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ultrasonic facials

Studies show that ultrasonic facials are effective, but results are not as dramatic as surgical facelifts. Ultherapy is the only FDA approved ultrasonic device for tightening facial and neck skin. At-home skin rejuvenation devices are significantly less powerful than their professional counterparts. Collagen and elastin are components of our skin's connective tissue that maintain its firmness, elasticity, and structural integrity.…

LED red light therapy beds are a recent and increasingly popular innovation with reported benefits for hair, skin, and the body. These beds offer a gentle and relaxing approach to skin rejuvenation, with no downtime or unwanted side effects. While the long-term benefits have yet to be confirmed, short-term results are significant. Light therapy has been used as a facial treatment…

Venus Freeze

Venus Freeze uses magnetic fields and radio frequency to tighten skin on the face and neck. Six to ten sessions are generally required, spaced one week apart. The procedure is quick and painless, with no downtime whatsoever. Our skin tends to lose its firmness and elasticity as a natural part of the aging process, and nowhere is this more noticeable than on…

TCA Peels

TCA peels use trichloroacetic acid to remove the top layer of skin, and come in a variety of concentrations. Downtime can vary from none at all to three weeks, depending on the intensity of the peel. TCA peels can burn or sting, but the pain doesn’t usually last beyond the duration of the treatment. Chemical peels use mild acids to remove…

Hyperhidrosis

Quick Facts Overview: Hyperhidrosis is a skin disorder characterized by excessive sweating which normally begins during adolescence. The condition can be effectively managed by both non-invasive and invasive treatments. 15.3 million people in the United States suffer from hyperhidrosis, or about 4.8% of the U.S. Population. Symptoms: Localized or systemic excessive sweating that interferes with daily activities. Clothing soaked with…

millenials

Clear + Brilliant is a laser skin care treatment from Valeant Pharmaceuticals, the manufacturers of Thermage and Fraxel. Also known as “Baby Fraxel,” Clear + Brilliant is a non-ablative laser treatment, which means that it's gentler than Fraxel or Thermage, let alone surgical procedures. Quick Facts  Here are some quick facts about this new treatment. How it works: Clear + Brilliant uses…

Juvederm Fillers

Juvederm Quick Facts About: Juvederm is a popular injectable hyaluronic acid soft tissue filler manufactured by Allergan. It is used to replace lost facial volume due to aging. The injections are typically performed in a doctor’s office. The Juvederm family of fillers are FDA approved to treat many forms of facial wrinkling and folds. According to the American Society of…

As society increasingly accepts cosmetic surgery as a means to enhance one’s appearance, procedures are constantly being perfected to meet the needs of an ever-evolving patient base. Botox’s growing popularity, the recent surge of interest in facial feminization, and the demand for body modification revisions offer examples of the industry’s adaptability. We asked leading plastic surgeons Dr. Richard Swift and…

At home microneedling kit

I have sensitive skin, which, although I’m a beauty writer, limits me in my explorations. Even though I’ve tried fillers, Sculptra, and Thermage, my skin won't let me do Retin-A or any acid other than the gentlest lactic one. Dermabrasion is another treatment that's out of the question for me. As I get older, what I'm most interested in is…

dr dave, tattoo removal

As the founder of Fresh Start, a not-for-profit organization that helps the previously incarcerated transition back into society, Dr. David Ores -- a.k.a Dr. Dave to his patients on the Lower East Side of Manhattan -- is set on offering free tattoo removal services to thousands of former inmates across the country. In the beginning... The origins of Fresh Start…

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