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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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Beware of Bargain Deals for Skin Services
May 8, 2012 8:18 AM by Kimberly Cray
So you just purchased a great deal online to receive six laser hair removal treatments for only $89! The regular price is valued at more than $800, so you really saved. But WHAT laser will they be using? And is it the BEST for your skin type? Who will Read More...
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Informed Consent in Aesthetics
April 24, 2012 7:36 AM by Kimberly Cray
Don't take another step - before you have your patient read and sign all consent forms! A patient's written consent and acknowledgement of the treatment and risks is simply not optional anymore. Sure, there was a time when a provider's word was gold. Read More...
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Retinoic Acid Strategies
February 14, 2012 7:44 AM by Cindy Cobb
Your patient asks about possibly using Retin A. Now what? Lucky for us, retinoids have progressed so much over the past 40 years that we now have different avenues to help the patient realize benefits without all the harsh side effects of earlier years Read More...
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Who Can and Should Be Allowed to Inject?
January 17, 2012 7:51 AM by Cindy Cobb
Who should be allowed to inject botulinum toxins and dermal fillers? I live and own a clinic in Louisiana, and the state's Board of Nursing recently issued a statement about this. The board stated that certain nurse practitioner specialties are allowed Read More...
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CME Opportunities in Aesthetics
November 15, 2011 9:31 AM by Kimberly Cray
We all need continuing education credits, and the deadlines for logging them arrive much faster than we would like. I just heard you sigh. Have no fear! In the world of dermatology and aesthetics, the opportunities for CME are abundant. With specialty-specific Read More...
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