Posts for: January, 2018

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Grinding your teeth (aka bruxism) can be a big problem—pain in the jaw, headaches and the fact that you're pretty much slowly destroying your smile by wearing down and even chipping your teeth aren't great selling points. What's more, according to Atlanta cosmetic dentist Ronald Goldstein, DDS, most people don't even know they're doing it, and he estimates that 85 percent of the population clench their teeth at some time, both during sleeping hours and while they're awake.

It's a bad habit for sure, but a recent study (funded by Allergan, maker of onabotulinum toxin-A) reports that Botox Cosmetic may help you break it.

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As published in Neurology, a study of 22 people found that "those who received shots of onabotulinum toxin-A were more likely to improve on assessments of their teeth grinding and clenching symptoms than people who received a placebo injection."

“This is a very common problem with no established treatment, so these results are encouraging,” said study author William G. Ondo, MD of Houston Methodist Hospital in Texas and a member of the American Academy of Neurology. “A larger study is needed to confirm these exciting results.”


By Z Aesthetic Dermatology
January 23, 2018
Category: Dermatologist
Tags: Hair Loss Therapy  

Although it is most commonly associated with men, hair loss and baldness also affects women. According to the American Hair Loss hair lossAssociation, women account for up to 40% of hair loss sufferers. Hair loss can range from mild to severe depending on a number of factors like age and type of hair loss. Dr. Ann Zedlitz, a dermatologist in Baton Rouge and Prairieville, LA, offers hair loss therapy to treat hair loss and baldness in men and women.

Hair Loss Diagnosis and Hair Loss Therapy in Baton Rouge and Prairieville, LA

Everyone loses a certain amount of hair on a daily basis. On average, most people lose anywhere between 50 - 100 strands per day, which is considered normal. This is known as shedding, which is different than hair loss. Shedding more hair than is considered normal may be a sign of a condition known as telogen effluvium or excessive shedding.

The condition can result from a number of factors like stress, illness, or hormone fluctuations (giving birth or going off birth control pills for example). Though it can persist for months depending on the cause, hair shedding is typically temporary and usually resolves once the stress or hormone levels return to normal.

When Should You Be Concerned About Your Hair Loss?

Hair loss differs from shedding in that it prevents hair from growing altogether, and can be temporary or permanent depending on the cause. Some of the most common causes of hair loss and balding include:

  • Heredity/family history
  • Aging
  • Illness or infection
  • Medications (chemotherapy)
  • Lifestyle factors like poor diet and nutrition
  • Chemical treatments/abrasive hair treatments/styling methods

Signs of Hair Loss

The most common signs and symptoms of hair loss/balding are:

  • Hair gradually becoming thinner at the scalp
  • Bald spots or patches
  • Large amounts of loose hair that appears to fall out in "clumps"
  • Hair loss on other parts of the body

Find a Dermatologist in Baton Rouge and Prairieville, LA

For more information about hair loss therapy, contact us today by calling (225) 778-7540 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Zedlitz in Prairieville or Baton Rouge, LA today.


By Z Aesthetic Dermatology
January 22, 2018
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Leading Dermatologists Reveal The Most Trending Noninvasive Procedures Based On Your Zip Code

Noninvasive treatments—procedures that don’t require going under the knife—are becoming more commonplace than ever before, and just like fashion trends tend to vary based on your zip code, so do the requests that surface inside the doors of doctors’ offices. Curious to see how these treatments fluctuate, we reached out to 16 top dermatologists from six different regions (Northeast, Southeast, Northwest, Southwest, Midwest and Florida) to see which procedures were the most commonly requested in their area. From fat melting and body sculpting to fillers and lasers, you might be surprised to see what’s trending in your backyard.

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Northeast

In the Northeast, it’s all about fillers (both in the lips and face) paired with facial and body contouring for an all-around more youthful appearance.

“While patients come in asking for all sorts of noninvasive procedures varying from fillers, lasers and basic skin care, etc., if I had to pick one thing that is prevalent, it would be fillers. Lip fillers are extremely popular in both younger and older patients—people mostly ask about Juvéderm, Restylane and Voluma. Younger patients are looking for a fuller lip and older patients are looking to put back the volume that's been lost over time.” —New York dermatologist Rebecca Baxt, MD

“My number-one requested noninvasive cosmetic procedure is fillers, and the top patient complaint from patients is usually dark circles under the eyes or the combination of marionette lines and nasolabial folds. By replenishing the areas of lost volume with filler starting with the cheeks, we rarely, if ever, have to inject the nasolabial folds. My patients don’t want to look like they’ve had work done, so less is always more. I’ll add a procedure like Thermage if their skin is healthy enough to continue the improvement, and if they need a more significant lift, a combination of Ultherapy and Silhouette Lift delivers a nonsurgical option.” —New York dermatologist Heidi Waldorf, MD

