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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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Arm Reshaping and Toning
April 15, 2013 12:47 PM by Mina Grasso
As spring and summer entice the sunshine and warm weather, short sleeves or sleeveless tops and spaghetti straps are the favorite fashion. Yet some people prefer long sleeves and sweaters year-round because they feel self conscious about their arms. Due 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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Combination Topical Skin Care for Acne
January 22, 2013 2:43 PM by Mina Grasso
Teens and adults suffer from acne due to hormone fluctuations and stress. Some feel diet may play a role. These factors stimulate sebaceous glands that causes the oil production that the P. acne live on. Most patients have tried a variety of over-the-counter 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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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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Great (or Not So Great) Expectations
June 29, 2012 2:18 PM by Kimberly Cray
I often wonder if all providers really find it important to let patients know what to expect. I always ask at the time of consultation, and certainly before I begin a procedure, whether the patient has any questions. Yes, to remove a mole or skin tag Read More...
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Rejuvenating Skin Through Wound Healing Science
June 5, 2012 12:10 PM by Kimberly Cray
Neocutis is a Swiss skin care and pharmaceutical line that harnesses the power of PSP (processed skin cell proteins, a proprietary ingredient). These products are used to promote skin rejuvenation, to provide post-procedural skin care and to provide general Read More...
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Your Hands Should Not Reveal Your Age!
May 15, 2012 7:45 AM by Mina Grasso
Do your patients report that they hide their hands when they meet someone they want to impress? That they don't enjoy wearing their favorite rings because they draw attention to the aging appearance of their hands? Aging and excessive sun exposure lead Read More...
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Informed Consent in Aesthetics
April 24, 2012 7:36 AM by Kimberly Cray
Don't take another step - before you have your patient read and sign all consent forms! A patient's written consent and acknowledgement of the treatment and risks is simply not optional anymore. Sure, there was a time when a provider's word was gold. Read More...
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Healthy, Youthful Skin on the Skinny
March 13, 2012 7:56 AM by Cindy Cobb
What do our patients want? To look better, look more youthful Look better without down time Look better right away Look better without pain Look better without surgery Look better without costing too much So how do we help them accomplish all of this? Read More...
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Retinoic Acid Strategies
February 14, 2012 7:44 AM by Cindy Cobb
Your patient asks about possibly using Retin A. Now what? Lucky for us, retinoids have progressed so much over the past 40 years that we now have different avenues to help the patient realize benefits without all the harsh side effects of earlier years Read More...
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Light Chemical Peels
January 10, 2012 7:58 AM by Kimberly Cray
Our skin is not only our largest organ, it is our first line of defense against harsh environmental conditions such as UV damage, pollution and irritants. So, have you thanked your skin lately? What better way than with an effective and inexpensive facial Read More...
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SPF: The Fountain of Youth
November 29, 2011 9:30 AM by Kimberly Cray
As a society striving to look younger, we are in constant search to find the so-called "fountain of youth." We envision an overflowing magic potion that erases or prevents the damages of time. In my mind, there is no myth or legend behind the fact that Read More...
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Healthy Competition
November 8, 2011 8:20 AM by Cindy Cobb
First there was Botox , then there was Dysport , and now there is Xeomin (incobotulinumtoxinA). Xeomin is the latest addition to a growing list of botulinum toxin type A injectables. The Food and Drug Administration recently approved this new botulinum Read More...
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