Monthly Archives: May, 2015

State of the Art in Acne Scar Treatment – 2015

Acne affects 85% of people between the ages of 12 – 24.  There are various types of acne that range from simple black/white heads, papules/pustules, to the cystic breakouts.  It’s the cystic acne that leads to most of the scarring.  Acne scarring can have a impact on one’s appearance leading to a significant emotional toll.  Lack of …

Continue reading

Creating the Perfect Lips with Restylane Silk

Enhancing lips has become a very popular cosmetic procedure.  Most of the press has been negative because of the abundance of poorly performed injections, particularly on celebrities.  Instead of improving ones looks, and sensuality, they become a turn off, negatively affecting one’s attractiveness if not done properly.  A slew of new terms for these lips …

Continue reading

What is Vascular Occlusion or Vascular Compromise from Dermal Fillers?

Dermal fillers of becoming the fastest growing area of aesthetic enhancements.  In general, the procedure of injecting the filler is safe, with very little downtime, and with visible results. However, there is a rare, but extremely significant potential risk, that patient’s, medical staff, and providers need to always be aware of:  Vascular Occlusion or Vascular …

Continue reading

Why Juvederm is NOT a good choice for the Tear Trough or Eye Area

Juvederm is one of the most popular dermal fillers in the US.  As with most fillers, it is only FDA approved for the nasolabial folds, but is used “off label” in other areas of the face.  Although Juvederm is a very safe filler for use around the face, there are certain characteristics that make it the …

Continue reading