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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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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Combination Topical Skin Care for Acne
January 22, 2013 2:43 PM by Mina Grasso
Teens and adults suffer from acne due to hormone fluctuations and stress. Some feel diet may play a role. These factors stimulate sebaceous glands that causes the oil production that the P. acne live on. Most patients have tried a variety of over-the-counter 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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Remembering Compassion in Aesthetics
November 20, 2012 12:46 PM by Kimberly Cray
I recently attended an aesthetics conference in south Florida. There were many great speakers- seasoned cosmetic surgeons and dermatologists, successful CEOs, and highly-acclaimed skin care specialists. Aside from learning about new and improved aesthetic Read More...
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Surprising Uses for Botulinum Toxin A
November 13, 2012 10:03 AM by Mina Grasso
Botulinum Toxin A is a protein and neurotoxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. Botulium toxin can cause botulism, a serious, life-threatening illness in humans and animals. More patients are open to considering treatment with the toxin Read More...
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Power Plate for Health and Fitness
October 16, 2012 7:44 AM by Mina Grasso
Power Plate works using vibration technology where energy is transferred from the vibrating platform to the body. This mechanical stimulus produces a stretch reflex which, depending on the selected frequency, results in muscles vigorously contracting 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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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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Rejuvenating Skin Through Wound Healing Science
June 5, 2012 12:10 PM by Kimberly Cray
Neocutis is a Swiss skin care and pharmaceutical line that harnesses the power of PSP (processed skin cell proteins, a proprietary ingredient). These products are used to promote skin rejuvenation, to provide post-procedural skin care and to provide general Read More...
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A New Multifacted Skin Therapy
March 26, 2012 8:04 AM by Kimberly Cray
eMatrix is a new technology that is said to be "color blind." Being capable of treating all skin types, this is certainly a welcome addition to the field of aesthetics. Coined "sublative rejuvenation," eMatrix utilizes fractionated bipolar radio frequency. Read More...
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