Vectus: High Speed, Less Painful Laser Hair Removal is Here!

Laser hair removal is one of the most popular medical laser treatmens nationwide.  Among the most common complaints of patients undergoing laser hair removal is how long and painful treatments can be, and with good reason: most traditional lasers require lengthy treatments, and are limited by smaller spot sizes and prolonged heat exposure.  Enter Cynosure Vectus, our...

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Acne : Skin Care Tips for Teens

During the teenage years, the body goes through some pretty big changes. From entering puberty with variations in hormones, it’s very common for teens to struggle with acne. While there remains no medical “cure” for acne, there are several easy ways to treat and prevent acne recurrences, which center around adopting a proper skin care routine and understanding what...

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Timing Your Treatment For The Big Event

Many of the treatments that patients come in for at the office are done in preparation for big events,  where they want to look their best; weddings, parties, reunions, etc.  A common question that patients pose is: How long before my event should I undergo treatment so that I’m fully healed?  The answer is: it depends on the treatment.  In general, the more...

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Sanctuary Spa at Jeffrey Ridha, M.D., P.C. : Our new, exciting expansion!

          We are very excited to announce that our practice recently acquired the Sanctuary Spa, which is located across the street from the office at 72 Railroad Place.  The Sanctuary Spa has built an excellent reputation over the last 8 years as a high-end day spa and medical spa, offering comprehensive spa services ranging from massages,...

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SmartSkin Fractionated CO2 Laser Resurfacing: State of the Art Skin Rejuvenation

Lasers have been used for many years for a variety of clinical conditions, and to treat various skin lesions and abnormalities.  The cosmetic applications of lasers has continued to expand, with various lasers available to remove hair, superficial blood vessels, dark spots, and tattoos.  Many of these types of treatments are performed with little or no downtime, and can...

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Surgical Tourism: Approach with Caution

A colleague recently alerted me of an article published by NBC in their health news section about a report of women traveling to the Dominican Republic for discounted cosmetic surgical procedures.  The article stated that there were 19 reported cases in the last year of American women who suffered serious infections after traveling to the Dominican Republic.  In most...

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Botox: Safely Reducing Wrinkles in the Upper Third of the Face.

Many of the patients I see in our practice seek consultation because they’ve noticed age-related changes in the upper part of the face, specifically the appearance of wrinkles.  The eyes, eyebrows, and forehead comprise the  “expression center” of our faces, and so it makes sense that contraction of the muscles in these areas will lead to the formation...

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Voluma Lift: Our Newest Asset in Facial Rejuvenation

Many of the patients we see for facial rejuvenation in the office have specific concerns about the appearance of their cheeks and midface.  Most commonly, they have noticed a descent of the cheek and malar tissue, with hollowing out of each of these areas over time.  In addition, more patients are seeking non-surgical treatments that will restore volume and provide a...

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Thinking of Having a Cosmetic Procedure: Winter is the Time!

Patients in our practice often wonder when the best time is to undergo a cosmetic procedure or surgery.  While timing is ultimately an individual decision based on multiple factors (time off, availability of help, personal preference) winter can be the ideal time to undergo many types of cosmetic procedures, especially those related to skin care.  Laser treatments for...

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Will I need to replace these in 10 years?

Breast augmentation is among the more common cosmetic surgical procedures we perform for patients in our practice, and is among the most popular cosmetic surgical procedures nationwide.  Among the most frequent questions we hear at consultation is “Will I have to replace my implants every 10 years?”  There is a common misconception that implants have a set...

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Which Injectable is Right For You?

Over the past few years, minimally invasive procedures have gained significant popularity, and injectables like Botox and fillers are now among the most commonly performed cosmetic procedures in the US.  As one may expect, with such an increase in popularity, many new products have reached the market, and more are being released each year.  With so many different names...

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Caring for the Injured Child

A significant portion of the patients we treat at our practice are children, and helping them and their families through an injury and seeing them healed is one of the most gratifying aspects of our plastic surgery practice.  Between sports injuries, dog bites, and accidents in and around the house, many children suffer lacerations or hand or facial injuries that require...

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