Blog        855-465-6621
Cynthia Golomb, MD | Dermatology Boutique

Preparing for a cosmetic treatment—what you need to know

Preparing for a cosmetic treatment—what you need to know

· Cosmetic Procedures · Comments Off on Preparing for a cosmetic treatment—what you need to know

If you are planning to get Botox, a filler, a chemical peel or a laser treatment, planning ahead can decrease problems during and after the treatment.

Stop exfoliating about one week before your treatment, especially if you’re getting a chemical peel or laser treatment.  Also temporarily eliminate any retinoid creams as part of your daily skin care.  Don’t add any new products right before your treatment to avoid problems with irritation.

Ask if you should avoid aspirin, ibuprofen, vitamin E or fish oil (any omega-3).  These blood thinners can increase bruising.  Usually you would stop talking these one week before your appointment.

If you bruise easily and will be getting fillers, you might consider arnica montana tablets.  Found at health food stores, arnica is an herb that may help to reduce swelling and bruising.

Tanning, and even sunless tanning creams, interferes with some treatments like IPL or laser hair removal, so plan ahead when you schedule your treatment.

Alcohol is also a blood thinner so eliminate that from your diet immediately before your procedure.

If you have a propensity to get cold sores, take your prescription antiviral medication, such as Valtrex, the day before your treatment.  Reschedule your treatment if you have an active cold sore breakout—a treatment could spread the virus to other areas on your face.

Ask about any restrictions you may have after your treatment.  In some cases, you may be asked not to exercise, or you might be given other limitations.  After a chemical peel or laser treatment, for example, you’ll be asked not to exfoliate for a certain time period.  To decrease swelling and bruising you may be asked to ice the treatment area periodically.

PRP stimulates collagen; improves tone and texture of skin

· platelet rich plasma, PRP · Comments Off on PRP stimulates collagen; improves tone and texture of skin

Build collagen with platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections.

It’s an injectable made from your blood! PRP speeds healing and has been used for years to help athletes recover from injuries and to repair tendons and joints.

For the face, PRP can be used in addition to fillers to stimulate collagen production to improve the tone and texture of the skin.

A small amount of your blood is drawn and then with a centrifuge, the platelet rich plasma is extracted.

For optimum results, at least three treatments are recommended.

Microneedling for youthful skin!

· Microneedling · Comments Off on Microneedling for youthful skin!

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

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!

graphic showing different depths that microneedling can reach during the skin resurfacing procedureWhat 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.

 

 

Dr. Golomb is widely considered one of the top dermatologists in Hallandale Beach and regularly welcomes patients for microneedling from Aventura, Sunny Isles Beach, Golden Beach, North Miami Beach, Pembroke Pines & Hollywood, Fl.

Safe manicures and pedicures — you have to do your homework

· Nails · Comments Off on Safe manicures and pedicures — you have to do your homework

shutterstock_130462652__400wideI recently read some good articles on how to make sure that your manicure or pedicure is safe. This second article was based on information from a podiatrist and nail technicians:  12 Things Your Nail Salon Doesn’t Want You to Know.

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 it is important not to shave your legs right before a pedicure.

Another rash that can lead to pustules is pseudomonas folliculitis, also known as “hot tub” folliculitis.  As you might guess, this is related to foot tubs used for pedicures that have not been sanitized properly.

A more serious infection I’ve seen from mani/pedis is MRSA.  It is a bacteria (Staphylococcus aureus) that is resistant to penicillins and other antibiotics and can lead to more dangerous infections.

I often see patients with abscesses (paronychia) around the nail when cuticles have been clipped.

shutterstock_389605462__400wideBy far the most common issue patients come in with is nail fungus (onychomycosis).  Viral warts are also prevalent, as is the viral infection molluscum contagiosum.

All these potential infections are why you should do your homework when you choose a place to have your nails done.

Once you’ve selected a salon, don’t be afraid to ask questions–about the salon’s sterilization methods of tools and inquire about the training and licensing of nail technicians.  And, it wouldn’t hurt to ask at a salon you’ve frequented for years.

A new treatment shows promise for hair re-growth: PRP

· Hair Loss Treatment, platelet rich plasma, PRP · Comments Off on A new treatment shows promise for hair re-growth: PRP

PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) is a new method to treat hair loss (androgenic alopecia) and PRP is now available at Dermatology Boutique!

Some patients experience a reduction in hair loss after several PRP treatments, and also an improvement in the volume and coverage of hair on treated areas of the scalp.

PRP is an injectable made from your blood! PRP speeds healing and has been used for years to help athletes recover from injuries and to repair tendons and joints.  A small amount of your blood is drawn and then with a centrifuge, the platelet rich plasma is extracted. After the injections of the PRP into your scalp, you may experience some redness, a little swelling or even bruising for a few days.

In this video news segment on Good Morning America, Dr. Jennifer Ashton demonstrates hair re-growth with PRP injections in the scalp.

shutterstock_374941498

Get rid of your double chin with Kybella

· Injectables · Comments Off on Get rid of your double chin with Kybella

Kybella® contains a naturally occurring molecule that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat.  It is approved for injection into the fat beneath the chin.  Once injected, the fat cells are destroyed and cannot store or accumulate fat.Upload: January 22, 2016

View more before and after photos to see what Kybella can do.  Also find answers to the most frequently asked questions about Kybella.  Make an appointment with Dr. Golomb to see if Kybella is right for you.  Call 954-251-0367.

Radiesse is not just for women.

· Fillers, Toxin (Botox, Daxxify, Dysport, Jeuveau and Xeomin) · Comments Off on Radiesse is not just for women.

Men can benefit from expert injections of Radiesse too!  To “hide the evidence,” call 855-465-6621 now for your appointment to buy 2 syringes of Radiesse and get 1 area of Xeomin free!

Xeomin can temporarily reduce lines on your forehead between your brows.  By combining Xeomin on the same day’s treatment with the Radiesse filler in areas where you need more volume in your face, you’ll look refreshed and relaxed.
Upload: December 13, 2014
View Hide the Evidence.

 

Green Tea Fortified Sensitive Skin Cleanser

· Skin Care · Comments Off on Green Tea Fortified Sensitive Skin Cleanser

I gave my sister a bottle of our new Dermatology Boutique cleanser fortified with green & white tea.  Here’s what she had to say:

“It’s very gentle, but it easily removes make up.  It leaves my skin feeling smooth and moisturized.  I love it!”

The antioxidant formula contains a blend of Vitamins A, C, E, Green and White Tea in a combination with Coenzyme Q10.  Stop by our office to pick up a bottle!

asc1 asc2 asc3 asc4 asc5 asc6 asc7