Tag Archives: SkinMedica

New Year’s Resolution: My Best Skin Ever

Holidays are typically a time for family, friends, and fun, but that can lead to an overloaded schedule and lack of much-needed sleep.  This stress can manifest itself in unwanted changes in your skin like acne, breakouts, and even more prominent frown lines — unless treated with BOTOX® Cosmetic, of course! With holiday parties and get-togethers in full gear, many of my recent conversations have turned to plastic surgery and skin care (they typically do when I share that I am … Continue Reading

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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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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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Do I Need a Breast Lift when Considering a Breast Augmentation?

I am often asked by patients who desire breast augmentation in Austin—‘Do I need a breast lift?’  I think this is a great question.  Oftentimes, my patients desire more fullness to the upper portion of the breast, and would like the nipple-areola complex centered over the breast mound.  A breast augmentation can achieve this if a patient has very little to ‘no’ droop to the breast.  When a patient has excess skin of the breast but deficient breast volume, she … Continue Reading

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