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Tired of Brown Spots?

Lytera Skin Brightening Complex is a unique brightening formula that addresses the appearance of dark spots and has become an integral part of our skin care program in Austin. Lytera works beautifully for all skin types, contains highly effective antioxidants, and serves as a mild exfoliant. It is available without a prescription. Effective in reducing the appearance of: • Age spots • Freckles caused by the sun • Photoaging • “Pregnancy mask” • Dark spots When clinically tested, women who … Continue Reading

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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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