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Read the latest medical spa articles and blog posts written by Atlanta board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Randy Rudderman.

Why Microneedling is my Favorite Procedure to Perform

Why Microneedling is my Favorite Procedure to Perform

I absolutely love Microneedling! And here are my top 6 reasons why: Exceptions being conditions like active pustules acne, uncontrolled Rosacea, and certain blood disorders. The answer to most if not all skin care ‘woes’ is collagen. I believe in the benefits of microneedling so deeply that if I could perform only one medical procedure…

How Stress and Anxiety Impacts Your Skin And What You Can Do About It

How Stress and Anxiety Impacts Your Skin And What You Can Do About It

Stress affects all of us. While we may mange it differently, it’s a mostly unavoidable consequence of living in the world. But if you feel like your current level of stress exceeds the norm, you wouldn’t be alone. Recent research from the American Psychological Association* shows that compounding stressors in our lives—from war to inflation…

Morning and Night Skin Care Routine Perfecting Your Skin’s Glow

Morning and Night Skin Care Routine Perfecting Your Skin’s Glow

Your skin goes through a lot during the day. Sun, wind, makeup, food, germs, from holding a phone up to your face to oil production, there’s a definitive need to take care of it. While your morning and nighttime skin care routine aren’t as different as night and day, there are some noticeable modifications. Before…

Acne Types, Causes, and Treatments for Adults and Teens

Acne Types, Causes, and Treatments for Adults and Teens

Whether you’re a teen suffering from acne or an adult trying your hide your breakout, acne can cause stress, embarrassment, or pain. While many people think their acne is something they must live with, there are advancements in acne treatment that can help treat your acne, heal your skin, and help you regain your confidence….

Skincare Recommendations for Rosacea Awareness Month

Skincare Recommendations for Rosacea Awareness Month

The National Rosacea Society (NRS) designates April as Rosacea Awareness Month. This designation is used to educate the public on this chronic and widespread facial disorder. In total, Rosacea affects more than 16 million Americans. Here are our recommendations to help calm and soothe the skin affected by Rosacea: 1) Skin resurfacing for lasting reduction…

Treating Nasolabial Folds With Dermal Fillers

Nasolabial folds are lines on either side of the mouth that extend from the edge of the nose to the mouth’s outer corners. Almost everyone has nasolabial, however, they become more apparent as a person ages. Smoking, sun exposure, loss of collagen, or rapid weight fluctuations will make nasolabial folds more apparent.

The Difference Between a Medical Spa and a Day Spa

The Difference Between a Medical Spa and a Day Spa

Many of our patients ask us what the difference is between a Day Spa and a Medical Spa. At first glance, they may seem similar, especially if the menu of services appears similar. However, there is a very important difference between a Day Spa and a full-service Medical Spa. Let’s review what a Medical Spa…

Dermabrasion vs Microdermabrasion

Dermabrasion vs Microdermabrasion

Dermabrasion and microdermabrasion are two treatments used to address fine lines, sun damage, and scarring. These procedures exfoliating surface layers of the skin and remove imperfections caused by aging and the sum. Both are effective treatments, however, they are very different in the techniques used. Dermabrasion is far more invasive and it requires significantly longer…

Voluma 101: What to Expect With Your Injections

Voluma 101: What to Expect With Your Injections

JuvĂ©derm Voluma®  XC is a non-surgical, injectable filler or volumizer—composed of a modified form of hyaluronic acid (HA); hyaluronic acid occurs in nearly every cell of the human body, with 50% of it in the skin. Its function is to absorb water, deliver nutrients, and act as a cushioning agent. When you inject it into…

Start The New Year Right by Kissing Goodbye to Shaving

Start The New Year Right by Kissing Goodbye to Shaving

Kiss the hassle of shaving, painful waxing, and tweezing goodbye. For the vast majority of men and women, shaving is an annoying, daily ritual. Luckily, there is a permanent and effective solution available for people who are fed up with shaving: laser hair removal. Laser hair removal is an extremely versatile cosmetic tool that can…

What is the Difference Between Retinol & Retin-A?

What is the Difference Between Retinol & Retin-A?

Among the multitude of anti-aging skin-care products on the market, one ingredient stands out: retinol. And it’s no surprise why. Dermatologists, plastic surgeons, and aestheticians alike agree that this miracle ingredient (and its derivatives) has the power to make skin look younger, smoother and simply better. But with all the skin-boosting benefits of retinol, how…