MedSpa vs Day Spa – What’s the Difference?

Have you ever wondered the difference between a Medspa (also known as a medical spa) and a day spa? While there is some overlap in services performed between the two types of spas, facials, for example, the most essential and distinguishing difference is that services conducted in a Medspa are under the supervision of a […]

Introduction to Dermatology – What is a Dermatology Nurse Practitioner?

The Nurse Practitioner (NP) role was first established in 1965. Since then, NPs have made numerous contributions to the care and well-being of patients across all healthcare specialties. Franklin Dermatology Group currently has four (4) Nurse Practitioners who specialize in medical and cosmetic dermatology. This field includes over 3,000 conditions involving the skin, hair, and […]

Sunlight Vitamin D and Your Skin – What You Need to Know

Patients often tell me they use tanning beds or spend time outdoors without sunscreen to ensure they “get plenty of vitamin D.” This vitamin certainly does a lot of good for our bodies. However, you don’t want to develop skin cancer and prematurely age your skin in the quest for it. That is why the […]

What Can Be Done About Dry Skin?

Dry skin can be a big problem in winter or drier months. Many of my patients want to know what can be done about dry skin and how to prevent it. Let’s talk about moisturizing, gentle skin care, and knowing when it’s more than just dry skin. Moisturizing Look at your moisturizers and note if […]

What Anti-aging Products Should I be Using on My Face

One of the most common questions I get from patients, friends, and family members is, “What anti-aging products should I be using on my face??” There are so many skin care products on the market today that it can be overwhelming to pick products at random to try. When starting a new skincare routine or […]