Sometimes spending hours at the gym can’t always tone your most problematic body parts. While some people worry about their love handles or gut, others may be concerned with their arms. Oftentimes, patients who have encountered considerable weight loss or gain are left with excessive amounts of skin in different areas of their body. With…Read More
Kent V. Hasen, MD: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery & Med Spa of Naples
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Monthly Archives: August 2010
Have you considered plastic surgery before, but you didn’t want your friends and family to find out? Turns out you’re not alone. Transform, the UK’s largest cosmetic surgery group, recently published a study showing that patients have been staggering their aesthetic treatments, or even hiding them, so that people don’t know about their upgrades. According…Read More
With injectable fillers such as Botox® and Juvederm® leading in popularity in the cosmetic industry, it’s hard to imagine a drop in sales any time soon. In North America, facial injectables are classified in four different ways: botulinum toxin (BTX), collagen, Hyaluronic acid (HA) dermal fillers and particle and polymer fillers (PPF). While modest growth…Read More
Allergan, the maker of Botox®, recently launched a new dermal filler, Juvéderm® HYDRATE. The latest filler contains both Hyaluronic acid (HA) and the anti-oxidant mannitol. Juvéderm® HYDRATE, which was given a European CE mark in late 2009, is clinically proven to both hydrate and plump skin when injected into the neck, face and décolletage areas.…Read More
There’s no arguing that anyone looks better without a gut. But physical appearance aside, the extra inches in your abdomen may be indicative of a shorter lifespan. A recent study performed by the American Cancer Society found that people with larger waists have a higher risk of death and disease than that of their more…Read More
Besides the numerous deadly side effects of cigarettes, there are also numerous health hazards related to smoking both before and after plastic surgery. Good health is a pre-requisite for elective surgery, and a physical exam is now required in some states before going under the knife. If you are a smoker and considering undergoing a…Read More
Last week, Merz Pharmaceuticals announced the FDA approval of a new challenger to Botox®, Xeomin®. Xeomin, which contains botulinum toxin type A, was approved for treatment of cervical dystonia (neck spasms) and blepharospasm (eye spasms). To date, Dysport® has been the only competitor to Botox®, however, Xeomin® may be the new competition. Xeomin® is similar…Read More
At the 61st Annual American Academy of Dermatology meeting in San Francisco, scientists presented a study showing that men need twice the amount of Botox® than women to achieve similar results. The reason why men need more Botox® is due the greater muscle tone and thickness of male skin. Currently, men make up only 15%…Read More
Smoking isn’t healthy, that’s a given. Cigarettes are linked to premature aging of the skin, cancer, and extensive damage to your bank account (the average smokers spends over $2,000/year on cigarettes). If increasing smoking taxes and restrictions, aging skin and the possibility of dying weren’t enough; scientists have no linked smoking to adult acne in…Read More
It was often thought that individuals of darker skin tones were less likely to die from melanoma. According to StyleList.com, however, a recent survey has found that ethnic groups with darker complexions make up the majority of melanoma death rates. 41,072 Florida residents with advanced melanoma were surveyed and then classified based on the ethnicity.…Read More