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Skin & Skincare Blog

Latest skin and skincare news, trends and updates from Dr. Katherine Birchenough and Dr. Shawn Birchenough at OptimalSelf MD.

Light Therapy

What is LED Light Therapy? LED light therapy is the BEST health and beauty tool you never knew you needed! It has been clinically proven to be effective for a variety of uses such as anti-aging, hair restoration, skin conditions, acne, wound care, and pain relief. Specific wavelengths penetrate the skin helping to naturally jump- start tissue recovery, skin rejuvenation,…

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What is a Mommy Makeover? (Am I a Candidate for One?)

“Mommy makeover” is a term used generically for a number of different combined surgical procedures. There is no single mommy makeover surgery, but a general concept of helping regain some of the shape you had before pregnancy. The surgeries may be done in combination, or over more than one setting. Typically, I am addressing concerns women have with changes they…

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Skin Care Ingredient Hype: It Does Matter!

So, you’ve probably noticed there’s a lot in the media about the beauty industry lately regarding the toxicity of ingredients and lack of regulation. There are certain skin care ingredients you should learn to avoid. Should you pay attention?  YES.  Here’s why: Your skin is constantly regenerating from the basal layer. As the cell layers mover closer to the surface…

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