In case you’ve missed it, arms are a HOT, HOT, HOT topic in the news! New stats just released by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) show that arm lifts have skyrocketed an astounding 4,378 percent in just the last ten years!
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The decision to get any type of facelift is a big one. And it rarely happens overnight. More often than not, our patients have been toying with the idea for a few years before finally picking up the phone to make an appointment for a QuickLift facelift consultation.
Does this scenario sound familiar?
You catch a glimpse of yourself in the mirror—and (yikes!) you DON’T recognize that person. Or, you Read more
FDA warns 350 US medical practices using “Botox” from a foreign supplier. The Skin Center Medical Spa, located in Pittsburgh, PA and Columbus, OH, ensures authenticity of its product.
(PITTSBURGH – February 19, 2013) – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently issued a letter to 350 US medical practices alerting them that they may have received unapproved Botox from a foreign supplier. The FDA’s concern is that the formulation of Botox being sold is not FDA-approved and therefore treatment with this product, according to the letter, may cause “harm to patients, because it may be unsafe or ineffective”. As one of the nation’s largest providers of Allergan Inc.’s BOTOX® Cosmetic, The Skin Center Medical Spa with three locations in Pittsburgh, PA and one in Columbus, OH, ensures patients are receiving only authentic BOTOX® Cosmetic shipped directly from manufacturer.
As BOTOX wrinkle treatments are now generally accepted and an increasingly common practice for millions of men and women, the desire to shop for the biggest savings is becoming commonplace. “While I understand the desire to save money whenever possible, I think it is very important to remember that cost savings does not always equal best value,” said Dominic Brandy, MD, board-certified cosmetic surgeon and founding medical director of The Skin Center Medical Spa. “When dealing with medical treatments, and BOTOX® is a medical treatment, you want to spend the money necessary to ensure you are not only purchasing the authentic product, but also the skill of a highly trained medical professional. BOTOX should not be administered outside of a medical facility or by a person not specifically trained in facial anatomy and proper injection techniques.”
To be certain of the authenticity of the product and to achieve the best result possible from a BOTOX® Cosmetic or other type of injectable wrinkle treatment, it is important to follow these five simple steps:
1. Ask to see the vial and or product packaging. Authentic BOTOX Cosmetic will have the words “BOTOX® Cosmetic on the vial, not just Botox. Also, a hologram can be seen across the label.
2. Ask your provider about their credentials, experience and training. Experienced injectors are trained in the most advanced injection techniques and applications and are happy to talk about their experience.
3. Look for approved manufacturer signage within the store. For BOTOX Cosmetic, Allergan Inc. signage would be prominently displayed.
4. Your injector must be a medical professional such as a physician, physician’s assistant, registered nurse practitioner or registered nurse. If your injector is not a qualified medical professional, find one who is.
5. Visit the manufacturer’s website to confirm that the medical practice is a certified retailer of the product.
The Skin Center Medical Spa is a member of Allergan, Inc.’s Black Diamond Designation, a distinction awarded to the top one percent of Botox Cosmetic providers nationwide. In addition to this elite designation, two of our expert BOTOX Cosmetic injectors are dedicated National Trainers for Allergan, Inc; traveling the country to teach other medical professionals proper injection techniques as well as the most advanced applications.
For more than 30 years, The Skin Center Medical Spa’s team of board-certified cosmetic surgeons, board-certified plastic surgeons, vascular surgeons and nurses offer women and men advanced cosmetic plastic surgery and minimally invasive treatments for healthier-looking skin, and rejuvenation of the face and body. To schedule a consultation, call 1-800-429-1151 or click www.theskincentermd.com to learn more.
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About The Skin Center Medical Spa
The Skin Center Medical Spa, with three locations in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Columbus, Ohio, is the region’s premier, full-service medical spa offering the latest advancements in non-invasive and minimally invasive skin rejuvenation for the treatment of aging skin, hyper-pigmentation, rosacea, unwanted hair, varicose and spider veins, active acne and acne scarring. Established by board-certified cosmetic surgeon Dominic Brandy, MD, in 1981, The Skin Center is one of the few medical facilities in Western Pennsylvania specializing exclusively in cosmetic plastic surgery and anti-aging treatments. Dr. Brandy and his colleague Fernando Colon, MD, board-certified plastic surgeon and medical director of The Skin Center in ColumbusOhio, have a combined 50 years of experience in cosmetic plastic surgery, and together they have performed nearly 20,000 procedures. The SkinCenter’s surgical facilities are accredited by the AAAHC.
