“Taking “diet pills” can really be beneficial for patient who struggle to control their appetites, however, not all diet pills work the same in everyone and can be dangerous if not prescribed by a physician who has an expertise in medical weight loss“-Dr. Hayley DeGraaff, M.D. Medically supervened weight loss programs can be life changing for patients who struggle with their weight and have appetite control issues. Up until very recently, we only had two generic appetite suppressants that were FDA approved. Over the last couple of years, there have been 4 new...read more
Is your Neck a Wreck? The TOP 5 things Men and Women hate about their necks and what you can do about them!
“Cosmetic issues regarding the aging neck can be one of the most distressing things about getting older to most people. Fortunately, there are many GREAT non-invasive treatments available to address the loose skin, the double-chin, pigment and redness issues and overall smoothness that weren’t available when I first started. Once again, this is an area of the body that if treated early, most patients can potentially avoid more painful and invasive surgical options.”. –Dr. DeGraaff, MD No matter how many anti-aging treatments you may do to your face, your neck...read more
“Dermal or “Wrinkle Fillers” have revolutionized the treatment of the aging face. In the last 10 years the advancements made in the quality of the fillers and the tools used to inject them have improved dramatically. I feel that within another 5 or so years and if women will start early enough, that the need for extensive surgical face-lifts will be minimal“-Dr. DeGraaff, M.D. Wrinkle fillers are widely used in Aesthetic offices to restore volume to an aging face to provide LIFTING and firming to reduce wrinkles, hollowness and sagging. Loss of volume in the face...read more
“Fuller lips have definitely increased in popularity over the last 10 years that I have been injecting patients. Most women want a natural, fuller lip or less wrinkles around the mouth. The newest FDA approved fillers have made lip augmentation much more natural and results in a much prettier lip.”- Dr. DeGraaff, M.D. We have all see the celebrities enhancing their lips and in fact, when certain stars are photographed with fuller lips, it almost becomes front page news! Lip enhancement procedures are very popular due to the relative low cost, no down-time involved, and they...read more
“Thinning hair in women is something we see on a regular basis in my office. Hair loss is very distressing to our female patients and its often hard to figure out the cause. Luckily, advancements have been made in the treatment of hair loss for women that we has see make a noticeable improvement for our patients.”-Dr. Hayley DeGraaff, M.D. Let’s face it, our hair changes as we age. It turns gray, it gets thinner and less robust, and it is not as shiny and healthy as it was when we were younger. As the hair follicle ages, it just doesn’t produce as thick and...read more
On pins and needles; What are the biggest differences between at home “dermal-rolling” and in-office micro-needling treatments?
“One of the biggest advancements we’ve seen in the treatment of aging skin in last few years has been the development of better “Micro-needling” devices. Micro-needling or Collagen Induction Therapy is a great way to introduce high quality skin care serums and anti-aging products directly into the skin with minimal risk or down-time”–Dr. Hayley DeGraaff, M.D. Micro-needling took the aesthetic world by storm a few years ago! Micro-needling had actually been around for years, but there were significant advances made in the quality and intensity of the...read more