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Advancements in Permanent Eyebrow Makeup
October 19, 2016 9:36 AM by Mina Grasso
Permanent makeup, or microblading , for eyebrows has become an increasingly popular form of cosmetic tattooing, a result of recent advancements in needle technology. It is known by a variety of names such as microstroking, feather touch, eyebrow embroidery, Read More...
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Intimate Lightening: Using A Revolutionary Transdermal Delivery System
October 5, 2016 9:23 AM by Mina Grasso
Intimate lightening is the process of improving the cosmetic appearance of the skin surrounding the vulva, groin, upper inner thighs, and anal area. As aesthetic procedures like laser hair removal , Brazilian waxing, and radiofrequency vaginal rejuvenation Read More...
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How Do I Get Rid of My Scar?
December 9, 2014 7:52 PM by Kimberly Cray
A common aesthetic concern among patients is scarring. Surgical scars, acne scars and scarring from burns are among the most frequently treated scars. It is important that patients understand that genetics, as well as skin type and ethnicity, play a large Read More...
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The GRASS Regimen
November 26, 2014 3:51 PM by Kimberly Cray
I couldn't help but notice that a PA colleague of mine had a beautiful display on her medical suite counter. No frilly flowers or fancy vases. This was a simple, yet chic, display of a vibrantly modern grass. Yes, you read correctly. Grass. Not only did 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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Skincare on a Budget
July 2, 2013 12:35 PM by Kimberly Cray
Quality skincare does not have to come at a steep price. If you splurge in some important areas (that benefit you the most) you may need to skimp a little in other departments and that is okay. Let's call this skincare on a budget, if you will. SKIMP: 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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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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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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The Power of Mineral Makeup
June 19, 2012 8:08 AM by Kimberly Cray
Patients often ask me what makeup I recommend. That's not the easiest question to answer. The most important thing is that you find a makeup that works well for your skin. As we all know, this often involves experimentation. You win some, you lose some. Read More...
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A Neck Like a Goddess
May 22, 2012 8:11 AM by Kimberly Cray
A common area of concern among cosmetic patients is the wrinkling of skin along the neck and jawline. The platysma muscle is the large muscle responsible for these lines. When the entire platysma is in action, it produces a slight wrinkling of the skin. Read More...
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Your Hands Should Not Reveal Your Age!
May 15, 2012 7:45 AM by Mina Grasso
Do your patients report that they hide their hands when they meet someone they want to impress? That they don't enjoy wearing their favorite rings because they draw attention to the aging appearance of their hands? Aging and excessive sun exposure lead 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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Bye-Bye Brown Spots, Hello Glow
December 13, 2011 8:20 AM by Kimberly Cray
My office distributes a questionnaire that asks patients to check off any cosmetic concerns that they may have. A pretty consistent concern is brown spots . Also known as sun spots, liver spots and age spots, the name doesn't really matter ... not a day Read More...
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Stimulating Our Own Improvement
November 22, 2011 8:05 AM by Cindy Cobb
There's no doubt that we as a nation care a great deal about our looks. Approximately 76 million baby boomers are now growing into middle age. Unlike the generations that came before them, they refuse to let the aging process determine how they look and Read More...
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