Category Archives: Lasers

Action II Erbium Laser for Resurfacing and Bella V Vaginal Rejuvenation

Lutronic has added a new laser to it’s armamentarium and it is called the Action II. There are several different applications for this laser which include: fractional laser resurfacing, the “Shining” laser peel, skin lesion ablations, and the “Bella V” procedure for vaginal rejuvenation. Erbium lasers are ablative lasers, they cause ablation of the tissue treated. …

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Deceptive Practices Used in Before and After Photos

“A picture is worth a thousand words”. It’s true, seeing a great before and after speaks volumes for a certain physician’s or practitioner’s abilities. Unfortunately, there are some deceptive practices that can trick the eyes into believing results are better than they are really are.  Instagram is a showcase for the aesthetic industry, but there …

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Introducing the Concept of “Age Freezing”

The nonsurgical aesthetic industry has finally hit an important milestone. Using a combination of techniques, cosmetic physicians are now able to halt, and even reverse, the age-related changes which occur to one’s face. In the past, technologies would allow for turning back time for a few years but eventually, the inevitable and undeniable signs of …

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Acne is NO Longer A Problem with The Aerolase Neopod Laser

  Acne affects millions of people in the US, and is the most common reason to seek medical attention from a Dermatologist. Billions of dollars are spent on medications to control the disease, both over the counter and prescription. Medications have potential side effects, and compliance is difficult. Even with aggressive medical therapy, acne can …

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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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Dr. Weiner’s “Superficial Skin Block” to Numb The Face for Aesthetic Procedures – Infini and Laser Resurfacing

Some of the fastest growing and most popular procedures in the Aesthetic Industry are radiofrequency and laser procedures. The most sighted obstacle for patients doing these procedures is pain. Dr. Weiner has develop and perfected a method to numb the face fairly thoroughly that is fairly quick and simple. The “Superficial Skin Block” takes about …

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The Top 5 Procedures for a Youthful Appearance

There is so much information available on the internet that is becomes extremely confusing to the average person as to what is the right thing for them to do. While genetics, race, and lifestyle play a role in how one ages, there are many universal features of the aging face which are inescapable. While it …

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Move over VBeam, There’s a New Gold Standard for Treating Reds, Rosacea, and Vessels…The Excel V Laser

It was 1986 that the VBeam was originally FDA approved to treat red skin lesions.  That’s almost 30 years ago.  It’s been a good run, but it’s time to give up the number one spot to the Excel V laser.  There are several reasons that the VBeam is inferior to the Excel V which will …

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The Most “Botched” Cosmetic Procedures Dr. Steven Weiner Is Asked on Realself.com

Realself.com is a public forum for asking questions about cosmetic procedures which patients have had or are thinking of undergoing to the website’s participating physicians.  The website allows doctors of the following specialties to respond: Plastic Surgeons Facial Plastic Surgeons Dermatologists Oculoplastic Surgeons Unfortunately, experience and credentials are not always fully evaluated by the public, …

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VBeam (for Rosacea, Redness, Vessels) questions answered by Dr. Steve Weiner, Facial Plastic Surgeon

Q: Is it safe to use V-Beam laser on the face if Juvederm has been injected into the cheek area? A: VBeam will not affect Juvederm or other fillers There have been numerous studies showing no affect of lasers on any of the dermal fillers. The VBeam is actually a fairly superficial laser as well. …

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