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Anterior and Posterior Axillary Fat Pad (Armpit Fat)
October 7, 2014 3:23 PM by Mina Grasso
Wardrobe frustrations and an endless search for the perfect bra, spanx or other compression material to conceal fat bulges around the bra go on. A particularly challenging fat bulge is the anterior and posterior axillary fat pad area (armpit fat). This Read More...
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"I Hate My Neck"
September 9, 2014 3:38 PM by Mina Grasso
Looking in the mirror at submental (under the chin) fat, loose, crepey, puckered skin and tight platysmal bands going down the neck can have a psychological impact. Loss of the definition of the jawline and neck can be from a genetic predisposition, weight Read More...
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Thermi-Tight Injectable RF
August 13, 2014 3:46 PM by Mina Grasso
Before non-surgical skin tightening was available, the only option to address loose skin was to surgically remove it. Thermage, a non-surgical procedure utilizing mono-polar radiofrequency, provided an option for those wanting to avoid the surgery. This Read More...
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Temporal Fossa Augmentation
July 15, 2014 3:46 PM by Mina Grasso
With the increasing popularity of tissue fillers, patients are looking more youthful in the mid and lower face. When looking at patients with volume augmentation of the mid and lower face, there can be a disruption in the frame of the face where the temporal Read More...
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Lower Face and Neck Beauty Secret
July 1, 2014 10:55 AM by Mina Grasso
Over time with genetic influences and facial expression, we see changes in the appearance lower face and neck. Complaints include worsening of a crease on the chin under the lower lip, dimpling of the chin, a sad or angry appearance of the corners of Read More...
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Permanent Makeup Can Enhance The Appearance of Thinning Lips
June 17, 2014 11:29 AM by Mina Grasso
The process of aging and genetics can result in the lips losing volume and structure. Some patients completely lose the appearance of their lips when they smile. With most patients, injection of hyaluronic acid fillers like Restylane, Perlane or Juvederm 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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Uniquely Different
May 1, 2014 8:34 AM by Kimberly Cray
We are each unique in that we are different. One thing or feature that bothers you may truly set you apart from others … in a very good way. I don’t believe in changing your looks to achieve something that another wants wants in you or to please someone 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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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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