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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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Treatment of Ochronosis
October 23, 2012 10:36 AM by Kimberly Cray
A patient presents with discrete patches of hyperpigmentation on the face, particularly involving the cheeks and upper lip. She denies recent sun exposure or use of oral contraception pills. She was diagnosed a year ago with melasma and given hydroquinone, Read More...
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Retail Clinics Cashing in on Aesthetics
October 9, 2012 7:35 AM by Kimberly Cray
It was recently brought to my attention that a popular health clinic is targeting (pun intended) cosmetic patients. Target Clinics, which provide convenient healthcare to numerous patients, are now offering certain cosmetic services. Listed on the Target Read More...
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Laser Therapy for Stretch Marks
October 2, 2012 8:32 AM by Mina Grasso
Stretch marks can occur on various parts of the body, including the abdomen, thighs, hips, breasts, arms, flanks and low back. Men and women can develop these stretch marks at any age. Stretch marks can present differently depending on the skin type. 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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Cryolipolysis: Where Does The Fat Go?
September 18, 2012 8:37 AM by Mina Grasso
Cryolipolysis is a new noninvasive technology that uses cold exposure to result in lipolysis, the breakdown of fat by freezing. Clinical studies have demonstrated 20% to 25% reduction in superficial fat layer thickness after each treatment. After a cryolipolysis 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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After-Summer Skin Damage Repair
September 4, 2012 9:51 AM by Mina Grasso
Year after year, summer after summer, we start to notice our skin losing elasticity and developing new, larger or darker brown spots on the face, chest, arms or legs. Fortunately, more people are now educated about the risk of excessive sun exposure and Read More...
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Light Peels Can Hit the Spot
August 28, 2012 9:25 AM by Kimberly Cray
When topicals just aren't enough to treat those pesky brown spots, go deeper with a professional-grade peel such as the Dermaceutic spot and milk peels. Milk and spot peel treatments are a great way to reveal healthy, radiant skin. Good candidates for Read More...
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A New Option for Hyperhidrosis
August 14, 2012 10:42 AM by Kimberly Cray
Many people have overactive sweat glands that produce excess sweating. This condition is called hyperhidrosis, and it can occur in the underarms, palms and soles. In severe hyperhidrosis, sweating significantly exceeds the body's normal requirement for Read More...
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Blunt Cannula Technique
August 7, 2012 9:04 AM by Mina Grasso
Injection of soft tissue fillers such as Restylane, Juvederm and Radiesse are becoming more popular in aesthetic practices. Unlike a sharp beveled needle, a blunt cannula has a rounded tip and the opening is just proximal to that blunt tip. The cannulas Read More...
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The VIP Strategy
July 31, 2012 8:35 AM by Kimberly Cray
At our practice we strive to set ourselves apart from the rest. There are many different dermatology and cosmetic practices within the vicinity that patients could visit. However, they chose us and we choose to make this the best decision they ever made! 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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Fractional CO2 Laser Resurfacing
July 10, 2012 7:34 AM by Mina Grasso
Traditionally, wrinkles on the cheeks adjacent to the corner of the lips have been a challenge in cosmetic rejuvenation. Loss of volume, sun exposure and the aging process break down collagen and reduce elasticity, contributing to this rippled wrinkle Read More...
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