Monthly Archives: October 2015

Cosmetic Coordinator Take Over

Johnson Dermatology has a new girl on the cosmetic team, Dani. Dani is our cosmetic coordinator. She has worked at Johnson Dermatology for years and has a passion for cosmetic dermatology. Being one of the largest injectors in the state, we had a need for someone special to take care of our cosmetic patients. We want to insure they get the experience they deserve when choosing Johnson Dermatology to make their skin represent how young they feel. Dani is Dr. Sandy’s and my right hand gal when it comes to cosmetic patients.  This week she is also taking over social media at Johnson Dermatology. She will be posting before and after pics, videos of me injecting, videos of laser treatments and much more.

My new obsession on social media is snapchat. So we are launching a snapchat and instagram for the clinic this week. I’m going to make our snapchat a way for you to see what’s going on at the clinic every day and you don’t want to miss it. If you don’t already, then go now and like our facebook page (Johnson Dermatology) and follow us on insta @johnsondermatology and snapchat username jdermatology. Please snapchat me what you want to see and I promise I will try to make it happen. To kick off Dani’s social media takeover this week I asked her to write a guest blog post. My favorite thing about Dani is her way of explaining things to patients. By far my number one concern from cosmetic patients is they want to look natural. Natural enough that no one can tell they have had botox or fillers or laser. I try to explain that sometimes more procedures look more natural than less but Dani explains it better than I do. So here it is….. thank you Dani for the amazing example of why more can be less.


Authored by Dani Serbout, cosmetic coordinator of Johnson Dermatology

As the holidays are approaching, the cosmetic world will get busier! Everyone MUST be holiday ready!  Working as the Cosmetic Coordinator at Johnson Dermatology it is at the utmost importance for me to educate my patients that more, is better! You don’t do yourself justice by having fabulous full lips while being paired with those “elevens” between your eyebrows.  We must look fabulous from head to toe and from forehead to collarbone. My favorite gift to myself is my Botox. I have been injected with Botox for the last two years and I absolutely love it but I would not dare go without my Latiesse or my Retinol which help me continue to look young and refreshed all over. So without further adieu, I have paired some of my cosmetic procedure favs!

1. Botox and Skincare-Botox is great for lines in motion and by staying up to date on your Botox it not only helps with those lines in motion it also helps soften those fine lines you have at rest. However, if we are going to have that smooth looking forehead from our botox we must have that even skin texture and tone, as well.  That is where the Retinol comes into play. Retinol is “the little black dress” of skin care. Every woman, especially those investing in injectables, should also be on a Retinol. It helps not only with skin texture and tone but with big pores and fine lines as well; helping to ensure my skin is looking as fabulous and smooth as my forehead!

2. Botox with Latiesse for refreshed eyes. My all time favorite to pair with my Botox is Latiesse.  More is better, right?!  My Botox helps with the areas around my eyes so why would I not also give my lashes attention as well! Longer, thicker, fuller lashes keep you looking young and beautiful.   So I always spoil myself with Latiesse! {Nina commentary-If your lashes are sparse and thin but you have no crows feet it is a dead give-away to me that you get Botox. Everyone is shocked at how much younger they look with darker, thicker, longer lashes!}

3. Botox AND filler! As we age we will begin to lose volume in our cheeks. That volume falls to form those folds around our mouth and nose that no one tends to like!  So as we continue our Botox, we must also keep an open mind towards filler injections. We can’t have the upper half of our face looking beautiful and our lower half looking 5-10 years older(dead give away that you get Botox).  AGAIN, this is where more is better!  We must fight those folds and wrinkles just like we do our elevens and crow’s feet! We must lift those folds and put that skin where it belongs and give those apples back to our cheeks!  We must keep ourselves looking refreshed from forehead to chin not just in one area.

4. Last but not least! The FDA has recently approved a fantastic procedure, Kybella, to help us get rid of that “double chin.” As the holidays get closer and the cookies and cakes get sweeter, we tend to gain some of those cookies and cakes under our chin. No worries though, Kybella is here to save the day!  We can now get rid of that double chin!  We must understand, however, that the permanent fat cell reduction of our double chin may leave us with the heavy jowls so there again more is better! After that great Kybella experience, we can also lift those jowls and once again give those cheeks back their apples!

So as the holidays near and you turn your focus to looking great for the Christmas and Thanksgiving festivities, remember MORE is BETTER! Happy Holiday shopping y’all!

I can’t wait to get snapchats from you guys telling me what you want to see on social media this week! I also can’t wait to see all the fun before and after pics and videos that Dani exposes to the world. Great things are happening at Johnson Dermatology this Holiday season and you don’t want to miss it, social media is our link to keep you in the loop, don’t miss out!!!

