Category Archives: Acne

Treating Post Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation (PIH)

Melanocytes are the cells responsible for the pigmentation in the skin. Their activity can be increased in response to inflammation. When skin becomes hyperpigmented from an injury, it is called “post inflammatory hyperpigmentation” or PIH. This is particularly prevalent in darker skin individuals, where there is more melanocytic activity, but can occur in lighter skin …

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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 …

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Various Acne Treatments offered by Dr. Steven Weiner

See Also:  State of the Art in Acne Scar Treatment Blog: https://stevenfweinermd.wordpress.com/ YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/StevenFWeinerFacial Website: http://www.theclinique.net Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/TheAestheticClinique/

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Off Label Uses of the Infini – A Plethora of Potential Treatment Options – Scars, Sweat, Cellulite, Acne, Fat, Breast Lift, Knees, Tattoos

The Infini is quickly being recognized by the aesthetic physicians as a very powerful tool to tighten facial and neck skin with very little downtime (less than 36 hours).  It has also proven to have an extremely low risk profile, with very few long term side effects noted, even in tan or dark skinned individuals.  For …

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Revance (RVNC) RT001 is Going to Improve Crows Feet and Sweating WITHOUT Needles

Revance RT001 is a topical treatment that is a neurotoxin or “neuromodulator”.  This means that it decreases the muscle activity, similar to Botox Cosmetic, Dysport, and Xeomin.  However, unlike the current FDA neuromodulators, Revance RT001 can penetrate through intact skin, whereas all the others require needle injections.  Although the Botox injections are fairly quick and cause …

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Dermapen – Advanced Microneedling for Skin Tightening, Wrinkles, Acne Scars, Stretch Marks, and Improving Elasticity of Skin.

The Dermapen is used in conjunction with PRP and PPP in the video above. The Dermapen 3 is a motorized microneedling device that can produce over 1300 dermal penetrations per second.  The micro-injuries that are created cause an inflammatory response that ultimately causes collagen production.  The injury to the dermis is fractional, only a small …

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Acne Scar questions answered by Dr. Steve Weiner, Facial Plastic Surgeon

All of these answers were done before the Infini was invented.  It might be the best option for acne scars currently. See also this link – blog about Acne Scars. Q: Looking for a laser to remove post acne marks! (Photo) A: PIH from acne can be treated with topicals usually. PIH is treated in most …

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How to Treat Acne in 2014 – Spectra Laser Acne Peel with No Downtime or Discomfort

  Acne is a fairly universal problem, affecting 80% of the population at some point of their lives. A subset of people suffer from moderate to severe forms of the disease and seek medical attention. It’s the number one reason that people seek out a dermatologist. Treatment options consist of topical medications, oral medications, life …

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Dr. Steven F. Weiner answers questions about Botox

Q: Shouldn’t 30 units of botox be sufficient for glabellar 11’s? (Photo) A: Movement persists after 30u of Botox – several reasons Someone with a very strong glabella can’t expect to have complete movement cessation with Botox. There is a scale 0-4 and you can expect 1-2 drops in the scale with proper placement and …

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What’s new in Botox Treatments, MicroBotox, and the Upcoming “Botox Cream” by Revance Theraputics

Dr. Weiner answers questions about Botox Botox was originally FDA approved for treating stabismus (lazy eye) and blepharospasm (spasms of the eyelids) in 1989.  When treating around the eye, patients and doctors were noting the wrinkles around the eyes were improving and brows were elevating.  Studies were then initiated by Drs. Jean and Alastair Carruthers …

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