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Jennifer Sawaya, MD, FAAD  •Board Certified Dermatologist• •Cosmetic and Laser Dermatology Fellow• •MGH/Harvard Medical School•

Before and after neuromodulator for the glabella. Our lovely nurse manager wanted to open up her eyes, lift her brows, and soften her nasal root crease. We avoided treating her forehead to give her maximal lift. *This is a great example of how each patient has unique facial expressions and aesthetic goals. Although neuromodulator is a lower risk procedure, it is not a one size fits all treatment.
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Today I realized it’s been a year since I was in Africa. I spent a month working at the Princess Marina Hospital in Botswana through the AAD’s resident international grant last year and it was honestly one of the best experiences of my life.
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I’m lucky my favorite travel bud loves travel and global health as much as I do. Next stop African honeymoon in August 👰🏻🤵🏻🍯🌙 _

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Hot off the press 📰
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I presented our study on google and dermatology at last week’s @aslmsmeeting. We partnered with @zaleanews to find the top 10 keywords in cosmetic and laser dermatology and look at the top search results for each.
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We discovered that most of the information we get online comes from private practices, news/media outlets and medical spas. A much smaller percentage comes from academic centers, medical journals, and professional societies.
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Our hope was to highlight the need for more evidence-based and unbiased information on cosmetic and laser procedures online. Our patients are looking to google to make decisions about treatment, and we want to help them do so in a safe and healthy manner.
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Off to the annual ASLMS meeting in Denver! I’ll be presenting my study on google and dermatology, discussing what patients search and who sources the information. @aslmsmeeting
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Before and after one treatment of KTP laser for facial vessels. This treatment typically takes several sessions for an optimal outcome, and the right photo is immediately prior to a second treatment. This beautiful patient is thrilled with her more uniform complexion and confidence when makeup free.
#dermatology #dermatologist #boardcertifieddermatologist #laser #lasers #vascularlaser #ktplaser #excelv #laserexpert #skin #skincare #rosacea #nomakeup #beauty

All about Vitamin C for #skincaresunday🍋🍊
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There are many antioxidant products on the market and it can be difficult to figure out which ones work and where to start.
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Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) is one of two naturally occurring antioxidants able to be topically delivered to the skin. The other is Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol). You’ll find a lot of topical preparations blend these into one product.
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Antioxidants work by reacting with reactive oxygen species or ROS to minimize the damage to our cells and DNA free radicals can cause. ROS come from things like UV radiation and pollutants in our environment. While broad-spectrum sunscreens protect from these to an extent, antioxidants help close this gap. Vitamin C has also been shown to lighten hyperpigmentation and is a cofactor in collagen synthesis.
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I recommend the use of an antioxidant after cleansing and before application of a moisturizer or sunscreen in the morning. I keep mine in the fridge so it does not oxidize prematurely, but also because it just feels nicer to apply it cold. My favorite product is CE ferrulic by @skinceuticals. The ferrulic acid helps stabilize and support the antioxidants. I also love similar products by @skinbetter and @kiehls. There are lots of options out there so make sure to use something with 10-20% ascorbic acid to get the full benefit.
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Check out today’s video post at @mghlaserandcosmetic! I’m performing the Halo hybrid fractional laser on my fellowship director @mathew_avrammd. In the video he explains the technologies that were combined in this device to give patients optimal improvement in tone and texture with minimal downtime.
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Great last day of our annual American Academy of Dermatology conference teaching the hands-on laser course with our @mghlaserandcosmetic family!
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