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How Often Do I Need to Get Botox?

When it comes to age-defying, non-invasive cosmetic procedures, few are known better than Botox Cosmetic. Botox is a simple, non-surgical injection that smooths the deep, persistent lines and wrinkles that develop over time. It was the first FDA-approved prescription product that improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. When Botox is injected, it [...]

By | 2018-06-11T17:37:43+00:00 June 11th, 2018|Botox|0 Comments

Will a Neck Lift Make Me Look Younger?

Aging, weight fluctuations, and sun exposure can damage and age not only the face but also the neck. If your neck skin appears to have lost its natural elasticity and sags, or if there is excess skin or fat that you wish to remove, a neck lift can help. It improves the most visible [...]

Will Chemical Peels Treat Hyperpigmentation?

A chemical peel uses an acidic chemical solution to smooth the texture of the facial skin by removing its damaged outer layers with exfoliation of the upper layers of the deeper skin and encouraging skin renewal to improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, discoloration, acne, and uneven texture. A chemical peel can [...]

Where Can I Get Liposuction?

Liposuction contours specific areas of the body by removing excess fat deposits, improving your shape and proportion. Despite good health and a reasonable level of fitness, some people may still have areas with disproportionate contours due to localized fat deposits, particularly on the abdomen, back, flanks, arms, under the chin, or thighs. [...]

By | 2018-05-15T14:53:34+00:00 May 2nd, 2018|Body|0 Comments

Are Skin Cancer Spots Itchy or Painful?

Do you have moles, freckles, or spots on your body that are painful or itchy? Research shows that these spots could be a sign of skin cancer. More than one-third of the skin cancer lesions itched, according to a study led by Temple University's Chair of Dermatology. The study found that nearly 36.9 [...]

By | 2018-05-15T13:54:31+00:00 April 25th, 2018|Skin Care|0 Comments

Am I a Candidate for a Breast Augmentation?

If you’re unhappy with the size or shape of your breasts, you’re most likely a candidate for breast augmentation. Breast augmentation is a great way to enhance the size or shape of the breasts. You may be a candidate for breast augmentation if: You are physically healthy and you aren't pregnant or breastfeeding You have [...]

How Can I Lose Stubborn Belly Fat Without Having Surgery?

Losing stubborn belly fat is difficult – particularly when work, kids, and life get in the way. For a long time, the only way to get rid of fat that was resistant to diet and exercise was through surgery.  But now, thanks to new technologies, Ultrashape Power is a great way to slim and [...]

By | 2018-05-15T14:00:39+00:00 March 21st, 2018|Body|0 Comments

Your Guide to Injectables

The most telltale sign of aging is loss of volume to the face – particularly the cheeks, lips, and in wrinkles and lines. Injectables are a great way to restore volume and youthfulness to the face, making you appear younger and more vibrant. To most people, dermal fillers and injectables are interchangeable – [...]

By | 2018-05-15T14:39:05+00:00 March 8th, 2018|Face|0 Comments

Why Should I Try Mineral Makeup?

Mineral makeup is a “natural” form of makeup. Minerals such as iron oxides, talc, zinc oxide, and titanium dioxide are micronized, or ground and milled, into tiny particles to create makeup. Mineral makeup is great for sensitive skin and those who wish to be cognizant of what they put on their face. Mineral makeup [...]

Can I Get a Fat Transfer to My Face?

Volume loss to the face is a telltale sign of aging, particularly around the eyes, cheeks, and jawline. There are several ways to restore youthfulness to the face including a facelift, dermal fillers, and a fat transfer. A fat transfer to the face can increase volume, fill voids, and plump wrinkles. During a fat [...]

How Often Should I Get a Skin Cancer Check?

Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer. Knowing your own skin and your normal pattern of moles, freckles, and blemishes is important to finding skin cancer early. Early detection is the best way to prevent melanoma from becoming a serious problem. So, how often should you get a skin cancer check? The [...]

By | 2018-03-15T14:42:30+00:00 February 8th, 2018|Dermatology, Skin Care|0 Comments

What is the Difference Between a Tummy Tuck and Liposuction?

If you’re unhappy with the skin and fat in your abdomen and are considering surgery, you may be wondering: what’s the difference between a tummy tuck and liposuction? It all comes down to one thing: skin. A liposuction is a minimally-invasive surgical procedure and therefore takes less time, has a shorter [...]

By | 2018-04-17T17:11:01+00:00 January 25th, 2018|Tummy Tuck|0 Comments

What is a Mommy Makeover?

Pregnancy, childbirth, and nursing affect the entire body – not just the stomach. A ‘Mommy Makeover’ is a series of procedures that target a woman’s post-pregnancy body issues in a single-session surgery that typically combines treatment of the breast and abdomen in one surgical procedure including some of the following: Tummy tuck Breast enhancement – [...]

By | 2018-04-17T17:35:16+00:00 January 12th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Best Tips for Managing Rosacea

Rosacea is a skin condition, characterized by redness and visible blood vessels in the face. It can flare up at any time and last weeks to months. It is most common in middle-aged women but can happen to anyone. Though there is no cure for rosacea, there are many ways to manage the condition [...]

By | 2018-04-17T17:58:36+00:00 January 4th, 2018|Skin Care, Skin Care|0 Comments

Why Winter is the Best Time for Laser Hair Reduction?

Laser hair reduction is a great way to remove unwanted hair on the body. And while most of us start to think about hair reduction when the weather is warm and we begin to wear less clothing, winter is actually the best time for laser hair reduction. Laser hair reduction involves a series of [...]

What is Involved In An Earlobe Repair?

