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Are Facial Cleansers and Toners Important?

Frequently, my patients ask me what is the purpose of using a facial cleanser and toner when choosing a skin care regimen in Austin.  I think of it like this—if you are using the bare essentials of the Non-Negotiables—a cleanser and toner further the effectiveness of these products be restoring this skin’s pH balance.  After all, if you choose to invest in quality skin care—then a quality cleanser and toner are very important. Should I use a facial cleanser and … Continue Reading

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How Do Plastic Surgeons Minimize Scarring?

At my plastic surgery practice, I understand how important scars are to patients, whether it is cosmetic or a reconstructive procedure. It is really important for patients to understand that as a board-certified plastic surgeon, I am trained to place incisions in the lines of skin tension, which can help scars to heal well.  In addition, I am trained to minimize tension when closing an incision and to close it in a layered fashion.  All of these techniques are great— but … Continue Reading

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Sunscreen is Important in the Winter

During the recent Formula-1 race here in Austin, the weather was incredible.  Sunny skies, cool, breezy – our typical fall-winter weather for Central Texas.  One of the commentators remarked that sunscreen should be worn on a weekend like this- when the weather is remarkable.  I have to say that I agree, but I also think that sunscreen should be a part of everyone’s daily routine and not just used on days when it is sunny!  It is during the overcast … Continue Reading

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My Non-Negotiables When It Comes to Your Skin Health

Frequently, my patients, friends, family and even strangers ask me what should they be doing for their skin with regards to anti-aging skin care in Austin.  How do they prevent further aging? How do they reverse the signs of aging?  It is actually more straightforward than you may think- so here it goes… 1)  Growth Factors– Repair and Regenerate.  Growth factors have shown statistically significant improvements in skin radiance, skin smoothness, skin tone, fine lines and the overall photoaged appearance … Continue Reading

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Improve Your Skin Health Using Growth Factor Therapy

Foreskin in a bottle?  Okay…wait a second, now that I have your attention let’s talk growth factors.  Did you know that your body naturally produces growth factors to heal the skin?  Well, when you are a child and you scrape your knee your body heals itself within a matter of days.  One of the reasons it takes longer for us to heal quickly as we get older may actually be due to the decreased production of growth factors that are … Continue Reading

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