2017: That's a wrap! Thank you to our patients and friends for a wonderful 2017. Our office had a great year; we enjoyed seeing so many of you, both in the Bay Area and Sun Valley. We look forward to a productive year in 2018. We wish you all a peaceful and prosperous New Year!
November 19th marked our 16th year in Private Practice in Berkeley! Thank you for your support. In gratitude, we have are offering special savings this month. Please call our office to learn more.
Additionally, Dr. Brozowski will be in her Ketchum office the first week of December, to see her Idaho patients.
We wish you a very happy & healthy holiday season!
Dr. Christine Brozowski is back in Ketchum, Idaho! She has another week of appointments scheduled July 10th-14th. With her on this trip: Injectable Fillers, Botox, Dysport & Xeomin, Clear+Brilliant, Laser Photofacials and Ultherapy! She also brought a variety of carefully curated skincare products for the hot and dry conditions at altitude. Please call for an appointment at 208.726.2223 or stop by 191 Sun Valley Road, Suite 201. See you this summer in Sun Valley!
Dr. Christine Brozowski returns to Ketchum in June and July and will bring her Ultherapy equipment with her. Ultherapy is a non-invasive Ultrasound treatment that stimulates collagen at the level of the fascia to tighten and lift skin of the face, neck and decollete.
Dr. Brozowski will also bring her Clear+Brilliant machine to Ketchum for the first time. Clear+Brilliant uses laser energy to stimulate collagen in the skin, providing skin turnover to freshen the skin and prevent signs of aging.
We look forward to sharing our new services with our Idaho patients! See you this summer!
Here are some tips we share with out patients who have scheduled a treatment with injectables such as filler, Scuptra, Kybella or resorbable thread lift.
To Prevent Bruising:
1. Discontinue all blood-thinners including baby aspirin, Ibuprofen*, Aleve, Fish oils and (possibly) vitamin supplements.
2. Eat a pineapple and/or take oral Bromelain* the evening before and morning of procedure.
3. Do not drink wine or any alcoholic beverage within 24 hours of procedure.
4. Come in early to ice a full 15 minutes before procedure (note: this is not for pain management, it causes vasoconstriction of blood vessels. When vessels are smaller, there is less chance of injuring them with a needle and if punctured, they bleed less, resulting in less bruising).
5. Ice after procedure for a full 10-15 minutes in the office, and then as much as possible over the next 24 hours.
6. Start oral Arnica before procedure.
We are pleased to introduce Clear+Brilliant Laser treatment to our office procedures. Clear+Brilliant stimulates collagen, improves skin texture and pore size, rejuvenates the skin and slows the aging process. Additionally, the Clear+Brilliant device has a Permea procedure, which treats pigmented brown sun and age spots with a different handpiece and wavelength. There is NO downtime with Clear+Brilliant; it is truly a 'lunchtime procedure.' Several treatments are required to achieve optimal results. Additional laser treatments should be separated by four-to-six weeks. Please call us today to find out of you are a candidate for Clear+Brilliant!
Dr. Christine Brozowski returns to Ketchum and will hold office hours February 27th-March 3rd at her office on 191 Sun Valley Road, Suite 201. As usual, she is bringing an assortment of injectable fillers, including Restylane, Restylane Silk, Restylane Lyft, as well as Belotero, Juvederm Ultra, Juvederm UltraPlus, Voluma and new lip product Volbella, as well as the botulinum products Botox, Dysport and Xeomin. In Idaho, she is also offering laser resurfacing treatments, Latisse lash extender and Kybella for the treatment of double chins. Please call us at 208.726.2223 to schedule an appointment in Ketchum this winter.
We are pleased to add two new fillers to our extensive injectable filler treatment options!
By the makers of the Restylane family, we now offer Refyne and Defyne. These products were designed to be soft and natural-looking, especially with expression. Refyne and Defyne are easier to tolerate, with less swelling, than the original Restylane products, and last up to one year. Please call us to see if you are a good candidate for Restylane Refyne or Defyne!
