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Hot Trend in Youth Preservation

A few years ago, men and women had few options in the battle against gravity. As it pulls the delicate muscles, facial skin loses tone and stretches. Eventually, the skin directly attached to those muscles sags, causing fine lines and wrinkles that progress with time. The additional loss of collagen and elastin hastens the aging process, while sun, wind and air pollution wreak havoc. As Coco Chanel said, "Nature gives you the face you have at 20; it is up...

Wart Treatment Tips

A common virus causes most types of warts, but these small, unsightly growths can be a lot harder to shake than the common cold. According to Joshua Fox, M.D., F.A.A.D., board certified dermatologist and medical director of Advanced Dermatology (NJ and NY), "warts are blister-like growths caused by the human papilloma (HPV) virus, which enters the system through a cut or break in the skin. Warts occur on various parts of the body, most notably the hands and feet, and...

A Fresh Face

While there are myriad procedures to help clients improve their appearance, microdermabrasion can maximize the benefits of other treatments and boost your bottom line. “The concept of abrading the skin, or removing the upper layers for skin rejuvenation, dates back as far as 1500 B.C., when Egyptian physicians used a type of sandpaper to smooth scars,” says Mark Pinsley, president of DermaMed Solutions. “Since the development of microdermabrasion machines in 1985, it continues to be one of the top five...

Eyelifts Second-Most Popular Facial Surgical Procedure

The eyes tell all, as they say - even your age. Due to the delicate, extremely thin skin around the eye area, eyes are generally the first facial feature to show signs of aging including dark circles, crow’s feet, and bags or swelling. These age-related changes have a huge impact on the appearance, making clients look and feel older and more tired than they really are. It’s no surprise then that Americans are dead set on disguising aging eyes. According...

The Second Time Around

Revision rhinoplasty is considered one of the most complicated of all facial plastic surgery procedures because the nasal structure may have lost some of its original anatomical characteristics and their tends to be an accumulation of scar tissue. It has also become increasingly common. A recent study by the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) reported that secondary surgery including revision rhinoplasty accounts for approximately one fourth or up to 27 percent of all surgical procedures performed...

Acne-Fighting Treatments

Acne vulgaris is a distressing, common skin condition that affects millions of individuals in the U.S. Up to 80 percent of the adolescent population, 30 percent of women of child-bearing years, and 3 percent of the middle-aged population are affected by acne. The fact that almost one-third of pre-menopausal women have some degree of acne, many of whom already frequent medical spas for services, makes treating acne a potentially good addition to your menu. Like all medical conditions, the treatment...

Essential Exfoliators

There was a time when simple at-home exfoliation was considered enough of a skincare routine. Today, however, clients are opting for more effective regenerating procedures that increase the rate of cell turnover and maximize the power of their favorite potions and serums. On the hunt for more well-rounded skin management systems, spa-goers are turning to treatments like dermaplaning and dermarolling. Although they may sound alike, they’re actually quite different. Take the tools, for example. While dermaplaning uses a scalpel or...

In the Right Vein

Varicose veins are a common cosmetic culprit for both women and men. Fifteen to 20 percent of people have some degree of varicose veins, which are usually green or blue and bulging. They can also cause pain or aching in the legs and feet. Spider veins are a milder form of varicose veins that tend to be blue, purple, or red and have smaller size vessels. The reasons varicose veins occur include pregnancy, family history, obesity, standing or sitting for...

Show of Hands

Anti-aging skincare is by no means a new field. Every day, new ingredients, procedures, and treatments are introduced that promise younger looking faces and rejuvenated skin. There is, however, one part of the body that is hands-down the most forgotten area when it comes to skincare, treatment, and prevention—the hands. “Many women learn to take great care of their faces when they’re still young but not their hands,” says Mitch Chasin, M.D., a cosmetic physician and laser specialist and the...

Laser Focus

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These days, laser therapy is a staple on most medical spa menus. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the number of laser skin-resurfacing procedures has more than doubled since the year 2000. With minimal pain, discomfort, or downtime, laser therapy is a much-requested treatment used for a variety of cosmetic issues because of these benefits. Offering laser services is not only advantageous for clients but also lucrative for medical spas, because it typically takes several treatments to achieve...

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