Happy Thursday y’all! In this post, I’m going to give you an overview of different corrective peels for acne! What is a peel? A peel is a treatment to the skin using a chemical acid that causes the top layer of skin to be exfoliated and eventually slough off. There are different depths of peels- Light, Medium and Deep peels. For best results, peels should be done in a series of 3-4, every 2-4 weeks depending on your skin type. For today’s post we will be discussing a few medium peels for troublesome acne. Peels for Acne Retinol Peel- This type of peel utilizes Vitamin A inRead More →

Happy Thursday!! I am certain that if you haven’t yet heard of Dermaplaning, you soon will. It is quickly becoming one of the most in demand exfoliation treatments asked for, and you will soon learn why! What is Dermaplaning? Dermaplaning is an exfoliation of the skin using a 10 gauge surgical blade. The Aesthetician/PA/or RN will cleanse and de-grease your skin thoroughly before proceeding. They hold the skin taut and glide the blade along the superficial layer of the epidermis, essentially scraping off the top layer of skin in addition to vellus hair (peach fuzz). It is painless, extremely low risk, and can be done on itsRead More →

Happy Monday y’all! For today’s post, I’m going to share with you all the benefits of a mineral bath as well as a how-to, to introduce weekly rejuvenation into your life! What is a mineral bath? The average adult’s body contains 60% water. Mineral baths (typically found in the form of bath minerals or lyophilized sea water) contain trace minerals found in the sea such as calcium, magnesium and sodium. Bathing in these helps to re-mineralize the body as well as the skin! Epsom Salts, containing magnesium sulfate are also very popular. How-to take a mineral bath: Draw a tepid bath (around 98 degrees). It isRead More →

  When considering breast reconstruction, a big concern for many patients is post-operative pain. Implant vs DIEP flap: Which is less painful? Many women believe breast reconstruction with implants is less painful since the procedure is less invasive and has a shorter operative time, but studies have shown this is not the case. Although the DIEP flap procedure is more invasive and takes longer than traditional implant reconstruction, DIEP flap patients experience less pain. The DIEP flap minimizes muscle trauma and preserves all the patient’s abdominal and chest muscles. Most implant-based breast reconstruction involves placing the implant under the chest (pectoral) muscle. This requires releasingRead More →

Happy Saturday!!! Today is the third and final installment of Dr. Jack sharing with us her wealth of knowledge on the topic of scars. Today she’s going to share information about scar revision surgery as well as other non-surgical options to treat a scar that you aren’t happy with. I find this is particularly helpful for all of my beautiful Mom friends out there who have had Cesareans! SKB: “So now another topic that I know is very interesting to many people is scar revision surgery.” DJ: “Patients who are candidates for scar revision are going to be people who have a scar that they don’t like. EitherRead More →

TGIF!!! Today I am bringing you Part Two of this Scar series and we have Dr. Megan Jack, MD and Plastic Surgeon weighing in on the different types of scars.  SKB: “So, what are the most common types of scars?” DJ: “So, we talked about what a normal scar looks like, and there’s two main abnormal scars that we’ll see. One is going to be hypertrophic. Hypertrophic scars are where the scars are raised, they are usually pink or red and they’re usually within the borders or boundaries of the original surgical site. They don’t extend beyond the border of the original incision. Those scars are typically successfullyRead More →

Happy Monday!! I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend! It’s Scar Week at The Skincare Belle!!! Today I am so excited to share everything you need to know about scars from board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Megan Jack, MD! Dr. Jack practices in sunny and warm Boca Raton, FL, and sees many patients for scar revision surgeries as well as topical scar treatments! She is a wealth of knowledge, and today we are going to go over the basics. Later in the week we will cover types of scars, and on Saturday we will go over the different treatments and interventions available if you aren’t happy with your scar! Ashli: “So,Read More →

TGIF!!!! I am SO excited to share with you- I had the privilege of speaking with the one and only Dr. Jason B. Diamond, MD, FACS and founder of The Diamond Face Institute. Dr. Diamond has locations in Beverly Hills, New York, Dubai and Moscow. He is a facelift specialist concentrating exclusively on the face and applying his considerable talent and training to enhancing our most defining feature. For two years, Dr. Diamond traveled the globe to learn from the most renowned plastic surgeons in the world- often the very individuals who developed specific facial procedures. He has sought out the best of the best so thatRead More →

Happy Monday and dare I say… HAPPY SPRING!!!!!!! We all lead very busy, stressful lives. If you follow me on Instagram, you see that I talk a lot about Self-Care. Self-Care is crucial. If we don’t care for ourselves, we have nothing to give anyone! Here is a video where I share my best tips- things you can start doing to care for yourself this year! I hope you enjoy!! XORead More →

You may have seen him on E!’s hit show ‘Dr. 90210′ or on Netflix’ ‘Celebrity Plastic Surgeons’…Dr. Robert M. Rey, MD, is plastic surgeon to Hollywood’s most beautiful celebrities, and arguably, to some of the most beautiful people in the world. He very graciously agreed to let me interview him for the blog, and I can’t wait to share with you what he has to say about physical beauty, advances in interventional technology for plastics as well as the importance of inner beauty and of loving the self! SKB: “Thank you SO much for having me and for your time- I am so grateful! So, IRead More →