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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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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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Temporal Fossa Augmentation
July 15, 2014 3:46 PM by Mina Grasso
With the increasing popularity of tissue fillers, patients are looking more youthful in the mid and lower face. When looking at patients with volume augmentation of the mid and lower face, there can be a disruption in the frame of the face where the temporal Read More...
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Lower Face and Neck Beauty Secret
July 1, 2014 10:55 AM by Mina Grasso
Over time with genetic influences and facial expression, we see changes in the appearance lower face and neck. Complaints include worsening of a crease on the chin under the lower lip, dimpling of the chin, a sad or angry appearance of the corners of Read More...
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6 Nutrients for Maintaining Youthful Skin
June 24, 2014 2:34 PM by Mina Grasso
Various nutrients and antioxidants have been identified to benefit overall health. These nutrients and antioxidants are also essential for maintaining youthful skin vitality. Eating foods rich in antioxidants and supplementing with these nutrients can 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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Step Away From the Magnifying Mirror
June 19, 2013 2:34 PM by Kimberly Cray
Okay, okay. Magnifying mirrors may have their place in the world. But for your skin's sake, please stay as far away from them as you can! I am a firm believer that more often than not your skin will improve the less you do to irritate it. When I removed Read More...
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