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!

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!