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Eliminate Summer Skin Damage With Our Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Treatment Sep 15th, 2021

It’s all fun in the sun until you notice what that exposure to UV rays does to your skin. Skin damage caused by the sun includes premature aging, wrinkling, loss of skin elasticity, broken capillaries, uneven skin texture, and dark spots or patches.  This damage is magnified if you’ve suffered...

Why You Shouldn’t Let Just Anyone Administer Your Botox® and Fillers Aug 23rd, 2021

If you’re looking for a way to refresh and revitalize your appearance without the risks of more invasive treatments or surgery, you should consider Botox® and dermal fillers. At Loven Dermatology & Aesthetics, our experienced dermatologists, Keith Loven, MD, and James Griffith, MD, offer comprehensive skin evaluations to determine if...

Service Spotlight: What is Microdermabrasion? Sep 7th, 2020

Are you concerned about your skin’s tone or texture? Have you thought about trying microdermabrasion? Exfoliating treatments have a long history. But microdermabrasion wasn’t introduced to the United States until about 1990, with the first FDA-approved device in 1996. Learn all you need to know about microdermabrasion before booking your appointment. What is microdermabrasion?...

What is Hidradenitis Suppurativa? Sep 1st, 2020

Have you or a loved one been diagnosed with hidradenitis suppurativa? Once thought to be rare, this condition affects about one to four percent of the population. Medical professionals do not know the exact cause. Because of this, misdiagnosis and under diagnosis are common. Learn more about hidradenitis suppurative symptoms, causes...

Psoriasis Triggers and Avoiding Flare-Ups Aug 10th, 2020

Psoriasis is common, affecting about 125 million people worldwide. While it’s not entirely understood, medical experts believe psoriasis is an immune response. The immune system causes skin cells to regenerate quicker than usual. There is no cure, but there are ways to avoid psoriasis triggers and avoid symptom flare-ups. We’ve gathered some...

Provider Spotlight: Alexis Keen, PA-C Aug 4th, 2020

We are so pleased to feature Alexis Keen, PA-C, this month in our provider spotlight series! Alexis is a physician’s assistant, who has been with Loven Dermatology since 2019. She sees patients at our Gallatin location, specializing in a range of dermatological care and treatment.   Background and Specialties Alexis earned her Bachelor of...

Poison Ivy and Contact Dermatitis Jul 27th, 2020

If you’re headed outdoors during warm weather, you need to make sure your skin is protected. We always recommend proper sun care. But it’s also important to protect against things like poison ivy. If you’ve ever had a poison ivy reaction, you know they’re not fun. Almost 85% of the population is allergic...

Service Spotlight: Forma Jul 21st, 2020

Did you know that collagen production slows as you age? Usually people begin to lose collagen production after age 25 as a natural part of aging. Decreased collagen can lead to wrinkles, loss of volume and uneven skin texture. If you’ve experienced any of these, Forma treatments might help. Learn all you need to...

How to Care for Sunburn Jul 13th, 2020

Despite the risk of sun damage, most Americans still don’t protect themselves from the sun. Because of this, sunburns are continually common year after year. If you’ve ever had a sunburn, then you know they can be painful and frustrating. They’re difficult to get rid of, and nobody likes peeling skin. Mild...

Provider Spotlight: Kendel White Jul 6th, 2020

We are so pleased to introduce you to Kendel White this month in our provider spotlight series! Kendel is a medical aesthetician, who joined Loven Aesthetics in March 2020. She sees patients at our Hendersonville and Goodlettsville locations, specializing in a range of aesthetic services.  Background and Education  Kendel is a certified aesthetician, receiving her certification in...

Important Information About COVID-19 Jul 1st, 2020

We are aware of the ongoing concerns about COVID-19 (coronavirus), and we want to reassure our patients that we are continuing to take all necessary precautions to ensure the safety of our patients, staff and community. Our commitment is to our patients, and we will continue to prioritize your care...

Common Skincare and Dermatology Myths Jun 29th, 2020

You’ve heard us say before how confusing skincare can be. There is so much misinformation and “hacks” on the internet. This can make it difficult to know what is and isn’t true. Add to this the staggering number of products on the market. The skincare industry alone is worth over $300 billion—that’s a lot of...

What You Should Know About Actinic Keratosis Jun 23rd, 2020

If you’ve ever noticed a suspicious spot on your skin, it can be troublesome. While many spots are not harmful, some may be signs of more serious conditions. Actinic keratosis is one example of this. These precancerous growths are very common. In fact, 58 million Americans have at least one actinic...

Ultimate Guide to Sunscreen Jun 15th, 2020

Trying to find a sunscreen can be difficult. There are so many brand names and different claims that it’s easy to get lost. But the truth is you need to understand the basics of sunscreen to protect your skin. Only about 15% of men and 30% of women say they use...

