Category Archives: General Cosmetic Enhancement Information

The Top 5 Procedures for a Youthful Appearance

There is so much information available on the internet that is becomes extremely confusing to the average person as to what is the right thing for them to do. While genetics, race, and lifestyle play a role in how one ages, there are many universal features of the aging face which are inescapable. While it …

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Smoking and Aesthetic Procedures Don’t Mix Well

Smoking is well known for its detrimental effects to one’s lungs and health. Lung cancer, heart disease, chronic lung disease, strokes are all sited to have much higher rates in those that smoke. It certainly is no leap of faith to imagine the harm smoking causes to the largest organ of the body, the skin. …

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What Everyone Is Missing About Neothetics (NEOT) Lipo 102 Drug Candidate…Potential Blockbuster Status

Removing and reducing fat in Americans is a huge industry in the Aesthetics market. There are multiple ways to do this: Suction (traditional) Liposuction Laser Liposuction “Tickle” (vibration) Liposuction Water Liposuction Freezing the Fat (Coolsculpting) Heating the Fat (Vanquish, TruSculpt, Sculpsure, Ultrashape, Liposonix) Chemically with Injections (Kythera’s Kybella, Neothetics 102, 202) There are positives and …

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The Most “Botched” Cosmetic Procedures Dr. Steven Weiner Is Asked on Realself.com

Realself.com is a public forum for asking questions about cosmetic procedures which patients have had or are thinking of undergoing to the website’s participating physicians.  The website allows doctors of the following specialties to respond: Plastic Surgeons Facial Plastic Surgeons Dermatologists Oculoplastic Surgeons Unfortunately, experience and credentials are not always fully evaluated by the public, …

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Beauty and Skin Tips for those on a budget.

This blog will elucidate that small changes to one’s lifestyle and a small investment in skin products, will lead to significant improvements in one’s skin health and beauty. Protect from the sun with daily sunscreen, sun protection, and Heliocare.  The number one enemy to skin is sun exposure.  The sun’s UVB rays lead to activation of enzymes …

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Off Label Uses of the Infini – A Plethora of Potential Treatment Options – Scars, Sweat, Cellulite, Acne, Fat, Breast Lift, Knees, Tattoos

The Infini is quickly being recognized by the aesthetic physicians as a very powerful tool to tighten facial and neck skin with very little downtime (less than 36 hours).  It has also proven to have an extremely low risk profile, with very few long term side effects noted, even in tan or dark skinned individuals.  For …

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Dermapen – Advanced Microneedling for Skin Tightening, Wrinkles, Acne Scars, Stretch Marks, and Improving Elasticity of Skin.

The Dermapen is used in conjunction with PRP and PPP in the video above. The Dermapen 3 is a motorized microneedling device that can produce over 1300 dermal penetrations per second.  The micro-injuries that are created cause an inflammatory response that ultimately causes collagen production.  The injury to the dermis is fractional, only a small …

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PRP and it’s Uses in Cosmetic Procedures: Facial Rejuvenation and Hair Growth Restoration

  PRP is “Platelet Rich Plasma”, a portion of whole blood that is separated from the blood through centrifuging.   It should contain concentrations of platelets that are at least 4 times that of what is found in ordinary blood to get the maximal benefits.  Its use in medical conditions started in the 1990’s mainly …

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Rejuvenation of the Eyes – Completely Nonsurgically. Details the Factors Affecting the Aging of The Eyes.

Studies have shown that the eyes are the most important area of the face for gauging attractiveness.  Unfortunately, the eyes are one of the first areas to show aging.  Several aspects of aging affecting the eyes are: Dropping of the eyebrows Tear trough formation Eyelashes that are shorter, fewer, and less pigmented Thinning of the …

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The Top 14 Trends in Cosmetic Procedures (Plastic Surgery) for 2014 as Predicted by Dr. Steven Weiner

This coming year is an exciting one with a couple new FDA approvals expected.  It’s also going to see several procedures fade away and new approaches with the “gold standards”. Kythera’s ATX-101 will be approved for reducing the double chin fat using only an injection.  The procedure will need to be repeated 3-5 times in …

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