Welcome to our autumn newsletter! We’re excited to bring you the latest news and specials from our office. Read on for more details!
What’s new with Dr. Enzer
In addition to providing cutting edge cosmetic treatments to his patients, Dr. Enzer is actively involved in teaching and research. From time to time, you may meet other doctors when you come to our office. These may be medical students from Brown University or other institutions. But more often they will be physicians training in Dermatology or Oculofacial Plastic Surgery, or colleagues who have already completed their training, and are interested in learning Dr. Enzer’s techniques. Our patients are our #1 priority, so if you ever feel uncomfortable having another physician in the office, please let the office staff know that you would like to see Dr. Enzer without the observing doctors.
Dr. Enzer continues to be active in research. He and his colleagues were invited to present their study regarding vision loss due to facial filler injections at the prestigious American Society for Dermatologic Surgery. Their paper compiled individual case reports to find causive factors, in order to help avoid this extremely rare, but devastating complication. Because of the study we now know to be extremely careful when injecting around the root of the nose.
Last month Dr. Enzer and his colleagues also published the first study looking at the use of prophylactic antibiotics in a specific type of eye socket surgery, and found it was of no benefit. Many surgeons use antibiotics during and after surgery, not because the patient has an infection, but prophylactically (to prevent one from occurring). However, overuse of antibiotics has been proven to cause microbial resistance, meaning they will not work as well, such as in the case of MRSA. Some even believe there is a link between overuse of antibiotics and the increase in asthma and allergies.
Book your appointment now!
The holidays are right around the corner, and many of our patients want to get treatments before the festivities begin. We want to accommodate everyone in getting their perfect holiday look, but our appointment spots are filling up very quickly.
If you are thinking of getting a treatment before the holidays, please call us as soon as possible to reserve your time spot so you don’t miss out!
What you should know about laser skin resurfacing
Laser skin resurfacing has been used since the 1980s, and is the gold standard for total skin rejuvenation. This minimally-invasive procedure can reduce or even eliminate signs of aging such as wrinkles, brown spots, and sun damage in just one treatment. Although the thought of high-powered lasers going anywhere near your skin sounds intimidating, laser skin resurfacing is actually a very safe procedure and produces remarkable results that last for many years.
Fractionated laser technology
The first skin resurfacing lasers removed the entire skin surface. Although the results were impressive, there were problems with prolonged redness and sometimes pain. This led to the development of today’s fractionated lasers, which are much safer than their predecessors. Fractionated lasers treat microscopic columns of skin while leaving the surrounding areas intact for faster healing time.
Unparalleled control and precision
Laser skin resurfacing can be done on the entire face for dramatic results, but can also be used to treat specific treatment areas. Today’s lasers are so precise that the beam can be narrowed down to the width of a thread. This allows Dr. Enzer to carefully target areas such as crow’s feet around the eyes or “smoker’s lines” around the mouth without affecting the surrounding skin.
No scalpel required
The beauty of using laser light for skin rejuvenation is that lasers can improve the tone and texture of your skin in ways that traditional surgical methods can’t. Dr. Enzer offers both Fraxel® and CO2 fractional laser resurfacing, and has over 20 years of experience using these lasers to produce noticeable results.
Any laser resurfacing procedure is best done during the colder months, so right now is the perfect time to give us a call if you are interested in more information! You may also learn more about laser skin resurfacing by visiting our website.
Scar-less mole removal
Not everyone has beauty marks as iconic as Marilyn Monroe or Cindy Crawford – most of us just want our moles to disappear. Removing a mole has its risks, and the only thing worse than an unappealing skin growth is leaving a scar in its place.
Traditional mole removal techniques take the growth out by the root, but this method usually requires stitches and has a high chance of leaving a scar. Dr. Enzer offers patients a much less risky option of “shaving” the mole down with a high radiofrequency device so that it becomes flush with the surrounding skin. This technique makes the site of the mole removal almost imperceptible – see for yourself by clicking here.
To learn more about Dr. Enzer and scar-less mole removal, visit our website!
Spa facials: The best kept anti-aging secret
Most of us think of a spa facial as a way to de-stress, not as a way to get rid of wrinkles. Facials provide many anti-aging benefits and are a great way to spice up your skin care routine.
Just like our shoulders or back, our face has many muscles that can get tense. Regular facials can help soften fine lines by relaxing the facial muscles that cause wrinkles. Facial massage also stimulates collagen production and helps bring fresh, oxygen-rich blood and nutrients to your skin, leaving you revived and looking radiant.
We offer customized facials with our licensed esthetician, Melissa. Call us to book yours today!
For a complete listing of Melissa’s services, click here: Esthetician Menu of Services.
Wondering how you can save on your favorite products and services? Our new Specials page on our website lists all the ways you can save, including any current mail-in rebates or exclusive offers. We’ll update this page every time we hear about a new special, so make sure you bookmark the link!
Thank you for reading our newsletter! Enjoy the autumn months, and we’ll be back soon with more great updates and specials!
Yoash R. Enzer, MD, FACS
Enzer & Associates, PC