Cosmetics Stories

Turning Back the Hands of Time
November 6, 2017

  Almost every day in my clinic patients ask me when white gloves are coming back into style to cover their once more youthful hands. We do such a great job protecting our face and using treatments as well as skincare to reverse visible signs of aging and totally forget about our hands! As we mature the skin becomes thinner on our hands, making the veins and tendons more apparent. We also lose a bit of fat making them look less supple as they once did! If all that isn’t […]

Are you seeing “double” in your selfies? … If so we have your treatment!!
October 2, 2017

What does Kybella Treat? Patients often ask how to get rid of the dreaded “double chin”. Men and women alike can be genetically predisposed to having a collection of fat in this area. This product specifically treats that small collection of fat under the chin. What is Kybella? Kybella® is a non-human non-animal formulation of deoxycholic acid that is indication for treatment of submental fullness or “double-chin”. Deoxycholic acid aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. When this product is injected into the submental area (beneath the chin), […]

Introducing Juvederm Vollure XC!
September 5, 2017

Allergan, the makers of Botox and Juvederm have added a new filler to their portfolio! Juvederm Vollure is the most versatile filler to hit the market. Although it was just recently approved by the FDA, it has been used in Europe since 2013. It utilizes a specialized Vycross technology that gives the hyaluronic acid gel filler a smooth look and feel with the longevity every patient desires. This filler can last up to 18 months, a full year longer than most, and is great for several locations including smile, lines, […]

Reawaken Your Skin with our Newest Innovative Skincare line…Alastin!
August 2, 2017

New state of the art skincare technology coming to USF … ALASTIN!   As consumers we are inundated with new products claiming to improve the appearance of our skin. The skincare industry has very limited regulations on who can make these claims. Products are not sent through the grueling process of clinical trials that most drugs are unless the skincare company takes the time to study their own products. Physician grade skincare bridges the gap between products that you find in department stores and drugs that the FDA approves for […]

The Neck and Décolleté: Areas That Should Never Be Ignored
June 5, 2017

For so many years the focus of many cosmetic treatments targeted the face alone, while unfortunately leaving the neck and décolleté untreated. It is all too common that after treating the face with Botox, fillers, topicals, and/or laser treatments, patients return stating now that they love the appearance of their face, they also want their neck and chest to match. Instead of looking at the face alone, we must consider that the neck and décolleté are an “extension of the face” and should never be left out of our skin […]

Summer is Coming…So Don’t Forget to Refresh and Protect your Skin with Total Defense and Repair SPF with Infrared Protection!
May 3, 2017

For years now you have probably been told that wearing a broad spectrum sunscreen is necessary in protecting your skin from the cancer-causing UVA and UVB rays. But has anyone ever told you about the importance of infrared protection as well?   Infrared rays (IR) come from the sun and have a longer wavelength than the cancer-causing UVA and UVB rays. Having a longer wavelength means that IR can penetrate even deeper into the skin. Approximately 50% of the sun’s rays that hit the Earth are IR. Every time you […]

Photofractional Laser & Light Treatment: A comprehensive treatment designed to renew your skin in less than an hour!
March 30, 2017

The Lumenis® Photofractional™ treatment is a complete skin rejuvenation solution that enables your provider to address a range of skin aging concerns including but not limited to age and sun spots, fine lines, acne scars, uneven texture and skin tone…all in one office visit!   How does it work?   Intense Pulsed Light is a light based therapy that emits broad spectrum pulses of light instead of a single wavelength as a laser does. These pulses of light penetrate below the skin’s surface at different depths and treat either skin […]

5 Reasons We Love the New Lytera 2.0!
March 1, 2017

The New Lytera® 2.0 Pigment Correcting Serum is similar to the original Lytera® Skin Brightening Serum from SkinMedica®, but with all new and improved benefits! This non-prescription, hydroquinone-free, retinol-free, paraben-free, and non-comedogenic serum is designed to lighten and brighten the complexion while preventing the formation of new hyperpigmentation.  This serum has many benefits of the original system but it is safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding and has some exciting new ingredients!  Below are five major reasons why everyone is talking about the new Lytera 2.0.   Because […]

Nervous to try out fillers? Here is an option for you! All great information on the newest filler we carry, offering subtle and beautiful results! – Carli Himelman, MSN, ARNP, FP-C
January 30, 2017

1.) You will see results that last Volbella® is a hyaluronic acid (HA) filler made with a patented Vycross® technology that blends different forms and sizes of HA (a natural sugar found within our skin). This cross-linked technology is the reason that Volbella® is able to produce lasting results for a greater duration of time when compared to other fillers on the market that are also used to fill similar areas. In clinical studies, Volbella® is the first and only hyaluronic acid filler that is FDA approved to provide lip […]

Treatment of the Month: Introducing the Lumenis ResurFX, our first true fractional, non-ablative resurfacing laser!
January 10, 2017

Skin resurfacing lasers are used to treat fine lines/wrinkles, scarring, age spots, pore size, pigmentation concerns, sun damage, and much more. This brief in-office treatment allows you to attain long-lasting results with much less downtime when compared with traditional CO2 resurfacing procedures. The Lumenis ResurFX is the ideal procedure for the patient that wants to rejuvenate and brighten their skin without having to commit to the longer downtime period and greater risk associated with more aggressive resurfacing lasers.   How does the ResurFX treatment work?   The Lumenis ResurFX laser […]

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