What to Know About the Fraxel CO2 Laser

Merry Christmas to me! My newest acquisition is a CO2 Fraxel laser! Most of you are thinking that at this time, Dr. Athre, a CO2 Fraxel is not new — and you’re absolutely right. However, some of the uses of the CO2 laser are definitely new. As many of you know, lasers are basically machines that emit light. The light is concentrated and depending on the type of laser (e.g. CO2, Erbium, Alexandrite, etc.), it… Continue reading

Barbed threads and Face lifts

Recently, I was given the opportunity to try out PDS barbed threads to rejuvenate the face. These threads are toted, as non-painful, low downtime, cheaper than a traditional facelift, with good results. I wanted to try this new technology. Though I did not see this as a replacement to a facelift, I wanted to see and try this new technology in action. I saw the place for this procedure in the same category as Restylane,… Continue reading

A new Hollywood trend : Lip Fillers

As summer draws and everyone is getting ready for their selfie best…lips are one of the most common procedures I get requests for. Lips can be made plumper, more defined, and fuller. The options for lips include fillers and permanent implants. There are advantages and disadvantages to both. Fillers used in the lips usually are Restylane or Juvederm. Either way, these fillers are made of hyaluronic acid, which is a compound that is naturally found… Continue reading

Rejuvenation of Decloitte

Been wearing those low cut blouses and bikinis during the hot summer? How about that crepey skin of the top part of your chest (decloitte)? The skin of the decloitte receives a lot of sun damage and can be stubborn to treat. Resurfacing procedures can help even the texture and reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles in this area. Two options include TCA peels and Dermaneedling. TCA peels works really well in this area… Continue reading


What I find my patients seem to ask all the time is, what is Micro-needling really? Well, the easiest way to put it micro needling is performed using brand-name tools such as what we use at (AFA YuvaMedspa) Skin Pen, micro needling (without the PRP) is a minimally invasive treatment that involves puncturing the skin with fine needles to promote collagen production! Microneedling is not just exclusive to the face. The procedure can be performed… Continue reading