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Wednesday, June 28th, 2017

Rosacea is a chronic skin condition with a constellation of features that can include redness, dilated blood vessels, pimples, and swelling. Individuals suffering from this condition often have a difficult time finding treatment options that effectively combat these symptoms. However, a newly created product has been shown to substantially improve the most common symptoms of rosacea.



Rozatrol™, by ZO Skin Health Inc., relieves the multiple symptoms known to be associated with rosacea. Studies have shown that after 6 weeks of use, 73% of patients reported an improvement in their rosacea condition with regular use of Rozatrol™. Furthermore, 82% saw a reduction in appearance of areas of inflamed skin and 68% reported noticeable improvement in the reduction of visible blood vessels. This daily treatment serum targets red, sensitized skin and reduces excess oil as well as the bacterial organisms that produce inflammation. Formulated with an advanced amino acid complex that helps to promote microcirculation to reduce redness, Rozatrol™ also provides anti-aging benefits along with a mild exfoliant to help smooth skin texture and produce an improved skin tone. Additionally, Rozatrol™ contains antioxidants, helps replenish hydration, and supports the skin barrier function. Rozatrol™ is a multi-faceted product that benefits not only rosacea but overall skin health.

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Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

DefenAge is a new skin care product line that rejuvenates the skin by  activating the stem cells found in hair follicles. Age-Repair Defensins™  are the regenerative messenger peptides contained in DefenAge. They work by triggering the production of new skin cells by the stem cells they target.

Stem Cells in the hair follicles are activated by Defenage to rejuvenate the skin.

Stem Cells in the hair follicles are activated by DefenAge to rejuvenate the skin.


This process leads to cell renewal that results in more youthful appearing skin. The barrier surface layer of skin cells, known as keratinocytes, are restored leading to enhanced protection from environmental skin stressors and improved skin hydration. The clinical trials that were performed showed diminished wrinkles, enhanced skin tone and texture, and reduced dryness.

Dr. Forley is using DefenAge in combination with the Fractora micro needling and radio frequency energy treatment to maximize skin improvement. Enhanced penetration of the stem cell stimulating Age-Repair Defensins™ through the channels created by the Fractora procedure may potentiate their effect on skin cell renewal.

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Sunday, November 27th, 2016

New York, NY (July 26, 2016) – A new study published in the Aesthetic Surgery Journal, the peer-reviewed publication of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), indicates that compression, tension, and shear forces applied to the face during sleep cause facial distortion when people sleep on their sides and stomach, leading to the development of sleep wrinkles over time.

Source: News Releases – Aesthetic Surgery Journal – ASAPS Press Center – Study Shows Stomach and Side Sleeping Positions Cause Facial Distortion and Wrinkles Over Time

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Wednesday, August 31st, 2016

Most of us are already aware that smoking is a damaging habit that can affect important organs such as the lungs, heart, and brain as well as being one of the leading causes of cancer. Even though most smokers already know that tobacco has adverse effects on their health, they may not realize the premature aging that it produces in the skin.

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Inhalation of just one puff from a cigarette exposes you to over 7,000 chemicals in addition to reducing the blood supply to the skin. This harmful combination damages the integrity of skin elastic fibres and collagen. The sagging skin that results can effect the whole body and is not limited to the face and neck. Reduced levels of vitamin A contribute to loss of moisture in the skin. In addition, skin discoloration, age spots, and premature lines around the eyes and lips can be the direct result of smoking.

Although quitting cigarettes alone makes the skin more resistant to premature aging, skin care options that include retinoids and antioxidants such as Vitamins C and E can help repair some of the damage already done. Cosmetic procedures such as laser skin resurfacing or skin peels can also help where the damage is most visible. Prevention of additional damage from the harmful UV radiation produced by the sun requires the regular use of sunscreens.

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Monday, February 29th, 2016

Dry skin is a common problem that often defies effective solutions. It can be caused by genetics, systemic diseases, and hormonal conditions associated with the aging process. Environmental factors and procedures and products that we utilize in an effort to improve our appearance can result in dehydrated skin due to water loss through the outer skin layer. The consequences of a lack of skin hydration can lead to chronic irritation and discomfort as well as accelerated signs of aging from the free radicals that are produced due to an ongoing inflammatory reaction in the skin.


