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In-Office Specials
We're pleased to share some special rebate offers
with you!

  • $50 mail in rebate for Dysport. (Your scheduled appointment needs to be 90 days from their last treatment.)

  • $50 instant rebate for Botox when you sign up for the Brilliant Distictions program, which our coordinators will do for you at the time of treatment.

  • $50 mail in rebate for Perlane - minimum of 1 syringe.

  • $40 mail in rebate for Restylane- minimum of 2 syringes, or you can use one syringe of Restylane in conjunction with Perlane and receive $90 back!
Dysport, Restylane and Perlane offers expire March 31, 2012. Botox offer expires April 31, 2012.

Please feel free to contact our Patient Coordinators, Cassie or Kara, directly at 402-697-6560 or at and they would be happy to assist you.
News Articles
LovelySkin Blog

Read About the Latest Beauty News and Trends on LovelySkin's New Blog!

LovelySkin has launched a new blog dedicated to providing our customers with the latest skincare news, beauty tips, and makeup trends. From reviews on our favorite products to tutorials on how to recreate a red carpet look, the LovelySkin blog is a perfect hub to stay updated on all the happenings in the beauty industry. Visit regularly to keep informed of our latest giveaways and promotions, and don't forget to "subscribe"!

Enter our Academy Rewards Contest for the chance to win a $250 LovelySkin Gift Certificate!

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  • 1 correct answer = $10 off a $50 purchase
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Don't forget to shop all of our wonderful makeup products to create your own glamorous red carpet look!

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Be a part of the 2012 Prevention Magazine

Dr. Schlessinger has been given the honor of being the judge in the body category for the 2012 Prevention Magazine Beauty Awards. There are 2 areas of study, Body Lotion and Hand Cream, which will need at least 25 testers each. It is a four week study with two visits and requires testers to use the product at least once a day. The winning products will be featured in the July issue of Prevention Magazine.

If you are interested in this study and live in the Omaha area, please contact us at 402-697-6599 or email For more study opportunities, see the Clinical Research section at the end of
this newsletter.
Do Parabens in Deodorants Cause Cancer?

Found in many household items, from moisturizers to medicines, parabens are the most commonly used preservatives in skin care products. Over the last several years, consumers have been concerned about a relationship between deodorants containing this preservative and breast cancer. A recent report, however, casts doubt on any potential link.

A study published in the January issue of the Journal of Applied Toxicology analyzing breast tissue samples from 40 mastectomy patients found traces of parabens in 99% of study participants. A previous study in 2004 had shown that many tumors were located near the underarm area, but the 2012 study proved that paraben traces were actually widespread throughout the tissue, even in women who had never used underarm deodorant.

What do these results mean for cosmetic users? Dr. Joel Schlessinger, board-certified dermatologist and president of, calls this study "a game changer in the industry." While parabens can be absorbed by the body, deodorant is not the only source—and based on this study, there is less evidence that parabens are harmful. The FDA rates the risk of these preservatives as low, noting that they "are used at very low levels in cosmetics." According to Dr. Schlessinger, LovelySkin "will still carefully follow this concern, though."

LovelySkin invites customers to shop for cosmetics by ingredient and offers a wide range of makeup and skin care products, including numerous paraben-free products.

Are Cosmetic Surgeries on The Rise?

A recent USA Today acticle article reported that "Americans got about 1.6 million cosmetic surgeries in 2011, the second year of increase after a big drop in 2009, according to an annual report from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons."

Dr. Schlessinger agrees that the amount of cosmetic surgeries has been steadily increasing, and says his practice is seeing a huge increase in the use of fillers and neurotoxins (like Botox and Dysport). According to the study, there were 12.2 million of these procedures in 2011.

"The addition of Xeomin to the neurotoxins has rejuvenated this field, as it offers a lower pricepoint and more 'buzz' about new options," Dr. Schlessinger said.

Dr. Schlessinger believes that these studies are indicative of a stronger economy, and has also seen an increased interest in larger procedures such as tumescent liposuction (SmartLipo) and laser treatments.

"I like the fact that we have more opportunities for people who are interested in improving themselves," Dr. Schlessinger said.

For more information on cosmetic surgery and non-surgical procedures, visit our practice page here.
Winter Skin Care Tips from

Even if the snow bunny inside you loves the frosty winter months, no one likes the dry cracked skin that usually comes along with winter. Dry skin care is a must during frigid weather when skin is more susceptible to the moisture loss in the atmosphere. Follow these easy winter skin care tips and you'll be sure to have moisturized skin all through the winter season.

Tip: Apply 1% hydrocortisone balm to heal your chapped hands.

FixMySkin Balms offer dry skin relief for several common skin issues including chronic chapped lips, psoriasis, eczema, insect bites, poison ivy, seborrheic dermatitis and allergic skin reactions to other products. The 1% hydrocortisone formula was featured most recently in the New York Times and was recommended as a remedy for dry, winter skin.

Tip: Use a heavy moisturizer to heal dry, cracked skin.

Your face may need a stronger moisturizer for the winter months. Look for a nourishing, oil-based moisturizer with avocado oil, mineral oil, primrose oil or almond oil. These oils help build your skin's natural protective barrier to keep your skin hydrated. Try to steer clear of facial moisturizers with shea butter during this time, as these can clog pores and cause breakouts. For great dry skin care, we recommend the EltaMD Lotion.