“I have a large amount of both female and male patients coming in for noninvasive body sculpting, ranging from facial contouring with fat-reducing procedures to treatments like Kybella and CoolSculpting Mini. I love to pair these treatments with a secondary skin-tightening procedure, such as Ultherapy, for a complete contouring treatment. Many patients are also interested in noninvasive fat reduction in the traditional areas such as the abdomen or flanks, but are also looking for treatment in other areas like the inner and outer thighs, the ‘bra fat’ area, arms, male chest, banana roll, etc.” —Norwalk, CT, dermatologist Deanne Mraz Robinson, MD

 

Southeast

In the Southeast, all eyes are on skin tightening and fat reduction for a taut bod year-round.

“I do a lot of Icon Laser treatments for firming skin and improving discoloration and acne scarring. We are also doing SculpSure for fat reduction and body sculpting and are extremely happy with the outcome as well.” —Charlotte, NC, dermatologist Charles Brown, MD

"Over the past few years, I’ve noticed a major uptick in patients seeking noninvasive solutions for the aging neck, specifically for tightening of the skin without a necklift or for fat reduction without liposuction. For the former, radio frequency can help if the laxity isn’t too far advanced, and there are a couple of devices I prefer to use: Infini and ThermiTight. When it comes to noninvasive fat reduction in the neck area, I will typically recommend Kybella or CoolSculpting, depending on several patient-specific factors such as lifestyle, budget and/or goals." —Charlotte, NC, dermatologist Gilly Munavalli, MD

“By combining the treatments Ultherapy and Sublative RF we are able to use ultrasound and radio frequency to improve the skin from the inside out. Performing the procedures the same day yields optimal results. Ultherapy uses ultrasound technology to target laxity, lift drooping brows and tighten the skin around the eye. Sublative uses radio frequency to improve fine lines on the eyelids and under eyes and crepey skin, tone and texture; shrinking pores; and reducing scars and stretch marks. Both noninvasive treatments use the body’s own natural healing process to stimulate collagen growth at multiple depths, which gives the skin its youthfulness by keeping it firmed and toned.” —Baton Rouge, LA, dermatologist Ann Zedlitz, MD

 

Northwest

In the Northwest, the top treatment is a tie between Botox Cosmetic and fillers for aging and hollows, and lasers treatments for uneven skin texture.

“Patients come into my office seeking many noninvasive rejuvenation procedures for an overall refreshed yet natural appearance. We often start with Botox Cosmetic to relax the frown and crow’s-feet lines, and fillers like Juvéderm Voluma are used to lift the cheeks and replace lost volume. Once the midface is lifted, then less filler such as Juvéderm is needed for nasolabial folds and marionettes. Tear troughs are a common area of hollowness, which can be corrected with Belotero or Juvéderm Volbella. Lips can be rejuvenated with Juvéderm, Restylane or Juvéderm Volbella. Lasers are recommended for texture, pigment and pore size—the most popular being the Picosure laser, which involves very little to no downtime for the patient.” —Fresno, CA, dermatologist Kathleen Behr, MD

“Toxin procedures, such as Botox Cosmetic, still remain the most frequent noninvasive procedure requested by my patients. Most commonly, patients are requesting treatment for frown lines, forehead lines, and crow's-feet, but more frequently, patients are starting to request treatment in neck lines, while also requesting toxin procedures to prevent the formation of fine lines. Filler procedures are the second most frequent noninvasive procedure requested by my patients (they usually request filler to help treat their mid face and under-eye area). Patients want to look more refreshed and less tired and address the hollowness in these areas (cheeks, midface and tear troughs), so using filler is very helpful and provides natural-looking results. Lip filler also remains popular, as does filler to nasolabial and melolabial folds (laugh lines). Laser procedures remain quite popular. IPL treatments are frequently used to treat dark spots. Vbeam or Excel laser treatments are used to treat redness or broken blood vessels, which are commonly seen on the nose and cheeks. For texture and fine lines, patients are opting for laser treatments with less down time such as a Clear + Brilliant laser or a Fraxel laser instead of fractionated CO2 procedures.” —Los Angeles dermatologist, Jeanette Black, MD

 

Southwest

Light and laser treatments for glowing skin coupled with Botox Cosmetic to prevent signs of aging is the cocktail of treatments taking over the Southwest.

