Spring  NewsletterHappy Spring! Although we’re lamenting the end of ski season, the warmer days and longer daylight hours are definitely giving us spring fever. We’re kicking off the season with lots of exciting news and specials, so read on to learn what’s new in the office!

What’s new with Dr. Enzer

Towards the end of last year, Dr. Enzer started using the newest facial filler, Belotero®. Just like Juvéderm® and Restylane®, Belotero® is a hyaluronic acid filler and is approved for treating the nasolabial folds area. The real buzz about Belotero® when it first came on the market was that it was the new fix for fine lines and creases. Six months later, here’s what Dr. Enzer really thinks about this new dermal filler:

  • Belotero® seems fairly long lasting – it lasts over six months.
  • Belotero® goes in easily and smoothly, reducing any discomfort or bumpiness.
  • Belotero® works great for fine lines around the eyes and on the cheeks.
  • Belotero® works fairly well for some, but not all, upper lip “smoker’s lines.”

Overall, Dr. Enzer is pleased with Belotero® and its results, and will continue to keep his patients up-to-date on the latest and best cosmetic products.

DermaSculpt: Facial fillers without pain or bruising

Facial fillers are a popular way to restore facial volume in areas such as the cheeks, lips, and nasolabial area. Advanced injectors such as Dr. Enzer can even place fillers in the delicate under eye area to get rid of dark circles. However, the risks of pain, bruising, and swelling that come with facial fillers turns many patients away from getting the cosmetic services they desire.

Now there is a revolutionary new way to apply dermal fillers without a needle – DermaSculpt®. DermaSculpt® is a blunt-tip microcannula, which is a small tube with an edge that is not sharp. This allows the filler to be placed without affecting surrounding nerves and blood vessels.

Needles are sharp and not flexible, which means that even a skilled injector can inadvertently affect a nerve or blood vessel, causing pain and bruising. DermaSculpt® also works better than needles because multiple areas can be treated with a single point of entry. This means less needle sticks and less pain.

Dr. Enzer says, “I have been using DermaSculpt® now for three months with revolutionary results for facial rejuvenation.” Come see what the hype is about and book your filler appointment today. Get the results you want – without the side effects from classic needle treatments.

For more information, visit the DermaSculpt® website by clicking here.

Get ready for shorts season with sclerotherapy!

Do you dread baring your legs because of spider veins on your legs or thighs? Get rid of those pesky veins with sclerotherapy and wear your higher hemlines with confidence!

Spider veins, or telangiectasia, are the tiny purple and red blood vessels that can become bothersome when they develop in noticeable locations. They are caused by dysfunction of the valves within the veins. There are many reasons why people get spider veins – heredity, pregnancy, hormone replacement therapy, oral contraceptives, obesity, long periods of standing or sitting, and trauma, just to name a few. And although exercise, weight loss, and support hose may help limit the number of new spider veins, it will not get rid of them once they are present. In order to eliminate these veins safely and effectively, we offer sclerotherapy.

Sclerotherapy is a minimally invasive procedure that involves injecting a concentrated salt water solution into the dilated spider veins. This solution irritates the lining of the blood vessels, causing the vessels to clot and make the blood in the vein disappear. Usually this requires more than one injection to treat as much of the affected area as possible. There isn’t a set formula for how many treatments you’ll need – after your consultation and initial injections it will be easier to see how your body responds to the procedure and therefore determine the length of your treatment.

Sclerotherapy is the treatment of choice for spider veins on the legs because of its high success rate and patient satisfaction. Most anyone is a candidate for sclerotherapy, which also makes it a popular option. If you want to get rid of your spider veins for good, contact our office for a consultation. Dr. Enzer will personally evaluate you and discuss all of your available options during your visit to help you decide which course of treatment is best for you.

Save $50 on Botox with Brilliant Distinctions!

Are you signed up for Brilliant Distinctions yet®? If you received our last email, you’ll know that Brilliant Distinctions® is a rewards program through Allergan, the makers of Botox®, Juvéderm®, Latisse®, and Vivité®. It’s free to sign up, and once you’re a member you can start earning points that you can redeem as coupons for the treatments that you’ve come to love.

Now through the end of April, you can save $50 instantly on your Botox® treatment with Dr. Enzer when you sign up for Brilliant Distinctions®, as well as earn points towards your next treatment. Simply sign up online at www.BrilliantDistinctions.com or let us know that you’d like to sign up when you check in at the front desk. All we need is your Member Number to start issuing points and getting you the savings you want. Here’s the breakdown:

  • Get your first Botox® treatment between now and April 30th and save $50 instantly, plus earn 200 points (a $25 value) from Brilliant Distinctions® toward your next treatment.
  • Get your second Botox® treatment 90 days later and save $50 instantly plus earn 200 points (a $25 value) from Brilliant Distinctions®. You can also use your $25 coupon from your previous treatment for additional savings! You also have the option to get Botox® and Juvéderm® and save $75 instantly plus earn 400 points (a $50 value) from Brilliant Distinctions®.
  • Get your third treatment of Botox® 90 days after your second treatment and save $50 instantly plus earn 200 points (a $25 value) from Brilliant Distinctions®. Again, you can also use your $25 coupon from your previous treatment for even more savings. You can also opt for a Botox® and Juvéderm® treatment and save $75 instantly plus earn 400 points (a $50 value) from Brilliant Distinctions®.

Our office staff will help you keep track of your discounts, so all you have to do is come in for your treatment. Easy as that! If you have questions, please feel free to contact the office at (401) 274-4464.

Product of the season: Sunscreens for all skin types

Although we hope you’ve been wearing your sunscreen year-round, the warmer months tend to remind us that sunscreen season isn’t far away. Sunscreen protects our skin from the sun’s UVA and UVB rays, which are linked to premature aging (read: wrinkles and brown spots) and skin cancer. Sunscreen does this either with physical ingredients that physically block the sun’s rays, or chemical ingredients that absorb the sun’s rays before they reach your skin.

Although there are many great sunscreens out there, we highly recommend the products from EltaMD. Their sunscreens are fragrance-free and don’t leave an oily sheen or white cast on your skin. They also contain physical block ingredients like zinc oxide and titanium dioxide, which act like of tiny crushed mirrors and physically block the sun’s rays.

We currently carry EltaMD’s UV Facial Broad Spectrum SPF +30, which actually doubles as an everyday moisturizer; UV Shield Broad-Spectrum SPF 45, an oil-free sunscreen that is great for oily or acne-prone skin; and UV Sport Broad-Spectrum SPF 50, a great sunscreen for outdoor activities that is water-resistant and won’t drip into your eyes and sting when you sweat.

We have these sunscreens and many more in our office, and even have a few samples at our check-out desk. Make sure you try these great products the next time you come in!

Thank you for reading our newsletter! We hope you enjoy the spring weather, and we’ll be back soon with more great updates and specials!

Yoash R. Enzer, MD, FACS
Enzer & Associates, PC