Category Archives: General Cosmetic Enhancement Information

The Unintended Consequences of Gum Chewing: Accelerated Aging of the Lower Face and Mouth.

People chew gum to help clean their teeth after eating, freshen their breath, and even try to keep them whiter. What isn’t readily known is the havok gum chewing has on the aesthetics of the lower face. The simple act of excessive chewing will lead to muscle hypertrophy of the masseter. Enlargement of this muscles …

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Action II Erbium Laser for Resurfacing and Bella V Vaginal Rejuvenation

Lutronic has added a new laser to it’s armamentarium and it is called the Action II. There are several different applications for this laser which include: fractional laser resurfacing, the “Shining” laser peel, skin lesion ablations, and the “Bella V” procedure for vaginal rejuvenation. Erbium lasers are ablative lasers, they cause ablation of the tissue treated. …

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Deceptive Practices Used in Before and After Photos

“A picture is worth a thousand words”. It’s true, seeing a great before and after speaks volumes for a certain physician’s or practitioner’s abilities. Unfortunately, there are some deceptive practices that can trick the eyes into believing results are better than they are really are.  Instagram is a showcase for the aesthetic industry, but there …

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The Next Big Thing….Nanofat

Aesthetic physicians are constantly striving to find the best procedure/device to turn back time. This time, it is actually a procedure which has been used for decades, but with some modifications. Fat grafting is a procedure that harvests fat from one part of the body and then injects the fat into another area. It has …

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Introducing the Concept of “Age Freezing”

The nonsurgical aesthetic industry has finally hit an important milestone. Using a combination of techniques, cosmetic physicians are now able to halt, and even reverse, the age-related changes which occur to one’s face. In the past, technologies would allow for turning back time for a few years but eventually, the inevitable and undeniable signs of …

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The Latest Trend “Prejuvenation” – Preventative Rejuvenation

It’s been touted for years by the aesthetic physicians – “Prejuvenation” – starting maintenance treatments in one’s late teens or early twenties.  The Kardashians have popularized these minor cosmetic tweaks to stay youthful and refreshed with visits to their Beverly Hills physician, documented regularly on “Keeping Up with the Kardashians”. There is increasing pressure to …

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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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