“Patients of different ages have different concerns. Someone in their 30s may want a minimal downtime pick-me-up, such as a freshening glycolic facial chemical peel or nonablative light treatment (like IPL, Cutera Excel V, radio frequency, or ultrasound) to rejuvenate skin and create a healthy glow. For younger patients seeking to target specific dynamic lines, Botox Cosmetic delivers. And while dermal fillers are preferred to address deeper perioral lines and facial volume, we’ve seen an increase in patients seeking fillers to add volume to their lips, define their Cupid’s-bows, and attain a more glamorous, ‘celebrity’ pout. Individuals above the age of 40 (or with more mature and sun-damaged skin), often come in with a more 'global concern,' asking what I can do to improve their skin. Blotchiness and pigment irregularities are common concerns, like brown spots and/or rosacea—most are looking to improve the texture and quality of their skin. My current go-to procedure for those who want a global improvement in color and texture, fine lines and wrinkles with minimal-to-modest downtime is a procedure utilizing the Sciton Halo device.” —Tucson, AZ, dermatologist Gerald Goldberg, MD

“My most common requested procedure is Botox Cosmetic (by name). There has been a rise in patients asking for preventive and natural treatments. For instance, I am seeing a greater number of women in their 20s and men in their 30s who come in looking for preventive measures against aging. In some cases, I discuss the use of a neuromodulator (Botox Cosmetic, Dysport or Xeomin) to help prevent static lines (those lines that are apparent without facial expression). For women in their 30s and 40s and for men in their 40s and 50s, I discuss the use of fillers or collagen stimulators to maintain their facial structure and shape. I have also seen a significant increase in potential patients asking about noninvasive body contouring. Patients are curious to what procedures we can offer without surgery or even liposuction.” —Houston, TX, dermatologist Suneel Chilukuri, MD

 

Midwest

Laser resurfacing and Botox Cosmetic are sweeping the Midwest.

“Many of my new consult patients come in to the office asking for a 'laser' procedure or 'laser resurfacing.' Generally, these patients have some expectations that lasers are what they need and end up finding that the use of Botox Cosmetic, fillers or some other assortment of truly noninvasive options are better suited for them due to time considerations or cost factors.” —Omaha, NE, dermatologist, Joel Schlessinger, MD

 “Botox Cosmetic and Dysport in the glabella, forehead and eyes. Filler would be second, then IPL for the face and chest.” —Prospect, KY, dermatologist, Tami Buss Cassis, MD

“The procedures people request the most in my office are, as always, Botox Cosmetic and fillers. The most popular facial laser treatment is a combination of Forever Young BBL (Broad Band Light), Halo and platelet-rich plasma (PRP). BBL turns on a more youthful gene expression in the skin, as well as correcting reds and browns, and when combined with Halo, which is a laser resurfacing treatment, a more youthful glow is restored in the skin while diminishing pore size and fine wrinkles. PRP, known as the Vampire facial when done with microneedling, uses your own natural growth factors to speed healing from laser resurfacing treatments by a day or two, as well as boosts the results. On the other side of the spectrum, my patients have also shown a huge wave of interest in laser vaginal rejuvenation. As women age, the vaginal mucosa becomes thin, dry and fragile. After menopause, this process becomes even more pronounced and can eventually lead to vaginal irritation and painful intercourse. Laser vaginal rejuvenation restores youthful moisture, tissue resiliency and pleasurable sensation to the vagina. The is not painful and takes about five minutes and three days of restricted activity to renew your love life.” —Chicago dermatologist Dr. Quenby Erickson

 

Florida

Noninvasive fat reduction and filler in all areas of the face and neck are all the rage right now in Florida.

“The most common noninvasive procedures asked about and performed in my office all revolve around creating a natural-appearing improvement for both their face and body. For body treatments, the most commonly sought-after treatment is noninvasive fat reduction and shaping. With the newest Cool Advantage applicators from CoolSculpting, our patients get a simple, effective and efficient treatment to create a more desirable shape of just about anywhere on the body and face. We are also seeing more inquiries for body skin tightening, for which we are using Ultherapy, Profound microneedling radio frequency and Cellfina with good success.” —Delray Beach, FL, dermatologist Dr. Janet Allenby

Botox Cosmetic—now not only for forehead, crow's-feet and frown lines, but for the neck, too! Fillers in general are always popular. I think more and more women in their 20s to 30s are loving lip enhancement, women from 30 to 50 want a refresher, while those 50 and up want to prevent saggy skin and/or treat it—all can be done with fillers. It's a blend, but the trend is baby Botox and baby fillers (one syringe) and take it up a notch every decade!” —Coral Gables, FL, dermatologist Dr. Janice Lima Maribona


By Z Aesthetic Dermatology
January 15, 2018
Category: Skin Care
Tags: Anti-Aging  

12 Famous Women on the Anti-Aging Procedures They Love

Celebrities—regardless of age or ethnicity—all seem to strangely age at a much slower rate than the rest of us. Whether it’s due to a regular laser appointments or a heavy diet of Botox Cosmetic and fillers, Hollywood’s elite clearly have the whole anti-aging process down to a science. So, below we gathered information about 12 high-profile women—from Kim Kardashian to Betty White—to reveal the anti-aging procedures they swear by for keeping their complexion as youthful as possible. 

