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How Many Fraxel’s Are There?

The Fraxel laser revolutionized the laser skin care industry when it was introduced in 2003.  Prior to that the CO2 and erbium lasers were the key lasers for skin rejuvenation and collagen stimulation.  Unfortunately, these lasers had significant complications rates, long down times (4-5wks) and were not safe on darker skin types.  By “fractionating” the…

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Get The Lift

Get The Lift The most exciting development in cosmetic medicine in the last couple of years is the improvement in our understanding of what causes the sagging face. This has come about largely as a result of the development of several new options for treatment. When the surgical “face lift” was the only treatment option the…

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Voluma

Voluma is the latest addition to our toolbox of fillers. It is FDA approved for restoration of cheek volume and facial rejuvenation. It is a hyaluronic acid just like Juvederm. This means it is a compound that is naturally found in the human body, making it very safe. It is different in that it is…

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How to Glow

On a recent vacation, I had the opportunity to do some people watching. Being in the cosmetic field, I spent that time looking at a lot of faces.  There were many women between the ages of 30 and 80; some were pretty and some, not so much.  (Of course, all of this “research” had to…

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Synergy

“Synergy” -the interaction of elements that when combined produce a total effect that is greater than the sum of the individual elements   I am often asked “what is the key to good skin? Or, what is the best thing to use for my skin?” Being an overachieving, pleaser type, I work hard to give…

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Carlsbad Fire Update

Carlsbad Fire Update  You may have noticed that our Carlsbad office has not been responding to your calls.  Unfortunately, our building was damaged in the fires.  Fortunately, we were all safely evacuated from the area and our homes and families are safe.  We hope each of you can say the same. We are in the process of…

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Carlsbad Fire Update #2

Our Carlsbad location suffered damage in the recent fires. Fortunately, all of our staff are safe, and none of our equipment was damaged. Unfortunately due to the structural and water damage received during the fire, our office will be out of commission for the next 4-6 weeks. We are however continuing with treatment in a…

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Fire Update #3

The process of restoring our Carlsbad office is underway but will be another 3-4 weeks. In the meantime we are very grateful to East of Bali for letting us use their location as we continue to see our Carlsbad clients. Thank you for all your patience and understanding.

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Instant Collagen

Radiesse is one of our options for “volumizing” the face and the hands.  As many of us are aware, over time we lose the fullness in our cheeks, lips, and virtually all parts of the face.  As a result, we start looking tired, sad and saggy.  The same process is occurring in the hands and…

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Cooling Off Fat

Dermacare is pleased to announce the addition of the CoolSculpt procedure to their repertoire of body shaping services. CoolSculpt will add a non-surgical, no downtime treatment option to Dermacare’s weight loss counseling (TSFL), and laser assisted liposuction (LifeSculpt). This complement of options will allow Dermacare to customize a plan to meet most everyone’s goals from complete…

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Tumescent Local Anesthesia and LifeSculpt

Dr. Louis Habbema recently published an article in the Dermatologic Surgery (2009;35:1728-1735) reviewing 3240 cases using the tumescent anesthetic technique for liposuction. (Tumescent anesthesia is when a dilute solution of lidociane is infused in the treatment area.) This review confirms the safety of this procedure, noting that there were no significant complications (i.e. no deaths…

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I Want to Look Happy, Not Angry

The three best tools for creating a happy, approachable expression… As a child I always remember being afraid of my Great Uncle Joe. I don’t remember anything in particular that he did or said that frightened me, he was just one of those gruff, no-nonsense farmers that always seemed to be angry. I was glad…