Perhaps you’ve heard of or even received the heralded “Hollywood Facial,” also marketed as the “Porcelain Doll Facial.” Regardless of its title, these treatments are all cut from the same cloth: the carbon peel facial. Delicate enough for all skin types, this nonablative treatment promises a porcelain-smooth complexion while boasting a host of other antiaging benefits. Touting a low-pain factor, minimal downtime, and a cost-effective…

Flora VS. Fauna

Written by David Stachura
Stem cells are special cells that have the unique property of proliferating to make more of themselves and differentiating into more specialized cell types. Early in development, stem cells give rise to every tissue of the body. These early stem cells are called embryonic stem cells, and in humans, they are derived from the embryo five days after fertilization.1 The embryo is composed of only…

Plastic Perceptions

Written by Andy Wongworawat, MD
In the plastic surgery field, mommy makeovers have become increasingly popular in recent years. Designed to address common issues and body changes experienced after pregnancy and breastfeeding, many women consider these specialized combinations of plastic surgery techniques to help improve curves and contour. Since breastfeeding and pregnancy usually take the biggest toll on the breast and abdomen, these areas are the ones that are most…

Saving Skin

Written by Dr. Sharad Paul
Skin cancer is a growing problem internationally. The incidence of melanoma has increased by 4% to 6% annually in fair-skinned populations in North America, Northern Europe, Australia, and New Zealand.1 One in 50 Americans develop skin cancer, and melanoma skin cancer kills one American every hour – that is almost 10,000 people per year.2 During the last 30 years, the incidence of squamous cell carcinomas…

Holistic Healing

Written by Yoonah Kim
Technology and science have contributed to impressive advancements in Western medicine, pioneering prevention and treatment options for even the most complex diseases. In cosmetic surgery, specifically, minimally invasive techniques and improved methodology have allowed surgeons the ability to achieve new levels of aesthetic goals. As medicine continues to evolve, it is important to take into consideration the whole person when treating a specific concern. By…

January 2023

Medical Blogs

  • The Vivace Experience
    The Vivace Experience So, let’s start with the name. Vivace is pronounced vēˈväˌCHā and is taking the aesthetics…

Brands of the Month

  • Eminence Organic Skin Care
  • Skin Script
  • Face Reality Skincare