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The Alphabet Soup of Skin Procedures IPL? Laser Resurfacing? Chemical Peels? Radiofrequency? Microneedling? How can you make heads or tails of all your options?! We are blessed to live in a time where there are many highly effective options to treat common facial skin changes related to...

As patients are painfully aware, melasma is a stubborn and difficult skin condition to treat. Melasma is typically characterized by uneven patches of dark/hyperpigmented skin on the face or forearms. We don’t understand the underlying causes well, but it’s clear that this condition disproportionately affects...

“Dark circles” around the eyes are a very common issue we encounter in our practice. Unfortunately, this common scenario can be very difficult to treat. The area around the eyes can take on a darkened appearance for many reasons. In some cases, the extremely thin...

It has been over two years since we first started working on our new office and things are finally starting to come together! Our new office will be over three times the size of current space and will have its own dedicated procedure suite fully...

Keloids are the result of uncontrolled scarring and are notoriously difficult to treat. They occur most commonly earlobes, shoulders, chest, and back, but can occur nearly anywhere. The most current literature suggests that keloids are best treated aggressively and with multiple modalities: surgical removal, injection...

Lip filler is one of the most requested procedures in our practice. Like the rest of our face, the lips are prone to volume loss over time. When adding filler to the lips it is especially important to respect the anatomy and proportions of each...

The face is a common location for many benign skin growths including moles, cysts, skin tags, and other forms of unwanted skin “barnacles.” This seems especially true in the central valley and may be due to our high level of UV exposure. Most of these...

The repair of torn or damaged ear lobes is a relatively common request. Ear lobes are comprised of only skin and fat – soft tissues which are relatively prone to injury. While most ear lobe tears are related to earring mishaps, they can result from...

  The temporal artery is a small blood vessel found in the temple region on either side of your head. Because this vessel is relatively accessible compared to arteries found elsewhere, biopsies of this vessel are often performed to check for inflammation that may be present...