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Finally, an effective treatment for Stretch Marks!

Posted on February 26th, 2014

For years, patients have been seeking a treatment for stretch marks.  Until now, the most effective way to treat them was with a pulsed dye laser which helped improve the red discoloration associated with “new” stretch marks.  But if a stretch mark was older and already “white” in appearance there […]

Thermage Skin Tightening

Posted on March 16th, 2012

There is an inherent beauty to aging that brings with it grace, wisdom and experience and who among us doesn’t want those things? There are also the wrinkles, lines and sagging skin that come with the process due to the loss of collagen. Nobody is happy about that. But what […]

Why Everyone Should Include a Product Regimen into Their Skin Care Routine

Posted on January 13th, 2012

Acne is the number-one skin disease in the world and is an equal opportunity offender. It does not discriminate against race, age or gender and unfortunately, acne is chronic too — meaning it is reoccurring and persistent. However, as acne never gives up, neither can its possessor and in order […]

Hyperhidrosis: Don’t sweat it!

Posted on October 12th, 2011

By Bernard I Raskin, M.D. By now everyone has heard of the cosmetic benefits of Botox® for treating wrinkles. Now there is another great use for this product. Botox® is also used for treating a condition called hyperhidrosis. Hyperhidrosis is the over production of sweat typically on the palms, feet, […]

Great combinations

Posted on October 12th, 2011

By Bernard I. Raskin, M.D. Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers, Milk & Cookies, Gin & Tonic, all great combinations. When we hear these words together their impact is much greater than individually. The same goes for treatments. Many people think that one laser “does it all”, but in reality it’s […]

Can skincare products really help against aging?

Posted on October 12th, 2011

Skincare companies are constantly telling us about their latest “wonder cream” or “new” ingredient, but how can you tell if they work. First, let me tell you about how products are tested. For claims about increasing moisture, often times participants are told to discontinue all skincare products for several weeks […]

Botox vs Dysport (you now have a choice)

Posted on October 12th, 2011

The word Botox is now a part of our common vocabulary, but just like Kleenex and Xerox, it is a brand name. And now in the USA, there is finally some competition in the “Neurotoxin” category. The product is called Dysport. Here are some basic differences: Botox and Dysport have […]

Antioxidants: What you should know

Posted on October 12th, 2011

By Bernard I. Raskin, M.D. Ultraviolet light causes many forms of damage to your skin cells. The ultraviolet light rays cause breaks in your DNA which often results in cancer years later. Ultraviolet light smashes into cell proteins causing atomic particles to shoot off at high speeds and smash into […]

Understanding Acne

Posted on October 12th, 2011

By Bernard I. Raskin, M.D. More than 80% of us at some point in our lives will be affected by acne. To better treat acne first we have to understand acne. Acne is caused by infected oil glands. Normally the oil glands provide necessary moisture to the outer layer of […]

Winter skin care

Posted on October 12th, 2011

Many don’t realize that as we are enjoying the summer sun, we are damaging our skin, causing brown spots, fine lines, and roughness. As summer ends we often notice our skin appears blotchy, spotted and dry. Winter is the time to work on improving damaged skin. There are many options […]

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