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I'm Ready to Try Botox® — What Should I Know? May 14th, 2021

Injectable cosmetic treatments account for over 10 million aesthetic treatments in the United States every year, accounting for well over half of the services performed. Botox® Cosmetic is a leader in this department, and for good reason. In the hands of a skilled medical professional it’s a safe and effective...

Refresh Your Face with a HydraFacial® This Spring Apr 13th, 2021

Dead skin cells, natural body oils, and cosmetics can add up to a gooey, gunky mess that dulls the appearance of your skin, no matter how complete your home care rituals are. Every now and then you need a professional procedure to bring forth your inner glow.  But who has...

Are Stretch Marks Forever? Mar 9th, 2021

There’s likely little solace in knowing that stretch marks can affect anyone or that they’re quite common. Some people endure the stretching of skin during pregnancy, rapid weight changes, or growth spurts without developing these skin flaws, while others can see widespread effects.  Generally, stretch marks fade over time, but...

Clear Away Unsightly Spider Veins Before Summer Feb 9th, 2021

Your legs play a challenging role, carrying you everywhere you need to go. Yet, despite their daily load, your legs are far away from the fresh blood pumped from your heart. That means the blood in your legs fights gravity to complete its circuit. Sometimes, your leg veins suffer from...

Hit the Reset Button This Year With Skin Resurfacing Jan 14th, 2021

January 1 is a typical time to pledge personal resets, whether it’s to lose weight, save money, or learn a new skill. Many typical resolutions will shake up the status quo and reinvigorate your life through the longer, dark days of winter.  This year, consider an aesthetic addition to your...

The Main Reasons You've Lost Volume in Your Face Dec 13th, 2020

There’s no single factor that makes your face look older. While you try to age gracefully, a conspiracy of changes rise up to challenge your intentions. The tip of your nose may start to droop. Your hairline may thin and creep backward. Even your ears can elongate over time.  Dr....

Avoid These Holiday Season Mistakes to Make Your Body Sculpting Last Longer Nov 15th, 2020

There’s no question that WarmSculpting™ with SculpSure® has revolutionized the body sculpting landscape. Imagine, a surgery-free way to deal with stubborn fat deposits that remain after all your healthy eating and body toning exercise. That’s precisely what WarmSculpting with SculpSure offers, and it’s proven popular and effective for the patients...

Benefits of Laser Hair Removal Oct 1st, 2020

Can you imagine spending nearly 60 complete days removing unwanted body hair? That’s a lot of time, yet at least one survey suggests an average of 58.4 days of hair removal over an average lifetime. You can, however, break the cycle and free yourself from the chore. The answer is...

Why It Matters That You Find a Professional for Botox® Treatments Sep 2nd, 2020

There’s little question that Botox® and similar injectable cosmetic treatments have taken the medical aesthetics field by storm. Approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use as a beauty treatment in 2002, Botox and botulinum toxin type A injections now account for over seven million treatments every year. ...

Places on Your Body That Respond Best to Laser Hair Removal Aug 21st, 2020

Laser hair removal frees you from the regular chores of shaving, waxing, or however you rid yourself of unwanted body hair. You can prepare for the pool or beach with confidence, knowing that those stray hairs are not only under control, they’re gone for good. Dr. Richard Blanchar and our...

Don't Let Acne Wreck Your Confidence Jul 28th, 2020

There are those lucky people who leave acne behind with their teens, but many others continue to see red bumps, pimples, and new scars forming much later in life. About 80% of Americans between 11 and 30 have outbreaks, and acne can persist even longer for some.   Dr. Richard Blanchar,...

The Difference Between Botox® and Fillers Jun 26th, 2020

There’s little doubt that Botox® Cosmetic revolutionized the way Americans think about aesthetic treatments that help them look younger. Botox and other products derived from the botulinum toxin type A account for over 7 million procedures every year, making it the most popular cosmetic procedure performed today. The top five...

General Medicine and COVID-19: What You Should Know May 14th, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic remains at the forefront of virtually everyone’s mind. Keeping yourself and your family safe are priorities shared with many Americans. Though it seems as though time shuts down during this crisis, there are some aspects of life that won’t obey isolation-in-place rules. Your general health still has...

SculpSure®: Say Goodbye to Unwanted Fat Rolls Without Surgery Apr 17th, 2020

You work hard to get and keep the shape you want. When you’re not blessed with exceptional metabolism and genetics, it takes long hours of exercise and plenty of attention to diet and nutrition. Even then, you may find that nature “blesses” you with fat rolls and bulges that resist...

