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Your First CoolSculpting® Treatment: Before, During, and After

Body contouring procedures are more popular than ever, and CoolSculpting® is leading the charge at Dermatology Associates of Rochester. This noninvasive procedure freezes away fat cells to help slim down stubborn rolls and bulges. Because CoolSculpting is a nonsurgical option that doesn’t involve downtime or anesthesia, it’s a popular “beginner’s treatment” for new patients. But …

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4 Dermatologist-Approved Acne Scar Removal Treatments

Acne is a problem nearly all of us have to face. If you struggled with blemishes in the past, those spots might have left a few marks on your skin. And this dark scarring created by old acne can become embarrassing as you grow older. Makeup and serums can only do so much to hide …

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Fixing Spider Veins: What is Sclerotherapy?

It’s a common question, ‘how do you treat spider veins?’ Sclerotherapy is your answer, a minimally-invasive procedure done by your healthcare provider injects a solution into the affected veins, whether it be uncomplicated spider veins or reticular veins. Sclerotherapy treatment can also be combined with laser therapy for maximum benefits. Read on for how sclerotherapy …

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What to Expect During an Endermologie Treatment

This non-surgical procedure produces results through a course of weekly sessions. From head to toe, endermologie enhances skin conditions and combats fatty deposits that cause cellulite, leaving you with improved skin tone and improved body contour. Here’s how it works and what you can expect during endermologie. If you have been unable to reduce the …

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How to Tell the Difference Between Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, and Poison Sumac

It's been a great summer season, but there are still more weekends and warm evenings ahead of us with outdoor activities, hiking, and camping. Rashes caused by poison ivy, poison oak, and poison sumac are a type of allergic contact dermatitis and can leave your skin feeling very itchy and irritated. Here's how to tell …

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How Do I Eliminate My Double Chin?

The double chin is one of the most dreaded signs of weight gain or aging. The double chin can be caused by many things, including diet, family history, or basic body composition, meaning where your body stores water and fat. At the Center for Aesthetics & Anti-Aging, we are thrilled to offer a CoolSculpting® at …

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7 Things to Know About Laser Hair Removal

If you get razor bumps, or acne-type breakouts when you wax, shave, or pluck your unwanted hair, laser hair removal is a great route and it’s safe and effective.  But, before a laser hair removal appointment, there are a few things that are important to keep in mind. Some are for safety, comfort, but also …

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Don’t Hide Sweat & Odor, Get Rid Of It

Sweating is natural, and our bodies do it to regulate our internal temperature when we’re too hot. Hooray for body chemistry, but sweat stinks! The appearance and odor that sweat brings are less than desirable, and we are all sufferers. To avoid sweating and odor, we apply deodorant or antiperspirant each morning. These types of …

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Q&A: Clinical Research Trials for Skin Conditions

What is a clinical research trial? Clinical research is conducted to gather important information and data about the safety and effectiveness of new drugs and devices being developed. Several stages exist in the trials process before a drug, or a device, can be sold to consumers. Before drugs are approved by the Food and Drug …

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Medical Spa Treatments and Products for Rosacea

April is Rosacea Awareness Month and we’re highlighting medical spa treatments and products designed for . These treatments and products take into consideration your skin’s structure, and sensitivities while providing relief from symptoms and minimizing the appearance of rosacea. Visibly Vibrant Microdermabrasion & Mask This customized facial treatment gives you visibly healthier, brighter and energized skin …

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