The Alternative Face-Lift

Written by Andrew Kwak
Over the last few years, the face has taken the spotlight when it comes to cosmetic antiaging tweaks and treatments, especially with the innovation of new techniques and procedures. One such technique can be used to give clients a full-face makeover without doing a traditional face-lift. It restores the golden triangle of the face by laser lifting the jowls and neck and resculpting the volume…
The past decade has seen great advances in medical aesthetics and skin care products. Breakthroughs with lasers have allowed medical aestheticians to change the lives of clients dramatically. In order to optimize the benefits and improvements to clients’ skin conditions, professionals must be aware of the kinds of laser treatments available. {mprestriction ids="3,4,26,18,6,7,8,9,14,18,43,44"} LASER HAIR REDUCTION One of the biggest known laser treatments found in…

Blurred Lines

Written by Marya Khalil-Otto
Twenty years ago, Dr. Khalil, the founder of VI Peel, used to say that the most powerful thing an aesthetician can do is to pop a pimple. It was, at the time, an oversimplification of an extraction, which can sometimes feel like life or death because of the emotional struggles that come with breakouts. Still, that statement held a kernel of truth – aestheticians used…

Med Talk

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Consultative aesthetics is the process of learning a client’s needs, then meeting those needs with solutions that combine products and services. With many clients seeking aesthetic treatments in conjunction with medical prescriptions and procedures, the clinical aesthetic practitioner requires an understanding of cosmeceutical ingredients and prescriptive medications for successful treatment outcomes. A licensed professional can treat skin in ways that do not require medication or…
The FDA first approved botulinum toxin type A in 2002 for the cosmetic treatment of glabellar frown lines. However since the 1990s, botulinum toxin injections have been used to treat fine lines and wrinkles. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons stated that there were 4.4 million botulinum toxin procedures performed in 2020, making antiwrinkle injections the most popular noninvasive cosmetic procedure. With no downtime and…

September 2022

Medical Blogs

  • The Vivace Experience
    The Vivace Experience So, let’s start with the name. Vivace is pronounced vēˈväˌCHā and is taking the aesthetics…

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