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CO2 CoolPeel Aftercare Tips for a Flawless Recovery

· Lasers · Comments Off on CO2 CoolPeel Aftercare Tips for a Flawless Recovery

By Cynthia Golomb, MD Are you tired of your crow’s feet, eye bags, pores, and more?  Are you ready for a treatment that reveals younger, healthier-looking skin?  If you said yes, I have the treatment for you.  CoolPeel is a light CO2 laser treatment that requires significantly less downtime than a typical CO2 treatment and […]

Large pigmented lesion erased with a chemical peel

· Chemical Peel · Comments Off on Large pigmented lesion erased with a chemical peel

My patient had a large lentigo on her cheek.  Lentigines are pigmented lesions that can be flat or raised.  The most common cause is sun damage. Lentigines can be treated with broad-spectrum sunscreen, sun avoidance, bleaching creams, retinoids, chemical peels and laser. I chose to do a spot chemical peel with a low concentration of […]

For safe manicures and pedicures – you need to do your homework

· Nails · Comments Off on For safe manicures and pedicures – you need to do your homework

by Cynthia Golomb, MD About once a month, I treat a patient for a problem related to a pedicure or manicure.  A frequent issue I see is recurrent staph folliculitis, when hair follicles become infected with bacteria–getting into the tissue through any entry point in the skin like a scrape or cut.  This is why […]

FDA warns that unapproved fat-dissolving injections can cause scarring and severe infection

· Injectables · Comments Off on FDA warns that unapproved fat-dissolving injections can cause scarring and severe infection

The FDA recently issued a warning that receiving non-FDA-approved fat-dissolving injections could lead to permanent scars, skin deformities, and severe infection. The FDA announcement included some scary photos of infected knots on the upper arms of a patient who was injected with an unapproved fat-dissolving substance. Women’s Health magazine just published an excellent article about […]

LaseMD Ultra and injectables

· Fillers, Lasers, Toxin (Botox, Daxxify, Dysport, Jeuveau and Xeomin) · Comments Off on LaseMD Ultra and injectables

Combining Treatments for Convenience and Less Downtime – LaseMD Ultra and injectables By Cynthia Golomb, MD I often pair cosmetic treatments so that patients can have transformative results more quickly.  My patients are often busy and don’t want to return to the office again and again for different procedures, or they want to reduce their […]

Radiofrequency Microneedling: Morpheus or Genius?

· Skin Tightening with RF Microneedling · Comments Off on Radiofrequency Microneedling: Morpheus or Genius?

By Dr. Cynthia Golomb Microneedling with radiofrequency is becoming an increasingly popular procedure. It rejuvenates and tightens sagging skin, helping to reduce wrinkles and also to remove acne scars. RF Microneedling stimulates your skin to produce more collagen. I often treat my patients’ faces and necks, but I’ve also had excellent results in tightening other […]

Juvederm Volux

· Fillers · Comments Off on Juvederm Volux

I recently attended the Master Injector Course at the Diplomat Hotel, where I demonstrated my lifting technique with Juvéderm Volux. I defined my patient’s jawline while softening her pre-jowl sulcus (indentation) and chin.  I think you will agree it also gives the impression of less submental fullness!  (fat under the chin) Juvederm Volux refines the […]

Merkel Cell Carcinoma

· Skin Cancer · Comments Off on Merkel Cell Carcinoma

Merkel cell carcinoma is rare and can be deadly A rare form of skin cancer is now in the news, as it took the life of Jimmy Buffett.  Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) is so rare that only 2,500 people a year are diagnosed with it in the U.S. In my twenty-plus years as a practicing […]

Can’t I just take a supplement?

· Supplements · Comments Off on Can’t I just take a supplement?

Supplements are a big business, but the FDA does not regulate the manufacturers.  Unless a physician has guided you to take a vitamin due a deficiency, think twice about supplements. Recent studies have found lead, mercury or arsenic in supplements when heavy metals are intentionally added to Ayurvedic supplements.  A woman in Canada taking Ayurvedic […]

Types of Facial Hyperpigmentation, Causes and Treatments

· Facial Hyperpigmentation & Melasma · Comments Off on Types of Facial Hyperpigmentation, Causes and Treatments

One of the most common complaints I hear from patients is about facial hyperpigmentation.  These are the spots that range in color from tan, brown or dark brown.  There are several causes of facial hyperpigmentation, but the most common that I see is melasma. What causes melasma? Melasma is caused by increased amounts of pigment […]

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