Category: Skincare

November is Healthy Skin Month

November is here, and that means it’s National Healthy Skin Month!

Our number one priority here at Dermatology & Laser of Alabama is always to help you achieve healthy, beautiful skin.

Here are our top five tips for healthy skin in the winter:

  1. Use an SPF of 30 or higher every day. Yes, even in the winter or on a cloudy day!
  2. Consider professional skincare treatments like lasers, facials, or chemical peels.
  3. Keep your skin barrier intact with an emollient or creamy moisturizer.
  4. Avoid hot showers and try using a humidifier at home to prevent skin from drying out.
  5. Swap your coffee for green tea throughout the day to stay hydrated.

Dealing with dry skin, redness, or rosacea? We asked our skincare professionals what we need to keep skin happily hydrated through the colder weather. Here are our aesthetician’s top product recommendations:


“I like the SkinCeuticals Gentle Cleanser Cream and/or Soothing Foaming Cleanser. It nourishes and hydrates the skin, without it feeling tight.

The Phyto Corrective Mask is great, and you can even sleep with it at night once or twice a week for extra hydration and to calm the skin. I like the Phyto Corrective Gel as well for daily use to help with any redness.

Hydrating B5 Gel is also great to help bind moisture to the skin since rosacea patients have more of an impaired barrier!”

– Nadia Hoffman, Aesthetician


“The SkinCeuticals Epidermal Repair Cream would be great as well for sensitive or compromised skin, used as needed to help with redness or irritation.

Also, the CE Ferulic serum could help with rosacea – it’s our bestselling vitamin C serum and a very safe antioxidant that helps ward off free radicals in the environment.”

– Riley Pitman, Aesthetician

We’d love to help you create the perfect skincare routine, just in time for colder weather! Call (205) 870-3303 to learn more, or click this link to shop our curated collection of results-driven skincare online.

Holiday Gift Guide 2020

Looking for great gift ideas? Read on for our top Dermatologist-approved holiday picks.

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, but we know choosing presents can be tricky! That’s why the DLA team is here to help you with our top holiday picks of the season. This year, we’re focusing more on at-home treatments & self-care indulgences than ever before.

And while you’re at it, why not put something in the stocking just for you? This is a great time to treat everyone you love – and that includes yourself!

A Work-Out for Your Face (or Body)

holiday gift guide 2020 dermatology & laser of alabama nuface

This innovative at-home microcurrent device works its magic to improve facial tone & contour while also working to diminish the appearance of fine lines & wrinkles. Gift this lifting and sculpting tool to a beauty- or tech-obsessed friend, or anyone looking for a tighter jawline.

For the Glow-Getter

holiday gift guide 2020 dermatology & laser of alabama dermablend highlighter

For the sun-lover in your life, our SkinCeuticals “Holiday Glow” set is sure to be a hit. Featuring a glycolic acid cleanser and overnight cream, this gift set works to slough off dead skin cells, soften the appearance of fine lines, and targets breakouts for a supple & clear complexion.

For a limited time only, you’ll receive a FREE Dermablend Glow Creator liquid highlighter ($33 value) with each purchase of this kit. This highlighter can be worn alone or mixed with foundation or skincare for an allover, lit-from-within glow.


holiday gift guide 2020 dermatology & laser of alabama latisse

This FDA-approved kit from Latisse is the perfect gift for the lash junkie in your life. Enhanced by powerful ingredients, this hypoallergenic lash-lifting elixir conditions, strengthens, and protects lashes for a longer & fuller eye look—all in the comfort of your home.

Shed Your Dead Skin

holiday gift guide 2020 dermatology & laser of alabama baby foot mask

Another self-care service that was put on hold this year? The pedicure. Without monthly buffing sessions, our feet have been a little worse for wear. Introduce your friends to this satisfying foot peel and they’ll never be the same. Grab an extra for the men in your life, too.

