Archives for March, 2008

MESOTHERAPY-LIPODISSOLVE? Why do Spas do it? Does it work?


Mesotherapy, also called Lipodissolve is a highly advertised procedure that involves injecting microscopic quantities of natural extracts, homeopathic agents, pharmaceuticals and vitamins into the skin to dissolve fat. Proponents of Mesotherapy or Lipodissolve claim that these procedures can be used to eliminate cellulite, promote weight loss, treat aging skin and redundant (sagging) skin, and rejuvenate […]

IPL and Topical Skin Rejuvenation of the Neck, Décolletage and Hands-The Most Often Neglected Skin Areas


I am often amazed to see patients with stunningly fresh and beautiful facial skin who have neglected to take equal care to rejuvenate their hands, neck and Décolletage. The neck and hands are often neglected when using sun protection and when topical, laser and IPL treatments are used to rejuvenate and freshen the facial skin. […]

What Is Medical Aesthetics (Esthetics),Cosmetic Medicine, or Aesthetic Medicine?


The dictionary definition of aesthetics or esthetics includes “outward appearance-the way something (someone) looks, especially when considered in terms of how pleasing it (he/she) is.” It also includes the phrase “idea of beauty-an idea of what is beautiful or artistic.” Cosmetic is defined as “superficial measures to make something appear better, more attractive, or more […]



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