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

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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

Non-Invasive Procedures Rocket in 2009

According to Plastic Surgery Practice, the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery recently released its statistics on surgical and non-invasive procedures for 2009.  The survey, which was administered to its member surgeons, shows that the economy has been playing a major role in the growing popularity of non-invasive cosmetic treatments. According to the survey, 80% of doctors claimed that patients are choosing non-invasive treatments as a method to gain an edge in the workforce. As opposed to invasive … Continue reading

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