On the eve of a disturbing inauguration and the end of the week honoring Martin Luther King, Jr. I turn to the following:
"Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that."
~ Martin Luther King, Jr.
May God watch over us all.
Dr. Christine Brozowski is back in Ketchum, Idaho for the holidays and will hold Office Hours the weeks of December 19th and January 2nd. She has brought a large array of injectable fillers and botulinum products (Botox, Dysport & Xeomin) with her to the Ketchum office . Additionally, she is offering laser resurfacing photofacials and laser sclerotherapy. Dr. Brozowski looks forward to seeing her existing Idaho patients, and welcoming new patients to our practice. Please call us to reserve a time slot.
Wishing you a warm and white holiday season!
We now have the CoolMini applicator for our CoolSculpting Machine. The same technology that helps you lose fat on your belly or flanks, with no downtime, can now reduce a double-chin. Having a full-neck or double-chin can make you look older than your real age. Lose your double chin and gain a more contoured neck with the CoolMini technology.
Here are some before/after photos:
Our practice now offers three ways to treat a double-chin: the CoolMini, Kybella injection and SmartLipo non-invasive neck lift. Schedule a consultation to find out which modality is best for you!
November 19th marks our 15 year anniversary in private practice! THANK YOU for contributing to our practice’s success. In gratitude, we will offer these specials through November 30th:
Save $75 off one syringe or $100 off two syringes of Restylane, Restylane Silk and Restylane Lyft!
Save on Dysport, a botulinum similar to Botox: Buy one (or more) area and get one area free!
Save $150 off any Ultherapy appointment in November! Ultherapy is a non-invasive FDA-cleared Ultrasound procedure that stimulates collagen, resulting in skin tightening and elevation of the jowls and neck with no downtime. If you have ever wanted to try Ultherapy, take advantage of our Anniversary special to do so!
Save $150 off Coolsculpting in November only! Coolscupting is FDA-cleared to treat unwanted fat of the abdomen, flanks, bra line, thighs and under-buttock area. Use the $150 discount off one treatment areaor on already-discounted packages!
Finally, Save 15% on ALL Skincare in November! This is our way of thanking you for getting your quality skincare products at our office.
THANK YOU for being part of our Cosmetic Dermatology practice. We love what we do, and look forward to seeing you in our office soon!
We recommend all our patients who use Botox, Dysport, or Injectable Fillers: Juvederm, Voluma, or Restylane sign up for Brilliant Distinctions or Aspire rewards programs. Sign up online at: BrilliantDistinctionsProgram.com and AspireRewards.com. This allows us to credit you points for each treatment. As you earn points, the company then sends you an INSTANT credit towards a treatment! Please call us for any questions!
We are pleased to introduce Jane Iredale non-comedogenic makeup to our practice skin care. Jane Iredale mineral foundation forms a protective barrier on the skin that allows it to breathe and function normally. Laboratory tests confirm that products are non-comedogenic and do not block pores. Additionally, Jane Iredale products have earned the Skin Cancer Foundation Seal of Recommendation. To earn this seal, a manufacturer must provide scientific data demonstrating that its products safely and sufficiently aid in the prevention of sun-induced damage to the skin. For these reasons, we believe Jane Iredale cosmetics are a natural fit for our patients desiring make-up that will also protect their skin. Please stop by to have your skin color-matched and learn more about powder, foundation, lashes and lips!
Dr. Brozowski will return to Ketchum for Symphony Season and is bringing her Ulthera machine with her. Ultherapy is the only non-invasive FDA-cleared procedure to tighten and lift skin of the face and neck, and improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on the decollete.
Using Ultrasound technology, Ultherapy causes collagen stimulation at the fascia layer, resulting in skin tightening and elevation of the chin, neck and chest with no downtime.
