Posts Tagged ‘ skin care ’

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, […]

  • Posted on: Mar 25 2021
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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. […]

  • Posted on: Mar 15 2021
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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 […]

  • Posted on: Jan 14 2021
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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 […]

  • Posted on: Dec 28 2020
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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. […]

  • Posted on: Nov 25 2020
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These Are Safer Options For You

Everyday we expose ourselves to potentially dangerous substances in our beauty products. Here are three options to get the results you want without potentially harmful chemicals and medicines: 1. Replace your sleeping pills with essential oils – Nearly 9 million American adults use prescription sleep aids, often highly addictive pills like benzodiazepines. Essential oils are an […]

  • Posted on: May 21 2020
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Clean Skin Care – What to Avoid, What to Choose

Did you know the EU has banned 1300 potentially harmful ingredients in skin care products, whereas the US has banned only eleven? Yes, our skin care is filled with ingredients that have been implicated in cancer, hormone disruption, and a lot more. Here are five potentially harmful skin care ingredients that I recommend you avoid: […]

  • Posted on: Feb 13 2020
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Simple Tips to Clear Up Your Skin

Do you have issues with adult acne? If so, you are not alone! I’ve compiled seven simple tips to help reduce your acne and clear up your skin. 1. Avoid Harsh Astringents – We tend to think that the solution to acne is to remove all the oil from our faces, right? Wrong! Using alcohol-based astringents may […]

  • Posted on: Dec 20 2019
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Five Simple Recommendations to Look Younger

We all want to look as young as we feel. So here are five simple rules to help you get there! 1. Exfoliate. If you have normal skin, you should ideally exfoliate 2-3 times per week. If you have sensitive skin, once a week is usually sufficient. There are many ways to exfoliate. The two most […]

  • Posted on: Dec 4 2019
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The Best Anti-Aging Cream Is…

Most plastic surgeons and dermatologists believe that retinoids are the most proven anti-aging creams today. Retinoids can be divided into prescription-strength tretinoin (aka Retin-A) or over-the-counter strength retinol. So which one do you choose? Tretinoin has been vigorously tested and scientifically confirmed to thicken the skin, increase collagen, reduce fine lines, lighten sun spots, and even […]

  • Posted on: Oct 24 2019
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