ACENT’s Blog

The Benefits of BBL™ vs. IPL

When it comes to knowing the ABCs of light-based skin rejuvenation treatments, the letters to keep in mind are BBL and IPL. Like laser skin treatments, these procedures are recommended for women and men concerned about sun damage, age spots, and uneven skin tone and texture. At our medical spa in Anchorage, we believe the BBL (BroadBand Light) technology is the best approach. BBL and IPL (intense pulsed light) are actually similar technologies. In this blog post, we’ll explain how each technology works, compare how each procedure is performed, and look at the results our med spa patients can expect. … Continue reading »

The Benefits of Combining BOTOX® and Fillers

Cosmetic injectable treatments such as BOTOX and dermal fillers are the most popular aesthetic treatments in the world. It’s easy to see why. These procedures produce excellent results, the treatments take only minutes to complete, and there’s virtually no downtime. But many of the patients who get fillers or BOTOX at our Anchorage practice are surprised to learn that they work in very different ways. All wrinkles aren’t created the same way, and BOTOX and fillers treat different types of wrinkles. That’s why combining the injectable treatments during a single appointment can benefit most of our patients. Dynamic vs. Static … Continue reading »

Virtual Consultations Available at ACENT

When Covid-19 hit, we immediately realized that we had to operate differently. We needed to continue to provide care to our patients but needed to keep our patients and staff safe and do all we could to prevent spread of the virus. Telemedicine had been a consideration for us for some time; it seemed like a perfect way to reach patients in more distant regions of the state. Covid-19 made telemedicine an urgent priority. Our staff did an incredible job of standing up a working videoteleconference (VTC) platform in a matter of days. It took a total team effort, as … Continue reading »

Not Just a Luxury: Why Everyone Needs a Facial

People often associate facials with luxury—something that they treat themselves to. Even though facials can be luxurious, they can also be an essential component of a skincare regimen that helps your skin remain healthy and more youthful-looking for years. Just as there are many different skin types and issues, there are multiple kinds of facials. These various facials can be customized to address the specific needs of each individual, including facials that are designed to reduce stress. Many of the facials we offer at our medical spa in Anchorage accomplish many objectives. Here are some of the most important reasons … Continue reading »

How Often Do You Need a Hearing Test?

Even though hearing loss has been associated with concentration and memory problems, along with depression, a significant number of Americans rarely get their hearing tested. Hearing difficulties take a toll on personal relationships with family, friends, and co-workers and possibly may be linked to dementia. In this blog post, we’ll describe some signs that you may be experiencing hearing loss. We’ll also explain why people should schedule an appointment with an audiologist in Anchorage to ensure their hearing is normal. May is Better Speech and Hearing Month, and it’s a good reminder for all of us—when was the last time … Continue reading »

Meet Our Physicians

Each of our physicians is board certified in Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery; in addition, Dr. Ellerbe is board certified in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.