For the Holy Grail Skincare Set

holiday gift guide 2020 dermatology & laser of alabama skinceuticals

Treat yourself or someone special to a limited-edition SkinCeuticals Holiday gift set that sets them right on track to make their skincare goals a reality. These popular kits have everything you need for daily treatments to achieve an unfiltered, gorgeous complexion. Now that’s the holiday spirit!

It’s Good to be a VIP

Whether you’re looking for a little pick-me-up or treating yourself to some much-needed R&R, our VIP Rewards Memberships are the gifts that keep on giving for healthy and beautiful skin, year-round.


Need more gift ideas, or just looking to treat yourself? Give us a call today – we’d love to help you find the perfect treatments & products for everyone on your list! Merry Christmas from DLA!



Introducing Skinceuticals Silymarin CF

Join us in the skincare boutique on Tuesday, February 2nd, for a special SkinCeuticals event! We’re celebrating the launch of the NEW Silymarin CF Vitamin C serum with an all-day sale on SkinCeuticals products.


  • Buy 1 SkinCeuticals product, get 10% off
  • Buy 2 SkinCeuticals products, get 15% off
  • Buy 3 SkinCeuticals products, get 20% off

It’s the perfect time to stock up on your favorite products for the spring!


From the antioxidant experts at Skinceuticals comes a breakthrough new serum, Silymarin CF (pronounced Silly-Mare-In).

Silymarin CF is an oil-free vitamin C serum formulated specifically for oily & blemish-prone skin types.

This serum harnesses the same antioxidant as cult-favorite C E Ferulic to protect & repair using Vitamin C, but with added benefits of milk thistle-derived Silymarin to help blemish-prone skin.

 “I’m excited to introduce Silymarin CF to my oily and blemish-prone patients. Those with oily skin will often go without an antioxidant due to concern about a breakout. This oil-free formula is the perfect solution. It provides environmental protection as well as reducing skin oiliness.”

– Dr. Sarah Sawyer, Dermatology & Laser of Alabama


Silymarin CF is a vitamin C serum for oily and blemish-prone skin that combines 0.5% silymarin (milk thistle extract), 15% l-ascorbic acid, 0.5% ferulic acid, and 0.5% salicylic acid to help prevent oil oxidation that can lead to breakouts and visible signs of aging. This oil-free formula is clinically demonstrated to reduce oil oxidation by up to 76%, as well as reduce oiliness, refine skin texture, and visibly improve skin clarity and fine lines.

  • Provides advanced antioxidant protection from environmental aggressors
  • Helps prevent oil oxidation that can lead to breakouts
  • Reduces oiliness
  • Minimizes pore appearance and refines skin texture
  • Improves skin clarity, radiance, and uneven skin tone
  • Improves the appearance of fine lines


“After a whole month of use, I can officially say that my skin is quite possibly the best it has ever looked. My complexion is more youthful, glowing and I haven’t experienced anywhere near as many congestion-induced breakouts as I have done when using C E Ferulic.”

 – Who What Wear

“8 weeks of dedicated use and my skin has genuinely never looked clearer or brighter.”

 – Vogue UK

To shop our products online, please click here.

In-store: 201 Office Park Drive, Suite 301, Birmingham, AL 35223

Main Number205-870-3303

Valentine’s Day Gift Guide 2021

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! This year, we’re taking every opportunity to celebrate LOVE.

We rounded up a few of our favorite gift ideas, whether you’re buying a treat for someone you adore or simply showing yourself some much-needed TLC.

Because nothing says “I love you” like quality skincare.


It’s time to fall in love with your own skin again.

Treat yourself to something new, surprise your Galentine, or share this post with your significant other for a subtle hint, hint!



SkinCeuticals CE Ferulic – The gold standard of Vitamin C. For oily skin, try SkinCeuticals’ new antioxidant Silymarin CF with salicylic acid.

Antioxidant Lip Repair – For plumped & defined lips. Antioxidants Vitamin E and Silymarin at the base of this serum help smooth lips while filling in any visible fine lines. Hydration with kissable results.

Dermablend Glow Creator Liquid Highlighter – Get the look of a romantic, candlelit dinner, without leaving your living room. This highlighter can be worn alone or mixed with foundation or serums for a lit-from-within glow.

