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The Power of Brows
February 25, 2014 4:17 PM by Kimberly Cray
If our eyes are the windows to our soul, then our eyebrows are most certainly the curtains. And it has been studied to be true - eyes are the first thing another person notices about our appearance. With all the care that goes into taking care of our Read More...
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Reducing That ‘Puffy' Appearance After Treatment
June 24, 2013 9:14 AM by Mina Grasso
We continue to learn about and understand the concept of volume loss in the aging face. We have a wide spectrum of products to use and are learning more advanced techniques to help our patients look more youthful while maintaining a more natural appearance. 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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Arm Reshaping and Toning
April 15, 2013 12:47 PM by Mina Grasso
As spring and summer entice the sunshine and warm weather, short sleeves or sleeveless tops and spaghetti straps are the favorite fashion. Yet some people prefer long sleeves and sweaters year-round because they feel self conscious about their arms. Due Read More...
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Healthy Tan? No Such Thing
April 9, 2013 4:46 PM by Kimberly Cray
Working in medicine, specifically dermatology, we know there is no such thing as a "healthy tan." When it comes to educating younger generations, I wish the effects of sun were immediate. I wish when a young girl stepped out of the tanning bed she saw 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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Cryolipolysis: Where Does The Fat Go?
September 18, 2012 8:37 AM by Mina Grasso
Cryolipolysis is a new noninvasive technology that uses cold exposure to result in lipolysis, the breakdown of fat by freezing. Clinical studies have demonstrated 20% to 25% reduction in superficial fat layer thickness after each treatment. After a cryolipolysis 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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After-Summer Skin Damage Repair
September 4, 2012 9:51 AM by Mina Grasso
Year after year, summer after summer, we start to notice our skin losing elasticity and developing new, larger or darker brown spots on the face, chest, arms or legs. Fortunately, more people are now educated about the risk of excessive sun exposure and Read More...
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Light Peels Can Hit the Spot
August 28, 2012 9:25 AM by Kimberly Cray
When topicals just aren't enough to treat those pesky brown spots, go deeper with a professional-grade peel such as the Dermaceutic spot and milk peels. Milk and spot peel treatments are a great way to reveal healthy, radiant skin. Good candidates for Read More...
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A New Option for Hyperhidrosis
August 14, 2012 10:42 AM by Kimberly Cray
Many people have overactive sweat glands that produce excess sweating. This condition is called hyperhidrosis, and it can occur in the underarms, palms and soles. In severe hyperhidrosis, sweating significantly exceeds the body's normal requirement for Read More...
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Medical Skin Needling in Aesthetics
July 17, 2012 11:38 AM by Kimberly Cray
As providers we know the deeper we dive into the dermis, the greater the risk of potential side effects, sometimes including permanent adverse changes to the skin. I am a fan of options. There is no cookie-cutter treatment protocol we can follow with Read More...
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Fractional CO2 Laser Resurfacing
July 10, 2012 7:34 AM by Mina Grasso
Traditionally, wrinkles on the cheeks adjacent to the corner of the lips have been a challenge in cosmetic rejuvenation. Loss of volume, sun exposure and the aging process break down collagen and reduce elasticity, contributing to this rippled wrinkle Read More...
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Great (or Not So Great) Expectations
June 29, 2012 2:18 PM by Kimberly Cray
I often wonder if all providers really find it important to let patients know what to expect. I always ask at the time of consultation, and certainly before I begin a procedure, whether the patient has any questions. Yes, to remove a mole or skin tag Read More...
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