Why Botox® Remains the Leading Nonsurgical Solution to Crow's Feet and Frown Lines Mar 24th, 2020

Botox® Cosmetic and other injectable treatments based on the botulinum toxin, such as Dysport®, remain the most popular nonsurgical cosmetic treatment chosen by American consumers. In fact, Botox-type injections account for over six times as many procedures as the top five plastic surgeries combined. To say that Botox is successful...

Trade in Your Razor for a Laser: The Better Hair Removal Technique Feb 1st, 2020

There’s little question that laser devices are revolutionizing the medical aesthetics field, providing benefits from skin rejuvenation to body sculpting. If you’ve ever tired of taking a razor to unwanted body hair, there’s a laser for that, too. Laser hair removal is consistently a top-five light-based cosmetic treatment. Dr. Richard...

Resolve to Turn Back the Clock This Year: Discover the Anti-aging Icon Laser Jan 1st, 2020

Are you tired of the same old New Year's resolutions that never get fulfilled: lose weight, drink more water, eat healthier, and exercise more? Aren’t all of these just versions of wanting to create the best you, as well as ways to turn back the clock, so you can look...

Common Rosacea Triggers to Avoid Dec 1st, 2019

If you live with rosacea, which causes redness on your nose, chin, forehead, and cheeks, you’ve probably noticed the triggers that lead to flare-ups. These triggers can include some foods, emotions, weather, or skin care products.  Once you identify your particular rosacea triggers, you can make the changes necessary to...

You Don't Have to Live With Acne Scars: Get Rid of Them With Skin Resurfacing Nov 1st, 2019

If you have acne scars, you’re definitely not alone. According to the American Academy of Dermatology Association (ADA), acne is the most common skin condition in the United States, affecting up to 50 million Americans annually. From age 12 to 24, approximately 85% of the population will experience minor acne....

Incorporating Botox® into Your Regular Beauty Routine Oct 1st, 2019

Years of smiles, frowns, and laughter can take their toll on your face, causing forehead wrinkles and crow’s feet or lines around the eyes. Creams and facial treatments can only do so much - but fortunately, there’s a safe, effective way to eliminate the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles...

How Does Tattoo Removal Actually Work? Aug 31st, 2019

Do you have a tattoo you want to get rid of? Maybe it reminds you of a time or person in your life you don’t like to think about. Maybe the artist wasn’t able to quite create the look you were going for. Or maybe you’re just tired of that...

Finish Off Your Weight Loss Journey Using WarmSculpting™ With SculpSure®️ Body Contouring Aug 1st, 2019

Have you lost a lot of weight but still don’t have the beach body you’ve always wanted? Don’t be so quick to blame yourself. Dieting and exercise can’t change the way you store fat — your genetics and hormones determine your body fat distribution.  However, there’s a solution to the stubborn...

Summertime Tips to Keep the Sun From Wreaking Havoc on Your Skin Jul 10th, 2019

Summertime means more time outdoors, which also means more exposure to the harsh effects of the sun. While sunlight has its benefits of course, especially in terms of vitamin D, you need to be careful to ensure it doesn’t wreak havoc on your skin. Let Richard Blanchar, MD, at Bayview...

5 Tips for Preventing Post-Injectable Bruising Jun 17th, 2019

When you decide to undergo any procedures that involve injections, like Botox or dermal fillers, some of the possible side effects are redness, swelling, or bruising. These minimally invasive treatments are designed to make you look younger and more refreshed, and are extremely popular. While some side effects may be...

Banish Unwanted Body Hair Before Summer With Laser Hair Removal May 20th, 2019

It can be quite a dilemma: The more often you dress for hot weather and the beach, the more time you need to spend removing unwanted hair from the parts of your body you reveal in shorts or a swimsuit. Summer should be about having fun and feeling free, not...

5 Rosacea-Friendly Skin Care Tips Apr 1st, 2019

Rosacea affects approximately 16 million people in the United States, leaving them with reddened, bumpy, and thickening skin on their face. If you fall into this group, there are many ways you can take charge of this progressive skin condition. And since April is Rosacea Awareness Month, we thought we’d...

Why Fillers Are a Great Anti-Aging Option Mar 20th, 2019

If you do an Internet search for the words “anti-aging products,” in less than a second, you’re left to sift through a whopping 277 million results. When it comes to effective, and immediate, results, however, few can match dermal fillers. In fact, you can visit us on a lunch break...

5 Problems That Can Be Treated With Skin Resurfacing Feb 6th, 2019

As your body’s largest, fastest-growing, and most visible organ, your skin is in a constant state of repair and regeneration. And though this near-constant renewal process can go a long way in helping you maintain a beautiful, problem-free complexion for years, no one’s skin is immune to the passage of...

