View it in your browser JULY Newsletter 2017
Frustrated by a flurry of fillers?
A guide to your best products
There is power in having choices. But the dermal filler market can be overwhelming. Your trusted cosmetic dermatologist demystifies the abundance of fillers on the market, arriving at the best option for you. Presenters at this summer’s Cosmetic Surgery and Aesthetic Dermatology Meeting offer a quick guide to today’s injectables:
  • These are not Grandma’s fillers. There used to be fine and hefty products. Modern fillers treat nearly any facial concern, and do so without looking like you’ve “had work done.”
  • Think in terms of products and not product. Today’s fillers are highly-specialized. Add volume to your pucker and add a glowing, line-free appearance, for example, but do so with two different fillers to achieve the results you’re after.
  • Fillers are always being introduced and improved upon. HA-based fillers have been a staple; however, a new class of injectables with flexible qualities allow natural movement without the bulk when smiling. Advanced technology renders particularly smooth gels that are customized to your needs, whether cheeks need support or lips need plumping.
With some fillers, you may not need maintenance for two years! What are you waiting for? Call to enjoy the natural, lasting results.
Make UV Safety Month a year-round effort for healthy skin
Sleeping Beauty Is More Than A Fairy Tale
Benjamin Franklin is often quoted as saying, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” As your cosmetic dermatology partner, we have many ways to reverse the effects of unhealthy lifestyles, or unprotected sun exposure. But we want to prevent wrinkling and spotting before your time. Amid this hectic season of weddings and travel, know beauty rest if a real thing. It’s generally recommended adults aged 26 to 64 years get seven to nine hours of sleep. Quality sleep makes the difference. Why is sufficient uninterrupted sleep so important to your looks?
  • Your skin cells get time to repair.
  • Your skin benefits from the same rest and relaxation as your internal organs, no better illustrated than by the effect exhaustion and stress have on eye puffiness and acne flare-ups.
  • You’re promoting better blood flow! One of the keys to a glowing complexion and even healthy tresses may be your bed, not that product.
Your cosmetic dermatologists are there for all your skin needs. But do your appearance a favor: Give your body some sleep!
Before & After
Patient Review

"Dr Shukla has been instrumental in helping me deal with some skin issues that if not taken care of could lead to some not so nice outcomes. His advice & follow up were bang on. If you are fair skinned like me protect yourself - use sun screen & where proper clothing. If you see a funny looking spot on your skin - see Dr. Shukla and get it addressed ASAP....he & his team are the best!!"

- Brad. A. (1 July 2017)
UV Safety Month: A Reminder To Keep Skin Healthy, Youthful
There is no time like the present to slather on that sunscreen. July is a natural fit for UV Safety Month. Your dermatology team wants you to have the happiest, healthiest summer, and those sunny times should carry over to the rest of the year. It’s estimated up to 80 percent of the sun’s UV rays can pass through clouds. Overcast days aren’t an excuse to skip your broad-spectrum protection!

  • Ultraviolet rays from the sun are the main cause of skin cancer. Don’t take them lightly.
  • UV light is also responsible for premature aging. Don’t become wrinkly and spotted before your time!
  • Tanning beds and sun lamps may be artificial sources, but they are no safer than the “real thing.” In fact, Harvard researchers report fluorescent bulbs from tanning beds mostly emit UVA rays. This type of radiation is up to three times more intense than natural sunlight.
  • Pass the message on! Kids mimic your good habits. Likewise, encourage teachers, administrators, and youth and community leaders to spread the word.
We’re all in this together! Also, if it’s been awhile since your last skin check, call us.
We are now offering the Vampire Facial!
We are now offering the Vampire Facial!
Microneedling with PRP Platelet Rich Plasma.
Eclipse MicroPen is used to create controlled micro-injuries to the skin in order to aid in the production of collagen and elastin.
Platelet Rich Plasma releases growth factors which speed up healing and maximizes results.
What are the benefits? Reduction in the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, & improved texture. It can also improve the appearance of uneven skin tone, pore size, acne scars, traumatic scars and stretch marks.
Where can I do this treatment? Almost anywhere on the body.
You don't want to miss out on this treatment!
Check Your Partner’s Skin, Check Yourself
Did you know??? Skin cancer is highly preventable. It’s also highly curable when detected early. Yet, it’s estimated less than one-third of Americans examine their skin for melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer. Plus, more than half of Americans don’t know what to look for when it comes to melanoma. As your partners in health, the dermatology team hopes you’re already on a regular schedule of skin checks. When you can’t be at the office, we recommend checking your skin at home. Remember: “Check your partner. Check yourself.” You may notice anomalies on a loved one that they otherwise wouldn’t be able to see, even with monthly examinations at home. Think of your “ABCDE’s” when checking skin:
  • A - Asymmetrical spots
  • B - Borders that aren’t clearly defined
  • C - Colors that are varied, such as black and tan growth
  • D - Diameter of more than 6 millimeters, about the size of a pencil eraser
  • E - Evolving shapes, sizes, colors, or other changes like sudden itching
If you’re confused about what to look for, just ask! And when in doubt about any changes, call immediately. Don’t wait for your next prescheduled appointment.
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