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How Does EmFace Work?

As seen in the October 2022 issue of Cincinnati Magazine.

Cincinnati is one of only a few cities in the country to have the newest technology in non-surgical anti-aging. In the fall of 2022, Mona Dermatology in Kenwood premiered the new “EmFace” treatment. It was one of three locations in Ohio–and the only one  in Cincinnati–selected to launch this new technology.

How does EmFace work? 

EmFace is the newest device from BTL, the makers of the popular body-sculpting treatment EmSculpt Neo. EmFace will use a patented technology of muscle contraction and skin tissue heating to tighten, lift and rejuvenate facial skin in a way that no other treatment has before.  

Cincinnati EmFace Treatments

Is this a new method? 

Skin tissue heating has been a pillar of the aesthetics industry for years. Whether through RadioFrequency, Ultrasound, or lasers, heating the tissue in the skin creates injury and results in an increase in collagen and elastin production. Over time, this can make skin look tighter, reduce wrinkles, and give an overall more youthful appearance. Muscle contraction for the face is a new innovation, but it is rooted in equally strong science. EmFace uses High Frequency Electrical Stimulation (HIFES) technology to tighten the muscle layer as well as radiofrequency to build collagen and tighten the skin overlying the muscle.    

Who can benefit from EmFace?

As we get older, we start losing the support structures of our skin, bone, muscle, fat, and collagen. Currently, we replace lost volume with fillers, tighten and lift loose skin with radiofrequency or ultrasound. We also repair sun damaged skin with lasers, lights and chemical peels. Up to this point, we have not had anything that could safely address one of our skin’s basic support structures, the muscle layer. EmFace will be a first-of-its-kind procedure to address this important component in facial aging.

“For years, non-invasive treatments that use RadioFrequency or Ultrasound technology have been some of my favorite options for patients that want to tighten skin, build collagen, and continue to look and feel their best.” shares Dr. Mona Foad. “When I first heard about this technology I knew that this would revolutionize our non-surgical treatment of the aging face. I am so excited to be bringing our patients the EmFace device because it will take this incredible technology a step further as we lift and tighten muscle and skin to reverse the signs of aging in this no downtime and painless procedure.”

Your Guide to Body Sculpting Treatments

As seen in the March 2023 issue of Cincinnati Magazine

How much fat reduction can you expect from body sculpting treatments?

An EmSculpt Neo treatment combines radio frequency to tighten the skin and destroy fat cells, as well as high intensity focused electromagnetic (HIFEM) energy to build muscle. During the treatment, you will feel a warm sensation from the heat transmitted from the radio frequency while also feeling muscle contractions (equivalent to 20,000 crunches in one treatment). On average, 30% fat reduction and 25% muscle growth is achieved. The best part: there is no downtime with this treatment option! “Tapping” cycles within the treatment break up the lactic acid within the muscles. This is the cause of soreness after your normal gym workout. 

CoolSculpting Elite treatments are ideal for those that would like to target focused areas of fat reduction. This option provides the opportunity to truly individualize the treatment plan by mapping out the specific placement of each applicator. It is also a fantastic option for targeting specific stubborn areas of fat. CoolSculpting utilizes cryolipolysis to eliminate fat through cold temperatures. On average, 20-25% reduction in fat can be expected to each area. Mild swelling, bruising, or tenderness can occur in the treatment area, resolving after 2 weeks on average. 

– Brooke Stinnette, RN BSN

What is the difference between fat reduction treatments and toning treatments?

Coolsculpting Elite is strictly a fat reduction treatment. It uses cooling technology to target trouble areas like the backs of the arms. Women specifically can struggle with these areas because of their genetics and no matter how much you might workout, they cannot achieve the results they want. CoolSculpting Elite has one main job and that is to get rid of fat and it is very targeted to the treatment area. EmSculpt Neo on the other hand does a few different jobs. It is going to treat major muscle groups such as your abdomen wall to tighten your tummy, or your glutes to plump up your booty. While it is building your muscles, EmSculpt Neo is also using radio frequency for fat loss and skin tightening. By building muscle, you will also more efficiently burn fat. Simply put, Coolsculpting helps to debulk fat and Emsculpt Neo helps you define muscles.

