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

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Is Your Antidepressant Making You Look Older?

The website version of the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Journal of the ASPS (American Society of Plastic Surgeons) recently published a study conducted at Case Medical Center that reveals new factors that influence aging, specifically that make us appear older than we are. Based on a twin study of 186 pairs of identical twins who completed extensive questionnaires and submitted photos, the study shows that environmental factors and other lifestyle choices can influence one’s apparent age. While you may think … Continue reading

Cosmetic procedures in women over 50 have soared by nearly 70% in a year

According to a report from the UK, post-menopause cosmetic treatments are on the increase. At first, this hardly seems newsworthy, but it’s actually of note that plastic surgery procedures, originally the realm of older patients who wanted to turn back the hands of time with a face lift, have increasingly become the domain of younger patients requesting breast enhancements, liposuction and Brazilian bottoms. Menopause brings with it a drop in the level of estrogen, contributing to dry and sagging skin. … Continue reading

Face Bra: An Alternative to a Face Lift?

An entrepreneur in South Florida has taken a supportive device often worn by patients after face lift surgery—a face bra, essentially—as an alternative to a face lift. The website claims that this is an effective alternative to surgery to create a more youthful visage. The website says the device will “smooth away wrinkles, lift sagging jowls and freshen aging complexions” through the application of the wrap and special herbs that are soaked into the wrap before application. The elastic cotton fabric … Continue reading

Which Facial Procedure to do First?

Patients often come to see me with a variety of concerns about their facial appearance. Sometimes it’s a combination of drooping skin, particularly in the cheek area and around the jawbone coupled with wrinkles around the eyes. At other times, it’s the lack of fat in the cheek area coupled with deep grooves in the forehead. They ask me—what should I fix first? There’s no perfect answer. Our eyes, nose and jawbone/chin area all work together to create the impression … Continue reading

How to Increase Collagen Production for Younger-Looking Skin

A protein called collagen is a part of our bones, tendons and skin. It maintains strength and elasticity. Unfortunately, as we age, our collagen begins to break down, resulting in wrinkles and sagging skin. You can see this in smile lines, the forehead and around the eyes. In fact, by the time you are 80, you’ll have 4 times the broken collagen that you had in your 20’s. Aging releases enzymes that cause the breakdown of collagen fibers. The breakdown … Continue reading

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