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29
Mar

Looking Younger Requires Homework

Las Vegas – At the fall Cosmetic Bootcamp (CBC), Gregory A. Buford, M.D., shared secrets for building lifelong bonds with patients. He is an Englewood, Colorado-based plastic surgeon. Thanks to social and mass media, “Patients are overwhelmed with information. Should they be on the South Beach diet, the Mediterranean diet? There is no perfect diet....
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27
Mar

Capitalizing on Cosmeceuticals

Las Vegas – At the fall edition of The Cosmetic Bootcamp (CBC), attendees learned the value of optimal nutrition before, during and after aesthetic procedures. Surgical nutrition represents a missed opportunity, said Englewood, Colorado-based plastic surgeon Gregory A. Buford, M.D. When he was growing up in the Pacific Northwest, he said, farm to table simply...
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20
Mar

Radiofrequency for Fat and Cellulite

Las Vegas – At the fall edition of The Cosmetic Bootcamp (CBC), Susan Van Dyke, M.D., discussed similarities and differences between various radiofrequency (RF)-based treatments for fat and cellulite. She is a Paradise Valley, Arizona-based dermatologist. RF treatments attempt to deliver heat energy into fat to melt it, using contact or noncontact devices, she said....
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15
Mar

Ultrasound-based Fat Reduction with Patient Comfort

Las Vegas – At the fall edition of The Cosmetic Bootcamp (CBC), Susan Van Dyke, M.D., explained the technological breakthrough that has made ultrasound-based fat reduction and body contouring more comfortable for patients. The hand-held UltraShape device works through cavitation, an acoustic-mechanical means of killing fat cells. “There’s not a lot of heat,” said Dr....
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13
Mar

The Skinny on Ultrasound-based Fat Reduction

Las Vegas – At the fall edition of The Cosmetic Bootcamp (CBC), Susan Van Dyke, M.D., discussed technological advances behind ultrasound-based noninvasive fat treatments. She is a Paradise Valley, Arizona-based dermatologist. Liposonix uses high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) to create significant heat deep within the dermis. “It’s very effective and versatile. We can treat any part...
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27
Feb

Making the Midface Look Younger

Las Vegas – At the fall Cosmetic Bootcamp (CBC), Shelia Anderson, RN, MSN, CANS, discussed the intricacies of evaluating and treating the midface with neuromodulators such as Botox. She is a Seattle-based aesthetic nurse. The midface can be a “gray area” that needs careful assessment, she said. “Always assess with animation.” For one patient with...
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23
Feb

Filler Longevity

Las Vegas – At the fall Cosmetic Bootcamp (CBC), Shelia Anderson, RN, MSN, CANS, told attendees that fillers such as hyaluronic acid (HA) may last longer than people think. She is a Seattle-based aesthetic nurse. Regarding patients who have had previous filler injections from other physicians, she said, “I can’t stress this enough.” Sometimes, when...
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20
Feb

Filler Migration

Las Vegas – At the fall Cosmetic Bootcamp (CBC), Shelia Anderson, RN, MSN, CANS, said that the process of filler degradation over time remains somewhat mysterious. She is a Seattle-based aesthetic nurse. Ms. Anderson has asked filler manufacturers if they’ve ever studied what happens to fillers as they break down over time – where do...
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