For decades, acne was considered a rite of passage – and the residual scars served as a near-constant and unwanted reminder of breakouts past. As many as 20 million Americans have acne that is bad enough to cause scars, but an influx of new treatments are is helping diminish the physical and emotional scars associated with acne.
“Acne scarring is a problem that has plagued plastic surgeons and dermatologists for a long time, without many easy and effective treatments,“ says Anthony Youn, MD a board-certified plastic surgeon in Troy, Michigan. “These new treatments give practitioners several options in their armamentarium to treat a troublesome and frustrating cosmetic problem.”
Hyaluronic acid dermal fillers have evolved as a mainstay for lip augmentation. In fact, in Europe, there are literally 70 or more of them on offer, yet only a few top brands you should care about. But the disconnect about lip enhancement is the dreaded trout pout, bee sting, sausage roll, and duck lips look that gets pointed out on the Red Carpet and stared at in malls all too often. (Think Courtney Love circa 2007).
So Allergan, the BOTOX® and Juvederm® people, set out to put an end to the stigma of overblown, swollen lips for good. They have developed a new variation with characteristics especially suited for creating and enhancing soft, lovely lips. Juvederm® Volbella® with Lidoca
Meet the Acne Specialist
Joshua Zeichner, MD FAAD, is the Director of Cosmetic and Clinical Research and an Assistant Professor in the Dermatology Department at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Manhattan. As a board certified dermatologist, he sees patients with all skin conditions, but specializes in the treatment of acne and cosmetic dermatology. He is actively involved in clinical trials, testing the newest medications for both cosmetic and medical skin conditions. In addition to treating patients with acne, sensitive skin, eczema, psoriasis, rosacea, and skin cancer, Dr. Zeichner employs the most effective and current procedures to diminish the signs of age by reducing the appearan