Satisfaction with Botox Increases Over Time

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Botox® treatments for facial wrinkles, repeated as needed over many years, are safe and well-tolerated by patients when administered by a qualified and trained healthcare professional. That’s the conclusion from a study by Drs. Jean and Alastair Carruthers—the wife and husband team that pioneered the use of Botox Cosmetic (botulinum toxin type A). Here’s what they […]

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Wrinkle Fillers: Dr. Binstock Answers Your Questions

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The modern history of using fillers to improve our appearance began in the late 1800s, with the use of transplanted fat. But the breakthrough came in 2003 when U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the first hyaluronic acid (HA) dermal filler for use. It was comparatively easy to use, with longer-lasting results compared to earlier […]

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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, 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 are like naturally, there […]

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Treating Age-Related Volume Loss in the Cheeks

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Juvéderm Voluma® XC is a facial filler that uses a unique formulation of hyaluronic acid. It is designed to correct “age-related midface volume deficit.” In other words, it plumps up the cheeks! “XC” means there is a small amount of lidocaine in the product, which numbs the area during treatment. Voluma XC differs from other […]

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Mohs Surgery for People 75 and Older

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Mohs micrographic surgery, named for Frederic Mohs, the surgeon who invented it, is the single most effective technique for removing basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma, the two most common skin cancers. It’s also used to treat melanoma, a potentially deadly skin cancer. At Aesthetic Dermatology and Skin Cancer: Jeffrey H. Binstock, M.D., we have extensive experience […]

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Body Contouring Using CoolSculpting

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Did you know that body contouring is among the most common cosmetic surgical procedures performed in the United States? The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery reports that it is more popular than breast augmentation. CoolSculpting® (technically known as cryolipolysis) involves placement of a CoolSculpting device that combines vacuum suction with regulated cooling to impede […]

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Two New Treatments for Laugh Lines

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Two new facial fillers—Restylane® Refyne and Restylane® Defyne—are now approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and are offered as treatment options by Aesthetic Dermatology and Skin Cancer: Jeffrey H. Binstock, M.D. Both fillers target moderate-to-severe “laugh lines” in adults. This is the area known as nasolabial folds (NLF), which extend from the nose to […]

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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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