Tag Archives: dermatology

Coolsculpting Update 2017 – Faster, More Comfortable, Better Results

The addition of the CoolAdvantage handpieces, Zimmer Z Wave, and a 2nd Coolsculpting machine, treatments are faster, more comfortable, and with better outcomes.

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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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Smoking and Aesthetic Procedures Don’t Mix Well

Smoking is well known for its detrimental effects to one’s lungs and health. Lung cancer, heart disease, chronic lung disease, strokes are all sited to have much higher rates in those that smoke. It certainly is no leap of faith to imagine the harm smoking causes to the largest organ of the body, the skin. …

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Bellafill is a Unique, Safe, Long Lasting Filler

Bellafill is a one of a kind dermal filler. What makes it unique is its longevity, composition, and FDA approved indications. Although FDA approved in 2006 for improving the nasolabial folds, there have been 2 recent studies that have expanding its indications.  These are the use of Bellafill for acne scars and data which shows …

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Comparing Infini to Ulthera and Why Infini’s Technology is Superior for Laxity, Wrinkles, and Acne Scars

When it comes to skin tightening and wrinkles, there has been an increasing trend for the consumers to choose the less invasive approaches and opting out of surgery. Although results aren’t as dramatic, nonsurgical treatments offer less downtime, less risk, and less cost. These treatments are great for the people who are not quite surgical candidates because …

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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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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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How Long Do Dermal Fillers Last…..It Depends!

It happens everyday.  Patients ask how long they can count on their dermal filler lasting.  The problem is, is that there is no quick and easy answer.  There are a number of variables that factor into filler longevity, with the ultimate unknown being that there is no way that a physician can determine how one’s …

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