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THERMAGE CPT–MAXIMUM SKIN TIGHTENING WITH MINIMUM DISCOMFORT!

 

Love your skin with the newest Thermage CPT!

Love your skin with the newest Thermage CPT!

 

 

 

That's right my pretties!  Just when you thought that it couldn't get any better with Thermage, Precision Aesthetics has been granted yet another "first" for being chosen as the only Thermage center in NYC to debut the newest Thermage CPT technology.  This "comfort pulse technology" features a vibrating face tip that shimmies and shakes your face into shape while replacing that annoying "pinching" sensation with something that feels more like a hot stone massage to the face (ahhhh..........)!  The technology yields maximum skin tightening while minimizing discomfort in the following ways:

GREATER SKIN TIGHTENING THROUGH A NEW HEATING ALGORITHM

The redesigned facial treatment tips deliver enhanced heat distribution and uniformity, which lead to improved volumetric heating.  A greater volume of tissue is heated to target temperatures and the heating is more evenly distributed across the treatment area.  Data from clinical studies demonstrate that the Thermage CPT system heats four times more tissue to therapeutic temperatures than current technologies.   This translates into even more skin tightening than what was available with the prior facial tips! 

DECREASED DISCOMFORT THROUGH “COMFORT PULSE TECHNOLOGY”

The new Thermage CPT system employs “Comfort Pulse Technology” along with a new vibrating handpiece to enhance efficacy and greatly improve patient comfort.  The new CPT technology helps lessen discomfort in the following ways:

1.       A new vibrating handpiece offers a clinically proven improvement in patient comfort.  In controlled, split-faced clinical studies, comparing treatment of over 40 patients with vibration to treatment without vibration, all patients preferred being treated with vibration.

 

2.      The new energy delivery algorithm interweaves pulsed radiofrequency delivery with cooling bursts mimicking Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation [“TENS”] therapy, to disrupt the brain’s neural response and improve comfort during treatment.

 

3.       The heat is now more concentrated directly into the tissue being treated with less spillage onto the edges of the tip, eliminating that “pinch” at the end of the energy pulse. 

 

Once again we got first dibs on the Thermage goodies, so come on in and give the new technology a try.  It's totally amazing!

 

 

Stay Beautiful!

 

Dr. Lisa

 

 

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Slideshow from England!

London Calling!

London Calling!

Well everybody, we're back!   As promised, here is a swell slideshow with music so that you can see the sights almost as if you were right there with us! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8gdzoXn6RQQ 

Cheers!

Dr. Lisa

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TOXIN WARS: Botox vs. Dysport

Pick your Poison...carefully!

Pick your Poison...carefully!

 

I can’t help it.  One of my English friends refers to her BOTOX as “TOX” and I just think it’s the cutest thing!  So, as you all have probably heard, there is a new botulinum toxin that received FDA approval in the United States called “Dysport.”  This has been a long time in the making, and here is the deal as to the action behind the scenes.  You see, a long, long, time ago a company by the name of Allergan developed a botulinum toxin type A for the treatment of medical problems such as facial dystonia [involuntary facial squeezing] and blepharopsasm [uncontrollable squeezing of the eyelids].  One day, some lucky dermatologist’s receptionist got her forehead shot up with the miracle substance and “Viola”—BOTOX was born.  Up until now, Allergan had sole rights of distribution in the United States for botulinum toxin type A.  Meanwhile, another company in Europe named Medicis had a fabulous filler called Restylane.  Not to be outdone in their quest to rule the world, Allergan decided to come up with their own filler, which they cleverly named Juvederm.  In response, Medicis bought the rights to the European Botox (known as Reloxin), changed the name to the more familiar “Dysport” and imported Dysport to the United States!  So you see, it’s been a real war of the Toxins!

Although BOTOX and Dysport are both botulinum toxin type A, some differences do exist:

     

1.    The manufacturing process is slightly different, which leads to some potential, subtle differences in clinical practice.

2.       Some people feel that Dysport may provide a slightly faster onset of action (24 hours versus 72 hours for BOTOX).

3.       Some people claim that Dysport lasts longer than BOTOX (sometimes by a month or longer), but no “head-to-head” trials have been conducted to prove this claim).

4.       Dysport has been shown to “drift” more than BOTOX, increasing the chances of an accidental droopy eyelid or unintentional relaxation of a neighboring muscle due to diffusion of the product [friendly fire].

