Now’s The Time To Get Your Legs Ready For Summer!

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Although it’s hard to believe with two feet of fresh snow on the ground, but spring really is around the corner! And NOW is a good time to think about removing those irritating little things that look like a purple or blue road map on your legs – spider veins.

Spider veins can plague anyone, old or young, male or female. Luckily, there’s a simple procedure that can take care of them . Sclerotherapy involves the injection of a treatment solution into the leg veins with very fine needles. The solution irritates the lining of the blood vessel, causing it to collapse and gradually fade from view.

Typically 4-6 treatments are needed, spaced 1 month apart. Treatments take 30-45 minutes with most patients reporting only minimal discomfort with no topical numbing necessary. You can be in and out during your lunch hour!

Preventing Spider Veins
Although genes and hormones can contribute to varicose and spider veins, simple lifestyle changes can help prevent new unsightly veins from appearing and keep existing ones from getting worse.

Exercise
Poor circulation, which can cause spider and varicose veins, is often the result of being sedentary. So get up and move around! Find an exercise routine you enjoy and stick to it. Swimming is great as it promotes circulation while taking pressure off your legs.

And, at the very least, if you’re stuck at a desk all day (or in a car/on a plane), get up and walk around for five minutes every hour or so.

Working out not only helps promote circulation, it will also help you maintain a healthy weight, which will also reduce your chances of developing varicose and spider veins.

Take Breaks from Standing
Just as you want to avoid sitting for long periods of time, try to avoid standing for long periods as well. If you don’t have that luxury, though, and have to be on your feet all day, make sure you’re wearing supportive shoes, take breaks to sit down, and prop your feet up when you can (to facilitate circulation). This will not only help take the pressure off your legs, but your joints and back will thank you.

4 Reasons You Should Consider Coolsculpting

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Between healthy diets and exercise, people try their hardest to stay in shape, but with work and family responsibilities filling most of their day, it’s hard. Even with a great diet and lots of exercise, some fatty areas just won’t go away. The only real solution to these problem areas in the past was liposuction, but it’s so invasive, it turned people away in droves. Luckily, we now have Coolsculpting. This simple procedure uses cold temperatures to freeze away fat cells, allowing them to die off naturally through the body’s waste systems. Check out some of the top reasons to try coolsculpting as a next defense against fatty deposits.

1. No Major Time Commitment
It’s an outpatient service, making a time commitment as simple as a basic doctor’s appointment. Depending on the area to be treated, the process takes around an hour. Patients don’t require any anesthesia or other drugs so they can literally walk out of the appointment without a ride home from a friend.

2. Non-Invasive Benefit
Liposuction is known for its invasive process, requiring physical access to fat cells under the skin. This new procedure is entirely performed on the outside skin surface. A cold machine tool moves across the skin above the fat deposit. The machine is designed to send cold pulses to the fat while avoiding any skin irritation. There are no cuts or bruises to make this process painful.

3. Get Right Back to Work
If a person only has a lunch hour to spare, coolsculpting is a perfect fit. There’s no need to go home and rest after the appointment because there’s no real pain involved. The fat removal process is actually slow as it breaks down and leaves the body through natural waste removal systems. Go right back to work if you want, because there are no health issues to deal with using this sculpting procedure.

4. Self-Confidence Regained
There’s no way to quantify self-confidence boosts, but a sculpting procedure can give a person a new outlook on their body and life. And what’s better than that?

Don’t hesitate to call our office if you have any questions or are curious about the procedure.

Melt Your Fat Away

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Although it’s hard to believe that summer is anywhere in site, it’s really not too soon to start thinking how you’re going to feel when it’s time to shed the winter layers! Lots of people have the same complaint – stubborn body fat. Even if you are physically fit, exercise regularly, and eat according to a strict and healthy diet, you can still suffer from small areas of fat that plague your body regardless of what you do. Luckily, we have something that can help.

