Ultherapy is here!

We are excited to introduce a NEW tightening & lifting procedure to our Cosmetic Practice: Ultherapy, the only non-invasive FDA-cleared procedure to lift skin of the neck, jowls and eyebrows and improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Using Ultrasound technology, Ultherapy causes collagen stimulation at the fascia layer, resulting in skin tightening and elevation with no downtime.  Ultherapy has also been FDA-cleared for use on the décolletage.  Please ask us for more information to determine if you are a candidate for Ultherapy.

Happy New Year!

Dr. Christine Brozowski returns to Sun Valley, Idaho next week.  She will hold office hours on Monday February 10th and Friday, February 14th in Ketchum at 191 Fifth Street West on the 2nd floor.

Due to popular demand, we will also bring a variety of skin care and prescription-strength products.  If you know you would like any skin care or Latisse eyelash extender, let us know so we can be sure to send them along. 

We look forward to seeing you (and some snow!) in Idaho!

12 Days of Christmas

Happy Holidays!

We are pleased to partner with the Dailey Method exercise studio in Berkeley to bring you a holiday gift for yourself: the gift of Beauty. 

We are participating in the Dailey Method's 12 Day of Christmas give-aways. Attend any class at the Dailey Method on Friday, December 13th and receive a gift certificate to our office for $75 towards physician services including Coolsculpting, SmartLipo, Laser Photofacial, Laser Hair Removal, Injectible fillers Restyle & Perlane, and Dysport botulinum. 

Please call us for more details.  We wish you a wonderful holiday season!

12th year Anniversary Specials!

November 19th, 2013 marks the 12th Anniversary of our Private Practice!  We are grateful to all of you for making our practice successful , and would like to show our gratitude by offering  Anniversary specials from now until the end of the year.  

  •       Enjoy 20% off Epionce Renewal products:  Epionce is formulated for dry or sensitive skin and is paraben-free, dye-free and fragrance-free for patients who prefer more natural skincare.  Epionce is especially effective in mature skin and optimizes skin appearance and health. 
  •       Receive  a free gift with any My Body purchase and 10% off the entire product line!  My Body is an all-natural paraben-free line that helps alleviate inflammation and strengthens skin immunity.
  •       Skinceuticals is the antioxidant expert. Buy an antioxidant (CE Ferulic or Phloretin Vitamin C serum) and get a free tinted SPF ‘Physical Fusion’ ($34 value).

Winter air lacks humidity and dries up the natural oils in your skin, causing it to lose moisture.  Spending more time indoors with heating systems exacerbates this problem.  To keep skin feeling healthy until spring, keep showers short, switch to an unscented cleanser for sensitive skin and use hypoallergenic laundry detergent.  Mechanical exfoliation with a Clarisonic can also help moisturizers and active agents penetrate the skin better. 

We are reminded of all we are grateful for during this month of thanks.  And we especially thank you for being part of our patient community!

Dr. Brozowski returns to Ketchum, Idaho this fall

Dr. Christine Brozowski will bring her Cosmetic Dermatology services back to Idaho this fall, coinciding with the Trailing of the Sheep festival.  She will hold office hours on Monday, October 14th and Tuesday, October 15th.   Dr. Brozowski will see patients in Ketchum, at 191 Fifth Street West, just north of the Post Office, in the dental office of Dr. Scott Featherstone.  Due to popular demand, we will also bring a variety of skin care and prescription-strength products. We look forward to seeing you in Ketchum!

Botox Promotion! 15% off Epionce in September!

We have partnered with Allergan, the makers of Botox, to bring you a fall special:  Buy Two Areas of Botox and get Third Free!  This allows you to treat another area you may have always wanted to try for free.  To redeem, please mention this newsletter at your appointment.  This special is valid from Monday, September 9th through Friday, October 4th only.

Also, during the month of September, save 15% off Epionce, a new botanically based skin care line that deeply penetrates the skin.  Epionce aims to improve skin function and restore a healthy barrier to reduce the effects of aging.  Epionce is excellent for patients with sensitive or mature skin.  We carry the complete line of Epionce products including hydrating cleansers, moisturizers, a firming mask and repair cream.

Did you know?  -- Skin cancer is by far the most common of all cancers.  The lifetime risk of melanoma in whites is 2% (less for skin of color).  Melanoma accounts for less than 5% of cancer cases but causes the large majority of skin cancer deaths. Unlike other common cancers, melanoma occurs in both younger and older people, and is one of the more common cancers in young women.  Keep this in mind as we enter our sunniest season here in the Bay Area.  Sunscreen!

Have a great fall!  We look forward to seeing you in the office soon.

Aesthetician services now available

Our Aesthetician, Hanan is now performing patient microdermabrasion and glycolic peels.  Hanan has 9 years experience and trained with Dr. Brozowski for services in our office.

Also new!  For those who enjoy our laser resurfacing photofacial, we now offer a SkinCeutials Biocellulose Restorative Masque after treatment.  This soothing masque was developed for laser procedures and creates a hydrophilic protective barrier to facilitate skin recovery and provides immediate relief to compromised skin.  This soothing treatment is included free with a laser photofacial series, and is $25 for an individual masque.

