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Archive for August, 2010

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Active FX laser (fractionated carbon dioxide laser) and burn scars

Tuesday, August 24th, 2010

Recently, there was a segment on NBC Dateline about the great advances in improving burn scars with the fractionated carbon dioxide laser. This segment used the Lumenis Active FX which is comparable to the DOT laser I use. The difference the treatments made for these patients was life changing.

If anyone knows anyone with burn scars, I’d be happy to give them a test spot at minimal to no charge. These treatments would then need prior insurance approval and we would bill their insurance.

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Asclera is here for leg veins

Friday, August 20th, 2010

We are very pleased to offer Asclera treatment for leg veins. I’ve had experience performing sclerotherapy for leg veins for over 10 years with polidocanol. Finally we have an FDA approved version. Asclera is a bit more expensive than I anticipated, but I will not be passing this on to the patients for now.

A lot of women put leg veins off thinking there is no hope. It is true that leg veins can recur and progress, particularly from birth control or hormone replacement therapy, as estrogen promotes vessel development. However, sclerotherapy can make a big difference in quality of life. I will never forget a patient who was so ashamed of her leg veins. I saw her a year later in my office and she was wearing short shorts and kitten heels!

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Los Angeles Top Dermatologists

Friday, August 13th, 2010

Thank you to my peers for again nominating me to the 2011 Los Angeles Magazine SuperDoctors list of top dermatologists in Los Angeles. This is the third year in a row and I am very honored.

I also would like to thank my patients for all of the kind referrals I have received. Lately, I have seen a number of friends and family members of patients.

I always try my hardest. I appreciate the recognition and for your trust in my care.

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