Your Springtime Skin Care Checklist

Illinois is known for its long, cold winters and hot, humid summers, which means months like March and April are somewhere in between. One day, the climate could be dry and...
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How to Minimize the Chances of Scarring

The best way to minimize scarring is to avoid the injuries, infections, burns, bug bites, acne, psoriasis and stretch marks that cause scars in the first place. Of course, i...
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Guide to Retinols and Retinoids

Patients often ask, “What is the one skincare product I need for anti-aging?” To that I always say an amazing SPF, but second to that, I say a retinol or retinoid. From trea...
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The Dangers of Online Dermal Filler

Recently a colleague sent me a horrifying viral video. This video showed “a social media influencer” teaching self-injections of dermal filler, such as Juvederm. This person...
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Common Summer Skin Problems

ARTHROPOD BITES Well, I am definitely speaking with authority and experience on this matter! I currently have a half dollar sized bite reaction on my backside from a very f...
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The Shocking Truth about Poison Ivy

Growing up in Southern Illinois, I was always taught to avoid people with a poison ivy rash because they are contagious. Did you know that this is not true? Shocking, isn’t...
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