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Winter Is Not Just Coming, But Is Here! Jan 3rd, 2019

This month, we introduce musing by our skin goddess Georgiana!   Winter has its own challenges to our skin. The dry air, cold weather and temperature changes can cause many skin problems. These include dryness, cracking, flaking, irritation and the dreaded winter itch.  An underlying cause of "Winter Skin" is...

January Is Cervical Health Awareness Month Jan 2nd, 2018

More than 12,000 women each year will be diagnosed with cervical cancer.  The cervix is the lower part of the uterus.  Risk factors for cervical cancer include exposure to HPV, human papilloma virus, a weak immune system and smoking.  It is important for women to be screened by their GYN...

SculpSure Is Here! Jan 2nd, 2018

SculpSure® helps you safely reduce stubborn fat in problem areas such as the belly, love handles, back, thighs and under the chin.  NO SURGERY. NO DOWNTIME. JUST RESULTS. 

What is Kybella? Nov 20th, 2017

Kybella is an FDA approved fat buster designed to help eliminate the double chin! It contains a naturally occurring molecule that bursts fat cells, dissolves fat, which your body then flushes out.  The aim for Kybella is to get rid of the fat under the chin, so you have a...

What is Varithena? Sep 28th, 2017

Varithena is an FDA approved method of closing leg veins with nonfunctional valves which cause chronic venous insufficiency along with the management of varicose veins. In some ways, the structure of veins is more complex than the arteries. Veins differ from arteries in an important aspect, they need functioning valves...

Unwanted Facial Veins? Jul 27th, 2017

The cynosure Elite+ ND:YAG laser can safely eliminate unwanted facial veins. This video describes the treatment of these veins. Please click here to open video

Laser Hair Removal is Safe, Effective and Affordable! Jul 26th, 2017

Laser hair removal is safe, effective and an affordable option to getting rid of unwanted hair for both men and women. Please view our informational video. Laser Hair Removal Video

Say goodbye to tired, dull skin – and hello to a brighter, younger-looking you! Jul 4th, 2017

Only ThreeForMeTM laser treatments address three common skin concerns – wrinkles, sun damage and facial veins – all within one procedure. The procedure is only 30 minutes and has minimal downtime, getting you the best results possible while still fitting within your busy schedule.How it worksThreeForMeTM is exclusive to the clinically-proven IconTM laser...

Some Thoughts About Skin Cancer Jul 17th, 2016

The weather is beautiful and people are headed to the beach, the pool or the park. What sometimes is forgotten is the risk of too much sun exposure and the most common type of cancer: skin cancer.  Skin cancer is the most common kind of cancer. This list is from www.cancer.org...

What is a Photo Facial? Mar 15th, 2016

A photo facial is a light based skin treatment to revitalize your skin! It can be performed with a variety of lasers or IPL (intense pulsed light) systems.  The goal of the treatment may vary based on what issues you are concerned about. Light therapy can be used to reduce...

On Vein Problems of the Leg Feb 28th, 2016

Over the last decade, there have been major advances in the minimally invasive approach to vein problems. The key to proper treatment is the correct diagnosis of the root cause of the vein problems of the leg. We start with a careful history and physical examination to identify risk factors...

Thursday, February 11, 2016 Feb 10th, 2016

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On Competency Feb 3rd, 2016

What does it mean to be competent at something?  Competency may be defined as the ability to do something successfully or efficiently.  When it comes to determining if a physician is competent in his profession, no one, board, no organization, no government, no residency training program or hospital actually will...

Rosacea Facts Jan 17th, 2016

Rosacea is a chronic inflammatory condition of the skin that effects millions of Americans. It may start as a general redness of the cheeks and nose. It may progress to bumps and thickening of the skin. It may be confused as "Adult Acne". It most commonly develops in people with...

Are You at Risk? Jan 14th, 2016

You just got home from vacation last night. You spent 6 hours on an airplane traveling back from some exotic location. In the morning you wake up with a painfully swollen left calf. Should you be worried? The answer is a resounding yes!   What is a DVT?   DVT...

New Guidelines for DVT Management Jan 12th, 2016

Interesting new guidelines for treatment of patients with Deep Vein Thrombosis:-Goodbye to Warfarin-Goodbye to compression stocking recommendations I agree with the first, but the second is kind of silly. Warfarin was difficult to manage and newer oral anticoagulants have been shown to be as effective or better with similar or safer safety...

