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Non-surgical Facial Enhancement of the Upper Face
May 12, 2015 11:39 AM by Mina Grasso
Beauty of the upper face can be enhanced significantly using non-surgical techniques with neuromodulators and tissue fillers. Since the FDA approval of Botox for frown lines over a decade ago, patients have been well aware of the benefits of neuromodulators Read More...
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Ear Lobe Rejuvenation
March 17, 2015 7:49 AM by Mina Grasso
Women wear earrings over many decades. Various sizes, shapes and colors are coordinated with trends in fashionable wear throughout the seasons. When heavy earrings are worn repeatedly for long periods of time, the weight of the earrings can distort and 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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I'll Have What My Friend Had
October 14, 2014 9:32 PM by Kimberly Cray
Just like one pair of jeans may fit someone perfectly, the chances of that same pair being right for the next person that walks through the door are, well, pretty much zero . One of the most important factors in considering an aesthetic treatment is what 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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Artefill: Immediate Gratification with Lasting Results
August 5, 2014 9:16 AM by Mina Grasso
The most common complaint patients have about tissue fillers is that they don't last long enough. Some patients don't like the idea having to return in 6-12 months to have repeated injections. ArteFill is an injectable filler that provides long-lasting Read More...
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Acne Scars
July 22, 2014 10:21 AM by Mina Grasso
Acne scars may present in a variety of ways. The technical names are boxcar acne scars, ice pick acne scars, rolling acne scars, hypertrophic and keloid scars. Patients can present with a combination of these types of scars. Treatment of acne scars also 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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6 Nutrients for Maintaining Youthful Skin
June 24, 2014 2:34 PM by Mina Grasso
Various nutrients and antioxidants have been identified to benefit overall health. These nutrients and antioxidants are also essential for maintaining youthful skin vitality. Eating foods rich in antioxidants and supplementing with these nutrients can 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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