Cosmetic Skin Solutions Blog By S. Manjula Jegasothy MD

Thursday, July 08, 2021 No comments

What is Ultherapy®? A Non Invasive Treatment

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Non-invasive skin care treatments have been increasing in popularity over the last few decades. Where people used to turn to more involved methods of improving their skin and looking more youthful, things like facelifts and Botox injections, they are now trying to get the same results without all the needles.

With newer options like Miami Skin Ultherapy® at Miami Skin Institute, you can get the skin you want without the recovery time that comes with many of the other options out there.

Let’s Talk Ultherapy®

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Ultherapy® is often considered the gold standard when it comes to non-surgical lifting and skin tightening technology. In fact, it is the only FDA-cleared, non-invasive procedure that claims to lift the skin on the neck, chin, and brow. It can also improve fine lines and wrinkles on the decolletage (upper chest area).

With its unique technology, Ultherapy® uses ultrasound imaging to deliver energy specifically to the place or places ...

Friday, June 18, 2021 No comments

How Many Units of Botox® for Your Forehead?

Have you been considering getting Botox® in your forehead but you’re not quite ready to pull the trigger? Or are you looking for more information to see if Botox® is the right decision for you?

Miami Skin Institute was founded on the idea that you don’t have to just sit back and watch yourself age. When you treat your body like the temple that it really is, you can maintain smooth, radiant skin for as long as possible. Botox® may be part of that journey for you, or you may choose an alternative technique, but you deserve to have all of the information possible, no matter what you choose.

What Exactly is Botox®?

Botox® is the safe, synthetic medical version of a chemical that inhibits muscle movement, botulinum toxin A. While that same medication is present in other brands of injectables, like Dysport®, Xeomin®, and Jeuveau®, Botox® was the first brand developed for wrinkles which also makes it the most recognizable.

Botox® is used not on...

Wednesday, June 09, 2021 No comments


Questions for Your Dermatologist That You Were Always Afraid to Ask:

Have you ever had a list of questions for your doctor but were unable to ask them before they finished your Botox® Cosmetic injections? No need to be left wondering what the answers would have been. In this Prevention article by Aviva Patz, “How The Heck Does Your Dermatologist Have Such Smooth Skin, And 7 More Things You’ve Always Wanted To Know About Your Derm,” Dr. Jegasothy, board-certified dermatologist of the Miami Skin Institute, answers some of these questions that you been dying to ask your dermatologist.

When asking about one mole, are they going to check everything else too?

In a nutshell, no.  “Dermatologists are not mind readers and may feel uncomfortable asking you to remove your clothes unless you say something,” says Dr. Jegasothy.  If you want them to, just ask, dermatologists don’t bite!

We see dermatologists promote products more than others, are they getting paid for that?

While som...

Thursday, June 03, 2021 No comments

What You Need To Know About Lip Filler Before You See A Doctor

Are you considering lip fillers? Besides the eyes, the lips are the first thing that many people see first when they meet someone (when they’re not wearing a mask, that is). They also tend to be something that people are very self conscious about, which leads many people to seek out treatment options to enhance the shape and fullness of their lips.

But is there anything that you need to know about lip fillers before heading to the doctor?

Miami Skin Institute has the answers to the common questions people ask about lip fillers, and even a few that people don’t think to ask.

What Are Lip Fillers Made From?


While there are a number of different brands of lip fillers out there, they are mostly all made from the same main ingredient – hyaluronic acid (HA). With hyaluronic acid based lip fillers, gel-like physical volume being added has the added benefit of trapping the water molecules inside the lip as well. For this reaso...

Thursday, May 27, 2021 No comments

What You Should Know About Laser Fat Removal

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Fat is a normal part of life. Even the most fit people have fat somewhere on their bodies, even if it is in small amounts. Where that fat is located, and how much is there, can have a major impact on how the body is shaped and how you feel about yourself.

That’s why so many people have been turning to nonsurgical procedures, like laser fat removal. Is it worth it? Miami Skin Institute digs deep into the process and its possible results so that you don’t have to.

Is Laser Fat Removal The Same As Liposuction?

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Essentially, laser fat removal is the less invasive version of liposuction. Because lasers do not penetrate as deep into the fat tissue as surgery/liposuction, fat reduction results tend to be more subtle. The upside to laser fat removal, when compared with liposuction, is that it requires far less downtime, zero hospital stay, lower cost, and virtually no risk.

Liposuction is the t...

Wednesday, May 19, 2021 No comments

Your Cosmetic Dermatologist and You

While some people are comfortable doing their own research and starting their own skin care routine, others would prefer to work with an experienced professional. Cosmetic dermatologists are a great resource for those who are interested in expanding their knowledge and creating a routine that works with their skin and helps them achieve their goals.

 This is one of the many reasons that Miami Skin Institute was founded. Specifically, our goal is to help give you both the knowledge and the services to help you defy your age and learn to love the skin you’re in.

What Is a Cosmetic Dermatologist?

Cosmetic dermatologists are medical doctors. To become a cosmetic dermatologist, four years of undergraduate classes, four years of medical school, one year of general hospital-based medicine, and three years of dermatology residency are required. Most states also require a state certification and board licensure to be able to practice, which is done thr...