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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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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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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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“Bleaching” an Outdated Term
December 17, 2013 10:04 AM by Kimberly Cray
A common concern among patients is treating and improving skin tone and brown spots on the skin, particularly the face. These changes can often be reflections of long term sun exposure or hormonal changes. We have many options for treating such conditions; Read More...
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Liquid Facelifts
December 10, 2013 9:23 AM by Mina Grasso
Liquid facelifts using products like Restylane, Perlane, Juvederm and Radiesse as well Sculptra have become extremely popular during the last few years. Using a blunt cannula has increased the safety of these injections tremendously. Blunt cannulas minimize Read More...
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Skin Care > Coffee
December 3, 2013 4:57 PM by Kimberly Cray
When attending a skin care seminar, learning about a company's product line and how you could potentially incorporate certain items into your practice is the intended purpose. However, one of the greatest things you can take from such an experience is Read More...
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Benefits of Clarisonic Brush
November 29, 2013 11:19 AM by Mina Grasso
For many years I felt that home care cleansing brushes like the Clarisonic Brush was a gimmick and really did do much. Over time as I inquired patients about their skincare regimen, I found that a good percentage of patients used the Clarisonic Brush Read More...
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Lytera Skin Brightening Complex
November 20, 2013 3:40 PM by Kimberly Cray
I recently attended a National Product Seminar hosted by SkinMedica in Miami. Did I mention I love my job? One of the products highlighted was Lytera. This product is being marketed as effective in reducing the appearance of dark spots to create a more Read More...
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VIP (Very Important Peels)
November 5, 2013 4:30 PM by Kimberly Cray
Peels are a great pick me up for the skin. Think: minimal downtime. Think: glow and go. Combined with the use of great products, peels are the type of treatment that I cannot recommend enough. I personally love superficial peels. I've always been a fan Read More...
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Educate Patients and Recommend Products
October 29, 2013 4:13 PM by Mina Grasso
NPs and PAs often times feel awkward retailing skin care products to patients in a medical spa setting. Various factors contribute to lack of sales and patient guidance on skin care products appropriate to their skin condition. The following are just Read More...
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A New Capacity for Repair and Regeneration
October 8, 2013 2:03 PM by Kimberly Cray
As part of the body's capacity to heal itself, platelets and other components in human blood migrate to a site of injury. Platelets are known to release a variety of factors that respond to tissue injury, where they initiate and promote healing. By concentrating Read More...
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Male-Centric Aesthetics on an Upward Trend
October 1, 2013 9:23 AM by Mina Grasso
Although the percentage of total aesthetic procedures performed on men is still under 10%, it has increased more than 100% since 1997. The most common surgical procedures sought by men include liposuction, rhinoplasty and eyelid surgery. Laser hair removal, Read More...
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Stretch Marks
August 20, 2013 2:35 PM by Mina Grasso
Stretch marks are caused by rapid physical stretching of the skin in a condition where elastic fibers due to genetics or hormonal influence. Stretch marks develop in a variety of circumstances including pregnancy, weight gain, adolescents with rapid growth 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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