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Does BOTOX Prevent the Appearance of Wrinkles?

BOTOX is known as an age defying solution for treating fine lines, wrinkles, and creases that develop on our faces as we get older. And at Union Oral Surgery, doctors and estheticians frequently provide BOTOX treatments to Monroe patients who are showing these telltale signs of aging. But, as BOTOX becomes more and more popular,… Read more »

The Troubles With Hyperpigmentation

Out damn’d spot! Out, I say  – Shakespeare One of the most common questions I am asked, as an aesthetician is ‘how can I get rid of this dark mark, age spot, sundamage. It is the dark blemish that seemingly appears overnight and no matter what cream or lotion is used it stubbornly stays, and… Read more »

One stop shop in dentistry

As a society we have become accustomed to the convenience of shopping under one roof, whether it be the big super centers where is seems that anything and everything is for sale or the shopping malls where we can shop till we drop.

The 4 MUST have for home skin care

ANTIOXIDANT Sun exposure, pollution and smoking all cause ‘free radicals.’ A free radical (very simply put) is a damaged building block of our body; they are highly reactive and cause cell damage. This damage can occur in the epidermal and dermal layers of the skin, causing impairment to the skins defense cells (Langerhan cells), deterioration… Read more »

Vitamin A

Vitamin A is fundamentally one of the most important vitamins because it controls growth and differentiation of all of our cells right from the embryo through to full maturity. Vitamin A is the dominant vitamin of the skin because it has a fundamental role in the control of normal activities of DNA in the nucleus.… Read more »

Sunscreen

Our skin is constantly under attack from the sun. Even on the cloudiest day the UV rays that damage our skin. Sunscreen is the number one protector of your skin. It should be applied EVERY DAY, rain or shine, whether you are ‘just going to work’ or intend to be outside all day. Potted History… Read more »

Skin Types

There are 5 skin types. NORMAL: skin when touched this skin it feels soft, the pores are hardly visible, the texture is fine and the color looks healthy. OILY: skin is thick, the pores are enlarged and very easily seen, oil is going to be visible on the skin. Possible build up of dead skin… Read more »

Protecting your skin

Skin is protected by a defense system “the acid mantle’ It is made up of lipids produced within the skin layers, water from the sweat glands, natural moisturizing factor (NMF, the end results of the skin’s own metabolism), and bacteria. All of these factors are important to provide protection. Lack of essential fatty acids in… Read more »

Dry Skin

Dry winter skin, which is tight, flaking and itching? There are a number of reasons why our skin becomes dry, especially at this time of year. I hope to help you understand why your skin may be dry at this time and what can be done to help it and what should be avoided. The… Read more »