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PicoWay has been proven to work on all tattoo colors and across a wide range of skin tones

TattooRemovalEmail 01Once considered an identifying feature of various cultural sub-groups, such as sailors and carnival workers, tattoos have now gone mainstream. The last decade has seen an explosion of individuals getting tattoos as well as a societal shift in how people with tattoos are viewed. Now it seems that every pro athlete is showcasing a great deal of ink, and even suburban soccer moms can be seen sporting a tattoo or two. This rise in tattoo popularity can be seen by the fact that there are over 21,000 tattoo parlors in the United States. (1) Of course, one can often regret a choice made when one was younger, which has led to an increased demand as well for tattoo removal. Many licensed dermatologists, such as Dr. F. Victor Rueckl of Lakes Dermatology in Las Vegas, are thrilled with the new and innovative PicoWay laser treatment for removing unwanted tattoos.

Dr. F. Victor Rueckl of Lakes Dermatology Praises Passage of Nevada SB101



New Botox law will help ensure patient safety

Las Vegas, NV - June 6th, 2017 - Dr. F. Victor Rueckl of Lakes Dermatology of Las Vegas applauds the passage of Nevada SB101, also known as the Botox bill, that was sponsored by State Senator Joe Hardy (R- Boulder City). This bill requires that only specific medically qualified personnel are allowed to inject neuromodulators and dermal fillers into patients, such as the popular Botox treatment that is derived from the botulinum toxin. In the past, dental hygienists, aestheticians, and medical assistants were allowed to administer Botox and other injectables. Now such procedures are restricted to the following medial professionals: physicians and physician assistants, dentists, registered nurses, advanced practice registered nurses, osteopathic physicians and physician assistants, and podiatric physicians.

Dr. F. Victor Rueckl Discusses the Pitfalls of the Charcoal Face Mask Trend

The recent popular trend of charcoal face masks can actually be detrimental

IMG 0738There are many ways that a person can look younger and project a healthy appearance, such as working out or dying the gray out of their hair. One of the most striking ways to project a healthy, more youthful appearance is to do something with one's skin. This is understandable as the skin is the body's largest organ, with a total area of roughly twenty square feet in total. (1) One of the most important areas of the skin is the face as a person's face is how the world sees them, and many individuals want the world to see a face that is boasting smoother skin with less imperfections. In fact, people are willing to pay quite handsomely to improve their skin's appearance. This is shown by the fact that Americans spent over $43 billion in 2011 alone on topical creams, spa treatments, and cosmetic procedures, such as Botox, in order to look better. (2) In 2016, 15.66 million individuals in the United States used facials four times or more within a six month period. (3) A recent development of trying to improve one's facial looks is the trend of using charcoal face masks, which has been taking off in popularity, but professional dermatologists, such as Dr. F. Victor Rueckl of Lakes Dermatology in Las Vegas, are raising warnings about this practice.

Dr. F. Victor Rueckl Discusses His Success with Kybella

doublechinman 01Patients are happy to have their double chin gone via injections of Kybella

He's now the #1 Injector of Kybella in Nevada!

There are quite a few benefits of growing older, such as raising a family, moving up the corporate ladder, and achieving some of our lifelong goals. Such endeavors make life an enjoyable journey, but some speed bumps can be encountered along the way. Some of these speed bumps can come in the form of unwanted changes in our bodies as we grow older. As an experienced dermatologist, I'm quite used to individuals seeking to turn back the hands of time to gain a more youthful appearance. Some of the desired changes are gender-specific, but one common complaint that we see at Lakes Dermatology of Las Vegas is the dreaded double chin. Fortunately for our patients, there is a new FDA-approved treatment, Kybella, which has been highly successful in melting away that stubborn fat.

Dr. F. Victor Rueckl Discusses How One Can Safely Fix the Effects of Unwanted Body Adornments

EarJewelryWEBYouthful choices for tattoos, navel piercings, and ear gauges can be regretted later

What is considered fashionable and mainstream can change completely over the decades. A perfect example of this is the tattoo. What was once the province of sailors and sideshow attractions has now become a staple of youth culture and a sign of individuality. The number of people in the United States now sporting some type of body ink is truly staggering, and body art has become big business. A full forty percent of adults aged 26 to 40 have at least one tattoo on their body. (1) Millennials are the biggest demographic for having tattoos, with a full forty-seven percent of them confessing to having at least one tattoo, according to a Harris Poll. (2) However, the joy of having a tattoo may not last as long as one would think. Polls have shown that a full twenty-five percent of those with a tattoo actually regret getting it in the first place. (3) Such individuals are in luck as experienced dermatologists, such as Dr. F. Victor Rueckl of Lakes Dermatology in Las Vegas, can address that regret by removing the tattoo.

Tattoos are not the only form of body adornment that is all the rage right now. The last decade has seen a sharp rise in the popularity of navel piercings and the use of ear gauges and multiple piercings. It's become quite chic for women to sport some belly jewelry by having their navel area pierced, and both young men and women are opting for multiple ear piercings. A licensed medical professional, such as Dr. F. Victor Rueckl of Lakes Dermatology, will inform their clients that even a standard ear piercing can lead to complications. A study found that up to thirty-five percent of those with pierced ears have experienced complications, such as forty-three percent having an allergic reaction and seventy-seven percent getting a minor infection. (4) Ear gauges, while still not fully mainstream, is a growing trend for Millennials. The eventful side effects of wearing large ear gauges is that the skin can become extremely stretched, almost resembling strands of spaghetti, and dangle loosely.

RFAL is an innovative one-step procedure for radio frequency assisted lipolysis

bodybeautifulMany people strive hard to look as fit and youthful as possible. This is often achieved by eating healthy and exercising, but time and genetics can have an adverse impact upon such efforts. This is why many individuals have turned to having a cosmetic procedure done in order to help fix some body issues that just stubbornly refuse to go away. The American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons reports that there were a grand total of 1,912,468 surgical procedures and 10,879,909 non-surgical procedures performed in the United States in 2015. In all, American spent over $13.5 billion on such procedures. (1) One problem area that experienced dermatologists, such as Dr. F. Victor Rueckl, MD, of Lakes Dermatology in Las Vegas, regularly deal with is the removal of unwanted fat, which is commonly dealt with via liposuction. A new liposuction fat reducing procedure that also tightens the overlying skin, RFAL, commonly referred to as BodyTite and FaceTite, has been shown to have many benefits over previous liposuction methods.


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