does microneedling hurt

Does Microneedling Hurt? (What You Should Know)

Microneedling, a minimally invasive procedure used to improve your skin’s texture, continues to grow in popularity, but as its popularity grows, we see patients asking more and more questions like, “Does microneedling hurt?” and “Does microneedling hurt with numbing cream?” We understand that pain can dissuade some from a procedure, so we cover these questions and more in our blog.

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dermal fillers under eyes

Dermal Fillers Under Your Eyes: How Do They Work?

Using dermal fillers under your eyes is a common way to help reduce the appearance of dark circles and bags. In fact, dermal fillers, also known as facial fillers, are the second most common cosmetic procedure in the United States. While most people tend to think of lip filler when they think of facial fillers, there are many uses for dermal fillers. Today we’ll focus on dermal fillers for the under eye area. Continue reading

causes of psoriasis

Causes of Psoriasis: What Triggers This Condition?

Although psoriasis affects more than 7.5 million people in the United States, we’re still often asked, “What is psoriasis?” and “What are the causes of psoriasis?” Psoriasis is a common skin disorder that causes skin cells to multiply 10 times faster than necessary, leading to a build up that causes bumpy red patches with scaly white skin. As for the causes of psoriasis? Keep reading to find out.Continue reading

brown spots after sunburn

Seeing Brown Spots After Sunburn? (What You Should Know)

Many people notice they develop brown spots after sunburn once they turn 50, but you don’t have to be 50 to develop sunspots on your skin. Brown spots, also known as age spots or liver spots, are a sign you’ve been exposed to the sun too often and your skin is attempting to protect itself from more sun damage. So if you spend a lot of time in the sun, you may notice these dark spots developing earlier than following your 50th birthday.Continue reading

dark patches on cheeks - melasma and hyperpigmentation

Dark Patches on Cheeks: What Could They Be From?

Dark patches on your cheeks, also known as melasma or hyperpigmentation, is a skin condition characterized by brown or gray-brown patches that appear on your skin. It often occurs on the cheeks, forehead, and bridge of the nose but can occur anywhere on your body. 

Hyperpigmentation is not often a cause for concern, but it may cause you to feel self-conscious. Fortunately, there are treatment options to help reduce the appearance of these patches. Before we discuss the treatment options, let’s learn about what causes these dark patches on your cheeks to form. Continue reading