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  • Is Mixing Skincare Products Dangerous?

    Skincare seems simple enough. We cleanse, we tone, we moisturize. We may throw serums or masques or peels into the mix. If one product runs out, we may switch to another, ignoring brand, primary ingredients or regimen. Perhaps we may consider mixing or layering products and treatments for various results and that’s totally fine, right? All skincare is good skincare. Actually, that’s just not the case.  

  • Skin Conditions That Can Be Treated with IPL Photo Facial

    You may have seen Intense Pulsed Light treatment (IPL) being offered at your local med spa and wondered if it was a good choice for your skin. IPL is known to help improve acne rosacea, treat irregular pigmentation, dark sun spots, and reduce fine facial lines. Patients should be aware that IPL treatment is not the same as a laser treatment. 

  • The Power of the Pen

    The list of non-surgical aesthetic procedures I'm willing to try just grew by one, and with very good reason. Microneedling has a proven track record of skin repair, and now there's a new post-procedure topical treatment designed to support it. Bellus Medical recently launched Skinfuse, a post-microneedling treatment to optimize the results of microneedling with SkinPenTM , also a Bellus Medical product. 

  • Using Anti-Aging Products in Your Twenties

    That first fine line, wrinkle, gray hair... We expect that in our thirties, as life and the stress that comes with it begins to take its toll. But sometimes, those signs begin to appear earlier. Or, sometimes, we decide to nip those signs in the bud before they even occur. 

    A lot is said about the benefits of preventative anti-aging treatments. It sounds like an obvious tactic to stay young forever: Start preserving your youth before it starts to fade. But is it as simple as that? Can starting an anti-aging regime in our twenties keep us looking younger longer? 

  • Post-Peel Skincare: What You Need To Know

    Many years ago, when I was still new to the beauty biz, I was invited by a well-known dermatologist to experience a lunchtime peel in her office. Having heard that a light peel could brighten my complexion with absolutely no downtime, I was more than excited to give it a go. 

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