The holidays are a time when many people naturally gravitate to those special things that matter most to them. Almost inevitably, embracing the season of winter holidays, however joyful and self-affirming, can also produce bodily stresses as we strive to get everything done in time.

Our skin will reflect these challenges. I like to remind people to resist any temptation to shorten their daily skin care regimens due to time or other constraints. In fact, the nature of winter weather (more wind exposure, temperature fluctuations, extra dryness from time indoors in heated rooms) often means that even in tropical climates your skin will need extra rejuvenation, not less!

Luckily, it’s possible to maintain photogenic, healthful looking skin all winter. Here are a few skin care tips to consider:

  • Continue with every element of your existing daily skin care regimen with which you feel comfortable. Remember, even during winter, any time spent outdoors (or even indoors, if the room has fluorescent lights) means exposure to ultraviolet A (UVA) and ultraviolet B (UVB) rays which accelerate the aging process on unprotected skin. Protect your skin by using a hydrating lotion that also has an SPF (sun protection factor) of at least 15 or higher every day.
  • If your summertime facial moisturizer with SPF feels heavy or greasy under winter conditions, I am happy to recommend options that reflect a patient’s individual skin needs.    
  • Many people are concerned with their skin looking its healthy best during holiday photo shoots and candid snapshots that will be remembered for years. A wide variety of revitalization procedures, including fillers, injectables and laser procedures can bring out your skin’s best, even in the midst of holiday demands.  
  • For reducing minor spider veins and varicose veins that may appear worse during winter weather, state-of-the-art, non-surgical sclerotherapy can make these veins far less visible – even to the camera.
  • For complete revitalization of the face I sometimes recommend a customized chemical peel to greatly smooth the skin’s overall appearance during this time and reduce any blemishes that might be visible up close.

Looking at the particular skin treatment needs of the individual is the most precise way to proceed, but all of us can enjoy better skin – even during the holiday rush – by honoring our daily skin regimens and remembering that healthy, radiant skin is possible all winter long.

Dr. Hevia is a leading Miami cosmetic dermatologist




Hevia Skin Science


When I began planning my Hevia Skin Science line of products, I wanted to strike a balance that would give people a safe, effective way to fight the aging process directly, right on the skin. This desire led me to research plants with super-polyphenols, regarded by alternative and oriental medicine practitioners for thousands of years as having medicinal properties.   

My own research into the bioactive properties of tropical red mangrove, long thought to be among the most potent and usable of plants with super-polyphenols, has born out the traditional wisdom and taken it to the next level.

Extracts from red mangrove, present in my entire Hevia Skin Science line, are proven to possess anti-tumor, anti-viral, anti-bacterial properties, and even promotes wound healing. In fact, when I was researching the antioxidant properties of red mangrove, it proved to be even more potent than vitamin C, long regarded as perhaps the most powerful antioxidant available.

I’ve carefully formulated the amounts of red mangrove extract in my products to offer superior anti-oxidant benefits while remaining completely non-irritating even in its most concentrated form.

I’ll soon be posting more detailed information on each part of my Hevia Skin Science line with environmentally sustainable red mangrove extract. As you’ll see, each product is formulated to help with a particular aspect of skin anti-aging, yet all contain powerful anti-oxidant properties.

I’m excited to offer this line to everyone, knowing that natural, proven healing compounds are at the center of what makes these new skin health products work.

Dr. Hevia is an expert Miami cosmetic dermatologist

Restoring Beautiful Skin | Miami Botox


People strive to stay youthful. It has become more and more important over the years for people to stay looking young. There are many things that people can do while they are still young to keep their skin looking healthy in their later years. One of these ways that seems so simple is moisturizing. Finding a good lotion that keeps your face smooth and healthy is just a small way that you can keep your skin looking great. Another way you can keep your face tight is by doing facial exercises. These exercises will keep the muscles tighter for longer and will help prevent some of the sagging skin people see as they get older.

Exfoliation is another process that can keep the skin looking young. When people exfoliate they are removing the bacteria and dead skin that could cause build up on the face. It will not only make your skin look better but you will feel better about your skin as well. The one thing that people always recommend when teaching others how to maintain good clean young skin, is to stay away from the sun. wearing sunscreen while outdoors can help prevent from the burns and long exposure to harmful UV rays.

Although these are all easy tips that people can use and try, many times they are not enough to keep the skin from aging. No matter what you do the skin will start aging at some point. That doesn’t mean you have to live with it though. Oscar Hevia is a Miami cosmetic dermatologist who does wonderful work with face restoration. Whether you are looking for Miami Botox, other injectables or any other treatment, he will provide the best results. He is a Miami cosmetic dermatologist you can trust to keep you looking young, fresh and beautiful. 

How often should I get Botox injections?


Many women have discovered the benefits of Botox injections to make them look younger. As with so many other things in the natural world, science has found a way to transform a potentially deadly toxin into a safe and beneficial treatment to reduce or eliminate wrinkles and fine lines. As Shakespeare said, “Naught so vile in nature but is by nature given some virtue.” This is true of virtually everything in the world thanks to modern science: cyanide is used to refine gold, snake venom is used as an antidote for snakebite, and botulism toxin can rejuvenate your skin. But how often should you get botox Miami injections?

Many cosmetic surgery providers say that the typical patient should receive Botox injections once every three months. The effects of a single treatment can last up to six months, so every three months is probably on the low end of when you should start thinking about undergoing the treatment again. The effects of Botox are generally noticeable within one to two days after the procedure.

Botox is a medical procedure and as such should only be performed by qualified medical personnel after a thorough review of your medical history to make sure that you can receive Botox treatments safely. It is equally important that you study your cosmetic dermatology Miami provider just as carefully. Do they own or rent their equipment? How long have they been in practice? Are they forthright and informative about the side effects and potential risks? Do they leave you feeling well-informed about the procedure, pre- and post-operative care, and the do’s and don’t’s of Botox?

Your face is literally how the world sees you. Botox injections can help you look younger and feel more beautiful and confident, but it’s only one option available to you. Know the facts about Botox or any other cosmetic procedure before subjecting yourself to them. A professional, well-trained Miami cosmetic dermatology provider should always be your first step. An informed client is a safe and satisfied client, and for a reputable provider, they won’t put your beauty and their profits ahead of your safety.

Injectables Miami

As people age and get older, many hope for one thing, to feel young again. Many people do not appreciate their younger years as much as they should. Many people take advantage of the state of their body and skin which can lead to problems later on. Young people sometimes do not realize that their choices now can affect them later in life. They live in the right now and do not think about the years to come. They do not think about how lounging on the beach all day without sunscreen will affect their skin later. They do not think about how smoking cigarettes once a day can increase the chance of wrinkles showing up sooner. They do not think about how stepping into the tanning bed once or twice a week can actually do a lot more damage than they think. Many people do not think about these things although many warn them.

 They think they are invincible at the time and that they will not get premature wrinkles or skin problems or lose the elasticity in their skin. It is a reality many come face to face with. Even people who did heed these warning will still develop wrinkles at some point in their life. Wrinkles are not something anyone looks forward to. No one waits for the day that they will get wrinkles and their skin will start to sag. People no longer have to live with wrinkles. Oscar Hevia, a Miami cosmetic dermatologist offers injectables Miami trusts that fill in the fine lines and wrinkles that appear on the face. Wrinkles and fine lines can be easily treated through the use of Miami botox and other injectables. Schedule a consultation with Miami Cosmetic Dermatologist Oscar Hevia to figure out the easy options to youthful and beautiful skin.