Medical Spa Columns

Ten Tips to Manage Skin Disorders

A shocking number of Americans have psoriasis and eczema—39 million adults and children—which is more than four times the population of New York City, the largest city in the US. According to dermatology specialists Joshua Fox, M.D., and Robert Levine, D.O., with Advanced Dermatology, PC , (multiple locations, NY NJ) the seasonal change to cold, dry air creates difficulties for people dealing with these chronic skin disorders. "It is important to manage symptoms," says Fox, who has served on the...

Top Trends for 2015

As the end of 2014 draws nearer, industry professionals survey the innovations and techniques that rose to popularity in this year and are eager to provide their predictions for the next. Here are the top 10 plastic surgery trends for 2015 according to board-certified plastic surgeon Norman Rowe, M.D., from Rowe Plastic Surgery (New York City). The use of minimally invasive (Botox, fillers, photo-rejuvenation) and nonsurgical cosmetic treatments will continue to increase next year. In 2013 there was a 10...

Fountain of Youth for Men

Men are more aware of their appearance than ever, wanting to look as good as their regimens of healthy diet and exercise help them feel. In an effort to stay in the game, more men are turning to treatments and procedures that help turn back visible signs of aging. According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), men accounted for nearly 10 percent of cosmetic procedures in 2013, but males comprise 30 percent of the patient population at...

Clear Skin For Everyone

As colder temperatures prevail and clients launch into hibernation mode, it's the perfect time of year to address and finally conquer a range of unsightly skin conditions, such as acne. Approximately 50 million Americans suffer from acne, ranging from sporadic to severe, and are in need of personalized treatment plans. According to board-certified dermatologist Eric Schweiger, M.D., founder of Clear Clinic and Schweiger Dermatology Group (multiple locations) there are acne-clearing treatments available for all budgets. Here are his top recommendations...

Image Quest

Help clients get a clear picture of their skin with the help of imaging technology.

Wintertime Skin Repair

Don’t let clients pack away the sunblock with swimsuits and other summer accessories. Winter’s sun is just as dangerous as summer’s according to Adam J. Scheiner, M.D. , an eyelid and facial cosmetic surgeon. “The snow reflects the glare of the sun—and the damaging UV rays,” he says. “People who like skiing and snowboarding in the mountains are getting 4 to 5 percent more UV damage for every 1,000 feet they ascend above sea level.” Those who stay away from...

Post-Procedure Patient Satisfaction

For plastic surgeons who primarily perform elective esthetic procedures, patient comfort after surgery is of vital importance to patient satisfaction, word-of-mouth referrals, and long-term retention, which all effect the success of the medical spa business overall. After a successful surgical outcome, effectively managing pain and minimizing analgesic-related adverse events (AEs) not only impacts timely recovery, but also shapes the patient’s experience with the surgeon and the practice. In fact, a recent Cedars-Sinai study published in the American Academy of Pain...

Living Room Lasers

Parties for storage containers, candles, and jewelry aren’t hard to find; but surprisingly laser hair removal is joining their ranks. There just happens to be a new trend hitting the home party circuit. Now, instead of heading to the spa or medical office for their laser hair removal needs, an increasing number of women are bringing these services to their private homes, along with food and friends. These laser hair removal parties are a fun new inexpensive alternative for clients...

In the Spotlight

In the last few years there have been a significant increase in devices relying on LED technology. Thanks to the power of specific light spectrums, these convenient gadgets can treat a a wide range of skincare concerns, including acne, wrinkles, unevne tone, and more. One company capitalizing on the LED technology is reVive Light Therapy, and we talked to Lloyd Nelson, CEO and president at LED Technologies to learn more about the latest innovations and uses in medical spas. Who...

Melted Away

More than 80 percent of women have it, and many of them continue to spend hundreds, or even thousands a month to attempt to get rid of it. It is unwanted fat and cellulite. While it may not be life-threatening, unwanted fat often leads to the infamous ‘cottage cheese’ thighs are a cause for concern for women both young and old, making procedures like SmartLipo Laser more popular than ever before. Such procedures still may be intimidating to new clients...

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