Hand Rejuvenation Sep 1st, 2015

Here is another interesting article about hand rejuvenation. http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/15/fashion/Skin-Deep-Treating-Hands-for-Signs-of-Aging.html?_r=1 Unfortunately as we age, our hands make us look older than we really are! We spend most of our time focusing on our face and body – with expensive creams and cosmetic treatments. Our hands usually do not get the same...

What I Still Love About Medicine? Aug 20th, 2015

I had an article published on a well known blog: http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/2015/08/why-this-physician-still-loves-medicine.html What I Still Love About Medicine? From every direction, the practice of medicine in the U.S. is under attack. If one were to believe the headlines, the American healthcare system is populated by insensitive, selfie shooting, medicare-medicaid cheating, inefficient, and...

Tuesday, August 18, 2015 Aug 17th, 2015

Here is an interesting article discussing the interaction between the venous and the lymphatic system. Chronic venous insufficiency can lead to not only the pain, aching, heaviness and restless legs but also swelling.  The tissue fluid can overload the lymphatic system causing edema. http://www.lymphedemablog.com/2013/07/03/chronic-venous-insufficiency-and-the-effects-on-the-lymphatic-system/

Friday, August 7, 2015 Aug 6th, 2015

This is a touching story about how doctors and patients can touch each other's lives in unanticipated ways. It is about the magic of the doctor-patient relationship.http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/2015/08/doctors-arent-allowed-to-cry-but-maybe-they-should-be.html

Individuality in Medicine? Aug 3rd, 2015

http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/2015/08/embracing-individuality-will-save-medicine-heres-how.html#comment-2173724348   This is an interesting article by a physician early in their career. I have been out of residency and fellowship for close to 20 yrs and have a bit of a different take than the author. Sadly, the author's view reflects an element of being trapped in a field...

Phlebitis Aug 2nd, 2015

Many people have questions about a medical condition called phlebitis. Phlebitis means inflammation of a vein. Most of the time this is a "sterile" inflammation, which occurs in the absence of an actual infection (an exception might be after having an intravenous catheter that becomes infected).  The inflammation of the vein...

Thursday, July 30, 2015 Jul 29th, 2015

27 years ago I started my surgical internship at St. Luke's/Roosevelt Hospital Center at the St. Luke's site.  Hard to believe how time flys! There have been so many changes in technology, procedures, training and how health care is delivered.  In my specialty of Vascular Surgery, the greatest changes have...

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 Jul 28th, 2015

Some people say that the appearance of one's hands tells a story of our lives! That is because of the environmental exposure our hands receive. Sun can cause significant skin damage and our hands are almost always exposed to the elements.  A good sunscreen can prevent cosmetic problems and even...

Monday, July 27, 2015 Jul 26th, 2015

Here is an interesting link with a lot of information about varicose veins. It is well written and answers many common questions! http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/240129.php If you suffer from varicose veins, you don't need to. Treatment is far better and less painful than in the past. Minimal discomfort with great cosmetic results are...

Monday, July 20, 2015 Jul 19th, 2015

 Here is an interesting article that one of my staff members found about varicose veins in young men: http://www.menshealth.com/health/varicose-veins-in-young-men If you’re like most guys, you figure that varicose veins are:a) a woman’s problem;b) a punch line that includes "compression hose";c) not a big deal.Think again.As many as 56 percent of men...

Analysis of the connective tissue matrix and proteolytic activity of primary varicose veins. Jul 16th, 2015

I have posted below what became a landmark paper that I had the privilege of co-authoring in the laboratory of an old friend and mentor, Dave Tilson who was the Chief of Surgery at St. Lukes/Roosevelt Hospital and a Chaired Professor at Columbia University.  To summarize the findings of this...

Welcome to the blog of NJ VeinCare and Aesthetics Center! Jul 15th, 2015

NJ VeinCare and Aesthetics Center was created by Gary B. Nackman, MD, FACS, to provide quality patient focused care to patients with both medical and aesthetic needs. We specialize in the treatment of both painful and unsightly varicose and spider veins of the hand, leg and face. Our main office is located...