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2016 through 2014

MDLSV Now Offering SculpSure

January 19, 2016
Maryland Dermatology Laser Skin and Vein Institute is excited to offer a brand-new FDA approved device for non-invasive fat reduction. SculpSure by Cynosure is the first and only fat reduction technology using a hyperthermic laser. This laser is non-surgical, painless, and effective, using proprietary technology to disrupt adipose fat cells and reduce unwanted fat.

To learn more about this exciting new technology, don’t hesitate to contact the expert dermatologists at Maryland Dermatology Laser Skin and Vein. To schedule your consultation and be one of the first in Baltimore to take advantage of SculpSure, just call 410-666-3960 today! Results may vary for each patient.

What is SculpSure?

SculpSure is the first non-invasive fat reduction technology of its kind. Unlike other fat reduction systems, such as liposuction, CoolSculpting, or Vanquish, SculpSure uses a hyperthermic laser to gently and effectively reduce the amount of fat cells in a given area through lipolysis. The treatment requires no downtime, and has been FDA cleared for reducing fat in the flanks.

A SculpSure procedure can be done in just 25 minutes, making it a great choice for people without a lot of time to spend on lengthy procedures. The flexible applicator allows it to treat multiple areas of the body quickly and efficiently. SculpSure technology disrupts subcutaneous fat cells, significantly reducing adipose layer thickness and resulting in a slimmer, sculpted body.

Who is a Candidate for SculpSure?

If you have areas of unwanted fat on the flanks, you could be a good candidate for SculpSure. Ideal candidates have a BMI of 30 or less, and are looking to contour the body, rather than lose weight. SculpSure is a not meant as a weight loss treatment, but rather to help get rid of areas of unwanted fat on the flanks.

SculpSure is currently only cleared by the FDA for use on the flanks, but Cynosure is pursuing clearance for use on the abdomen, and hope to utilize the technology for further areas of the body as well. Cynosure has long been known as a trusted and effective brand for minimally to non-invasive body sculpting devices.

Schedule a SculpSure Treatment Today

If you have unwanted areas of fat and want to be one of the first to try this FDA cleared device, just contact MDLSV today! To learn more and schedule your consultation, call 410-666-3960!

New Year's Resolutions Won't Help Your Neck: Ultherapy Can!

January 15, 2016
2016 brings us our resolutions for improved fitness, health, nutrition, organization and wellness. But there are some things that weight loss and exercise just can’t help--like a sagging neck that makes you appear older than you are. There’s no better time to take advantage of the non-surgical, non-invasive skin tightening treatments like Ultherapy available at Maryland Dermatology Laser, Skin, and Vein Institute.

What is a Turkey Neck?

The telltale signs of a “turkey neck” include sagging, folded skin under your chin and around your neck. As we get older, the delicate skin of the face and neck can become thinner, losing elasticity and volume as the body naturally produces less and less collagen and elastin. The muscles may even soften, emphasizing the rolls, banding and wrinkles that gradually sag more and more over time.

How Does Ultherapy Improve Turkey Neck?

Ultherapy is the only non-surgical, FDA approved skin tightening device available to treat thinning, sagging skin around the chin and neck. Using non-invasive ultrasound waves to target the deep layers of skin tissue, Ultherapy triggers the body's natural collagen and elastin production, allowing the skin to naturally regain lift. Improved treatment protocols for Ultherapy have improved its breakthrough results. Not only that, combination treatment with injectable muscle relaxers like Botox or Dysport greatly enhances the results of Ultherapy by softening the harsh banding of neck muscles that affect so many. MDLSV specializes in additional types of treatment to further improve the aged neck, such as noninvasive photorejuvenation and noninvasive fat reduction.,

Schedule an Ultherapy Consultation for a Better Neck in 2016!

If you are suffering from a sagging neck, don’t hesitate to contact Maryland Dermatology Laser Skin and Vein to learn more about Ultherapy and whether it can help you. To schedule your appointment, just call 410-666-3960 today!

Popular Cosmetic Procedures for Bridal Parties

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January 4th, 2016 Are you planning a wedding? Be sure to plan ahead and know what to expect for popular cosmetic procedures, such as Botox®, Body Contouring, and Chemical Peels.
Learn more about popular cosmetic procedures for bridal parties.

