Posts Tagged ‘ skin care ’

Healthy Alternatives to Toxic Summer Products

I hope it’s hot and sunny where you are! With the onset of summer comes the use of certain products that can be hazardous to your health. With this in mind, I’ve compiled some simple healthy alternatives to toxic summer products which I think you might appreciate. 1. Instead of using Raid to repel flies […]

  • Posted on: Jul 8 2021
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Five Tips to Get Better Skin TODAY!

Believe it or not, there are steps you can take TODAY to start improving your skin! Here are five simple tips to help you on your skin care journey. Take a Collagen Supplement – Collagen makes up the building blocks of the skin, and as we age, it degrades. Studies have shown that taking a collagen […]

  • Posted on: Jul 6 2021
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The two products you can’t live without!

What two skin care products should everyone own and use? If you’re sick of buying creams and potions that just don’t seem to work, or don’t have time to do multiple skin care steps each day, then I have the answer for you. Here are the two must-haves in everyone’s skin care arsenal! Vitamin C – […]

  • Posted on: Jun 25 2021
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What’s Going On

Times are changing! It’s great to see more and more places opening up and people getting back to a greater sense of normalcy. I’m taking a break from the usual educational blog post to send you some personal thoughts this week: My family is planning to have our first indoor restaurant outing since the pandemic […]

  • Posted on: Jun 17 2021
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Avoid these 5 Cosmetic Surgeries!

Although all cosmetic surgeries and procedures come with risks, some are more dangerous than others. They can potentially lead to disfigurement, tissue damage, and even death! Here are five plastic surgeries that I personally recommend staying away from. These are procedures I don’t perform in my practice! Breast Augmentation with Textured Breast Implants – You may […]

  • Posted on: May 13 2021
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Are Toxic Ingredients Hiding in your Skin Care?

Did you know the majority of skin care lines, even those sold in plastic surgeons’ and dermatologists’ offices contain ingredients that are potentially carcinogenic and hormone disrupting? Yes, even the most popular and well regarded skin care lines like Skinceuticals, Skinmedica, Obagi, and Neutrogena, contain certain products with potentially harmful chemicals. As a plastic surgeon, […]


Don’t Ignore Your “Magic Mirror!”

One of my physician colleagues calls the skin our “Magic Mirror.” The largest organ of our body, it often gives us clues to underlying medical conditions even before they arise. I’d like to inform you of four clues in your skin that may be a sign that your body is trying to tell you something. […]


Solutions to Two Frustrating Skin Issues

Treating scars and stretch marks to reduce their appearance isn’t easy, but it’s not impossible! From topical solutions to in-office treatments, I have some recommendations for you to look into. For Scars: Silagen – This is a silicone-based cream that I encourage all of my surgery patients to use. Its works best on newer scars to […]


Avoid These Skin Care Products!

Did you know there are commonly used skin care products that should be avoided at all costs? Sadly, not all products work, and some are even bad for your skin! Don’t waste your money anymore! Here are five that I think are the worst: 5. Makeup Wipes – These literally just take the makeup on your […]


Are Your Hands as Dry as Mine?

It’s getting cold in Michigan! Is it as cold where you are? If you’re like me, you’ve been washing your hands constantly. This, combined with the cold and low humidity, has left my hands dry and even cracked at times. So here are some tips to survive the cold weather with more comfortable skin. 1. […]