Cosmetic Skin Solutions Blog By S. Manjula Jegasothy MD

Friday, November 11, 2022 No comments

Fitness has never been more important to people than it is now. We want to look good and feel good. Gyms are everywhere and many restaurants are catering to our desire for healthier fare.

Despite a serious habit of sweaty workouts and avocado toast, many people still have trouble eliminating unsightly areas of fat on their body. Stubborn fat deposits don’t disappear with dietary changes or increased exercise. If only there were some way to melt away persistent fat with simple injections (nudge nudge, wink wink)…

Is it Just Me?

No. There are many people in the same boat. Unsightly fat deposits aren’t exclusive to any culture, ethnicity, age, or lifestyle. 

So first, forgive yourself. Fat happens. There isn’t a single, simple reason for it. Age, genetics, and (yes) weight gain can all contribute to extra fat in unsightly places. A healthy diet and exercise are great ways to take care of yourself! You should try to maintain your health through both, but they aren’t mag...

Thursday, October 27, 2022 No comments

This isn’t the arctic. We live in the tropics where bikinis and short shorts are always in season. Let’s face it, Miami, your rear end needs to look good. A nice, plump, tight butt is something of an obsession for many of us.

No one ever wrote a song glorifying flat butts

There have been butt lifting workouts, surgeries, implants, and more for decades. There are even subcategories of butt lifts. There were surgeries to enhance buttocks as far back as the 1960s.

But (and it’s a big but), surgery is always risky. Bleeding, infection, negative reactions to anesthesia, fluid buildup, numbness, and scarring are just some of the side effects that butt surgery may cause. Elective surgery is risky, and risking serious side effects for a plump posterior is not necessary anymore!

If you want to fill out your bikini better we have great news for you!

Recent advances in dermal fillers and ultrasound technology have given us the tools to lift and shape your backside without leavi...

Tuesday, October 18, 2022 No comments

To Cut or Not to Cut? That is the Question.

Facelifts are over one hundred years old. The procedure was developed in a textbook in 1907 although the first actual facelift would come 9 years later. The procedure has been improved over time, however surgical face-lifts are still surgery. Many individuals resist the surgical option for various, good reasons. And too many still think that a surgical face-lift is the best (or only) option to look younger and eliminate drooping skin.

Surgery is Kinda Scary

Yes, it can be.

Cosmetic surgery absolutely requires some recovery time, and can have side effects or complications. Meanwhile, the drastic changes in appearance that surgery yields can be shocking.

The recovery time from a facelift can be a few weeks or even a couple of months. The additional side effects of a traditional, surgical facelift can include bleeding, scars, infection, numbness, swelling, and numerous other rather unpleasant experiences.

Younger patients are often reluctant ...

Monday, October 10, 2022 No comments

Cellulite before a QWO Cellulite treatment

What is cellulite?

It’s been called cottage-cheese skin, hail damage, and orange-peel skin (along with many other unflattering names), but cellulite is a skin condition that affects millions, including large percentages of some demographic groups. Cellulite looks like dimpled and or bumpy skin. In severe cases the skin may have numerous deep depressions, like a mattress. Cellulite is as normal as it is unpleasant!

Everyone has a layer of fat under their skin. It’s an important part of our biology! That fat allows a body to insulate itself, cushion deep tissues , and provide emergency energy.

Cellulite is not fat! There’s a relationship between fat and cellulite, but it’s not a direct one. Cellulite is created when fat cells between the skin and muscle begin pushing the skin out while the fibrous cords that hold the skin to the underlying muscle restrains the skin in spots. This gives the peak and valley appearance that we know too well.

Cellulite is t...

Monday, October 10, 2022 No comments

Around the age of thirty-five, we see diminishing returns for clients who use Botox by itself. Dr. J and all the staff at Miami Skin Institute want each procedure to provide the best results possible. With that in mind, we offer a pair of treatments that work together to restore the appearance and feel of tight, youthful skin. Our most transformative, most popular, and most recommended combination for sagging, wrinkled skin is Botox and Viora Reaction Laser.

Botox + Viora Reaction Laser : A Cosmetic Power Couple

Botox does wonders for lines and wrinkles. However, almost no one wants to look like they’re using Botox. We avoid this by using small, precise injections of Botox along with Viora Reaction Laser treatments.

As a pair, they work wonders.

Regaining Youthful Skin

Botox and Viora skin tightening patients see incredible results.

Many of our older patients are accustomed to Botox treatments. With two decades of FDA-approved usage, it is a household name. Botox injections are commonplace. They’ve become ro...

Tuesday, February 22, 2022 No comments

Have you ever heard of a Fraxel® laser? If you don’t know what it is, it sounds like something out of a science fiction novel. However, Fraxel® lasers are actually a great new treatment device that is used to help with a variety of different skin care concerns!

For those who are really struggling with loving their skin, and/or who may be increasingly concerned about age related issues, laser choices become a valid option. But what does the Fraxel® laser actually do?

Miami Skin Institute has done the research for you, and we’d love to share what we’ve learned to help you make the most educated decision for yourself possible.

Fraxel® Laser Basics

The Fraxel® Laser is an officially trademarked treatment option created by Solta Medical, a leading skin care company, in 2004.

It promises the user “a noticeably younger look without surgery,” which is a large part of its allure. The laser was designed for people who are looking to reveal a younger appearance without having to go through...