Spider or Varicose

Posted by on Oct 19, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Spider or Varicose

Veins, we all have them and we all need them. Without adequate veins in every limb, the limb would literally die. We know we need them, but what do we do when our veins start to become unsightly or painful? For countless men and women across the state and throughout the country (truthfully, the world) this has become an issue.  I’m talking about varicose veins and spider veins. Contrary to what many people believe, these two conditions are not the same thing and need to be treated very differently. We will begin by talking about the way you think of your veins in general. If you’re like...

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Patients Perspective: Laser Hair Removal

Posted by on Oct 6, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Patients Perspective: Laser Hair Removal

We had such a great response to our last Patient Perspective blog that we’ve decided to do it again, this time focusing on laser hair removal. It’s one of the most common treatments we provide here at Dr. Azar’s office, so much so that it’s typically one of the first procedures new patients come into the office for. This weeks guest blogger will be discussing her experience with laser hair removal on her face and underarms: “I decided to seek laser hair removal because, to put it bluntly, I am naturally very hairy and was getting kind of tired of...

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Patients Perspective: Dermal Fillers

Posted by on Sep 21, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Patients Perspective: Dermal Fillers

It’s pretty common for a first time patient or potential first time patient to have questions about a procedure. As doctors and medical staff, most of the staff at Dr. Azar’s office has had at least one of the procedures we offer. Having said that, we fully understand that it’s often better to hear from a patient than it is to hear it from a medical professional. With that in mind, we will be bringing in guest bloggers from time to time to share their experiences with you. This week, our guest blogger will be discussing her experience receiving a dermal filler...

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Hidradenitis

Posted by on Sep 8, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Hidradenitis

Hidradenitis Suppurativa has been referred to as “the hidden plague” and with good reason. It’s one of those chronic conditions that people tend not to discuss if they have it. So many people are quiet about it that it’s been estimated that as many as 50% of people with this condition have no idea what it is or that they have it. So what is it? Hidradenitis is a chronic skin condition that causes rashes, acne, and cysts in certain areas of the body. They tend to happen in areas where the body folds or rubs and in areas where there is an abundance of sweat...

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Botox and Dermal Fillers, Steps 1 and 2 for a Brand New You

Posted by on Aug 27, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Botox and Dermal Fillers, Steps 1 and 2 for a Brand New You

If you’re anything like most people, you’ve spent at least some time in your life looking in the mirror and pulling your face gently, maybe even frowning a bit at the wrinkles you see in your reflection. For many of you, your mind pretty quickly went to the thought “oh I might need some Botox”. That might be true, but that might not be all. Patients often come into the office asking for Botox without really being aware of exactly what it does. They just know it helps with wrinkles and is supposed to help them look younger. I’m here to explain exactly what Botox does and why it’s...

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Botox 101

Posted by on Aug 26, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Botox 101 Botox is one of those things that has become so much a part of the common lexicon that I’m honestly surprised how often I see a patient come through the doors with either shaky or outright incorrect ideas about what it actually is. So I have put together a little bit of basic information about Botox, here are some quick facts: Botox is a brand name, not a procedure: Believe it or not, Botox is not a procedure. It’s the brand name of a particular medication that is injected under the skin to help reduce wrinkles. There are other brands of medication that do the...

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