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Cynthia Golomb, MD | Dermatology Boutique

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Reveal Younger-Looking Skin!

· Lasers · Comments Off on Reveal Younger-Looking Skin!

Many of you know our friendly nurse, Franny.  She recently had a CO2 CoolPeel treatment that significantly reduced the wrinkles on her face and neck.

The CoolPeel laser helps with stubborn crows feet, lipstick lines, smile lines and pore size.  Most notably, CO2 improves wrinkles that cannot be corrected with fillers.

Franny was also one of the first to receive an Infini treatment, which does a great job of tightening skin.  Genius is the next generation of Infini.  Genius is an improved microneedling treatment with radio frequency.  It addresses sagging, crepey skin, turkey neck, jowls and large pores.  We upgraded to the Genius device last year.

If you have wrinkles along with loose, lax skin, this duo of treatments might do the trick.  Franny has had one CoolPeel and had 2 Infini treatments a couple of years ago.

When you’re in the office, feel free to ask Franny about her treatments and see her results in person!

Patient review of antioxidant ampoules

· Skin Care · Comments Off on Patient review of antioxidant ampoules

One of my patients was telling me about the good results she got from one of the ISDIN products we carry:  ISDIN Flavo-C Ultraglican.  Since she also had suggestions about how to use that product, that she learned by trial and error, I asked her to write a review and share her tips for using the Vitamin C ampoules.

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When Dr. Golomb recommended I try the ISDIN Flavo-C Ultraglican ampoules I jumped at the chance.  I’ve been reading about the benefits of Vitamin C serums for years but never made it part of my skincare routine.

I have very fair skin and I’ve read that layering an antioxidant like Vitamin C under your sunscreen provides extra protection from sun damage that causes wrinkles or crepey skin.  Another Vitamin C benefit I was interested in was to stop more dark, pigmented spots from appearing on my face.

My research also indicated the problem with Vitamin C is that it is unstable when exposed to light and air.  The delivery method of this product ensures that isn’t an issue.  You get a box of 30 dark glass ampoules.  You use ½ of an ampoule once a day, emptying the ampoule completely within 24 hours.

When you open an ampoule and apply it to your face the first thing you’ll notice is a light, floral fragrance that dissipates quickly.  I love the smell.  It’s like a little pick me up in the morning.  The product is not greasy and easily absorbs into the skin as you massage it into your face, neck and chest.  The first thing I started to notice after using the product is that my skin looks and feels smoother.  My brown spots are less noticeable too.  I’ve been using the product for four months.

So now that I’m a Vitamin C serum convert, I will admit that this particular product is a little more work to use than others.  Here are my tips for not wasting a drop.

  • There are directions in four languages on the inside of the lid of the box. I ended up highlighting my language so I could find them the next time I needed to refer to them.
  • The instructions say to shake the ampoule before you break off the neck (and tap the tip after shaking to move the product down into the ampoule). I always forget to shake it before opening!  When you shake the ampoule the serum becomes cloudy showing the ingredients are mixed.  If you forget to shake the ampoule before removing the tip, you can gently put your finger over the opening and shake.  Be careful, it is cut glass, but it is scored to break so it is not jagged.  You can also gently shake the serum when the applicator tube is on the ampoule.
  • Find a tall plastic cap (around one inch in diameter) to store the ampoule that’s currently in use in an upright position. I use the cap from hair mousse.  This keeps the ampoule from tipping over and the applicator tube from falling off and all your precious serum from ending up on the bathroom counter!
  • After you’ve used the applicator tube a few times on new ampoules, the product will collect inside it and make it slippery. Clean the base of the applicator tube with a cotton swab before inserting it onto a new ampoule to get a secure fit.  Putting a few drops of alcohol into the applicator once in a while will clean it nicely.
  • When placing the applicator on a new ampoule, remove the cap from the applicator first so the air pressure doesn’t pop the applicator off of the ampoule.

This product, like many other Vitamin C serums, includes a form of Vitamin E (Tocopherol) that increases the potency.  Vitamin E is also an antioxidant that helps to prevent sun damage from UV rays.  It softens the skin and smooths the appearance of wrinkles.  Additionally, it is a preservative for the other oils in the serum.