– Amanda Schmidt, LME

What benefits are there to doing a toning treatment?

Doing a toning and tightening procedure, such as EmSculpt Neo, includes many benefits. The procedure itself engages muscle to its full potential allowing it to strengthen, grow, and heal quicker if injured. When treating the abdomen, for example, the core muscles are strengthened. This can improve posture and diastasis recti. Patients may see some of the same benefits of strength training from doing a toning treatment, such as reduced back pain, reduced risk of injury and improved mobility.

Emsculpt Neo is a great  treatment for people young and old, and not just for those who want a more toned body.  As we age, our ability to build muscle declines. We lose about 3-8% of our muscle mass per decade after the age of 30, and even more after the age of 60. Emsculpt Neo is an antiaging secret that can actually help rebuild the muscle mass that we lose with age.

– Chloe Dedden, RN BSN

What do providers love about body sculpting treatments?

  • Amanda says, “EmSculpt Neo treatments helped to strengthen my core and almost completely resolved my back pain and diastasis recti that I experienced postpartum. I also love the skin tightening and improved appearance of stretch marks that my patients have gotten.”
  • Chloe says, “Working out, eating healthy, and living an overall healthy lifestyle is necessary for mental health but to have the option to do a treatment that increases results and/or boost your confidence to get you to your goal is amazing!”
  • Brooke says, “I love that EmSculpt Neo and CoolSculpting Elite treatments can complement each other to meet each person’s unique needs.”

How to Pick a Provider | Botox Provider Near Me

As seen in the January 2024 issue of Cincinnati Magazine.

With the start of a new year, you may also be thinking about new ways you wish to care for yourself. If cosmetic treatments are on your list, choosing the right laser, filler, or Botox provider will be a critical first step. The board-certified team at Mona Dermatology shares their top tips for what to look for when choosing a provider, whether you are looking for a dermatologist in Cincinnati or elsewhere.

The #1 thing to remember is that cosmetic treatments are still medical procedures. Oftentimes, we perceive popular treatments as easy to perform and risk-free. Serious side effects, including infections, compromised veins or arteries, tissue damage, scars, burns, pigmentation disorders, and more can occur. These side effects are always a possibility with any cosmetic treatment, but are much more likely when consumers visit untrained, unqualified practitioners. Just as you would for any other medical procedure, we recommend choosing an experienced and qualified provider to perform your cosmetic treatments.

What To Look For in a Botox Provider, Filler Provider, or Cosmetic Provider:

Credentials

Start by looking for a credentialed provider with extensive experience and training in the cosmetic field. The office you are visiting should be led by a board-certified physician that is trained in facial anatomy, such as a dermatologist or plastic surgeon. This directing physician will ensure that proper safety protocols are being followed within the office, and even if they are not the one performing your treatment, they are on-site in the rare case that something may go wrong. At Mona Dermatology, all providers hold advanced medical degrees: Doctor of Medicine (MD), Doctor of Osteopathy (DO), Nurse Practitioner (NP), or Physician Assistant (PA). Not only do they receive months of extensive cosmetic training prior to treating patients, they also receive ongoing education in the medical aesthetics field.

Experience

Look for a provider with experience in the treatment you are seeking. How many treatments of this kind have they given? What kind of training have they received? At Mona Dermatology, our providers see over 7,000 skin exams, 4,000 botox appointments, 1,000 filler appointments and 2,000 laser/light appointments combined in any given year.

Results

As the saying goes, ‘beauty is in the eye of the beholder,’ and the same is true for cosmetic treatments. It can be helpful to select a provider who specializes in giving the type of results that you seek to achieve. Some ways to research this would include asking to see before and after photos, following the office or provider on social media, or even seeing what the staff and providers’ results look like. At Mona Dermatology, we specialize in creating natural-looking results. 

