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

Huda Kattan Shares Her Hair Loss Story

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The Huda Beauty founder has tried treatments, supplements, and tools to tackle her hair loss, which she started experiencing a few years ago. Here, she breaks down her full journey. By Dianna Mazzone May 16, 2021 OCTOBER 2019 I started noticing hair loss in my early 20s, at the front. I was constantly trying to cover it up. I can’t tell you how many times I put eye shadow on my scalp. It was scary to admit that I was losing hair. I got it under control by adjusting my hair-care routine to be super-gentle — using hydrating skin-care serums on my scalp, even rinsing with bottled water when I… read more

The Best Sunscreens for Deep Skin Tones

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The must-have SPF for your daily skincare routine—all the protection with none of the dreaded white cast. By Lauren Tappan May 11, 2021 The season of warm weather is swiftly approaching, which inevitably means that many of us will find ourselves basking in the hot sun, enjoying long walks outdoors, and daydreaming by the pool. Since we’ve had to remain indoors for the majority of this past year, taking some time to stop and smell the roses seems more appealing than ever. While we indulge in the joy of these summertime activities, we should also remember to incorporate sunscreen into our daily skincare routines— and this fundamental rule applies to… read more

The Ultimate Guide To Understanding The Hierarchy of Retinoids

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Because retinol is just the tip of the iceberg… By Jenna Igneri 5.12.2021 Not many skin care ingredients are as highly regarded by dermatologists and estheticians as retinol, or more specifically, retinoids. Most skin care professionals will tell you to start using these vitamin A derivatives by the time you hit your mid-twenties, as they address a range of skin concerns and can be beneficial for most people, whether you’re fighting persistent acne or looking to delay the tell-tale signs of aging like dark spots, fine lines, crepey skin and more. Available in many forms, retinoids range from potent prescription medications to over-the-counter skin care products you can snag at… read more

Allure: The Science of Beauty // The Inside Story: Sulfur

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The skin benefits of sulfur are often overshadowed by its rather… stinky reputation. But we suspect you’ll quickly get over the smell when you learn what this ingredient can do to help fight acne. (Special thanks to Dermatologist Corey L. Hartman) Listen here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-inside-story-sulfur/id1531535720?i=1000520021653. 

This Is It: The Skincare Routine for People in Their 30s

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by Sarah Yang May 1, 2021 Turning 30 is a momentous occasion, whether you have good feelings about it or not. For me, when I turned 30, it was definitely a balancing act with my emotions. On one hand, I was really excited to enter a new decade of my life, and I did feel a lot wiser and more confident. But on the other hand, I dealt with a few existential crises here and there. For a lot of people, one “fun” thing that happens when you turn 30 is you start to notice some changes in your body. You’re not quite “old” by any means, but you do start to feel your… read more