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Retinol and Retin A burns: how to prevent and how to treat

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Tretinol, the active ingredient in Retin A is irritating to the skin. Retinol, an over-the-counter medication gets absorbed into the skin and then converted into this active compound that works as tretinol. In general, Retinol products are less irritating than tretinol. The...

What’s best for anti-aging?

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We all know that eating healthy is important to combat the effects of aging, but what else should we be doing? Every day I get asked about fillers to plump up lines and other procedures to make one look better. People tend to forget about what else they should be doing to better...

COVID-19 Vaccine and Cosmetic Filler

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In rare cases, cosmetic fillers can swell slightly after a vaccine. This has been recently reported with the COVID vaccine. This reaction is temporary and usually resolves within 24-48 hours and can be treated. None of the reported cases were serious, life-threatening, or had...

Covid-19 treatment approved

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This post is not skin related, but important for pubic health. Remdesivir was just approved for the treatment of Covid-19 hospitalized patients with lower respiratory tract infections. This is good news! In a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, patients who...

Melt Fat Away in 15 Minutes

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The new Trusculpt iD technology from Cutera damages fat cells (adiposites) using heat. This technology has a higher patient satisfaction rate when compared to “fat freezing” technology and also tightens the skin, a claim that cannot be made with “fat...

Restylane Silk has arrived – treat fine lines on the lips

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It has been a long time coming, but Restylane Silk, the product that has been sold in Europe and Canada for over a decade under the name Restylane Fine Lines, has finally come the U.S. under the name Restylane Silk. Yes, it is another hyaluronic acid product, but it has a smaller...