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  • This Nurses Week, Examine Your Message

    For as long as I can remember, nursing has been one of the most trusted professions. We should be very proud of that status -- it's not easy to gain the trust of the public, much less mange to hold on to that trust year after year. We have never campaigned or actively sought out this designation, instead we earned it by simply doing our jobs day ...
    Posted to Career Coach (Weblog) on May 7, 2014
  • A Sample Dermatology Protocol

      Many nurse practitioners have asked me about dermatology protocols. They are no different from other protocols and should be an outline of your practice agreement with your supervising or collaborating physician. These protocols should remain broad and general, but list important and specific aspects of your practice like prescribing ...
    Posted to Dermatology Practice Today (Weblog) on April 14, 2014
  • The Providers of ‘No'

    Ready for my rant? Over the past year or two, I've noticed an increase in physician groups engaging in negative campaigning directed toward NPs. Could it have always been present but I just hadn't noticed? Or is the negativity a reaction to the numerous bills that have been introduced in several states to remove barriers and allow fully ...
    Posted to Career Coach (Weblog) on March 6, 2014
  • Fractional CO2 Laser Resurfacing

    Traditionally, wrinkles on the cheeks adjacent to the corner of the lips have been a challenge in cosmetic rejuvenation. Loss of volume, sun exposure and the aging process break down collagen and reduce elasticity, contributing to this rippled wrinkle appearance. In an attempt to reduce or eliminate these wrinkles, some patients have undergone ...
    Posted to Aesthetics Practice Today (Weblog) on July 10, 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
  • The Power of Mineral Makeup

    Patients often ask me what makeup I recommend. That's not the easiest question to answer. The most important thing is that you find a makeup that works well for your skin. As we all know, this often involves experimentation. You win some, you lose some. There is no perfect makeup for everyone. But nothing is better than finding makeup that works ...
    Posted to Aesthetics Practice Today (Weblog) on June 19, 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
  • A Neck Like a Goddess

    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 ...
    Posted to Aesthetics Practice Today (Weblog) on May 22, 2012
  • Informed Consent in Aesthetics

    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, ...
    Posted to Aesthetics Practice Today (Weblog) on April 24, 2012
  • Skip the Facial, Buy Quality Products

    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 ...
    Posted to Aesthetics Practice Today (Weblog) on March 20, 2012
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