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Microneedling: A fast and painless anti-aging treatment

Finally, there is an advanced treatment for anti-aging that doesn’t require you to hunker down in your home for a week to avoid seeing people. And it’s painless, so you may even decide to take a nap while it’s going on! Most aesthetic treatments for anti-aging involve creating a controlled wound in the skin to...
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Q: How can I improve wrinkles around my mouth?

A community member wrote in to ask about the best way to treat deep wrinkles around her mouth. Licensed medical aeshtetician Melissa Owens, with Prisma Health’s Carolina Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics, has an answer. A: Many people believe that deep lines form around the mouth as a result of smoking or drinking through a straw....
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Has aging hit your skin hard? Hit back!

With everyone posting the “How hard did aging hit you?” challenge on social media, you might be thinking more than usual about how your skin has aged. Here are three easy steps for preventing and reversing some of the effects of aging:
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Winter skin care tips

For many people, the cold days of winter bring more than just a rosy glow to the cheeks. They also bring uncomfortable dryness to the skin of the face, hands and feet. As soon as you turn the heat on indoors, the skin starts to dry out.
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Could you be making your acne worse?

Anyone with frequent acne may feel like achieving clear skin is a losing battle. What most people don’t realize is that their well-intended efforts may contribute to breakouts or make matters worse. Do these scenarios sound familiar?
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To Tan or Not to Tan

Did you know that your summer “glow” is really a sign of skin damage? When your skin turns a darker shade from sun exposure, it indicates you have caused skin cell damage.
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Information to know about chemical peels

Every aesthetician has a favorite procedure. When a procedure impresses us, it is because we have seen the results and know it works. Sun damage, dark spots, melasma, rosacea, fine lines and wrinkles, and acne are some common issues clients have with their skin. While there are many approaches to combating these skin conditions, chemical peels...
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Five Ways to Love Your Skin

Every February we hear ideas on to show others that you love them. How about starting this year by loving yourself? Use your energy to find ways to appreciate who you are! Feel good about your appearance and confident in how you greet the world each day using these five tips from Prisma Health Carolina Aesthetics: 1) Dry winter...
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Three myths about skin cancer and sun protection

Shhhh ... don't tell anyone, but I love being outdoors. You might be surprised to hear that from a dermatologist, but it's true. I'm not afraid of the sun, and I don't want you to be, either. But, as I remind my patients, it's important to protect ourselves from the dangers of sun damage if...
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The basics of selecting skin care products

As a medical aesthetician, no one ever asks me to “Make my skin look older,” or says “I’d like to have more acne.” However, if you aren’t using the right products for your skin these are exactly the results you may get. With all of the products available on the market today, shopping for skin...
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