I’ve learned that both Vitamins C and E reduce skin inflammation, which I appreciate because I have rosacea.

Save up to $140 on your next two Botox treatments

· Neurotoxin (Botox, Dysport, Jeuveau and Xeomin) · Comments Off on Save up to $140 on your next two Botox treatments

It adds up this way. $100 in savings on two Botox treatments and then $40 worth of Brilliant Distinctions points after you complete those two Botox treatments.

All you have to do is have your first treatment completed by March 31, 2018. And, if you aren’t currently a Brilliant Distinctions member, here’s the link to sign up.

–You’ll receive $50 off of your initial treatment and then $50 off of your follow-up treatment for the total of $100 in savings.
–You’ll receive $20 worth of Brilliant Distinctions points after each of your two treatments, to use toward a subsequent visit.

Here’s the fine print on this New Possibilities savings program from the maker of Botox, Allergan:

*Limitations apply. While supplies last. Rebate(s) valid for Brilliant Distinctions® members only and at participating providers. For the first offer, treatment must be administered between January 15, 2018 and March 31, 2018. For the second offer, treatment must be administered between April 15, 2018 and August 28, 2018. Members will not qualify for the second offer if it has been less than 90 days from their last BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment. This form may not be reproduced, duplicated, sold, or transferred in any way. Limit one (1) offer per person. Rebate(s) must be redeemed during in-office visits. Offer good only in the United States and Puerto Rico. Void where taxed or restricted. Rebate may not be used in conjunction with any other BOTOX® Cosmetic rebate from Allergan, but can be combined with Brilliant Distinctions® coupons. Allergan reserves the right to rescind, revoke, or amend this offer without notice.

 

Minimize fine lines, smooth wrinkles, reduce stretch marks & acne scars

· Microneedling · Comments Off on Minimize fine lines, smooth wrinkles, reduce stretch marks & acne scars

Skin thickness is a feature of youthful skin and unfortunately skin thins as we age.  Thin skin shows fine lines and wrinkles more.  Microneedling increases skin thickness!

What is microneedling?  Tiny surgical needles reach underlying skin layers to prompt the skin’s healing response without significantly damaging the epidermis.

Our SkinPen® can be used on the face and other areas on your body with scars or stretch marks.

This skin rejuvenation technology is also safe and effective for darker skin.
Learn more about our new SkinPen.

Tarzan needs Kybella

· In the News · Comments Off on Tarzan needs Kybella

closeupWhen we expanded our office space we didn’t realize we’d acquire a mascot! Pictured is “Tarzan,” who from a quick web search appears to be an iguana.

No worries though, Tarzan is outside of the windows in our new “tree rooms.” He comes to say hello every morning.

If you don’t want your skin to look like Tarzan’s, book an appointment for an anti-aging treatment or a skin cancer check. widerangle

We think Tarzan could benefit from a few Kybella treatments to get rid of his double chin.

HydraFacial MD — now available at Dermatology Boutique

· Cosmetic Procedures, Skin Care · Comments Off on HydraFacial MD — now available at Dermatology Boutique

Great for all skin types, our new HydraFacial MD® Treatment is not only highly effective at improving overall skin health, but is also excellent for remedying:

–  Fine lines, Wrinkles
–  Skin Tone Evenness
–  Skin Texture
–  Hyperpigmentation
–  Oily/Congested Skin
–  Enlarged Pores
–  Advanced Signs of Aging

The results are immediate and long-term.  These before and after photos demonstrate the many benefits.  Check out the reviews from satisfied patients and celebrities alike.  Call 954-251-0367 for an appointment now!

Regenica skin care system now available at Dermatology Boutique!

· Skin Care · Comments Off on Regenica skin care system now available at Dermatology Boutique!

Upload: June 16, 2015I’m pleased to announce that we now carry Regenica at Dermatology Boutique. The product line addresses fine lines and wrinkles, evens out skin tone and reduces the appearance of pores.  The “growth factor technology” ingredients stimulate your skin’s capacity to repair and regenerate itself.  Stop by the office and talk to us about Regenica today.

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