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Mohs Micrographic Surgery Video

June 16th, 2009 KMMD Comments off

Dr. Mark describes the Mohs Micrographic Surgical proceedure in detail. The Mohs surgical method for treating basil and squamous cell carcinomas assures the patient the highest recovery rate and the most cosmetically pleasing results. This specialized surgery is performed under local anesthesia by Dr. Mark

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Lasers 101: A Guide to Procedure Selection for the patient and a focus on Intense Pulsed Light (IPL): The photofacial/fotofacial revisited

November 5th, 2008 KMMD Comments off

When considering ANY cosmetic procedure, the first question one must ask himself or herself, as a patient, is, “What am I trying to improve?”  Rather than jump on catch words for example, like “resurfacing,” and wanting “fraxl,” the key question is again, “what bothers you?”  And what logically follows is, “will a certain procedure benefit that problem?” The next inherently linked and important question to consider is, knowing the benefits, “what are the risks?”

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Botox Safety Issues

July 29th, 2008 KMMD Comments off

Botox is botulinum, BUT botulinum is not Botox!!!

One of the advantages of practicing in Manhattan, the Hamptons, and Aspen, is that whenever an interesting story hits the news, my patient population is bound to know about it. They are not only savvy, but cover a vast geographic area and often travel to and from my office destinations. So, if it’s in the news, they are bound to hear about it and sure to inquire about it.

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Beauty marks, moles and other growths…when is it time to get your body fully checked for skin cancer?

January 28th, 2008 KMMD Comments off

The #1 form of cancer in women 25-29 is NOT breast or cervical cancer – it is MELANOMA SKIN CANCER

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When is the best time to get cosmetic procedures such as Botox and filler injections done? How long does it take for a procedure to take full effect?

November 28th, 2007 KMMD Comments off

Recently, I have been flooded with inquiries on cosmetic procedures such as Botox and Juvederm/Restylane… and the best times to have them done. There are many different aspects to consider when having a cosmetic procedure. Generally speaking, these are considered “lunchtime procedures” – meaning they can not only be performed quickly, but offer an immediate return to a regular lifestyle afterwards.

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KMMD New Product Development

October 1st, 2007 KMMD 1 comment

Since the launch of Dr. Kenneth Mark Skin Care, Inc. and specifically, the Anti-oxidant Hydrating Cream with Astaxanthin, I have received several emails and inquiries about what other products I have or am planning to have.  This serves as a great opportunity to not only answer the question but to provide a more detailed history of the evolution of Dr. Kenneth Mark Skin Care.  The website, describes the initial success that my patients had using the Anti-oxidant Hydrating Cream as well as how quickly it was embraced by and implemented by the Ritz Carlton Club at Aspen Highlands – becoming their signature facial. 

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Sunscreens 101

September 27th, 2007 KMMD Comments off

I am often asked about what sunscreen to use and what ingredients to look for in a sunscreen. As a Mohs’ skin cancer surgeon, and a cosmetic dermatologist, avoiding the sun’s harmful rays is paramount and critical to any skin care program. 

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The sun, your skin, and Vitamin D

August 15th, 2007 KMMD Comments off

What about the sun’s beneficial effects?  The sun plays a major role in the body’s synthesis of vitamin D.  Ultraviolet B radiation is absorbed in the epidermis where 70% of previtamin D is synthesized.  Almost 100% of the previtamin D is converted to vitamin D within 4 hours of sun-exposure.  So, how much sun is required, and could strict sun avoidance lead to vitamin D deficiency? 

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