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  • Helping Patients Manage Dry Skin

    This blog is brought to you by ADVANCE and DNA.  Editor's note: This blog post was written by Annette Fonteneau, MSN, RNP, DCNP, who practices at School Street Dermatology in Pawtucket, R.I. Although winter's end is approaching, patients are no doubt asking for advice about treating their dry, cracked, painful skin. The heat in ...
    Posted to Dermatology Practice Today (Weblog) on February 23, 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
  • Retinoic Acid Strategies

    Your patient asks about possibly using Retin A. Now what? Lucky for us, retinoids have progressed so much over the past 40 years that we now have different avenues to help the patient realize benefits without all the harsh side effects of earlier years - redness, dryness and flaking, all of which contributed to poor patient compliance. ...
    Posted to Aesthetics Practice Today (Weblog) on February 14, 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
  • Best Kept Anti-Aging Secret

    Several weeks ago, my office manager asked each staff member in our office to choose her favorite product. She wanted to add a page to our website and set up a display in the office highlighting the product that each staff member absolutely loved and couldn't live without. Her reasoning was that our patients always want to know what we use and ...
    Posted to Aesthetics Practice Today (Weblog) on January 31, 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
  • The Art of Time Management

    We have all been to see a healthcare provider with a checklist of things we wish to accomplish during a visit. Isn't that why we go? Time management skills in medicine are essential. As providers, we have to find a nice balance that gives patients our undivided attention yet maintains efficiency and allows us to be productive. My goal in time ...
    Posted to Aesthetics Practice Today (Weblog) on December 27, 2011
  • Introducing the Dermatology Nurse Practitioner Society

    This blog is brought to you by ADVANCE and DNA. Editor's note: This blog post was written by Victoria Lazareth, MA, MSN, NP-C, DCNP, national chairwoman of the Dermatology Nurse Practitioner Society.She practices in the Division of Dermatology at the University of Massachusetts Memorial Medical Center in Worcester, Mass. She is also ...
    Posted to Dermatology Practice Today (Weblog) on November 10, 2011
  • Video Good Choice for Patient Education

    I saw this great patient education video about lost tampons on a blog called Doc Gurley, Posts From an Insane Healthcare System. The blogger appears in the video giving humorous, yet expert, advice about how a tampon can get ''lost'' and what to do about it. Take a look, and then show it to your patients.Self-produced videos aren't difficult to ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Voice: NP (Weblog) on February 13, 2009