Curious as to how PRP Hair Therapy works and if it's the next best cure for thinning hair after OUAI Thinning Hair Supplements, we tapped Genevieve Vielbig, RN—a SoHo-based Cosmetic Nurse Injector and Laser Specialist who performs PRP Hair Therapy on a number of patients experiencing hair loss. Ahead, Nurse Gigi answers all our burning questions about PRP Hair Therapy, including how the procedure benefits thinning hair, who's a good candidate, and more.Read More
The PRP facial involves getting your blood drawn and then spun to isolate the plasma from the red and white blood cells. Once that’s done, the liquid is then microneedled into skin. The benefits are wide-ranging and include everything from decreasing the appearance of fine lines, zapping acne scars and hyperpigmentation, to stimulating collagen.Read More
Katie McBroom, beauty editor and an award-winning blogger talks to Genevieve Vielbig, R.N., B.S.N., C.A.N.S., to get the scoop on the best approach to wrinkle creams.Read More
The EMSCULPT is the only procedure to help both women and men build muscle and burn fat.
In addition, the EMSCULPT creates the world's first non-invasivebutt lift procedure.
We are in an age where we are bombarded with photos on social media, but it is important to know that 99% of those photos are RETOUCHED. Many patients draw comparisons and feel self-conscious about their skin but they are not alone. Everyone is trying to achieve clear skin and now, if you've dealt with acne in the past or are currently dealing with it, there are treatment options related to your skin's imperfections to help give you that clear, glowing skin.Read More
There are more than 4,000 chemicals in tobacco smoke and many of them trigger the destruction of collagen and elastin. These fibers give your skin its strength and elasticity. Smoking or even being around secondhand smoke degrades the building blocks of the skin. Consequences include sagging skin and deeper wrinkles.Read More
Compared to traditional Microdermabrasion, SilkPeel Dermalinfusion offers four options of infusions which address skin care issues. They are Lumixyl for hyperpigmentation, Hydrating for dry skin, Vitamin C for detoxification and ClarityMD for acne.Read More
What is it? Melasma (muh-LAZ-muh) is a common skin condition that causes brown to gray-brown patches on the face. It usually presents on the cheeks, bridge of their nose, forehead, chin, and above the upper lip. While Melasma does not cause any physicla symptoms, the concern is the way melasma makes the skin look.
What causes it? Women are far more likely than men to get melasma, It is so common during pregnancy often referred to as the pregnancy mask. Hormones, birth control pills and hormone replacement therapy can trigger melasma.Read More
LED light therapy seem to be having a moment in the spot light these days. The steaks are set high with claims of anti-aging and acne reduction, is this magical light worth all the hype?
LED stands for Light Emitting Diode, which is a tiny computer chip encased in glass. LED light therapy delivers light energy in a similar way plants absorb light energy from the sun emitting UV-free, beneficial light rays that energize cells and stimulate the body's natural process to build new proteins and regenerate cells.Read More
Did you know that under eye hollows can be filled without dermal fillers using PRP?Read More
Nurses and Physician Assistants are fast rising to the top as the injectors of choice. Here are some pros on choosing a nurse injector or a PA assistantRead More
The concept of laser hair removal was invented by Dr. Rox Anderson from the Wellman Institute at Harvard. Dr. Anderson was responsible for developing many of the cosmetic laser treatments that are avaliable today including treatments for birthmarks, pigmented lesions, tattoo removal, and permanent hair reduction.Read More
So how do you chose a Plastic Surgeon? Word of mouth? Customer testimonials and reviews? I always ask my fellow OR nurses, who would they have do their face, eyes, nose, breasts, liposuction - but not everyone has access to this kind of information. The Plastic Surgeons with the best marketing team and charisma typically find their way to get information in front of consumers, but can you trust their own words?Read More
The temples are often an overlooked site that injectors and patients bypass. The temple region hollows are we age, due to bone density loss. Thinner patients often present with skeleton-like appearance as they age in the temple region and lateral face. Most patients see jowls, or sagging on the lower face and the immediate response is added cheek volume to give a lift.Read More
Hyperhidrosis, is another term for excessive sweating, this can be embarasssing and annoying. The remedy for this issue; BOTOX. The use of Botox to the underarms or palms of the hands is commonly used to alleviate sweating. The effect of Botox takes up to two weeks to kick in, and can last up to 6-8 months. I personally have this treatment done annually in late spring, so when summer rolls around I'm ready. The pain level is bearable and the risks are the minimal.Read More
During a recent annual visit to my Internist, I was not so pleasantly surprised with the results of my routine blood work. My vitamin B12 was 234 - the range is 243-894. My doctor signed me up for a series of B12 injections done once a week for six weeks. I'm proud to say that now my vitamin B12 level is 814! I did some research on how this could have dropped so low; #1 I'm a vegetarian of 24 years, #2 As we age, our body's ability to absorb vitamin B12 from food slows.Read More
During many of my cosmetic consultations, patients come to me looking for the non surgical fountain of youth. I am always sorry to inform them that there is no such thing. The best way to maintain a youthful apperaence is to have small procedures consistently starting in your mid 30's; laser resurfacing, dermal fillers, microneeding, IPL, Ultherapy.Read More
Cupping therapy is a form of alternative medicine in which cups are placed on the skin to create suction in order to increase blood flow, reduce inflammation and activate lymphatic drainage. Cupping therapy dates back to ancient Egypt, Asia and Middle East.Read More