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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...

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...

Red Light Stops Wrinkles

According to the American Academy of Dermatology, consumers spend billions of dollars each year on anti-aging skincare. Consumer demand for the latest in anti-aging expands beyond topical treatments to encompass any technology that will deliver permanent results without going under the knife. One of the best-known anti-aging treatments, red light therapy, is proven to increase collagen production, reduce wrinkles, improve skin texture, minimize pore size and achieve long-term radiant skin. This treatment can be found in both dermatologist offices and...

Lighten Up with Light

Summer and swimsuit season may be winding down, but the excitement surrounding non-invasive fat-reduction devices and procedures is as strong as ever. We checked in with Mark Patterson, CEO of Lila Strawberry Laser, for his perspective on this fascinating trend and how the Strawberry Laser fits in. 1. Why are non-invasive fat-reduction device such a focus right now? It is largely patient driven. Patients are seeking solutions that are nonsurgical that produce similar results to surgical procedure. There’s always a...

Do You Know Your Nose?

The eyes are a very important part of the face. However, if you want to be more literal when talking about the "center of your face," there is no denying that the conversation becomes alllll about the nose! Nose shapes and sizes vary not only from person to person, but also from culture to culture. Do you know how much your nose reveals about you? Listed below are a few examples of how the nose has developed in both history...

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...

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...

Fighting Sleep Wrinkles

The causes of the signs of aging seem to be ever-increasing in number and coming from all directions. The latest to add to clients' worries is sleep wrinkles, which are fine lines and deeper wrinkles that form overnight when the skin is squished against the pillow. So much for relaxing at night. We talked to Goesel Anson, M.D. F.A.C.S., creator of the JuveRest Sleep Wrinkle Pillow, who provided more background on the phenomenon and, most importantly, some solutions to offer...

Brand Building for Medical Spas

Although they sell microchips rather than mommy makeovers, the technology startups of Silicon Valley provide lessons for dermatologists and other core aesthetic specialists, according to an expert. As a Silicon Valley resident and serial startup company investor, Scott W. Mosser, M.D., says he pays attention to startup technology companies’ business plans and progress—or lack thereof. As a plastic surgeon based in San Francisco, he adds, he has gleaned the following lessons for core aesthetic specialists: 1. Know your brand. Physicians...

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