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Acne vulgaris (commonly called acne) is a common human skin disease, characterized by areas of skin with multiple noninflammatory follicular papules or comedones and by inflammatory papules, pustules, and nodules in its more severe forms. Acne vulgaris mostly affects the areas of skin with the densest population of sebaceous follicles; these areas include the face, the upper part of the chest, and the back.

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At Avé, your surgery is our top priority! Dr. Paula Hicks is a Mayo trained surgeon who has been performing cosmetic surgery for 20 + years. Known for her meticulous attention to detail and artful eye, she gives each patient her full attention and skills. Enjoy your procedure in our new private in-office surgical suite!

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Lasers are fast becoming a popular non-surgical way to deal with various skin conditions such as acne, sun damage, or acne scaring. These laser treatment sessions take various amounts of time by allow you to return to work or daily activities immediately after a session.

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Imagine looking more natural, relaxed and youthful! BOTOX® Cosmetic is the most popular non-surgical treatment to reduce or eliminate brow furrows, forehead creases, and crow’s feet around the eyes. Receiving BOTOX® Cosmetic is a quick painless in-office procedure with a very high satisfaction rate.

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“This place, these people…so much integrity, honesty and they never over sell you on anything! I LOVE every minute I spend here! Every service is above my expectations and that takes A LOT! I love AVÉ!”

Elizabeth Mace



Acne vulgaris mostly affects the areas of skin like face, the upper part of the chest, and the back. Acne scarring can be very moderate and localized to very significant. We have the most advanced treatments.


We lose collagen in our skin as we age, making skin much less elastic. Skin pores may also get much larger, which will increase the number of facial imperfections such as sagging skin, blackheads, and oily skin.


Visible veins on the legs are referred to as spider veins or reticular veins and are defined medically by size. Spider veins are small blue to red veins of the skin, and are located primarily on the feet, ankles and legs.


It is hard to avoid facial sagging with use of exercise or face creams. The skin loses its elasticity at a rate of about 10 percent every decade, making it increasingly difficult to keep up with the aging process.


Skin tags are an all too common condition. They are acquired benign skin growths that look like a small, soft balloons of hanging skin. Skin tags are harmless growths that can vary in number from one to hundreds.


Cellulite is a term used to describe the dimpled appearance of skin caused by fat deposits that are just below the surface of the skin. It generally appears on skin in the abdomen, lower limbs, and pelvic region.


Visible facial veins are actually dilated blood vessels. They are found on the forehead, nose, cheeks, eyelids, neck, and upper chest. They can range in size from the tip of a pencil to bigger than a pencil eraser.


Melasma is a dark skin discoloration normally found on sun-exposed areas of the face. It is a very common skin disorder. Though it can affect anyone, young women with brownish skin tones are at greatest risk.


The flat brown and black spots that occur on areas exposed to the sun are called age spots, sun spots, or even liver spots, though they are in no way related to the function of the liver, or the liver itself.


Dr Hicks removes moles by excising the moles and then stitching the wound. A few surface stitches may be used. The lesions are usually sent in to check that they are benign (non-cancerous).


Ptosis is the medical term for a drooping eyelid. It refers only to the upper eyelid; it does not refer to lower eyelid sagging. Upper eyelid drooping can sometimes affect your vision if the drooping is severe.


Hyperpigmentation is the darkening of an area of skin caused by increased melanin. This may be caused by sun damage, inflammation, or other skin injuries, including those related to acne vulgaris.


Rosacea is a chronic condition characterized by facial erythema (redness). It typically begins as redness on the face across the cheeks, nose, or forehead, but can also less commonly affect the neck, chest, ears, and scalp.


Hair removal has become a very popular treatment in the USA and across the world. Laser technology has allowed us to, in many cases, remove the majority of hair on desired areas of the body.


With aging, the tissues around your eyes, including some of the muscles supporting your eyelids, weaken. Normal fat that helps support the eyes can then move into the lower eyelids, causing the lids to appear puffy.


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