“Fasten Your Seatbelts”

I have the good fortune to work for a truly great facial plastic surgeon, who is highly trained and who has a unique approach to surgery, utilizing tried and true methods and innovative techniques he has developed over his 20 + years of practice. His emphasis on quality and his refusal to compromise on safety, […]

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“Changing My Life… One ThermiVa treatment at a time”

ThermiVa and Missy are the best and have changed my life! After seeing a urologist and undergoing physical therapy for incontinence issues, I was looking at bladder surgery in order to get relief. I am in my 60s with autoimmune and hormone challenges which create vaginal laxity, dryness and the bladder urgency. Even laughing would […]

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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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