Medicine has many different specialties, and sometimes the procedures performed by these different specialties overlap. Two such examples are the specialties of Plastic Surgery and Oculoplastic Surgery. Both perform reconstructive and cosmetic procedures on the face, but there are some definite differences worth noting. First, we will discuss Oculoplastic Surgeons. The training of Oculoplastic Surgeons begins after medical school and an internship with a residency in Ophthalmology, or eye surgery. This training involves understanding in intimate details the eye, eyelids and facial region … [Read more...] about Medical Minute: What Are the Differences Between Oculoplastic and Plastic Surgeons?
In the summertime in northern climates and all year round in southern climates, people look forward to laying by the pool and soaking in some sun. But this also involves waxing and shaving often sensitive areas of our bodies every few weeks and dealing with pain and razor bumps to look good in our swimsuits. Thankfully there are options for permanently reducing body hair through laser hair treatments. How does this work? Our hair has color because of melanin. There are two types of Pheomelanin which is in red or blond hair and Eumelanin which is in brown or black hair. The hair follicles lie … [Read more...] about Medical Minute: How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?
Can skin wrinkles, age spots, and crepe-like skin (crepe-like skin is thin and is wrinkled like wrinkled crepe paper) be improved without the long recovery typical of invasive surgical treatments? The answer is, “yes.” However, for patients with severe sun damage and precancerous lesions the best option is to completely reverse facial skin damage with my RESET® for Sun Damage. RESET is a ablative laser skin resurfacing treatment. RESET for Sun Damage removes years of past sun damage and allows the skin to create new skin to replace the damaged skin. This creates amazing results and … [Read more...] about Can the HALO Laser Give You The Results You Want?
Why are the eyes so important? While our faces allow us to communicate with the world, our eyes remain the most expressive part of our face. They are the first thing people search when looking for non-verbal confirmation of our words. In fact, 55% of the message we send to others is non-verbal communication. Our brains are wired to subconsciously scan for these non-verbal cues. The brain focuses first on the eyes and mouth, but our eyes actually have the biggest impact on the way we are perceived by others. Unfortunately, as we age, it’s common to see a change in the fullness of our upper and … [Read more...] about The Ultimate Guide to Eyelid Surgery