Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery Center of
I N S I D E T H I S I S S U E
2 Ask Dr. Rostan
2 Restylane, the new filler!
3 Liposculpture –Is it safe?
4 New! Meladine, for Laser Hair Removal
4 New! Applied Therapeutics Skin Care Products
ThermaCool, The Heat is On!
(As featured in Women’s World and In Style Magazine)
What’s HOT in Hollywood and all the RAGE in NYC??
ThermaCool, or Thermage is a FDA approved medical device
developed to help correct the signs of aging. It uses radio frequency
waves to cause collagen contraction and tightening and new collagen
production, which occurs over a period of time. The results include
tightening, lifting and smoothing of the skin. The Dermatology and
Cosmetic Surgery Center of Charlotte is the only clinic to bring this
technology to North Carolina.
ThermaCool has been used to treat eye wrinkles, sagging cheeks,
jowls, and loose skin on the neck. It can also be used on other parts
of the body such as abdomen and thighs. Depending on the size of
the area, the treatment takes anywhere from a few minutes to an
hour. A cooling sensation is delivered to the skin the same time as the
heat wave, minimizing discomfort. Topical numbing cream may also
be used. Best of all, there is no downtime! You may go back to
normal daily activities immediately.
Results are gradual, and transform in most patients over a one to six
month period. Studies have showed that patients treated with a
single session yielded good results. For best results, two or more
treatments may be needed. The final results will last one to two years
and then once the aging process sets in again, maintenance
treatments are recommended.
For more information or to set up a consultation, please call
704.333.9113 or visit www.dcsc-charlotte.com.
Getting ready for a wedding or
your class reunion this summer?
Botox can help
Botox is a simple, 10-minute non-surgical cosmetic
procedure used to smooth lines and wrinkles between
your eyebrows and crows feet. The natural, purified
protein relaxes the muscles that cause wrinkles.
The Botox is injected into the area by a physician. Most
patients find the discomfort of the treatment similar to a
bug bite, but this is temporary. Ice or numbing cream
may be used prior to treatment to minimize pain, but
usually not necessary, specially due to Dr. Rostan’s
gentle technique. There is no downtime and activities
can be resumed immediately.
Results are seen within a few days and last up to 4
months. Although results are significant, normal facial
expressions are still possible.
Try this affordable, widely used cosmetic procedure
before an important event in your life, don’t you
deserve to look your best? For more information visit:
Spring has Sprung!
Rejuvenate with SkinMedica’s TNS Recovery Complex,
with NouriCel-MD, the research based cosmetic
ingredient in TNS, is comprised of natural growth factors,
antioxidants, matrix proteins, and soluble collagens,
which helps restore what time takes away. In just weeks,
experience younger looking skin, improved skin elasticity
and enhanced texture, reduction in wrinkle depth and
minimization of fine lines, decreased age spots and
Sold at the Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery Center
RESTYLANE AND PERLANE
All fillers are not created equal. until recently, the most frequently
used filler for filling facial wrinkles and frown lines has been
Collagen injections, a filler from cows, have been around for years.
it is used to plump up and fill in lines and creases in the face that
Botox cannot. Because collagen does come from animals, there is
a 3% risk of an allergic reaction. Restylane/Perlane contains a
synthetic hyaluronic acid, which is an acid your body produces
naturally. As a result, there is no fear of a reaction to Restylane.
What is even better is that it requires less of the product to fill lines
versus collagen and it lasts longer, from 4 to 6 months, versus
collagen that lasts about 3 months.
Restylane/Perlane is not currently FDA-approved in the U.S.
however, it has been used in 61 countries in Europe for years and
FDA approval is expected in the U.S. by June 2003. Available
upon request at Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery Center of
Charlotte. Call today for a consultation!
ASK DR. ROSTAN
Q: What are Fotofacials?
A: Fotofacials or Photoderm is a series of Intense Pulsed Light
treatments, which over time improve skin tone, texture and facial
redness, decrease pore size, fine lines, sunspots, blotchy skin
color and facial veins.
Q: What is the difference between ThermaCool and
A: ThermaCool uses radio frequencies of heat to contract and
tighten and “lift” the skin and regenerate collagen. CoolTouch also
regenerates collagen, but rather than lifting/tighening the skin,
CoolTouch is use more as a wrinkle/fine line treatment.
ALL ABOUT FAT – Liposculpture, Is it SAFE?
As many of you already know, Liposculpture or
Liposuction is a body shaping procedure for areas of the
face and body where heredity fat deposits accumulate
which are resistant to diets and exercise.
