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Facial tightening and body recontouring with radiofrequency

Radiofrequency treatments are a great way to tighten your skin, smooth cellulite and reduce volume.I have the Accent Radiofrequency machine from Alma Lasers. It features 2 handpieces: unipolar for deep heating and bipolar for superficial tightening.The energy from the unipolar handpiece penetrates several centimeters below the skin, causing deep heating of the tissues. The immediate result [...]

What to do about acne

With prom season and graduation coming up, a lot of younger people (and their parents!) are worried about clearing up acne.I had a very nice couple in the clinic last week who asked me about what could be done for their son. His dermatologist wants to start him on Accutane but 2 family members developed depression [...]

By |April 7th, 2008|Categories: acne, skin care|0 Comments

How eye firming creams work

This is another installment in the skincare series. Earlier articles included What's in a skincare regimen, Something that really works, Treat your skin with Vitamin A, and Topical growth factors.I'm a very literal person. I've been embarrassed in some social situations because I have taken things too literally and totally misunderstood what was meant by a [...]

By |April 3rd, 2008|Categories: botox, skin care|0 Comments

Skincare: Topical growth factors

Here is the next installment in our series on skincare products. I have already discussed the skincare regimen in general, Vitamin C serum and Vitamin A products.Growth factors are cool. Growth factors were science fiction when I was growing up and now they're fact, a tool that we use in medicine on a routine basis. And [...]

By |March 24th, 2008|Categories: skin care|0 Comments