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Chelsea Handler

Not one to usually flaunt her favorite beauty treatments, Chelsea Handler surprised fans by posting a before-and-after image of her skin after undergoing a ProFractional laser treatment, captioning the jaw-dropping results with, “It's f-- awesome and no one is paying me to tell you about it.

 

 

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Christie Brinkley

 

When it comes to remaining youthful, Christie Brinkley is pretty conservative with her cosmetic treatments. So far, the former model has only admitted to occasional Botox Cosmetic, fillers in “super tiny doses” and laser treatments which she dubs as “miraculous.” 

 

 

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Jane Fonda

 

"I wish I were brave enough to not do plastic surgery, but I think I bought myself a decade,” Fonda once said in an interview, referring to a cosmetic procedure she had in order to remove the bags under her eyes.

 

 

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Jennifer Aniston

 

In a world of overly injected celebrities, Jennifer Aniston stands out as one of the more natural-looking movie stars in Hollywood. However, it’s not just good genes that gave her that ageless skin, Aniston uses a dermaroller to ensure her serums penetrate better, giving her more significant anti-aging results over time. But that's not all, she also had a nose job to fix a deviated septum when she was in her 20s. 

 

 

 
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Kim Kardashian West

From facial cupping to lasering her belly button, Kim Kardashian West has tried almost every cosmetic procedure available on the market. However, one of her most beneficial treatments thus far has been the vampire facial, aka a platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatment, that helps stimulate collagen production for a more fresh-faced glow.

 

 

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Linda Evangelista

Hoping to erase hyperpigmentation, Linda Evangelista has admitted to getting Fraxel laser treatments regularly.

 

 

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Madonna

 

Plenty of celebrities put an emphasis on anti-aging their face, but Madonna makes it a priority to keep her hands wrinkle-free as well. According to the Mirror, Madonna uses a treatment called redermalization mesotherapy, as well as Botox Cosmetic to give her hands a more youthful appearance. 

 

 

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Betty White

At 95 years old, Betty White has been a part of Hollywood longer than high-profile celebrities like Kim Kardashian West have even been alive, so she certainly knows a thing or two about anti-aging. “In 1976 I had my eyelids done," White wrote in her memoir If You Ask Me, referring to the upper blepharoplasty she had decades ago. "I scolded myself forever, but now I'm glad I did it.” 

 

 
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Courtney Love

After supposedly listening to advice from actress Goldie Hawn, Courtney Love got a facelift at 35 years old.

 

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Iggy Azalea

Although she’s only 27 years old, Iggy Azalea seriously knows the importance of preventive anti-aging. The singer revealed that she relies on platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy and Thermageskin-tightening treatments to keep her skin looking youthful and healthy.

 

 

By Z Aesthetic Dermatology
January 08, 2018
Category: Skin Care
Tags: Moisturizers  

If You Loved the Original Baby Foot, You’ll Go Crazy for This New Product

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The first time I heard about Baby Foot I was mesmerized and grossed out at the same time. Considering the fact that I am constantly plagued by dry, cracked heels and always on a mission to find a cream or balm that could quench their thirst, I had to do some digging to find out what Baby Foot was really all about. Boy was I glad I found it.

The original version, which is probably what you’re most familiar with, is a pair of presoaked exfoliatingbooties that you slip your feet into and let the acid-rich concoction work its magic over the course of one hour. While there’s no immediate difference in the way your feet look or feel, about three to five days after wearing the booties the skin on your feet starts to shed—and I mean shed as in layer upon layer of like a snake molting—to eventually reveal the softest, freshest, prettiest heels you ever did see.

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Being a devoted fan of Baby Foot (I try and exfoliate my feet with it every few months, but need to plan accordingly because this is one treatment that you don’t want to do when you know you have to wear open toe shoes to an important event) I was beyond excited to learn that the brand had launched a sister product, Baby Foot Moisturizing Foot Mask ($15).

More of a hydrating treatment than an exfoliating one, like the cult-classic original (which has been on the market for more than 20 years and is the best-selling foot product in Japan), these serum-soaked booties (slip them on your feet for about 20 minutes and let them work their magic; once you remove them, rub any remaining product into your feet) transform dry, parched heels into super soft feet. Best when used after the original Baby Foot, this is the perfect post-treatment complementary way to hydrate and heal.

Chock-full of collagen, hyaluronic acid and 14 different natural extracts ranging from chamomile and sage to lemon and ivy, the new Moisturizing Foot Mask is actually the first new product release from the brand since making its U.S. debut back in 2012. So now you have the complete range of feet perfecting disposable booties, an exfoliating one to renew and a hydrating to moisturize. Quote honestly, the perfect pair!