Kybella! Liposuction in a needle

Kybella! Liposuction in a needle

This is really cool stuff! It literally lends credibility to the title of this post, liposuction in a needle. The product is called Kybella (deoxycholic acid) and with it, a sharper jawline maybe just a few injections away. The FDA recently approved Kybella for treatment of adults with moderate-to-severe fat below the chin, known as…

Aging hands

Exciting News for Aging Hands

Do your hands give away your age? Frequently we focus on the face when discussing cosmetic improvement, but there are other telling locations that can be treated.   One of the areas that most give away our age is the hands. As we age, our hands lose firmness and plumpness and begin to look fragile and…

Skin Tightening ! ThermiTight

Over time the effects of gravity and aging slowly take their toll on us all. And for several reasons, certain areas on the face and body, unfortunately, start to droop and sag, and the skin loses its youthful rebound and tension. In short, life happens. Skin gets loose. And people want to keep it tight.…

Stretch Marks

Stretch Marks

The Stretch Mark Why do stretch marks form? Well…. from stretching right? Probably, but the precise cause of stretch marks, also known as striae, is not quite understood. While many believe that mechanical stretching of the connective tissue causes rupture and their subsequent appearance, there is more to it than that. And even normal growth…

Cosmeceutical

The Cosmeceutical

Cosmeceutical is the term currently used among dermatologists to refer to the area between cosmetics and pharmaceuticals. The FDA defines cosmetics as articles intended to be topically applied for cleansing, beautifying, promoting attractiveness without affecting structure or function. Whereas pharmaceuticals are defined as compounds designed to be used as medicinal drugs. As you can imagine the…

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Do you have rosacea? Botox!

Yet another use for Botox: Rosacea is an extremely common and frequently frustrating skin condition. For all those that suffer from the redness and flushing that accompanies rosacea, also called erythematotelangiectatic rosacea, a novel and impressively effective therapy are again in the news, Botox. In a recent study published in Dermatologic Surgery. Intradermal injections of…

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Taking care of your skin with topical retinoids

There are a few simple recommendations and practices that should be included in any basic skin care regimen.  Appropriate moisturization and exfoliation, protection from harmful UV radiation, and avoiding the significant damage caused by harsh toxins such as those found in cigarette smoke are a few such recommendations.  And certainly, in patients with lighter skin…

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Botox for depression

Positive effects on mood have been seen in patients who’ve had Botox treatment for the glabella and frown lines (the area above the nose and between the eyebrows).  And a randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled trial recently published in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry adds further evidence to support the use of botox as an adjunctive therapy…

Great Lips and Lip enhancement

Great Lips and Lip enhancement

Great lips are great. Having full, plump lips is often considered a sign of good health and youth. And symmetric, well-shaped, proportionate lips are generally regarded as an alluring, cross-cultural sign of beauty.  For these reasons, injectable lip enhancements are common and popular procedures in cosmetic physician’s offices. As we age, the lips can slowly…