What many of you may not know, it that now it is easier
and less painful than ever to shed fat in those unwanted
Tumescent Liposculpture promises a quick recovery and
minimal scaring, bruising or downtime. “Traditional
liposuction typically involves general anesthesia, more
bleeding and swelling resulting in more bruising. That is
why it becomes painful,” according to Dr. Elizabeth
Rostan who has trained under Dermatologist, Dr. Jeffery
Klein, inventor of the Tumescent Technique.
But, what does “Tumescent” mean? What separates this
technique from others is that the procedure uses a large
amount of liquid –dilute local anesthesia, which is
pumped by the liter into areas to be treated. The fluid
consists of mainly lidocaine, which numbs and
ephinephrine, which constricts blood vessels. The
cannulas (suction tool) used in tumescent liposculpture
are thinner as well. These cannulas suck out the fluid
along with the fat simultaneously.
Unlike traditional liposuction, the procedure is done
under a local anesthesia while the patient is awake. Dr.
Rostan explains, “Risk of complications increases
significantly when patients are under general anesthesia.”
Major complications, even deaths have occurred as well
when more than one procedure, such as a tummy tuck are
being performed. There are also strict guidelines in place
as to how much fat can be taken out. When other
procedures are involved this could unintentionally be
Tumescent Liposuction has never caused any fatalities
because it was developed to increase the safety of the
procedure. Patients are encouraged to go for a walk just
hours after the procedure. Dressings will need to be worn
for a few days, a girdle or support bandage will need to
be worn for a week to two weeks following the procedure
and heavy exercise should be avoid for about a week.
Daily activities can be resumed in a day or two.
Now it is safer and easier than ever!
Get Rid of Age Spots
GentleLase for Brown Spots
GENTLELASE FOR BROWN SPOTS
DO YOUR HANDS, NECK OR CHEST GIVE YOUR AGE
AWAY? DO YOU HAVE BROWN SPOTS AND FRECKLES
DUE TO SUN OR AGING?
TRY GENTLELASE FOR BROWN SPOTS. IT IS A LASER
TREATMENT WITH NO DOWNTIME. JUST 2 TO 4
TREATMENTS ON FACE, NECK, CHEST, BACK OR HANDS
AND YOUR SPOTS WILL START TO DISAPPEAR. NOW IS
THE TIME TO LOOK AND FEEL YOUR BEST. WHY WAIT?
MAKE YOUR APPOINTMENT TODAY.
C A L E N D A R O F E V E N T S
APRIL 15, 2003 – FREE SEMINAR
DERMATOLOGY & COSMETIC SURGERY CENTER OF CHARLOTTE
LEARN ABOUT THERMACOOL AND OTHER FACIAL
MAY 6, 2003 - FREE SEMINAR
DERMATOLOGY & COSMETIC SURGERY CENTER OF CHARLOTTE
LEARN ABOUT THERMACOOL AND OTHER FACIAL
Meet Our Staff
Julie Vogel, RN is one of the three nurses on staff
working with Dr. Elizabeth Rostan at the Dermatology
and Cosmetic Surgery Center of Charlotte. Julie is a
1997 graduate of the University of North Carolina,
Charlotte and Member of the Sigma Theta Tau Nursing
Honor Society. Julie has worked as a registered nurse
at Duke University Medical Center, and the Laser & Skin
Surgery Center of New York, a clinic specializing in laser
and dermatologic surgery.
Julie is highly experienced in laser facials, laser hair
removal, Cooltouch, Smoothbeam, V-Beam, Thermage,
and other facial rejuvenating treatments.
Call for your next treatment today!
Laser Hair Removal –Put on your bikini and go!
Breakthrough in Laser Hair Removal! Introducing
Meladine, a topical melanin enhancer solution that is
absorbed by the hair follicle and provides a temporary
target for laser treatments.
The solution is meant for patients with white, gray and
blond hair, which traditionally has too little melanin or
wrong type of melanin to treat with laser. It is a
hypoallergenic, non-comedogenic and coloration within
the follicle is only temporary.
It is sprayed onto desired area and deposits melanin
directly into the hair follicle without staining surrounding
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Fight Psoriasis with XTRAC
XTRAC is the first FDA market-approved excimer laser
system for the treatment of psoriasis. By using a
carefully focused beam of light delivered through a
sophisticated fiber-optic device, the XTRAC system
allows doctors to use high doses of UVB necessary for
fast, effective treatment without risk of exposure to
XTRAC laser is unlike any other treatment available for
psoriasis today. Ina recent article, it was reported that
XTRAC laser provided clearance of psoriasis in six
treatments on average. Compared to current treatments,
this therapy can be a great benefit to patients in terms of
time and effectiveness. The excimer laser treatment
may also result in longer remissions, providing you with
more time free of painful and unsightly lesions.
