Category Archives: Skin Care

Homemade Cosmetics: Not Worth the Savings

Are homemade skincare products worth it?

Making your own cosmetic products at home seems like an attractive idea. There are a number of blogs and Pinterest results with recipes that tout DIY or homemade cosmetics as a simple and cost-effective alternative to purchasing products from skincare professionals. However, few of them provide much information about preserving the products, not to mention the time and effort it takes to…

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What Are the Best Treatments for Acne & Acne Scars?

Non-surgical treatments to treat stubborn acne in Tuscon, Arizona.

As a dermatologist in Tucson, Arizona, specializing in pediatric services, I’ve treated countless teenagers for moderate to severe acne. Additionally, adult patients come to my practice seeking to reduce the appearance of their own acne, as well as scarring caused by acne from their younger years. Some prescription topical and oral medications get satisfactory results, but acne that’s harder to…

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Are At-Home Microdermabrasion Treatments Worth It?


As a plastic surgeon, I typically approve of patients maintaining the results of a cosmetic surgery procedure with an at-home skincare routine. A comprehensive plan is an important component of maintaining healthy looking skin, but it shouldn’t include at-home microdermabrasion. At our Albany, NY medical spa, we persuade patients to trust professionals for the following reasons: The difference in price…

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New & Improved: A Better Spray Tan

New York plastic surgeon shares the latest in spray tan products offered at their Albany practice.

Tan skin is usually associated with beauty and health, but many methods for achieving a golden glow come at a price. Spray tans have long offered a UV and sun-free alternative that keep the skin safe from early signs of aging, but among women and men who choose to have a spray tan at our Albany, NY medical spa, the…

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5 Tips for Revealing Radiance With Facials

Albany med spa shares 5 tips to getting the most out of your facials.

Our licensed estheticians analyze each patient’s skin to create a customized facial at our Albany medical spa, but it’s also important for people to take active roles in maintaining a healthy skin appearance. Here are 5 tips from our team for effectively incorporating facials into your skincare regimen: Find the right facial for your specific needs with the help of…

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