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  • The Quarterly Check-Up: Part 3

    We have carved deep into the second half of my first year as a professional physician assistant. This is the perfect time for a Quarterly Check-Up to examine some of the biggest lessons over the last three months We learned that our patient's beliefs can trump the strongest medicine and that our acceptance of those beliefs makes us better ...
    Posted to First Year PA (Weblog) on October 3, 2013
  • 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
  • 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
  • Don't Pass Off Acne Extractions

    A crucial part of total acne therapy involves extractions of comedones at least once a month, depending on acne severity. Many dermatology offices offer acne facials performed by a medical esthetician. This is a nice option because it frees the provider for other services and offers a medically-focused facial to the patient. But in many cases I ...
    Posted to Dermatology Practice Today (Weblog) on January 5, 2012
  • Collagen Induction Therapy

    Collagen induction therapy (CIT) is a procedure that triggers the body's natural healing process to create firmer, plumper, more youthful skin with a healthy glow. It does this by creating ''microwounds'' using a microneedling device. The procedure triggers a diffuse wound healing process. In CIT, microneedles puncture the skin and activate stem ...
    Posted to Aesthetics Practice Today (Weblog) on December 20, 2011
  • The 'Money Is Tight' Consult

    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 West Palm Beach, Fla. The cash-based aspect of aesthetics intensifies the value of the initial consultation. There may be a huge discrepancy between what a patient ...
    Posted to Dermatology Practice Today (Weblog) on December 15, 2011
  • Healthy Competition

    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 product to treat severe frown lines between the eyebrows, and I'm anxiously waiting for its ...
    Posted to Aesthetics Practice Today (Weblog) on November 8, 2011