Radiesse+–A New Twist on a Favorite Facial Filler

Radiesse Blog Post 3.16.15

Merz North America, US – an affiliate of the global Merz Pharma Group– announced an advancement in its popular filler product, Radiesse. By adding Lidocaine—a pain reliever—to its filler, Merz has responded to patient and doctor requests. This advanced filler product is called Rasiesse+. Here is the latest information from Merz: Radiesse+ has received FDA approval and is now available to US physicians. Radiesse+ provides the immediate lift of wrinkles and folds, stimulation of natural collagen production, and the lasting … Continue reading

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Dr. Callahan Chosen as a Top Doctor By Castle Connolly for 2015!

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Dr. Callahan was once again chosen by her peers as a Top Doctor, according to Castle Connolly. This is the fifth year in a row that Dr. Callahan has been named to the exclusive list. Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. identifies top doctors, both nationally and regionally, based on an extensive nominations process open to ALL licensed physicians in America. The Castle Connolly physician-led research team reviews and screens all nominated physicians before selecting those regarded as the most outstanding healthcare providers … Continue reading

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In the News: Who Should You Trust to Inject Your Face?

Today Show March 3 2015

This morning there was a news story on the TODAY show that was very informative and discussed the risks involved with men and women choosing  minimally-trained individuals to perform cosmetic dermatology treatments on their face. One of the things I do at SkinSmart Dermatology is repair bad cosmetic treatments –often fixing facial filler mishaps, neuromodulator (Botox) mistakes and other treatments and cosmetic procedures that have gone wrong. These mistakes can usually be reversed or minimized in expert hands, but these … Continue reading

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5 Tips from the CDC to Help Prevent Skin Cancer

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According to the most recent statistics available from the American Academy of Dermatology, more than 3.5 million cases of nonmelanoma skin cancer, including basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma, are diagnosed in more than 2 million people in the United States every year. Prevention is key, and I wanted to share these important skin cancer prevention tips from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) with you. The sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays can damage your skin in as little as … Continue reading

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Dr. Callahan is one of the first doctors to inject Restylane Silk in the USA!

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Introducing Restylane® Silk, the first and only FDA-approved filler designed specifically for the treatment of lips and the lines around them. Restylane Silk’s unique, refined formulation is designed for precise lip shaping and for smoothing the lines around your mouth to create a natural look. It was first available to only a few select cosmetic dermatology practices like SkinSmart and we are excited to be able to offer this new filler to you! How does it work? Just like the … Continue reading

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Call for Your Free Skin Analysis at SkinSmart’s Skin Care Center!

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It’s hard to know which skin care products will actually work on your specific skin issues and what types of damage you may have lurking under the surface of your skin! We can help you with VISIA. VISIA is a photographic system we have here at SkinSmart that allows our skin care staff to “see” the condition of the surface of your skin, and its sensitive photographic technology can show what is happening underneath the skin’s surface. You may have … Continue reading

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It’s the Perfect Time to Start Your CoolSculpting Treatments to Remove that Stubborn Fat!

No matter how hard my patients diet and exercise, certain areas of the body never seem to lose stubborn fat. But CoolSculpting actually freezes away unwanted fatty deposits without downtime and with virtually no pain! And the best news is you can receive a treatment in an hour or less. So, if you have “love handles” or other areas that do not respond to traditional diet and exercise, you might be a good candidate for CoolSculpting®. CoolSculpting is the secret to … Continue reading

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Now is the Perfect Time to Start CoolSculpting Treatments to Get Rid of Stubborn Fat!

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No matter how hard my patients diet and exercise, certain areas of the body never seem to lose stubborn fat. But CoolSculpting® actually freezes away unwanted fatty deposits without downtime and with virtually no pain! And the best news is you can receive a treatment sometimes in an hour or less. Larger areas may need more time, but usually not more than 2 hours. So, if you have “love handles” or other areas that do not respond to traditional diet and … Continue reading

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7 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Mohs Skin Cancer Surgery!

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1. Mohs surgery is named after Dr. Frederick Mohs who developed the treatment in the 1930s. 2. Mohs surgery is considered the most effective way to remove common cancers like basal cell and squamous cell carcinoma. Mohs has the highest cure rate – approx. 99% for new cancers and 95% for recurrent cancers! 3. During the surgery, a thin layer of skin is removed and examined under a microscope. If cancer cells are still present, another thin layer is removed. This … Continue reading

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Dry, Scaly, Rough Patches or Spots on your Skin Could be Actinic Keratosis

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Actinic keratosis (AK) is a rough, dry, scaly patch or growth that forms on the skin. An AK forms when the skin is badly damaged by ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun or indoor tanning. Most people get more than one AK. AKs are very common and one of the most frequent conditions we diagnose. Most become red, but some will be tan, pink, and/or flesh-toned. If left untreated, up to ten percent of AKs develop into squamous cell carcinoma, the … Continue reading

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