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New Hair for a New Year

All of us make New Year’s resolutions. That’s probably even more the case during this past irritating year of this ongoing virus when it’s hard just to get out of the house. So, for 2021, why not resolve to come see Dr. Musick to address that thinning hair of yours? You’ve probably heard of platelet-rich […]


Put Your Damaged Skin on the Naughty List

With laser skin rejuvenation treatments, you typically need to choose whether you want faster results with ablative treatments or lesser results with non-ablative treatments. Recovery versus non-recovery. A single treatment versus a series. Those kinds of questions. You can be wishy washy at Dr. Musick’s because we have the HALO Fractional Hybrid Laser, the world’s […]


Don’t Let Smile Lines Be Your Secret Santa

Although this weird year won’t the usual free-for-all of parties and get-togethers, thanks to this COVID mess, you’ll still be doing more socializing, even if it’s just with your extended family. So, why not make sure your smile lines or marionette lines don’t get invited to the festivities? Dr. Musick offers three different Juvéderm options […]


Spider Veins are Spooky

Spiders and Halloween go together like peanut butter and jelly or like St. Louis and the Cardinals. It’s because spiders look kind of scary and their movements are unusual. And then there’s the aspect of catching victims in their web and then wrapping them in web to save them for later dining. Well, that’s a […]


E is for Eczema

OK, so that doesn’t make sense — eczema has an X sound to start it — but no matter how you spell or say it, eczema is annoying. If it makes you any more comfortable, you’re in good company; over 30 million Americans have some form of eczema. That’s one eleventh of the country! But […]


Summer Is a Good Time to Get a Handle on your Teen’s Acne

Acne. Stop right there! Your teenager just ran out of the room screaming! Yes, that single word, clinically known as acne vulgaris, is way scarier to a teenager than Saw V. Acne can ruin a young person’s life, at least in their minds, or surely cause a crimp in their self-esteem. What causes this scourge […]


The Good and Bad of Sun Exposure

Now that we’ve made to the calm warmth of summer after this weirdest spring of all time, we all like to get out and soak up a little sun. The human body needs sun to create vitamin D, which it does when it receives unprotected sun exposure. The process is pretty slick. During exposure to […]


If They’re Bugging You Don’t Let Your Cysts Persist

Cysts. Do you know what they actually are? People confuse them with warts and moles, but they aren’t the same. Since Dr. Musick is all about the health of your skin, he wants you to know all you to need to know about this common skin issue. What are cysts? Cysts are noncancerous, closed pockets […]


The Itch of Dermatitis

Since we’re coming into prime allergy season here in the Midwest, lots of people will be sneezing, wheezing, and otherwise having reactions to various pollens. At least most of these allergy reactions are fleeting — when the tree, grass, or plant your system reacts to finishes putting out its pollen your allergy usually resolves at […]


Put Fat in the Deep Freeze Before Summer

While we may not head to the beach here in landlocked western Illinois, that doesn’t mean we don’t hit Horseshoe Lake or any of the myriad area pools. And we all want to look our best in our swimsuits. But unwanted fat that tends to accumulate in areas such as the lower abdomen, thighs, flanks, […]


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