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  • 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
  • Artificial Tanning Beds and Vitamin D

    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. I have been asked by patients more times than I can count if they should use artificial tanning beds to obtain more vitamin D. Many of them ...
    Posted to Dermatology Practice Today (Weblog) on April 5, 2012
  • A New Multifacted Skin Therapy

    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 ...
    Posted to Aesthetics Practice Today (Weblog) on March 26, 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
  • Bye-Bye Brown Spots, Hello Glow

    My office distributes a questionnaire that asks patients to check off any cosmetic concerns that they may have. A pretty consistent concern is brown spots. Also known as sun spots, liver spots and age spots, the name doesn't really matter ... not a day goes by that I don't treat these pesky patches. A combination of hormones and photo damage are ...
    Posted to Aesthetics Practice Today (Weblog) on December 13, 2011