Umbilicoplasty: Restoring a natural belly button

It is not uncommon for patients who have undergone abdominal surgery to experience distortion, or in some cases complete destruction or removal of the umbilicus, or belly button.  This is especially common for patients who undergo multiple complicated abdominal surgeries, or who have been treated for umbilical or ventral hernias.  In some cases, the belly button is...

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How Much Filler is Too Much?

Minimally invasive cosmetic treatments like Botox and fillers have become more and more popular over the last several years, and are some of the primary treatments we perform for our patients.  A common concern among patients considering cosmetic treatments is “how much is too much?”  The answer depends on each patient’s individual anatomy, as well...

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Home Skin Care: Maintaining Your Results

This time of year, many patients seek cosmetic treatments to improve the quality of their skin, and reverse the signs of aging.  As mentioned in previous blog posts, many patients achieve significant improvement in their appearance with injectable treatments, chemical peels, laser treatments, surgery and in many cases, a combination of some or all these types of...

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Laser and IPL: Our Light-Based Technologies and What They Do For You

Some of our more recent blog posts have highlighted a couple of the lasers we use in our practice for various types of treatments, including hair reduction and skin rejuvenation.  Our practice prides itself on remaining on the cutting edge of technology, and we strive to offer our patients state-of-the art treatments, with the best proven results, always in the safest...

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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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