Newsletter 2008

Fall 2008 | Volume 4
5th Avenue Dermatology Surgery and Laser Center
Director | Paul Jarrod Frank, M.D., PC
1049 5th Avenue, Suite 2B | New York, NY 10028 | (212) 327-2919


The 5th Avenue Dermatology Surgery & Laser Center is proud to announce our surgical accreditation by the AAAHC (Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care) which certifies and monitors safety standards across all surgical sub-specialties. In performing the vast array of surgical procedures, our office accreditation provides the safety and organization of a hospital environment with the convenience of in-office patient care. In an effort to expand not only our range of services, it is always a priority to improve the quality and safety of care we provide. As an addition to the medical and cosmetic dermatology services we offer, I am happy to welcome Dr. Steven Wallach to my practice. As a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, he is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Albert Einstein College of Medicine specializing in reconstructive procedures of the face and body.With the ongoing advancements in technology, there are several new procedures and devices to introduce and discuss. Once again, it is always my pleasure to offer you my expertise and be part of your lives. Your trust in my practice and personal referrals are greatly appreciated as I continue to develop and expand within the field of dermatologic surgery.

Paul Jarrod Frank MD

Smartlipo MPX/VASER Liposelection

After 3 years of development, Smartlipo has finally released a second generation device that has the power and reliability missing from earlier devices. Dr. Frank is one of the few physicians in the country to introduce this platform. As a renowned leader in minimally invasive liposuction, he is the only physician to utilize both the Smartlipo MPX and VASER liposelection in his tumescent liposuction technique. All procedures are still performed only under local anesthesia in our surgically accredited facility. For details of this exciting procedure and to watch a video of Dr. Frank performing it, please visit our website link.

Thermage NXT

Dr. Frank was one of the first physicians in the country to introduce Thermage as the first non-invasive skin tightening device. After six years of practice and development, we are pleased to introduce the Thermage NXT device. A brand new platform, the NXT is faster, more effective, and less painful than prior models. In addition, we use the NXT effectively throughout the body for skin tightening and cellulite treatments.

Summer Coming to an End

As the sun sets on another great summer, the damage of our follies remains. Fall is the time to rid of those brown and red patches, fine lines, and widened pores that steal the luster out of our skin. Photofacials and Fraxel treatments are the best way to ensure smooth clear skin this winter.

Isolaz Acne Treatment and Pore Purification

Using a combination of Pulsed Light and pneumatic suction, the Isolaz Laser Facial painlessly and immediately drains every pore in one’s face while reducing the inflammation of acne. In a 10 minute treatment that causes only mild, temporary redness, patients can reduce the size of their pores, decrease breakouts, and cosmetically enhance their skin.The New, New Face

…is not as new as you think. Hailed in New York Magazine as the latest trend, revolumizing the face has been popular for quite awhile. With safer and longer lasting fillers such as Radiesse, Perlane, Juvederm Ultra Plus, and Microdroplet Silicone, we are able to lift and sculpt facial tissue under the eyes, the cheeks, chin, and jowls into what it once was. With natural and safe results, fillers are still the mainstay of cosmetic rejuvenation.

The Hands Have It

As one of the most cosmetically ignored areas of the body, the hands take a toll with time and sun. After erasing the sun damage that stains the skin, we can now simply and safely thicken the skin and hide the veins with Radiesse filler. Quickly and easily, this procedure replaces the aggressive fat transfer procedure of years prior. Now your jewelry and manicures are complete.

Dr. Frank’s 411 on Beauty News

BOTOX® Benefits

The Cosmetic Benefits Card makes your next Botox® treatment an even more rewarding experience. On behalf of Allergan, enjoy a $25 reward towards your Botox treatments. Please inquire about the Benefits Card on your next visit.


Fractional CO2 resurfacing (Fraxel Repair and Active FX laser)

With an effort to provide the dramatic cosmetic results of prior CO2 resurfacing treatments without the risk, these new lasers are in the early stages of development and practice. To date, Dr. Frank has determined that in order to get the dramatic results that are above and beyond the already established Fraxel III devices (non-ablative), it is unfortunately necessary to cause significant downtime and trauma. As with all technologies, we are enthusiastic in its development, but are not currently recommending it to our patients until the technology matures.



The new filler Evolence gets FDA approval. Touted as the new, longer lasting collagen, this product is much thicker and comes from a pig skin source. Given the potential risk from animal origins and the various options already available to us, Dr. Frank is very wary of the potential complications of this product and is not currently recommending it to patients. New is not always better!

Dr. Frank in the Media

Promenade Magazine-Magical Makeovers: Tumescent Liposuction
The New York Post- Hi-Def Liposculpture for men
Star Magazine- celebrity skin
Publication: U.S. Dermatology Review: Advances in Fat Emulsification Techniques