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10 Popular Pre-Wedding Makeovers
September 21, 2016 10:10 AM by Mina Grasso
Special events stimulate excitement and anxiety not only for the obvious bride and groom but also for those intimately involved, such as the parents of the bride and groom. Many have not seen family members or acquaintances for years and will usually Read More...
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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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ThermiDry: Long-Lasting Solution for Excessive Axillary Sweating
August 31, 2016 8:37 AM by Mina Grasso
The embarrassment of excessive sweating ( hyperhidrosis ) affects approximately more than 7 million individuals, and 4 million individuals suffer from axillary hyperhidrosis. Patients who suffer from excessive sweating have searched for relief, feeling Read More...
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Developments for Platelet Rich Plasma in Aesthetics and Sexual Health
July 6, 2016 8:42 AM by Mina Grasso
Platelet rich plasma (PRP) has been popularized in sports medicine by injured star athletes. PRP is used to augment the body's natural healing response. Supraphysiologic concentrations of platelet rich plasma are used to facilitate tissue repair, relieve Read More...
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How Do I Get Rid of My Scar?
December 9, 2014 7:52 PM by Kimberly Cray
A common aesthetic concern among patients is scarring. Surgical scars, acne scars and scarring from burns are among the most frequently treated scars. It is important that patients understand that genetics, as well as skin type and ethnicity, play a large 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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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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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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Platelet-Rich Plasma for Treating Hair Loss
March 5, 2014 10:26 AM by Mina Grasso
Hair loss can be devastating to both men and women. Various genetic and environmental factors can cause hair loss. Environmental factors may include chemotherapy, diet, nutrition, stress, hormonal shifts, autoimmune disorders and various illnesses due Read More...
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The Power of Brows
February 25, 2014 4:17 PM by Kimberly Cray
If our eyes are the windows to our soul, then our eyebrows are most certainly the curtains. And it has been studied to be true - eyes are the first thing another person notices about our appearance. With all the care that goes into taking care of our Read More...
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Melasma – A Chronic Condition
February 19, 2014 5:10 PM by Mina Grasso
One of the biggest skin challenges we encounter on a daily basis is melasma. Melasma appears to be most prevalent with darker skinned women, primarily Asians and Hispanics. I have seen a few Fitzpatrick II-III patients that present with it as well. Melasma Read More...
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Product Spotlight: SkinMedica’s TNS Essential Serum
January 28, 2014 3:37 PM by Kimberly Cray
It's a rare occasion that a product gets me so excited that I would literally jump up and down in excitement talking about it. SkinMedica's TNS Essential Serum is one such product. My personal addiction to this product aside, TNS Essential Serum opened Read More...
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Voluma: The New Tissue Filler for 2014
January 22, 2014 9:45 AM by Mina Grasso
Juvederm Voluma with Lidocaine is the hot new filler for 2014. With the natural aging process we lose facial volume. Voluma was developed to provide more volume and lift in areas such as the cheeks, cheekbones and chin which are areas of larger-scale Read More...
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