United Skin Specialists’ George Hruza, M.D. Elected President of the American Academy of Dermatology

MINNEAPOLIS, MINN. MARCH 30, 2017 United Skin Specialists LLC (“USS”), a dermatology-directed practice management group, announced today that George Hruza, MD, Medical Director, Laser & Dermatologic Surgery Center & Chesterfield ASC, a St. Louis-based dermatology clinic and Ambulatory Surgery Center, has been elected to the position of President Elect of the American Academy of Dermatology, […]

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Boosting Collagen through Everyday Practice

If you want to be really good at anything, you will put your blood, sweat, and tears into practice. Fortunately, fostering collagen production need not be so dramatic. However, the importance of good habits and daily practice cannot be overstated. Collagen production, in particular, is a must for youthful, radiant skin. Because production is not […]

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What your Skin may be Trying to Tell you

A lot of what we do in our St. Louis dermatology office is investigative work. Your dermatologist is somewhat of a detective, looking at clues on your skin and drawing conclusions based on symptoms such as redness, itching, and other irritations. Your skin is actually quite adept at reflecting your overall health. It can even […]

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Want Tighter Skin? Read This!

The face, along with the rest of the body, looks different as we age. There are two forces at play when it comes to facial aging. One is the natural drop in collagen and elastin that are stored in connective tissue beneath the skin. Existing strands fray and loosen, while new collagen is produced in […]

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How to Get the Most Out of Your Latisse

Latisse is a prescription strength treatment that is used to help add volume and length to your existing lashes. By brushing on Latisse everyday, patients experience stronger, longer, and thicker lashes than they have ever seen. However, if you would like to take your new voluminous lashes one step further, try these tips listed below. […]

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Considering A Non-Surgical Facial Treatment?

Deciding upon the perfect non-surgical facial rejuvenation treatment is a question many of our patients ask us – as they look to achieve a more youthful and energetic appearance. With so many options available it can be difficult to choose. Here are a few things to consider when deciding which rejuvenating facial treatment would be […]

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What Are Skin Tags?

Aging brings with it some interesting skin-care challenges, among which are the little flesh-colored flaps of skin on your eyelids, neck or under your breasts or arms with the scientific name of acrochordons. They acquired and non-cancerous, and are commonly called “skin tags” or “barnacles.” But whatever name you give them, if you have them, […]

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Getting To Know Botox®

One of the best known names in aesthetic cosmetics and the most popular cosmetic procedure in the world is Botox®…known for its ability to relax facial lines.The popularity of Botox® is growing every day. It is one of the most requested procedures at our Center because it is easy, nearly pain-free, quick and affordable. This […]

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Resolve To Face The New Year With A Glycolic Peel

Did you know that facial peeling was performed in ancient Rome, Egypt, and Greece for those desiring smoother, more beautiful skin? Today, chemical peels are popular because they are fast, easy and offer nearly immediate results. As you age, your skin begins to show the effects of the environment, genetics and the aging process itself. […]

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    St. Louis, MO – George J Hruza, MD has been named one of the Best Doctors in America® for 2015-2016. The prestigious recognition marks the eighteenth time that George J Hruza, MD has earned this honor.  The highly regarded Best Doctors in America® List, assembled by Best Doctors, Inc. and audited and certified by Gallup® results from exhaustive […]

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Wrinkles and Lines and Treatments

There are many cosmetic and surgical options available to address fine lines and wrinkles, but because knowledge is power, it may be helpful to have some simple information about them before you decide on one of our various treatment options…because sooner or later everyone will have fine lines and wrinkles. They are impossible to avoid […]

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What Do You Know About Skin Cancer?

No matter how enjoyable it is to be outdoors – summer, winter, spring or fall – your skin is under constant bombardment from the ultraviolet rays of the sun and these rays age your skin, cause wrinkles, age spots and unfortunately may even cause skin cancer (melanoma). Winter sun can be as damaging as summer […]

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Welcome Fall…Here Comes Winter

As summer turns to fall and winter’s chill is right around the corner, it’s the perfect time for reflection and change. It’s time to think about your choices and lifestyle and how you feel about you. Aging happens. But you don’t have to give in to it. Your chronological age is but a number and, […]

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Get Lips To Love…With Juvederm®

Full, pouty, kissable lips are trending world-wide. It’s almost impossible to miss the photos and the hype…and for good reason. Lip enhancement, a non-surgical cosmetic procedure, is quick, easy and affordable. It’s possible to minimize the lines around your mouth and have the lush lips you want with the dermal filler, Juvederm®. Juvederm® is easily […]

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Living In Your Skin

You live in the skin you’re in…every day. It’s the largest organ in your body and tirelessly protects you from negative effects of the environment. Tip: A good habit to form is checking your body all over once a month for any irregularities or abnormalities. Any new or changing skin condition may be indicative of […]

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If you are one of the 16 million Americans suffering from Rosacea, your feelings about it are probably not “rosy” ones. • In a survey taken by the National Rosacea Society, it was found that over ninety percent of rosacea patients said their condition had lowered their self-confidence and self-esteem. • Forty percent said they […]

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Laser Tattoo Removal


Tattoos are everywhere, adorning even the most sophisticated of limbs and bodies. However, a new survey found that four in ten people with tattoos end up regretting having at least one of them done. And one in six hate their tattoos so much, they want them removed. You may have taken a youthful dive into […]

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Earlobe Piercing Repair


Pierced ears are certainly popular for men and women alike. But there can be a downside. Consider: • You decided to get ear gauges…you joined a band…or you noticed how cool ear gauges looked on the barista at your local coffee shop. Then reality set in. You couldn’t get the job you wanted, you were […]

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KybellaTM is now available at the Laser & Dermatologic Surgery Center

” We are proud to announce that we can now offer KYBELLA™, a newly FDA approved medicine for unwanted fat under the chin (“double chin”) for our patients. Dr. Hruza is a certified Kybella trainer and teaches other physicians around the country how to safely inject Kybella. Laser & Dermatologic Surgery Center is one of the first two practices in […]

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