By Z Aesthetic Dermatology
August 13, 2018
Tags: Restylane  


Restylane Lyft—the injectable gel filler formerly known as Perlane—just received FDA-approval to be used on the hands. Today, Nestlé Skin Health announced that hyaluronic acid dermal filler has been approved for the correction of age-related volume loss in the back of the hands, making it the first hyaluronic acid filler to get approval for this area. 

This announcement gives the calcium-based filler Radiesse some competition, as prior to this it was the only filler to be approved by the FDA for the hands. To find out what this news means for someone considering a hand rejuvenation, we reached out to an expert injector who broke down the differences between the two fillers. 

“Radiesse is a calcium-based product and Restylane is a sugar-based gel,” explains West Palm Beach, FL dermatologist Kenneth Beer, MD. “Radiesse is sort of thicker and white, and Restylane Lyft is clear and is made of hyaluronic acid. I like Radiesse for people who have a little bit thicker skin and I usually dilute with an anesthetic or reconstitute it to thin it out. I like to use Restylane Lyft for people with thinner skin, so it may be better suited for someone a little bit older.”

The FDA approval of Restylane Lyft for the hands comes after a clinical trial of 89 patients over the age of 22. Study results showed that participants who had the backs of their hands injected the dermal fillers saw improvement in volume for up to six months. This new approval makes Restylane Lyft the only dermal filler on the market that has FDA approval on three separate treatment areas—the midface/cheeks, nasolabial folds and the backs of the hands. 

By Z Aesthetic Dermatology
August 06, 2018
Category: Skin Care
Tags: Untagged

 

NewBeauty Award Winners: Celebrity Glam Squad Favorites

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Celebrities often rely on their own personal glam squads to create their red carpet–ready looks, but most of us don't have that luxury. Instead, we stock our vanities with a carefully curated arsenal of makeup and try our best. These winners make that process much easier.

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Get Budge-Proof Makeup

We’re hooked on the fine-yet-never-sticky mist of Urban Decay All Nighter Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray ($32) that locks makeup in and let’s your face pull an all-nighter

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Beauty On the Go

A convenient and mess-free way to achieve flawless skin in seconds, the makeup-loaded stamp-pad in AmorePacific Color Control Cushion Compact Broad Spectrum SPF 50+ ($60) delivers serious coverage without skimping on protection or moisture. 

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Cut the Creasing Out

You can forget about shadow that flakes, creases, smudges or disappears when you prep your lids with NARS Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base ($26), a creamy primer that maximizes the intensity and staying power of your favorite eye shadows. 

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Precision Eyeliner for a Perfect Look

Can’t decide between a thick flick and a thin line? That’s where MAC Cosmetics Brushstroke Liner ($21) comes in. With a precision-tip, tapered brush applicator that glides onto lids, this liquid eyeliner pen makes it easier than ever to get a perfectly lined eye. 

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For Nails On Point

When it comes to the best assortment of colors (more than 240 to be exact) that give your nails shine, OPI Nail Lacquer ($11) is the way to go. 

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Contour Queen

Some cream-based contour palettes are tricky to use and can make skin look streaky and “done.” Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Cream Kit ($40) seamlessly blends into skin, leaving everyone thinking, “How are her cheeks that defined?” 

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Foundation That Won't Slip Off Your Skin

Unlike many matte foundations, Maybelline New York Fit Me! Matte + Poreless Foundation ($8) covers everything you want to hide while letting your skin show through. Never cakey or flat, this formula makes pores do a disappearing act. 

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Sweat in Style

Now that gym-approved makeup is a “thing,” you can bat perfect lashes courtesy of Tarte Cosmetics Lifted Sweatproof Mascara ($23). Not only will your lashes look impeccable before you take the saddle in your favorite spin class, but they’ll also stay intact through the entire workout without any smearing, bleeding or feathering. 

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The Day in and Day Out Eye Shadow Palette

Of course, Drew Barrymore nailed it with her Flower Beauty Shimmer & Shade Eyeshadow Palette ($16), a foolproof mélange of 10 shades that easily take you from day to night and everywhere in between. 

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The Hardest-Working Eye Makeup Remover

Tugging and scrubbing your eyes to get every last trace of makeup off is never fun, and with Lancôme Bi-Facil Double-Action Eye Makeup Remover ($30), you don’t have to. It takes off the most stubborn liners, shadows and mascaras sans any red, irritated lids. 

