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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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15
Feb

The Eyes Have It

Las Vegas – At the fall Cosmetic Bootcamp (CBC), Shelia Anderson, RN, CANS, discussed periocular variations that affect treatment decisions with neuromodulators such as Botox. “The eyes are the windows to the soul.” The skin and underlying structures around them frame the eyes and guide treatment decisions, she added. For example, hyperdynamic muscles around one...
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13
Feb

Brow Ptosis Versus Lid Ptosis

Las Vegas – At the fall edition of The Cosmetic Bootcamp (CBC), Shelia Anderson, RN, MSN, CANS, emphasized the importance of distinguishing between brow ptosis and lid ptosis associated with neuromodulators such as Botox. She is a Seattle-based aesthetic nurse. Distinguishing between lid ptosis and brow ptosis can be challenging, she said. “It’s like when...
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9
Feb

The Sherlock Holmes of Botox

Las Vegas – Patient evaluation for neuromodulator injections requires some detective work, said Shelia Anderson, RN, MSN, CANS, fall edition of The Cosmetic Bootcamp (CBC). “The frontalis is interesting because 90% of us don’t have movement lateral to the temporal fusion line. So you’ve got to evaluate the whole muscle.” Everyone has the same muscles,...
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7
Feb

Botox for a Younger-Looking Forehead

Las Vegas – When evaluating and treating the frontalis with neuromodulators, said Shelia Anderson, RN, MSN, CANS, at the fall Cosmetic Bootcamp (CBC), surface irregularities provide clues to underlying factors. “If you see a line on the forehead, there’s a muscle perpendicular to that line.” One patient she treated had a thick dermis and residual...
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1
Feb

The “Why” of Aging Skin

Las Vegas – At the fall edition of The Cosmetic Bootcamp (CBC), Shelia Anderson, RN, MSN, CANS, stressed the importance of thorough evaluation before injecting neuromodulators such as Botox. She is a Seattle-based aesthetic nurse. In short, she said, “We’re going to look at the whole. Then we’re going to take it apart and look...
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