Dr. Robert and Margaret Weiss Both Named as Top Doctors

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Novermber 2, 2015
Congratulations to Dr. Robert and Margaret Weiss for both being named as "Top Docs" in aesthetic dermatology in the new issue of Baltimore Magazine!

Virgin Derm16 Presents Inaugural Meeting featuring Dr. Weiss

October 19, 2015

The program will focus on advanced and in-depth exposure to the newest techniques, technologies, products and services in minimally- and non-invasive aesthetics...Read More

Looking to Get Rid of Stubborn Fat? NEW! SculpSure

October 14, 2015
Ideal for patients looking to get rid of stubborn fat, SculpSure offers innovative technology to sculpt and define. With its flat, non-suction applicator design, SculpSure is the world's first FDA approved laser treatment for non-invasive lipolysis of the flanks and abdomen, providing consistent results. With SculpSure, multiple areas can be treated in as little as 25 minutes, and is clinically proven in multisite trials in over 100 patients with an over 90% patient satisfaction rate. 

Learn more about SculpSure.

Dr. Weiss Speaking at EADV

October 10, 2015

Dr. Robert Weiss Discusses the Importance of Using Sunscreen

Sunscreen is important in reducing your risk of skin cancer and also can help prevent signs of aging such as sun spots or age spots. Wearing a sunscreen of SPF 15 or higher daily and SPF 30 or higher when outdoors for prolonged periods of time is important to protect your skin.
"During the winter we lose some pigment in our skin, so we're more susceptible to UV ray damage come spring," says Dr. Robert Weiss. "It's extra important to be vigilant about sunscreen right now."

MDLSV offers several sun protection products for sell in our online store. Our dermatologists also offer several treatments for reducing the appearance of sun damage.
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Drs. Mitchel Goldman and Robert Weiss discuss their book "Sclerotherapy: Treatment of Varicose and Telangiectatic Leg Veins"

Sclerotherapy Expert Consult (Online and Print, 5th Edition) Treatment of Varicose and Telangiectatic Leg Veins

Dr. Robert Weiss honored by Sturge-Weber Foundation

The Sturge-Weber Foundation 11th Annual Dinner paid tribute to Dr. Robert Weiss on  Friday, March 1, 2013 at the Ritz-Carlton South Beach in Miami, Florida. Dr. Weiss was honored for his work in treating portwine stains.
To learn more, please visit the Sturge-Weber website.

Dr. Robert Weiss Listed as Castle Connolly Top Doctor for Fifth Consecutive Year

Dr. Robert Weiss Listed as Castle Connolly Top Doctor for Fifth Consecutive Year.

Receive Treatment in Safe Medical Environment

As laser surgery lawsuits against Medi-spas without proper physician supervision become more common, make sure that the laser treatment you receive comes from a practice with board-certified dermatologists and supervised, licensed midlevel practitioners (registered nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants).

PicoSure Tattoo Removal Now Available

The PicoSure™ laser is a technological breakthrough that allows the physicians at MDLSVI to completely remove tattoos that could only be faded by traditional techniques. MDLSV is one of the first practices in the country to offer treatments with PicoSure.
Learn more about PicoSure Laser Tattoo Removal
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Dr. Robert Weiss receives 2012 Leon Goldman Memorial Award

The Leon Goldman, M.D. Memorial Lectureship Award was established in 1998 to recognize the many contributions in the areas of clinical laser research, laser patient care and medical laser education of Leon Goldman, M.D., the “Father of Laser Medicine.” This award may be given to either ASLMS members or non-members. The award which consists of $1,000 and a plaque will be presented to the award recipient at the Annual Conference. The award recipient will be required to present a lecture during a plenary session at the conference.

The award candidate must meet the following criteria:

1) A practicing physician who has demonstrated longitudinal excellence throughout their career in performing clinical laser research, providing high quality laser services to patients or educating others in medical laser applications; and

2) Share the characteristics of honesty, high ethical standards, and a dedication to patients that were possessed by its namesake.

Congratulations, Dr. Robert Weiss for this special recognition!

Dr. Robert Weiss shares insight on Intense PDT treatment in Skin & Allergy News.

