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10 Popular Pre-Wedding Makeovers
September 21, 2016 10:10 AM by Mina Grasso
Special events stimulate excitement and anxiety not only for the obvious bride and groom but also for those intimately involved, such as the parents of the bride and groom. Many have not seen family members or acquaintances for years and will usually Read More...
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ThermiDry: Long-Lasting Solution for Excessive Axillary Sweating
August 31, 2016 8:37 AM by Mina Grasso
The embarrassment of excessive sweating ( hyperhidrosis ) affects approximately more than 7 million individuals, and 4 million individuals suffer from axillary hyperhidrosis. Patients who suffer from excessive sweating have searched for relief, feeling Read More...
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Unsightly Bra Fat: Kybella Injections Dissolve Fat Cells Non-Surgically
August 17, 2016 8:45 AM by Mina Grasso
Fat bulging around the bra, in the front, back or around the arm pits, can be fashionably limiting to many women. This contributes to multiple wardrobe changes and frustration prior to an event. Lifestyle and genetics play a role in the way fat pockets Read More...
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Hair Loss Treatment Strategies for Men and Women
July 20, 2016 8:19 AM by Mina Grasso
Psychological observational studies have consistently revealed that it takes only a few seconds to form an impression of a stranger from their facial appearance. Within a few seconds, impressions of personality traits and age are made. Men and women with Read More...
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Developments for Platelet Rich Plasma in Aesthetics and Sexual Health
July 6, 2016 8:42 AM by Mina Grasso
Platelet rich plasma (PRP) has been popularized in sports medicine by injured star athletes. PRP is used to augment the body's natural healing response. Supraphysiologic concentrations of platelet rich plasma are used to facilitate tissue repair, relieve 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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Respect for Social Downtime with Facial Injectables
December 2, 2014 3:46 PM by Mina Grasso
As we get into the holiday spirit, we find this time of year to be a bit busy in the clinic and challenging with the patient that we see. Media and advertising many times underplay social downtime. Although some patients don't mind letting others know 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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What's New in Hair Rejuvenation?
November 18, 2014 5:16 PM by Mina Grasso
The current treatment of choice for androgenic alopecia (AGA) involves surgical hair transplant, use of Minoxidil and/or Finasteride. For those patients who do not want to undergo the expense and process of hair transplantation, they opt to have more Read More...
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7 Habits of Highly Effective Skin Care
October 30, 2014 11:15 PM by Kimberly Cray
1. Less is more. A common misconception in skin care is that more is better. In fact, over washing and over doing it with products usually only serves to irritate skin. Consistency is more important than frequency, in many cases, and when we say pea-sized Read More...
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I'll Have What My Friend Had
October 14, 2014 9:32 PM by Kimberly Cray
Just like one pair of jeans may fit someone perfectly, the chances of that same pair being right for the next person that walks through the door are, well, pretty much zero . One of the most important factors in considering an aesthetic treatment is what Read More...
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Anterior and Posterior Axillary Fat Pad (Armpit Fat)
October 7, 2014 3:23 PM by Mina Grasso
Wardrobe frustrations and an endless search for the perfect bra, spanx or other compression material to conceal fat bulges around the bra go on. A particularly challenging fat bulge is the anterior and posterior axillary fat pad area (armpit fat). This Read More...
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"I Hate My Neck"
September 9, 2014 3:38 PM by Mina Grasso
Looking in the mirror at submental (under the chin) fat, loose, crepey, puckered skin and tight platysmal bands going down the neck can have a psychological impact. Loss of the definition of the jawline and neck can be from a genetic predisposition, weight Read More...
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Thermi-Tight Injectable RF
August 13, 2014 3:46 PM by Mina Grasso
Before non-surgical skin tightening was available, the only option to address loose skin was to surgically remove it. Thermage, a non-surgical procedure utilizing mono-polar radiofrequency, provided an option for those wanting to avoid the surgery. This Read More...
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Artefill: Immediate Gratification with Lasting Results
August 5, 2014 9:16 AM by Mina Grasso
The most common complaint patients have about tissue fillers is that they don't last long enough. Some patients don't like the idea having to return in 6-12 months to have repeated injections. ArteFill is an injectable filler that provides long-lasting Read More...
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