Happy Fall Y’all, xoxo, Nina


Fall Favorites

Isn’t Arkansas weather crazy? I mean it was 90-something degrees out at one point this week, in October! But this weekend something happened. The cool breeze blew and I needed a sweater, I wanted a hot coffee and my house felt chilly. Fall is officially here and all things that go with it are here too! The pumpkin spice flavors are every where and although I do love a good pumpkin spice latte I feel like the flavor may be a little over done at this point. Fall needs a new flavor and this fall I have all new favs that I’m considering much hipper. Because I’m hip, I’m with it! Here are my fall “must haves”.

1. Davines hair products. OMGEEEEEEE my hair has never been softer. I have officially said good bye to any other hair products. It’s a line created in Italy whose motto is “sustainable beauty”. Their products are natural and the company focuses on taking care of you and the environment. My favorite product is the LOVE shampoo and conditioner. I also got the OI for my husband. I mean lets get real ladies, no man bun should be dishonored with bad products. Your man worked hard for the #manbunmonday social media post go get him some good products and you’ll love running your fingers through his hair. Find it at Roots salon right here in Fort Smith, Arkansas. With fall comes dry skin and dry hair, don’t have a frizzy fall.

2. Jane Iredale lip crayons. They are the love child of a lip liner and lip stick. They go on so smooth and stay forever. The best part is the colors they come in, neutrals to deep reds. My favorite right now is the color naughty. It’s a deep maroon that looks good with any outfit and any hair color. I literally own every color though…. find ’em at Johnson Dermatology.

3. Cinnamon Latte at Moka Joe’s. Like I said isn’t pumpkin spice latte sooo last year? Nothing is as challenging as maneuvering their drive-thru but I would side swipe the entire side of my car for one of those cinnamon lattes! They are warm and earthy and the service is best in town! This cup of coffee is sure to put a smile on to go with that scarf.

4. Latisse brows. You’re getting rid of spaghetti straps and strapless dresses and feeling all fall ready in your plaid, scarves and sweaters. Get rid of those skinny little light brows too. I’ve been putting latisse on my brows to make them darker and thicker for fall and I must say I’m pretty proud. Not to brag or anything but I look like Cindy Crawford. Honestly. Seriously. That good.

5. Felt Hats- Let there be shade….. on my face…… at all times….. in style. The only answer is a fall felt hat. My go to is maroon, I put it with everything. Just because you aren’t frolicking around on the beach this fall the sun is still going to rise and fall. Protect your skin when you’re out on that hay ride in a fashionable way. Oh and don’t forget a manly one for your husband too, think Indiana Jones or John Wayne.

As the saying goes, Happy Fall Y’all!!!



Women Empowerment

This week I did a guest blog post on one of my favorite blogs by Flannery Lyle. I am honored to be a part of the series among some amazing girl bosses. The older I get the more I realize how important it is for women to be nice and support each other. Such a simple idea but for some reason women, as with many things, we make it complicated. If you have ever been to Johnson Dermatology you know we are a large group of powerful women. We all have different backgrounds and lots of different personalities. We make it work because we are positive and support each other. We are happy in our job working with all these women because we are lead by a girl boss who encourages us and supports us to be women that lead. To lead in the workplace, lead in our community, lead our lives in a way that makes us better humans. People often say “I bet it’s hard working with all those women all day” but it’s quite the opposite. I enjoy getting to know all of their strengths and weaknesses and seeing how they flourish in different ways. I am lucky that they support me and encourage me to be a better health care provider instead of competing with me. One of my greatest blessings has been being able to be a working Mom and still breastfeed my babies. When I get behind at work or feel too busy to pump (express breastmilk) my bosses, my nurses, my front staff, all of them make it possible for me to pump anyway. They pick up the slack for me, they make me feel like they want me to go pump, they never make me feel like my pump breaks are a nuissance or a pain in their workflow even though I know it probably is. That’s women empowerment to me; lifting each other up. From the bottom of my heart, thank you to all the women I work with for empowering me and helping me flourish as a working woman. Thank You Dr. Brad for being an excellent role model to other male bosses out there on how to let business women flourish without feeling like we are the minority gender in the work force. Without further a do, please this Sunday head over to and read my interview and then follow along on the women empowerment series, it’s some powerful reading and some great advice!

“My persuasion can build a nation
Endless power, with our love we can devour
You’ll do anything for me……..Who runs the world? Girls!” -Beyonce

Hope to see you this week at Johnson Dermatology, where we encourage girls to run the world, Nina