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'Cash For Crow's Feet' Program Offers Effective - and Affordable - Laser Skin Treatments
Date:9/9/2009

ATLANTA, Sept 9 /PRNewswire/ -- The government's "Cash for Clunkers" program may have ended, but financial incentives for improving health and appearance are still available.

Georgia's DeKalb Surgical Associates' "Cash for Crow's Feet" program offers a top-of-the-line skin rejuvenation and repair procedure - fractional laser treatment - at half the typical cost, said Dr. David R. Fern, FACS. Dr. Fern and the Vein & Skin Laser Center are affiliated with DeKalb Surgical Associates, a multi-specialty practice in the Atlanta area that serves patients throughout the southeast. "Our 'whole-face at half-off' philosophy is in response to all the factors at play in the current economic environment," said Dr. Fern. "Patients who may have lost their jobs or are 'reinventing' themselves in new positions or as entrepreneurs starting new businesses need to look their best. And some are using this opportunity to treat long-standing skin and vein problems that need medically correcting."

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons reported recently that professional women, in particular, see procedures such as skin rejuvenation treatments as "employment insurance" to stay or become competitive in their careers. Total cosmetic procedures and minimally-invasive cosmetic procedures have increased since 2007 (3% and 5%, respectively), while more involved surgical cosmetic procedures are down 9% overall. (See http://www.prnewswire.com/mnr/aacs/36867/) "Staying youthful-looking is still a priority for people," said Dr. Fern, "especially when the treatment options are effective - and affordable."

One of the more popular skin rejuvenation treatments available today is the minimally-invasive fractional laser treatment ActiveFX, which uses the latest-generation Lumenis laser.
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