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Whiteheads vs. Blackheads: How to Remove & Prevent

By: Lily Machuca, FNP-C Acne can be a frustrating, difficult condition to experience, but the good news is that determining the type of acne you’re experiencing is the first step on your journey to clear skin. In this blog post, I’m discussing the difference between blackheads and whiteheads and answering everyone’s burning question ‘Should I […]

Ironing out the Details: The Facts About Wrinkles

By: Lily Machuca “Wrinkles only go where the smiles have been”, or, at least that’s what Jimmy Buffet liked to say. Although I do love the perspective that having facial wrinkles means you’ve had lots of happiness in your life, there are many contributing factors, both internal and external, at work to form a wrinkle. […]

What is CO2 Laser Resurfacing?

  When it comes to maintaining skin elasticity and preventing fine lines and wrinkles, CO2 laser resurfacing is the gold standard treatment. As we get older, the body’s natural collagen production begins to slow and skin cell structures weaken. This manifests in thinner, drier, less elastic skin; a hallmark of facial aging. Collagen loss first […]

Liposuction vs. Tummy Tuck: Which is Right For You?

  There are a variety of reasons why someone may be dissatisfied with their appearance when they glance at their midsection in the mirror. Excess weight, skin laxity following a weight loss journey, and midsection changes following pregnancy are all factors that bring Austin patients to consult with Benjamin Eskenazi, MD, FACS. But how do […]

Retinol vs Retinoid: Are They the Same and When Do You Use Them?

  For defense against fine lines, wrinkles, acne and maintenance of a healthy glow, retinoids are the gold standard in skincare. You can find retinol in a multitude of over-the-counter skin care products, and retinoids are commonly prescribed for both medical and aesthetic dermatology purposes. So how is retinol different from retinoids and which one […]

Dysport vs. Botox vs. Jeuveau – What’s the Difference?

  As we gain life experience, we begin to notice fine lines and wrinkles, a few of the most common side effects of aging. Our skin loses collagen, becoming thinner, dryer and less elastic. When we exercise our facial muscles, spend time in the sun, undergo stress, and make varying lifestyle choices – such as […]

Sunscreens: Splurge vs. Save

  The very best sunscreen is one that you’ll wear all day, every day and re-apply regularly when enjoying the outdoors. But selecting the right sunscreen from the plethora of products and price ranges available can be overwhelming. So, how do you know when to save and when to spend on your sunscreen? Chances are, […]

Micro-needling with Sculptra: Best Way to Boost Your Own Collagen

  At Skincare Austin, we’re all about combining our favorite treatments in innovative ways for your maximum benefit. One such dynamic treatment combination is micro-needling plus Sculptra. This treatment works to both fill in lines and wrinkles and to stimulate the body to produce new collagen and underlying tissue, thereby creating a fuller, more youthful […]

Skin Cancer Prevention from the Inside Out

By Emily Prosise, MD, FAAD   When we think about skin cancer prevention, our minds first go to habits to minimize external exposure to both natural and artificial ultraviolet light – a risk factor for all types of skin cancer, including melanoma, the most deadly form of skin cancer. Recent research shows that for those […]

Summer Bodies Are Made Now: Breast Surgery

By Benjamin Eskenazi, MD, FACS Welcome back to my three-part series covering plastic surgery procedures that are ideal to schedule during Winter and Spring to have you feeling like your most confident self just in time for swimsuit season this Summer. Earlier, we discussed reasons patients may feel less-than-confident when it comes to shedding winter […]