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Introducing DiamondGlow

Social media has been blowing up about the new facial sensation called DiamondGlow.  We have installed this revolutionary new skin treatment process in our Scarborough office, and soon it will be added to our Augusta office as well. If you are...

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CoolSculpting vs. Liposuction: Which is Best?

CoolSculpting and liposuction can both permanently remove fat from targeted body areas.  Kybella can also remove fat, but that's another story for another blog post. Each treatment has pros and cons.  The question of "Which Is...

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Non-Antibiotic Acne Treatment for Women

As we have described in our blog in the past, acne is a very stubborn skin disease that has many different aspects to its origin and treatment.  One common denominator is the effect of hormones on the production of oil or sebum within the skin...

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Botox's New Side Effect

As we all know, Botox is widely used for a number of various cosmetic conditions including scowl lines, forehead wrinkles, crow’s feet, wrinkles around the mouth, chin dimpling, and neck bands just to name a few.  Since 2002, when the FDA...

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Platelet Rich Plasma Hair Regrowth Update

For the past several years, we here at Maine Laser Skin Care have been performing injections of platelet rich plasma, or PRP, into the scalp to enhance hair regrowth in both men and women with very gratifying results.  New studies have recently...

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Maskne Update

As you all should be aware after nearly 11 months of the COVID-19 pandemic, mask wearing remains standard for medical personnel and the general public alike.  Obviously, healthcare workers and other essential workers who have direct...

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Vitamin D and Your Skin

Vitamin D has been well known in the past for its importance in maintaining bone health and bone density.  In recent years, research has shown that vitamin D also has important roles in other areas of human health. For example, low vitamin D...

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Muscle Bands in the Neck

Many people have very prominent vertical bands of muscle in their necks.  These muscles can be seen while at rest, and are made more prominent with neck tightening moves or with jaw opening. These muscle bands are called platysmal bands. ...

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Facial Fillers and COVID Vaccine

There have been a number of media reports recently about patients who have had facial fillers and who then developed reactions after administration of the COVID vaccine.  In fact, there have been only 3 such reactions reported so far in the...

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What Can I Do About My Dimpled Chin?

Several people every month ask me about their dimpled chins and how to get rid of them.  With the increased usage of selfies and Zoom calls these days, more and more people are seeing their own faces as others see them. Many people cause...

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Happiness Without the Gummy Smile

When we all smile, there are muscles in the upper lip that pull the lip upward.  It is a similar process to muscles in the cheek that pull up the corners of the mouth. In some people, the upper lip muscles are very strong; perhaps too...

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What is a Lip Flip?

Lip Flip is the term used to describe a Botox technique that causes a small but definite improvement of the visible pink portion of the lip.  This use of Botox, in the hands of a skilled injector, can be used to enhance the upper and/or lower...

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Crow's Feet Should Only Be For Crows

In our continuing series of blog posts about the benefits and attributes of Botox, we will next discuss those pesky lines that develop around the eyes that are commonly known as "crow's feet," or smile lines.  These lines...

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Brazilians Turn to Botox to Wipe Away That Quarantine Frown

A front page headline from the October 26, 2020 edition of The Wall Street Journal showcased a certain phenomenon that we have been seeing at our Maine Laser Skin Care offices in Augusta and Scarborough.  The only difference is...

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Forehead Wrinkles in the Age of COVID

Since we reopened our offices in May, many of our clients and patients have noted how much scrutiny their upper faces are getting due to their wearing masks on a regular basis.  We had previously addressed scowl lines between the eyes as a...

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