Monthly Archives: August 2016

My Fave 5 for UNDER $15!

Obviously I put effort into my skin looking good and my skin care regimen. I invest in products that change my skin (HA5, Retinol, TNS, etc.). I also have some favorites that are less than five bucks. The key to skin care on a budget is that you need to know where to splurge and where to skimp while still giving your skin the best. With that in mind I thought I would share with you guys my favorite products that I personally use, all under $20!

  1. Jane Iredale Magic Mitt- This is a mitten that quickly and gently removes make-up. It’s $15 (available at the clinic) plus you can save on a “make-up remover” because you only need to use water! This is cheaper than a clarisonic (which I love too) and gentler than a wash cloth, loofa or rough make-up remover towelette that could cause your skin damage.
  2. Antidandruff shampoo- You can get classic head and shoulders here  for $12.17. This is not just good for dandruff. It helps with “heat rash” and “yeast acne” or as some may say “backne” that you get after working out and sweating. I’m currently using it for a body wash instead of plain soap during these hot Summer days.
  3. Vaseline- Here is a jar for $1.62. The possibilities with vaseline are endless. I open my jar and let the hot water run over it and heat it up while I’m taking a shower. Then I pat dry and rub it all over as my body moisturizer. Your skin will be softer than ever. I also use it on cuts/scrapes to prevent scab formation for prettier scars and to prevent infection. Replace expensive triple antibiotic ointment with vaseline and get the same results with less chance of allergic reaction.
  4. Vicks Vapor Rub- You can grab a bottle for $5.75 here. People use it for toe nail fungus and warts. I personally inherited hobbit feet. To fix that dry, cracked, thick foot skin problem I apply a layer of vicks vapor rub to my feet, put on socks and sleep like that. This will soften that skin without using tools that can spread infection and cause irritation.
  5. Sunscreen. I use a more high end facial sunscreen from SkinMedica called Total Defense and Repair daily (it’s life changing if you haven’t tried it). But my frugal self doesn’t take it to the lake or pool with me. My family goes through an entire spray bottle in a weekend EASILY! So this spray mineral sunscreen from BareRepulic found at Target is my go-to. It’s 30 SPF and a mineral sunscreen. It goes on white so you can see where you have covered well which is helpful for me(drives my husband crazy looking white) out on the boat. Remember an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Help save your skin from wrinkles, brown spots and skin cancer.

Don’t forget that August is our 10 year Anniversary and we are giving tons of gift with purchases. Free skin care consults and cosmetic consults the rest of the month so stop by and say HI!

“Quality is never an accident; it is always the result of intelligent effort.” -John Ruskin

Peace, love and the best skin care, Nina


Body Contouring is HERE!

Remember when you were a kid and you got your allowance and you could not wait to spend it? My parents would always say “it’s burning a hole in her pocket”. In the adult life I get the same anticipation waiting to see my kids faces on Christmas morning or waiting for my order from Nordstroms to arrive so I can try that new handbag on. It’s that exciting, exhilirating anticipation that makes new things so great! Well that’s pretty much how we feel right now at Johnson Dermatology about the UltraShape and VelaShape. They are new devices at our clinic that took ALOT of research and time to decide on so now that they are finally here, it’s like Christmas morning. Here is the down low:


What is it? Nonsurgical bodyshaping treatment that uses pulsed, focused ultrasound to eliminate fat cells without pain or downtime. Get a 25% fat reduction(up to two clothing sizes) in the area treated (thighs, abdomen, arms-wherever you have an inch to pinch).

Who is the best candidate? Ideal for people with stubborn fat or genetically acquired problem areas that maintain a healthy lifestyle with diet and exercise. In other words this isn’t for weight loss, be at your goal weight then treat for contouring into the shape you desire.

How many treatments do I need? Three sessions 2 weeks apart and the results are permanent.

When will I see results? 4 weeks after your last treatment. So if you have your first treatment today then in 10 weeks you will have your final result.


What is it? A combination of infrared light, bi-polar radiofrequency energy and vacuum which cause deep heating of the fat cells and their surrounding connective tissue and the underlying dermal collagen fibers. This results in skin tightening and an overall improvement in cellulite.

Who is the best candidate? Once again, this isn’t a weight loss device. Must have a BMI of less than 30. Great for that post baby belly, neck, flanks, buttocks, thighs and arms.

How many treatments do I need? We will plan to treat you with the initial 3 sessions two weeks apart but this machine’s results require commitment just like exercise and diet. We recommend one session for up keep every 3-6 months.

When will I see results? As early as 2 weeks after first treatment!

At Johnson Dermatology we recommend using both devices together for best results. You won’t believe some of the before and after pictures. If you have ever considered body contouring devices now is the time! We researched over 6 devices personally and weighed all the pros and cons at great lengths so we know we have the best device for our patients. If you want to get awesome results and still have money in your wallet for that new outfit you need to flaunt your results when you’re done then these are the pick for you.

Remember there is a special on these devices for the rest of August so you need to call for your free consult with Dani ASAP! Or e-mail her at if that’s easier! **Hint:the specials are  $400 and up in savings**

I’m so excited for another week celebrating our 10 year anniversary at the clinic. We have special gifts, a new dermatologist, new devices and we can’t stop the feeling of excitement and celebration!