Price

If the cost of a treatment seems too good to be true, it probably is! Oftentimes, heavily discounted procedures are being performed by non-medical personnel or less experienced providers. Cosmetic treatments require extensive training and experience to achieve safe and optimal results. Saving money on a treatment in the short-term could end up costing you more if a complication occurs.

Questions to Ask

Before having a procedure, it’s important to get to know your provider and ask them questions to learn more. Consider asking why you are a good candidate for this treatment, what you should expect during the treatment, what results may be, what the risks are, who will perform your treatment, and what will happen if complications arise. On the other hand, your provider should also be asking what you are hoping to achieve to make sure you are both on the same page. Don’t forget that they should also be asking you for your medical history, medications you are on, and allergies you may have.

Adapted from the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS)

Skincare Christmas Gifts for the Women In Your Life

As seen in the December 2o23 issue of Cincinnati Magazine.

Looking for Christmas gifts for the women you love? Mona Dermatology’s provider team shares what skincare treatments and products they’re adding to their wish lists for this upcoming holiday season.

Dr. Mona S. Foad

“I would love to be gifted a tightening treatment to slow down my aging, like Sofwave, and a facial treatment to give me that immediate glow for the holiday season, such as Diamond Glow.”

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Dr. Alexandra Bowles

“If I could give someone a skin gift, it would be the gift of bright and smooth skin! Combining a good skin care regimen of sunscreen, vitamin C, and retinol with regular Botox treatments can do just that.”

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Taylor Wojniak, CNP

“I would love to be gifted injectable treatments like Botox and filler to get ready for the upcoming holiday season. These treatments have little downtime and help create a more balanced and refreshed look.”

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Jessica Watkins, PA-C

“I would love to be gifted a microneedling session with Botox and skinvive! I can do it all in one day and is the perfect cure for winter blues!”

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Brooke Stinnette, CNP

“I would love to be gifted hydrating treatments such as Skinvive and an oxygen facial to prepare my skin for the cold, dry winter that is to come!” 

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Anna Luning, CNP

“A gift I would love this holiday season would be a Skinvive treatment to keep my skin hydrated and glowing all winter long, especially for the holidays! And don’t forget about skin care stocking stuffers like HA5 or a favorite moisturizer to give an added boost.”

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Megan Niese, PA-C

“Skinvive would be my perfect gift around the holidays. It’s a new microdroplet injectable that increases hydration to improve smoothness, providing a lasting glow. Also, winter break is also a great time to do a laser treatment such as Halo, so you can allow for some downtime.”

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What is Ellacor Micro-coring?

As seen in the October 2023 issue of Cincinnati Magazine.

Micro-coring technology reduces loose skin and wrinkles without surgery, but what is it? The board-certified provider team at Mona Dermatology answers all your questions about this revolutionary treatment. 

Who is Ellacor a good treatment for?

Ellacor micro-coring is good for anyone with fine lines and wrinkles in the cheeks or lower face, as well as for people who have moderate lower face and neck laxity. It is also a great treatment for acne scarring because it actually removes some of the scars. This is a great alternative to traditional acne scarring treatments, such as lasers or microneedling, that typically just build collagen.

How is this different from microneedling?

Micro-coring may sound like microneedling but they are very different treatments. Microneedling uses small needles to create a small injury in the skin, whereas micro-coring uses hollow needles to actually “core” out a percentage of skin. This is an innovative and unprecedented alternative to surgery.

 How is this different from a laser treatment?

Ellacor is most similar to a fractional laser resurfacing where a “fraction” of the skin is treated so that the untreated skin helps to heal the treated area faster.  The difference is that Ellacor actually cores out and removes a percentage of skin without delivering heat to the treated area. Laser resurfacing is still a great option for treating sun damage, texture, pore size and general full face rejuvenation but Ellacor will deliver more compelling results for concerns such as loose skin and wrinkles.

