Category archives: Beyond Beauty

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[...]

Fall Hair Trends for the Modern Woman

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In case you may not have noticed, the ‘80s are trying to slowly slip back onto the trend list. However, balayage and ombré are not going anywhere just yet. Right now, it's all about melting colors together, which makes sure there are no root lines. These styles are great for the busy woman on the go. Bobs and “lobs” – long bobs, for those who aren’[...]

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[...]

Humid Hair: Fighting Frizz in the South

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Does fighting frizzy hair in the South seem like a never-ending battle? Tired of looking like a walking puffball? Here are a few award-winning, anti-humidity hair products and tips to beat the heat and look fabulous doing it. It all starts in the shower. Your shampoo and conditioner play an important role. Our hair is our crowning glory, so sometimes spl[...]

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?[...]