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28
Jan

Filler Frontiers: The Chin

Aspen, Colorado – To separate yourself from less expert injectors, said Kenneth Beer, M.D., at The Cosmetic Bootcamp this summer, consider fillers for the chin. Here, said Dr. Beer, neuromodulator injections remain popular. “I also believe that as we age, we start to lose a little projection, particularly in women,” who tend to benefit from...
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24
Jan

Fillers: New Frontiers

Aspen, Colorado – Expanding one’s filler capabilities to more challenging areas allows core aesthetic specialists to differentiate themselves from less educated and skilled providers, said Kenneth Beer, M.D., at The Cosmetic Bootcamp (CBC). Although the temples, chin, jawline, tear trough and frontalis are difficult to inject, he said, mastering these skills can be very rewarding....
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18
Jan

Acne Scars and Deep Rhytids

Aspen – At this summer’s Cosmetic Bootcamp (CBC), dermatologist Paul M. Friedman, M.D., shared tips for treating acne scars with a 1927 nm thulium laser. He is director of Dermatology & Laser Surgery Center in Houston. “The Solta device uses a unique mode of delivery in terms of the continuous motion handpiece, versus the stamping...
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12
Jan

Smoothing Rhytids and Scars

Aspen – Dermatologist Paul M. Friedman, M.D., outlined many uses for the dual fractional 1550 nm/1927 nm laser at this summer’s Cosmetic Bootcamp (CBC). He is director of Dermatology & Laser Surgery Center in Houston. For periorbital wrinkles, “The 1550 nm wavelength is our workhorse, given the range of skin types that I’m seeing. We...
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5
Jan

Taking Aim at Brown Spots

Aspen – At this summer’s Cosmetic Bootcamp (CBC), dermatologist Paul M. Friedman, M.D., shared tips for the laser treatment of brown spots. He is director of Dermatology & Laser Surgery Center in Houston and New York. “The nice thing about melanin is that it has a broad absorption curve, allowing us to utilize a variety...
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22
Dec

CBC Keynote: Empathy Works

Aspen, Colorado – During her keynote address at The Cosmetic Boot Camp (CBC), Valerie Monroe said it’s in patients’ and doctors’ mutual interests to frame patient encounters as positively as possible. She is beauty director at O, The Oprah Magazine. “I haven’t found any guidelines given to physicians about the best way to go about...
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15
Dec

CBC Keynote: Getting Real

Aspen, Colorado – At this summer’s Cosmetic Bootcamp (CBC), keynote speaker Valerie Monroe recommended a radical shift in the doctor-patient dialogue. She is beauty director at O, The Oprah Magazine. A global study commissioned by Dove (which created a sensation a few years back with its Real Beauty campaign) showed that only 7% of American...
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3
Dec

Additional Acne Advice

Aspen, Colo. – At the recent Cosmetic Bootcamp (CBC), San Antonio-based dermatologist Vivian Bucay, M.D., presented the following pearls for treating acne and rosacea: Set realistic expectations – “Underpromise, and hopefully, overdeliver. There are so many components to treating scars. Patients also need to know that it’s something they’ll probably have to cover out-of-pocket, even...
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29
Nov

Acne and Rosacea Pearls

Aspen, Colo. – At this summer’s edition of The Cosmetic Bootcamp (CBC), San Antonio-based dermatologist Vivian Bucay, M.D., shared tips for treating acne and rosacea: Set goals – “When patients come to the office, no matter what for, I always ask, ‘What do you want to accomplish in this visit?’ This gives them the power...
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