Category Archives: Dermal Fillers

Lasers versus Radiofrequency Microneedling (RFM) for Acne Scars

Traditionally, lasers were the gold standard for acne scars. Specifically, ablative lasers, CO2 and Erbium, have been advocated over the nonablative lasers such as Fraxel 1550. In 2013, radiofrequency microneedling (RFM) was approved in the US and the dominance of lasers for acne scars has come under scrutiny. While there are indications for both technologies, …

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The 5 Most Popular Instagram Cosmetic Procedures That Don’t Work

Instagram is being used as a marketing tool for all types of industries. Unfortunately, you can’t believe everything you see touted. This is especially true for aesthetic procedures. As with any, make sure you do your research, the before and after pictures are actually comparable and aren’t using lighting “tricks”, and the provider is experienced …

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Does Radiofrequency, RF Microneedling, or Lasers Affect Hyaluronic Acid Fillers?

While there are number of studies suggesting that lasers and RF do not affect fillers, a recent article by Dr. Weiss opened up the debate again. In his paper he stated that biopsies showed evidence of heating around the filler. It did not evaluated the changes in the filler volume over time. He concluded that …

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What’s More Accurate – Cannulas vs Needles For Dermal Fillers?

There is an ongoing debate among injectors as to what method of injecting fillers is more accurate. The needle pundits state that the needle can inject in any tissue, at any depths. While this is true, is the filler actually placed where they think it is? Cannulas aficionados argument is that cannulas will stay in …

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New Research Suggests that Not All Cannulas are Safe!

Cannulas, specifically, blunt microcannulas, can be used to administer fillers by advanced injectors. They a favorable over needles because they have a blunt round tip and are flexible, leading to the following advantages: Less discomfort – one entry point can serve a large area, thus avoiding multiple dermal penetrations which is more uncomfortable. Less bruising …

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Dr. Weiner’s New Treatment for the Aging Neck – “TriNECKta”

The aging phenomenon affects all the areas of the face and body. Sun exposed areas will be most affected due to the collagen destroying effects of UVA and UVB light. Dr. Weiner has developed a technique which addresses many different aspects of the aging neck, and, better yet, it’s all minimally invasive. Pigmentation Hyperpigmentation is …

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What is Myomodulation?

The aging process leads to hyperactivity of the muscles of the face. This movement leads to increased wrinkles and loss of the smooth, youthful appearance of the skin. In the upper face, neuromodulators such as Dysport and Botox, do a great job at relaxing this hyperactivity. What’s trending with aesthetic providers is dampening the muscle …

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Why are Blunt Microcannulas the Obvious Choice for Dermal Fillers?

Dermal fillers are becoming increasingly popular worldwide. Contouring of the face, restoring volume loss, enhancing features such as lip plumping can all be obtained with very little downtime. Just 15 years ago, surgery was the only way these enhancements could be performed. There are some minor complications associated with fillers such as pain, bruising, swelling …

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2019 UPDATE: State-of-the-Art Acne Scar Treatments

Acne scarring has significant debilitating effects on one’s overall self-worth and confidence. Millions in the US are affected. There have been improvements in techniques and energy devices in past few years which have led to better outcomes for acne scar treatments. Subcision – This is process of breaking up deeply tethered scar bands associated mainly …

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Top 5 Procedures to Improve Your Jawline in 2019

It appears that 2019 is the “Year of the Jawline”.  A strong jawline is interpreted as a characteristic of strength, beauty, virility, and power. In a study of S&P 500 CEO’s, 95% were considered to have a well defined jawline.  With advances in aesthetic technology and techniques, achieving that perfect profile is becoming easier, with …

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