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Peels – how deep is superficial, medium or deep?

I’m glad you raised this because it’s confusing to most women/men.   Most beta-hydroxy peel systems now are self neutralizing which means that there isn’t as much room for operator error.  ...

Self-tanners and lasers – are they compatible?

Yikes –  generally you want to avoid self-tanners for at least 1-2 weeks prior to any laser procedure.  And hopefully, your board certified dermatologist or plastic surgeons office is giving...

Are home LED devices effective?

There really isn’t a lot of quality science/data on these.  The studies  that I’ve seen are small, not well controlled (pretty subjective), and usually funded by the company making the...

Becker’s hairy nevus (mole) – can it be removed

Unfortunately, the only way to remove these currently is with surgery.   Please don’t waste your time or money on any medications or creams.   Sometimes it’s possible to do laser hair...

Problems after a CO2 laser with scarring?

In my opinion, aestheticians and other ancillary personnel should not be using CO2 lasers.  CO2 lasers have huge potential to improve scars and wrinkles but they also have more potential...

Can Thermage damage your eyes?

Thank you for writing – I’m sure others would like to know this!   The answer it no…….it really can’t as long as the tip itself doesn’t get put accidentally on...

My Questions on Dermarollers and Microneedling

Notice that the so-called “science” on all the websites and devices………is just a general description of a wound healing response.   It is NOT a description of any science done with...

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