When is someone a candidate for surgery vs. Ellacor?

Ellacor micro-coring removes anywhere from 1-8% of loose skin on the lower face and neck without the downtime of surgery. It is a great treatment for mild to moderate skin laxity, but if you have more severe loose skin, surgery may be a better option. It is always best to have a consultation to determine which option is best for you.

What is the downtime?

You will be swollen for 2-3 days and can see stamp marks from the micro-coring for anywhere from 1-3 weeks. Makeup can be applied to the treated area after a week. It is very important to avoid sun exposure and use approved skin care products during your healing process.

When will you see results?

Your skin will become firmer and tighter over the next 3-6 months as collagen builds leaving you with firmer and smoother skin. Some patients may see best results after having a series of 3 treatments.

Quick Facts:

  • Ellacor has been recognized in the Innovation Category for Best Non Surgical Skin-Removal Procedure by NewBeauty.

  • Mona Dermatology is the first office in the Tri-State area to offer Ellacor

  • 90% of patients showed improvements in moderate to severe wrinkles

How It Works:

  1. The internal diameter of each needle is less than 0.5mm, which is below the threshold for scarring.
  2. The device precisely moves these needles across the treatment area, removing micro-cores of skin as it goes.
  3. A 10mm square area can be treated in less than three seconds, which means the entire procedure is typically finished within in less than 30 minutes.
  4. After the procedure, the body’s natural healing response goes into effect as the skin quickly realigns to close the cores, improving skin architecture in the process.

Spring Skin Tips | No Makeup Skincare

As seen in the April 2023 issue of Cincinnati Magazine.

As the Spring weather brings us warmer days, you may be wishing that you could skip (or lighten up) your makeup routine. For many of us, uneven skin tone, wrinkles, or spots may make us feel less than ready to go bare-faced. Mona Dermatology’s provider team shares their favorite treatments and products for revealing a youthful, even complexion before summer is here. 

Mona S. Foad, MD

Other than daily skin care, I love tightening procedures that help to build and lift the support structures of the skin. A yearly treatment with radiofrequency or ultrasound works to build my own collagen and elastin. In addition, EmFace, the newest facial muscle stimulation device, goes deeper to lift and tighten my cheeks and forehead. I call it “putting money in your aging bank”. I love these procedures because they help reverse and prevent the inevitable sagging around the eyes, jawline and neck that we all get as we age. And the best part is there is no down time! 

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Jessica Watkins, PA-C

Makeup is most commonly used to give the look of an even skin tone, however in recent years highlighting and contouring using makeup has become increasingly popular. While makeup is one way to define your facial features, I love to use fillers so that my patients don’t even need makeup contouring. By adding filler to the areas of the face where light is reflected such as the cheek, jawline, and under eye, you can create a healthy, rejuvenated look. 

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Anna Luning, CNP

This winter I did a Fraxel laser treatment on my face to help with texture and pigmentation. It is absolutely one of the best things I have done for my skin and plan to repeat this every year to maintain an even skin tone and a youthful appearance. After this treatment I also started the SkinMedica Even & Correct System to limit pigment production and to prolong the results of the Fraxel. My own skin is now my flawless filter!

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Megan Niese, PA-C

I like to maintain my skin by doing a laser treatment annually during the winter months. IPL is my go to treatment for redness and brown spots. This year I also tried a Fraxel for the first time and loved my results! I had no idea I had so much sun damage. Not only does it treat pigment, but it helps with anti-aging. My skin has a nice glow and I don’t feel like I need makeup to leave the house.

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Taylor Wojniak, CNP

One of my favorite ways to maintain healthy looking skin is by getting Botox injections every 3 months. This is a quick and easy procedure done in the office that helps smooth out wrinkles. Don’t forget to pair this treatment with medical grade skincare to ensure optimal and long lasting results. I suggest SkinMedica’s TNS Advanced+ Serum and retinol. Both of these products help to address the appearance of fine lines, uneven skin tone, and texture on the surface of the skin.

