Today we’re going to talk about ways to get the most natural results from Botox. I call it “Under the Radar” Botox. Botox is often used to help improve lines and wrinkles around the face. Many patients who’ve had Botox are concerned about irregular results that others will see, or with having a lack of motion in their faces resulting in what some refer to as a “frozen” face. This can happen with either too little or too much Botox. When we look at one another, we tend to concentrate on the eye and mouth region. When Botox is done to the forehead alone, it can result in the collapse … [Read more...] about Medical Minute: What is Under the Radar Botox
When we see another person, our brains scan the other person’s face for nonverbal facial cues. We naturally focus on the eye and mouth region, and when we see heavy upper or lower eyelids, malar mounds or eyelid festoons, we tend to interpret what we see as meaning that the other person tired, sick or even drunk. Malar mounds and eyelid festoons have traditionally been very difficult conditions to correct, and when lower eyelid surgery is performed without correcting festoons and malar mounds, the person often looks worse afterwards. This is because we expect heavy lower lids to accompany … [Read more...] about Medical Minute: Can Malar Mounds and Eyelid Festoons Be Treated?
Facial Moles. Who loves their facial moles? Not everyone. Today we’re going to talk about a great way to treat moles with the hybrid laser mole treatment. Facial moles are a common condition found in many people. They can be present at birth or they can develop over the course of a lifetime. Though they are frequently referred to as beauty marks, in many cases they are anything but beautiful. A healthy facial complexion that is clear, bright and glowing sends a message of health and vitality, but pigment spots, bumps, or moles can make us look old, less healthy and less vibrant. Moles … [Read more...] about Medical Minute: Hybrid Laser Mole Treatment
Rosacea is a very common skin condition. It starts with a tendency to flush more easily than other individuals, and can evolve into redness on the nose, cheeks, chin and forehead. Some patients get bumps on their face associated with rosacea and it can also affect the eyelids, resulting in dry eye. The cause of rosacea is not known, but it does tend to run in families with fair skin. It often flares up when triggers such as exercise, sun exposure, hot weather, stress, spicy food, alcohol and hot baths are present. Treatment options include low dose doxycycline and certain skin creams. … [Read more...] about Medical Minute: Can Lasers Help Facial Rosacea?