The Triangle of Youth

A youthful face has 3 unique features: high cheekbones, full cheek volume and a well-defined jawline. These three attributes are often referred to as the “triangle of youth” with the base of the triangle being at the cheeks and the point at the chin. As we age, this youthful triangle often becomes inverted. The face becomes more oblong, cheeks flatten and jowls appear. Fortunately these […] Read More

Plump up the Volume with Hyaluronic Acid

Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance in our body. It acts as a cushion or a lubricant and it is found in our joints, eyes and skin. Newborns have large amounts of hyaluronic acid (HA), which explains why their skin is perfectly plump and wrinkle free! Unfortunately as we age our production of HA declines. Our skin loses 50% of the HA it had […] Read More

Zika Virus Update

Over the past few weeks, Zika virus has quickly spread throughout numerous countries in the Americas, prompting serious international concern. Although the United States has yet to see any locally acquired vector-borne cases, pregnant women who have traveled to a country affected by the current outbreak, and couples who are considering traveling to an affected country before becoming pregnant have reason to be concerned. Zika […] Read More

Zika Virus and Pregnancy

Late last week the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a Level 2 Alert for Zika virus, a relatively unknown mosquito borne disease. Prior to 2015, Zika virus outbreaks had been identified in Africa, Southeast Asia, and the Pacific Islands. In May of last year, The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) issued an alert about the first confirmed Zika case in Brazil, prompting serious […] Read More

The Hype About Hyperpigmentation

A lifetime of sun exposure is bound to leave a few marks. Unfortunately, those marks tend to appear as dark spots and patches on the most visible parts of our skin. But the more we know about what causes them, the more we’ll be able to prevent and repair them. Hyperpigmentation is a common condition in which patches of skin become darker, usually as a […] Read More

How To Protect Your Skin During Winter Months

We usually think of applying sunscreen only on warm sunny days, but the truth is we need its protection all year round. Winter sunscreen is just as important as summer sunscreen since ultraviolet rays can be just as damaging on the slopes as on the beach. Outdoor winter activities puts skiers and snowboarders at increased risk for sun damage. Ultraviolet (UV) radiation exposure increases about 8-10% […] Read More

Gestational Diabetes

Worldwide, diabetes affects more than 380 million people, and by 2030, the World Health Organization expects that number to double. This disease can cause serious health complications, and is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States. With such a high incidence, the need to embrace preventative measures is more important now than ever before. Gestational diabetes develops in 2% – 5% of […] Read More

The Aging Neck, What Can You Do?

Sun exposure, weight gain, and genetics often cause our necks to change as we age. Did you know that menopause also affects the quality of your skin? The loss of estrogen that occurs in menopause causes loss in fat around the face, thinning skin, loss of elasticity, and hyperpigmentation. Wrinkles start to appear as the skin becomes loose, fat accumulates under the chin, and vertical […] Read More

This Year’s Flu Vaccine a Good Match

Every year, several different strains of the flu virus circulate around the globe. To best protect the public, public health researchers must determine the three or four viruses that they anticipate will be the most prevalent in the coming flu season, in order to develop the most comprehensive vaccination. Dr. Tom Frieden, Director of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), acknowledged that 2014 was “a […] Read More

Beauty is in the EYE of the Beholder

Rejuvenation for the Eyes The way the skin around the eyes (above and below the brow, and the eyelids) appears is a common concern for many people as the. Some worry about looking angry or irritated, while others fear looking tired or having dark circles under their eyes. Smile lines or wrinkles around the eyes are also frequent complaints. Fortunately, we live in a time […] Read More


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