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Winter will be here before we know it, and it’s important to be prepared to help prevent your skin from feeling the effects of the drops in both the mercury and humidity. According to Beverly Hills dermatologist and founder of Skin Five, Dr. Ava Shamban, “Dry cold winter air dehydrates the skin leading to chapping and cracking,” but there are steps you can take to protect the skin from the effects of this seasonal change.
Among them, “Rethink your skin routine. Use a gentle cleanser instead of a soap that will over-dry your skin, and apply moisturizer to slightly damp skin at the end of your shower (while still in the shower) to seal in moisture,” she advises. Using a humidifie
A sleek and subtle neck, free of lines and wrinkles, is a classic sign of beauty. This has been true for thousands of years as The Bible’s Old Testament Song of Solomon claims, “Thy neck is as a tower of ivory.” Still, a beautiful neck may be one of life’s gifts that we all take for granted, until signs of aging creep in.
Unlike other body areas, the neck unfortunately is more vulnerable to gravity and aging. That’s because neck skin is especially thin, there’s less collagen to provide support, and there are fewer sebaceous glands to deliver natural suppleness. Overtime, even in thin adults, neck skin may become crepe-like and loose.
One day we may catch our reflection an
Brad Pitt, Cameron Diaz, Edward James Olmos, Bill Murray… Acne scars can show up in many shapes and sizes, from deep to shallow and even raised. They are often unsightly and painful memories of breakouts gone awry, made worse by the fact that most of these scars are almost impossible to camouflage with makeup. Artefill, the long lasting injectable filler, can be a welcome solution for treating acne scars.
Suneva Medical will be starting a 150-patient multi-center study to learn more the effect of Artefill on acne scars. According to Santa Monica Dermatologist and study investigator Dr. Ava Shamban, “Artefill is a great solution for my regular filler patients who want to correct facial
Extreme Makeover (ABC) Santa Monica and Beverly Hills Dermatologist Ava Shamban shamban-md.com is on a mission; she wants to educate women who may not already have a cosmetic dermatologist on speed dial on how to take care of their skin in a healthy way. In her new book, Dr Shamban reveals some of the secrets she gives to her well heeled celebrity patients on how skin works, fitness 101, good nutrition, pregnancy, menopause, adult acne and her list of enemies as well as allies of the skin.
Beautyinthebag Editor in Chief Wendy Lewis sat down with Dr Shamban in New York, at the office of her longtime friend and colleague Dermatologist Sheryl Clark. Together they have formed an west coas