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I have mentioned in many blogs how
much I love being a nurse practitioner. I have enjoyed the opportunities I have
been afforded by associating with so many wonderful professionals and they have
paved the way for me. THANK YOU! The opportunity I am referring to is my role
as an independent contractor for a gerontology group.
One year ago I ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...