When you hear the term “off-label”, should you be worried? When it comes to cosmetic dermatology, usually not. Because so many of the most popular applications are “off-label”, staying on-label would mean you would have some serious constrictions in the use of things like fillers and Botox.
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When you look at a face, your eye captures the entire “puzzle” and sees a complete picture. You may notice the color of eyes or the shape of a nose, but it is all in context of the other features. You can immediately sense if that face is young, middle aged or old when… Read more
The Stress Effect on Skin When you’re under a lot of stress, you feel it AND see it! Stress related skin conditions are more prevalent than ever. Who doesn’t feel stress with today’s economy, work demands, flurry of information overload and pressure to be everyone’s everything? Dermatologist and clinical psychologist Richard G. Fried, MD, PhD,… Read more
Voluma is brand spanking new here in the States. Europeans have enjoyed this fantastic filler since 2005 and we finally have FDA approval here. Voluma is set to revolutionize the way doctors are able to replace volume lost from natural aging or augment genetically deficient volume. The appeal of accentuated cheekbones has existed for decades…. Read more
It’s a weird phenomenon and a bothersome one for people who are used to having their Botox do what it’s supposed to. So what is happening when it seems to stop working for some people? Are the wrinkle relaxers all the same? Wrinkle relaxers are basically alike, but not completely. They all work to prohibit… Read more
When you think about aging, the biggest issue is the breakdown of collagen. Since the older you get, the less your collagen production functions, one has to consider what you can do to pep it back up – or more sensibly – prevent it from slowing down so much in the first place. If you… Read more
The inevitable process of aging causes a collagen breakdown in all skin. Because we also lose volume from fat loss, bone shrinkage (yes, our skeleton shrinks!) and muscle atrophy, the end result is skin that no longer fits snugly. There are various options for tightening up the skin or refilling the skin envelope. Sagging skin… Read more
Getting rid of fat areas without surgery used to be a dream, but no longer. With the use of ultrasound energy, we can now literally “melt” fat in specific areas of the body. Although it’s not a direct comparison to liposuction, it does provide noticeable fat reduction in the treated area. Liposuction alternatives Liposuction alternatives… Read more
Clear + Brilliant – an elegant light resurfacing laser that has no social downtime. Begin refinishing your skin gently with no pain, no “holing” up to recover and only the most minimal of post-procedure redness or swelling. For the short procedure you’ll simply have more beautiful, healthier-appearing skin to show for it. Who is Clear… Read more
From the National Rosacea Society: “Rosacea usually first strikes individuals between the ages of 30 and 60, and may initially resemble a simple sunburn or an inexplicable blush.” Why early diagnosis and treatment is important Early treatment helps considerably to keep this condition under better control. But recognizing Rosacea is often difficult and many people… Read more