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October Motivation – Smile More

Monthly Motivation There was a study in 2017 that revealed that smiling made people look healthier and more attractive.  What powerful information!  We can infer that if we are happier and therefore smile more, it will impact our appearance.  Many of us want to do things to improve our lives and the lives of our families.  Let’s start with something inexpensive – free, in fact – just smile more!  You will find that a good mood is contagious & this…



September Motivation – A Fresh Start

Monthly Motivation September marks the beginning of a new school year for young people.  It is a time of reorganization and establishment of fresh routines for many of us.  This busy season is loaded with activities that require our full attention.  It is easy to feel run down, but it is crucial to recharge in order to keep up with our daily tasks.  There are a few things we can do to help that don’t take much time or money.  Simply start…



Acne is a Medical Issue, not just a Cosmetic One!

by Dr. Hicks-Graham Acne is the most common medical issue that we seen in our office. Most people have had acne at one point or another during their life, whether during the teen years or adulthood. Contrary to popular belief, it usually has nothing to do with cleanliness; instead it is due the combination of bacteria deep in the hair follicle, inflammation and oil production. These factors may result in painful red nodules, cysts, whiteheads, blackheads, red papules or pustules….



Tips for Dry Skin

Is the winter weather plaguing you with dry skin? Minor changes in your skin care routine may be all you need to combat dry skin.  Dr. Shari Hicks-Graham of Downtown Dermatology shares her best dry skin tips with you! Dry Skin Tips: Keep showers and baths short. Preferably, less than 5 minutes with warm water – not hot! Hot water may feel good, especially if your skin is itchy and dry, but it makes the skin dry out faster than cooler…