Dr. Robert Weiss shares insight on the topic of Fractional Laser treatment with PDT being more effective for clearing thick AKs. Skin & Allergy News is a well-respected publication targeted to dermatologits throughout the U.S.

Dr. Robert Weiss selected as a Top Doctor in US News & World Report

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Congratulations to Dr. Robert Weiss on his selection in this year's US News & World Report as one of the top dermatologists in the country!

New FDA-Clearance for Ultherapy Décolletage Treatment

Ultherapy is now FDA-cleared to non-invasively treat lines and wrinkles on the chest. 
Treatment benefits include:
  • Non-invasive procedure
  • No downtime
  • Quick treatment time
  • Safe ultrasound procedure
This new Ultherapy treatment stimulates the body's natural collagen production to reduce the signs of aging on the chest area.

Learn more about this new anti-aging treatment option.

Try CoolSculpting for Your Beach Body

August 21, 2015
Summer is here, and with it comes beach vacations, trips to the pool, shorts, and t-shirts. Is your body ready for summer fashion? Winter is often a time when people put on weight due to heavy foods and lack of exercise, then when summer comes around they’re not quite ready for it. Not to worry, at MD Body Sculpting Center, we offer CoolSculpting, which is a great way to quickly and effectively reduce the appearance of unwanted fat bulges with minimal discomfort and no surgery.

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Find the Right Acne Care for Any Age

August 21, 2015
Acne affects over 40 million Americans every year. While acne is often thought of as something that only teenagers get, the fact is that many adults suffer from acne as well. Severe acne outbreaks can be embarrassing and cause low self-esteem and low self-confidence, but luckily there are treatments available that are safe and effective.

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Ulthera Announces Two Year FDA Clearance for Cellfina

August 5, 2015
Ulthera has announced today that the U.S. FDA has approved a two year clearance for the Cellfina System. This means that Cellfina is the only FDA-cleared minimally invasive procedure clinically proven to improve the appearance of cellulite for results that last at least two years, the longest duration cleared by the FDA. Additionally, patient satisfaction for Cellfina has continued to increase. After year one, the patient satisfaction was at 94%. However, after year two, patient satisfaction increased to 96%!

Learn more about Cellfina

Advantages of Restylane Lyft

Facial aging is a process that begins in the 20’s and continues throughout life due to physiological changes of the skin and underlying tissue. Personal and environmental factors can accelerate these changes, giving an impression of aging caused by wrinkling and skin atrophy. An innovative new treatment recently developed takes facial rejuvenation to a whole new level, not only treating wrinkles and overall skin deterioration, but considered the only product with indication for cheek lifts and nasolabial folds.

Restylane Lyft is an injectable filler that adds volume beneath the skin’s surface to lift the skin and soften wrinkles and folds. Nasolabial folds, also known as smile lines, are quite common and significantly add to an aged appearance. Restylane Lyft is injected directly into the skin in small, measured amounts by an ultrafine needle that allows minimal discomfort. A Restylane Lyft procedure is simple and convenient and the results are practically instantaneous. This procedure is so simple it can literally be performed during your lunch hour. However, the results are dramatically younger looking skin.

In addition to treating signs of aging like nasolabial folds, Restylane Lyft has recently been found to have major affects in cheek lifts. Restylane Lyft is capable of creating well-defined cheeks, creating balance, improved facial profile, and an overall more youthful appearance. Facial volume is often lost with age but improvement is possible.

How the Aging Process is Accelerated

There are a number of factors that accelerate the aging process, including:

  • Smoking

  • Genetic predisposition

  • Emotional stress

  • Diseases

  • Dramatic changes in weight

  • Exposure to extreme sun, cold temperatures or wind

Restylane Lyft is made up of FDA-approved products made with naturally occurring substances. Hyaluronic acid is responsible for keeping skin smooth and “plump” in your younger years, but over time it is broken down by the aging process. Restylane Lyft contains a form of stabilized hyaluronic acid, as well as elastin, a protein found in the skin and tissue of the body capable of returning skin to its normal shape after a pull, and collagen, another protein that is the main structural component of the lower layer of the skin. Collagen is responsible for the skin’s strength, but, like Hyaluronic acid and elastin, collagen stops being produced as rapidly in the skin over time.

