Monthly Archives: June, 2013

What are realistic expectations for noninvasive cosmetic procedures?

As the number of physicians providing noninvasive cosmetic services increases, there is a tendency for many to make unsubstantiated claims as  to what outcomes can be expected.  This ultimately can lead to unhappy patients and certain procedures can be tarnished in reviews or in the press for not living up to what was promised.  Patients …

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Do Dermal Fillers (Restylane, Juvederm, Belotero) fight cancer?

I stumbled across a very interesting article last night.  It discussed how the naked mole rat had some very unique qualities.  I has a very long life span for a rodent, up to 30 years vs. 3-4 years for most species, and it doesn’t get cancer! After studying tissue cultures from the rat, they found that …

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The best way to get your lips augmented…Hyaluronic Acid Fillers using Blunt Cannulas

Lip augmentation has received a lot of press over the past couple years and its been mostly bad.  That’s because most physicians either overfill the lips or don’t understand what makes lips attractive and natural appearing.  In addition, most patients equate lip augmentation to severe pain and several days of downtime with bruising and swelling. …

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