Author archives: Rachel Sims

Nurse Rachel's Daily Skin Care Routine

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I’ll be honest, before I started working at Little Rock Plastic Surgery, I really didn’t have a skin care routine. I was lucky if I slapped on some moisturizer in the morning and got my makeup off at night before jumping into bed. Once I put myself on a skin care regimen, I could see a BIG change in my skin. Everyone’s skin is different and everyone has diff[...]

Why Don’t I Love My Botox/Dysport Results?

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Just a warning, I’m about to be on my soapbox! I hate when patients come in and tell me their Botox or Dysport “didn’t work.” I hate it even more when they tell me they spent way more than they should have on the procedure. Many of these patients were receiving twice the number of units that I would have injected, but not getting the results that they should[...]

Common Botox Mistakes

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Botox has become one of the most popular cosmetic procedures. Although it is a quick, easy procedure, you can get bad results when Botox is not injected properly. What does bad Botox look like? Can it be fixed? What can be done to avoid it? Frozen Face Attention Hollywood… there is a thing called too much Botox! Some people over-inject their patients, whic[...]

Aging Gracefully

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Patient: “You are so lucky you are young and don’t have to worry about any of this stuff!” Me: “Oh, girl, if you only knew! I do Botox every three months, fillers at least once a year, a chemical peel here and there, and maintain a religious skin care routine.” I have conversations like this every day with my patients. They’re shocked that I’m 32 and a[...]

Ditch the Razor, Choose Laser

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I am constantly running late.  I am that person who thinks she has way more time than she actually has and tries to do way more in that time than she possibly can. I am also obsessive about shaving every day… which always put me behind even more! When Dr. Michael Spann said he was interested in buying a laser hair removal machine, I was more than happy to he[...]

Skin Care and Pregnancy

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I’ve had a couple of my friends ask not just “What skin care can I use while pregnant?” but "What skin care should I use during my pregnancy?”  You already have so much to think about when you’re pregnant, you shouldn’t have to stress about good skin care! Here are a few products that are important to use and why: 1. Sunscreen with zinc oxide:  Pregnan[...]

Good Skin Is Always In

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Choosing the best skin care routine can be completely overwhelming.  There are so many skin care products and brands on the market.  We are constantly flooded with choices in skin care from watching a commercial on TV, walking into Target, or from our bestie on Facebook. How can we know which products to choose? Why is one skin care line better than another?[...]

Botox or Bills: Do I Have to Choose?

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Wouldn’t it be great if we could afford all the filler, Botox and laser procedures we wanted to keep our skin healthy and youthful? Most of us are on budgets and can’t afford to spend an unlimited amount on our face. We can’t let our bills pile up to pay for our Botox. The good news is that you can stay on budget and maintain healthy, youthful skin!  A co[...]

Protecting Your Skin in the Summer

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I’ll be the first to admit that I love summertime and the sun. I know I shouldn’t be admitting that since I’m in the cosmetic business, but I do! I love being outside at the pool, lake, beach, or even the ballpark and love the feeling of the sun heating up my skin.  But I hate the skin cancer, wrinkles, sunspots and other damage it can cause if we don’t u[...]