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Why Am I Losing My Hair? Oct 7th, 2020

There are few things more alarming than seeing more hair than usual in your brush or in the shower drain, and noticing bald patches on your head. You could be dealing with a condition known as alopecia. It’s not talked about much, but it is more common than you might...

Virtual Visits Are Highly Efficient Sep 16th, 2020

The ability to visit virtually with your caregiver has existed for some years now as more and more technological advances have changed medicine, from the widespread use of the electronic health record (EHR) to sophisticated automated coding systems that classify health conditions.  The accelerator that really made our dependence on...

Who is a Good Candidate for EmSculpt? Aug 19th, 2020

You go to the gym religiously or never miss a session with your trainer, so why do you feel like you’re not seeing enough gain for all that pain? Or, you may have major guilt about not working out enough — or at all! No matter your situation, a more...

What Type of Chemical Peel is Right for Me? Jul 22nd, 2020

Solutions to correct age-related skin imperfections are plentiful, but sadly, not all of them work. It can be difficult for anyone who’s not a professional dermatologist to determine what treatments are worth your time and money, and which are not.   Dr. Alexis Stephens and the Parkland Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery...

Dermatology and COVID-19: What You Should Know Jun 23rd, 2020

COVID-19 has changed the way everyone lives and does business in profound ways, dermatologists included. Does this mean you’re out of luck if you’re in need of a cosmetic treatment or care for a chronic skin condition, like rosacea or acne?  Dr. Alexis Stephens and the entire team at Parkland...

Adult Acne is More Common Than You Might Think May 27th, 2020

Contrary to what you may think, acne doesn’t only affect teens. Pimples and oily skin plague a surprising number of adults. In fact, the incidence of acne in people 20 and well beyond is now common, with 40-55% of adults diagnosed. Each adult patient’s case is unique, as there are...

Cellulite Has Met Its Match Apr 28th, 2020

It’s profoundly discouraging to eat well, exercise religiously, and respect your body, but still be plagued with unchanging spots of that dapply fat that resembles cottage cheese curds: cellulite. The truth is that cellulite simply isn’t like “regular” fat.  Cellulite is also very prevalent, much more so in women than...

Dermal Fillers: The Quick and Easy Anti-Aging Tools Mar 6th, 2020

In addition to wrinkles, creases, and spots caused by sun damage, our skin succumbs to gravity and actually falls as we age, resulting in a sunken look. Unfortunately, what goes up must come down.   Dr. Alexis Stevens and her stellar team at Parkland Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery believe that...

How to Avoid Rosacea Flare-Ups This Winter Feb 12th, 2020

Your rosacea is affected by so many factors: the food you eat, the time of year, and even your mood. Some of these are easier to control than others; but did you know that there are specific habits you can adopt that will help you control flare-ups now, during the...

Does Microdermabrasion Hurt? Jan 9th, 2020

You can unlock some of the perks of exfoliation at home. But scrubs and brushes just can’t deliver all of the benefits of deep, thorough exfoliation that microdermabrasion can. Just like sandpaper can change the appearance and texture of wood, microdermabrasion can change the appearance and texture of your skin....

Get Ready to Face the Holidays with Botox® Dec 9th, 2019

When you look in the mirror, do you see grooves between your brows that weren’t there a year ago? Perhaps you’re bothered by the horizontal lines across your forehead or those “crinkles” around your eyes. All of these physical changes can make you look older than you are.  Botox Cosmetic...

Reverse Thinning Hair with PRP Therapy Nov 1st, 2019

For nearly 20 years, orthopedic doctors have used platelet-rich plasma (PRP) to treat people who suffered with joint injuries and other painful conditions, such as osteoarthritis or rotator cuff tears. Now the evolving therapy is showing great promise for hair restoration. If you’re struggling with hair loss, you’re not alone....

Tighten Muscles and Sculpt Your Body Without Surgery or Hitting the Gym with EMSculpt® Oct 1st, 2019

You know that abs are made in the kitchen, so you eat right: plenty of fresh vegetables and fruit, whole grains, and lean proteins. You also take care of your body — running, lifting, and practicing yoga and Pilates. Heck, you can hold a plank for over a minute without...

Banish Summer Sun Damage with a Chemical Peel Sep 9th, 2019

You may have made lasting memories this summer, but all that time out in the sun can take its toll on your skin, leaving you with sun spots, fine lines, and dry patches that make you appear older than your age. While sun-damaged skin can be stubborn, you can take...

Microneedling With PRP: Why it's the Hottest New Combo For Natural Face Rejuvenation Aug 14th, 2019

Even if your daily skincare habits are impeccable and you’ve got great genes, your epidermis can’t escape time and the elements. With each passing year, your youthful facial skin loses some of its firmness, a little more of its elasticity, and a whole lot of moisture.  At the same time,...