Terrified of chemical peels? Most of us have images of Samantha from Sex in the City (or know a friend who had the Blue Peel and looked like a Smurf) burned into our brains. Seriously, why would you ever voluntarily put chemicals on your face and purposefully peel your skin? Most people are afraid of peels, but let me set your mind at ease. Not only should you NOT be afraid of peels, you don’t even have to peel from a peel! Confused? The title “peel” is a poor choice of title for the treatment as the most important part of a peel is not even the “peeling” (which you may or may not … [Read more...]
Skin Deep Solutions
Dr. Laura S. Riehm grew up in Fort Worth. She attended Austin College in Sherman, Texas and Cambridge University in England. She returned to Texas to attend Baylor College of Medicine for Medical School and residency, during which time she was able to accompany Dr. Michael DeBakey to Athens, Greece to promote professional interaction in the field of cardiovascular surgery between Greece and the United States. After becoming a Diplomat of the American Board of Anesthesiology, Dr. Riehm practiced in the Houston area for many years. She has recently returned to Fort Worth to pursue her interest in medical aesthetics.
Are you confused about the many different treatments available today that claim to remove fat? It does get overwhelming, especially when companies manipulate their wording specifically to confuse and mislead you! It gets even more confusing when so many devices claim to have FDA approval for fat reduction. If you look closely into the fine print, the FDA has only approved them for “the temporary reduction in the appearance of fat”. I don’t know about you, but I have no interest in spending money on anything either temporary OR that only decreases the appearance of fat. I want permanent … [Read more...]