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CoolSculpting Elite vs. EmSculpt Neo | Weight Loss Treatments

As seen in the March 2024 issue of Cincinnati Magazine.

When stubborn fat doesn’t respond to diet or exercise, you may consider turning to treatment options. Mona Dermatology’s body contouring providers break down the differences between the two top non-surgical weight loss options, CoolSculpting Elite and EmSculpt Neo. The good news: both treatments can deliver results by summer, without downtime. While no treatment is able to guarantee weight loss, both options are able to target fat loss and sculpt the body to help you reach your goals.

A provider at Mona Dermatology administers a CoolSculpting weight loss treatment.How do both treatments work?

Emsculpt Neo stimulates muscle contractions using high-intensity focused electromagnetic (HIFEM) technology, and reduces fat using radiofrequency heat. Thanks to the radiofrequency, some skin tightening may also occur. CoolSculpting Elite uses cooling technology to cause apoptosis, killing unwanted fat cells in the treatment area. When a trained provider performs your treatment, both are FDA-approved and very safe when performed by a trained provider.

How many treatments are needed and how long are appointments? 

Most commonly, a CoolSculpting appointment will last around 1-2 hours. The applicators are placed on the treatment area, and the cooling process in each area takes from 35-75 minutes. At our office, thanks to having the Elite technology and multiple devices, you can treat multiple areas of the body at the same time!

Emsculpt Neo treatments, on the other hand, are spaced apart once a week for four weeks. They last 30 minutes each. For both technologies, the number of treatments needed depends on your desired results and how many areas of the body you want to focus on. The best way to get an estimate is by schedule a free consultation, where your provider can help create a plan that’s right for you.

Will both treatments give similar results?

Both treatments are eliminating fat cells through heating or cooling technology. However, each technology offers a slightly different approach that can affect your overall outcome. Emsculpt Neo’s combination of muscle stimulation and fat reduction will help with overall tightening and abdominal toning in addition to targeting stubborn fat. CoolSculpting is excellent for those who want to solely focus on fat reduction. It is also a great choice for targeting a specific, “pinchable” pocket of fat. For example: inner thigh fat or bra fat. If you have a BMI over 35, EmSculpt Neo is not the right choice. This is because the HIFEM technology will not be able to effectively reach the muscle fibers. In that case, CoolSculpting Elite may be best, or a combination of the two.

Is there downtime?

Both treatments allow you to return to normal activities such as work or social commitments the same day as your treatment. After an EmSculpt Neo treatment, you may experience soreness for the next day, similar to after a challenging workout. After a CoolSculpting Elite treatment, you may experience swelling or tenderness. In rarer cases, you may also experience bruising for about a week after treatment. All CoolSculpting treatments result in numbness in the area where you were treated. How long this lasts may vary from person to person.

Which treatment is best?

Ultimately, this depends on your goals! At our Kenwood-based office, we perform hundreds of treatments of both EmSculpt Neo and CoolSculpting Elite each year. The best way to decide which treatment (or combination of treatments) is right for you is by coming in for a free consultation. 

Which Facial Treatment Is For You? | Facials Cincinnati

As seen in the November 2023 issue of Cincinnati Magazine.

Learn about available facials in Cincinnati and get tips for getting glowing this fall.

