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  • Spring Breakers Beware

    As the universities and secondary schools are preparing for spring break, it is important that we are educated and educate our young patients on the dangers of ultraviolet exposure. I am going to focus this blog more specifically towards the use of tanning beds. As a dermatology specialist and a parent, I find it unconscionable that ...
    Posted to Dermatology Practice Today (Weblog) on March 11, 2013
  • Online Patient Reviews: Helpful or Harmful?

    The days of the Yellow Pages are long gone. When looking for a new medical provider, just like a restaurant, hairstylist or even a good handy man, we can simply jump onto one of the many popular search engines. Now, however, we not only have the world at our finger tips, we can also post reviews directly online for all to see. This includes ...
    Posted to Aesthetics Practice Today (Weblog) on September 11, 2012
  • NPs & PAs Are Talking – Facelifts, Family Planning and On-Call Shifts

    On Facebook last week, we shared the Aesthetics Practice Today blog, ''Maintaining Facial Balance with Liquid Facelifts.'' Blogger Mina Grasso described the impressive effects of this treatment but warned clinicians to outline clear expectations to their patients. Facebook fan Shane commented, ''I do these all the time. Patients never, ever have ...
    Posted to ADVANCE for NPs & PAs Blog (Weblog) on July 30, 2012
  • Medical Skin Needling in Aesthetics

    As providers we know the deeper we dive into the dermis, the greater the risk of potential side effects, sometimes including permanent adverse changes to the skin. I am a fan of options. There is no cookie-cutter treatment protocol we can follow with every patient. Treatments that allow us to treat the skin safely and are a good alternative to ...
    Posted to Aesthetics Practice Today (Weblog) on July 17, 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
  • NPs & PAs Are Talking – May 28, 2012

    As NPs & PAs approached the holiday weekend (and with any luck, a few days off), and editor Michelle Perron Pronsati and senior associate editor Jennifer Ford arrived at the AAPA IMPACT conference, our social networks, community pages and articles buzzed with thoughtful comments and many heated opinions. Always a controversial topic ...
    Posted to ADVANCE for NPs & PAs Blog (Weblog) on May 25, 2012
  • Don't Get Burned

    This blog is brought to you by ADVANCE and DNA. Editor's note: This post was written by Lakshi Aldredge, MSN, RN, ANP-BC, and adult nurse practitioner who specializes in dermatology at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Portland, Ore. Our organization is made up of nursing professionals who dedicate their lives to promoting skin ...
    Posted to Dermatology Practice Today (Weblog) on May 24, 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
  • When to Refer for Atypical Nevi

      This blog is brought to you by ADVANCE and DNA. 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 ...
    Posted to Dermatology Practice Today (Weblog) on March 22, 2012
  • Mole Check!

    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 ...
    Posted to Dermatology Practice Today (Weblog) on March 15, 2012
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