Please note that Dr. Brozowski will be out of the office from August 12- 27th.  Dr. Brozowski returns Thursday, August 29th.  Have a safe and happy summer!

New Sunless Tanner Promotion for Summer!

Due to patient demand we researched sunless tanners to find one that meets our strict skin care standards: 100% mineral based, biodegradable, with no synthetics or nano particles. We are pleased to introduce True Natural self tanner with SPF.   True Natural sunless tanner provides a streak-free natural look, is USDA certified for face and body and is under $20.  During July and August, buy a sunless tanner and get 30% off My Body tinted sunscreen.

My Body SPF is a two-in-one formula that combines a strong sunscreen with a lightweight, tinted moisturizer. This broad spectrum UVA/UVB SPF 30 tinted formula protects like a sunblock while acting as a makeup primer. It includes Vitamin D3 to promote healthy skin plus powerful cancer-fighting antioxidants. Combine with a self-tanner for a sun-kissed look without the sun this summer!

 

 

Try one, instead of the sun, this summer!

New Ketchum location!

Dr. Brozowski returns to Sun Valley, Idaho this summer and will hold office hours in downtown Ketchum.  She will work out of the office of Dr. Scott Featherstone at 191 Fifth Street West, across from the post-office.  A part-time resident of Ketchum for 8 years, Dr. Brozowski has a patient following for her injectible filler, Botox and laser resurfacing services.  See our 'Ketchum office' page, under 'Office Contact' to learn more about our Idaho practice.  We look forward to seeing you in our Ketchum location! 

The Beauty of the Girl with the Pearl Earring

Have you seen the Girl with the Pearl Earring exhibit at the deYoung museum in Golden Gate Park?  This Vermeer masterpiece is on loan from the Mauritshuis, The Hague, while that museum is undergoing renovations. The portrait's young subject exhibits the 'triangle of youth,' -- the aspiration of many Cosmetic Dermatologists. And she is beautiful! Her skin is flawless and luminescent.  This draws attention to her eyes, as flawless skin always does.  As I always say, 'the secret to true beauty is having great skin.'  If you have not visited this exhibit at the deYoung, hurry!  It will only be here until June 2nd.

The Aesthetic Show 2013

Greetings from Las Vegas!  We are all at the Aesthetic Show 2013 learning about the latest in Cosmetic Dermatology.  This is the largest aesthetic show of the year, with conference topics in Skincare, laser devices, injectible filler and body contouring.  We will have more to share with you when we return to the office!

Up in arms on Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day to our patient moms near and far!

Today I read a statistic from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons who reports a 4,473% increase in upper arms lifts between 2000 and 2012.  This supports the latest trend we are seeing with SmartLipo laser liposuction: arms.  The advantage of using a laser system with liposuction for arms is excellent lift, less scarring, a reduction in arm fat and tightening of the skin. Raise your arms up!

 

New Coolsculpting Applicator for thighs!

Are you ready for summer?  We are excited to announce the introduction of a new Coolsculpting applicator for inner thighs, that will help you prepare for summer shorts and bathing suits.  Coolsculpting is non-invasive and removes fat by freezing it in targeted areas of the body that have not responded to diet and exercise. Our new applicator has a larger cooing plate for longer fat bulges in hard-to-reach areas such as inner thighs!  This means more fat frozen and removed. You will benefit from noticeable and natural-looking results, giving an overall slimmer body contour. Feel strong, powerful, and confident this summer by preparing with Coolsculpting now.  

Tax Relief: Free Sculptra promotion! 20% off Osmosis!

Greetings!  While we await the arrival of spring (and tax returns), we have a special Buy-Three-Get-One-Free Sculptra between now and Tax Day, April 15th.  Sculptra is a natural facial volumizer.  Injection of this fruit-acid derivative causes your body to create its own collagen. This softens wrinkles, fills out crepe-y skin, and volumizes thin or aging faces.  Sculptra lasts much longer than traditional fillers, up to 2 years!

If you have ever considered Sculptra to soften lines, enhance cheeks or for overall facial volume and rejuvenation, please take advantage, as this is the only time Sculptra will be discounted this year.  We recommend injection with 2 vials per treatment session and you have up to 6 months to use all purchased vials with this special. Please call us for more information on whether this injectable might be right for you.

We also are featuring 20% off Osmosis MD skincare until April 15th.  Osmosis products include facial conditioners, cleansers, and hydrators and are paraben-free, fragrance-free, cruelty-free and are ideal for sensitive skin.  Dr. Brozowski’s favorite cure for dry winter skin is the Osmosis ionized water spray topped with Quench, a clear hyaluronic gel from her eponymous skin care line. 

Osmosis MD Color includes mineral foundation, brow gel, lip gloss and concealer – perfect for covering an injection bruise or blemish.  Our Patient Coordinator, Hanan, will match your skin to product for a flawless complexion. Treat yourself to an anti-oxidant color this spring!

