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Spring Event 2016 Pictures

Thank you to everyone for making this a success! Written by Dallas Dermatologist Dr. Ellen Turner.

SkinMedica Summit at Allergan Headquarters

After attending the SkinMedica Summit for my 7th year, I still walk away astounded at the research and development that SkinMedica, an Allergan company, performs in this corner of the market. The cosmetic topical market is huge, and it poses a lot of questions for the consumer and patient. I can feel good as a dermatologist, as a skincare specialist, recommending the SkinMedica portfolio of products to each of my patients based on the amount of research and testing before product launch, after product launch and at 2 and 3 year shelf life and effect. No other company does this, period. There is research that typically goes into most products before launch, but none that look at effectiveness in what it claims to do after launch including longevity effect with shelf life in varying conditions and temperatures with the exception of SkinMedica. Their new labs were a pleasure to see–clean, contemporary and extremely well-equipped. The scientific machinery and computer systems alone are mind-boggling. Dr. Mehta and Dr. Vega have created a most incredible environment with scientists who do not simply ask “why” but rather “why not”. They are constantly seeking new formulations based on the requests from practitioners in the […]

Dr. Ellen Turner Introduces Patients to a New Use for CoolSculpting® in the Dallas Area in a January Event

  Dr. Ellen Turner finds CoolSculpting® ideal for reducing the stubborn fat found on a person’s flank (better known as love handles), but until recently, such troublesome deposits found below the chin were best treated by other means. The recent FDA approval of a new applicator, CoolMini®, has changed that, however, by allowing greater focus on smaller areas previously unsuited for CoolSculpting®. Dallas-area dermatologist Dr. Turner is using January as a month to introduce patients to the device, which only just gained approval for widespread use in October 2015. In addition to information and deals available at her practice throughout January, Dr. Turner will be offering a “Lunch and Learn” on Jan. 27, at which anyone interested in learning more about CoolSculpting® and CoolMini® can gain insight into the treatment and have their questions answered. A single CoolMini® treatment can reduce submental fat by 20 percent, and patients typically find that they achieve their desired results after one or two sessions. Since the procedure is nonsurgical, there is no necessary recovery time to schedule after. The technology behind CoolMini®—and all CoolSculpting® applicators—works to lower the temperature of fat in the body, which succumbs to cold that doesn’t harm the skin, […]

Dr. Turner’s 2015 Sunscreen Review

  The summer of 2015 has been packed with activities and travel for me and my family. Between camp for the girls, trips to the neighborhood swimming pool or visiting the lake house, it has been a huge deal to have some outstanding products for sun protection which are “first in class” or “one of a kind”. Let me review three with everyone. 1. Colorescience Sunforgettable SPF50 powder sunscreen. I have actually been using this since 2010 when I first discovered it at an anti-aging conference and immediately jumped on line and purchased it right in the middle of the seminar using my smart phone. It has continued to evolve, coming out with darker shades for even the darkest complexions (Yes! They needs sunscreen too!). Recently, Colorescience packaged three powder sunscreens into one package, thus greatly reducing the pricing on this incredible product. Since I layer my sunscreen for better protection, I love using the powder as the last step in my regimen before walking out the door. I use the Sunforgettable in the car to reapply it to my hands and face throughout the day. Reapplication is key to good protection, and very much under-estimated by my dermatologic way […]

Introducing Colorescience Even Up!

This weekend I was honored to be the meeting chair for the Colorescience Physician Forum in Sunny Del Mar, California right outside of San Diego. I was excited to share a new product which is first in its class – Even Up clinical pigment corrector with SPF50 with this amazing group of dermatologist, plastic surgeons and skincare professionals from all over the country. Even Up is a revolutionary technology which combines three separate functions into one unique product. Firstly, it clinical corrects the appearance of colors such as reds and browns, and neutralizes those in order to prime the skin for the possible addition of foundation or other makeup. Secondly it actively affects or treats the underlying reason people have discoloration on the skin because it contains Lumira which is a patent-pending formulation that contains four specific ingredients – Vital ET, Venuceane, Revinage and Unilucent PA-13. Each ingredient effects steps in the pathway which lead to discoloration or dark spots and patches on the skin surface. The first two, Vital ET and Venuceane, effect both the inflammation step as well as the activation of the melanocytes, which are the cells in the skin that produce melanin pigment. The Revinage portion […]

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