All in all, I have been working with BOTOX for the past 10 years and I understand precisely how it works.  The key to that statement is precision, because once I have placed the BOTOX, it stays where I injected it.  I don’t need the wildcard of unpredictable drift keeping me up over the weekend worrying about a droopy eyelid.  As I’ve often said, I won’t treat anybody with anything that I wouldn’t use myself.  So for my patients, the “TOX” will remain BOTOX.  By any other name, it is not as sweet…

 

Stay Beautiful!

-Dr. Zdinak

 

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Ahh, Filorga–We’ll Always have Paris!!

Eiffel Tower 2008

Eiffel Tower 2008

Finally, Filorga is here!!  I am so excited to finally offer my clientele this super vitamin product from Paris!   I have been investigating vitamins for injection mesotherapy for the last year, and when I went to Monte Carlo in March I got my hands on this product that I had been coveting for oh so long…it was worth the wait!!  Injection mesotherapy, as you remember, involves the injection of vitamins just beneath the skin surface to directly nourish the collagen layer with much needed goodies!  Very popular in France and Spain, especially with the Hollywood crowd [some actors & models do not even use Botox or Fillers, just mesotherapy]!  This product from the Laboratories Filorga in Paris is simply the best on the planet.  It has 13 vitamins, 6 minerals, 23 amino acids, 6 coenzymes, and a proprietary blend of hyaluronic acid to deeply moisturize the skin.  Of course, I injected myself and my lucky husband (since we get first dibs on everything) and let me tell you---WOW!  Our skin was dewy and glowing like teenagers after one session!  No lie—all of my European patients were “wait-listed” for the stuff (and believe me, they DON’T like to wait).  Now, I have enough for everyone, so come on in and give it a try!

Stay Beautiful!

 

Dr. Lisa

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Lights, Cameras, Action! Announcing the debut of “Curbside Consults” Vlog series!

Very expensive red carpet graphic!

Very expensive red carpet graphic!

And...I'm Back!  Just a quick post to let you all know that the Vlog series has begun!  Check-out my newest creation "Curbside Consults" a video series of quick, to the point, informational consults about those issues that we all hold dearest to our hearts.  Learn how thermage works.  Find out what exactly does cause cellulite!  The mysteries behind French mesotherapy unvieled!  All videos are hosted on www.youtube.com/user/dr212renew.  If you like what you see, subscribe!  It's as easy as clicking the little yellow box marked "Subscribe." 

Stay Beautiful!

Dr. Lisa

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LIGHTER & BRIGHTER SKIN WITH LUMIXYL!!

 

Fly and be free of troublesome darkspots!

Fly and be free of troublesome darkspots!

Hello all!  Sorry that I haven’t written in awhile, but I have been so busy working to bring you new technologies and products from around the world that I haven’t had time to tell you about them!!  One product that has been flying off of my shelves as fast as I can restock it is a skin lightening cream called Lumixyl.  Everyone is familiar with the good old fashioned lightening creams available over the counter at the local drugstore.  These creams contain a mild concentration of a drug called hydroquinone.  Prescription strengths of hydroquinone are also available, but here’s the rub—hydroquinone is imperfect and has side effects!  Some people with a bluish undertone to their skin find that their dark spots become even darker after using the lightening agent hydroquinone.  There has been some talk in the European Union about banning hydroquinones because some data suggest that it could cause pre-cancerous changes in freckles.  However,  these studies are inconclusive and hydroquinone remains available in the United States (for now).

Enter Lumixyl!!  Discovered by researchers at Stanford University, Lumixyl is a non-toxic, non-irritating peptide of naturally occurring amino acids that targets discoloration and dark spots on the surface of the skin.  Lumixyl works by inhibiting the enzyme responsible for the production of melanin in the skin.  Lumixyl is 40% more effective at lightening these dark spots than hydroquinone!  Lumixyl brings results with none of the risks of hydroquinone.  Study subjects comparing the prescription medication TriLuma ($300/tube- contains irritating Retin A, 4% Hydroquinone, and a skin-thinning steroid) versus Lumixyl ($120/tube- completely safe, practically edible) showed patients with persistent melasma responded to the Lumixyl cream!  Continued use will give you brighter, more luminous skin.  Buy it, try it, love it!  Call the office at 212-799-1411 to reserve your Lumixyl before the shelves are bare again!

Stay tuned to hear more about my new skincare line from Australia!!

