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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. Over time this can lead to prominent bands and lines. The muscle also depresses the lower jaw ...
Don't take another step - before you have your patient read and sign all consent forms! A patient's written consent and acknowledgement of the treatment and risks is simply not optional anymore. Sure, there was a time when a provider's word was gold. There was little written in a chart about the discussion of risks and side effects. Nowadays, ...
Here I sit in my
newly decorated office, a bit after 4PM, pondering my good fortune! It has been a little over a month since I've
gone ''solo'' and things couldn't be better. It feels as if I've been here
forever, with everyone here feeling like old friends.
The ease with which I
settled into my new position is still a little ...
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. Its capability to be used on any skin type stems from its ability to produce significant ...
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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 ...
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Editor's note: This blog post was written by Ellen McCafferty-O'Connell, NP, who practices dermatology at Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates in Boston.
Most office appointments include a thorough review of systems, medications, past medical history, family history, healthcare ...
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 word facial that we associate with perfect skin? If you like the deep cleansing effect of a ...
Today a patient asked me, ''When should I have my moles checked? Every few years?'' My favorite answer is: ''Check your birthday suit every year during your birthday month.'' Patients can relate to this fun and easy reminder.
A full body exam means a full body exam. I start on the right side of the body and begin examining the nails, fingers and ...
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 ...
I am seeking the help of my online
community. Several blogs ago I had
mentioned the desire to start my own business, but was unsure what I actually
wanted to do, so I purchased the book, ''How to Start an Independent Practice''
by Carolyn R. Zaumeyer. This book was filled with a step by step approach to
all the tools one will need to start a ...