Category Archives: Skin Care

What Is A Dermaplane?

What is a dermaplane treatment and who is it most beneficial for? We love adding this non-invasive treatment to our patient’s skin care treatments for enhanced results and outcomes. Here’s a few of my most-frequently asked questions regarding this treatment and the reasons why we love it: What is a dermaplane treatment? Dermaplane treatments are …

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Should I Be Using Hyaluronic Acid?

Whether you've stepped into a spa, an aesthetics medical practice, or a department store, chances are pretty high that you've heard the ingredient hyaluronic acid referenced. But what is hyaluronic acid and why should you be using it? Hyaluronic Acid is particularly helpful in patients that have aging skin, and for patients that reside in …

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Why We Love Mineral Make Up

Mineral make up usage has grown in popularity along with aesthetics, skin care, and non-invasive procedures! At our Scottsdale, Arizona Facial Plastic Surgery office we use and recommend Jane Iredale Mineral Make up to our patients for ideal skin health. While full-coverage make up is sometimes necessary for big events, we believe strong skin care …

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How To: Summer Smarter!

With Memorial Day Weekend kicking off, I thought I would share some of my favorite summer "go-tos"! It is pretty inevitable that we will be spending time outdoors (especially in Arizona!). Using these tips + tricks can help to prevent and minimize sun damage and exposure when possible and are sure to keep you "safer". …

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What Is Microneedling?

While the aging process is largely determined by genetics, other external factors and lifestyle choices accelerate this natural progression. Microneedling, also known as collagen induction stimulation, is recognized in peer-reviewed studies as one of the gold standard treatment options that can help to improve the overall texture as well as boost collagen stimulation in a …

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Should I be Using Retinol?

What is retinol and should you be using it in your home-care regimen? Retinol, and Retin-A are both Vitamin A derived products that help to keep the skin exfoliated. When people ask what products make the most significant improvement and changes in the skin, retinol is not "negotiable" and should absolutely be involved in a …

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Skin Care: What Is Safe Injury?

The clinical data behind safe skin care injury procedures are built upon a variety of different treatment options that all lead to one end goal- a stimulation of the body’s own collagen for age management.  But what is safe injury? And what procedures would be considered a safe injury treatment? As the Registered Nurse for …

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Don’t sleep in your makeup!

After a long day the last thing we want to do is take those extra minutes to wash our face. Skipping this seems harmless enough right? Wrong! Cleaning your face is one of the most important things you can do to keep your skin healthy and clear. When you wear makeup all day your face …

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Loving Your Skin During Summer

Give Your Skin Some Summer Lovin’

One in five Americans is diagnosed with skin cancer every year thanks to exposure to harmful UVA and UVB rays from the sun. With the summer season getting closer, our exposure to those rays will increase as much as four times the amount of exposure we get during the rest of the year. Protecting and …

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