Body Dysmorphic Disorder in Dermatology

        by Elizabeth Cook* Keywords: Body dysmorphic disorder, cosmetic dermatology, cosmetic surgery, screening, surgery We all know someone who sees a different reality in the mirror. We try to convince her that she is beautiful. “No one is staring,” you say. “Your nose looks just fine.” She may point to her cheek and demand confirmation of invisible flaws. I say she because body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) favors women. Like eating disorders, it usually begins in adolescences, but unlike eating disorders the focus is on minimally noticed or imagined defects, not on fat. By the time these women reach adulthood, they end up in the dermatology clinic, seeking … Continue reading

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Cry the Beloved Specialty

by A.R. Pito, FRCP(C) In the Entrepreneurship section of a recent NY Times there was an article with the title “Fat Freezing Helps Doctors Enhance Physiques, and Their Revenue.” Here are some excerpts: “Dermatology clinics and medical spas are increasingly offering a procedure called CoolSculpting to shrink love handles, flabby tummies and jiggly arms. Doctors’ offices are eager to offer the treatment because it represents a way to meet the fast-growing demand for fat-reduction services that don’t require surgery. It is also, they say, a way to get new types of customers in the door, including men.” “The spokeswoman for one dermatology spa in Arkansas was quoted as saying that … Continue reading

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Akamai Skin Works

Announcement: Coming Soon to Havi Welcome to The Akamai Skin Works (ASW). Our new suite, in the penthouse of the Third Millennium Medical Building, houses the vanguard of 21st Century dermatologic care. It is a model endorsed by the Global Academy of Skin Physicians and Minimally-Effective Physician Extenders (GASP-MEPE). We are at the cutting edge of efficient, rapid and profit-driven dermatology and minimally-effective, but maximally lucrative, medical care. Akamai’s founder, Dr. Liam Ganifski, and his team of associate dermatologists, physician extenders, medical assistants, front desk greeters, billing specialists, scribes, cosmetic consultants, estheticians and lawyers are here to address your every cutaneous need. Just bring a valid insurance card, credit card … Continue reading

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