Latisse – Enhanced by powerful ingredients, this hypoallergenic lash-lifting elixir conditions, strengthens, and protects for longer & fuller eyelashes.



SkinCeuticals Purifying Cleanser Gel – This refreshing gel gently foams to smooth and lift impurities. Squeaky clean with no fuss.

Hydrating B5 Gel – Simple & effective hydration that combats visible signs of aging.

Sheer Defense Sunscreen – This formula dries quickly and leaves no residue, with plankton extract to help boost skin’s natural defenses against UV- and heat-induced stress.



SkinCeuticals LHA Cleanser – This foaming cleanser gel will remove impurities and keep blemishes at bay, decongesting skin using Lipo Hydroxy Acid.

Silymarin CF – Silymarin and salicylic acid leave a matte finish for those with oily & acne-prone skin.

Teen Facial – Take all the guesswork out of their skin concerns with a customized, 30-minute facial treatment.



Gift Card – If you’re unsure or shopping at the last minute, a gift card is a perfect choice that anyone can appreciate. The gift of beautiful skin never goes out of style!

VIP Membership – Our VIP Rewards Memberships are perfect for healthy & beautiful skin, year-round. Treat yourself to some much-needed R&R with monthly treatment options.



Need more gift ideas, or just looking to treat yourself? Give us a call today – we’d love to help you find the perfect treatments & products for your loved ones. Happy Valentine’s Day from DLA!


To shop our products online, please click here.

In-store: 201 Office Park Drive, Suite 301, Birmingham, AL 35223

Main Number205-870-3303


7 Brilliant Ways to Save at DLA

Our patients are discerning, considerate, and intelligent — they know that their skin is a smart investment, but don’t want to waste time & money spent shopping around for deals online!

Here, we list the ways to be a savvy shopper at Dermatology & Laser of Alabama; no more searching required.

1. Become an Email Insider

This one couldn’t be easier: by signing up for our email list, you get first dibs on sales, gift offers, and insider info on our new product arrivals. And here’s another secret: we sometimes send email-exclusive access to certain events. Shhhh!

2. Get Rewarded for Doing What You Love

At DLA, we have a special place in our hearts for our loyal patients. And we show that appreciation with our rewards program. This incentive lets you earn 2% rewards back, and apply those points to future purchases. You can also earn points by posting product reviews to share your opinions with the community.

3. Get Gifted

If you’ve ever been to a department store beauty counter, you’ve probably heard the term gift with purchase (GWP). See something you’ve been eyeing, but haven’t been ready to commit to a full-size? As a SkinCeuticals flagship, we love to offer samples to our patients. It’s the perfect way to discover new products!

4. Sign Up for Allē 

Do you get Botox? Juvederm? CoolSculpting? If you answered YES to any of those, you need to join Allē, the new face of Brilliant Distinctions. A personalized aesthetics loyalty program and app, made for you by Allergan.

Through Allē, you can earn points on in-office treatments and product purchases & then redeem your rewards on Allergan brands. 100 points = $10! Create a new account, or use your previous Brilliant Distinctions account login.

5. Subscribe to Your Staples

There are certain skincare products that you have to have on hand, no matter what. Our Subscribe & Save program lets you order your beauty staples & schedule replenishments, so you never run out. Plus, for select products, you’ll save up to 10% off! Look for the subscribe option on each qualifying product page. Of course, you can modify, skip, or cancel anytime.

6. Get In on Our Specials

At Dermatology & Laser of Alabama, we offer rotating specials and limited-time promotions almost every month. We also have semi-annual Open House events in the spring and fall. Head to our Specials page for the latest offers, and check back often!

7. Become a VIP Member

Our VIP program gives members access to exclusive pricing on products, procedures, & more! VIP Membership is a great way to establish & maintain a tailored skincare regimen at a fraction of the cost through a hand-picked selection of monthly treatments.

Today is the best day to do the right thing for your skin.

Get started by calling our office or scheduling online today!