September 27, 2017 @ 8:31 PM

Questions & Answers About SkinPen®

Saving Face of Central Fl Inc.

Debbie Safra, Medical Aesthetician

What is SkinPen®?

SkinPen® by Bellus Medical is a transient, non-surgical, cosmetic micro-needling device for the creation of “micro” skin punctures to improve the appearance of the skin. SkinPen® is an FDA cleared and ISO Certified automated microneedling technology device designed for use by medical professionals. Sterile microneedle cartridges are provided for single use only.

How does SkinPen® work?

Microneedling allows for controlled induction of the skin’s self-repair process by creating precise, micro injuries in the skin.

What are the benefits?

SkinPen® procedures ...

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August 23, 2017 @ 4:48 PM


Can fat actually go away by freezing the cells? Yes, it can. Here’s why CoolSculpting is a way to reduce those stubborn bulges that will not go away no matter how well your nutritional intake is, and those countless hours exercising at the gym.

What exactly is CooolSculpting? First, let’s discuss what CoolSculpting isn’t. It is not a treatment for obesity or a weight loss solution. It also does not take the place of proper nutrition, exercise, and or liposuction. CoolSculpting is intended to treat and lessen the submental fat in areas of the abdominal flanks (love handles), inner/outer thighs, double chin, and bra fat. It does not treat visceral fat.

The technology behind CoolSculpting is Cryolipolysis, a .........


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August 13, 2013 @ 8:25 PM

Sebaceous Hyperplasia

Throughout my day I am often asked “what is this on my face”?  I knew in an instant what it was. “It’s called Sebaceous Hyperplasia, better known as an over active oil gland, not a clogged pore I usually reply”.  They have the appearance of a cauliflower shape with an indentation in the middle and are very common among middle aged or older adults.  The lesions may be few or many and often appear on the forehead or cheeks.  They are non-cancerous, non-contagious, and considered a cosmetic procedure not covered under insurance to have them removed.

The causes of Sebaceous Hyperplasia are unknown but have linkage to hereditary and associated with aging and sun exposure.&...

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July 16, 2012 @ 4:09 PM

There’s not a day that goes by without hearing a patient’s concerns about their pore size.  In our high tech, airbrushed world, magazines and pamphlets show flawless, pore less skin.  That’s just not reality.  The reality is everyone has pores.   The size of pores are determined by several factors, such as; heredity, skin type, age, and location of pores.   

Pores are less prevalent in someone with dry skin versus oily.   Skin that appears normal the pore size ranges from medium in the t-zone area to small outward from the nose. 

Other factors to consider with pore size are sebum (oil), sebaceous activity, UV and age.    Oil and dead skin cells can build up.........

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July 1, 2012 @ 8:21 PM

A patient asked me the other day what a "BB Cream" was.  She heard the term on the Dr. Oz show and wonder what kind of product this was.  

BB Cream was first formulated by a Dr Christine Schrammek in Germany in the 1950's to be used on skin that was compromised after surgery and other procedures.  It provided protection and a light coverage.  BB Cream is also known as "Blemish Balm" in Asia, and in the Western markets  "Beauty Balm". 

There are many different formulations of a BB Cream.  They are designed to be an all in one product.  Moisturizer, Foundation and sunblock in one.

BB Creams started to become popular in the United States in 2011 and continues to ...

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