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Fielding Patients’ Cosmetic Interest
July 19, 2013 1:12 PM by Kimberly Cray
If you are looking to step up your cosmetic business or incorporate aesthetics to your office for the first time, in-office questionnaires are an easy and effective means to field patient interest. The exact content of questionnaires is completely up Read More...
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Finding Providers Online
May 21, 2013 3:31 PM by Kimberly Cray
Question for you: How do you find your medical provider? The most obvious of answers to this question is our dear friend, Google. What was life like before this search engine giant? I don't remember. I mean, seriously, who doesn't google twenty things Read More...
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Making the Most of Cosmeceuticals in 2013
January 15, 2013 12:28 PM by Kimberly Cray
Tired of buying over the counter products that just don't work? So are patients! One of my passions for what I do is finding just the fix for someone -- something that will work and improve their condition. Pharmacy aisles and mall cosmetic counters are Read More...
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Retail Clinics Cashing in on Aesthetics
October 9, 2012 7:35 AM by Kimberly Cray
It was recently brought to my attention that a popular health clinic is targeting (pun intended) cosmetic patients. Target Clinics, which provide convenient healthcare to numerous patients, are now offering certain cosmetic services. Listed on the Target Read More...
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Laser Therapy for Stretch Marks
October 2, 2012 8:32 AM by Mina Grasso
Stretch marks can occur on various parts of the body, including the abdomen, thighs, hips, breasts, arms, flanks and low back. Men and women can develop these stretch marks at any age. Stretch marks can present differently depending on the skin type. Read More...
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Online Patient Reviews: Helpful or Harmful?
September 11, 2012 10:38 AM by Kimberly Cray
The days of the Yellow Pages are long gone. When looking for a new medical provider, just like a restaurant, hairstylist or even a good handy man, we can simply jump onto one of the many popular search engines. Now, however, we not only have the world Read More...
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Informed Consent in Aesthetics
April 24, 2012 7:36 AM by Kimberly Cray
Don't take another step - before you have your patient read and sign all consent forms! A patient's written consent and acknowledgement of the treatment and risks is simply not optional anymore. Sure, there was a time when a provider's word was gold. Read More...
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Healthy, Youthful Skin on the Skinny
March 13, 2012 7:56 AM by Cindy Cobb
What do our patients want? To look better, look more youthful Look better without down time Look better right away Look better without pain Look better without surgery Look better without costing too much So how do we help them accomplish all of this? Read More...
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A New Option to Volumize and Tighten the Face
February 21, 2012 10:39 AM by Kimberly Cray
ePrime is a minimally invasive aesthetic device that delivers measured radio frequency directly into the skin using microneedles. In theory, this procedure creates a controlled wound healing process. The process is similar to that provided by fractionated Read More...
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Treatment of Stretch Marks with Retinoids
January 24, 2012 7:50 AM by Kimberly Cray
No matter our age or gender, stretch marks (or striae) can affect us all. Contrary to popular belief, stretch marks may even affect thin people. We commonly associate them with pregnancy, but striae also frequently occur in young patients after rapid Read More...
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Who Can and Should Be Allowed to Inject?
January 17, 2012 7:51 AM by Cindy Cobb
Who should be allowed to inject botulinum toxins and dermal fillers? I live and own a clinic in Louisiana, and the state's Board of Nursing recently issued a statement about this. The board stated that certain nurse practitioner specialties are allowed Read More...
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Light Chemical Peels
January 10, 2012 7:58 AM by Kimberly Cray
Our skin is not only our largest organ, it is our first line of defense against harsh environmental conditions such as UV damage, pollution and irritants. So, have you thanked your skin lately? What better way than with an effective and inexpensive facial Read More...
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The Art of Time Management
December 27, 2011 7:39 AM by Kimberly Cray
We have all been to see a healthcare provider with a checklist of things we wish to accomplish during a visit. Isn't that why we go? Time management skills in medicine are essential. As providers, we have to find a nice balance that gives patients our Read More...
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Collagen Induction Therapy
December 20, 2011 8:52 AM by Cindy Cobb
Collagen induction therapy (CIT) is a procedure that triggers the body's natural healing process to create firmer, plumper, more youthful skin with a healthy glow. It does this by creating "microwounds" using a microneedling device. The procedure triggers Read More...
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Are Botox Injections On Their Way Out?
December 6, 2011 7:05 AM by Cindy Cobb
A novel topical gel formulation of botulinum toxin type A is now in the developmental pipeline, and it may expand the range of cosmetic problems that can be tackled with the botulinum toxins. The topical gel, called RT001, is being developed by Revance Read More...
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