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Aesthetics Practice Today

An Effective Option for Melasma
June 4, 2014 9:50 AM by Mina Grasso
Frequently, women present to our clinic with melasma. Patches of dark pigmentation that often present symmetrically on the cheeks, upper lip and/or forehead characterize melasma. Excessive melanin production is stimulated by excessive sun exposure, heat Read More...
Platelet-Rich Plasma for Treating Hair Loss
March 5, 2014 10:26 AM by Mina Grasso
Hair loss can be devastating to both men and women. Various genetic and environmental factors can cause hair loss. Environmental factors may include chemotherapy, diet, nutrition, stress, hormonal shifts, autoimmune disorders and various illnesses due Read More...
Successful Weight Loss
January 8, 2014 10:23 AM by Mina Grasso
Over half of the US population is overweight. Most of us are considering again our old resolution for the New Year - losing weight. Fad diets that require severe calorie restriction have historically failed us long-term. Many of us lose weight with these Read More...
“Bleaching” an Outdated Term
December 17, 2013 10:04 AM by Kimberly Cray
A common concern among patients is treating and improving skin tone and brown spots on the skin, particularly the face. These changes can often be reflections of long term sun exposure or hormonal changes. We have many options for treating such conditions; Read More...
Skin Care > Coffee
December 3, 2013 4:57 PM by Kimberly Cray
When attending a skin care seminar, learning about a company's product line and how you could potentially incorporate certain items into your practice is the intended purpose. However, one of the greatest things you can take from such an experience is Read More...
Beauty Rx – Catch More Zzzzs!
November 13, 2013 9:32 AM by Mina Grasso
Most of us have been told that we need more sleep. "If you don't sleep, you are not going to grow," is something that many of us heard as children and have repeated to our children. We have been aware that lack of sleep is not good for our health, but Read More...
VIP (Very Important Peels)
November 5, 2013 4:30 PM by Kimberly Cray
Peels are a great pick me up for the skin. Think: minimal downtime. Think: glow and go. Combined with the use of great products, peels are the type of treatment that I cannot recommend enough. I personally love superficial peels. I've always been a fan Read More...
Don’t Leave the Toner Behind
October 15, 2013 1:07 PM by Mina Grasso
Most patients prefer simplicity in their skin care routine. Unless the benefits of toners are explained to the patient, toners are usually the first product in a skin care system to be cut out. Patients new to skin care associate toners with over-the-counter Read More...
The Importance of Moisturizers
May 14, 2013 12:45 PM by Mina Grasso
Over the years we have introduced various medical skin care products and aesthetic procedures such as laser resurfacing, chemical peels and micro-needling that result in temporary redness, dryness and irritation. At times, instructions for use of moisturizers Read More...
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...
Micro-Needling for Skin Rejuvenation
April 2, 2013 5:17 PM by Mina Grasso
Everyone wants beautiful, healthy skin. Patients seek various skin rejuvenation treatments to reduce pore size, reduce pigmentation, tighten skin and reduce fine lines, wrinkles, and scars. Micro-needling using a device such as Dermapen is a skin rejuvenation Read More...
VISIA Skin Analysis
March 19, 2013 5:10 PM by Mina Grasso
A skin analysis device can help determine your patient's complexion profile. With so many options for skin rejuvenation, it's difficult for practitioners, let alone patients, to choose what treatment is right for them. Skin analysis should be performed Read More...
Treating Acne Aftermath
March 12, 2013 3:44 PM by Kimberly Cray
Whether you currently have acne or have suffered from acne in the past, one thing we know for sure is that acne changes our skin. This includes dark spots, red spots and indentations that remain well after acne lesions have cleared. Exactly how this is Read More...
My Best Beauty Tips
March 5, 2013 3:55 PM by Mina Grasso
Five Common Beauty Problems Acne/Acne Scars - Systemic medication such as Accutane with potential serious side effects may be avoided with the use of topical anti-acne and antibiotics combined with Cooltouch and Spectra Laser treatments that help to reduce Read More...
The Naked Neurotoxin
February 26, 2013 11:30 AM by Kimberly Cray
Move over Botox and Dysport. There's a new botulinum on the market. Incobotulinumtoxin A, or Xeomin, is the latest serotype A botulinum toxin available. Manufactured by Merz Aesthetics, it has been used in Europe since 2008 with over 84,000 patients treated Read More...


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