Your Top Melasma Questions, Answered

What is Melasma and what causes it? Melasma is an acquired condition of the skin causing hyperpigmentation, or brown spots, in areas of the body that have been exposed to the sun. The face is most commonly affected and melasma appears as symmetric brown patches on cheeks, forehead and chin. The brown pigment appears after…

Beautiful Skin at Any Age

Aging With Your Best Skin

As we age, does our skin. We may notice more fine lines, wrinkles, and dark spots on the face, hands or skin (they are called age spots for a reason!) People often also see a decline in the fullness of their face, as well as changes in the skin’s texture, elasticity and tone. And while…

Fall Cosmetics Treatment Q&A

Why is fall such a great time for cosmetic treatments?   Fall is a great time for cosmetic treatments because typically people have less sun exposure in the fall months. The temperature is cooler in the fall, so treatments that require compression garments, such as liposuction and cosmetic sclerotherapy for spider veins, are not as bothersome…

Summer’s Hottest Topic: Laser Hair Removal

Are you thinking about trying Laser Hair Removal this summer? If so, this article will prepare you for what to expect & answer some of our most commonly asked questions. Is LHR permanent? Yes and no. Yes, you’ll enjoy a permanent & dramatic reduction in the hair’s growth. No, this doesn’t mean that none of…

Patient Q&A: Neck Liposuction

We recently sat down to chat with a real DLVSC patient who had neck liposuction in July 2019. Keep reading for her candid responses about the experience and view a before & after gallery at the end. DLVSC: Thank you for agreeing to talk about your experience with us, A.G.! I’d like to start by…

The Easy Skincare Routine Every Man Should Follow

June is Men’s Health Month, and in honor of that, we asked our esthetician, Rachel Mysyk, to weigh in on men’s skincare. Here is what she said….  “Skincare is not just about improving appearance. It is about improving wellness and health, protecting and preserving the largest organ of the body—our skin,” says Mysyk. “Good skincare…

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Botox and Filler: 5 Things to Know Before Having Treatment

Botox and Filler: 5 Things to Know Before Having Treatment So, you think you’re ready to do something about your wrinkles? Our dermatologists share their expert advice on cosmetic injections.  #1: Timing is everything If you’re looking for a simple procedure that will help you look your best for an event such as a wedding or business gathering,…

Do I Need An Intense Pulsed Light Treatment And What Is It?

Intense pulsed light treatment (IPL) is a laser-like treatment that is designed to improve:  brown spots, red spots, and signs of aging. Some people refer to an IPL treatment as a photofacial or photorejuvenation. There are many different types of IPL devices and these treatments can be performed at a dermatologist’s office. An IPL treatment…

What Do Acne Scars Looks Like?

Acne scars come in all different shapes and colors.  There are scars that are discolored, scars that are raised, and scars that are indented.  A dermatologist can offer you a variety of treatments to help improve your scars.  Discolored scars may be red, brown or white and the coloring can be improved by using fading…