News - Mark Nestor, MD, PhD, Dermatologist-Aventura, Florida
We are proud to announce the introduction of MelaFind into our practice. MelaFind, developed by MELA Sciences and recently approved by the FDA, is a brand new medical technology that is used during a skin exam to help dermatologists see under the skin’s surface. The device collects information from 2.5 mm deep into the skin painlessly and non-invasively using computer vision technology, providing dermatologists with a clinically validated, objective system to help in deciding whether or not to biopsy irregular moles for detecting early-stage melanoma. In the video below Dr. Nestor explains how the MelaFind device works and aids in…
There's a new term being coined in the beauty business: Brotox. It refers to a group of men who are seeking out procedures and treatments to improve their appearance. "We have procedures that make you look natural, that are non-invasive, that just turn back the clock a little bit," said dermatologist Dr. Mark Nestor. Bruce Hunter, a busy executive in his 60's, knows the importance of putting his best face forward. "I think we all face the same challenges out in the market, whether you're a man or a woman. If you present yourself in the way you dress, the…

Coolsculpting with Zeltiq

Wednesday, 08 August 2012 19:24
The Coolsculpting procedure, using Zeltiq, utilizes highly controlled cooling technology to safely and effectively reduce and eliminate fat cells from specific areas of the body. Unlike traditional invasive surgical procedures, coolsculpting is non-invasive and requires no anesthesia or recovery time. It delivers significant fat layer reduction in targeted areas to help contour the body and reclaim its natural shape.The Zeltiq procedure utilizes highly controlled cooling technology to safely and effectively reduce and eliminate fat cells from specific areas of the body.  Unlike traditional invasive surgical procedures, the Zeltiq procedure is non-invasive.  It delivers significant fat layer reduction in targeted areas…
Dermal fillers are a great way to naturally enhance your skin and reverse the signs of aging. Dr. Nestor offers dermal fillers such as Restylane®, Perlane® and Juvederm® as well as muscle relaxing agents such as Botox® and Dysport®. Restylane®, Perlane® and Juvederm® are cosmetic dermal fillers that gently reverse many signs of aging in the face, including fine lines and wrinkles, crow’s feet, thinning lips and loosening skin. They can also “plump up” the lips, sculpt the cheeks, and restore a youthful oval shape to the face. Thicker fillers, such as Perlane® can replace significant volume loss in areas…

Ulthera: A Face Lift Without Surgery

Friday, 15 June 2012 19:48
Microfocused Ultrasound is the newest method to tighten and lift the skin. Ultrasound is the newest method in cosmetic enhancement to retain our skin’s elasticity. Ultherapy is a non-surgical procedure that uses medical ultrasound for cosmetic improvement of the skin. Just one treatment visibly regenerates the skin, lifting and toning the brow line, face and neck areas. Under the skin Ulthera treatments help stimulate the growth of new collagen resulting in a gradual tightening, firming and natural lift of the skin over time without actual invasive surgery. Unlike traditional plastic surgery that required long recovery times, there is no downtime…

Zerona®: Body Contouring

Friday, 25 May 2012 00:00
Zerona® is an FDA-approved body contouring procedure that uses safe, effective non-invasive techniques to release fat from cells in targeted areas of the body. Zerona® uses low level laser energy to painlessly reduce and recontour fatty areas under the skin and your body naturally dissolves the fat and eliminates it. Approximately six quick Zerona® treatment sessions are needed to achieve significant results within two weeks. Unlike other treatments which can be invasive and painful, there is no anesthesia required and no downtime with Zerona®. With Zerona® you can reshape your body and slim down target areas. According to FDA studies…

Combination Treatments For Health and Beauty

Tuesday, 28 February 2012 18:35
Studies have shown that the combination of different procedures for conditions such as acne, rosacea, and sun damage as well as for enhancing our appearance can have greater benefits than using one treatment at a time.   Rosacea, a chronic skin condition involving inflammatory papules and redness, is treated with the use of oral and topical medications.  Treatments such as photorejuvenation and laser treatments can reduce both the appearance and root cause of rosacea and are effective in combination with topical and oral treatments.   Acne is traditionally treated with over-the-counter and/or prescriptions including oral medication.  Isolaz, an acne light…
Most people think of skin rejuvenation when they think of laser and light procedures. However, as President of the American Society of Photodynamic Therapy, Dr. Nestor wants his patients to know that photodynamic therapy (PDT) provides effective treatment for clinical conditions as well. The last issue of this newsletter discussed PDT’s use for severe pustular and cystic acne.  In addition to acne, PDT is also used to reduce sun damage and treat pre-cancers and early cancers. “Sun damage is very prevalent, especially here in South Florida,” said Dr. Nestor.  “Photodynamic therapy gives patients another option for the treatment of early…
The next generation of injectable dermal fillers is paving the way for people to attain a more youthful and vibrant look. As the industry evolves, it is easier to achieve everlasting beauty without surgery. If you are interested in minimizing fine lines and wrinkles, there are many new treatments for you to consider. Three of the newest options are Perlane®, Juvederm®, Radiesse and Perlane®. Perlane®, which was most recently approved by the FDA and is produced by the same company that developed Restylane®,  is a natural substance used to replace lost tissue volueme.  In addition, the FDA has approved Radiesse,…
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