Coolsculpting to the Rescue
Coolsculpting can get rid of love handles, back fat, muffin tops, and more without the inconvenience of a surgical procedure.Clinically proven, CoolSculpting’s unique technology uses controlled cooling to freeze and eliminate unwanted fat cells without surgery or downtime. The procedure is FDA-cleared, safe and effective. The results are lasting and undeniable.
To learn more about Coolsculpting, take a look at how simple the procedure is on our YouTube channel: http://youtu.be/ViP_LQUOLgU

If you are curious, give us a call to schedule your free consultation. 780-0045

Medical Mission To Haiti

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A Note From Dr. Baskin

This March I have the unique opportunity to participate in a medical mission to Haiti. With humbled excitement, I will be joining Julienne Lebrun and her organization A Serving Heart, a non-profit, grassroots organization that serves in Haiti and the Dominican Republic. Their goal is to help one person at a time, with a focus on education and sustainability. My role in Haiti will be to participate in 3 primary care clinics offering basic medical and nutritional care.

Although I will be covering all of my own expenses for the trip, additional funds are needed for medical supplies. My hope is that you can partner with me and support these people with a donation. Any amount will be greatly appreciated and will go a long way.

Below is a link to my fundraising page. I hope you will take a look and consider donating, however small, to this great cause. If you have any questions, or would like more details about the trip, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with me.

SkinMedica – Professional Skin Care

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SkinMedica is breaking new grounds with their innovative products and we love them!

SkinMedica professional skin care products are the result of almost two decades of research and clinical experience. Clinically proven ingredients such as growth factors, antioxidants, retinoids, essential fatty acids, hyaluronic acid provide everything necessary for your skin. SkinMedica products work together to provide optimal benefits in the shortest period of time.

We have decided to offer SkinMedica exclusively. Out with the old and in with the new! Come in and find out why we are transitioning all of our clients to SkinMedica.

Medical Microdermabrasion

download (1)A wonderful cleansing and exfoliating treatment suitable for all skin types. Microdermabasion is a non-invasive epidermal treatment which removes dead and damaged surface layers skins cells, revealing healthier skin cells underneath. During Microdermabrasion, the deeper dermal layer of the skin is stimulated to produce more collagen and elastin giving the skin a younger, firmer, more supple appearance. This can be done as a single treatment or in a series and is a great way to help get your skin in shape with no down time.

Skin Peels & Facial Exfoliation

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Baskin Aesthetic Medicine offers a variety of skin peels that will refresh your look by revealing more luminous skin. Choose from peels that have little or no visible peeling to deeper, more corrective peels. Our registered nurses are specially trained in aesthetics and will help put together a program that is right for.

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The Illuminize Peel is a medical grade chemical peel which delivers a nice “glow” to the skin immediately. This mild peel exfoliates dead skin cells in a similar manner that microdermabrasion performs but without the abrasiveness of the crystals and without the risk of spreading bacteria across the skin as the microdermabrasion wand has a tendency to do.  The result is a quick glow without any peeling or downtime. This peel is ideal for individuals who want something more invasive than a facial but cannot have the downtime of peeling.

The Vitalize Peel is our most popular peel which exfoliates your dead skin resulting in less acne, less acne scarring, less brown spots and less sun damage. Two days after this peel is applied the skin starts to shed from the chin up to the forehead for a duration of about 2-3 days.  If you want to peel during the weekend, we suggest receiving this peel on a wednesday evening.

The Rejuvenize Peel is the strongest of the 3 peels and is ideal for those who have already had other peels and are now tolerant to medical grade peels where individuals are now seeing less shedding of dead skin when other chemical peels are performed. This peel may result is some mild redness and an increase of skin peeling two days after this peel is applied.  The duration usually lasts about 3-4 days.

Sclerotherapy, Varicose And Spider Vein Laser Treatment

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No More Hiding Those Legs!

For the past seven years, Dr Baskin has taken a special interest in the treatment of spider and varicose veins. Both she and her well trained staff offer a combination of microinjections known as sclerotherapy along with laser treatments to achieve optimal results. During your consultation, a treatment plan will be discussed with you.

Sclerotherapy involves the injection of a treatment solution (Asclera) into the leg veins with very fine needles.  The solution irritates the lining of the blood vessel, causing it to collapse and gradually fade from view.  Typically 4-6 treatments are needed spaced 1 month apart.  Treatments take 30-45 minutes with most patients reporting only minimal discomfort with no topical numbing necessary.