Tip: Avoid hot baths and showers.

Although hot baths may feel soothing, they are anything but soothing to your skin. Hot water opens your pores and strips your skin of its natural oils that are essential to maintaining hydration. Instead, opt for a tepid shower. If you need the heat, limit your bath or shower time to 5 minutes and slather on a heavy moisturizing cream afterward, such as Vanicream Skin Cream.

Find these PLUS three more winter skincare tips on our LovelySkin blog!
Just In at LovelySkin!

Obagi, our top-selling brand, debuted two new products last month!

  • ELASTIderm Eye Complete Complex Serum, a pre-gel treatment, reduces puffiness with rollerball technology and feels truly incredible on the skin. Use it during the day as the ideal complement to other Obagi eye products and begin to see rejuvenated, younger-looking eyes.
  • CLENZIderm M.D. Normal to Oily Kit Normal to Oily Kit features three clinically proven products to clear up and heal acne prone skin.
SkinMedica's new Daily Physical Defense SPF 30+ Sunscreen is an ultra sheer physical sunscreen that provides broad spectrum defense against UVA/UVB rays.

Neocutis Nouvelle 6 Retinol Skin Cream reduces the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and signs of photoaging with 0.6% Retinol. The micro-bead technology provides a sustained dose of Retinol for optimal efficacy and minimal irritation.

Shop all of the latest beauty breakthroughs now!

Follow Dr. Joel Schlessinger on Facebook, Twitter and his Blog!

Take a peek into the world of Dr. Schlessinger's medical practice by becoming a fan on Facebook and following him on Twitter! He'll be posting exciting events and insights in the fields of dermatology and cosmetic surgery. Leave him a comment or tweet him to get a REAL response to your questions and concerns from a board-certified dermatologist!

You can also follow his blog, where he'll be posting everything from his thoughts on the latest medical studies to the latest news from the office!
Dr. S in the Press
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Dr. S in the Press!

Dr. Joel Schlessinger's expert advice has recently been featured in a variety of articles, including the following: used Dr. Schlessinger's professional opinion in a recent article about the "Top Five Scientific Beauty Breakthroughs of 2011."

Dr. Schlessinger spoke with The Style and Beauty Doctor about the dangers of skin rollers in a post titled, "Should You Try a Skin Roller?"

His expert commentary is also featured on under an article entitled "The Latest in Skincare," which gives detailed information on LED treatments.

Dr. Schlessinger's was quoted in an article about the effectiveness of antimicrobial-impregnated scrubs in reducing the methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) burden in an intensive care unit in an academic hospital setting.

For more on where you can find Dr. Schlessinger in the press, visit his
media blog!

Clinical Research Studies
Dr. Schlessinger is recruiting for studies on submental fat, hidradenitis, actinic keratosis, excessive sweating - underarm and hands, psoriasis, eczema and athlete's foot. The studies all fill up very quickly, so if you or your family member suffers from one of these conditions and wishes to be in a clinical trial, contact us today.

Clinical Research – Conducted in Omaha, Nebraska, Only
Research Study for People with Double Chins

If you are age 18 to 65, have excess fat under your chin, and maintained a stable body weight for at least six months, you may qualify to participate in a research study.

Compensation for your time and travel expenses is available. Study participants may be required to undergo an MRI of the neck area and receive study-related exams, lab tests and investigational study medication at no charge.

If you are interested in this study, please contact us at 402-697-6599or email
Pre-register for this study here.

Hidradenitis Studies (Hidradenitis Suppurativa)

Skin Specialists will soon be conducting a study for the treatment of hidradenitis suppurativa (boils in the groin
or underarm).

If you are interested in this study, please contact us at 402-697-6599or email
Pre-register for this study here.

Actinic Keratosis (AK) Studies (Precancerous Lesions)

Dr. Schlessinger regularly conducts a study for the treatment of actinic keratosis. Please contact us to pre-register for the next AK study.

If you are interested in this study, please contact us at 402-697-6599 or email
Pre-register for this study here.

Excessive Sweating – Underarm and Hands

We will soon be screening patients for a study on excessive sweating, with a concentration on the underarms
and hands.

If you are interested in this study, please contact us at 402-697-6599 or email
Pre-register for this study here.

Psoriasis Studies

Dr. Schlessinger is currently screening patients for a few psoriasis studies testing oral and injectable medications to treat mild, moderate and severe psoriasis.

If you are interested in this study, please contact us at 402-697-6599 or email
Pre-register for this study here.

Eczema Studies (atopic dermatitis)

We are presently conducting studies of various medications for the treatment of eczema (atopic dermatitis).

If you are interested in this study, please contact us at 402-697-6599 or email
Pre-register for this study here.

Athlete's Foot Studies

Screening is underway for a study involving a topical treatment for athlete's foot (tinea pedis).

If you are interested in this study, please contact us at 402-697-6599 or email
Pre-register for this study here.

Rosacea Studies

We are currently recruiting for a study on Rosacea. To qualify, participants must have Papulopustular Rosacea. Papulopustular Rosacea includes both redness and acne-like lesions on the face.

If you are interested in this study, please contact us at 402-697-6599 or email
You can pre-register for this study here.

All of our studies fill up very quickly, so if you or your family member suffers from one of these conditions and wishes to be in a clinical trial, contact us today.

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