Dr. Taub’s Summer/Fall Letter 2021

Dear patients, colleagues, and friends,

We are hoping that when this hits your mailbox, we will be on our way to a long summer filled with family, fun, and adventure! We’re very excited to share with you that we have purchased two next generation CoolSculpting® devices. The original CoolSculpting® machines are over 10 years old and have been upgraded with different handpieces, and this new generation represents a real leap forward for the technology. It is easier for us to use and each cycle is able to affect a higher percentage of fat with results usually being seen a bit earlier, 4 weeks instead of 6-8. In addition, we now can do 4 areas at once, double the prior capacity, so you can spend less time in our office and get back to your busy lives sooner.

CoolSculpting® is one of our most utilized cosmetic services, along with neurotoxin and injectable filler, in terms of frequency of treatments. It is also the number one non-invasive body shaping technology in the US. We have performed more than 5,000 cycles over the past 11 years and have been designated a Center of Excellence by Allergan® Aesthetics, an AbbVie Company. This designation is due to our commitment of knowledge and ability to perform consistent treatments with consistent outcomes, as well as having mastered some of the more advanced techniques. Please see the article by Elana Block, MSN, RN, on pages 18-19 for a more detailed description.

We’re also excited about a new photography equipment we purchased called HairMetrix®. Hair loss treatments have grown in popularity, but there are so many variables in the timing of photography, such as: Was your hair colored recently? Did you have a haircut? Did you wash it that day? How was it styled? etc., making for inconsistent photographs. Also, hair loss can be slow to see results, so I sought a more objective manner to evaluate changes in hair growth. We’re still taking standard photographs, but with this new device we can perform trichoscopy photographs that can measure the number of hairs
and their diameters in a specific region of the scalp. Let’s say a series of treatments give us a 30% improvement- sometimes this is not enough to be able to tell clinically, or the hairs haven’t grown out enough to see them with the naked eye. This device can tell us that we’re on the right track and to keep pursuing therapy for better results, or the opposite. We’re happy that we have a system that gives us a better ability to understand what the best treatment is for each person individually.

On a personal note, we are delighted to say that Dr. Leger and her husband welcomed twins in early April! We wish them the absolute best for their futures. Also, we are sad to see Megan Reingold leave, who has been a medical assistant with us for 3 years. She will be attending Rosalind Franklin University to become a Physician Assistant. We are also sad to be losing Helen Onyenso, who has been a medical assistant with us for 3 years. She is moving to Rhode Island to earn a Masters of Science at Brown University.

We are so happy to announce that Briana Andrade has decided to rejoin us after completing her nursing degree from Chamberlain University, and will be my Lead Dermatology Nurse. As usual, this issue of the newsletter is chock full of information about procedures, medical conditions and skincare, so read it cover to cover and use it as a reference! Much of the information in our newsletters are relevant for many years!

Hope you and your families are healthy and remain so!

Amy Forman Taub, MD, FAAD
And the Staff of Advanced Dermatology and
skinfo® Specialty Skincare Boutique