Have a Beautiful Day!

Dr. Lisa

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Mesotherapy Is the Fountain of Youth!!

Even if the needles WERE that big, I'd still do mesotherapy (but they are tiny, trust me)!

Even if the needles WERE that big, I'd still do mesotherapy (but they are tiny, trust me)!

 

 

Why yes, I am truly crazy!!  Here I sit, in front of my computer, typing away with a 70% Glycolic Acid peel on my face, trying to erase some of the signs of jetlag before Mr.212Renew gets home!  Anyhow, I just had to write to you about one of the most promising things that I caught wind of while in Monte Carlo.  No, it’s not a new laser.  No, it’s not a new filler.  It’s an affordable skincare treatment that has been popular for years in Europe but has not quite caught on so much in the United States-- until now!  I’m talking about mesotherapy.  Most Americans have been exposed to mesotherapy as a controversial treatment for cellulite that involves the injection of phosphatidylcholine a.k.a. “dishwashing detergent” into areas of unwanted fat [eeeewwww]!  That, I will politely refer to as “American mesotherapy.”  I am talking about European mesotherapy, which involves the injection of vitamins, minerals, and vital amino acids into the middle “meso” layer of the skin.

Pause!  10 minute timer is up, wash off AHA peel, apply numbing cream, set timer for 20 minutes, AND…Blog!

Okay, so, what inspired me to get into mesotherapy?  I’ll tell you, I met a female physician from South Africa who looks to be 26 years old but claims that she is actually forty-six!!  Only 3 years older than me, yet looks younger??  This will not stand!!  [Needless to say, she is my new best buddy]!  She told me that, in her practice, she combines a traditional AHA peel, followed by cryotherapy where she freezes the skin to -18C, then follows with mesotherapy where she injects the vitamins & minerals into the middle layer of the skin.  The glow is unbelievable!  [Don’t worry, I am going to get the cryotherapy machine too, but let me tell you about how mesotherapy works, and yes, I HAVE THE VITAMINS- They are SO GOOD- I don’t know whether to inject them or take a bath in them]!

As I implied earlier, “meso” is fancy Latin doctorspeak for “middle.”  Patients ask me time and again what products that they can put on their skin, or what vitamins they can take to prevent their skin from aging.  The truth is, fancy creams don’t penetrate the stratum corneum layer of the skin (that’s why it’s commonly known as the “horny-layer” as in tough like a rhinoceros skin- you cheeky monkeys)!  If an ingredient DOES penetrate the stratum corneum to reach the underlying collagen, it is considered a drug, and therefore needs a prescription, and is not available over-the-counter at those froo-froo department stores, e.g. those $$$$ potions don’t work!!  Conversely, vitamins that we take by mouth are fantastic, but even in the highest concentrations don’t reach the “watershed” circulation where the collagen actually resides.  Enter mesotherapy!  Originally developed by the French physician Michel Pistor in 1952, mesotherapy involves miniscule injections of vitamins and minerals into the middle “meso” layer of the facial skin using the tiniest needle and the subtlest hand possible [namely, mine]!  This places the vitamins and essential amino acids directly into the layer of the collagen where they are most needed (the watershed).

The technique itself is simple, just apply numbing cream, and then gently but quickly inject the vitamins just beneath the surface of the skin.  “Bop, bop,bop!”  The procedure is repeated every 2 weeks for 5 sessions, then monthly thereafter. 

Who are fans?  Let’s just say that my jet-set clients from France & Spain see people like (who’s that 50 something year old pop singer who looks thirty and dates pro-baseball players?), or (what’s the name of that sexy raven-haired Spanish actress who won an Academy Award for playing a nut-job in Barcelona?) sitting in the waiting rooms of these physicians.  I rest my case.

So, my pretties, that is my most exciting news.  I have an absolutely scrumptious mixture of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, nucleic acids, and coenzymes that I am currently keeping to myself, but once I unleash them through my practice to you, believe me, I will be preaching it!!

Stay Beautiful!!

 

Dr. Lisa

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We’re Back….

 

I took a bath in Monaco alright, but not this kind!!!

I took a bath in Monaco alright, but not this kind!!!

