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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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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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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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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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Thermi-Tight Injectable RF
August 13, 2014 3:46 PM by Mina Grasso
Before non-surgical skin tightening was available, the only option to address loose skin was to surgically remove it. Thermage, a non-surgical procedure utilizing mono-polar radiofrequency, provided an option for those wanting to avoid the surgery. This 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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An Effective Option for Melasma
June 4, 2014 9:50 AM by Mina Grasso
Frequently, women present to our clinic with melasma. Patches of dark pigmentation that often present symmetrically on the cheeks, upper lip and/or forehead characterize melasma. Excessive melanin production is stimulated by excessive sun exposure, heat 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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Recreating the Triangle of Youth
April 29, 2014 8:42 AM by Mina Grasso
With new aesthetic products being introduced every year, new advanced techniques to deliver these products are also introduced. Tissue filler injection techniques have evolved from filling fine lines to liquid facelifts utilizing more volume, which in Read More...
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Reducing That ‘Puffy' Appearance After Treatment
June 24, 2013 9:14 AM by Mina Grasso
We continue to learn about and understand the concept of volume loss in the aging face. We have a wide spectrum of products to use and are learning more advanced techniques to help our patients look more youthful while maintaining a more natural appearance. Read More...
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Treating Ptosis After Botox Injections
September 25, 2012 8:47 AM by Kimberly Cray
Eye ptosis, or drooping of the eyelid or brow, is a potential side effect of Botox treatment. It is among the most common side effects associated with botulinum injections, although it should not occur frequently with proper injection technique. It is 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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