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Smoky Eye Staple

If the name itself, Clarins 4-Colour Eyeshadow Palette in Smoky ($44), isn’t enough to sell you on the fact that these mineral shadows are a requirement for a smoldering eye, then the finishes—satin, matte and iridescent—ranging in color from light to dark will have you hooked. 

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Eyes Wide Open

A celebrity makeup artist staple, the cult-classicShiseido Eyelash Curler ($20) is a must-have for the sheer fact that it instantly morphs limp, straight lashes into perfectly curled ones with just the right amount of “lash flip.” 

By Z Aesthetic Dermatology
July 30, 2018
Category: Skin Care
Tags: Wrinkles  

NewBeauty Award Winners: The Best Youth-Boosting Products

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Turning back the clock to reveal firmer, plumper, brighter skin doesn't always come easy, but these powerhouse anti-aging products can help set you on the right path. 

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Never-Fail Fix for Fuller Brows

Cara Delevingne’s thick, well-groomed brows aren’t only reserved for 20-somethings. RevitaBrow Advanced ($110) makes use of high-tech peptides to condition brows for a fuller look that perfectly frames your face. 

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Serious Solution for Thinning Strands

A couple pumps of Viviscal Gorgeous Growth Densifying Elixir ($20) on damp hair each day helps thicken weak, thinning strands to give them a fuller look. Plus, it’s lightweight (no greasy feeling) and has a fresh scent you’ll keep smelling all day.

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Kiss Your Gray Roots Goodbye

If pesky grays are popping up or color regrowth is causing you major hair drama, Madison Reed Root Reboot ($25) can help. It’s super easy to use—the sponge tip makes it mess-free—and blends seamlessly into your hair so no one will know you’re overdue with your colorist. 

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Hair Loss Helper That Really Works

Hair loss not only affects your appearance; it can cause a major dip in your confidence, too. Nutrafol for Women ($88) capsules provide a science-backed, drug-free antidote to help reveal fuller, thicker hair in just three to six months. 

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Drugstore Staple for Firmer Skin

One of the top age-defying products you can find at the drugstore, Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream ($27) is formulated with a powerful mix of skin-plumping peptides and hyaluronic acid for firmer, tighter skin. 

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Most Effective Wrinkle-Erasing Retinol 

There is more than one reason why so many dermatologists recommend Obagi Retinol 1.0 ($61) . It’s lightweight yet heavy-hitting in its wrinkle-fighting properties, and it’s formulated with jojoba oil and shea butter to hydrate skin, too. 

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Youth in a Bottle

Minimizes fine lines? Check. Evens out skin tone? Check. Smooths rough skin? Check. SkinMedica TNS Essential Serum ($281) is a powerful, does-it-all skin rejuvenator that seriously makes an impact in the youth-boosting department.

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Neck Cream That Delivers Noticeable Results

The skin on your neck deserves the same TLC you give your face. Revision Skincare Nectifirm ADVANCED ($129) utilizes peptides and antioxidants to smooth out wrinkles and crepey skin for a younger look. 

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Send Your Under-Bags Packing

When stressful days and sleepless nights lead to dark circles and bags, reach for Dermalogica Stress Positive Eye Lift ($68), which tackles both while also de-puffing thanks to its cooling applicator. 

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All-In-One Age-Defying System

Tackle everything from fine lines and wrinkles to sun damage with the Jan Marini Skin Research Skin Care Management System ($300), a five-piece kit that uses potent ingredients like alphahydroxy acids and growth factors to transform skin. 

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Best Way to Bring the Doctor Home

If injections aren’t your thing but your wrinkles seem to look deeper every day, Fillerina PLUS Dermo Replenishing Treatment ($215) lets you temporarily “fill” them yourself at home thanks to six types of hyaluronic acid that instantly plump your skin. 

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Instant Savior for Super Dry Skin

Dry skin can accentuate fine lines and make any sign of a youthful glow disappear. PCA SKIN HydraLuxe Intensive Hydration ($147) is rich, creamy and packed with moisturizing snow algae to quench even the most dehydrated complexion. 