An earlobe repair procedure can correct a torn, ripped, drooping, or stretched out or gauged earlobe. Earlobe tears from trauma, poor piercing techniques, or heavy earrings are common in men and women and many patients wish to correct their earlobes. Earlobe repair surgery varies by person, depending on the patient’s aesthetic concerns and the [...]

By | 2018-01-19T18:56:20+00:00 December 6th, 2017|Earlobe Repair, Face|0 Comments

What Are The Benefits of MicroPen With PRP Treatments?

Facial rejuvenation is fastly becoming one of the most popular cosmetic services on the market. Both men and women want younger, healthier-looking skin, and they want it now. With all the new treatment options available, clients can benefit from near-instant results with little downtime. The MicroPen® is the latest technology in microneedling, a procedure [...]

What Is The Difference Between A Traditional Facelift and A Mini-Facelift?

Many men and women across America are opting to reverse the signs of aging through a surgical procedure that has been around for decades; the facelift. Although facelifts have been a cosmetic staple for years, the techniques are constantly evolving to give you the best results with minimal scarring and limited downtime. Here at Dermatology [...]

How Can Eyelid Surgery Make You Look Younger?

Nothing shows our age more than our eyes. Over time, our eyelid skin stretches, muscles weaken, and fat pockets become more prominent. Unfortunately, this can give us a tired, droopy appearance. Many clients are opting for a cosmetic blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, to turn back the clock and restore their fresh, younger-looking face of [...]

How Do Mammograms Change After Getting Breast Implants?

Many women don’t realize that they still need to get mammograms after getting breast implants. Nearly half of the women who get breast implants are in their 20’s or early 30’s – meaning they have implants before needing to worry about mammograms or breast cancer risk. Mammograms are important to detect breast cancer early. [...]

By | 2017-11-13T22:32:19+00:00 October 27th, 2017|Body, Breast implant|0 Comments

How Long After a Mastectomy Should a Patient Wait Before Breast Reconstruction?

After breast cancer, many women struggle with the idea of losing one or both breasts. Unfortunately, a mastectomy can be necessary to remove all the breast cancer. While removing all of the cancer is most important, it’s normal to worry how life will feel after a mastectomy. There are two choices for when to undergo [...]

By | 2017-11-13T17:20:37+00:00 October 17th, 2017|Body, Breast implant|0 Comments

Fat Transfer vs. Breast Implants for Breast Enhancement

Breast augmentation is an extremely popular procedure. Many women, however, believe that implants are the only way to change the size of the breast. Fat grafting, which includes transferring fat from another part of the body, is another way to increase breast size. A fat transfer is also an option for women after they've had [...]

What’s the Difference Between a Breast lift and a Breast Augmentation?

The terms ‘breast lift’ and ‘breast augmentation’ are often used interchangeably, but they refer to two different procedures. Both enhance the breasts – but they do so in different ways.   Breast Lift Time, weight fluctuations, pregnancy, and breastfeeding all cause the breasts to sag. If your breasts still have adequate volume but [...]

What are the Benefits of Going to a Practice that Specializes in Both Dermatology and Plastic Surgery?

Often, dermatologists and plastic surgeons do similar, overlapping work that help patients look and feel their best and sometimes even perform some of the same procedures. However, they have different training and experience. Some treatments are best performed by a dermatologist, while others require the expertise of a plastic surgeon and some procedures benefit [...]

What are the Best Treatments for Reducing Acne Scars?

Acne is one of the most common, chronic skin disorders affecting the hair follicle and sebaceous gland, causing a blockage of the follicle and inflammation. Acne scars can be embarrassing and troublesome. Whether raised or flat, many people in their teens, twenties and beyond experience scarring from particularly bad acne outbreaks. So, what are [...]

The Truth About Facial Aging

Facial aging happens, whether we like it or not! Genetics, sun exposure, smoking and harsh weather are major forces that are responsible for facial aging. There are several causes of facial aging: laxity of the muscles, loosening of the skin, wrinkles, uneven pigment/tone, texture changes including thinning of the skin and dullness of the complexion. [...]

What is Capsular Contracture?

Capsular contracture is the body’s response to foreign materials. It is essentially a scar tissue the body makes to wall off implants, whether they are breast implants or artificial joints, to protect the body from something that it recognizes as a foreign material. Typically every implant has capsular contracture. What we worry about are the [...]

Cosmetic Lip Augmentation

Cosmetic Lip Augmentation Fuller, more luscious lips can improve a woman’s self-confidence. Cosmetic lip augmentation or enhancement can plump and add volume to your lips. Dr. Moenster and Dr. Weyer offer a variety of fillers to help increase the volume of the top lip, bottom lip, or both. […]

Full Tummy Tuck vs. Mini Tummy Tuck: What’s the Difference?

Full Tummy Tuck vs. Mini Tummy Tuck: What’s the Difference? Abdominoplasty, known more commonly as a “tummy tuck”, is surgery or body contouring of the abdominal skin and removal of fat. When researching this procedure, there are multiple terms that are thrown out: tummy tuck, abdominoplasty, full tummy tuck, modified tummy tuck, mini tummy tuck, [...]

FAQs About Hydroquinone

Hydroquinone is a strong inhibitor of melanin that has been established as the most effective ingredient for reducing and eliminating hyperpigmentation such as brown spots, hyperpigmentation and melasma. Many of our patients are prescribed hydroquinone to treat these skin disorders, and with any prescription, there comes questions. […]

6 Bad Excuses to Not Wear Sunscreen

My body won’t be able to process vitamin D Some people believe that if they wear sunscreen, it will lead to a Vitamin D deficiency because the lotion prevents your skin from absorbing the sun’s rays. Wearing sunscreen does not completely block the sun’s rays or prevent blockage of Vitamin D. If you’re concerned that [...]

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