Medical Spa Columns

New Face of Facelifts

Facelifts are no longer reserved for the over 60 set. A recent study by the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery detailed that 58 percent of members saw an increase in cosmetic surgery or injectables in those under age 30 last year. Due to social, professional and cultural pressures, both men and women are becoming increasingly aware of the aging process, and of what can be done to turn back the hands of time. In fact, according last...

Benefits of the Blues

In recent years, blue light therapy technology has gained increased popularity for the treatment of acne. According to the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), this innovation is the best-known, proven treatment to decrease acne-causing bacteria. Recommended by leading industry professionals, including board-certified dermatologist, Judith Hellman, M.D., blue light therapy can be used both in-office and at-home, and effectively helps alleviate this common skin condition affecting 50 million Americans and 94 percent of all females. Hellman, a NYC-based dermatologist who practices...

Tips on Liposuction

Many people work out religiously and then exercise even more, but find that certain areas just didn't get the message to trim down accordingly. Liposuction, or "SmartLipo" depending on the technique used, is especially useful for them or for anyone who wants to reward themselves with a more flattering, streamlined appearance, according to plastic surgeon Elan B. Singer, M.D. with Advanced Dermatology P.C. and the Center for Laser and Cosmetic Surgery. Permanently removing fat deposits that develop between skin and...

Long-Term Benefits

Learn how offering permanent makeup at your medical spa can leave a positive lasting impression on your clients.

Invisible Anti-Aging Innovation

Neither a cosmeceutical nor a procedure, Neotensil is an innovative new polymer film that can best be compared to invisible shapewear for aging skin. The name is an acronym for Neo, (T) transforming, (E) elastic, (N) noninvasive, (S) supportive, (I) invisible, and (L) layer. Living Proof, a technology-based beauty company, introduced the product at the 72nd Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology in Denver in March. Neotensil is the first of what the Living Proof hopes will be...

Cosmetic Surgery Myths Debunked

Potential patients may have a wide array of misconceptions about cosmetic procedures when they walk in your medical spa. According to The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), these are the top myths you will encounter when consulting with clients and how you can help them make informed decisions with the latest statistics and trends. The truth is, due to intensive research and technological advancements, plastic surgery has never been more attainable, affordable, and safe. Help clients separate fact...

Offer Clients Beautiful Arms for Summer

Inspired by the toned arms of celebrities such as Michelle Obama, Kelly Ripa, and Jennifer Aniston, upper arm lift procedures have exploded in popularity among women who want to bare their arms but have been held back by the dreaded "batwings" common to weight loss, aging or genetically loose skin, says Elan B. Singer, M.D., of Advanced Dermatology P.C. Known as brachioplasty, upper arm lifts are a surgical procedure sometimes incorporating liposuction and have increased by more than 4,378 percent...

Breast Augmentation Satisfies Patients

What's the most popular cosmetic surgery in the United States? Breast augmentation procedures significantly outpace surgical enhancements of other body areas, with recent research showing that nearly all women who've gone under the knife feel the results met or exceeded their expectations, echoing what patients of Advanced Dermatology P.C. are telling plastic surgeon Robert Kraft, M.D. "Women come to us unhappy with the small size of their breasts and say they feel self-conscious when wearing form-fitting tops or swimwear," says...

Nutrition and How it Affects the Skin

When I was recently writing my latest book Face Change, my goal was simple: to offer beneficial information that really gives an inside look into what I have learned after decades of working in beauty, medicine, and wellness. One of the most important topics is nutrition and its direct result on skin care. Educating patients on the basics to amazing skin through nutrition arms them with the knowledge to take control of their health and beauty at home. I find...

Red in the Face

Are clients wondering why their faces are peppered with tiny red lines? These broken blood vessels affect millions—especially as age creeps up—and don't typically disappear on their own but can be treated quickly and effectively by a dermatologist, according to Joshua Fox, M.D., medical director of Advanced Dermatology P.C. and the Center for Laser & Cosmetic Surgery (New York City). Known as telangiectasias, the tiny spider or thread-like blood vessels can develop anywhere on the body but are especially prevalent...

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