Over the last 30 years, thousands of Pittsburgh women have sat in my office, looking for a change. As a cosmetic surgeon, I have spent countless hours talking with them, listening to their concerns about their face, their neck, their body, their skin. I know what many of you are thinking — those who seek the services of a cosmetic surgeon do so out of vanity. However, in my experience this is simply not true. It is the stereotypes of those who choose cosmetic surgery procedures that are often played out in the media, which on the one hand chronicles every perceived physical flaw or change to a celebrity’s appearance, and on the other bemoans society’s fixation with youth and beauty. Read more
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Every so often I read a book about age, and whoever’s writing it says it’s great to be old. It’s great to be wise and sage and mellow; it’s great to be at the point where you understand just what matters in life. I can’t stand people who say things like this. What can they be thinking? Don’t they have necks?
—from “I Feel Bad About My Neck,” by Nora Ephron
Nora Ephron, a prolific journalist, screenwriter, producer and novelist whose film work included “When Harry Met Sally,” “Sleepless in Seattle,” “You’ve got Mail,” “Silkwood” and “Heartburn,” had a gift for writing wickedly funny, and honest, prose. Read more
With CoolSculpting®, Pittsburgh clients can precisely target stubborn fat WITHOUT liposuction, surgery, needles or lasers. This is the first completely non-invasive fat-reduction treatment available—ever. As the blogger for The Skin Center Medical Spa, I was asked to be the LIVE demonstration patient for our Pittsburgh CoolSculpting body contouring launch so that I could share my experience with you.
I managed to reach the WEEK 3 mark without a daily obsession over the progress of my non-surgical CoolSculpting treatment. Knowing that results are a gradual process (over the course of two to four months) has prevented me from anxiously pulling on my skinny jeans each morning. Read more
If you watched ABC’s 20/20 on Friday, February 24th, 2012, you’d notice at least two welcome changes relative to cosmetic surgery and the way we view it. First, remarkable enhancements can be made to one’s appearance through new technologies such as Ultherapy®—without the need for cutting. And second, gone are the days of nips, tucks and injections in shhhh…secret.
Once rarely talked about in public, it seems that every time we turn on the television, browse the web or open a magazine we are privy to the latest revelations in cosmetic technologies—with plenty of patients openly sharing their stories.
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We recently mentioned Dr. Brandy’s love of Dermal Infusion with the MicroDermal Roller on our Facebook page. Many of our Facebook fans wanted to know more about the device―so, we are happy to cover this collagen-building treatment (also known as Collagen Induction Therapy) in more detail, as promised.
The MicroDermal Roller is a hand-held device with over 200 very fine bristles or needles. This gadget is designed for home use. By gently rolling it over your face, the bristles creates microscopic channels in the skin, allowing for increased absorption of your favorite topical serums, lotions and prescription-grade Retin-A.
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When left with excess skin after serious weight loss, cosmetic procedures—such as a tummy tuck after pregnancy, a breast lift, arm lift or a QuickLift® mini face lift—can offer you a final step in body and facial rejuvenation before your big “reveal.”
Extreme weight loss can be one of the most thrilling, rewarding and transformational experiences of a lifetime. Whether you are returning to your pre-baby self or you have overcome years of weight gain, it’s a time for celebration. It’s time to proudly show off the results of your hard efforts to become a healthier, happier you.
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If you’ve been considering taking more control over the aging process, chances are that you have skin care questions. That’s why we end each of our Beauty Blog topics with a link to Schedule your free consultation today! At your complimentary skin care consultation at The Skin Center Medical Spa in Pittsburgh, PA and Columbus, OH, you can explore your skin treatment options based on your anti aging skin care needs, lifestyle and finances. The comment we hear most often from our clients after a consult is, “I wish I had done this sooner!”
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