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8
Feb

Post-microneedling Pearl: No Preservatives

Aspen, Colo. – At the summer Cosmetic Bootcamp (CBC), attendees learned how to avoid granulomatous reactions after microneedling or nonablative laser therapy. Applying preservative-containing cosmeceuticals too soon after microneedling or nonablative resurfacing can lead to granulomas, said Tina S. Alster, M.D. She is director of the Washington Institute of Dermatologic Laser Surgery and clinical professor...
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6
Feb

Microneedling + Laser Rejuvenation

Aspen, Colo. – Students in core aesthetic disciplines learned how to combine microneedling and laser resurfacing safely and effectively at the summer Cosmetic Bootcamp (CBC). For patients with minimal perioral rhytides and surrounding photodamage, Tina S. Alster, M.D., often performs microneedling followed immediately by full-face nonablative fractional resurfacing (or, for more extensive photodamage, ablative fractional...
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31
Jan

Microneedling Pearls #2

Aspen, Colo. – At the summer Cosmetic Bootcamp (CBC), Tina S. Alster, M.D., offered the following microneedling tips, based on a March 2018 Dermatologic Surgery article she co-authored: Hold your microneedling device perpendicular to the skin so the needles penetrate at 90°. Treating in multiple directions ensures that skin doesn’t appear striped. “I move the...
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29
Jan

Microneedling Pearls #1

Aspen, Colo. – At the summer edition of The Cosmetic Bootcamp (CBC), an expert shared advice regarding when, where and how to perform microneedling. For perioral rhytides and other indications, Tina S. Alster, M.D. often offers what she calls simple microneedling, without radiofrequency energy or adjuvant cosmeceutical delivery. She is director of the Washington Institute...
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25
Jan

Microneedling Versus Lasers

Aspen, Colo. – At the summer edition of The Cosmetic Bootcamp (CBC), core aesthetic specialists learned that although microneedling can’t match the tissue-tightening effects of lasers, it improves problems from stubborn wrinkles to stretch marks quickly and cost-effectively. Fractional ablative lasers strike a balance between efficacy and downtime, said Tina S. Alster, M.D. However, she...
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8
Jan

Perfect Lips: Natural Shape

Aspen, Colo. – At the summer edition of The Cosmetic Bootcamp (CBC), attendees learned the importance of preserving the infinite variance that occurs in natural lip shapes. Lips remain one of the most commonly treated areas in aesthetic medicine. However, said Beverly Hills-based dermatologist Ava Shamban, M.D., results are often suboptimal. “It’s important to pay...
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