Perfect lips by Dr Blume

I have the privilege of watching Dr Blume work his magic on a daily basis. His injection techniques are flawless…and yesterday was my turn. One of the “benefits” of being my age are those tiny lines around the mouth. Not too deep but enough to bother me. After applying a topical to numb this area, Dr Blume used Juvederm Ultra XC … Read More

We are all Atwitter about Twitter!

A fabulous thing happened this afternoon at our office! We are officially on Twitter! Dr Blume, Sandra and I expanded our horizons, stepped out of our comfort zone and became bonified members of Twitter. And just before we got too comfortable, we officially christened our Facebook page. We invite you to join us on Twitter and Facebook! And thank you … Read More

An Evening with Latisse & Liam

Sandra Caldwell and I had the pleasure of spending an informative evening with Liam Hyland, our Allergan Business Development Manager, learning more about Latisse, the first and only approved treatment that is indicated to treat hypotrichosis of the eye lashes by increasing their growth, including length, thickness, and darkness. In simple English, we love Latisse! Our patients love Latisse! It … Read More

Injection Training for Providers

It’s been five years since I started training for Allergan, maker of Botox, Latisse, and Juvederm. I still like it as much as when I first started. I like to teach so much that I have developed my own training program as well. Teaching is not new to me as I have taught a business course for medical students at … Read More

Acne Solutions

  Acne is a result of hyperkertinization, increased bacterial load, increased sebum production and inflammation. The Blume Acne Care Treatment attacks acne at all four levels successfully. The first step in treating acne is to have the patient on a proven at-home acne fighting skin care system. The Blume Skin Centre offers the following skin care lines: Avene, Glytone, PCA, … Read More

Brilliant Distinctions or Distinctly Brilliant?

The Blume Skin Centre has embraced the Brilliant Distinctions Consumer Loyalty program offered by the makers of Botox, Juvederm and Latisse. Points are earned for every Botox or Juvederm treatment or Latisse purchase. Those points can be used to create a coupon that you can apply to future Botox or Juvederm treatments or Latisse purchase. Patients are given a Welcome … Read More

Skin Care – Product or Service?

There are some who try to differentiate products from services in delivering skin care. I say it is all service. You can buy products for the skin at many places, yet the important thing to know is what to do with them. What kind you need, whether your skin is oily or dry, and when to apply them. Which product … Read More

What are Dermal Fillers?

Dermal Fillers These skin supplements help to fill the deep wrinkles of the face.  They are approved specifically for those creases in and around the mouth.  In recent years, there has been so much experimentation with these substances that we now use them for a multitude of other areas.  They can be used to enhance lips, cheeks, temples, and other … Read More

A Tale of Two Daughters

My daughter, Darcy, has started her quest for permanent hair removal. She is the perfect candidate for our Sciton Laser to give her smooth hair-free skin. Darcy is very fair with black hair, lots of black hair! At The Blume Skin Centre we use a state of the art Laser System to perform Permanent Hair Reduction. The Sciton Joule laser … Read More

A New Beginning

As a physician, becoming a serious patient is always difficult.  We know too much.  It is not like having a pimple or needing acne treatment.  Nor is it like having a cosmetic treatment where you are seeking healthy skin treatments.  Surgery is not for wimps!  I have never had surgery before so I decided to start with the king of … Read More