What Is LaViv And How Does It Work To Make You Look Younger?

Good Morning all.

Fresh from a very interesting conference in Miami, I thought I’d share some of the new devices and techniques on the horizon in non-invasive cosmetic medicine.

Gone are the days of collagen. Back n the day, one would be skin tested for collagen prior to injection due to the high allergic reaction rate.

Can The Right Skin Care Routine Reduce Wrinkles And Increase Collagen? You Bet It Can!



Facial skin care is a multi-billion dollar industry in the U.S. and growing. There is no doubt that we care about our skin, are willing to try just about anything, and pay for it-sometimes handsomely. I’m often asked, as an aesthetic physician, what’s best for the skin. While I have my favorites, the most important thing to know is what makes up a good skin care regime and make sure you are covering the bases.

First, as we age our collagen production naturally drops off with time. Doing what we can to boost that production is key. Products that contain tissue growth factors can be helpful. Think collagen production and how your product is

Replacing Lost Collagen Has Never Been Easier

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Look at the amazing results this patient had after being treated with Sculptra! Sculptra is a facial injectable that replaces lost collagen. The results are long lasting and appear subtly over time.

The Truth About Beauty Sleep



Good morning readers. I hope you had a good night’s rest and not just to feel great. Studies show that the concept of beauty sleep is not all myth and has basis in reality. A study performed by John Axelsson of the Karolinska Institute in Sweden looked at this very thing.

Is Botox Good For More Than Frown Lines?



Much has been written about Botox and its benefits for reduction in the appearance of lines on the face such as those pesky frown lines between the eyes. Recently there has been more and more use of Botox to help chronic migraine sufferers. While there is no doubt about the benefit cosmetically, what does Botox actually do for our headaches?

Sunhats – Wear Them!



Whether you are headed for a tropical vacation in the strong Caribbean

Keep Your Skin Firmer, Tighter & Glowing


Hi everyone! My name is Christal Higgins and I am the practice manager at Baskin Aesthetic Medicine and I love SkinMedica products. I had heard the phrase, at one of our SkinMedica educational trainings, “we don’t have to age like our parents or grandparents.” Now, I think my parents look great, but look around and you can tell that people, in general, don’t take care of their skin. All the sun and fun throughout the years catches up with us and you can see it. My go to product is SkinMedica’s TNS Essential Serum, a potent combination of growth factors that stimulates collagen and your own growth factors to keep your skin firmer, tighter and glowing. It works. My other must have product is Retinol at night. Without it, you are losing the fight against aging. Retinol stimulates collagen and helps your skin repair itself, exfoliating dead skin skin cells and bringing healthy new ones to the surface. Retinol has been one of the #1 age fighters for years because it works. It takes just a few steps in the morning and at night. Your skin will thank you tomorrow and in ten years! (Don’t forget sunscreen 365 days a year!)

Take Years Off Your Face Instantly


Dermal filler injections have literally changed the face of aging and have given doctors the ability to reverse the visible signs of time instantly. There’s also been a paradigm shift of sorts in the world of facial aesthetics. It’s no longer enough to just take loose skin and pull it tight. The “old” way of simply using fillers to erase wrinkles and folds is really just a two-dimensional approach to a 3 dimensional problem.

As we get older, we start to lose elasticity and fullness in our faces, which leads to cheek “hollowing” and loss of youthful plumpness. Full cheeks are a key marker of youth. Age-related volume loss can cause the face to lose definition, balance and change shape, all of which can make a person appear older than their years.

People age differently: their skin may deflate (lose fullness or volume), descend (droop or sag) or both. However, few people realize the mid-face is one of the first areas to show the signs of aging – as we lose facial volume, cheeks deflate and descend.

Enter Juv

No Need To Hide Those Legs


Show Off Those Legs!

If you sometimes avoid showing your legs because you have spider veins — those small clusters of red, blue or purple veins that appear on the thighs, calves and ankles — you are not alone. It’s estimated that at least half of all women are bothered by this common cosmetic problem.

A number of factors such as aging, heredity, hormonal changes, and injury can contribute to spider veins. Although the veins aren’t harmful, they can be bothersome and aren’t necessary for normal circulation. With sclerotherapy vein treatment you can lessen the look of spider veins and improve the appearance of your skin.

What exactly is sclerotherapy?

Sclerotherapy is a technique that has been around for decades to treat spider veins and some smaller varicose veins. At our Baskin Aesthetic Medicine, this procedure involves injecting a sclerosing solution directly into the small veins. As the solution comes into contact with the blood vessel, it irritates the blood vessel and causes it to seal off so that blood can no longer pass through the vein. After several weeks, many of the treated vessels will visibly disappear.

How many treatments will you need?

The number of treatments needed to clear or improve varicose veins differs for each person, but typically, the average number of treatments is four.

How long will it take to recover from Sclerotherapy?

Sclerotherapy is a minimally invasive, gentle procedure with virtually no down time. Most people are able to return to work and resume most activities immediately following treatment. You will be asked to wear compression hose for several days following the procedure. The compression hose help protect again blood clots and speed the healing process.

In the days following treatment, veins may actually appear darker and more prominent than they did before the injection. This is completely normal and part of the healing process. As your body continues to heal, the veins will begin to lighten. Generally two or more sessions, at least one month apart, are needed to achieve the desired results.

If you have questions or would like more detailed information about how this procedure may benefit you, don’t hesitate to call our office at 780-0045 to schedule a Complimentary Consultation.