Hyaluronic acid (HA) is the body’s natural hydrator. It gradually decreases with age which inhibits the ability of the skin to remain hydrated. HA5 Rejuvenating Hydrator from SkinMedica provides immediate hydration and the ability to continuously hydrate the skin with a combination of 5 types of HA that includes a time release HA and a cross linked HA that works for up to 8 hours. In addition, HA5 Rejuvenating Hydrator contains an antioxidant extracted from Vitis vinifera flower stem cells that improves overall  skin health by helping the skin restore its own natural hyaluronic acid. It is designed to be applied prior to a moisturizer to drive added hydration into the skin and will enhance your existing skin care regimen.

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Friday, July 31st, 2015

The new SilkPeel3® Diamond Dermalinfusion system is a non-invasive treatment that offers a technological advancement over traditional microdermabrasion in topical skin treatments of the face and body. A SilkPeel® treatment takes about 30 minutes and combines removal of the outer barrier layer of the skin with an infusion of serum into the deeper skin layers. The procedure begins with the gentle “vacuum-like” suction of your skin into a chamber in the tip of the handpiece. The suction pressure remains consistent across the face or body thereby controlling the level of exfoliation for a more precise depth of penetration of the abrasion process.
The removal of dry, dead cells from the surface prepares the skin for the infusion of the serum that has been chosen to address your specific concerns.



 SilkPeel® Diamond Dermalinfusion can:

• rehydrate the skin
• reduce the appearance of acne scars
• improve fine lines and wrinkles
• lighten age spots and sun spots

Results will be seen after the first treatment but a series of 4-6 sessions at least 1-2 weeks apart will trigger an on-going process of improvement that produces smoother, brighter, and healthier skin.

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Sunday, July 27th, 2014

Ulthera visionary aesthetic ultrasound
Lines and wrinkled skin of the décolleté have always been a challenging problem with few consistently beneficial treatment options. The cumulative effect of sun exposure results in changes to the collagen and elastin fibers in the skin producing not only wrinkles but brown sun spots that together can be a source of great frustration. The many beneficial surgical and non-surgical treatment options for the face and neck now have a complementary anti-aging option for the décolleté. Ultherapy, the micro focused ultrasound therapy that has been used to successfully tighten and lift the neck, face, and brow, has been cleared by the FDA for treatment of this problematic area of the chest.

Before & After ultherapy 180days

Before & After 180days ultherapy
In a single 30 minute treatment performed by Dr. Forley, energy is delivered that stimulates the skin to naturally produce collagen and elastin fibers resulting in a smoother skin appearance over 3-6 months. There is no downtime or aftercare required.
A nice addition to complete the rejuvenation of the décolleté is treatment of the sun spots with the Fraxel® Dual laser. The Fraxel® Dual delivers light energy that helps to produce a more uniform pigmentation of the skin that enhances the smoothing achieved with Ultherapy.

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Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

The decline in skin quality that occurs with age is partially the result of a diminished ability to neutralize the damaging effects of electrons known as free radicals on skin elasticity and collagen density. Antioxidants are produced by the body to defend itself against the harm being done by free radicals.

Resveratrol photoResveratrol B E is a new addition to the well known SkinCeuticals collection of antioxidant skin care products. It combines resveratrol with baicalin and Vitamin E to provide a triple antioxidant boost to the skin’s own defense mechanisms against cell damage.

Clinical trials demonstrated that with nightly use of Resveratrol B E there was a significant improvement in firmness, smoothness, elasticity, and overall radiance of the skin.

Dr. Forley has added Resveratrol B E to the antioxidant skin care regimen he recommends to patients. As an evening treatment, it complements the environmental protection provided by the morning application of the antioxidants CE Ferulic and Phloretin CF.

