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The Truth About Laser Hair Removal

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Unwanted hair is something that both women and men experience. That’s one of the reasons for the enduring popularity of laser hair removal—at our Anchorage, Alaska, practice, and throughout the U.S. But even though it’s among the most popular nonsurgical cosmetic treatments performed each year, certain myths about the treatment persist. Unfortunately, this misinformation results in people sticking with the hassle of shaving, waxing, or tweezing unwanted hair instead of getting laser hair removal treatments. Laser Hair Removal Myths With patients researching cosmetic treatments on the internet or social media platforms, inaccurate or partly accurate information spreads quickly. Once a … Continue reading »

The Benefits of BBL™ vs. IPL

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When it comes to knowing the ABCs of light-based skin rejuvenation treatments, the letters to keep in mind are BBL and IPL. Like laser skin treatments, these procedures are recommended for women and men concerned about sun damage, age spots, and uneven skin tone and texture. At our medical spa in Anchorage, we believe the BBL (BroadBand Light) technology is the best approach. In this blog post, we’ll explain how BBL and IPL technology works, compare how each procedure is performed, and look at the results our med spa patients can expect. Are BBL and IPL the same thing? BBL … Continue reading »

The Benefits of Combining BOTOX® and Fillers

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Cosmetic injectable treatments such as BOTOX and dermal fillers are the most popular aesthetic treatments in the world. It’s easy to see why. These procedures produce excellent results, the treatments take only minutes to complete, and there’s virtually no downtime. But many of the patients who get fillers or BOTOX at our Anchorage practice are surprised to learn that they work in very different ways. All wrinkles aren’t created the same way, and BOTOX and fillers treat different types of wrinkles. That’s why combining the injectable treatments during a single appointment can benefit most of our patients. Dynamic vs. Static … Continue reading »

Not Just a Luxury: Why Everyone Needs a Facial

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People often associate facials with luxury—something that they treat themselves to. Even though facials can be luxurious, they can also be an essential component of a skincare regimen that helps your skin remain healthy and more youthful-looking for years. Just as there are many different skin types and issues, there are multiple kinds of facials. These various facials can be customized to address the specific needs of each individual, including facials that are designed to reduce stress. Many of the facials we offer at our medical spa in Anchorage accomplish many objectives. Here are some of the most important reasons … Continue reading »

3 Treatments to Keep Your Skin Glowing Through Winter

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As we know, living in Alaska brings harsh winter temperatures that strip away the thin layer of oil that keeps the skin protected and hydrated. This leads to dull, dry skin and overactive sebaceous glands. Professional treatments such as our deluxe facial help Anchorage women and men maintain their healthy glow and do away with fine lines and a dull complexion. A good at-home skin regimen is also important to not only enhance these professional treatments but also keep your skin healthy 24/7. In this blog post, we’ll review 3 of the best treatments to keep your skin healthy and … Continue reading »

Meet Our Physicians

Each of our physicians is board certified in Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery; in addition, Dr. Ellerbe is board certified in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.