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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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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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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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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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Treatment of Complications Associated With Intense Pulsed Light
May 13, 2014 8:10 AM by Mina Grasso
Intense pulsed light (IPL), broadband light (BBL), photorejuvenation and fotofacial are all terms that refer to a technology that has been available for several years to rejuvenate the skin. Most laser companies have their own version of this technology Read More...
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Recreating the Triangle of Youth
April 29, 2014 8:42 AM by Mina Grasso
With new aesthetic products being introduced every year, new advanced techniques to deliver these products are also introduced. Tissue filler injection techniques have evolved from filling fine lines to liquid facelifts utilizing more volume, which in Read More...
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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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