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Top 6 Aesthetic Procedures from 2016
January 4, 2017 9:41 AM by Mina Grasso
1. Microblading Microblading for eyebrows, which is also known by a variety of names such as microstroking, feather touch, eyebrow embroidery, 3-D eyebrows and hair-like strokes, has become an increasingly popular form of cosmetic tattooing or permanent Read More...
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Laser Treatment for Peri-orbital Veins
September 7, 2016 8:42 AM by Mina Grasso
Peri-orbital vascular lesions distract from the beauty of a person's eyes. Our genes are to blame for the most part. The presence of red or green vascular lesions under the eyes gives the appearance of dark circles , which makes an individual look tired 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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Changing Beauty Routines During Pregnancy
November 4, 2014 4:34 PM by Mina Grasso
Patients become accustomed to their beauty routines, however, during pregnancy, they must be cautioned to avoid certain procedures and products. Some have been proven to be harmful during pregnancy and others lack adequate evidence of safety during pregnancy. Read More...
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Financing That Aesthetic Procedure
May 29, 2014 8:52 AM by Kimberly Cray
Are financial reasons keeping some of your patients from proceeding with an aesthetic procedure? Many patients may be unaware of great options that are out there that could aid in obtaining the aesthetic treatments they desire. CareCredit CareCredit is Read More...
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Treatment of Ochronosis
October 23, 2012 10:36 AM by Kimberly Cray
A patient presents with discrete patches of hyperpigmentation on the face, particularly involving the cheeks and upper lip. She denies recent sun exposure or use of oral contraception pills. She was diagnosed a year ago with melasma and given hydroquinone, Read More...
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Light Peels Can Hit the Spot
August 28, 2012 9:25 AM by Kimberly Cray
When topicals just aren't enough to treat those pesky brown spots, go deeper with a professional-grade peel such as the Dermaceutic spot and milk peels. Milk and spot peel treatments are a great way to reveal healthy, radiant skin. Good candidates for Read More...
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Blunt Cannula Technique
August 7, 2012 9:04 AM by Mina Grasso
Injection of soft tissue fillers such as Restylane, Juvederm and Radiesse are becoming more popular in aesthetic practices. Unlike a sharp beveled needle, a blunt cannula has a rounded tip and the opening is just proximal to that blunt tip. The cannulas Read More...
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The VIP Strategy
July 31, 2012 8:35 AM by Kimberly Cray
At our practice we strive to set ourselves apart from the rest. There are many different dermatology and cosmetic practices within the vicinity that patients could visit. However, they chose us and we choose to make this the best decision they ever made! 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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Sunscreen Safety Update
June 26, 2012 7:28 AM by Mina Grasso
Over the years we have learned that excessive sun exposure causes an acceleration of skin aging and significantly increases the risk of skin cancer. Sunscreens were originally developed to protect from sunburns caused by ultraviolet rays. Skin cancer 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 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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