July 16, 2019

You head out to the beach or plan a day by the pool. Not wanting a dip in the water to remove your sun protection you make sure to apply a spf product that won't wash off during a swim. Good plan...except...

While the sun product may, in fact, resist washing away its ef...

April 10, 2019

If your son or daughter seem to have acne flareups during stresses caused by mountains of homework or tough school exams, you can trust what you're seeing. Teens today are experiencing an unprecedented level of pressure leading to hormonal tides and poor eating/sleepin...

November 3, 2018

The recent introduction of this 3-step Hydrafirm process has been wonderfully popular with my skincare clients! They love the remarkably smooth, firm and hydrated finish the treatment produces, with most reporting long-lasting results. While Hydrafirm isn't right for e...

July 17, 2018

You can begin by adding micro needling to your skincare routine! This cool little device makes tiny piercings into the skin that triggers a repair action delivering lots of new collagen to the treated areas. No, you're not really injured (unless you went crazy with thi...

April 17, 2018

Well, more like crawl at glacier speed... When attempting to reduce skin spotting, whether isolated islands of color or more of a nebulous mass (melasma) the process can be challengingly slow. More disappointing are the often minimal results produced by all that effort...

March 8, 2018

Without getting all "sciencey" let me explain this potent skincare ingredient in terms you'll care about. In a nutshell think of retinol as fertilizer for the skin, much as you would use in your garden. In this case it's more like Miracle Grow on steroids! As we age ou...

January 19, 2018

On your first visit to Preston Skin Center please bring along your current collection of beauty battle gear for an expert evaluation by us. Haul in that Olay, drag us that Neutrogena, and surrender your St. Ives to our professional eyes to learn fact from fiction about...

January 17, 2018

At least 50% of the new acne cases I treat at Preston Skin Center are caused or worsened by beauty products purchased through guesswork. Television ads, social media posts, tips from friends—all tempt young people to experiment with fun, exotic products yet most are no...

October 5, 2017

Probably because you are, that is, if compared to some of your young co-workers. In Silicon Valley there is legendary ageism in the workplace, with flocks of hip, cool kids filling the ranks of software companies and marketing agencies, just for starters. These employe...

October 4, 2017

You see the physician for 5-minutes and are handed a prescription for antibiotics, Retin-A or, the often dreaded Acutane. Is this all they have to successfully deal with stubborn acne? Well, yes when addressing it medically. Medications largely try to control the side-...

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