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Friday, March 14th, 2014

Patients who have facial surgery are often concerned with how best to maintain and improve upon their result. The elta MDfirst step that is emphasized is sun protection. If a patient does nothing else, minimizing UVA and UVB contact will reduce exposure to the environmental factor most responsible for the appearance of aging. Consistent application of an effective sunscreen such as eltaMD will reduce collagen and elastic fiber damage. As a result, recurrent sagging, skin laxity, and wrinkles will be lessened thereby prolonging the benefits of the surgery.

Dr. Forley utilizes the VitaMedica Recovery Support Program to provide nutritional supplements that are important to support the healing process following surgery. Once the initial phase of healing is done, Dr. Forley recommends transitioning to VitaMedica’s Anti-Aging Formula. It is a well balanced blend of vitamins and supplements that continue to benefit the skin long after surgery has been completed.

VitaMedica’s Anti-Aging FormulaFacelift surgery creates more youthful contours and removes excess skin. However, it does not change skin quality. The Fraxel®Dual laser provides an effective means to improve skin texture and wrinkles as well as treat age spots. It improves skin quality in a way that surgery does not and a series of 4 monthly sessions is often recommended beginning three months following the facelift.

Finally, Dr. Forley likes to implement a comprehensive skin care program with all his facelift patients. The active components in  SkinCeuticals and SkinMedica include growth factors, antioxidants, and hydrating/exfoliating products that will give the aging skin a more youthful appearance. Improved skin quality will complement the lifted facial contours achieved by the surgical procedure.

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Friday, July 5th, 2013



Preventive measures can reduce the chances that you will be one of the 20% of Americans who will develop skin cancer in their lifetime. Although being diligent about taking precautions can be challenging, reducing your exposure to sun beginning at a young age is the single most important step you can take. UVA and UVB radiation causes damage to the DNA of skin cells which results in genetic changes that can produce skin cancer.



Here are some methods to protect yourself from the primary cause of skin cancer, UVA and UVB exposure:

Sunscreen: Physical sunscreens like eltaMD  provide long lasting UVA & UVB protection by utilizing microfine, transparent zinc oxide. Daily use is advised as your skin is subject to the effects of UV rays even on cloudy days in winter.

Limit direct sun exposure –  UV rays are strongest when the sun is high in the sky, usually between the hours of 10am and 4pm. Try to schedule activities to avoid being outdoors for too long during these peak hours.

Cover up – Use protective clothing when you are in the sun at the peak exposure hours. Specialized fabrics by companies like SunDayAfternoons, provide UV-rated protection for your skin.

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Wear a hat – A 2- to 3-inch brim all around will protect areas such as the ears, eyes, forehead, nose, and scalp that are often exposed to intense sun. These are known high risk areas for the development of skin cancer.

Wear sunglasses – UV-blocking sunglasses are important for protecting the delicate skin around the eyes, as well as the eyes themselves. Your chance of developing eye disease is increased by long hours in the sun without protection. 

Avoid tanning beds – The cumulative effect of exposure to the ultraviolet rays used in tanning beds can increase the risk of developing melanoma by as much as 75% when tanning is started before age 35.


If you take the time to become familiar with your skin, you will be able to more easily  identify any changes that occur at an early stage. Many skin cancers can be detected when they first start if the skin is monitored on a regular basis. A self-exam is best done with good lighting and a full-length mirror. You should learn the appearance and pattern of any moles, blemishes, freckles, or other marks on your skin so that any changes will be apparent to you the next time you do a body check. Any area that concerns you should be brought to the attention of your physician. You should also ask your physician if your specific skin type and risk factors warrants an annual body check by a dermatologist.

If skin cancer is suspected, a skin biopsy will usually be performed. An excisional procedure may be all that is needed. A specialized technique called Mohs surgery may be used to examine the tissue at the time of the excision. This enables the removal of all cancer cells while sparing as much uninvolved tissue adjacent to the cancer as possible. Reconstruction is performed to minimize any cosmetic defects as a result of the cancer treatment. For cancers such as melanoma that might be more extensive, tests to determine any spreading of the cancer may be recommended. Chemotherapy, immunotherapy, radiation, or additional surgery might be needed if other organ systems are affected.

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