Skincare Tips for Men Jun 10th, 2020

June is Men’s Health Month. Traditionally, men are less likely to go to the doctor. This can prevent men from getting the healthcare they need. That’s why it’s important to maintain normal healthcare appointments and check-ups. Dermatology is no different. Are you taking care of your skin? If the answer...

What are Dermal Fillers? Jun 3rd, 2020

Have you heard of dermal fillers? Chances are, you probably have. These injectables have gained massive popularity in the last decades. Since 2000, dermal filler usage has increased 274%, according to the American Academy of Plastic Surgeons. But what exactly is a dermal filler? If you’re looking for more information, look no further. We’ve...

What is Laser Hair Removal? May 29th, 2020

Do you have unwanted body hair? At some time, most people have either tried shaving or waxing. Traditional hair removal can be annoying and irritating. If you’ve wondered whether there’s a more permanent solution, the answer is yes. Laser hair removal is safe and effective. Here’s all you need to...

Skincare Tips for the Gym May 21st, 2020

With gyms beginning to reopen and warm weather ahead, you may be stepping up your workout routine. If you’re working out more than usual, you may notice more breakouts than usual, too. Hitting the gym keeps you healthy. But if you’re not properly caring for your skin before, during and after your workout, you might...

What is Microneedling? May 14th, 2020

Do you have uneven skin tone or texture? Both are common problems. Uneven skin may be from acne scarring, hyperpigmentation and more. If you’ve been searching for a solution, you might want to consider microneedling. If you’re wondering what that is, look no further. Here is all you need to know before considering microneedling.  What is microneedling?  First,...

Now offering telehealth! May 8th, 2020

We are proud to now offer telehealth appointments! If you have urgent needs, we are also still available for in-office appointments. You don’t have to leave the comfort of your home to receive great dermatology care. For more information or to schedule your virtual visit today, please call 615.859.7546. We thank you...

Provider Spotlight: E. Ray Claud, PA-C Mar 18th, 2020

We are so pleased to feature E. Ray Claud, PA-C, this month in our provider spotlight series! Ray is a physician’s assistant, who has been with Loven Dermatology for 16 years. He sees patients at our Springfield location, specializing in a range of dermatological care and treatment.  Background and Education  Ray received his Master of Physician...

What is Contact Dermatitis? Mar 10th, 2020

Spring hasn’t quite sprung yet, but it’s getting close. The time is right around the corner for rain showers, flowers, warmer weather and… allergies. Yes, the dreaded seasonal allergies. If you’re like many Americans, you may experience the sniffling, watery eyes and sneezes that come with the spring blooms. Though allergens can...

Skincare Ingredients to Avoid Feb 27th, 2020

Have you ever wondered what’s in your skin and hair care products? If you look at the label, you might see a long list of ingredients that can be confusing at best to decipher. So, what’s really in your products? What do all those products do? Are there any ingredients that...

Provider Spotlight: Brittany Crivillaro, RN, BSN Feb 18th, 2020

We are so pleased to introduce you to Brittany Crivillaro, RN, BSN, this month in our provider spotlight series! Brittany is a nurse injector, who joined Loven Aesthetics in January 2020. She sees patients at our Hendersonville location, specializing in a range of aesthetic services.  Background and Education Brittany is a native of...

What Your Skin May Tell You About Your Heart Health Feb 12th, 2020

February is all about love… and your heart! This year marks the 56th annual American Heart Month. Did you know that heart disease is the number killer of both men and women in America? It’s so pervasive that Americans dedicate an entire month to education and awareness around heart health. But did you know...

How to Deal with Adult Acne Feb 3rd, 2020

Why do I have adult acne? Acne is frustrating at any age. Teenage acne plagues middle schoolers and high schoolers alike, but the silver lining is it ends with your teens, right? Well, not necessarily. Unfortunately, acne can stick around well into adulthood for many people. Adult acne is often the most...

Provider Spotlight: Lexie McFadden, RN Jan 24th, 2020

We are so pleased to share about Lexie McFadden this month in our provider spotlight series! Lexie is a nurse injector, who joined Loven Aesthetics in October 2019. She sees patients at our Hendersonville location, specializing in a range of aesthetic services.  Background and Education Lexie earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing...

How to Avoid Chapped Lips in Winter Jan 21st, 2020

For a while, it didn’t seem like it was really winter. However, with some snow and cold wind, we’re officially in the coldest part of the year. With that comes a myriad of skin troubles. One of the most common skincare complaints during winter is dry, cracked or chapped lips. If you’ve experienced...

