Fraxel Dual, a laser for the brown spots

Fraxel Dual, a laser for the brown spots

Freckles, dark spots, age spots, liver spots, or sunspots. Whatever you want to call them, these brown patches, medically termed lentigo, are typically found on the face and hands and can make us look older than we feel.  Here are some pictures of what I mean: There are many ways to get rid of or…

Sunscreen

Sunscreen

Do you remember these days, pass the baby oil and cocoa butter! I remember in high school when you laid out as much as possible on vacations so you could come back looking like a bronzed goddess! I wish that I was a little smarter back then and took sunscreen and sun protection more seriously,…

Photoaging

Photoaging

Aging is a complex and progressive process, and it is inevitable. One of the easiest and most effective things you can do to keep your skin looking healthy and youthful for longer is to protect it from the sun. Or more specifically, from the spectrum of ultraviolet (UV) radiation which can be either from the…

Rosacea Acne

The stuff that lives on us!

A diverse collection of microorganisms, bacteria, fungi, viruses, and other bugs live on the human skin. In fact, in our bodies, microbial cells are reported to outnumber our own 10 to 1. This group of resident flora and fauna makes up what we refer to as the “microbiome”, and it’s no secret that these little…

Sweating

Too much sweating? MiraDry could be your cure.

Excessive sweating beyond that which is required to regulate body temperature is medically termed hyperhidrosis. It is estimated to affect over 3% of the US population, which is quite common as far as medical conditions go. And according to quality of life studies, few medical conditions that are this common have as significant an emotional…

pollution

Pollution and graceful aging

Some people age gracefully, some do not. Why is that? The answer is quite complex, with genetics, personality, stress, environment, diet, and exercise all playing a likely role. A recent article in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology discusses the role of pollution in aging and skin health. We’ve all heard stories of persons in rural…

Lipomas smart skin dermatology

Noninvasive fat reduction?

You may have seen or heard of the many different machines and treatments now available in spas and cosmetic physician’s office’s for noninvasive fat reduction. Sometimes touted as easier nonsurgical options to the more invasive traditional liposuction, these treatments claim to help you lose fat without downtime. You’ve seen the advertisements or otherwise heard of…

Don’t be scared of Botox.

Needles can be scary, but don’t be scared of Botox. Botox treatments offered by David Ross Smart, MD in Salt Lake City Whenever I meet people and tell them what I do a conversation about skin health usually ensues. I love what I do, and contrary to what you might think, I actually tend to…