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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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Online Patient Reviews: Helpful or Harmful?
September 11, 2012 10:38 AM by Kimberly Cray
The days of the Yellow Pages are long gone. When looking for a new medical provider, just like a restaurant, hairstylist or even a good handy man, we can simply jump onto one of the many popular search engines. Now, however, we not only have the world Read More...
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Maintaining Facial Balance With Liquid Facelifts
July 24, 2012 8:13 AM by Mina Grasso
"Liquid facelifts" are performed every day in many aesthetic offices. The procedure is usually accomplished with one or a combination of products such as Botox Cosmetic, Dysport, Restylane, Perlane, Juvederm, Radiesse and/or Sculptra Aesthetic. A well-trained 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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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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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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Your Hands Should Not Reveal Your Age!
May 15, 2012 7:45 AM by Mina Grasso
Do your patients report that they hide their hands when they meet someone they want to impress? That they don't enjoy wearing their favorite rings because they draw attention to the aging appearance of their hands? Aging and excessive sun exposure lead 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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A New Multifacted Skin Therapy
March 26, 2012 8:04 AM by Kimberly Cray
eMatrix is a new technology that is said to be "color blind." Being capable of treating all skin types, this is certainly a welcome addition to the field of aesthetics. Coined "sublative rejuvenation," eMatrix utilizes fractionated bipolar radio frequency. Read More...
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Bye-Bye Brown Spots, Hello Glow
December 13, 2011 8:20 AM by Kimberly Cray
My office distributes a questionnaire that asks patients to check off any cosmetic concerns that they may have. A pretty consistent concern is brown spots . Also known as sun spots, liver spots and age spots, the name doesn't really matter ... not a day Read More...
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Stimulating Our Own Improvement
November 22, 2011 8:05 AM by Cindy Cobb
There's no doubt that we as a nation care a great deal about our looks. Approximately 76 million baby boomers are now growing into middle age. Unlike the generations that came before them, they refuse to let the aging process determine how they look and Read More...
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