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What is Melasma?

Melasma is a common skin condition, particularly in skin of color and after childbirth, that causes brown spots, usually on the face. Hormonal changes such as pregnancy and hormonal birth control are often the trigger. Heat, sun and hormonal changes can worsen the melasma, causing more intense pigment disruption. Once melasma develops, it usually becomes […]

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Tear Trough Fillers – Things To Know

Ophthalmologist Perspective- The eyes are the perfect example of form and function. If you ever had any issues with your eyes and eyelids, you know what I mean. 😊 These are some thoughts that go through my mind before and during the procedure. Sharing knowledge, so you can have a better understanding and experience. Tear […]

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Skin of Color

Skin of color has often been overlooked by the Aesthetic Industry. As more research and better understanding becomes available, we are better able to take care of all skin types. Skin of color is prone to pigmentary disruption. This can mean both hyper and hypo pigmentation. Hyperpigmentation can have multiple causes, often related to UV […]

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Don’t Forget The Neck

The neck is a frequent area of concern because it is quite often a “tell” of aging. Sun exposure causes damage to this delicate tissue, resulting in discolored and crepey skin. Prolonged use of near devices results in horizontal neck lines known as “tech neck”. The platysma, a superficial sheet like muscle in the neck, […]

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Collagen Stimulation With Hyperdilute Radiesse

Radiesse is an FDA approved filler that can restore volume and stimulate collagen. It consists of calcium hydroxyapatite (CaHA) suspended in an aqueous gel carrier. The gel gets absorbed and the CaHA stimulates collagen in skin and bones.

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IPL Treatment for Dry Eyes

Dry Eye Syndrome is a common condition and can be very disruptive to people’s lives. Recurrent styes, swollen and crusty lids, scratchy and tearing eyes are all symptoms of dry eye syndrome. People with allergies can have worsening symptoms due to underlying dry eyes. Contact lens wearers, people with a history of LASIK, rosacea, post-menopausal […]

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Why Choose an Ophthalmologist as Your Injector?

Choosing who will perform your aesthetic procedures is an important decision and people often take a long time before they trust anyone with their face. Experience, continuous education, positive online reviews and recommendations from friends/family are often factors. Dr. Shternfeld is an Ophthalmologist with extensive injecting experience and training. She combines her knowledge of anatomy, […]

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How To Make Botox Last Longer?

Botox is one of the four FDA approved neuromodulators, including Dysport, Xeomin and Jeuveau. All of them have the same active molecule, a botulinum toxin A, which binds to the nerve and prevents it from sending a message to the muscle. They differ in manufacturing processes, surrounding proteins and molecular sizes. As the muscles remain […]

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Melasma and Hyperpigmentation: Causes and Treatments

Melasma is a common, chronic condition that results in spotty hyperpigmentation. Pregnancy, birth control pills, hormone replacement treatments and thyroid disorder can all trigger melasma and sun exposure can make it worse. Melasma is more common in women, usually with an onset between the ages of 20 and 40. It is more common in people […]

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Botox for the Lower Face – Nefertiti Neck Lift

Botox is most often used aesthetically in the upper face to treat the forehead, frown lines and crow’s feet. It has been FDA approved for aesthetic treatments since 2002 and our knowledge has grown exponentially, with many more indications for this very versatile tool. The face ages obliquely down and in. As we grow older, […]

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Key Things to Know about Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers have become a very popular way to restore a more youthful appearance, plump lips and smooth wrinkles. Learn about injectable dermal fillers and see how they can help you look your best. 1. What are fillers made of? Most dermal fillers are made of hyaluronic acid, which is naturally found in our skin. […]

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Tear Trough Fillers – What To Expect With Under Eye Filler

Many people come to get treatment to their under eye area because they have dark circles under their eyes and they look tired, no matter how much sleep they get or what expensive skin creams they use. There are multiple reasons to have dark areas under the eyes. The eyelid skin is the thinnest in […]

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Your Botox Questions Answered

Botox is one of the most popular cosmetic treatments around the world. Each year, millions of women and men utilize this anti-aging treatment to improve their appearance without surgery or downtime. Botox, or similar therapies like Xeomin and Dysport, diminishes fine lines and wrinkles around the brow, eyes, and forehead. It is FDA-cleared, safe, and […]

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Everything you need to know about Lip Fillers

Cosmetic lip augmentation is a very popular procedure. Lips are one of the main focal points of the face. When we speak, attention is drawn to our mouths and a beautiful smile conveys so much positive energy. Lip fillers can be used to restore lost volume, reduce above lip lines create more symmetry, cover up […]

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Dermal Fillers After Care

ABOUT BRUISING AND SWELLING About 50% of people injected Dermal fillers will bruise. It is hard to predict who will bruise, how large or dark the bruise will be and how long it will take for the bruising to go away. Bruising may be immediate or take up to 3 days to show up. ALL […]

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