Laser Resurfacing Can Help Minimize a Scar’s Appearance

Significant burns, old wounds, irregular lacerations, and cuts that become infected before healing can sometimes develop a scar. While some scars naturally reduce in appearance with age, many remain. If the dermal aberration is in a highly visible location can have a negative impact on your self-image and self-confidence.  ... Read more »

A Minor Scar Might Be Reduced by a Laser Resurfacing Treatment

Scars are essentially dermal aberrations that are often associated with a past laceration or burn that healed abnormally. In some of these cases, a latent infection could also have interrupted the skin’s natural ability to heal. Sometimes even a minor scar in a highly visible location can have a significant... Read more »

Cosmetic Surgery 101: Laser Hair Removal

Many men and women often find themselves sporting hair in places they would prefer not to be. In fact, many individuals prefer no facial hair at all, including men. Fortunately, there are permanent hair removal treatments available to prevent the growth of hair. This is made possible via laser hair... Read more »

The Boardroom Look: A Quick Neck Lift for Men and Women

As a follow up to the  recent tummy tuck post, another procedure that is not limited to women is the neck lift. The discussion is about the various methods to improve the neck other than the traditional surgical method associated with a face lift. The clean, well-defined, almost chiseled, neck/chin profile is sought after in the boardroom... Read more »

Laser Resurfacing Revisited

One of the most important and effective adjuvant treatments available for enhancing facial aesthetic surgery has over the past several years received a "bum rap"! Ablative facial resurfacing has fallen out of favor despite its obvious success in smoothing out the skin because of its initial applications. The procedure would laser... Read more »

Facial Make-up: A Plastic Surgeon’s Point of View

Make-up for women has been around since the days of the pharaohs. It is used to enhance the beauty of the face, hide "blemishes" and in general look more "presentable". I have always been surprised and even performed a " double take" when I see my patients for the first... Read more »

Does Smoking Cause Wrinkles Around Lips?

No. That is utterly silly! Smoking does diminish blood flow to the skin via the constricting effects of nicotine on blood vessels. This in turn can magnify the aging process of skin where loss of thickness is partly due to poor nutrition as result of decreased blood supply. One can argue that thinner... Read more »

Laser Hair Removal: Does It Really Work?

Yes it does remove hair permanently. The important fact that everyone has to keep in mind is that, like many other treatments of our body, it takes more than one procedure to accomplish this task. Hair exists in multiple phases at the same time. Some are in a growth phase, some... Read more »

Does Laser Therapy Work on Spider Veins?

I see many people who have tried laser treatments for their leg spider veins with no visible improvement. The reason for this is that spider veins need to be injected with sclerosing agents first before laser has any effect. Injecting the vein with an irritant such as hyper-tonic saline will cause the... Read more »