A Woman’s Lips and the Importance of First Impressions

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A woman’s lips are the most attractive part of her body. During the first ten seconds after meeting a lady for the first time, the average man spends more than half his time gazing at her mouth. Sue Leeson, who is marketing director of QVC, tell us, “It seems that no matter what your lips […]

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Benefits of a Long-term Strategy for Facial Rejuvenation

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Today we know that repeated treatments with Botox® lead to improved results long-term, while the response to fillers appears to continue beyond the initial treatment period. Both have implications for achieving the best response possible when applied as part of a strategy for facial rejuvenation. “The greatest benefits,” according to international experts, “are obtained if […]

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Treating Rosacea with IPL

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Intense pulsed light (IPL), or photofacial therapy, uses high intensity pulses of visible light to improve the appearance of people with rosacea. IPL systems work on the lower layers of skin (dermis) without affecting the top layers (epidermis) as identified in the illustration. During treatment, light energy is absorbed into colored target cells and converted […]

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Using the Excel V Laser in People with Rosacea

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Once a debilitating disorder, rosacea has become a manageable condition with many treatment options. The key to success starts with identifying an experienced board-certified aesthetic dermatologist who is skilled in identifying the specific subtype and severity of the condition. The next step is tailoring treatment to best suit your expectations. Today, dermatologists recognize that certain […]

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Fraxel: An Option to Treat Acne Scars

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Not only are acne scars physically unappealing, evidence indicates that adults with acne scarring encounter prejudice at both work and play. So, it’s understandable that many people wish to minimize (if not eliminate) them. Treatment of acne scars varies depending on the type of scar (often referred to as icepick, boxcar, or rolling). Therefore, advice […]

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Successful Treatment of Acne Scars in People of Asian Descent

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When it comes to treating acne scars, the scaring and pigmentation issues faced by Asian Americans can be as troublesome as the original condition. This is because darkly pigmented skin is more vulnerable to dyspigmentation—an abnormality in the formation or distribution of pigment in the skin. Non-ablative fractional resurfacing is one of several treatment options for […]

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Platelet Rich Plasma: The Body’s Own Healing Factors

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Platelets are probably the best-known part of the blood clotting system. When we are injured and bleed, platelets are activated to help form the clot that stops the flow of blood. But there’s more to platelets than clotting. Every platelet is a biochemical storehouse of molecules that contribute to tissue healing. Importantly, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) […]

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Microneedling and PRP Treats Wrinkles Seen in Aging Skin

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Microneedling is a proven treatment for reducing the appearance of wrinkles and lines in aging skin. As you might expect, microneedling refers to the use of needles or ‘microneedles’ to achieve a therapeutic effect. During the procedure, thousands of microchannels are believed to start a cascade of naturally occurring factors that stimulate the normal process of […]

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Treating Atrophic Acne Scars

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It’s estimated that four out of ten people with acne will develop scars on their face. Atrophic or depressed acne scars are the most common scars and are most amenable to treatment. They include boxcar (deeply depressed box shaped), icepick scars (like an icepick makes in ice), and rolling scars (where the scars seem to undulate […]

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PHI: Controversy vs. Reality in Facial Aesthetics

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In an earlier post on this website, it was shown that PHI (aka the golden ratio) is a useful tool to guide treatment decisions in facial aesthetics. In fact, we at Aesthetic Dermatology and Skin Cancer: Jeffrey H. Binstock, M.D., believe in global facial rejuvenation based on PHI. It’s time to place PHI into perspective. As the […]

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