Fall Skincare Tips and Treatments

Living in the Midwest comes with its fair share of weather, usually brutally harsh winters and blazing hot summers. Navigating through the radical shifts in season can prove to be a formidable challenge, especially for our skin. Summer sends our skin into self defense mode; it is constantly trying to protect us from the heat […]

Dermaplaning, Dermafiling, Dermabrasion

What’s the difference? How do I know what treatment is best for me? The world of esthetics and skincare is always changing. Scientific advancements in technology and better understanding of how the body ages has lead to breakthroughs in the way we take care of ourselves and how we combat the aging process. But with […]

Dark Spots Spotlight

They come out of nowhere, one morning you wake up and all of the sudden there they are…spots! Dark spots, hyper-pigmentation, sun damage, discoloration, liver spots, whatever you want to call them they sprout seemingly overnight. You think “Where did these spots come from? Those weren’t there before. How on earth do I make them […]

Is it Melanoma? Or just another mole?

Unfortunately the life of a plastic surgeon is not always beauty and glamour, and as members of the health care community we are on the front line of skin cancer recognition and treatment. The diagnosis of melanoma, the most dangerous form of skin cancer, can be confusing to patients. Most of us will have between […]

Rejuvenate Your Skin with Springtime Care

Spring is as important time to gear up for coming sun season. Most of us are in a habit to use UV protection, and when combined with antioxidants we get the best defense for our skin. But what about the damage that is already done? Accumulated UV exposure results in uneven skin tones and blemishes, […]

Its the Season for Microdermabrasion & Facial Peels

Over winter with lack of sun and moisture, our skin goes into hibernation, and the outer dry layer begins to build. The winter dryness can lead to the development of fine lines, loss of supple skin tone, and the dry buildup can cause the appearance of age spots and telltale signs of environmental damage. Spring […]

Healthy Skin — Develop a Lifetime of it with Us

As children, our skin needs very little care — just cleaning, moisture and, of course, sun protection. But as we age, beginning in our thirties, our skin begins to behave differently. Moisture content starts to diminish, and collagen production begins to slow down. Also, the elastic fibers in the skin begin to give way and […]

RX for Anti Aging Skin Care

Try to imagine a world without sunscreen. Most of us grew up without understanding the true effects of photo aging. We are born with healthy smooth clear skin and while young, our skin cells can usually keep up with the damage caused by ultraviolet rays. But with prolonged contact, the damage extends to the DNA […]