New developments in cellulite treatment

Cellulite treatment

Cellulite is a common problem seen in 80 to 85 percent of women and has been extremely resistant to a wide array of treatments. It manifests as a mattress-like or orange peel appearance that has a complex origin, including expansion of subcutaneous fat, stiffened fibrous bands (septae) and skin laxity. Inflammation, hormones and genetic predispositions [...]

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Tattoo regret: Removing mistakes with laser technology

ASDS Blog laser tattoo removal

While a tattoo may be reminder of a past event or experience – or designed to indicate personality traits – a poll conducted in January 2012 by Harris Interactive reported that 1 in 8 tattooed American adults ultimately regret their decision. If you’re experiencing tattoo regret, the laser removal technology available today is your best [...]

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We asked, you answered: And the most sought non-invasive cosmetic procedures are …

American Society for Dermatologic Surgery

Did you know that microdermabrasion treatments, wrinkle-relaxing injections, chemical peels and laser/light procedures rank as the top four cosmetic treatments that consumers seek? This and other findings of the 2013 ASDS Consumer Survey on Cosmetic Dermatologic Procedures –a blind online survey of more than 6,300 consumers asked for opinions on cosmetic treatments in general and [...]

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A non-traditional approach to a bumpy nose


When Michelle came to my office, the reason for her visit was quite obvious. She was a beautiful woman with finely chiseled features. Yet, in the middle of her face she had a nose with a bump that strangely did not fit her pretty face at all. She told me that she wanted to change [...]

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Is that bargain-priced cosmetic procedure really a bargain?

Cosmetic procedures

With the proliferation these days of spas, salons and walk-in clinics offering cosmetic treatments at what seems like bargain-basement prices, it’s important to remember these treatments are medical procedures. Serious side effects – including burns, scars and pigmentation disorders – can occur when consumers visit non-physicians or physicians who do not specialize in dermatology for [...]

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