Top 5 Things to Know about Snail Mucin

Snail on skin care product

Snail mucin is an animal derived growth factor and high molecular weight peptide. It is formed as a filtrate from the mucus that snails secrete when “stressed”. One of the most common snails used is the brown garden snail. It was made popular by Korean beauty trend “glass skin” which is a super dewy, glowy […]

Social Media and Self-Judgement

Woman on cell phone

Happy Sunday, happy pride month. I know we have been doing some clinical topics recently, but today I’d like to refocus on matters of personal reflection this week. Yesterday, as soon as I woke up, I was on my phone. Scroll, scroll. Our brains are hard wired to interpret information with relativity. Swipe. We instantly […]


ENT COVID-19 UPDATES How do you know the difference between allergies and COVID-19? It’s springtime and that means tree pollen allergies. Seasonal allergies are characterized by itchy/watery eyes, sneezing, post nasal drip, and nasal congestion/stuffiness. Two major signs of COVID-19 that are NOT consistent with allergies are fever and dry cough. Seasonal allergies can have […]

Beauty: More Relevant Than Ever

Amid stressful times, the simple act of surrounding oneself in beauty can do wonders. Just having fresh flowers in the home has been shown in research to boost mood and even accelerate healing. So it follows that seeing our best selves reflected back in the mirror is just as important amid a global crisis as […]

Before & After: Facelift Self-Care Edition

Before & After: Facelift Self-Care Edition You’ve decided on a facelift, and you’re already envisioning those gratifying results photos. But before we review your cosmetic before-and-afters, we’ll need to discuss key care concerns, before and after surgery. Here are a few points I always make with patients to help them make their routines facelift-ready. Give […]

Notes from a Makeup Artist: The Light Touch

Notes from a Makeup Artist: The Light Touch Miriam Robstad has applied makeup for celebrities and models who appear in the pages of top fashion magazines like Vogue and Elle. So she speaks from experience when she confirms the number-one mistake women make when making up a maturing face: “Some women seem to think that […]

The Estrogen Effect

The Estrogen Effect: Counteracting the Havoc of Hormones on Skin It happens like clockwork (literally): Menopause arrives, and with it a seemingly instantaneous shift in facial skin’s look and feel. The hormonal mechanism behind it has been at work for years, with skin fluctuating in thickness each month—from lowest at the start of the menstrual […]

Makeup for Mature Faces: Don’t Cover. Find the New Contours.

Makeup for Mature Faces: Don’t Cover. Find the New Contours. Can makeup solve mature skin concerns? It can certainly help—but it can also hinder how women present themselves to the world. While it can be tempting to use cosmetics as a crutch to cover age-related imperfections that surface as we age—such as pigmentation changes and […]

The (New) Beauty Resolutions

The (New) Beauty Resolutions I love new beginnings, like the clean slate of January. I’m more about year-round solutions than new-year resolutions, but I do prioritize goal-setting at the top of each year. And yes, those goals always encompass beauty—not simply trying new makeup or skin care regimens (though they’re always on the list), but […]

Vivace: microneedling with fractional radiofrequency

If you are looking for a technology that is buzzy, buzzy – look no further than microneedling with fractional radiofrequency (MFR). Microneedling is a minimally-invasive treatment for facial rejuvenation, acne vulgaris, scars, dyspigmentation, alopecia, and transdermal drug delivery. The technology boasts minimal to no discomfort, dramatic results, almost no downtime, and a safely profile for […]