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Why Subcision is Needed When Treating Acne Scars with Lasers or Radiofrequency (RF)

Acne scars are routinely treated with laser and RF or RF microneedling. However, the optimal benefits are probably not achieved unless subcision is performed. Here’s why – Acne scars frequently will have collagen scar fibers extending to the subcutaneous fat, fat pads, or fascial layers. These fibers cause tethering of the dermis, leading to the …

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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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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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The Genius is Truly a Huge Step Forward for RF Microneedling

The initial studies of radiofrequency microneedling (RFM) were performed by Hantash et al. in 2009. What Hantash was able to demonstrate was that RFM produced a fractionated radiofrequency thermal zone (RTZ) with coagulated tissue surrounded by normal tissue. Overtime, multiple growth factors and inflammatory components led to complete replacement of the RTZ with neocollagenesis and …

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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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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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Update – A Better Way (Than Sculptra) to Enhance Temples is Using Cannulas and Refyne

A couple years ago, I wrote a blog that stated deep injections along the periostium using Sculptra were the best way to enhance temples suffering from volume loss. I would like to update everyone to a newer technique I have perfected that gives better results. Although the Sculptra temple injections are safe and long lasting, …

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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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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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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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