The advertisements for injectables appear almost everywhere — from magazines and internet pop-ups to television spots and even plastered across the sides of city buses. The newest formulas for injectables present superior non-surgical solutions for reducing the most common signs of facial aging. But, patients should be discerning about exactly who handles the needle! […]

December 18th, 2017|Blog, Posts|


Zapping away imperfections with a bright light or a laser beam conjures images from a sci-fi movie or superhero comic. But, harnessing the power of light and channeling the effects of certain rays have been a focus of advanced medical research for quite some time. Scientists continue to develop new ways to transform this […]

December 11th, 2017|Blog, Posts|

Laser-Focused Enlightenment

“halo |ˈhālō|: mid-16th century (denoting a circle of light around the sun, etc.); From Latin halos/Greek halōs  ‘disk of the sun or moon.”
That face of yours … it lights up a room. Your face is a sculptural masterpiece — a miraculous creation of bone, cartilage, cells and the delicate skin tissue wrapping the whole […]

September 4th, 2017|Blog, Posts|

The Hydration Equation

Y’all it’s hot.

Popsicle-melts-before-ya-finish-it hot. Swatting-skeeters-in-a-sweaty-sundress hot. So-sorry-ya-gotta-wear-a-suit-today hot. Frizzy-hair-out-to-there hot. Pool-seems-like-a-jacuzzi hot. Why-did-ya-even-shower-today hot.

Summertime down here in The South redefines “heat wave.” It doesn’t subside. Open the front door early in the morning and feel the slam of humidity, then get drenched in your own sweat just walking over to the car. Did you […]

July 26th, 2017|Blog, Posts|

Man of the Year, Every Year

Yo, Yo, Daddy-O! The fatherhood journey often feels like riding a triple-loop rollercoaster or attempting to juggle knives and balloons.  It’s more than fast and furious.  It’s sweet and stressful, thrilling and chilling, exasperating and illuminating.  And worth every hair-raising, wrinkle-inducing moment.

Being a top-notch dad doesn’t mean turning in your “cool card” by any […]

June 13th, 2017|Blog, Posts|

Reflections of a Younger You

Pssstttt … Hey, you … Yes, you.  Over here.  Look up. It’s me … your reflection.
I’m hanging out here in the mirror watching you check yourself.

I see you every day. You brush your teeth, wash your face, fix your hair and put on makeup. Sometimes you smile at your handiwork and it makes me […]

June 2nd, 2017|Blog, Posts|

Hot Options for Summertime Surgery

The lazy, hazy days of summer shine from our calendars. Already, warm weather and balmy breezes keep children playing outside until the pink-orange skies of a late sunset. Summer brings lemonade stands on corners and sandcastles on beaches, pool parties and porch swings, barbecues and baseball. And it’s also a popular time to schedule […]

May 18th, 2017|Blog, Posts|

Sunscreen, Love it Rain or Shine

“Did you pack the sunscreen?
Apply sunscreen regularly.
You must wear sunscreen every day!
… And don’t forget to wear sunscreen.”

Sunscreen, sunblock, sun protection, sun exposure, sun damage… these are the watchwords we’ve all heard (and hopefully heeded) for decades. We know that our skin is incredibly vulnerable to the impact of ultraviolet (UV) rays, putting us […]

April 27th, 2017|Blog, Posts|

A Patient’s Journey: Make a Date with VISIA

We’re constantly reminded how important it is to develop a good skin care regimen based on a specific skin type. But, how can we be sure what the skin really needs? Is that determined by a makeup artist at a cosmetic counter or by circling questions in a magazine quiz? Not really the best […]

March 31st, 2017|Blog, Posts|

A Little Lip Service

They creep up when you least expect it.  At first, you might think that’s just a shadow as the light hits your face from a certain angle.  Or maybe you wonder if your skin is too dry causing some little ridges.  But, eventually, you realize those lines above your lips are only growing deeper […]

March 15th, 2017|Blog, Posts|