Dr. Taub’s Summer/Fall Letter 2023
Dear patients, colleagues and friends,
I can’t believe we are already halfway through our 20th Anniversary year! The past six months have been a whirlwind of activity and growth, and I am thrilled to share some exciting updates with you.
This winter found me skiing three times in Colorado, one of my favorite passions! I was fortunate to be joined by my son and daughter-in-law in January. There is nothing better than skiing with family and friends.
In April, I participated in the ASLMS meeting (American Society of Laser Surgery and Medicine) in Phoenix, where I presented our study entitled: Treatment of Vascular and Pigmented Lesion on the Face and Body with a Novel Dual-wavelength Adjustable Pulse Laser with Integrated Cooling aka DermaV™ Laser. I also discussed this same laser and findings at the Tech Connect Session and participated in a Lutronic Seminar. If you don’t know what all this means, it is a new and more advanced technology, especially for blood vessels, rosacea, port wine stains, bruising, leg veins, and many more indications, and skin tones.
Also, one of our past medical assistants who is now at Virginia Commonwealth Medical School collaborated with me to present a case series of patients with DSAP (Disseminated Superficial Actinic Porokeratosis) and their novel treatment with a specific laser called Q-switched.
I hit the road again in late May for the 5 CC (5 Continent Congress) in Lisbon, Portugal, where I spoke on Neurotoxin Duration and Systemic Antiaging. Lisbon is beautiful and affordable, with many outstanding day trips!
Why do I attend these meetings? I know it takes me away from you, making it harder to make an appointment! Ongoing education is essential to keep up with the myriad of innovations in both medical and cosmetic dermatology.
In case you haven’t noticed, the world has sped up! When I speak at a meeting, it can take up to 20 hours to craft a presentation. This allows me to think deeply and explore the medical literature, yielding perspectives that are often unavailable without deep study and that can directly help our treatments: whether it is efficiency (fewer treatments and less money for you!) or a better protocol (better results!), or improved safety. Going to these meetings, discussing cases, conditions, and procedures with my national and international colleagues is the “secret sauce” of how Advanced Dermatology stays on the cutting edge!
I want to express my gratitude for your continued support and trust. Your loyalty has allowed us to embark on new ventures and bring innovative treatments to our practice. Speaking of which, if you missed our previous newsletter, check out the articles within by Ann Cameron Schrieber, PA-C, on Emsella®, and Elana Block, MSN, RN, on Emsculpt NEO®. These groundbreaking treatments have garnered remarkable results and you can find more details in this issue.
In this same light, we are thrilled to introduce Emface®, an outstanding procedure that harnesses the same cutting-edge technology as Emsella® and Emsculpt NEO®, tailored specifically for the face. We can rejuvenate your facial skin and muscles without the use of needles using Emface®. Turn to page 14 to learn more about this exciting addition to our treatment repertoire. Important to know: I wrote the first ever article in the literature about facial muscle stimulation 16 years ago. This was the PanG treatment, and Emface® is the new technology replacing it. It has taken off rapidly in the practice and people are seeing results right away- I love my results!
We have also recently added a new injectable filler, JUVÉDERM® VOLUX™ XC, to address the loss of jawline definition in adults over 21. This advanced filler provides remarkable results for deep injections and can help restore your youthful jawline contours. I have been using this to pull back the jowls with good results. Best of all, this injection is hidden so bruising isn’t noticeable!
Furthermore, our dedicated research department is diligently wrapping up two FDA studies focusing on the efficacy and safety of neurotoxins. We eagerly anticipate sharing our findings with you once they are published. Additionally, we have four upcoming studies on the horizon, which we will provide more details about very soon. If you are interested in participating as a subject, please visit our research page and complete the study interest form.
As the year progresses, I kindly remind you that the final months tend to fill quickly, with patients seeking appointments before year-end deductibles reset, individuals preparing for the holiday season, and college students returning home for holiday breaks. To ensure you secure your preferred date and time, I encourage you to call or text us in advance to schedule your end-of-year appointments.
Finally, I extend my warmest wishes for a summer, fall, and holiday season filled with happiness, and I look forward to reconnecting with you in the new year. Thank you for entrusting us with your dermatological needs and allowing us to be part of your journey!
Amy Forman Taub, MD, FAAD
And the Staff of Advanced Dermatology
and skinfo® Specialty Skincare Boutique