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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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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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Décolletage Pads
January 2, 2013 2:18 PM by Kimberly Cray
If your "anti-aging" eyes wander like mine, you are probably interested in more than just facial rejuvenation. Below the face and neck we have several very important areas to consider. Take for example the décolletage. One concern many patients have is 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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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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The Power of Mineral Makeup
June 19, 2012 8:08 AM by Kimberly Cray
Patients often ask me what makeup I recommend. That's not the easiest question to answer. The most important thing is that you find a makeup that works well for your skin. As we all know, this often involves experimentation. You win some, you lose some. 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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A Neck Like a Goddess
May 22, 2012 8:11 AM by Kimberly Cray
A common area of concern among cosmetic patients is the wrinkling of skin along the neck and jawline. The platysma muscle is the large muscle responsible for these lines. When the entire platysma is in action, it produces a slight wrinkling of the skin. 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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A New Multifacted Skin Therapy
March 26, 2012 8:04 AM by Kimberly Cray
eMatrix is a new technology that is said to be "color blind." Being capable of treating all skin types, this is certainly a welcome addition to the field of aesthetics. Coined "sublative rejuvenation," eMatrix utilizes fractionated bipolar radio frequency. Read More...
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Skip the Facial, Buy Quality Products
March 20, 2012 7:58 AM by Kimberly Cray
To facial or not to facial? That is the question. Patients often ask me "How often should I get facials?" Some are eager to go in for weekly or monthly facials despite the fact that they are not seeing any improvement in their skin. What is it about the 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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A New Option to Volumize and Tighten the Face
February 21, 2012 10:39 AM by Kimberly Cray
ePrime is a minimally invasive aesthetic device that delivers measured radio frequency directly into the skin using microneedles. In theory, this procedure creates a controlled wound healing process. The process is similar to that provided by fractionated 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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Best Kept Anti-Aging Secret
January 31, 2012 8:03 AM by Cindy Cobb
Several weeks ago, my office manager asked each staff member in our office to choose her favorite product. She wanted to add a page to our website and set up a display in the office highlighting the product that each staff member absolutely loved and Read More...
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