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“The Distance Between Dreams and Reality is Called Action”

We’ve all seen the photos of celebrity plastic surgery nightmares. No one wants to end up looking worse than they did before the surgery. But how can you be sure? Do your research. Find a doctor who is fellowship-trained. Doctors coming out of a plastic surgery residency may not have performed a single facelift or […]

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“To Hell with Growing Old Gracefully!”

So what do you do if you never used sunscreen until you were 30, you washed your face with Neutrogena for years, and your only vitamin C was your morning glass of orange juice? Well, one day you wake up in your forties and your pores are huge, you have crinkles at the corner of […]

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“It’s Not a Short Term Diet; It’s a Long Term Lifestyle Change”

Everyone should strive to eat a healthy diet, but let’s face it…five servings of fruits and vegetables daily? Not in my world! A few years ago, I began taking a multi-vitamin, EPA-DHA fish oil, vitamin D3, biotin, a probiotic, turmeric, resveratrol, and an organic super fruits and greens powdered mixture from Metagenics. I also get […]

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“My Name is Dawn, and I’m Addicted to Skincare”

I used to think that it was enough to wash my face twice a day and wear sunscreen if I was going to be in the sun. What more do you need? Apparently, a lot more. I was introduced to medical grade skincare products in my new job. I always thought all cleansers and moisturizers […]

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“Just Make It Stop!”

I had struggled with acne in my teens and early twenties like most of us do. I also had extremely oily skin. One dermatologist told me I had the oiliest skin he had ever seen. Another recommended washing my face with Zest deodorant soap to combat the excessive oil. Another had me sit under a […]

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Exercise – The Secret to Healthy Skin

“You are what you eat.” We’ve all heard this saying, and it is, of course, true. A healthy diet is one critical component to a healthy, youthful complexion. But diet alone is not the answer. Of equal importance is “what you do.” That’s right, together with a balanced diet, regular exercise is critical to help […]

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“Keep Calm and Wear Sunscreen”

As the mom of daughters who cheered at football games and sons who played baseball and soccer, I spent way too many hours outside in the sun. As a child growing up, I don’t remember ever applying sunscreen before going to the pool or spending days at the lake. I tanned easily and loved the […]

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“Bangs vs. Botox”

In my new career as manager of a medical spa, I was made aware that one did not have to “grow old gracefully,” frowning at each new wrinkle in the mirror, then shrugging and thinking, “I earned each one!” There was this magic drug called Botox! Botox and I would become the best of friends. […]

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“Life is What Happens To Us While We are Making Other Plans”

As a young women in my twenties, fresh out of college, working in my first job, if someone had told me that one day I would be preparing to undergo multiple plastic surgery procedures, I would have laughed and told them they were crazy! Old age was some distant time in a far-away future that […]

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Why BLUE is a good color for YOU

Now is the time for Photodynamic therapy. Photodynamic therapy ( PDT ) is a very effective treatment for pre-cancerous lesions (actinic keratosis) which if left untreated can turn into skin cancer (squamous cell carcinoma). The procedure is done in office, the patient’s skin is cleaned and prepped with acetone or alcohol and then a topical […]

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