Please call us to find out if you are a candidate for Ultherapy, or to schedule an appointment with the doctor. We look forward to seeing you in Ketchum!
We are pleased to introduce Kybella injections into our practice!
Kybella is a prescription medicine injected by a physician into the submental fat to reduce a double chin and approve the appearance of the profile. Kybella is the only FDA-approved injection to decrease fat under the chin. Please see our new webpage on Kybella, or call our office to learn if Kybella injection may be right for you.
Dr. Brozowski is at the Vegas Cosmetic Surgery & Aesthetic Dermatology Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada June 9-12th, and will be out-of-the-office. So many new, interesting technologies are being discussed that may soon come to market! She has learned about new fillers in European trials, not yet ready for the U.S. market, including a new red algae derivative filler. Also, given the recent advances in micro-needling and thread-lifting, including a fully resorbable lifting suspension suture, you may see these in our office soon! Visit us to learn more about this year's new procedures and techniques. Stay tuned!
We are excited to announce that Dr. Brozowski is opening her own medical office at 191 Sun Valley Road, in Ketchum, one block West of Main Street. This is the Fisher Building, formerly the US Bank Building. Dr. Brozowski's office is on the second floor at Suite 201. There is plenty of parking both in the building and on the street. There is a large waiting room on the second level, as well as a smaller waiting room inside the doctor's suite. You may sit wherever you are most comfortable, but please check in at Suite 201 first.
Dr. Christine Brozowski returns to Ketchum In June. She will hold Office Hours June 24-July 1st. We look forward to seeing you this summer in Ketchum!
Happy Easter! We want to spotlight two women helping our community and bringing joy to troubled San Franciscans: the nuns of Fraternite Notre Dame Mary of Nazareth Soup Kitchen. We are proud to donate to their mission of feeding the homeless in the Tenderloin. In February, the sisters were faced with eviction when their landlord increased their rent $2,000/month. The nuns sell French pastries at local farmers' markets to raise money towards providing meals for the homeless, and they were unable to meet the increased rent demands. Thanks to donor fund-raising, 3 days ago, the Fraternite Notre Dame was able to purchase a new soup kitchen location. With news today focused so much on gun violence and terrorism, it is refreshing and heart-warming to learn of compassionate and selfless helpers, making our community a better, happier place to be. On behalf of our practice: Merci! to the Nuns of Notre Dame Mary of Nazareth.
Dr. Christine Brozowski was recently interviewed by Sun Valley Magazine for an article titled Organically Speaking, Botanicals Backed by Science, which appears in the Winter 2016 issue. Here is an excerpt from the article:
"Dr. Christine Brozowski is a cosmetic dermatologist with a practice in Ketchum and Berkeley, Calif. “It’s a relatively new field that addresses the prevention of aging in the skin,” she said. “The focus is on making the skin look good and keeping it healthy.” Brozowski recommends an antioxidant for daily skincare.
“A good vitamin C serum also contains vitamin E, and ferulic acid and phloretin, which are extracted from fruit,” she said. “These ingredients are unstable and to remain effective must be stabilized in a serum, not a lotion. They are sensitive to light, so must be packaged in dark-tinted glass and kept in a drawer, not on your bathroom counter.” She manufactures her own product line, keeping the price point at under $100.
Brozowski says anyone who lives at altitude should apply a vitamin B5 gel, which helps seal in moisture. (Mindy Pereria of Skinsations carries the gel.) Next, apply a moisturizer that doesn’t contain parabens. Finally, apply a sunscreen with zinc and titanium oxide. “Physical blockers don’t react to the skin and work for hours,” Brozowski said. “The problem with most sunscreens is that they’re made with chemical blockers that react to the skin and quit being effective after an hour. You’re on the mountain thinking you’re OK when really you’re getting a ton of UV damage.”
Read the full article: http://www.sunvalleymag.com/Sun-Valley-Magazine/Winter-2016/Organically-Speaking/