by Mara Maddox || Photography by Cary Norton Growing up in New Orleans in the early 1980s, Corey L. Hartman, MD, owner and founder of Skin Wellness Dermatology, felt there were only two options for success: become a doctor or a lawyer. “I knew my career options were limited as a young black boy in the deep South and I wanted to be successful,” he says. His decision to pursue a career in medicine was accelerated by his neighbor, dermatologist Errol Quintal,… read more

These Face Oils Take Hydration to the Next Level

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By Michella Oré at Vogue August 4, 2021 If you want skin that hits like Madonna’s Ray of Light, finding the best face oil is the key. From unlocking a luminous complexion to sealing in essential moisture, this beauty staple delivers. But before we delve into the best facial oils on the market right now, let’s get some of the most frequently asked questions out of the way. First and foremost: Do you actually need it? One thing for certain is that incorporating face oil into your routine can help your skin reap the benefits of all the hydrating serums and lotions used prior, or serve as a stand-in if… read more

Black Americans Are Getting Botox More Than Ever

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Ruth Samuel Black Americans are letting go of the stigma behind getting work done from past generations and smoothing, filling, and fading with abandon. This story is a part of The Melanin Edit, a platform in which Allure will explore every facet of a melanin-rich life — from the most innovative treatments for hyperpigmentation to the social and emotional realities — all while spreading Black pride. Dermatologist Corey L. Hartman, 46, receives Botox every three to four months and has been doing so since his residency 15 years ago. “If I have heartburn, and I know that there is a fix for heartburn, I’m going to go and get the fix… read more

What I Wish I’d Known Before I Got My First Cortisone Shot

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And what you should know, too. written by Deven Hopp updated Jul 17, 2021 Reviewed by Dr. Rachel Nazarian Board-Certified Dermatologist I grew up having nearly perfect skin. Don’t get me wrong, I got occasional pimples but they were nothing my trusty Mario Badescu Drying Lotion couldn’t handle. When I was around 20, my skin turned on me and erupted with cystic acne—I’m talking big, deep, painful, recurring cysts. As someone who has always been diligent about skincare, I freaked out, naturally. Then I called my dermatologist, who recommended I get cortisone shots for my acne. Cortisone shots are like the dermatological nuclear option for acne. Injected into the right kind of pimple—there… 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