Doctor’s Advice

It’s common to experience changes in our facial skin as we age. Over time, elastin and collagen break down, and as a result our skin gradually loses its elasticity. When this happens, fat can gather on the upper and lower eyelids, making you look older. Also, your upper eyelids may droop, your eyebrows may sag, and you may develop puffiness...

2020 is almost over (thankfully), and the New Year is quickly approaching, making it the best time to start out thinking about your resolutions for 2021. Now is the time to think about the changes we would like to make in the New Year so that we can be the best versions of ourselves. Coming up with the typical resolutions...

As we reach the end of 2020 (thankfully!), now is the perfect time to look ahead at the brand new year ahead. As the year ends and next year quickly approaches, now is the ideal time to start thinking about your New Year resolutions. What changes would you like to make? What would you like to improve? It’s not uncommon...

Having healthy, beautiful skin is something that many strive for. However, during the winter season, it can be a battle to keep your skin radiant and supple. The cold weather can cause your skin to become dry and flaky and can even cause your skin to crack and bleed (especially on your hands). Your poor skin can even become chapped...

Sunspots, also known as age spots, are a form of hyperpigmentation that can develop from prolonged exposure to the sun’s UV rays. Sunspots can range from tan to dark brown and are more likely to occur on those with light skin and those who have a history of sunburns and intense sun exposure. Typically sunspots are oval and flat, range...

Thanksgiving is around the bend, and your mouth may already be watering in anticipation. Thanksgiving can be a time of togetherness, as well as indulgence-who doesn’t like food? But the line between eating just enough and eating too much is often broken on this holiday. While it may be difficult, practicing some form of restraint on this holiday is highly...

Anytime you undergo surgery, there will be a recovery period afterward. However, how long this takes depends on a variety of factors. It makes sense that after going under the knife, you would want to bounce back onto your feet as fast as possible. Most of us live a busy, productive life, so it makes sense that you would want...

Pumpkins are a popular fall staple. You see them used as decoration and used in many dishes-especially during Thanksgiving. This delicious winter squash is chock full of Vitamins A, C, and E, potassium, folate, zinc, antioxidants, and enzymes, making this fall favorite an excellent choice for your health and your skin. The best part is this versatile squash is good...

Halloween is a holiday that everyone can get into, young and old, especially if you love to dress up. It’s the one day that a person can be someone else and get creative with their looks. Wearing a costume and doing your makeup, sometimes to extremes, is commonly done. While wearing makeup can make you look absolutely fabulous or scary,...

Your nutritional intake is essential to your health, and it will have a direct reflection on your body. You can’t expect to look and feel your best when you eat a host of unhealthy food, especially since a healthy diet can significantly affect the health and aging of your skin. Blemishes and pimples can be a sign that your diet...

Back to school season isn’t just for children, but for people of all ages. It’s the season of change, as we shift from lazy summer days to putting our nose to the grindstone, and fill our new backpacks with new books and look forward to wearing our new back to school outfits. Locally, back to school season also signifies the...

Due to the common misconceptions about plastic surgery, many view this medical specialty as a frivolous practice. However, plastic surgeons are highly trained to perform life-changing procedures. While some individuals opt for plastic surgery for cosmetic reasons, many go under the knife to have reconstructive surgery after a horrific accident. While many may have an adverse reaction to the idea of...

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