Benefits of Restylane Lyft

Receiving a Restylane Lyft treatment is particularly beneficial to patients because it does not require surgery. Surgeries typically leave patients swollen for weeks and take months for the final results to be revealed. Restylane Lyft treatments can be done quickly and effectively and final results occur almost instantaneously. Restylane Lyft also offers a lowered risk of complication and infection, verses facial implants.

Contact Maryland Dermatology Laser Skin and Vein Institute Today

If you are concerned with the appearance of your skin due to lost volume and significant wrinkling, contact Maryland Dermatology Laser Skin & Vein today by filling out the online contact form or calling 410-666-3960 to learn more about how Restylane Lyft can return the appearance of younger skin to patients. Only physicians provide Restylane Lyft treatments at our offices, so you can rest assured that a skilled professional will provide your treatments.


Understanding Vein Treatments at MDLSV

June 24, 2015
Varicose and spider veins affect a good percentage of the population. While they are more common in women, men can also be affected. These veins are unnecessary and unsightly, and can even sometimes cause symptoms such as pain and fatigue. Luckily, there are a number of ways to get rid of these veins. At Maryland Dermatology Laser Skin and Vein, our expert dermatologists offer a range of methods to reduce the appearance of spider and varicose veins.

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Presentation at Galderma Global Aesthetic

June 22, 2015
On June 13-14, our doctors attended a presentation at Galderma global aesthetic debate on data from the successful Restylane Perlane mid face volumization study.

June is Acne Awareness Month!

June 4, 2015
Acne is the most common skin condition in the U.S., affecting 40-50 million people, according to the American Academy of Dermatology. Acne scarring can make you feel self-conscious and can lead to a lack of self-esteem. With the number of adults with acne growing, MDLSV is offering the following helpful tips and treatment considerations in honor of June' Acne Awareness Month.
  • Adopt a daily routine: Good skin is a daily commitment and gentle skin cleansing or application of acne medications should be part of a morning and evening routine.
  • Know fact from fiction: There are several myths involving acne and acne scarring. For example, while tan skin may hide the redness of acne, it does not help clear it up. In fact, exposure to the UV rays can cause skin cancer and premature aging. Another misconception is that stress causes acne. Stress and hormones may be a factor in producing acne, but there are no studies that have been able to definitively prove this link.
  • Explore treatment options: From skin resurfacing to chemical peels, schedule a consultation with MDLSV to review the latest treatments that can improve acne scarring or treat acne.
  • Don't let acne trap you: For some individuals, acne and acne scarring can have emotional consequences, such as feelings of self-consciousness or lack of self-esteem. Take advantage of one our several safe and effective acne treatment options that can help you look and feel better.

Melanoma Cases Have Doubled in the US in the Past 30 Years

June 3, 2015
According to the Los Angeles Times's "Science Now" blog, "the incidence of melanoma... has doubled in the U.S. in the last 30 years". These rates are projected to remain high, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, unless Americans take more precautions to protect themselves from ultraviolet radiation. Since skin cancer is among the deadliest of all cancers, MDLSV offers several sun protection products at our online store to keep all our patients healthy and melanoma-free.

The MDLSV Staff Recognize Dr. Weiss, President of the ASMLS

April 27, 2015
The staff at the Maryland Dermatology Laser Skin and Vein Institute congratulate Dr. Robert Weiss for becoming the president of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery for the 2015-2016 term. Dr. Weiss was previously also President of the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) from 2008 - 2009.
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Dr. Halvorson and Dr. Weiss at the ASLMS

Kudos to Dr. Halvorson for great presentation of our data on treating wrinkles with Picosure! Dr. Robert Weiss accepts his new position as President of ASLMS!
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MDLSV Sponsors Table at Women's Leadership Council's Forum

April 23, 2015
MDLSV sponsored a table (bronze level) at the inaugural United way women's leadership council's women's forum. The keynote speaker was Mika Brzezinski, co-host of MSNBC's Morning Joe.
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MDLSV Now Offers New Noninvasive Fat Reduction Device for Thighs

January 7, 2015
Maryland Dermatology Laser Skin and Vein will be one of only 7 sites in the entire United States to offer the brand-new Flex applicator for the well-known noninvasive fat reduction device Vanquish. Vanquish uses radiofrequency energy to target and destroy fat cells, bringing about a reduction in waist circumference. The new Flex applicator allows for this proven technology to target the thighs, reducing saddlebags and slimming the entire circumference of the thigh in a painless and comfortable procedure.

