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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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Skip the Facial, Buy Quality Products
March 20, 2012 7:58 AM by Kimberly Cray
To facial or not to facial? That is the question. Patients often ask me "How often should I get facials?" Some are eager to go in for weekly or monthly facials despite the fact that they are not seeing any improvement in their skin. What is it about the Read More...
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Healthy, Youthful Skin on the Skinny
March 13, 2012 7:56 AM by Cindy Cobb
What do our patients want? To look better, look more youthful Look better without down time Look better right away Look better without pain Look better without surgery Look better without costing too much So how do we help them accomplish all of this? Read More...
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Tips for Bright Eyes
March 6, 2012 8:54 AM by Kimberly Cray
Think bright eyes. Big bright eyes. The kind that get attention, gain our trust and get the job done. Now we are all aware that we lose collagen as we age, and the delicate tissue around the eyes is no exception. As the skin thins, blood beneath the skin Read More...
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A New Option to Volumize and Tighten the Face
February 21, 2012 10:39 AM by Kimberly Cray
ePrime is a minimally invasive aesthetic device that delivers measured radio frequency directly into the skin using microneedles. In theory, this procedure creates a controlled wound healing process. The process is similar to that provided by fractionated 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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Best Kept Anti-Aging Secret
January 31, 2012 8:03 AM by Cindy Cobb
Several weeks ago, my office manager asked each staff member in our office to choose her favorite product. She wanted to add a page to our website and set up a display in the office highlighting the product that each staff member absolutely loved and Read More...
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Treatment of Stretch Marks with Retinoids
January 24, 2012 7:50 AM by Kimberly Cray
No matter our age or gender, stretch marks (or striae) can affect us all. Contrary to popular belief, stretch marks may even affect thin people. We commonly associate them with pregnancy, but striae also frequently occur in young patients after rapid 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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Collagen Induction Therapy
December 20, 2011 8:52 AM by Cindy Cobb
Collagen induction therapy (CIT) is a procedure that triggers the body's natural healing process to create firmer, plumper, more youthful skin with a healthy glow. It does this by creating "microwounds" using a microneedling device. The procedure triggers 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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