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Cosmetic Procedures for Brides-to-Be
Everyone wants to look their best on their wedding day. This used to mean a stunning dress and professional makeup, but increasingly brides are turning to cosmetic surgery to improve their looks before the big day. Some opt for major procedures such as breast augmentation, but others are refreshing their appearance with dermal fillers and other cosmetic injections. Often, wrinkles and sagging skin plague older brides, but younger brides can suffer from the same problems if they have had skin damage or weight loss. Most brides work hard to lose weight before their wedding, either with exercise and diet or with weight loss surgery, and they may be happy with how skinny they look. However, if they have had significant weight loss, they will likely not be happy with their saggy, baggy skin. If the brides-to-be have lost too much weight too fast, their skin cannot keep up and is left loose on their thinner frame. This is often most prominent in their face. For older brides or br [Read more]
Promoting Your Clinic With Social Media
Finding new clients for your clinic can get expensive if you are placing newspaper advertisements, paying for phone book listings and printing fliers to deliver. However, the internet has opened up many cost-effective ways for you find new clients that are interested in your clinic's services. Social media in particular has opened the door to cost-effective advertising. Advertising on social media can cost as little as only the time you invest in it. If you or your staff have some downtime here and there, you can keep up a basic social media presence and attract new business to your clinic online. If you are new to social media, you may not know where best to concentrate your efforts. Facebook is great for clinics and spas because it is a social network made up tight-knit social circles. If your clients have a great experience at your clinic, they will likely want to tell their friends and family so they can look good too. Facebook is highly visual, as are photo-based sites s [Read more]
Sometimes Beauty is More Than Skin Deep
Wrinkles may start out as fine lines, but over time your patient's skin will become deeply creased as well as saggy. This may happen with age, but it can also happen if your patient has had sudden weight loss from diet or illness. When your patient has severely wrinkled, sagging skin, no mere anti-aging skin cream will help them. You need to use a product that can penetrate deep into your patient's skin to fix their aging look from the inside out. A regular dermal filler cannot tackle large hollows or deep wrinkles. Although you may inject more volume into the skin, the hyaluronic acid may not be stable enough to retain the proper shape and location under your patient's skin. Products like RESTYLANE® SUBQ™, on the other hand, were made specifically to treat areas with a large loss of volume. The larger hyaluronic acid particles in RESTYLANE® SUBQ™ are able to fill deep wrinkles and hollows yet remain stable within the patient's skin, lasting about six months to a year. [Read more]
Planning Ahead for Seasonal Cosmetic Treatments
You have probably noticed that some times of the year your clinic is swamped with patients wanting to book an appointment, and other times things are a little slower. Some of the more popular times of the year for cosmetic treatments are before the Christmas holidays and during wedding season. This is because your patients want to look their best for special occasions, whether they are the bride-to-be or just a guest at a party. Those times of the year are great opportunities for you to reach out and find new business, but you have to plan ahead and time it right. As you know, some cosmetic treatments do offer almost instant results and some take a little longer. Even injections of hyaluronic acid dermal fillers such as Surgiderm do need to be planned in advance. Even though your patient may have instantly plumped and smoothed skin after their Surgiderm injections, they could have some bruising, swelling, redness or other visible symptoms. Clearly getting a Surgiderm injection [Read more]
Help Patients Refresh Their Appearance for Spring
Spring is here, and after a winter of bitterly cold and stormy weather, people are starting to emerge from their homes into the sunshine. The problem is, winter may have taken its toll on their skin. The cold and dry weather likely dried out your patients' skin, leaving it dry and dull and just not looking its best. Now that Spring is here, many of your patients will want to refresh their appearance as they take off their scarves and get out in the sun. Many of your patients may not need intervention for wrinkles and creases, but their skin could use some refreshment. External skin moisturizers could help, but you can also give your patients hydrated skin from within, making it look more refreshed and brighter. Products like RESTYLANE® VITAL™ LIGHT INJECTOR act as a skinbooster as opposed to a dermal filler. RESTYLANE® VITAL™ LIGHT INJECTOR is made of hyaluronic acid, just like dermal fillers, but it has a thin formula of small hyaluronic acid particles that you can inje [Read more]
How to Choose the Correct Dermal Filler Treatment
When it comes to cosmetic treatments, one product does not fit all. While a standard dermal filler can correct a wide range of wrinkles and creases, it cannot tackle all applications. When you are purchasing products for your clinic, it is important to have a wide variety of products so you can choose the best dermal filler for a particular application. That way, you can ensure you give your patients the best results possible. The different types of dermal fillers you should keep in your clinic include at least a general dermal filler, a thinner skinbooster made of hyaluronic acid, a thicker formula for treating deep lines or facial hollows, and a lip filler, as well as a botulism toxin product. That way, when a patient comes in with a particular problem, you have the correct product readily available. The first thing you need to do when a patient comes into your clinic is ask them what their concerns are. While you might think they have a problem with wrinkles, or creases, [Read more]
Dermatologists Report High Job Satisfaction
In a recent survey of physicians, it turned out that although dermatology was the eighth-highest paying medical specialty, it had the highest job satisfaction. Seventy-seven percent of dermatologists said if they had to do it all over again, they would choose the same profession. Most dermatologists said the biggest reward was being able to help their patients, so that could account for the happiness that dermatologists experience while on the job. While dermatologists were not the highest-paid medical specialists, they did make on average $308,000, which is still over $100,000 more than the lowest-paying specialty. Dermatologists who were self-employed earned the most, making on average $338,000 a year in 2013. The highest earners were in a group practice, making on average $361,000. The average dermatologist salary had increased a little since the year before, reflecting a general trend towards an increasing salary for those specialists. Part of the reason dermatologists m [Read more]
How to Fight the First Signs of Aging
When people get older, they do not wake up one day to find their face is covered with wrinkles. It is a gradual process, starting with the first fine lines, usually around the eyes and mouth. Even these first few minor fine lines can cause someone to appear prematurely aged with a tired look. This can be disheartening for someone who is only in their thirties or forties. When these patients come into your clinic looking to smooth and refresh their face, you do have a solution for them. You cannot use a thicker formula of dermal filler on these patients without adding too much volume and making their skin look unnatural. However, there are thinner formulas of dermal fillers made especially for fine lines, such as BELOTERO SOFT®. Like many other dermal fillers, BELOTERO SOFT® is made with hyaluronic acid. However, BELOTERO® uses a Cohesive Polydensified Matrix technology to make the hyaluronic acid gel smooth and elastic. This means that BELOTERO SOFT® can flow evenly th [Read more]
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