October 2022 Announcements
Posted September 27, 2022
Fall is the perfect season to start thinking about laser hair removal.
What if we told you there is a way to have smooth hairless skin all summer long? There is, and now is the perfect time to get started! Our Motus AX laser hair removal device provides patients with a virtually painless hair removal process. Book your first appointment today.
Have you heard of Daxxify?
We are excited to inform you that our office has been chosen as one of three Pittsburgh practices to offer Daxxify as soon as it is launched. We are sending Ashley to Nashville in December, where the company will host a reception and training program for the new neurotoxin.
New Beauty: 4 BBL Alternative Treatments to Consider Before Taking the Plunge on Surgery
In Dr. A’s most recent New Beauty feature, he dives into some non-surgical options to consider before getting a BBL. Read more!
Lipstick Line Treatment
RHA Redensity is the only FDA-approved hyaluronic acid filler that smooths dynamic lipstick lines to give you a natural look and feel. It is used to correct moderate to severe dynamic perioral lines, otherwise known as “lipstick lines.”
Have you heard of Lipo AI?
Lipo AI is an aesthetic device that brings liposuction to an office setting. It is based on traditional laser liposuction but in a portable, smaller version. The fiber-optic cables that transmit laser energy used with this device are only 2mm in diameter, which allows for tiny incisions that do not require any sutures to close. Learn more about this less invasive device.
New Baby Announcement
We’re excited to share that our Physician Assistant, Amanda, welcomed a beautiful, healthy baby boy in September. We wish their family all the best as they add a new family member. Amanda will remain on maternity leave until the new year.
Breast Cancer and Reconstruction Updates
In the past year, with the improvement in techniques for both the breast surgeon and the plastic surgeon, it has become common to perform single and bilateral mastectomies with reconstruction as outpatient procedures. Skin sparing and nipple sparring mastectomy techniques have also become more common depending upon the proximity of the tumor site to the nipple. There have also been significant improvements in chemotherapy regimens and, in some cases, the uses of immunotherapy to treat certain types of breast cancer.
Once a patient has seen their breast surgeon, they will be referred to a plastic surgeon to discuss potential reconstruction when a mastectomy is required to remove the tumor. The plastic surgeon will review the notes from the breast surgeon and discuss a treatment plan with the breast surgeon after the patient has been seen and examined. The plastic surgeon will discuss the reconstruction of the breast with the patient and review the treatment stages so the patient understands the process involved. Staff from each office will work together to schedule surgery and follow-up care. Everyone involved is working together to give the patient the support needed throughout their care.