Yet Another Use for Botox!

February 25th, 2015

Dr. Smart discusses a new treatment for Rosacea

Rosacea is an extremely common and frequently frustrating skin condition. For all those that suffer from the redness and flushing that accompanies rosacea, a novel and impressively effective therapy is again in the news: Botox.
In a recent study published in the journal Dermatologic Surgery, intradermal injections of Botox were found to be safe and effective in treating the facial redness of rosacea.
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Antibiotics in Dermatology and Alternative Treatments

February 23rd, 2015

Recent campaigns have been initiated that are attempting to limit the prescribing of antibiotics. Of all medical specialties, dermatology was found to be the one with the highest rates of antibiotics prescribed. Antibiotics are used in dermatology for both treating conditions like acne and rosacea and for skin infections. The overuse of antibiotics has led to the resistance of P. acnes bacteria, which causes acne, to both topical and oral antibiotic treatments. There are many effective treatments for acne that do not require antibiotics, however, which include topical treatments like benzoyl peroxide, medications like Accutane, and in-office procedures like light based treatments and chemical peels. Read the rest of this entry »


ThermiRF Skin Tightening FAQs

February 18th, 2015

What is the difference between ThermiRF, ThermiSmooth, and ThermiTight?

ThermiRF is the name of the machine itself. This machine can be used to perform the ThermiTight procedure where a small puncture site is made, anesthesia is injected, and then a small probe is gently passed just under the skin delivering the RF energy deeply to the tissue. ThermiSmooth is entirely non-invasive and uses a different probe to deliver the same type of energy on top of the skin, heating the tissue topically. thermitight
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Solutions for Broken Blood Vessels on the Face

February 10th, 2015

Dermatology specialists Drs. Joshua Fox and Meryl Becker Joerg explain “telangiectasias”

broken blood vesselsHave you ever wondered why your face is peppered with tiny red lines? These broken blood vessels affect millions – especially as age creeps up – and don’t typically go away on their own. However, they can be treated quickly and effectively by a dermatologist, according to Joshua Fox, MD, medical director of Advanced Dermatology P.C. and the Center for Laser & Cosmetic Surgery.
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Athlete Wins Battle Against Acne

February 9th, 2015

Theraclear (formerly called Acleara) is a device that treats acne using a light and vacuum treatment to unclog pores and kill acne-causing bacteria. It is a good alternative to medical acne treatments that may have unwanted side effects. Simply Posh Spa, a medical spa under the guidance of Advanced Dermatology, P.C., had a case recently of a young girl who came in with severe acne on her face and now, after Theraclear treatments, has clear and glowing skin! The case was profiled by Theraclear on their website and you can view the full story here.