By Z Aesthetic Dermatology
July 26, 2018
Category: Dermatologist
Tags: Cosmetic Laser  

Laser technology has become a preferred option for almost all aspects of medical treatment: dentists use laser to help their patients cosmetic lasermanage gum disease, while ophthalmologists apply laser to improve their patients' vision efficiently and safely. But did you know that your Baton Rouge, LA, dermatologist, Dr. Ann Zedlitz, also offers laser treatment as a solution for a wide variety of cosmetic issues? At Z Aesthetic Dermatology, minimally-invasive cosmetic laser procedures help many of our patients regain their confidence and improve the health of their skin. Here's a couple of the ways we combine laser technology with aesthetic treatments in our practice.

Skin resurfacing

Over time, everyone's skin will begin to show physical signs of aging and environmental damage in the form of redness, brown spots, wrinkles and scarring. But laser resurfacing, offered by your Baton Rouge cosmetic dermatologist, minimizes all of these flaws to give your facial skin a rejuvenated and healthy appearance. The heat of the cosmetic laser not only removes the damaged skin cells; its heat also stimulates the body to produce more collagen, the protein that is the key to youthful-looking skin. Most patients notice at least a 50 percent improvement in the appearance of their skin after just one session.

Hair removal

Unwanted hair, whether it's on your face, your underarms, your bikini area, or your legs, can make you feel self-conscious about your appearance, and temporary hair removal methods such as shaving or waxing can be inconvenient, uncomfortable, and frustrating to repeat. Laser hair removal from your Baton Rouge cosmetic dermatologist, Dr. Zedlitz, eliminates unsightly body hair and the need for repetitive treatments in one easy step! The laser is fine-tuned to only concentrate on the hairs, leaving the surrounding skin untouched. It's an amazing way to have the smooth skin you've always wanted.

These are just two of the many ways we can help you achieve beautiful and healthy skin. To learn more about how cosmetic laser can change your life for the better, contact Z Aesthetic Dermatology in Baton Rouge and Prairieville, LA, to schedule a consultation with Dr. Z today!

By Z Aesthetic Dermatology
July 23, 2018
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NewBeauty Award Winners: The Best In-Office Treatments That Get Results

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From tightening loose skin and smoothing out wrinkles to diminishing stubborn cellulite, these doctor-administered treatments are known to safely and effectively get the job done.

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Best Way to Banish Laugh Lines

A big smile is beautiful, but it can cause deep-set lines around the mouth. Restylane Refyne uses a flexible form of hyaluronic acid to plump up these lines and folds for a natural look. 

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Serious Solution for Acne Scars

The only dermal filler that’s FDA-approved for treating acne scars, Bellafill helps fill and smooth depressed areas—even really deep scars—and lasts up to one year.

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Tried-and-True Skin Tightener

When loose skin is making you look older than you really are, but surgery isn’t in the cards, noninvasive Ultherapy uses ultrasound to help lift and tighten skin for a more youthful contour

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All-Star Wrinkle Eraser

For stubborn expression lines and wrinkles, Botox Cosmetic turns back the clock by temporarily freezing the muscles that cause them, and results can last three to six months. 

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Fight Fat in a Flash

Noninvasive CoolSculpting freezes fat cells in the upper and lower stomach, flanks and thighs—even the dreaded “bra bulge”—for a more svelte you in as little as one month. 

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Go-to Facial for a Healthy Glow

For a deeper clean than your standard facial, HydraFacial also includes microdermabrasion for a supercharged treatment that leaves skin looking lit from within. 

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Ultimate Cellulite Fighter

Cellfina, a minimally invasive procedure, claims to leave skin free of dimples by safely releasing bands under the skin that cause the rippled look. Plus, skin typically stays smooth for up to three years. 

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Multitasking Laser Treatment

A 20-minute skin-resurfacing treatment celebrities swear by— Jennifer Aniston and Drew Barrymore are fans—Clear + Brilliant boosts collagen and brightens skin for a radiant look. 

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Quick Fix for Better-Looking Hands

When wrinkles, crepey skin and a loss of volume make your hands look years older than your face,Radiesse is the only filler that’s FDA-approved to plump them back up. 

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Long-Lasting Skin Plumper

Sculptra Aesthetic is a unique filler in that it not only plumps up sunken areas like the cheeks, but also causes the body to produce more collagen, which naturally decreases with age. 

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Powerhouse Skin Resurfacer

Bring back your skin’s youthful radiance with HALO, a hybrid fractional laser—it uses ablative and nonablative technology—to get rid of pesky pigment problems while softening skin.

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Beauty Made Easy

Like a credit card for beauty, CareCredit lets you finance your favorite treatments and procedures with convenient monthly payments and no worries.





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