Get the Body You Want This Year with SculpSure Jan 16th, 2019

New Year, new you, right? Right! If the start of January has you thinking about all the ways you’d like to improve your body, you aren’t alone — getting rid of persistent fat and attaining a leaner profile is one of the most common New Year’s resolutions for women and...

Why Men and Women Alike Love Noninvasive Body Contouring Dec 11th, 2018

The usual diet-and-exercise approach to weight loss may be the gold standard when it comes to maintaining a healthy number on the scale, but unfortunately, these conventional strategies can’t always get rid of diet-and-exercise-resistant fat or those bothersome bulges that hang on for dear life despite your best efforts to...

Why PicoSure Is the Best Way to Get Rid of Unwanted Tattoos Nov 12th, 2018

Back when you decided to get that word, phrase, design, or image permanently inked on your skin, there was something you just didn’t anticipate. Maybe you didn’t think you’d ever feel differently about the person whose name you had tattooed over your heart, or maybe that highly detailed scene you...

3 Interesting Facts About Dermal Fillers Oct 19th, 2018

In 2017, aesthetic medicine specialists provided close to 2.7 million dermal filler treatments in the United States, helping women and men across the country effectively erase years from their appearance. Thanks to continuing advances in aesthetic medicine and cosmetic dermatology, it’s possible to diminish or even erase the most common...

Build Body Confidence with SculpSure Sep 12th, 2018

Maintaining a trim figure takes a lot of effort, and even if you work hard to stay physically active, keep your diet clean, and sustain a healthy body weight, your efforts may not necessarily give you the lean, sculpted body you’ve worked so hard to achieve.  Many women and men...

How to Say Goodbye to Old Tattoos Aug 10th, 2018

If you have at least one tattoo, you’re in good company: By some estimates, about 25% of all adults — and as many as 40% of young adults — in the United States make the choice to have something meaningful permanently inked on their bodies.But if you also find yourself...

Trouble with Unwanted Hair? Jul 11th, 2018

Trouble with Unwanted Hair?If you’re like most people, you devote a significant amount of time and energy to shaving, waxing, plucking, or otherwise getting rid of unwanted hair. At best, DIY hair removal is tedious; at worst, it can be truly exhausting.It’s not surprising that laser hair removal has become...

Laser Vs. Non-Laser Skin Resurfacing Jun 22nd, 2018

  Coastal living in Florida has many rewards — the beaches, the sunshine, the ocean, and countless ways you can enjoy being outside. But constant exposure to sun, saltwater, and sand can cause your skin to age faster than it should. Dr. Richard Blanchar, medical director of Bayview General Medicine &...

Get A Leaner Body With SculpSure May 18th, 2018

If you’ve dieted and exercised your way oh-so-close to your targeted weight, only to have your efforts foiled by pockets of fat that cling where you want them least, you’re not alone. And there’s also hope. At Bayview General Medicine & Aesthetics, Dr. Richard Blanchar has equipped the practice with...

Skin Resurfacing: Laser or Non-Laser Treatments? Apr 20th, 2018

To laser or not to laser? When you’re considering skin resurfacing as the best way to treat the signs of aging, acne scarring, and sun damage, it’s not always easy to decide between laser or non-laser treatments. Dr. Richard Blanchar, medical director at Bayview General Medicine & Aesthetics in Fort...

How to Prepare for Your First Botox Appointment Mar 22nd, 2018

When you can no longer hide the signs of aging with makeup, the thought of erasing wrinkles and frown lines can be a dream come true. For many, Botox® can make that dream a reality, but it’s also important to have realistic expectations as you prepare for your first appointment....

Does Your Diet Affect Rosacea? Feb 21st, 2018

Along with effective treatments, improving your skin may be as simple as making a few changes to your diet. At Bayview General Medicine, Dr. Richard Blandchar offers patients throughout the Fort Lauderdale area cutting-edge laser therapy to reduce the appearance of rosacea. Find out how easy-to-implement dietary changes can complement...

How Can I Get Fuller Eyelashes? Feb 2nd, 2018

Long, luxurious lashes are a hallmark of beauty. They add depth and dimension to the face and accentuate the eyes. But how far are you willing to go to get fuller eyelashes? If gluing false lashes to your eyelids every morning sounds like torture, there are simpler alternatives to help...

Tips for Keeping Your Skin Glowing All Winter Jan 10th, 2018

We’re lucky in the Fort Lauderdale area to escape the ravages of winter weather, with harsh winds and cold, dry conditions that take a toll on exposed skin. Instead, we have 12 months of sunshine (let’s ignore hurricane season for now), and the break from the heat that comes in...

Why Laser Hair Removal? Oct 18th, 2017

Laser hair removal is becoming increasingly popular, according to statistics from the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS). Just among members of the society alone, more than a half-million procedures (633,000) were performed during 2014. The 2014 figures were 27% higher than 2013 ones, and they were 51% higher than...