Read the full press release or learn more about Vanquish.

5 Questions about CoolSculpting

December 22, 2014

What is CoolSculpting

CoolSculpting is a revolutionary procedure for non-surgical fat reduction. At Maryland Dermatology Laser Skin and Vein and its MD Body Sculpting Center, our team actually helped in pioneering this important new technology and played a role in the FDA clearance process. As a result, this gentle and non-invasive method for reducing unwanted fat deposits is now readily available across the country. The MD Body Sculpting CenterMDLSV also offers the new DualSculpting treatment method, which utilizes two CoolSculpting machines simultaneously to provide patients with fat reduction on multiple areas of the body in a fraction of the time. 

What’s the science behind CoolSculpting?

CoolSculpting freezes fat cells in order to kill them. The scientific process is called cryolipolysis, a hybrid of cryogenic lipolysis. Cryolipolysis is a non-invasive method of tissue cooling that can effectively target and reduce stubborn fat deposits that haven’t responded to diet and exercise. This process is safe and effective for natural body contouring.  

What are the benefits of CoolSculpting?

CoolSculpting has many major benefits. It’s non-invasive, requires no anesthesia and has no risk of blood loss or complications. It doesn’t require any needles or cuts, and the entire process usually has only slight discomfort, if any. You may feel a sensation of intense cold at the start of the treatment, but this disappears quickly as the targeted area is numbed. During the procedure, you can relax and listen to music, read, and even do work on your laptop. DualSculpting has the added benefit of freezing more areas of unwanted fat in less time with less treatment sessions, cutting the time in half.

What are the side effects of CoolSculpting?

There is little to no downtime after a CoolSculpting treatment. Generally, patients can return to their everyday activities immediately afterward. Side effects are usually minimal and may include redness, minor bruising, or numbness of the skin. These typically subside within just a few days.  Rarely, people may have some discomfort after extensive treatment.

Am I a candidate for CoolSculpting?

It’s important to have a thorough consultation with a board-certified, trusted dermatologist physician before making the decision to have any procedure performed. At Maryland Dermatology Laser Skin and Vein and the MD Body Sculpting Center, our team of expert board-certified dermatologists will listen to your concerns and work with you to come up with the best plan of action. Typically, CoolSculpting is best for people who have specific areas of fat deposits that simply haven’t responded to diet and exercise.

Many areas of the body, mainly in the abdomen and love handles, develop fat bulges over time that can be particularly difficult to get rid of completely through diet and exercise alone. If you are looking for a weight loss treatment or to smooth out cellulite, CoolSculpting may not be the right procedure for you. However, if you are frustrated by a particular area of stubborn fat that doesn’t seem to be responding to your efforts, you may want to look into CoolSculpting or DualSculpting as a potential solution!

Schedule a consultation today at Maryland Dermatology Laser Skin and Vein!

To find out more about this revolutionary treatment or to schedule a consultation with one of our expert dermatologists, call 410.666.3960 today! Our doctors are all highly skilled and board-certified, with many years of experience and expertise. We will work with you to come up with the best solution to suit your needs.
Jan Marini Regeneration Booster and Jan Marini Juveneck are now available from MDLSV.

Regeneration booster is a clinically-proven anti-aging facial lotion shown in an independent study by Dr. Robert Weiss to improve the appearance of wrinkles, pore size, texture, and other skin problems associated with aging.

Juveneck is a clinically proven anti-aging cream formulated to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, refine skin texture, and increase hydration to the skin on the delicate neck area.
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Botox, fillers or laser treatments may have low complications risk

November 12, 2014
A new article in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) discusses potential low risks for Botox, Fillers, or Laser Treatments. When researchers examined the results of over 20,000 procedures performed by board certified dermatologists they found that there were no major complications less than one percent had minor complications such as such as bruising, swelling, redness, bumpiness or skin darkening.
Here's a link to the Web MD overview on the safety of minor cosmetic procedures.