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How does a chemical peel feel?

Samantha LeBlanc, our medical aesthetician at our Austin plastic surgery practice demonstrates a chemical peel on me!  So…how exactly does a chemical peel work and why would someone want to have this experience?  The chemical peel solution causes mild trauma, or injury, to the epidermis or outermost layer of the skin. Similar to exfoliating your skin, the injury causes the damaged outer layers of the epidermis to peel away. As part of the healing process, increased cell growth produces new, … Continue Reading

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What is Vitamin C Therapy?

At our skin care center in Austin I am frequently asked ‘how do I reverse the signs of sun damage?’  Today, I sit down with our Director of Patient Services, Samantha LeBlanc, who has over 20 years in the skin care industry.  This can be approached by several ways depending on the degree of existing sun damage, your lifestyle and daily sun-exposure, and how aggressive you want to be with a treatment plan.  We believe that some of the possible … Continue Reading

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Do you know how to apply sunscreen to your face?

Do you remember the bright pink “zink” sunscreen from the 1980’s?  This is actually a physical blocking sunscreen.  Why is this important?  Well, physical blocking sunscreens sit on the surface of the skin and reflect UV light away your skin cells in order to prevent Ultraviolet Light (UV) induced damage.  I often hear from patients at my Austin plastic surgery practice, that physical blocking sunscreen that contains zinc- don’t rub in well.  Actually, the newer agents like Theraderm Platinum 43 … Continue Reading

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Brown Spots: A Comprehensive Treatment Plan

At our skin care center in Austin I am frequently asked about melasma? Melasma is a light to dark skin discoloration that appears on sun-exposed areas of the face. Although it can affect anyone, Melasma is particularly common in women, especially pregnant woman and those who are taking oral or patch contraceptives. During pregnancy it is commonly known as the “mask of pregnancy” and often improves when hormone levels drop after pregnancy or when alternating methods of birth control. Affected … Continue Reading

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Wardrobe Surgery

As spring and summer quickly approach, my most popular request from my male and female clients is to give them a completely new look for summer.   Many people have consumed too much junk food over the holidays, wore bulky winter clothes and were never that motivated to work out for a continuous amount of time.   Now that the weather is getting prettier– people are wondering, “What happened to my body! My clothes don’t fit right; I need to make a … Continue Reading

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