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.

Melt Stubborn Fat Away


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

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

Sunscreen: Make It Part Of Your Routine


Each year, Skin Cancer Awareness Month shines an important spotlight on skin cancer, the most common form of cancer in the United States with over one million people diagnosed each year.

This summer, be sun-smart with these tips from the Skin Cancer Foundation.

  • Avoid burning and stay clear of the sun during its prime hours of 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; seek shade instead.
  • Cover up with protective clothing and use at least one ounce (that’s two tablespoons) of broad spectrum UVA/UVB sunscreen for your face and body, making sure to reapply after sweating or swimming.
  • Use SPF 15 for everyday and SPF 30 or higher for outdoor activities.
  • Perform monthly skin checks and visit your doctor annually for a professional exam.
  • Lastly, skip tanning beds altogether: Just four visits a year can increase your risk of melanoma by 11 percent.

We love using SkinMedica Daily Physical Defense products. They’re oil-free and provide the ultimate protection from those nasty UVA and UVB rays. The fragrance free formula also helps protect skin from free radical damage. Sensitive skin types benefit from the 100% mineral formulation that is hypoallergenic and non-comedogenic. All of their sunscreens are sheer enough to be worn under makeup. And, it’s recommended by the Skin Cancer Foundation.

We never leave home without it!

Coolsculpting: Remove Fat And Slim Down Without Surgery


More and more people are trying Coolsculpting these days and we’re loving the results we’re seeing! This is a picture of a 63 year old woman a year after 3 treatments of Coolsculpting. This woman was by no means overweight, she was active, ate well and exercised. But, like a lot of people, she had an area of stubborn fat that just wouldn’t go away no matter what she did. She was a perfect candidate for Coolsculpting. Needless to say, she was pretty happy with the results. So were we.

CBS just did a segment on Coolsculpting that’s pretty interesting. If you have a minute and are interested in learning more about fat freezing, check out the article on their website or watch the video below.