The term Liquid Face Lift was first used when Sculptra came available in the USA as a filler for the face in 2004. I was fortunate to be an instructor for Sculptra for about 6 ...Continue Reading →
The use of fillers has sky-rocketed in popularity–because they work. But we continue to attempt to reduce discomfort, swelling, and bruising.
Typically, when injecting fillers or Botox, we will use a topical anesthetic cream and ice to reduce any discomfort.
With fillers, we suggest the use of Arnica Montana, commonly called Arnica, sublingual tablets and a topical Arnica cream to diminish bruising and swelling, and ...Continue Reading →
As I have mentioned in many blogs and articles, the appearance of the aging face is mainly from:
This article concerns Volume loss, but all in the above list can make significance in creating a younger looking you..
For loss of volume, the treatment is injection of “fillers” or fat grafts. The most common fillers are Juvederm, ...Continue Reading →
Dental Health and Anti Aging ! What is the Connection?
Flossing your teeth, Anti-aging, and Longevity
There is a plaque on the walll of most dentists’ offices that states, “You don’t have to floss all of your teeth, only the ones you want to keep.” How clever and apropos. One third of your tooth surface is between the teeth, and only flossing will keep it ...Continue Reading →
Facial fillers are for fine wrinkles and to re-volumize the lost fat, muscle and bone in the face. This loss results in facial sagging due to loss of support making one look older.
Typically the most common fillers are: Juvederm, Restylane, Perlane, Radiesse, Artefill and Sculptra. Juvederm and Restylane are hyaluronic acid products and are therefore reversible with injection of an enzyme, if the ...Continue Reading →
There are two Fraxel Lasers: The Dual and the Re:Pair (CO2)
The Fraxel Dual:
The Dual has two Fraxel heads in one. The 1550 Fraxel, also called the Re:Store, is FDA approved for treatment of actinic keratoses, which are pre-malignant lesions, as well as remodeling of acne scars and surgical scars. It also reduces age spots, fine wrinkles and large pores.
The second head of ...Continue Reading →
For years I have seen patients on consultation regarding their thick, yellow, ugly toenail fungus. This is due to a fungus infection, and it is the same fungus that causes “athletes foot” and even “jock itch.” Basically, people with either of the latter fungus infections self-inoculate themselves. This is particularly easy to do with athletes foot because the fungus resides in the same location ...Continue Reading →
Toenail fungus is a big problem for many people. It’s actually a fungus of the nail bed, and it causes the nail to become thick, discolored, and very unattractive. Because of the nail thickness, they can also be difficult to trim. In advanced cases, the nail can bleed and become painful. The result can be quite embarrassing, and affected people often refuse to ...Continue Reading →