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  • Treating Acne: The Basics

    As the summer comes to a close and students and parents begin to plan for the next school year, inevitably there is a mad dash to the dermatology office to treat acne. Freshmen want to be clear to start high school, seniors want to be pimple-free for senior pictures. The problem is that they like to wait until 2 weeks before the start of school to ...
    Posted to Dermatology Practice Today (Weblog) on July 12, 2013
  • Arm Reshaping and Toning

    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 to the social climate of southern California, patients come to our clinic ...
    Posted to Aesthetics Practice Today (Weblog) on April 15, 2013
  • Retail Clinics Cashing in on Aesthetics

    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 Clinics website under services known as ''cosmetic prescriptions consultations,'' the clinics ...
    Posted to Aesthetics Practice Today (Weblog) on October 9, 2012
  • What is Coolsculpting?

    Editor's note: This blog post was written by Niki Bryn, APRN, DCNP, a member of the NP Society of the Dermatology Nurses' Association. Coolsculpting is an innovative method of noninvasive fat removal. Coolsculpting, with the trade name Zeltiq, was developed at Massachusetts General Hospital by two dermatologists, Dieter Manstein and Rox ...
    Posted to Dermatology Practice Today (Weblog) on September 27, 2012
  • NPs & PAs Are Talking – Prescribing Requirements, DNP Capstone, Aesthetics Practice

    On Facebook last week, we shared a reader question: ''Would any of you kind folks happen to know anything about transferring from Florida to Arizona as a nurse practitioner? There is a prescribing requirement that states 'you shall submit written evidence of 45 contact hours of education in pharmacology or clinical management of drug therapy ...
    Posted to ADVANCE for NPs & PAs Blog (Weblog) on August 13, 2012
  • NPs & PAs Are Talking – July 2, 2012

    Last week, we followed the landmark Supreme Court ruling on the Affordable Care Act, which allowed one of the most debated pieces of recent legislature to stand. It is expected that the new ruling will allow an additional 17 million people to qualify for Medicaid. On Facebook, we asked our NP and PA followers to share their opinions of the passed ...
    Posted to ADVANCE for NPs & PAs Blog (Weblog) on July 2, 2012
  • Great (or Not So Great) Expectations

    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 you will feel discomfort (it is attached, right?). No, injections are not pain-free but we do take ...
    Posted to Aesthetics Practice Today (Weblog) on June 29, 2012
  • Rejuvenating Skin Through Wound Healing Science

    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 care for sensitive or irritated skin.  Each product in this line was developed after ...
    Posted to Aesthetics Practice Today (Weblog) on June 5, 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
  • 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
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