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22
Mar

The Skinny on CoolMini

Aspen, Colo. – At the most recent Cosmetic Bootcamp (CBC), Vic A. Narurkar, M.D., shared insights regarding the CoolMini adapter for the CoolSculpting device. He is founder and director of the Bay Area Laser Institute, chairman of dermatology at California Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco, and a CBC cofounder and director. “What’s nice about the...
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17
Mar

Body Sculpting in Brief

Aspen, Colo. – At the most recent edition of The Cosmetic Bootcamp (CBC), Vic A. Narurkar, M.D., outlined the array of noninvasive and minimally invasive treatments for unwanted fat. He is founder and director of the Bay Area Laser Institute, chairman of dermatology at California Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco, and a CBC cofounder and...
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13
Mar

Submental Fat: Inject or Freeze?

Aspen, Colo. – At the summer edition of The Cosmetic Bootcamp (CBC), Vic A. Narurkar, M.D., explained when and how he uses freezing versus injectable treatments for submental fat. He is founder and director of the Bay Area Laser Institute, chairman of dermatology at California Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco, and a CBC cofounder and...
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7
Mar

Melasma: Rethinking Retinoids

Aspen, Colorado – At the Cosmetic Bootcamp (CBC), Miami-based dermatologist Joely Kaufman, M.D., offered new twists on established regimens for melasma. “If you’re using something that’s very irritating, it may improve melasma for a little while. But then it’s going to rebound as soon as the inflammation triggers the pigment pathway again.” Although the Kligman...
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25
Feb

Melasma: Sunscreens and Skin Health

Aspen, Colorado – Battling melasma requires addressing not only pigment, but also prevention and general skin health, said Miami-based dermatologist Joely Kaufman, M.D., at The Cosmetic Bootcamp (CBC). Along with ingredients that fight pigment directly, she said, prevention regimens should include sunscreens that offer both UV protection and physical sunscreens. “Infrared light and other sources...
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23
Feb

Melasma: Shutting off Pigmentation

Aspen, Colorado – Patients with melasma can benefit from new ingredients and innovative ways of using older ingredients, said Miami-based dermatologist Joely Kaufman, M.D., at The Cosmetic Bootcamp (CBC). “For hyperpigmentation, there are some new options including more tolerable hydroquinone combinations, and better ways of doing treatments we used to do. The most popular products...
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8
Feb

Filler Frontiers: the Forehead

Aspen, Colorado – Filling forehead wrinkles demands a healthy respect for the frontalis, said Kenneth Beer, M.D., at The Cosmetic Bootcamp. “I’m very comfortable filling glabellar lines,” he said, “but I use very small amounts of product with very low pressure. I still have a healthy respect for the frontalis. Women – and some men...
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4
Feb

Filler Frontiers: Tear Troughs

Aspen, Colorado – Learning to inject more advanced areas such as the tear troughs helps core aesthetic physicians stand out from less skilled injectors, said Kenneth Beer, M.D., at The Cosmetic Bootcamp. When injecting the tear trough, Dr. Beer says, it’s crucial to avoid the confluence of vessels and other subcutaneous structures. “I use a...
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1
Feb

Filler Frontiers: the Temples

Aspen, Colorado – Successfully filling the temporal area requires sound technique and a 3-dimensional approach, said Kenneth Beer, M.D., at The Cosmetic Bootcamp. As the temporal area ages, he said, changes include not only fat loss from the retro-orbicularis oculi (ROOF) fat pad, but also loss of other soft tissues and bone. People also can...
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