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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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Why Dysport is Dr. Weiner’s Favorite Neuromodulator/Neurotoxin

The most popular cosmetic procedure in the world is wrinkle reducing injections with neurotoxins or the friendlier term, neuromodulators. The injections work by reducing the activity of the muscles they are injected to, there by resulting in less movement and less dynamic wrinkles. Static wrinkles, ones that appear at rest, are less affected by these …

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Laser Hair Removal Just Got A Long Awaited Upgrade – Splendor X

Removing hair using a laser dates back to 1995, when the first laser was FDA approved for this purpose. The LightSheer laser (Diode) was approved in 1997 and has been the most popular laser for hair removal since then. About 6-7 years ago, the LightSheer Duet was developed for faster and safer treatments and was …

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Subcision of Acne Scars – Revisiting an Old Technique

Acne scarring is a significant psychologically debilitating disease affecting millions in the US, approximately 1% of the adult population in one study. Treatments for acne scars include: Lasers RF Microneedling Fillers TCA Cross Subcision Microneedling PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) PDO Threads (?) Most of these techniques are based on trying to make the disorganized collagen …

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Emsculpt: A New Treatment Category – Muscle Strengthening with Fat Destruction

It’s been the dream of generations. Hundreds of machines have failed. Now there is Emsculpt. It is now possible to strengthen your abdominal muscle muscles effortlessly and pain free. How about lifting and shaping the buttocks without squats? In fact, you can drink wine, eat a donut, or watch a movie while this is happening …

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How to Minimize Risks of Vascular Occlusion and Blindness During Filler Injections

Dermal fillers improve volume loss or enhance facial features. Their use is increasing at rate of 10% or more per year worldwide. Adverse events are usually minor¬† and consist of bruising, swelling, asymmetries, and nodularity. More significant complications are fortunately rare and include infection, granuloma, skin necrosis, and blindness. This blog will concentrate on techniques …

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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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Restylane Refyne and Defyne, New Fillers with Unique Benefits

(Dr. Weiner is one of the most experienced users of Restylane Refyne and Restylane Defyne in the US and has trained multiple physicians on his injection techniques of these new products.) Late 2016, two new dermal fillers, Restylane Refyne and Restylane Defyne were FDA approved. Although new to the US, these fillers had approval in …

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Dr. Steven F. Weiner’s 6 year Experience with Blunt Cannulas for Dermal Fillers

The value of volume replacement in the aging face is now universally recognized as one of the most beneficial procedures to restore youthfulness. The combination of sun exposure, aging, and genetics leads to collagen, fat, muscle, and bone loss. Reinflating the cheeks, lips, and tear troughs are routinely done by physicians across the world on …

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How to Choose the Best Laser for Tattoo Removal

Tattoo removal is most effectively performed with lasers. The mechanism by which the laser works is by breaking up the larger ink granules into smaller particles. The body is unable to clear the larger particles but when smaller, the immune system is capable of clearing the ink. Successful clearance of a tattoo is dependent on …

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