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  • DNA Joins ‘Joining Forces' Campaign

    This blog is brought to you by ADVANCE and DNA. Editor's note: This post was written by Lakshi Aldredge, MSN, RN, ANP-BC, an adult nurse practitioner who practices at the Portland VA Medical Center in Portland, Oregon. The Dermatology Nurses' Association (DNA) has joined First Lady Michelle Obama and Jill Biden in the ''Joining ...
    Posted to Dermatology Practice Today (Weblog) on May 10, 2012
  • NPs & PAs Are Talking – May 7, 2012

    This week, readers of ADVANCE for NPs & PAs let us know their opinions on many posts, comments and articles. On Facebook, our readers liked career development tips, the newest practices in skincare, NP certification information and the latest posts from our various bloggers. We also posted an article discussing the growing ...
    Posted to ADVANCE for NPs & PAs Blog (Weblog) on May 7, 2012
  • Facebook Feedback: Private Practice

    If you're not following us on Facebook, ''like'' us and start sharing in the conversations! If you are, keep following and spread the word! This week, we posted the article ''Organizing and Investing to Expand Primary Care Availability with Nurse Practitioners'' by Peter J. Levin and Rick Bateman from Journal of Community Health to our ...
    Posted to ADVANCE for NPs & PAs Blog (Weblog) on March 22, 2012
  • Healthy, Youthful Skin on the Skinny

    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? First, we have to understand what comprises a youthful appearance. Young, youthful skin ...
    Posted to Aesthetics Practice Today (Weblog) on March 13, 2012
  • A New Option to Volumize and Tighten the Face

    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 lasers, however with ePrime there is no thermal impact to the epidermis. This makes the ...
    Posted to Aesthetics Practice Today (Weblog) on February 21, 2012
  • When It Comes to Lips, Does Pretty Have to Hurt?

        This blog is brought to you by ADVANCE and DNA. Editor's note: This blog post was written by Bonnie Marting, DNP, ARNP, who practices at Anushka Cosmedical Centre in Jupiter, Fla. With the FDA approval of Restylane for lip enhancement and the anticipated direct-to-consumer marketing from Medicis, those of us in ...
    Posted to Dermatology Practice Today (Weblog) on February 9, 2012
  • Treatment of Stretch Marks with Retinoids

    No matter our age or gender, stretch marks (or striae) can affect us all. Contrary to popular belief, stretch marks may even affect thin people. We commonly associate them with pregnancy, but striae also frequently occur in young patients after rapid height or muscle mass increase. Typical areas of involvement include the abdomen, breasts, arms, ...
    Posted to Aesthetics Practice Today (Weblog) on January 24, 2012
  • An Irritating Mystery

      Lately, I have been seeing a few post-biopsy and post-excision site irritations. After every procedure in our office, I give the patient a handout that describes aftercare, along with a small packet of polysporin. There are always exceptions and modifications to post-procedure wound care, but generally the following instructions result ...
    Posted to Dermatology Practice Today (Weblog) on January 19, 2012
  • Who Can and Should Be Allowed to Inject?

    Who should be allowed to inject botulinum toxins and dermal fillers? I live and own a clinic in Louisiana, and the state's Board of Nursing recently issued a statement about this. The board stated that certain nurse practitioner specialties are allowed to inject both botulinum toxins and dermal fillers, if they have been trained to do so and if ...
    Posted to Aesthetics Practice Today (Weblog) on January 17, 2012
  • Light Chemical Peels

    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 treatment? If you are looking to improve a dull complexion on a budget, a light (superficial) ...
    Posted to Aesthetics Practice Today (Weblog) on January 10, 2012