Lower dementia risk in fit women!

Our practice is dedicated to Cosmetic Dermatology, however, we feel compelled to share important health news for all women.  A new study published on March 14th (in Neurology) found that women who are physically fit are 90 percent less likely to develop dementia!  Researchers followed women in their 40s, tested them for fitness levels and dementia over a 40 year period; women with the highest levels of fitness developed dementia at a rate of about five percent.  In contrast, women with lower fitness had a 41% higher risk of developing dementia.  In addition, the few highly fit women who did develop dementia became symptomatic around age 90, 11 years later than the moderately fit.  So get out there and hit the gym!

WInter Symposium - Skin Aging

Dr. Brozowski is out-of-the-office this week, attending the 2018 Winter Symposium on Skin Aging, Facial Plastic & Aesthetic Surgery in Lake Tahoe.  This is the 17th Annual Meeting hosted by the California Society of Facial Plastic Surgery, and Dr. Brozowski has found this conference to be very informative in the past.  Stay tuned for new developments and techniques in facial rejuvenation!

New Year, New You -- starting in Ketchum, Idaho

The New Year finds our practice in Ketchum from January 29th-February 7th.  Dr. Brozowski has brought her Clear+Brilliant laser as well as a variety of injectable filler products and Botox, Dysport, Xeomin & Kybella.  She is once again holding Office Hours at 191 Sun Valley Road;  this is the home of the new Ketchum Works Office site.  We are upstairs in Suite 201.  Call us on our local number 208.726.2223 or Stop By!

Happy Holidays & Happy New Year!

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!

Happy Holidays and a Happy Anniversary!

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!

July in Ketchum, Idaho!

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!

Ultherapy comes to Ketchum this June!

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!

Tips to prevent bruising from injectable procedures

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.

NEW! Clear+Brilliant Laser Treatment

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. Brozowski returns to Ketchum in February/ March

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.

NEW injectable fillers: Restylane Refyne and Defyne

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!

Finding Inspiration

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.

Happy Holidays from Ketchum!

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!

CoolMini is here!

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!


Our 15 Year Anniversary!

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!

Rewards Programs

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!



Welcoming Jane Iredale Cosmetics to our Practice!

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!

Ultherapy comes to Ketchum!

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! 

New! Kybella to treat a Double Chin!

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.

Vegas Cosmetic Surgery this week!

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!