Tips to prevent bruising with 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:

http://www.coolsculpting.com/lose-your-double-chin/

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!  

Our New Medical Office in Ketchum!

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!

 

In Gratitude for those making San Francisco a better community

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.

Organically Speaking

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/

Skin(care) and Skiing in Sun Valley!

We are back in Ketchum, enjoying the beautiful weather and snow on the ground, and looking forward to a week full of patient appointments.  We are delighted our practice is growing in this wonderful community.  Once again, Dr. Brozowski is working in downtown Ketchum at 431 1/2 Walnut.  She brings with her popular items from her eponymous skincare line:  Quench: a Vitamin B5 hydrating gel, and Daily Apple: an antioxidant-rich Vitamin C serum.  Stop by to get yours!

Happy Valentine's Day to you and those whom you love!

Happy Holidays from Ketchum!

It is wonderful to be back in Ketchum, ID to enjoy the Christmas season! Our office 'cabin' is nestled in the snow, and we had a great week seeing patients here.  We will be closed for the week following Christmas, but will re-open the first week of January for another week of Office Hours in Ketchum, before returning to California January 7th.

Wishing you a Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah and a Happy New Year!

Wishing you a healthy and safe New Year!

Our practice is proud to support California's Courage Campaign, Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newson's Gun Control Initiative, which seeks to limit automatic weapons and require background checks for gun purchases.  For more information or to sign the petition, please visit:   https://www.couragecampaign.org.

We wish you a Happy and Safe Holiday Season & New Year!

14th Year Anniversary Specials!

November 19th marks our 14 year anniversary in private practice! Thank you all for contributing to our practice’s success. In gratitude, we would like to offer these specials through the year’s end.

Save $100 on Xeomin!  We have partnered with Merz, maker of Xeomin, to offer all patients a $100 Visa Gift card towards any Xeomin treatment.  Sign up at:
http://www.xperienceprogramsignup.com to receive a $100 Visa gift card.  Bring the gift card to your appointment, where we will activate it for you.  Xeomin is a botulinum product, similar to Botox. Patients new to Xeomin, as well as those who have used it before, are eligible for this promotion through December 31st.

This winter, we will again offer a Free Latisse promotion! Buy a 5ml Latisse, get a voucher for a 3mL vial for free (a $125 value).  Latisse is an eyelash lash extender.  Celebrate the holidays with longer lashes!