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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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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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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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Pushing Products is Bad Business
August 1, 2013 2:06 PM by Kimberly Cray
It has happened to me before when I am on the other side of the counter: providers pushing products. I was recently at a well-known spa, at a very well-known and international hotel. I received a facial with nice smelling, elegant products. Since I take Read More...
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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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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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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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Dealing with Difficult Patients
June 4, 2013 3:54 PM by Kimberly Cray
How do you manage difficult patients? Well, the first thought that comes to my mind is yoga and meditation. If you are like me, though, most days there is little to no time for all of that. So a deep breath will have to suffice. Dealing with difficult 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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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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