Kent V. Hasen, MD: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery & Med Spa of Naples
3699 Airport Pulling Road North
Naples, FL 34105

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Debunking 3 Sunscreen Myths – PART TWO

Naples Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Kent Hasen, continues his discussion of common sunscreen myths. Chemicals in Sunscreen Interfere with Hormones and Cause Cancer FALSE! Most people’s concern regarding sunscreen stems from two ingredients: oxybenzone and retinyl palmitate.  Oxybenzone is a synthetic estrogen first approved by the FDA in 1978 and present in sunscreen since the early 1980s.  In a 2001 study, rats fed over 1500 mg of oxybenzone showed an increase in uterine weight.  However, this is an astronomically high oxybenzone … Continue reading

Debunking 3 Sunscreen Myths – Part One

SUNSCREEN CAUSES MELANOMA FALSE! Many patients worry that instead of preventing this deadly form of skin cancer, sunscreen can actually cause the disease.  However, there are NO studies to support this notion.  In fact, a recent groundbreaking study found that regular sunscreen use reduced the incidence of melanoma by 50-73%! Of the seven most common cancers in the US, melanoma is the only cancer whose incidence is actually increasing, and about 86% of melanomas can be attributed to UV exposure … Continue reading

What’s a CoolScuplting® Treatment Really Like?

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The popularity of CoolSculpting treatments among my Fort Myers and Naples, FL patients has risen meteorically over the past few years, and it’s easy to see why. The non-invasive procedure measurably reduces fat deposits and doesn’t require any sort of recovery time, so you can get back to doing the things you love while your body goes to work removing the treated fat. The No. 1 question I hear from those who are researching the procedure is, “What does it … Continue reading

CoolSculpting®: The Perfect Pre-Wedding Procedure

Here in Florida, our wonderful year-round weather makes every season “wedding season.” Brides-to-be often visit my office eager to look their best in their gowns and on their honeymoons. But between wedding planning and the demands of everyday life, few of these women have time for cosmetic surgery. One great compromise that I often recommend is a CoolSculpting treatment. My Naples-area patients love that this non-invasive fat reduction option doesn’t require any downtime – and my patients and I both … Continue reading

The Pros and Cons of Facelift Alternatives

The Pros and Cons of Facelift Alternatives

  Non-surgical alternatives to facelift surgery are increasingly popular with the availability of advanced skin tightening treatments and innovative dermal fillers. Some patients are excellent candidates for these procedures, while others will benefit much more from a surgical facelift at my Naples practice. The Thermage® is a breakthrough anti-aging skin tightening treatment approved by the FDA. Dermal fillers and other injectable treatments such as BOTOX® Cosmetic can be combined with Thermage treatments to get truly impressive results for patients who want a more … Continue reading

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