Pure Dermatology

Is Vitamin C Really All that Great?

Is Vitamin C Really All That Great? Vitamin C is one of the first and most commonly used antioxidants. It was first patented in skincare by Dr. Sheldon Pinnell in 1992, which led to the famous formulation launched by Skin Ceuticals in 1997. Vitamin C is an antioxidant, meaning it cleans up the damaging debris that we expose our skin to daily, like sun and pollution. It can also help brighten skin and supports the production of collagen. All of these actions make Vitamin C great at preventing wrinkles and reversing sing of skin aging. Many bloggers and beauty […]

Everything You Need to Know About Hair Loss

Everything You Need to Know About Hair Loss By: Dr. Kate Z. Holcomb, Pure Dermatology August is hair loss awareness month, so we wanted to do a little educating about what treatments for hair loss we offer in Metairie and New Orleans from our team at Pure Dermatology. Alopecia, simply put, means “hair loss,” and it encompasses various types of hair loss conditions. Among them, male pattern hair loss and female pattern hair loss, also known as androgenetic alopecia, are the most common and are influenced by genetics, becoming more prevalent as people age. There are 4 main types of

Essential Tips to Help Avoid Bruising from Filler

Essential Tips to Help Avoid Bruising from Filler By: Dr. Kate Holcomb, Pure Dermatology Injectable wrinkle relaxers, hyaluronic acid fillers, Sculptra Aesthetic for collagen stimulation and platelet rich fibrin are mainstays at Pure Dermatology. While these aesthetic and beauty procedures are safe and effective, some patients may experience bruising as a side effect. There are measures that patients can take BOTH pre and post procedure to minimize the risk of bruising. Check out our tips to help you avoid bruising and ensure a smooth and successful injectable treatment at Pure Dermatology. Avoid Bruise-Prone Medications and Supplements Before Your Appointment […]

All About Mystro


New technology in skincare always gets us excited at Pure Dermatology and with lots of sun exposure in New Orleans and Metairie, Louisiana we need all the protection and reverse aging we an get. Enter new Mystro with P.A.T.H technology from SkinBetter Science. This ground-breaking product in skincare is a new favorite. With an earthy scent, this AM and PM skincare genius uses the power of plants to support the skin’s response to stress and to maintain balance. What really got people excited was study participants noticed improvement in redness and pore size as well as other markers of improved

A Deep Dive Into Daxxify

A Deep Dive into Daxxify By Dr. Mara Haseltine Introducing Daxxify, the newest and longest-lasting neuromodulator to hit the market! “Daxxi” is made by Revance Aesthetics, the company that makes the beautiful RHA hyaluronic acid filler we know and love. There are several other neuromodulators (aka “toxins”) on the market that can smooth forehead and facial lines by relaxing muscles in turn causing less wrinkles with dynamic movement. Botox hit the market about 20 years ago, and now we have Dysport, Xeomin, and Jeuveau. Let’s see how Daxxi measures up! What is Daxxify? Daxxify is the only neuromodulator that is

Does Laser Hair Removal Actually Work?

Laser Hair Removal procedure

Pure Dermatology If you’re an adult, you’ve likely given some thought to laser hair removal. How does it work, does it actually work and is it right for me? Yes, professional laser hair removal works and it is truly a “game changer”! If you’ve been on the fence about zapping that unwanted body hair, we’re here to give you some motivation. Imagine being able to ditch your razor, possibly for good, and reclaim the time you spend shaving most mornings. Summer is on the way and that usually means we’re showing more skin, so let’s talk about it! What is

Beauty & Skincare Trends De-coded

By: Dr. Mara Haseltine, Pure Dermatology Thanks to updated research, and social popularity, skincare routines are constantly evolving. You’ve probably discovered a brand new favorite product each of the past few years. Just like our daily beauty regimens, the “best” skincare trends are rapidly changing. Some have been amazingly beneficial but others, not so much. We’re giving you an inside scoop on what to look out for and what to flat out avoid this year when it comes to your skin. Afterall, love is in the air this month and one of the greatest expressions of self-love is Self Care!

Juvéderm Volux XC: The Best Jawline Filler

By: Dr. Kate Zibilich Holcomb, Pure Dermatology Pure Dermatology is one of the first practices in the United States to carry Juvéderm Volux XC – a filler made specifically for Jawlines! Volux XC is the first and only FDA approved hyaluronic acid filler for jawline definition. Our dermatologists in Metairie and the New Orleans area, Dr. Kate Zibilich Holcomb and Dr. Mara Haseltine, are super excited to offer this jawline filler – NEW non-surgical option for restoring volume and definition in the jaw and chin. A well-defined jawline is a sign of youthfulness, confidence, and strength. And with so many

6 Fall Skincare Tips: Fa La La La to Healthy Skin!

As Thanksgiving approaches, we often think about the things we are most grateful for. This usually includes good health. At Pure Dermatology, it is our duty to remind you that healthy skin is a critical component of overall good health! Your skin is your largest organ and it needs to be protected and properly cared for all year around.

Skin of Color

Skin of Color has become a very ‘hot topic’ in dermatology. It takes special training, experience, and expertise to properly treat skin of color. The term skin of color constitutes a wide range of people including, but not limited to the following racial and ethnic groups: African, African American, Caribbean, Chinese, Japanese, Native American, Hispanic, Pacific Islander, Middle-Eastern and people of Indian decent. Part of understanding how to expertly treat patients with skin of color is understanding the differences in the biology of dark skin. People with dark skin have more active