I frequently treat patients with fillers to improve the appearance of the lower eyelids. This can correct dark circles, the puffy appearance and make a person look more rested. I perform this procedure on both men and women and the filler lasts longer than it typically does in other commonly injected areas. Although it is an off-label use, it is quite safe in experienced hands. I have been doing it for my patients for a number of years and find it to be a great option for people that are not ready for surgery yet. In many cases it is due to smaller cheek bones and the injections will help...


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An article talking about a woman who died in a barbershop where an unlicensed person who worked as a massage therapist performed what is called a Vampire Facelift. Let me first say that although I think the Vampire facelift where your own blood is taken and then separated into components and then injected underneath your skin in an attempt to make you look...


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Another sad story of a do-it-your-self at home self-performed breast enlargement. And what did this person use? VASELINE. Yes that’s right, she injected Vaseline into her chest. I really can’t say anything about this that I have not said before, but please seek out  a true professional before embarking on a medical intervention on yourself.And remember to use a little common sense....


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Quickie note to all of the men out there reading my blog. Below is a nice article about skin care for men. No boys, don’t just use your girlfriend’s or wife’s system. Time to man up and take care of that face so you don’t look like a piece of dried leather. Healthy skin is masculine. Get on board with it. Even designer Tom Ford has a new men’s skin care line. And don’...

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There are many patients that seek help from a plastic surgeon for their tired looking eyes. Although dark circles do make one look tired, and there are fillers that can be used to mask or hide them, that might not be what you need. If your eyes look tired because you are actually tired, it is best to get some rest. Along with the healthy effects of proper sleep, injections will not totally correct the problem if you keep up the...

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The latest and supposedly greatest way to avoid filler injections has made the news. Essentially it is a cream that fills in wrinkles from the outside like Spackle, and allows the foundation make up to go on smoother. For the men in the audience, think Bondo on your car dents.This is really a take off of an age-old Hollywood secret where actresses would use a sable brush and brush egg whites onto their faces to fill in wrinkles...

There has been an enormous amount of publicity about the use of stem cells for cosmetic enhancements. Although stem cells have been proven effective in the treatment of certain blood diseases and there is lots of on-going research into their use on numerous things like heart patients and diabetes along with spinal cord injuries, I am afraid that there have been a number of doctors trying to profit from people’s desire for the newest fad. Stem cells can be...

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There is a huge buzz about stem cells and their potential benefits. Unfortunately there are some less than scrupulous practitioners out there claiming there can inject stem cells into your face a provide a more youthful. Well, sorry fans, not so fast. Below is a link for a recent article that clearly says what many of us have been alerting you of for a long time, that those treatments are attempting to...

With the evolution of a better understanding of what makes the face look older, we are now doing more volume replacement in many areas of the face. Traditionally we only thought of fillers for the lips and nasolabial folds. In recent years we started using filers for the tear trough area and the cheeks, but there is a growing trend of fillers being used in the forehead. Replacement of lost volume in the forehead can give a more youthful appearance that surgery and neurotoxins like Botox or Dysport cannot achieve. I will place the link for a new article talking about the topic below for...

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