Skincare Resolutions for the New Year Jan 7th, 2020

It’s that time of year again: It’s the time to make New Year’s resolutions. Whether you’ve decided on your resolutions or not, there’s always time to add a few more. Specifically, add skincare to your goals this year. Keep reading to learn how to make your best skin a 2020...

Provider Spotlight: McKenzie Smartt, NP-C Dec 16th, 2019

We are so pleased to share about McKenzie Smartt this month in our provider spotlight series! McKenzie is a nurse practitioner, who joined Loven Dermatology in April 2019. She sees patients at our Gallatin, Hermitage, Hendersonville and Goodlettsville locations, specializing in a range of dermatological care.  Background and Education  McKenzie earned her Bachelor...

Itchy Scalp Causes and Remedies Dec 13th, 2019

Nothing puts a damper on a good hair day like an itchy scalp. Whether you suffer from a severe itch or flaking, scalp problems can be a source of annoyance and even embarrassment. An itchy scalp can also be a pain, literally. Scratching can cause cuts, scarring and even infections....

How Do I Stop Winter Skin? Dec 3rd, 2019

Whether winter is a wonderland or you’re only wishing for snow, one thing is for sure: winter skin is coming. Yes, the dreaded winter skin. With colder weather comes dryer air, which can dry out skin and make it itchy. Learn more about how to stop winter skin in its...

Provider Spotlight: Brandon McNickle, PA-C Nov 18th, 2019

We are so pleased to share about Brandon McNickle, PA-C, this month in our provider spotlight series! Brandon is a physician’s assistant, who joined Loven Dermatology in August 2017. He sees patients at our Goodlettsville, Gallatin and Hendersonville locations, specializing in a range of dermatological care.   Background and Education  Brandon earned his Master of...

Loven Aesthetics Services Nov 11th, 2019

Beginning November 2019, we will be pausing our advanced aesthetics services at our Hendersonville and Goodlettsville locations. During this time, we’ll be revamping our program with improvements that will allow us to provide more complete, comprehensive aesthetic services beginning in 2020. Patient care is our priority, so we are taking...

How to Get Healthy Skin and Improve Skin Health Nov 6th, 2019

November is National Healthy Skin Month. The American Academy of Dermatology established Healthy Skin Month to help bring awareness to skin wellness and its link to overall health. Your skin is your largest organ, so it’s important to know how to take care of it. We’ve compiled some of our best tips...

October: Eczema Awareness Month Oct 15th, 2019

October is eczema awareness month, and we want to share some of our most frequently asked questions about the condition. Sometimes, dry skin can be confused with eczema, and this is especially true in the fall and winter months. With cold weather just around the corner, it’s important to understand...

October 2019 Specials Sep 30th, 2019

Who’s ready for spooky season? Celebrate with our October specials! Halloween is right around the corner, and we are getting ready for costumes, haunted mansions, Halloween moves and all things spooky! Look and feel your best this October with these amazing deals, which run through October at our Hendersonville and...

How to Manage Teenage Acne Sep 29th, 2019

Prom, friends, homework, football games…and acne. All of these might describe a teenager’s experiences, and as much as we wish it didn’t, acne fits. Acne is the most common skin condition in the United States, according to the American Academy of Dermatology. Teenage acne can be particularly difficult and can adversely...

Provider Spotlight: Taylor Jones Sep 23rd, 2019

We are so pleased to share about Taylor Jones this month in our provider spotlight series!  Taylor is an aesthetician, who joined Loven Dermatology in April 2019. She sees patients at our Hendersonville location and specializes in a range of aesthetic and cosmetic treatments.  Background and Education  Taylor is a native to...

Fall Skincare Routine Sep 19th, 2019

Fall is here. We know it’s hard to believe. Even though it doesn’t feel particularly autumnal outside yet, the season officially begins Monday, September 23. That means hayrides, apple picking, holidays, pumpkin everything and sweater weather (we hope!) are fast approaching. It’s important to remember that with changing weather, your...

Loven Dermatology and Aesthetics September Specials Sep 4th, 2019

Our September specials are here! Even though fall may not be here just yet, it’s right around the corner. Are you ready for sweaters, pumpkin spice everything and fall festivals? Whether you’re feeling the autumn spirit yet or not, any time is a good time to take a few moments...

Travel Skincare Routine Aug 27th, 2019

Labor Day weekend is just around the corner, and we’re impatiently waiting for Friday to come. Long weekends can be a great time for a little rest and relaxation. But they can also be great for a little jet-setting. Are you planning a getaway this weekend? If you are, then...

Psoriasis Frequently Asked Questions Aug 19th, 2019

Over the past several years, psoriasis has been in the news. Kim Kardashian and other celebrities have talked about their struggles with the condition. Even with this increased attention, though, there is still confusion about what psoriasis is and the difference between it and other similar conditions, like eczema. While skin irritation...

