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Archive for January, 2013

Basal Cell Carcinoma and vismodegib- a new therapeutic advancement

Published on January 23, 2013

David T. Harvey, MD Mohs Surgeon & Cosmetic Dermatologist Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC) is the most common type of skin cancer accounting for about 3 million cases per year in the US. This cancer is a more locally destructive force

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    Fraxis Duo™ CO2

    Fraxis Duo™ CO2 Laser Treatment Overview: Our Fraxis Duo CO2 laser system is a “gold standard” device. It is a highly sought after system because it can integrate multiple advanced technologies into one platform. The CO2 laser emits the longest wavelength of light compared to other lasers and can be used on a variety of skin types. Treatments can be easily tailored to meet the specific cosmetic need(s) of our patients. This state-of-the-art device excels at treating a wide range of skin conditions.

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    Blepharoplasty

    Blepharoplasty is utilized to repair sagging eyelid skin and correct unsightly fat pads. Depending on the nature of the issue, excess skin, redundant muscle, and bulging fat pads can be cosmetically corrected in order to restore a refreshed and more youthful appearance to the eyes. CO2 Laser can be used simultaneously with this procedure to remove unwanted skin growths and improve sun damaged skin.

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    Chemical Peel

    The precise formulas in peels vary and the type utilized is personally adjusted to meet each patient’s needs. For example, tricholoracetic acid (TCA) is a medium depth peel, which can eliminate brown spots and help to even out textural irregularities on the face and neck. Downtime is usually around 7 days. Glycolic acid peels are referred to as lunchtime peels.

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    Facelift

    The “lyft” procedure is coined term that we are using to describe a procedure which removes excess fat and skin from the lower face, neck or both. Skin and musculature is tightened in the process. Repositioning of the skin allows our patients to achieve a more youthful appearance. Those who respond best have deep cheek folds and loose sagging skin around the neck. As we age, fat pads descend from the upper cheek and skin laxity becomes more prominent in the jowl regions of the face. Our lyft technique uses smaller incisions. These are hidden behind the ear folds and/or in the crease just under the chin. By minimizing incision length (and undermining), the procedure is safer and requires less downtime than that seen with a traditional facelift.

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