Meet Your Providers

  • Chloe Hegge, RN BSN: “It’s never too early to start a retinoid! Retinoids help with cell turn over which helps keep the skin looking young. Some benefits include helping to treat active acne as well as help with acne scarring, improving discoloration, as well as overall texture of the skin. I suggest starting with a pea sized amount two to three times weekly and increasing to nightly as tolerated. If your skin seems irritated, try mixing with a moisturizer to help decrease the irritation. Starting a retinol is not a sprint, it’s a marathon so be patient and keep pushing through the ‘retinol blues’, you won’t regret it!”
  • Amanda Schmidt, LME: “Sunscreen, sunscreen, sunscreen! Wearing a daily facial sunscreen is the most important thing for your skin’s health. The sun is the number one cause of premature aging, wrinkles, fine lines, brown spots, and skin cancer. I recommend a broad spectrum sunscreen with an spf above 30. Broad spectrum sunscreens are pretty much the standard in sunscreens now, but double check that yours says so. This type of sunscreen protects against both UVB and UVA rays which penetrate deeper and cause long term sun damage. The wonderful thing about facial sunscreens now is that they are not thick and greasy feeling, so you don’t have to worry about them causing breakouts or feeling heavy on your face. My favorite sunscreen has a slight tint to it so I can just throw it on and still feel like I have some coverage without wearing makeup.”
  • Kylee Finn, RN BSN: “Anyone can benefit from adding antioxidants into their skin care routine. Antioxidants are an umbrella term for different vitamins such as vitamin C, Vitamin E, Niacinamide and more. Antioxidants have many benefits to your skin but the main benefits are to keep your skin cells healthy by helping repair damage from the sun, preventing cellular damage and calming inflammation. When your skin cells are functioning properly your skin cell cycle can run smoothly, making it easier to produce collagen and elastin. By simply adding this topical into your skin care routine you can correct signs of aging, prevent sun damage, and overall brighten your skin!”

Facials in Cincinnati

Diamond Glow

Diamond Glow exfoliates, extracts, and infuses customized serums all at the same time to plump skin by up to 70%. This no-downtime treatment is appropriate for all skin types. 

  • Choose from 5 targeted treatments including Anti-Aging TNS Advanced+, Hydrating HA5 Hyaluronic Acid, Skin Brightening, Vitamin C Antioxidant, and Pore Clarifying
  • Treat: Dull Skin, Acne, Complexion, Dry Skin, Fine Lines & Wrinkles

Oxygen Facial

Whether you have rosacea, sensitive skin, or just want to look refreshed before an important event, the Intraceuticals Oxygen Facial is a great choice. It is like giving your skin a big drink of water

  • Treat: Dry Skin, Redness, Rosacea
  • Benefits: Relaxing, No downtime, Great for sensitive or rosacea-prone skin

Chemical Peels

Chemical peels range from gentler treatments that will refresh your skin and cause no peeling at all to deeper peels that will improve more advanced concerns. Your provider will help choose the treatment that is right for you.

  • Treat: Texture, Sun Damage, Fine Lines, Acne Scarring, Brown Spots
  • Benefits: Can treat all skin types, Great for skin maintenance and aging prevention

Glacial Rx Gloss

Glacial Rx is the first and only facial treatment that uses precision cooling to treat redness, melasma, and brown spots. Fight inflammation, exfoliate skin and normalize melanin, with this relaxing and soothing facial that helps to brighten your skin.

  • Treat: Redness, Melasma, Brown Spots
  • Benefits: Minimal to no downtime, Fight disorders of inflammation, Cooling and soothing treatment

HydroJelly Mask

These next-generation peel-off masks are made primarily from seaweed and kelp algae combined with the latest in electrolyte technology. Each of the potent electrolyte formulations balance skin to combat dryness, fatigue and irritation.

  • Treat: Dryness, Skin Fatigue, Irritation
  • Benefits: Gentle & soothing, Immediate results, Free from parabens, sulfates, phthalates, and talc

Microneedling

Microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy (CIT), rejuvenates skin, treats fine lines and wrinkles, and improves acne, scars, and stretch marks.

  • Treat: Fine Lines, Wrinkles, Scarring
  • Benefits: Stimulate collagen & elastin production, Minimal downtime, Great for skin maintenance

Dermaplaning

Dermaplaning is a very popular no-downtime procedure in which your provider gently exfoliates your skin to reveal a smooth texture.

