After much scrutiny of the medical literature and intensive training at international conferences over the past two years, I am introducing plasma injections (medically known as platelet-rich-plasma, or PRP) into our cosmetic procedural armamentarium as of February 20th, 2013. The procedure itself is fairly quick, simple and feels exactly like Botox Cosmetic® injections. However, we will be harnessing the power of your own blood to tone, plump, lift and elasticize the skin of the face, neck, chest and hands. In short, plasma injections have been shown to rejuvenate the skin in all of the ways that neurotoxins, dermal fillers and lasers (so far) cannot. Almost anyone over the age of 30 is a suitable candidate for plasma injections, but its results are most dramatic in dry, dull skin types weathered by smoking and the sun. Ask us if this exciting new procedure, fairly new to the US, is right for you!
More Great News: TriLuma® is Back!
For more than 3 years, we were unable to obtain prescription bleaching cream for various regulatory reasons. Since February 1 2013, we are happy to announce that Galderma® pharmaceuticals has re-introduced TriLuma® cream into pharmacies nationwide. TriLuma® is possibly the most effective prescription bleaching cream for brown sun and age spots
, as well as brown scars. Call or ask us if TriLuma®
is right for you!
The Skinny on Non-Invasive Fat Lasers
We recently treated a few patients with TruSculpt®, a novel laser which uses radio-frequency heat waves to break up fat cell membranes so that fat and even cellulite is more efficiently flushed from the body with diet, exercise and water intake. We were very pleased with the results- particularly in those who had isolated fat pockets left over from traditional liposuction, or even to jump-start results in a stagnant diet/exercise program. So laser fat reduction, not requiring surgery, is just around the corner! There is an even newer laser, UltraShape®, which is expecting FDA approval Q2 or Q3 2013, that combines radiofrequency with ultrasound to purportedly deliver even better results. We are waiting to evaluate all of the fat reduction lasers personally before we make the decision on which we will be using at the Miami Skin Institute, but we will keep you posted…
The above does not constitute medical advice. Please see your local physician if you are having any sort of medical problem.
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