Even better news, the American Medical Association
has recently approved new insurance billing codes for
laser treatment of psoriasis. As a result, many health
plans including Medicare are covering the XTRAC
treatments. It may be that your insurance company is
also reimbursing now as well.
Call today to set up a consultation to determine if you
are a candidate for this exciting new laser treatment. We
are ready to help you fight psoriasis with XTRAC.
Summer Skincare MUST – HAVES
SkinCeuticals Z-Cote SunBlock: Sunscreen with Z-Cote,
transparent Zinc Oxide, the only ingredient to protect from both UVA and
UVB rays. Comes in Daily Sun Defense SPF 20, Ultimate UV Defense
SPF 30, and Sport SPF 45. San Soleil Self-Tanner with Erythrulose,
used to ensure a streakless tan without causing skin dryness is also
SkinCeuticals Hydrating B5 gel: B5 gel is a moisture enhancing
gel containing hyaluronic acid, a natural hydrator for the skin which can
hold up to 1000x it own weight in water. Not only will it keep your skin
hydrated though the summer months, it will also help maximize the
benefits of your daily moisturizer.
SkinCeuticals Primacy C+E: C+E is a serum with Vitamin-C and
pure Vitamin E, two age-fighting antioxidants, which can penetrate the
skin to stimulate and repair collagen. Research has indicated that the
effect of a combination of Vitamin-C and Vitamin-E on the prevention of
sunburn cells caused by UVB Exposure provides better protection from
UVB damage than either one ingredient alone.
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(Laser Hair Removal Continued)
The result is temporarily melanin rich follicles, which
allows patients with lighter hair colors to benefit from
laser hair removal. Meladine is just $50 and is available
Time to take care of the hair NOW for a hair-free,
carefree summer. Just 4 to 6 treatments every 3 to 6
weeks, and you will never have to worry about shaving,
waxing or bleaching …again!
Just put on your tank top, mini skirt,
or bikini – and go!
Announcing: NEW! Applied Therapeutics Skin Care
Products available at DCSC!
The Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery Center of
Charlotte is proud to announce that the clinic will be
adding a new line of skincare products from Applied
Therapeutics Skin Care Products.
Applied Therapeutics has a sunscreen and moisturizer
line that offers proven sun protection in addition to skin
moistening and delivery of essential skin care ingredients
such as vitamins, antioxidants, and skin protectants
which also enhance the skin’s appearance. These
sunscreens contain Z-Cote, transparent zinc oxide –the
safest, most effective ingredient in sunscreen/block
because it blocks UVB and almost all UVA rays. The new
product line includes:
Fragrance-free Daily Protection Sunscreen
Moisturizer in SPF 15, 30 and 45
Daily Protection Sunscreen Gel SPF 30
Daily Renewal Sunscreen SPF 15 with Alpha Hydroxy
Sensitive Skin Sunscreen Moisturizer SPF 25
SunSmart Maximum Protection Sunscreen Lotion or
Stick SPF 30,
Acne Treatment Lotion with 2% Salicylic Acid, a
proven treatment for the elimination of acne,
Revitalizing Vitamin C Capsules, topical Vitamin C
encapsulated in a single use gel capsule to keep the L-
ascorbic acid, from being exposed to light, air or heat.
These products are not only effective they are affordable!
Visit the Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery Center of
Charlotte for more information.
NEW! Elta Skincare Products at DCSC:
Dry skin occurs when skin cells lose their ability to hold
water or the body does not supply enough water to the
cells. This is primarily due to loss of natural oils, which form
a moisture barrier on the skin surface, poor circulation, or a
Check out the NEW Elta Sunscreens:
Facial Moisturizer/Block SPF 30 Jar
Elta UV Shield Oil-Free SPF 30
Elta Block SPF 32 Dailywear
Elta Block 32 Lotion Pump
Elta Block SPF 30 Waterproof
Elta blocks contain micronized zinc and titanium oxides for
broad spectrum UVA protection. The chemical sunscreens
(methoxycinnamate and octyl salicylate) boost the SPF
level to help provide good UVB protection. Elta Blocks are
PABA-free and even safe for sensitive skin. Use the
combination block & light moisturizer base for daily use on
face, hands and arms –These are excellent under makeup.
Use in conjunction with Retin-A therapy, with photosensitive
medications, and after plastic surgery to protect &
moisturize. Elta provides a strong UVA coverage to help
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Elta moisturizer adds water to the skin and then uses a unique
Elta ingredient to provide a watertight moisture barrier. This
barrier substitutes for the skin's natural oils, delivering twice the
long-term moisturizing power of other leading brands. Helps
heal symptoms of dry, irritated and inflexible skin, including
cracked hands and feet. It can also be used as a daily facial and
body moisturizer after shower or bath.
Call 704.333.9113 or visit www.dcsc-charlotte.com for details.