4 Aging Symptoms That Can Be Reversed With Cosmetic Injectables

With every passing year, we start to notice small changes in our face. Whether it be new wrinkles or the actual shape of our face looking different! When you reach a certain age, which can be as early as 30 for some people, wrinkles start to form because our skin naturally gets drier. We also start to lose the volume in our face due to natural fat loss and to top it all off our skin has lost some of its elasticity so everything starts to move south. Oh joy, right?! Luckily there are multiple things we can do to help reverse some of these aging symptoms. Number one would be to take care of your skin on a daily basis with a good skincare regimen. Talk to your dermatologist on what they recommend. Secondly, look into cosmetic injectables! All of the below aging symptoms can be slowed down with the help of dermal fillers. There is little to no downtime and you can see results almost immediately! Wrinkles: Yep. Wrinkles are annoying no matter if you are 30 or 50 and they can start to appear at varying ages. One of the best wrinkle prevention tools available is Botox! Botox is an extremely safe and effective way to improve the look and appearance of frown lines, brow, and wrinkles around the eyes, neck, and mouth, plus it creates a natural look! Lip Lines and Lip Volume Loss: Don’t we all wish our lips were a little fuller? With the NEW JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC, you can not only have fuller lips but it can also soften the appearance of aging... read more

7 Ways to Protect Your Skin This Summer

Summer is the time of year for sun-kissed skin, flip flops, flirty dresses and that messy beach hair! With a cocktail in hand, soaking up those summer rays is a fun and relaxing time, but at what cost? Unfortunately, all those wonderful pros of summertime can cause some unwanted cons too! Wrinkles, dry skin and the worst one of all, skin cancer. So what can we do this summer to protect our skin but still enjoy the glowing effects of the sun? Here are some tips to try:  Wear sunscreen: Yeah it can be a drag to take the time to slather on the sunscreen but we promise, your future self will thank you. You can still get a tan with sunscreen on, no lie! Here are some other sunscreen myths to be aware of!  Avoid “hot, harsh” sun: Certain times of day are safer to be in the sun. The main times to avoid are from around 11:00 am – 4:00 pm. Try soaking up the rays earlier in the morning or later in the evening. If you do find yourself outside during those peak sun hours, try hanging out in the shade!  Cover up: Lightweight material can help to protect and still keep you cool. Choose light colors. Darker colors won’t do you any favors in the sun’s heat! Throw on a hat with a wide brim to protect your face, scalp, and ears. No one likes a burnt scalp that will peel and be a bigger pain later! If you’re serious about protecting your skin, look into UPF-rated clothing!  Protect your lips and eyes: That’s right.... read more

4 Must-Do Healthy Skin Habits

Healthy skin. We all strive for it but for some, it seems to be a harder achievement. There are many factors that can play into the condition of your skin. Some are controllable and some are not, such as genetics or hormones. However, if you could do something about the controllable factors to get healthy skin, why wouldn’t you? Getting healthy skin might just be easier than you think. There are 4 tips for healthy skin our Asheville dermatology office recommends to get a good basis for healthy skin. And guess what? These tips are easy for getting healthy skin, and they won’t cost you an arm and a leg! Here goes our healthy skin habits: Cleanse. That’s right. Our first tip for healthy skin is simply wash your face to get a start on healthy skin. No need to wash more than 2x daily but when you do use lukewarm water, a gentle cleanser and use circular motions to get it good and clean. Protect and Moisturize: Our second healthy skin habit, after cleansing, moisturize your skin. In the morning use a moisturizer with SPF for protection. SPF will help to keep your skin looking longer by blocking those dangerous UVA and UVB rays from the sun. At night, use a different moisturizer to help rebuild skin cells so you wake up looking and feeling refreshed. Not sure what kind of moisturizer to look for? Go to your dermatologist to find out what kind of skin you have (oily, dry, combination) and from there they can recommend just the right one! Hydrate: 60% of the human body is made... read more

Top 3 Ideal Candidates for Skin Tightening and Fat Burning

Skin tightening treatment and fat burning?! Sign me up! We all have areas of our body we aren’t happy with whether it’s small saddlebags on the side of our legs, a belly pooch, a little extra arm cushion or slight sagging in our face/neck area. However, most of us don’t want to go under the knife and/or aren’t candidates for it due to only needing a small amount of body contouring. Luckily there are cosmetic options available that are non-invasive skin tightening treatments and can take care of the imperfections you keep focusing on when glancing in the mirror. Exilis skin tightening is a new dermatology technology that offers a non-surgical solution for fat reduction and skin tightening anywhere on the body using radio frequency energy.  This thermal energy causes the fat cells to shrink while stimulating and strengthening the collagen, which improves skin laxity. Sounds pretty ideal, right? Exilis skin tightening is a non-invasive treatment to help with fat burning and skin tightening, however, not everyone is an ideal candidate. Dermatologists feel the ideal candidates for these skin tightening treatments are as follows: 1. People within 5-10 pounds of their ideal weight. We all know how hard it can be to lose weight and it takes time. Those last 5-10 pounds can also be the most frustrating to lose due to approaching a healthy weight. Exilis skin tightening can be a great solution to help you get those lingering pounds off and to see that ideal number on the scale. * To get the ‘best results’ it’s better to be closer to an ideal body weight based on the... read more

Exfoliation is GREAT for These 4 Skin Concerns

Exfoliation treatment should be a regular part of your skincare regimen, but the majority of us skip this crucial step for maintaining a healthy skin glow. Exfoliation is the removal of the oldest dead skin cells on the skin’s surface. If we don’t remove old skin cells, they can build up and cause the skin to look dull, dry and rough! Not the look you’re going for, right? After exfoliation, new skin cells will be exposed and the moisturizing products you use will be able to do their job and penetrate the skin more deeply so they are more effective! Dermatologists recommend many reasons to exfoliate but here are 4 skin concerns exfoliation can help resolve: ACNE AND CLOGGED PORES: When you have acne, the first thought that comes to your head is wash, wash, wash. We think if we wash our face often then it will help us to be blemish free. However, over washing can dry out the skin, especially when using harsh acne products. When our skin is over-dry, we create more dry skin buildup which then traps oil in skin. Then what happens? MORE ACNE, which is a little counterproductive! Exfoliation treatment will remove surface dry skin cells and less oil will stay trapped in the pores helping you to be blemish free! ACNE SCARS AND HYPERPIGMENTATION: Any kind of skin discoloration can be frustrating and is a reason to exfoliate. Whether it’s dark marks from acne or brown spots from other life changes like pregnancy, hormones or just aging in general. Exfoliation treatment encourages the formation of new healthy skin cells and can help to... read more