Meet Dr. Griffith! Jul 31st, 2019

We are so pleased to welcome Dr. James Griffith to our Hendersonville location!  Dr. James Griffith is a board-certified Dermatologist and a fellowship-trained Mohs surgeon, who joined Loven Dermatology in 2019. He practices in the Hendersonville office and specializes in procedural dermatology, including the management of complex skin cancers and facial reconstruction following Mohs surgery....

Loven Aesthetics August Specials Jul 31st, 2019

Are you ready for back-to-school season? With the rush to get school supplies and everything else needed for school, it can be easy to let your skincare routine suffer. Whether you’re a student, parent, teacher or just feeling the stress of summer ending, remember to take some time for yourself....

Which Dermal Filler Do I Need? Jul 24th, 2019

Do you have fine lines or wrinkles on your face that you wish would just go away? Well, you’re not alone. With aging and daily life, your face can lose volume. This means that the tissue thins out and allows those pesky lines and wrinkles to appear. So, what can...

Mohs Micrographic Surgery: What is Skin Cancer Surgery? Jul 15th, 2019

A skin cancer diagnosis can be scary. There are many different types of skin cancer, and treatment choices can be confusing. One tried and true method of skin cancer treatment is Mohs Micrographic Surgery, one of the leading skin cancer surgeries practiced today. What is Mohs Micrographic Surgery? There are...

Loven Dermatology and Aesthetics July Specials Jun 27th, 2019

Searching around for specials to keep you feeling and looking great for the rest of the summer? We’ve got you covered! Keep reading for more details on our July 2019 specials. At Loven Dermatology and Aesthetics, we are passionate about providing patients in Middle Tennessee with the best dermatologic care...

Summer Skincare Routine Jun 19th, 2019

Happy first day of summer! Though it’s felt like summer for a while, today is the first official day of the season. That means it’s time for bar-be-ques, pool days and trying to beat the heat. It’s also time for a skincare shake-up. Just like you did for spring, now...

How to Drink More Water for Skin Health Jun 10th, 2019

As the weather heats up, it’s important to stay hydrated—especially if you’re spending the day at the pool or exercising outside. Water is vital to the body, and you need it to survive. While staying hydrated is important for wellness, it’s also important for your skin health. That’s why it’s...

Loven Aesthetics June Specials Jun 3rd, 2019

Our June specials have arrived at Loven Dermatology and Aesthetics! Are you ready to feel your best—inside and out? Then these specials are for you. We have something for everyone this month. So, keep reading for more details. If you mention this post, you can receive a complimentary skin consultation to...

Do You Know How to Prevent Skin Cancer? May 12th, 2019

May is skin cancer awareness month. With the weather getting warmer and clothes getting lighter, it’s the perfect time to learn more about how you can protect yourself from sun damage. Did you know that skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States? According to the American Academy...

Skin Treatments for Your Wedding May 12th, 2019

Wedding season is here! Whether you’ve been invited or are planning one yourself, it’s time to get ready. We all know that planning a wedding can be stressful—between finding the perfect venue, flowers, clothing and more. So, that’s why we want to make one piece easy for you. It can be...

Brilliant Distinctions Program Frequently Asked Questions May 1st, 2019

Have you ever wanted to be rewarded for caring for yourself? Ever wondered if there is a way to be rewarded for the skincare products and treatments you buy regularly? Well, look no further! We are proud to be part of Allergan’s Brilliant Distinctions Program. The rewards program gives you...

Loven Dermatology May Specials Apr 30th, 2019

Want to feel and look your best? Then, start Love’n Your Look today! We have amazing Loven Dermatology May specials to help you feel your best. Get ready for summer with our exclusive specials package designed with you in mind. At Loven Dermatology, we are passionate about providing patients in Middle Tennessee...

Clinical Research Frequently Asked Questions Apr 16th, 2019

The Rivergate Dermatology Clinical Research Center is proud to provide clinical trials for a range of dermatologic conditions and patients in Middle Tennessee. Our goal is to keep our patients’ needs at the forefront, while helping to advance dermatology treatment options through high-quality research. The research center is under the...

Loven Dermatology April Specials Apr 14th, 2019

Spring has sprung and so have our April specials! If you have been wondering if a product or service is right for you, now is the time to try. Our monthly specials include high-quality dermatology services, customized to your needs. We are very excited to announce our specials this month...

Transition Your Skincare Routine from Winter to Spring Apr 14th, 2019

It’s time to say goodbye to cold weather and embrace spring! Spring is in full bloom, and we know what that means—spring cleaning. It’s the time when we clean out our closets and homes to get ready for the new season. But, be sure not to forget your skin during...