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Yearly Archives: 2015

Can Removal of Unwanted Hair in Larger Areas Be Permanent and Quick?

Are you tired of plucking, shaving, or endless rounds of laser hair removal? ESANA now offers the new High Speed LightSheer by Lumenis. The new device includes a handpiece that has increased spot size to 22mm x 35 mm (or about three-fourths of an inch to one-and-a third inches) and uses vacuum assisted technology to lift the skin, while pulling the hair closer to the energy source for quick and efficient hair removal with a lot less pain. Read more

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Posted in: Laser Hair Removal

Tired of Covering Skin Imperfections?

covering faceDo you regret those unprotected hours in the sun that have left you with age spots and too many freckles? Have you spent hours covering brown spots, rosacea, and broken capillaries with expensive cover products that offer only temporary success? For a lasting solution, ESANA joins leading skin care professionals around the world who have incorporated FDA approved Lumenis® IPL Photorejuvenation into their practices. This gentle treatment removes imperfections and stimulates your skin’s natural repair mechanisms. Read more

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Posted in: Facial Treatments, IPL

Advice from Dr. Deborah Pan: She shares her challenges as a new mom of TWINS!

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As a new mother of boy girl twins Grant and Lauren, time management and looking great are the biggest challenges.  Juggling a busy plastic surgery practice and taking care of two babies definitely is a challenge, but not one that has to leave you looking like you stepped out from under a freight train. It’s about streamlining your routine, and getting more efficient and doing at least the bare minimum to keep you looking reasonably presentable in the most straightforward way possible. Here are a few of my favorite time saving measures. Read more

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Posted in: Dr. Pan

Sound advice for your aging face

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20’s: In our twenties, skin starts to slow down its renewal process and things like dryness and lines can start to form. Earlier damage from sun exposure can also surface with increased freckling and blotchy pigmentation. In this decade it is important to make sure your skin product regimen is correctly tailored for your skin. Retin-A based products (such as our Esana Essential) would be important to stop small lines from forming and to maintain collagen production. Sun avoidance is also necessary to prevent looking like a dried leather bag in the future. For some women, early forehead or frown lines may need Botox treatment to reverse and prevent them from etching the skin. Read more

Accepting the New Normal: Bringing Cosmetic Procedures Into the Mainstream

plastic-final-cover-225x300With more than 15 million cosmetic procedures performed yearly in the U.S., plastic surgery and cosmetic procedures have lost their stigma, says Joel Stein in Time magazine’s July cover story, “Nip. Tuck. Or Else.” His opening statement declares, “You’re going to have to do it. And not all that long from now…You’re going to get a cosmetic procedure for the same reason you wear makeup: because every other woman is.” Read more

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Posted in: Plastic Surgery

The Rise of Tummy Tucks in the U.S. and its Benefits

You’ve had bariatric surgery and are thrilled with the weight you’ve lost. However, significant loss of weight often results in excess skin that may mar the effect of a slimmer body. As a result, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) report the fastest rate of growth in procedures specifically associated with massive weight loss in four years. This growth follows a similar increase in weight loss surgeries. Read more

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Posted in: Tummy Tuck

Nip. Tuck. Or Else.

plastic-final-coverWhy you’ll be getting cosmetic procedures even if you may not really want to.

This month, in his TIME cover story, columnist Joel Stein looks at the growing plastic surgery trend and finds that procedures like fillers, Botox, rhinoplasty, liposuction, and butt lifts have become commonplace. In 2014, U.S. doctors performed 15 million cosmetic procedures. One in five South Korean women has had cosmetic surgery. And Iran, a country where women cover their hair and bodies but not their noses, leads the world in rhinoplasty. After over a year of research and interviews with plastic surgeons, patients, feminist scholars, and cosmetic consultants, Stein concludes that “cosmetic surgery is the new makeup.” Read more

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Posted in: Plastic Surgery

Illegal Botox, Does It Matter?

doctor giving mid age woman face lifting injectionThis month (April 2015), the FDA issued an alert to health care practitioners and the public that a counterfeit version of BOTOX was found in the US and may have been sold to doctor’s offices and medical clinics nationwide. With the alert, the FDA took action against this illegal importation by an unlicensed supplier not authorized to ship or distribute drugs within the United States. The counterfeit products were seized by the FDA’s Office of Criminal Investigations. Read more

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Posted in: Botox

Dr. Pan wins Best Plastic Surgeon in 2015 New Haven Advocate Poll

Dr. Pan won Best Plastic Surgeon in The New Haven Advocate’s Readers Poll for the 9th year in a row!

ESANA also won:
2nd place for Best Place for Best MedSpa
2nd place for Best Place for Laser Hair Removal
3rd place for Best Surgery Center

ESANA would like to say thank you for everyone’s continued support!

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Can Food Really Fight Cellulite?

foodblogAfter the teen years, most women will see cellulite develop in areas where fat deposits are concentrated, including the thighs, hips, and buttocks. While excess fat definitely makes the condition worse, even slim women find they may have uneven fat deposits just below the surface of the skin that cause the dimpled—and dreaded—“cottage cheese” effect. Read more

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Posted in: Diet, Health