Category: Skin Care

Can Exercising Your Face Make You Look Younger?

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Being in the facial rejuvenation business, we love finding new ways to look younger—especially when they’re free. So when we learned that researchers had actually done a scientific study on face yoga and that the results showed that a consistent routine of face exercises can take up to 3 years off one’s appearance, we were… Read more…

How long does it take Latisse to work?

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“How long does Latisse take to work?” is the most common question patients ask about Latisse, and it makes sense. If you’re going to shell out a Benjamin for a cosmetic product of any kind, you want to be sure that it’s going to work and that it will be worth it. Allergan, the maker… Read more…

3 Tips to Rejuvenate Your Dry, Flaky Skin This Winter

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Here in Northern Virginia, the winter environment can often be rough on your skin, especially if you’re already prone to dry or flaky skin the rest of the year. Fortunately, with a few modifications to your routine, you can minimize the harsh effects of winter weather and keep your skin as healthy as it can… Read more…

Obagi Products Show Excellent Results with Botox

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A recent clinical study says that certain patients report high rates of satisfaction when using products from the Obagi skin care line. The study, published in the July issue of Aesthetic Surgery Journal analyzed results of patients who combined their BOTOX treatment with Obagi, versus a control group who used Botox combined with a placebo/standard… Read more…

Allergan Offers Latisse Discount Through Make-A-Wish Campaign

Once again, the maker of Latisse® eyelash solution is raising money for the make-a-wish foundation. This year, they’ve enlisted the emmy-nominated actress Christina Hendricks to lead the Latisse Wishes Challenge. This year, participants can donate to Make-a-Wish through the campaign and receive discounts on Latisse eyelash solution. You can participate in the LATISSE® Wishes Challenge… Read more…

Unconventional Uses for Latisse – on Good Morning America

Good Morning America recently aired this story about Latisse eyelash solution being used off-label to treat hair loss. In an article, they describe one 27-year old who used Latisse to grow fuller eyebrows before her wedding. Since Latisse was FDA approved in December 2008, we’ve heard more and more discussion about the drug’s possible application… Read more…

Vi Peel Day 5

I must admit I’ve never been able to watch a peel this closely.  Yesterday, day 4 brought continued peeling but significantly less.  With heavy moisturizer use my wife was able to keep is under control. Today the peeling has, for the most part, stopped.  Except for a small area around the chin.  With the peeling… Read more…

Vi peel day 3

So day three brings more peeling.  My wife said that in the shower this morning more of her face peeled off.   Large sheets of thick epidermis found their way to the waste treatment facility.  This is good  because the Vi Peel is working.  She used significant amounts of moisturizer to keep the peeling throughout the… Read more…

Vi Peel Day 2

So two days ago I tried the Vi peel on my wife.  I strongly believe in trying out product on myself, wife or staff before my patients.  This gives us an accurate assesment of the product and allows us to see if the product does what is advertised. When applying the peel my wife said it… Read more…

Why We Should All Use Tretinoin

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Unless you live in a cave the sun’s UV rays are going to damage your skin.  These UV rays damage skin cell proteins, internal structures and even the DNA. Now, our bodies are pretty smart, so many of these cells are lost as we shed skin and our immune system takes care of most of the rest.  But unfortunately… Read more…