Happy New Year! As much as I look forward to the holidays coming, I also look forward to new beginnings. The New Year brings new opportunities, and a less hectic period to work on our goals. A lot is happening in cosmetic dermatology and, as always, we remain on the cutting edge of new technologies and new procedures. Before we know it, Spring will be upon us again. Now is the perfect time of year for some self improvement- physically and spiritually. I want to thank you all for a great 2014 in my practice. I do not take your trust, loyalty, and referrals for granted. I look forward to seeing you all and taking care of each of you.
Dr. Paul Jarrod Frank
Dr. Frank Develops and Trademarks the Ultratight™ Neck Procedure
It is clear that non –invasive skin tightening procedures have solidified their position in cosmetic dermatology. We have several devices that can now lift and tighten skin without downtime or cutting. Until now, there has still been an unfulfilled niche between the expectations of totally non invasive technology and facelift surgery. To fill this niche, Dr. Frank created the Ultratight™ procedure. A minimally invasive surgical procedure that can produce greater results
than the non invasive devices while minimizing the recovery and risk associated with more aggressive surgeries. Developed as a modification of micro-cannular neck liposuction, Dr. Frank utilizes an internal ultrasonic wand to melt fat and tighten the skin of the neck from the inside through miniscule incisions under the chin. The procedure is fast, painless, without stitches, and performed solely under local anesthesia. Take a look at our treatment video to see if it’s right for you.
New Exilis Elite for Painless Facial and Full Body Skin Tightening
With powerful advances in prior technology, the New Exilis Elite offers radiofrequency-based skin tightening for the full body and face. Performed with greater power and efficacy in fewer treatments, the procedure feels merely like a hot stone massage. Great for arms, hands, thighs and the belly. Ideally, the device can be combined with other procedures or other skin tightening technologies such as Ulthera to give a synergistic effect. Its unique hand piece allows us to ergonomically reach other areas that other technologies cannot. At our center we don’t rely on just one technology, but a combination of devices and techniques to give our patients the best results. Take a read on our website to find out if the treatment is right for you. Click here.
Light Sheer Desire – High Speed and Painless Hair Removal
Prepare for the summer and rid of excessive and unwanted body hair with exciting speed and amazing comfort in as little as 5 monthly treatments! Treatment times can now be reduced up to 75% with little or no discomfort. Legs and backs performed painlessly in as little as 15 minutes- no gels, as well. Find out more about High Speed LightSheer Duet for permanent hair reduction – so you can save valuable time and eliminate fear of procedure pain. Great for razor bumps!
Jaw Line Definition and Augmentation
With the overwhelming increase in men seeking treatment, filler techniques are giving patients back the jaw line definition that once was, safely and naturally. As we advance our skills and perspective in revolumizing the face for rejuvenation, the latest technologies allow us to naturally define the jaw line creating a natural aesthetic. With newer fillers and techniques, jaw line rejuvenation has developed into the standard filler repertoire. Once reserved for other areas such as the cheeks, treatment of the jaw line significantly contributes to facial balance and restoration that gives an effective and natural rejuvenation. Read about Dr. Frank featured in the New York Times Style Section to find out more.
Sun spots, surgical scars, pigmentation, acne scars, fine lines, stretch marks or just general skin rejuvenation are corrected with the Fraxel line of lasers. Our facility is one of the few in the country to have every one of the Fraxel lasers providing the full spectrum of treatment options for our patients. This time of the year is usually ideal prior to the Spring and Summer when the sun heats up again.
Only have limited time? Try the Clear and Brilliant laser which involves less downtime and can be performed a few times at three week intervals. The Fraxel Thulium or Restore (Dual) require approximately 5 days of minimal downtime. For a more intense treatment The Fraxel Repair requires a week of downtime. Come in to talk to us about the treatment that is best for you.
New Products in Cosmetic Dermatology Soon To Be Released
Cellfina- A new one-time minimally invasive surgical procedure to provide long lasting and effective results for cellulite puckering.
Restylane Silk- Restylane’s answer to the great demand for fine line fillers. Currently Belotero is the sole product on the block which works great for fine lines around the mouth, chest, and the neck. We will see how this new product stands up when its released this spring.
Industry Research Updates
Dr. Frank regularly lectures and teaches around the globe. He has the unique opportunity to share perspectives, techniques, and research with his international peers. It is clear that the trends and research have proven that no one technology or drug is “the best”. What is proving best for patient results is the small dose combination of several techniques to give the best overall natural result. Techniques are focused on ‘how’ rather than ‘what’. Many of the perceptions of prior techniques have matured. The cutting edge professionals think now along the lines of consistent maintenance treatments that involve frequent small dosing regardless of whether its neuromodulators, fillers, lasers, or collagen building devices.
WARNING: The discussed treatment utilizes an FDA approved medical device that requires informed consent and discussion of its risks and benefits with a licensed healthcare professional. Like all medical procedures, only doctors, nurses and Physician Assistants (PA) can legally recommend, consent, perform, or even attach such devices to patients. In most states, especially NY, Aestheticians of any licensure CANNOT ethically or legally apply or perform medical device treatments. At PFRANKMD & Skin Salon only licensed healthcare professionals perform such procedures. For state laws go to www.americanmedspa.org and to report misconduct www.dos.ny.gov/licensing/1507-f.pdf
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