Blog Archive

Welcome Sean Fisher, PA to Advanced Dermatology & Aesthetics Center Jan 11th, 2018

We are proud to announce the new addition to our team,  Sean Fisher, PA.  Sean Fisher is Board Certified and brings with him over 10 years of experience in medical dermatology.  Sean received his masters degree in Health Science from the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern...

Sunscreen: Fact or Fiction? Oct 3rd, 2017

We all know we need sunscreen, but there are so many product options available it can be overwhelming. In honor of National Melanoma/Skin Cancer Awareness Month, let’s take a quick look at the vast field of sunscreen. In 2011, the FDA passed strict guidelines for manufacture labeling of SPF products....

Benefits of Contouring Facial Massage Oct 3rd, 2017

The science of facial massage has a very long history. There are multiple scientific texts published in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s that tout the medical and aesthetic benefits of facial massage. Thankfully, our knowledge and techniques have continued to advance, but the widely accepted benefits still hold true...

Understanding Retin-A & Retinols Oct 3rd, 2017

Retinoic acid, Retin-A, tretinoin, retinoids… what does it all mean? The benefits of these topical ingredients are touted in doctor’s offices and skin care brochures across the globe, but navigating through the information can be confusing. Let’s take a closer look.These are all vitamin A derivatives and there is tremendous...

A Closer Look at Hydroquinone Oct 3rd, 2017

Hyperpigmentation (darker areas of skin, sun spots, melasma, residual acne scars) is typically the most common skin complaint. In other parts of the world, lighter skin is highly revered and there are a multitude of products that promote skin lightening abilities. Hydroquinone (often seen in products as “HQ”) is quite...

Chemical Peels 101 Oct 3rd, 2017

If you haven’t tried a chemical peel (or even if you have!) as part of your skin care program, the phrase “peel” can be intimidating. Chemical exfoliation is a non-invasive way to get immediate and significant results, especially when addressing sun damage, fine lines and wrinkles, dull skin and acne....

Detoxification and Nutrition Oct 3rd, 2017

Why Cleanse? We are constantly exposed to a wide array of toxins from our surroundings and from those produced within the body. Toxins created externally can vary from food-borne pollutants like pesticides, herbicides and fertilizers to environmental toxins such as secondhand cigarette smoke, car exhaust, and prescription medications. Our bodies...