Resurfacing Pt. 2

Resurfacing Pt. 2

Resurfacing Pt. 1

Resurfacing is a term used to describe laser treatments where the skin is ablated to a certain depth to remove lines and wrinkles. As Larry likes to explain it, “It is burning you face off!” Resurfacing procedures are commonly used to erase lines and wrinkles, tighten the skin, remove unwanted pigmentation, and can even turn back the clock by 10 – 15 years. Larry and Dr. Ann will discuss the different types of resurfacing lasers, CO2, Erbium, and Plasma resurfacing. They will go into the similarities and differences between these different types of lasers, and when each type should be used. They will also talk about the difference between doing a fully ablative laser versus a factional laser. There are so many choices for patients to choose from in the resurfacing world, so how does one know which is the right one to choose? Larry and Dr. Ann hope to help patients and practitioners understand the difference between the different types of resurfacing lasers as well as the differences between resurfacing treatments and face lift surgeries.

Your Eye Bags are not Designer, so it’s Time to Get Rid of Them

Many people suffer from what we call “eye bag.” It is something that is hereditary, it becomes worse as people age, and does not affect everyone equally. Some people have a larger fat pad under the eye, and as they age and lose collagen this fat pad herniates. The herniated fat pad is the eye bag. And it is definitely not a designer bag! In the past the only treatment option was surgery. You had to have a blepharoplasty to get rid of the herniated fat pad. But, now days patients have other options besides surgery. For the very first time there is a non-surgical option for treating eyebags. It is a device called Agnes, which uses focused RF to dissolve the herniated fat pads. This is a non-surgical procedure with very minimal downtime. Larry and Ann will discuss the benefits and risks of Agnes versus surgery, and why every Aesthetic practice and Plastic Surgery office should own and Agnes.

Why is Vagina a Bad Word?

In this podcast Larry Helwig and Dr. Ann dive into the controversial subject of vaginal rejuvenation. Recently, this aesthetic treatment has had issues with the FDA. What happened is the FDA became concerned that certain companies were selling equipment to perform procedures that did not have enough evidence-based studies to back their claims. The FDA was concerned that women would be injured with these procedures without a guaranteed outcome.

Although the FDA’s concerns are valid, the real issue here is no one is taking about vaginal rejuvenation in women’s health. Women are afraid to talk about their issues regarding vaginal health. And, for the most part, women just assume it’s normal to feel bad, and that is just the way life is. WRONG. If you didn’t get it the first time, WRONG. 70-80% of women at some point are suffering through painful intercourse. Why? It doesn’t have to be this way. And, men do not know this is happening. Nor do they want their partner to be “suffering” through it. This does not build a healthy intimate relationship. Vagina should not be a bad word. Women should not be afraid to talk to their doctors about vaginal health or seek options for their issues. Men are not afraid to seek help (aka Viagra), so why are women? And this is just the tip of the iceberg. Most women are uncomfortable with this part of their body, even though it is part of their body.

In this podcast, Larry and Dr. Ann will discuss some important issues surrounding women’s health, and why vaginal rejuvenation can be an important treatment for most women to improve their health and their intimate relationships. There are certain safety issues that surround these treatments, but hey will discuss how women can find qualified practitioners who can treat them safely.