Julie’s Blog

A Quick Rundown of the Aging Process

As summer winds down and we take inventory of our skin, here is a cold look at the effects of enjoying life and some options for your winter to do list. Phases of Facial aging Relax 1. Expressional: No more happy face. All those smiles, laughs, talking, drinking / muscle movement create lines. Smoothing options: […]

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So you Think Indoor Tanning is Safer?

For some reason lately, I have had several patients come in that have been using tanning beds.  I can understand not wanting to be winter pasty pale but here some things to consider. If you are seeing me, you are investing in your skin and tanning is counter to that investment. A recent JAMA Network study was […]

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13 Ways to Love Yourself

Recently, someone posted a response to a Botox ad on the Dermatology Northwest Facebook page that said, ” Love Yourself.”  What I took it to mean was, “Love yourself as you are.”  It got me thinking, of course, but how is that interpreted?  Isn’t taking care of yourself, loving yourself?  What makes us attractive? The […]

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May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month

Not to hound you but it is SKIN CANCER AWARENESS month and we want you to protect yourself and still enjoy the great outdoors. Here are a few quick facts to help motivate you: 1 in 5 Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime 90% of non melanoma Skin cancer (basal and squamous cell) […]

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When you Prefer your Chin Not Waddle

Kybella is for the treatment of submental fullness, aka the double chin.  Most commonly it is influenced by genetics, weight gain and aging.  Kybella is based on a procedure called, Mesotherapy or Lipo dissolve that was done years ago, until the FDA decided it needed to be studied.  It is a bile salt that is […]

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