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In addition to the dizzying array of available hyaluronic acid injectable fillers, the means in which they are injected continue to expand as well. Although a pointy needle may be the first tool that comes to mind for injecting fillers, it’s worth getting familiar with the cannula. This alternative injection tool is a thin, flexible tube with a blunt tip that is inserted into an entry site created with a needle, and then used to place the filler. Many physicians prefer a cannula for filler injections because this tool slides through the skin more easily, potentially reducing the trauma that can lead to swelling, bruising and other issues—and Allergan/Abbvie’s Juvéderm’s Voluma XC is the
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BodyFactory Skin Care takes a unique approach to beauty and wellness, and with three Manhattan locations already, it’s fair to say that this nascent medspa is taking the Big Apple by storm.
While medspas are nothing new, BodyFactory Skin Care offers memberships in addition to one-off services. A monthly fee of $99 plus taxes buys you two facials per month (one full facial and a micro facial/booster treatment). It also locks in great prices on other services on the medspa menu, namely Botox, Juvéderm, Kybella, laser hair removal, CoolSculpting, chemical peels, microdermabrasion, HydraFacial MD and Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) injections, with more services being added on a regular basis.
Dr. Nina Desai is a board-certified dermatologist specializing in all facets of dermatology—general, cosmetic, and pediatric—closely and compassionately working with patients of all age ranges to develop individualized treatment plans. She follows a simple philosphy when it comes to her career: help all patients achieve healthy, beautiful skin so they can look and feel their very best every day.
Dr. Desai earned her MD from Brown University and trained at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Medical Center in New York City where she was elected Chief Resident for the Department of Dermatology. Throughout her career, she has conducted dermatological research at Harvard University and Cornell Univer
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We all want to look and feel our best year-round, but did you know that some office-based treatments and procedures are best performed during certain seasons? With Memorial Day weekend, summer Fridays and a little extra time off just a few weeks away, it’s important to understand which procedures are safe to get now—and which appointments you should hold off on scheduling until the fall.
SAFE: Facial injectables
Injectable treatments are safe and appropriate any time of year, so feel free to book your appointment! Franklin, Tennessee facial plastic surgeon and president-elect of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Dr. Mary Lynn Moran adds, “Injectable