Dr. Crutchfield talks about having fuller, natural, more beautiful lips

What are the current treatments for lip injections?

We do two things. We do a minimally invasive procedure called Perk(tm) for the lips. This is an in-office treatment, similar to a peel, but it lightly plumps and locks in moisture to reveal a well-shaped, pouty lip. It’s a treatment that smooths and plumps lips naturally using several ingredients: peony extract, aloe extract, peppermint oil, hydrating SPF lip balm that includes bees wax, vitamin E and extra virgin olive oil.

The lip plumping effect works immediately and each patient is provided with an at-home treatment serum that maintains the lip fullness for several weeks up to one month.

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Why can it be so darn hard to lose weight?

We all know people who can eat whatever they want, and it seems as though they never gain an ounce. Other people can just look at a piece of cake too long, and it seems like they gain weight.

Why is this?

It is all about numbers, all about calories “in” and calories “out.” In other words, it is about how many calories you eat and how many calories your body burns. If you eat more calories than you burn, you gain weight. If you burn more calories than you eat, you lose weight.


There are four factors that affect our weight: genetics, eating habits, exercise or other activities, and time. But there is a hidden factor in the “genetics” component of these factors. It is known as the basal metabolic rate (BMR). Continue reading Why can it be so darn hard to lose weight?

Which Box Holds The Princess? Riddle of the Month

Princess DressOnce upon a time there was a beautiful princess named Anna. Anna’s father, the King, wanted to be sure his daughter married an intelligent man. To test his daughter’s suitors the King hid Anna’s picture in one of three boxes. The suitor had to be able to select the box with Anna’s picture on one try and within twenty seconds. On the gold box was the message “Anna’s picture is in this box”. The silver box had the message “Anna’s picture is not in this box.” “Anna’s picture is not in the gold box” was written on the bronze box. The King would tell each suitor “Only one of the three messages is correct.” Which box contained Anna’s picture?

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NeoStrata® Skin Active Antioxidant Defense Serum – Cosmetic Skin Care Product-of-the-month

Neostrata Antioxidant Defense Serum20% off for the the month of March 2017.

This concentrated SynerG Formula containing 8 powerful multi-action antioxidants is designed to combat oxidative damage and protect the skin from premature aging. Patented Bionic and Polyhydroxy Acids trap oxidation promoting metals like iron and help prevent sun-induced cellular damage. The potent combination of Citric Acid and Lilac, Green Tea and Chardonnay Grape Seed Extracts works together to neutralize five different types of free radicals and helps preserve healthy DNA, lipids and cellular membranes. In addition, this super potent source of EGCG Green Tea Extract protects against inflammatory mediators in the skin.

Recommended usage: Daily/AM, under sunscreen

Key Ingredients: SynerG Formula, Bionic Acids, Polyhydroxy Acids, Citric Acid, Lilac, Green Tea, Chardonnay Grape Seed Extracts

Size: 1.0 fl oz

Spa “Perk” Treatment Specials for March

The Perk Treatment – $39.95 (reg. $69.95) per area!
The Perk “Add-On” to a Hydrafacial – $29.95 (reg. $39.95) per area!

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What is Perk™?
Perk™ is the all-in-one Cleanse with Benefits™, merging an in-office exfoliation service with an advanced daily application of take-home products. We believe that by combining cutting-edge technology with proven ingredients, we create powerful synergies, providing real results for everyone’s skincare needs.

Lip Perk:
Lightly plumps and locks in moisture to reveal a perfect pout. A Lip Treatment that smooths and naturally plumps lips using key ingredients in Lip Revitalizing Serum. Hydrating Lip Balm SPF 30 provides UV ray protection and locks in moisture to maintain lip hydration.

Eye Perk:
Brightens and awakens the delicate eye area. An Eye Treatment awakens and invigorates the delicate eye area using key ingredients in the Eye Replenishing Serum. Soothing Eye Masks are included for home use applications to calm and soothe under eyes.

These treatments can be performed as a standalone treatment or as an “add-on” to your customized Hydrafacial ® treatment.

A healthy smile can also mean a healthy heart

Is there a connection between healthy teeth and gums and heart health? Doctors are recognizing the connection more and more. Brushing our teeth two or three times daily is not just good for a pretty smile; it may be good for maintaining a healthy heart as well!

Over the past 20 years, researchers and doctors around the world have studied thousands of patients and noticed a very strong statistical relationship between having healthy teeth and gums and having a healthy heart. In fact, the connection between good oral hygiene and good health extends to several health conditions, including:

  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Diabetes
  • Arthritis
  • Stroke
  • Kidney disease
  • Dementia

Doctors note that the more severe the dental and gum disease, the more likely a person is to develop a stroke or heart attack. Some studies have reported up to a 70 percent increased likelihood of the diseases listed above with poor oral health. Continue reading A healthy smile can also mean a healthy heart

Summer Camp For Kids With Chronic Skin Conditions

Why you should choose Camp Discovery for your child

For one week out of the year, kids with chronic skin conditions from across the United States and around the world will come to Camp Discovery to experience an adventure filled with fun, friendship, and personal growth.

Camp Discovery Is Often The One Place Where They Don’t Feel Different

Summer Camp Discovery 2017 FlyerEach year, more than 300 campers benefit from Camp Discovery, at no cost to their families, many of whom do not have the resources to send their child to a special needs camp.

Camp Discovery Staff

Camp Discovery is staffed with various medical professionals including dermatologists, pediatricians, physician assistants, and nurses. Many of the counselors have chronic skin conditions as well, and can provide support and advice to campers. Camp Discovery is equipped to handle daily medical care regimens and medical emergencies.

A Typical Day

Everyone, regardless of their skin condition, can experience activities such as fishing, swimming, archery, horseback riding, nature trails, and just plain fun!

Transforming Lives

Camp Discovery transforms lives by providing the following:

  • A safe and secure environment
  • Building confidence
  • Creating a sense of belonging

For more information, please contact the AAD office at (847) 240-1737 or contact jmueller@aad.org.