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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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Successful Weight Loss
January 8, 2014 10:23 AM by Mina Grasso
Over half of the US population is overweight. Most of us are considering again our old resolution for the New Year - losing weight. Fad diets that require severe calorie restriction have historically failed us long-term. Many of us lose weight with these Read More...
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Immediate and Real Results with Radiesse
August 14, 2013 12:40 PM by Kimberly Cray
We all know aging is a part of life and in many regards, aging is quite fabulous. I mean, does anyone really want to go back to their high school days? Pimples, bus stops, getting teased for the outfits we were wearing. I know I personally would be happy Read More...
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Skincare on a Budget
July 2, 2013 12:35 PM by Kimberly Cray
Quality skincare does not have to come at a steep price. If you splurge in some important areas (that benefit you the most) you may need to skimp a little in other departments and that is okay. Let's call this skincare on a budget, if you will. SKIMP: Read More...
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Quench Your Skin with H20
April 23, 2013 5:22 PM by Kimberly Cray
Have you noticed that we live in a dehydrated world full of carbonated beverages, caffeine and alcohol? I know people who consume multiple sodas, juices and coffees a day. But what about water? Drinking adequate amounts of water daily is important for Read More...
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Treating Acne Aftermath
March 12, 2013 3:44 PM by Kimberly Cray
Whether you currently have acne or have suffered from acne in the past, one thing we know for sure is that acne changes our skin. This includes dark spots, red spots and indentations that remain well after acne lesions have cleared. Exactly how this is Read More...
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Hyperpigmentation and Fresh, Glowing Skin
February 12, 2013 1:12 PM by Kimberly Cray
Vivatia is an advanced skin care system offering patients undeniable results. This system is a new take on anti-aging skin care, focusing on safe and effective delivery of key ingredients such as anti-oxidants and hydroquinone. Vivatia consists of 3 steps: Read More...
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Scar Treatment 101
January 29, 2013 2:56 PM by Kimberly Cray
The best care for scars starts immediately. Knowing the proper care and treatment for potential scarring is important to know before the damage is done. Among my favorite initial scar treatments is the topical use of Biocorneum. This silicone based gel Read More...
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Laser Treatment for Brown Spots
January 9, 2013 11:02 AM by Mina Grasso
Brown spots may include: birthmarks freckles brown patches moles hyperpigmentation (due to inflammation or trauma to the skin from acne) insect bites abrasions The most common cause of brown spots or age spots on the face, chest, arms and hands is sun Read More...
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Anti-Aging Remedies for the Eyes
November 29, 2012 9:53 AM by Mina Grasso
The skin around the eyes is one of the first places that reveal a person's age. The delicate skin under the eyes that contains less subcutaneous fat becomes thinner with age. The unsightly age-related changes include dark circles, "bags" or swelling and Read More...
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Surprising Uses for Botulinum Toxin A
November 13, 2012 10:03 AM by Mina Grasso
Botulinum Toxin A is a protein and neurotoxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. Botulium toxin can cause botulism, a serious, life-threatening illness in humans and animals. More patients are open to considering treatment with the toxin 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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