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How to make sure you have a successful Sculptra treatment.

November 8, 2019
Some clinics in the U.S. and Europe (mostly), including ours,  have been using Sculptra now for 20 years.  We have 100s of happy patients who come back once or twice a year for more Scuptra for decades.  But when I...

Dry vs. dehydrated skin. What’s the difference?

November 5, 2019
The more I thought about your question, the better I realized it was.  On the surface (no pun intended :)) this seems easy.  But really it helps to understand what skin wants better to really answer this. Skin wants: An...

Is it safe to have a radiofrequency treatment with an IUD or metal in your body?

November 1, 2019
I really think it’s terribly confusing for consumers of new beauty services right now.  What to believe??  I’m trying to provide at SkinTour.com accurate, thoughtful information ….so thank you for asking this. For those of you who don’t know, radiofrequency...

Which skincare products in which order?

October 29, 2019
I get a lot of these questions on the blog, so thank you.  It reminds me that this area is very confusing.  And to complicate matters, there’s very little  science on the best order. Skincare products are usually tested on...
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