Hi everybody!  So glad to be back in the US of A!  Monte Carlo was exceptional.  We arrived in Nice, spent the day in old Nice and explored the beautiful historical Eze Village, then off to Monte Carlo.  We visited the local sites, had a reception with Prince Albert, and I donated 100 Euro at the Roullete table because his castle looked like it needed some new paint!!  The meeting was wonderful, there were over 4,000 physicians from 102 countries represented. We met some great new friends, including physicians from Dubai, Moracco, Italy, Germany, Japan, Russia, Moncao, France, Indonesia, and South Africa.  We have a REAL global network here!  I also have some yummy new things to tell you about advances in skin care.  I promise to tell you in my very next post, once I get over jet-lag!  In the meantime, I have prepared a little slideshow for you, so get your popcorn ready and click on  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EVaBbShkylg to see all of our hijinks!!

 

I missed you all!

Have a Beautiful Day!

Dr. Lisa

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DR212Renew is off to Monte Carlo!!

Wishing you were here!

Wishing you were here!

 

I am so excited to be going to Monte Carlo next week to lecture at the 2009 World Congress in Anti-Aging and Aesthetic Medicine!  This meeting is the best!  It is the largest international meeting of physicians and anti-aging practioners in the world.  As many of you know, I attended the meeting last year in Paris.  Now, we are off to sunny St. Tropez [with our sunscreen!] to get a sneak-peak at the latest and greatest advances in all of the lasers and lights and machines that go “bing!”  This meeting is attended by over 5,000 physicians from around the globe, and I will be lecturing on two different occasions.  On Friday evening, I will be conducting an hour long workshop teaching the physicians how to use the newest Thermage 16.0 body tip that I have exclusive rights to use in my New York office.  This tip is 5 times as large, cuts the treatment time in half, and doubles the results [check out the videotape of me having the procedure performed on myself after you finish reading this, just go to the sidebar & click on my YouTube channel-DR212Renew- don’t forget to subscribe]!

On Saturday, I will be giving a podium lecture on the newest advances in body tightening techniques.  I really look forward to making more new friends, sharing techniques with other physicians, and showing them a thing or too as well.  As always, I will be keeping an eye out for things to bring back to New York City because only the best will do for you, my pretties!!

See you when I return!

Luv n’ Hugs,

Dr. Lisa

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News from the Wierd- Cryotherapy

Me, emerging from the cryo chamber!

Me, emerging from the cryo chamber!

Imagine stepping into a giant, wood-paneled freezer chilled to -275 degrees Fahrenheit, colder than your kitchen freezer (0 degrees F); colder than the top of Mount Everest (-76 degrees F), colder even than the lowest temperature ever found in nature on the ice fields of Antarctica (-129 degrees F) and staying in there for up to three minutes being chilled by liquid nitrogen, oh, did I forget to mention that the only thing that you will be wearing is a frostbite-protecting headband over your ears, gloves, knee socks, and a pair of clogs…would you do it?  Well, whole-body cryotherapy is the latest insider health-fitness-and-beauty craze to bubble up from Eastern Europe.  The cold-shock method was devised for medicinal purposes, but the benefits are now attracting the superhealthy sports elite who are harnessing it as a treatment for injuries as well as a performance enhancer (last year, German researchers tracked 50 Beijing-bound Olympians who underwent regular whole-body cryo treatments and found significant overall improvements).

The beauty by-product is the promise of rejuvenated skin and diminished cellulite.  The theory is that when the body is subjected to extreme drops in temperature, the brain is prompted to withdraw blood from the skin surface back into the body’s core, thus stimulating the nervous system to release hormones, including adrenaline, endorphins, serotonin, and testosterone.  Once the chill is over, blood is pumped vigorously back around the body, increasing the supply of nutrients and oxygen, a response that lasts up to two hours.  The attraction is the flood of endorphins.  People who have tried cryotherapy state that “my skin looks better.  My hair’s stopped falling out.” The hormone system is being stimulated.  Exposure to extreme cold has also been shown to stimulate the body into burning fat deposits.  As you leave the cryochamber, a sensation of internal cheerfulness rises through the body, like a runner’s high.  And the giddy underglow of freshness remains in the skin for up to 3 days, the face really does look fresher.  People can build up to going into the chamber three times a day (at $60 per session).

But does cryotherapy do anything measureable to the body?  Western science is still giving the cold-shoulder to cryotherapy and it has been met with a chilly response by hard-core academic medicine as well.  Currently, Cryo is in the same position that acupuncture was years ago.  So, should you try cryotherapy?  If you have the means, and if it feels good, do it!

 

Have a Beautiful Day!

Dr. Lisa

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