ACENT’s Blog

What BBL™ BroadBand Light Can Do for You

As the days warm up and the sun sticks around longer and longer, the effects of sun damage area on people’s minds more and more. Many of our medical spa patients in Anchorage come to us because their skin has lost some of its luster due to sun damage and aging, and they want to get back that healthy glow. BBL™ BroadBand Light can help accomplish just that, using pulsed light to deliver superior results in photorejuvenation therapy. And if you entered the #FreshFaced campaign, don’t forget to schedule your appointment to receive 10% off a BBL™ treatment! How does … Continue reading »

Better Hearing Month is Here Again

About this time last year (wow time has flown), I wrote a blog about why people avoid getting help for their hearing loss. As studies have shown, the average individual will wait about 5 years before they admit that they have hearing loss (likely at the behest of the family) and another 2 years before taking action. That blog was important to share in the month of May because May is Better Hearing and Speech month. Well, guess what? May is around the corner and it’s time to write about better hearing again, right?. Well, maybe not this time. Instead … Continue reading »

Fall in Love With Vitamin C Serum

Are you feeling the effects of this long, dark winter on your skin?  Is your skin feeling and looking dull and dry? We are in love with Vitamin C serum for so many reasons. 1. Vitamin C helps to brighten your dull skin. This serum leaves you with a healthy, beautiful and youthful glow 2. Vitamin C serum aids in moisture retention. It’s no shocker that we add heavier moisturizer in the winter months to combat dry skin. Adding a Vitamin C serum to your routine can also help to keep your skin hydrated by working hand in hand with … Continue reading »

Charging Ahead on Hearing Aid Technology

Technology has driven many improvements in hearing aids, and our Anchorage, Alaska patients are always quick to take advantage of them — from fully automatic functionality to streaming services from smartphones. Yet one thing has remained constant through all these advancements over the years: battery consumption. On average, batteries have to be changed in hearing devices every week. Some last less and others more, depending on the battery size and power of the device. And with the additional need for streaming phone calls and audio to rely on them, batteries drain even faster. I’m always carrying replacement batteries in my pocket! … Continue reading »

What Is a VNG Test?

A videonystagmography, or VNG, is a procedure to evaluate dizziness and more accurately determine if the inner ear is causing it. This procedure typically requires a referral by an ear, nose and throat specialist (i.e., ENT, otolaryngologist) such as our Anchorage physicians, or a neurologist or physical therapist. You’ll also need to have a hearing evaluation prior to the procedure. During the procedure, the patient will wear a pair of virtual reality-like goggles with cameras to measure eye movements. These eye movements are called nystagmus, and they are related to the inner ear. The results also provide specificity of which … Continue reading »

Meet Our Physicians

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