  • Treat: Dull skin, dead skin
  • Benefits: Enhances other procedures such as peels or facials, Improves absorption of skincare products, Makeup will apply more smoothly

LED Light Therapy

Use the power of blue LED light to treat acne by regulating oil production in the sebaceous glands and killing acne-causing bacteria.

  • Treat: Acne
  • Benefits: Painless with no downtime, Safe for all skin colors and types, Can be added on to other treatments

Botox: What Is It?

As seen in the February 2023 issue of Cincinnati Magazine.

Doctors have used onabotulinum toxin A (or better known as “Botox”) since 1978 when it first received FDA approval to treat crossed eyes in the ophthalmology community. It was not until 1992 that reports of cosmetic use appeared. Botox has since become a household name with nearly 4 million people receiving cosmetic Botox treatments each year.

Why is this such a popular treatment and why are more and more people doing it? Botox and other neurotoxins are quick, no-downtime procedures that work by stopping muscle movement. They help to prevent lines and wrinkles from forming and are a popular way to prevent aging. Although the most common areas patients treat are the lines between your brow, your forehead lines, and your crows feet, providers also use neurotoxins to enhance lips, lift up marionette lines, soften your neck lines, and treat a host of other areas.  

Although there are several brands of neurotoxins on the market, Botox Cosmetic is the most well-known and has the longest track record with FDA-approved since 2002! Recently, the medical community has introduced a new product that can last longer than other neurotoxins. Daxxify has a patented peptide technology that allows it to set in faster and last longer than traditional toxins. Mona Dermatology is proud to be the first Dermatologist in Cincinnati to offer Daxxify.

When deciding if neurotoxins are right for you, it is important to choose a licensed and trained medical professional who understands facial anatomy, such as a board-certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon. In the hands of the right injector, you can achieve beautiful, natural results. 

If you are interested in learning more about anti-aging injections such as Botox & Daxxify, schedule a consultation with the board-certified team at Mona Dermatology by visiting monadermatology.com.

Botox Fast Facts

  • BOTOX Cosmetic lasts up to 3-4 months 
  • Daxxify lasts 6-9 months in the glabella 
  • Neurotoxins start taking effect in 3-14 days 
  • Minimal to no downtime 

Glacial Rx: Melasma and Rosacea Treatment

As seen in the December 2022 issue of Cincinnati Magazine.

Mona Dermatology in Kenwood is the first practice in Ohio to offer a revolutionary new treatment, Glacial Rx, for melasma and rosacea. This patented technology harnesses the power of cold to reduce redness, accelerate exfoliation, fight inflammation, brighten skin, and decrease hyperpigmentation.

“I am so excited to offer our patients the first and only treatment that can actually decrease inflammation to treat concerns such as rosacea and melasma. My first GlacialRx treatment was such a soothing and calming experience that I was looking forward to my next one and I know that you will love it too.” – Dr. Mona

How does it work? Glacial Rx improves your skin both on the surface level and deep into your cells. At the surface, the treatment will exfoliate to clear away dead skin and promote the generation of new skin. But below the surface, the cooling technology within the treatment helps to both fight inflammation and decrease stubborn pigment. In our skin, we have proteins that “tell” (or signal) our cells to either create or reduce inflammation. The Glacial Rx works by actually reducing the inflammatory signals and increasing the anti-inflammatory signals within our skin. In addition, the treatment also prevents the production of melanin, which produces pigment that causes the sun spots on our skin we begin to see as we get older. The combination of these two actions results in reduced redness and brown spots, as well as overall brighter and younger-looking skin.

Patients will begin to see improvements in their skin after just one treatment with progressively improving results over one to two months. Dr. Mona recommends a series of 3 treatments for best results. To learn more about Glacial Rx for melasma and rosacea, visit monadermatology.com or call 513.984.4801.

Fast Facts:

  • 92% of patients saw improvement in their skin
  • 100% of patients rated the treatment as “worth it” (via RealSelf)
  • 87% spots removed at 3 months

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