Wishing you Happy Returns!

New Year, New (& Better) You

Happy New Year!  Each New Year is an opportunity to reflect on the past and set new goals for yourself, including health, body and diet.  You know that sugar and high fructose corn syrup contribute to obesity and heart disease.  But did you know they also cause premature aging?  Sugar in the bloodstream attaches to protein-forming harmful molecules known as advanced glycogen end products (AGEs), in a process called glycation, that damages collagen and elastin.

Collagen and elastin keep the skin taut. Excess sugar makes collagen more fragile, leaving the skin less firm and supple. AGEs also neutralize the free-radical fighting power of antioxidant enzymes, causing skin to lose its natural protection against the sun.  

High fructose corn syrup is even worse, as it causes a spike in cortisol (a stress hormone) and blood sugar. This leads to digestive issues as well as acne, sun sensitivity, premature wrinkling, hyperpigmentation and under-eye circles.

What to do?  Obviously, limit these products.  If you know you have a sweet tooth, consider an AGE protection cream.  Of course, wear sunscreen to protect the collagen you already have. If you are challenged by excess weight or have fat bulges, consider body contouring with Coolsculpting or SmartLipo Laser-Assisted Lipolysis. Then stick with a good diet and exercise routine to maintain these changes.

We wish you a safe and healthy New Year! 

Coolsculpting and SmartLipo videos online!

We are pleased to share with you a presentation given by Dr. Brozowski that discusses the body contouring procedures of Coolsculpting and SmartLipo Laser-Assisted Liposuction, including results and ‘Before’ and ‘After’ pictures.  Her talk is presented in four videos:  Part I discusses Coolsculpting and is found on our home page, as well as the Coolsculpting page.  Part II reviews SmartLipo Laser-Assisted Lipolysis, and is found on our SmartLipo page.   Part III details Dr. Brozowski’s personal experience with Coolsculpting.  Part IV is a video of the Q&A session following her presentation, which addresses commonly asked questions about these procedures. Both III and IV are found on our Coolsculpting page.  Watch some or all, and feel free to bring up what you learned, or still want to know, with Dr. Brozowski herself.

We wish everyone a safe and healthy holiday season.  We look forward to seeing you in the New Year!

 

Giving Thanks

Happy Thanksgiving!  At this time of year we are reminded to reflect on all there is to be grateful for. We are especially appreciative that Monday, November 19th is the 11th year Anniversary of our practice! I am fortunate to practice such a dynamic medical specialty, always changing and expanding with new procedures, new technologies and new treatments we can offer patients.  I enjoy both solving skin care problems as well as getting to know patients and being part of ther lives.

Also, congratulations to the winners of our skin care give away contest!  All winners received a gift-bag filled with skin care products from our office, including SkinCeuticals, Obagi, EltaMD and OsmosisMD, a new line of all-natural paraben-free cosmeceuticals. Thank you for being part of our patient community.

Belotero Injectible Filler

We are pleased to introduce the newest hyaluronic acid filler product, Belotero.  Especially for fine lines of the lip, eyes and face, Belotero provides a soft, smooth look.  As supple as collagen, but with a longer last and no cross-reactivity, Belotero has been used in the U.K. & Europe for several years, and will be introduced into the U.S. market this fall.  As Dr. Brozowski has extensive filler expertise, we have been using Belotero since the spring, and our patients have been enjoying its silky smooth result.  Please call us to determine if Belotero would be right for you.

Injectibles promotion!

From May 1st- June 30th, 2012, save $40 per syringe of Restylane* and $50 per syringe of Perlane (*2 syringe minimum).  Fillers are used to restore volume and fullness to the face and lips, and to correct wrinkles and lift cheeks, giving a more youthful countenance.  Recent studies suggest that much of facial wrinkling and hollowing of the face is the result of a loss of facial volume, rather than sagging of the skin.  Filler therapy will fill in wrinkles to restore volume to face and lift cheeks for a younger look and to enhance facial features.  Additionally, you can save $50 on a treatment with Dysport, an injectible wrinkle treatment similar to Botox, from May 1st – June 30th.

We recently added an acne spot treatment to our skin care line.  Called ‘Heal & Conceal,’ it has two parts – a medicated stick to dissolve acne lesions, and a medicated concealer to hide the blemish while it is resolving and aid in healing. A sophisticated alternative to drug store acne products that dry the skin, it's great for women in their 30s and 40s.

New! Patient Loyalty Cards & 15% off Sunscreen

We are pleased to now have Patient Loyalty Cards for skincare purchases in our office.  Get a stamp for each $50 product purchase.  For every $500 spent on products, you will receive $50 towards your next product purchase!

Summer is coming…  save 15% on Sunscreens during the month of May.  We have the perfect SPF for your skin type:  we offer sunscreens for skin that is oily, dry, acneic, or sensitive, as well as having tinted and waterproof options, AND you will be eligible to use your stamp card on this promotion.