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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...

Fillers: The do’s and don’ts

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INJECTABLE SKIN FILLERS With fillers being so common today, the number of options is very high and very confusing. Which product is best for me? Who should perform the procedure? Where should I have it performed? Let us take a look at some of the most important questions that you...
Freckles on face

Freckles

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Freckles are brown spots that commonly occur in sun-exposed areas on the skin that are harmless. As one gets sun exposure, the spots darken. When one avoids the sun or UV exposure, the spots lighten. The face is the most common area affected, but the arms and legs are common...

How to reduce the appearance of dark circles under the eyes

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No one likes the look of dark circles under their eyes, which can make one look tired. Unfortunately, treatment of this common complaint can be difficult as several factors play a role in their appearance.  What causes dark circles under the eyes Genetics. This is the most...

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...

Mohs Micrographic Surgery may have higher survival for invasive Melanomas on the Head and Neck

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According to a study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, patients who were treated with Mohs’ Micrographic Surgery had a higher 5-year survival rate than those treated with excision. Despite this, many insurance carriers do not view Mohs’...

“Better than Botox”?

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Revance Therapeutics Inc. said that an experimental drug RT002 [injectable daxibotulinumtoxinA] can smooth wrinkles for longer than Allergan’s Botox, according to the results of late-stage studies. The release date of this drug is not reported as it is still under investigation.

Vitamin supplement reduces the risk of skin cancer

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According to a report in the New York Times (5/14, Pollack, Subscription Publication), people who are prone to getting basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma who take an inexpensive vitamin can reduce their chance of getting these common skin cancers. In a clinical...

Minimally invasive 60 minute facelift–Silhouette Lift

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We are glad to have an alternative to the once popular Contour Thread Lift. In about one hour, the mid cheeks and jowls can be lifted with the Silhouette Thread. The procedure is performed in the office under local anesthesia. A small incision is made in the hair above the...

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...