February 12, 2015

One of my frequent suggestions or recommendations to my patients is sunblock. Most people only think of using it when going to the beach or pool but long standing evidence of the harmful effects of the sun’s rays on your skin in terms of causing wrinkles and skin cancers is voluminous. An ounce of prevention now will save you lots of money treating those wrinkles down the road.

Read an interesting article about sunblock by clicking here.

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February 07, 2015

You always hear plastic surgeons telling their patients to use sunscreen or better yet, sunblock. The problem is that effects take so long to show, that most people either think it does not apply to them or they can always avoid the sun later. We all know that sun damage can  lead to skin cancers that can be quite disfiguring or even deadly, but it is difficult to get people to follow our advice. A recent article in the news might give us a foot hold in getting...

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February 01, 2015

I frequently get asked about what supplements, vitamins, or hers I recommend to fight skin aging. There are some standard well-know ones but research is always progressing in the field as the demand for something effective is driving that research. I will place a link to a new article about some new and older known supplements that I think should be part of your daily regimen for skin health.

To read the article, click here.

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January 31, 2015

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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 habit of poor sleep patterns. The fillers work...

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January 26, 2015

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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 before applying their make up. Below is the new...

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January 22, 2015

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Apprehensions abound prior to a patient having plastic surgery. Below is a quick visual guide to the visual aspects you might see right before having cosmetic surgery. It shows just images with no bloody material so you can allay some fears when the big day finally comes. Enjoy.

To see the pictures, click here.

To get answers to your cosmetic surgery questions, click...

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January 13, 2015

When we read about silicone breast implants, it seems that most of the stories have a negative tilt. For that reason, it is good to read and discuss those times when silicone implants are spoken of in positive terms. After the restriction of silicone implants back in the early 90’s here in the US due to reports of alleged problems with auto-immune disease, silicone implants fell into disrepute. It was only after exhaustive research and analysis that the...

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January 07, 2015

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 derived from a number of different places in the...

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January 01, 2015

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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...

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December 31, 2014


We are all aware of the push to use compact fluorescent light bulbs in order to replace incandescent bulbs. Many of us have also heard about the potential safety issues were one of the bulbs were to break during its placement or removal. The area would then need to be treated like a miniature toxic area in order to decrease...

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