What is SculpSure? Sep 18th, 2017

SculpSure is the first FDA-approved treatment to use a laser for non-invasive lipolysis. It is focused on reducing fat cells within the thighs, flanks, abdomen, and back. A revolutionary, carefully systematized technology, SculpSure uses light to target areas that have been slow to shed fat through diet, exercise, or other...

What is PicoSure? Aug 16th, 2017

What is PicoSure? As an aesthetic picosecond laser, PicoSure is actually the first of its kind. It has been adopted widely by medical practices because of its advanced technology and record of results (as indicated by clinical data from various studies). Including capabilities such as 532 nm and 1064 nm...

The SculpSure Laser Nov 16th, 2015

Be Confident.  Be Sure.SculpSure™Most adults have stubborn areas of fat that seem impossible to get rid of. Dieting and exercise alone just doesn’t seem to help get rid of the fat lingering in these areas. Dr. Blanchar is excited to announce the addition of another state-of-the-art laser that is designed...

Erasing Your Acne Scars with PicoSure® Laser Skin Revitalization Jul 7th, 2015

It is estimated that more than 20 million Americans are affected with scars caused by acne. Most acne scars are formed by picking/squeezing whiteheads, blackheads, or cystic acne resulting in scarring. Now, the number of Americans affected by acne scars has the opportunity to drastically decrease with the help of...

The New Gold Standard For Laser Tattoo Removal: Preparing For PicoSure™ Jun 15th, 2015

One of the most revolutionary aesthetic innovations to date is laser tattoo removal. Of course, facial fillers and Botox are also great because they get rid of unwanted wrinkles. However, the PicoSure™ Laser, for tattoo removal, gets rid of mistakes you feared were permanent from unwanted tattoos. We all consider...

Combat Aging by Adding Volume, Hydration and Lift with Voluma™ May 20th, 2015

One of the newer and more popular facial fillers, within the anti-aging market, is Juvederm Voluma™ XC. It’s another non-surgical anti-aging tool that was approved in late 2013 by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as the first injectable facial filler for the cheeks. Some of the other older generation...

The Ins And Outs of Sculptra Aesthetic May 13th, 2015

After having written on the key differences between Botox and facial fillers, we figured it was time to hone in on one of the products that Dr. Blanchar finds extremely beneficial with achieving one’s desired facial features. Although Botox is great for achieving short term results, facial fillers have been...

Botox or Facial Fillers? The Ultimate Debate May 1st, 2015

Not many people understand the difference between facial fillers and the infamous Botox, but they assume since they provide the same general effect, they're the same thing, right? Wrong. While there are several Botox enthusiasts who think the neuromuscular toxin is their only option, they have another and that’s facial...

When to Consider a Laser Acne Treatment Apr 17th, 2015

If you suffer from acne you know the psychological toll it can have on your self-esteem.  Your skin is not something you can easily hide, and you shouldn’t have to. There are many acne treatments out there, so when should you consider a laser treatment?Steps to Curing AcnePracticing healthy nutrition...

Laser Tattoo Removal Horror Stories Apr 7th, 2015

While everyone’s interest may be sparked among hearing a horror story, it’s not fun when you’re the one who lived through it. When you specialize in tattoo removal, you definitely hear some laser tattoo removal stories that make you inevitably cringe, and then once you see the tattoo they tried...

Dermal Fillers for a Special Occasion in Fort Lauderdale Mar 31st, 2015

So you have a big event coming up, whether it’s a wedding, fancy soiree, or what have you, regardless of the event, you should be looking your best. It’s before a big event that we start to realize the little cosmetic adjustments that we could make; nothing extremely invasive, but...

Why PicoSure is the Best Tattoo Removal Solution Mar 27th, 2015

So you’re finally regretting getting that horrible tattoo after a few too many drinks in college, huh? Well, whether that’s the reason or if it’s for professional reasons, tattoo removal is easy if you head the right route. Laser tattoo removal has been around for a few years now, but...

Celebrities Overdoing Fillers: How to Avoid Looking PUFFED Mar 20th, 2015

Do you notice the over plumped, pouty, and puffed looks that are taking over Hollywood? Ah yes, these are fillers. Fillers are a fantastic product when used appropriately. They can leave you looking refreshed, rejuvenated, and reverse aging. However, when overused they can have a very negative effect on your appearance.Learn...

How to Choose a Cosmetic Surgeon Mar 13th, 2015

So you've decided on elective cosmetic surgery, well nothing is more important than choosing a certified cosmetic surgeon as it's a choice you'll live with for the rest of your life. The wrong plastic surgeon can do far more harm than good, and when you're altering your visual appearance, the...