Septal Perforation

What is a perforated septum? The septum is a structure comprised of cartilage, bone, and a thin membrane that separates the two nasal passages. If a perforation -- hole -- develops in the septum it may need to be repaired. Treatment can range from rinsing with a saline solution to complex surgery. The urgency and type of treatment depends on…

Breast Implant Shapes

Breast implants come in dozens of different shapes and sizes: some are perky, voluminous and round, while others are more discrete or teardrop-shaped. The implant's height, width, projection and material will also affect your final results. A board-certified plastic surgeon can help you choose the type of implant that best suits your frame, body type and expectations. Thinking about getting…

Hormonal Acne

Acne that occurs or persists after the age of 25 is more common in women and largely associated with fluctuations in hormone levels. Adult acne may have other causes in addition to hormone fluctuations, with the most common being stress, diet, and family history. There are a number of over-the-counter and prescription medications used to treat these breakouts, including oral…

Cystic Acne Treatment

Cystic acne is a severe form of acne that manifests as large, red, tender bumps deep within the skin. Cystic acne is painful and difficult to cure, causing blemishes that may linger for months. Effective treatments include oral isotretinoin, birth control pills, and topical retinoids. Cystic acne is the most severe form of acne. It is also resistant to common…

Bentonite Clay

Calcium bentonite healing clay, referred to by some manufacturers as “Indian” or “Aztec” healing clay, is often billed as the world’s most powerful facial. The clay has a negative charge which is said to draw positively-charged toxins from the skin. The clay does help control the production of certain oils on the skin, making it useful for those who are…

Volbella

Quick Facts  Volbella is an ideal filler for injection into the lips for subtle augmentation and correction of perioral lines (vertical lip lines) It was FDA approved in May 2016, making it one of the newest fillers on the market. Volbella costs $400-600 per syringe. Results are immediate with the most common side effect being mild bruising and swelling. What…

Swimming pool rash

A swimming pool rash typically occurs when the disinfectants in a pool break down. To safely enjoy the benefits of pool life you need to ensure that the water is free of bacterial contamination. Rashes can also occur from swimming in fresh water, sea water or soaking in a hot tub. Pools are synonymous with sunshine, vacations and the dog…

Estriol Skin Cream

Skin creams containing hormones like estrogen are being hyped as revolutionary technology. Some studies confirm estriol creams notably increase moisture levels, encourage collagen synthesis, and greatly improve skin elasticity and firmness Other equally legitimate studies report no noticeable improvements to the skin after six months of daily application. Estriol added to anti-aging skin creams is a good example of a…

Omega 3 for acne

Omega-3 fatty acids can help combat moderate to severe acne. These essential fatty acids can be found in seafood or in supplements. Doctors support the use of Omega-3s for acne as well as for general health. Acne vulgaris is the most common skin condition in the US, affecting a whopping 40–50 million Americans at any one time, with many degrees…

You can tell prospective clients all about your years of plastic surgery experience, your high standards, your superior medical training, your state-of-the-art equipment, and your 100% satisfaction rating, but none of those statements will be nearly as effective as showing them excellent before-and-after photos of your patients. Clients visit plastic surgeons’ websites to see evidence of their work, and “the…

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