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Dr. McWhirter

A Trusted and Convenient Solution for All Your Skin Product Needs

I hope everyone has remained safe and well during Covid.  Our whole team is eagerly awaiting our re-opening but we have been very busy in the meantime.  We have many new initiatives, are preparing for re-opening and are ready to see everyone as soon as we can. In the meantime, we have had many calls from patients who are starting to run out of their skin products.  We have all had more time to spend on-line and shop and it has increased the confusion as to what skin products to use and whether you should be changing yours.  There are … Continue Reading

Those Dreaded Lip Lines

Lately, I have had many consults where the number one priority for our customers was lip lines. Like so many other wrinkles on the face, lip lines have been coined with other more witty names. “Bar codes” is my favorite. Quite the image! Honestly, when I get asked about how to treat them, I take a long pause…a slow deep breath…and often begin by apologizing. They happen to be one of the most difficult things to treat when it comes to the aging face. They occur for multiple reasons, but the main two are:    Repeated lip pursing through speech, … Continue Reading

How the Environment Affects Our Skin Beyond the Sun

I will start by doing a bit of old fashion preaching.  I pray that everyone realizes the sun is the skin’s enemy and there is very good research to that backs this up, despite what the suntan studios would have you believe.  If you want to have your skin age poorly and look like old shoe leather, spend lots of time at tanning studios.  The newer lamps are likely better, but they still do lots of damage that can promote premature aging of the skin and skin cancer.  Don’t be fooled by their false claims, as they have been banned … Continue Reading

Other Things We Do at ReNue

I spend a lot of time discussing topics around BOTOX® Cosmetic and filling agents like Juvéderm®.  I especially like writing about fillers.  I am amazed at the things they can do to help people be in control of how they age, but there are so many other things that we do at ReNue to help people with their skin wellness.  What do I mean by that? The Skin Wellness Check at ReNue I spend a lot of time doing what we call “skin wellness checks.”  This might be someone coming in because their hairdresser spotted something on their head that … Continue Reading

The Chin and Jawline Are Coming of Age

A very important new concept around the aging face is becoming more mainstream.  Many of the more experienced injectors around the world and I have been working on trying to improve the jawline and chin area for years. We are really starting to make strides on how to treat this area without surgery while maintaining a natural look. Changes in the chin and jawline are some of the first signs of aging that start to get noticed in our 40’s.  Not everyone is structurally blessed with a strong chin and jawline, and if the bony structure is not naturally strong, … Continue Reading