Is the Key to Great Skin In the Pantry?

Is the Key to Great Skin In the Pantry?

The first ingredients that come to mind when you think of what you want in skin care likely include things such as retinol and hyaluronic acid. But would you ever consider maple syrup as good for your skin?

Some researchers are hoping that you'll soon say yes.

Before adding Mrs. Butterworth's to your skin care regimen, read on.

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Say Bye-Bye to Stretch Marks

Say Bye-Bye to Stretch Marks

Tiger stripes. Mom medals. War wounds. All nicknames to nicen up something that many women dread: stretch marks. The very words can make many women nervous, and many women feel frustrated and embarrassed because these marks are seemingly permanent. But are they? Innovations Medical can help reduce the appearance of your stretch marks using laser skin-rejuvenation therapy.

What Are Stretch Marks?
Stretch marks are lines that develop when the elastic fibers of the skin stretch beyond their normal capacity. When this happens, these fibers are unable to regenerate.

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Show Skin Some Love This Valentine's Day

Show Skin Some Love This Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day is a great time to take care of someone you love - including yourself! Show yourself some love this Valentine's Day by taking care of your skin and treating yourself to a skin-rejuvenating treatment from Innovations Medical.

How to Show Your Skin Some Love
Stay Out of the Sun. The best way to show your skin love this Valentine's Day is to protect it from the sun. Even during the winter, the sun's rays can be damaging. The sun damages the skin by destroying collagen and elastin, two things necessary for your skin's ability to expand and retract. When collagen and elastin break down, your skin begins to wrinkle and sag.

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Show Skin Some Love This Valentine's Day

Show Skin Some Love This Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day is a great time to take care of someone you love - including yourself! Show yourself some love this Valentine's Day by taking care of your skin and treating yourself to a skin-rejuvenating treatment from Innovations Medical.

How to Show Your Skin Some Love
Stay Out of the Sun. The best way to show your skin love this Valentine's Day is to protect it from the sun. Even during the winter, the sun's rays can be damaging. The sun damages the skin by destroying collagen and elastin, two things necessary for your skin's ability to expand and retract. When collagen and elastin break down, your skin begins to wrinkle and sag.

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Get Legendary Skin With Radiofrequency Microneedling

Get Legendary Skin With Radiofrequency Microneedling

You’ve tried all the expensive over-the-counter creams in hopes of restoring your skin, but have you tried Radiofrequency microneedling with Legend? Radiofrequency microneedling with Legend is a great way to reduce fine lines and signs of aging, treat scars and stretchmarks, and improve the quality of your skin overall, and the procedure can be done right here in Dr. Johnson's office.

What Exactly Is Radiofrequency Microneedling With Legend?
Radiofrequency microneedling with Legend, also known as Legend RF, is a minimally invasive skin-resurfacing procedure that combines microneedling with Legend radiofrequency energy. The microneedling portion of the Legend RF punctures the skin with hundreds of tiny holes to stimulate the body’s healing response. The body responds to microneedling by producing more of the essential skin protein collagen, which is necessary for skin’s elasticity. Increased production of the protein causes the skin to tighten, smoothing out fine lines and wrinkles and leaving your skin looking great.

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Officially Leave the Teenage Years Behind

Officially Leave the Teenage Years Behind

Whether you suffered from acne as a teen or adult, you know that after the blemish fades, in many cases, a scar is left behind. Acne scars are a source of embarrassment for many people and cause some individuals to feel self-conscious in social settings or relationships. Dr. Johnson is helping patients with acne scars get Skin like the Stars with Fraxel Laser skin rejuvenation.

Acne scars develop because acne is traumatic to the skin. Acne blemishes cause inflammation and infection of the skin’s pores. When the blemish swells and bursts, the bacteria from the blemish irritates surrounding skin. To heal the skin, the body increases collagen production for the repair. Sometimes the body over produces collagen which causes raised scars. When the body under produces collagen, scars become sunken or pitted. Many people with acne scars experience pitted scars.

Squeezing or picking at blemishes or acne lesions increases the chance of damage to the skin and scarring. These actions can further infect the blemish, and up the chances of developing a scar.

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Skin Improvements on Your Schedule

Skin Improvements on Your Schedule
Want to reduce the signs of aging, but don’t want the downtime that goes along with certain procedures or treatments? If you want to look younger and give your skin a boost, you should consider the dermal filler, Radiesse. Dr. Johnson offers Radiesse, as well as a variety of injectables and dermal fillers that help restore a youthful appearance and improve skin quality. Read up on Radiesse in this blog!

Radiesse is a water-based gel filler, made up of tiny calcium-based spheres. It is injected into the skin to reduce moderate to severe wrinkles that occur near the nose and mouth. Once injected, the gel lifts the skin, smooths wrinkles, and triggers the body to increase production of collagen. Collagen is an essential protein in the body and plays a large role in the quality and appearance of the skin.

Increased collagen production gives the skin long-lasting improvements in quality and texture. Skin is left feeling soft, and the results look natural. As Radiesse is made up of components that are similar to those already found in the body, patients rarely experience allergic or adverse reactions.
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Collagen Skin Tightening Without Surgery


Summer is definitely one of the warmest seasons of the year. As the weather heats up, so will the wardrobe, right? From shorts and sleeveless shirts, down to swimsuits, you can expect a lot of skin baring outfits to hit the shelves.

As much as some of us would like to follow this trend, wrinkling and sagging skin steals our confidence. As we age and gain weight, this condition is unexpected and unwanted. However, a new technology known as “collagen remodeling” makes this problem a thing of the past. Dr. Johnson talks about this exciting treatment in this video.

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What Are The Best Skin Tightening Procedures?


Spring flowers are in full bloom and we are beginning to look forward to summer fashions, but is your skin ready for that swimsuit or sleeveless shirt? In this video, Dr. Johnson explains why it is so hard for our skin to look good in summer fashions, especially when we are aging, or gaining and loosing weight.

According to Dr. J, the support structure of our skins is made up of proteins called collagen and elastin. When we are young, collagen is well organized and there's a lot of it. So our skin is smooth and doesn't sag. But as we age, the collagen gets longer, less organized, and there's less of it. This causes our skin to sag, move around, and wrinkle.

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