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As the cooler months draw closer, warm energizing treatments are increasingly appealing. Thermi, a recently updated thermal therapy procedure, promises to tighten skin and banish wrinkles. Using a tiny probe inserted under the skin, it delivers heated energy to warm the tissue and collagen to a precise temperature to restore skin safely and effectively. We talked to Z. Paul Lorenc, M.D. FACS , board-certified plastic surgeon in New York City to see how adding Thermi has positively impacted his practice...

Sight of Relief

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A staggering one in 12 adults endure the irritation caused by eczema—and in kids the condition is even more common, affecting one in five youngsters. Beyond being itchy and annoying, a new study shows that those stubborn red scales can be real confidence killers. PuraCap Pharmaceutical supported a recent survey and revealed that eczema has a negative emotional impact on both adults and children. October is Eczema Awareness Month, so here is a rundown of the not so pretty effects...

Bottom Line

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No ifs, ands, or butts about it! Augmentations of the derriere are the procedures everyone is buzzing about. In the late 90s it was Jennifer Lopez’s perfect behind, in the 2000s it was Beyoncé’s ‘Bootylicious.’ Today Kim Kardashian’s bottom has its own emoji. Nobody can deny all eyes are on the rear and booty obsession is only gaining momentum. These hip statistics don’t lie: “butt-jobs”, like the Brazilian Butt Lift, are up 25 percent in the past year. As with...

Fancy a Lift

Traditional facelifts are experiencing a dip in popularity. According to the 2015 Cosmtic Plastic Surgery Statistics released by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the number of facelift procedures have dropped 2 percent in the last year and 6 percent since 2000. Instead, patients are opting for one or more of the many minimally invasive but still effective facial rejuvenating procedures. Facial rejuvenation procedures experienced the most growth in the last year as patients of all ages discover the benefits...

Popular Plastic Surgery Questions

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Terms like Botox, fillers, liposuction, facelift, breast implants, and rhinoplasty have become such a common part of our lexicon. Plastic surgery is no longer a mystery shrouded behind an operating room or spoken of only in hushed tones. Even though we all seem to have a familiarity with cosmetic surgery, or have undergone procedures ourselves, there are still so many lingering questions. John Zannis, M.D., is a New Bern, NC, board certified plastic surgeon highlights and answers some of the...

Light Years Ahead

Learn about the innovative laser and light therapy treatments making headlines in the industry.

The Cost of Rewards

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At traditional spas and salons, rewarding clients for referrals is a common practice. So it makes sense that many medical spas have also adopted this technique to help bring people into their facilities. However, medical spas face certain restrictions that other businesses in the retail market sector do not. Because of this, it’s important for medical spa owners and operators to understand how they can and cannot compensate their clients for referring new customers. The Gift of Crime Medical spas...

Simple Skin Solutions

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The heat wave gives clients ample reason to show more skin this summer. When they do, they may also discover unexpected concerns. Concerns like a little patch of itchy, red skin that’s been lingering and body breakouts or bumps aren’t life threatening but annoying enough to bring clients into your medical spa. Rebecca Kazin, M.D., of the Washington Institute of Dermatologic Laser Surgery shares how she treats some of these common, yet stubborn skin concerns. BACNE – This harmless, but...

Healthy Hair Naturally

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August is National Hair Loss Awareness Month, and helping clients grow healthy hair continues to be a growth industry. Natural solutions and tried and true treatments are more widely available, helping clients conquer hair concerns and reclaim their confidence. One of those companies is Brock Beauty, which was founded in 2004 and believes beautiful, healthy skin and hair start from within. Here’s what president Tymeka Lawrence had to say about the industry and how natural solutions, like Hairfinity, are revitalizing...

Big Girls Guide to Smaller Breasts

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Body image concerns have become a common topic of conversation and have been filling headlines. The pressure to look a certain way leads many girls and women to take extreme measures to try to conform. That brings many into medical spas hoping for a quick fix. Some procedures, like breast reduction, are influenced more by ongoing discomfort and pain than appearance. Over a million women undergo breast reduction surgery annually. To offer some clarity, John Zannis, M.D., a board certified...