Kent V. Hasen, MD: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery & Med Spa of Naples
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Juvéderm® HYDRATE Lives Up To Its Name

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. According to Cosmetic Surgery Times, Dr. Maryna Taieb presented the findings on Juvéderm® HYDRATE at the 8th Anti-Aging World Congress in Monte Carlo, Monaco.  The … Continue reading

Wider Waist Equals Greater Health Risks

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 slender counterparts. According to the study, men with a waist size larger than 47 inches and women with a waist size larger than 42 inches … Continue reading

PureGraft for Fat Transfer Gets U.K., U.S. Approval

Earlier this year the FDA approved the PureGraft™ system, manufactured by Cytori Therapeutics, Inc. PureGraft™ is the first technology from Cytori to be cleared for U.S. sales. The technology is used during soft tissue augmentation procedures that require fat grafting, such as the Brazilian butt lift. The PureGraft™ system expedites the lipotransfer process by purifying a patient’s own fat tissue for re-injection in approximately 15 minutes. This makes operating more efficient, decreases surgery time, processes larger volumes of tissue and … Continue reading

Want Plastic Surgery? Then Don’t Smoke.

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 cosmetic procedure, there are some risk factors you should know about first. Poor Circulation: Proper oxygen supply is needed for the body to heal properly … Continue reading

Prospective Botox® Competitor Gets FDA Approval

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 to Botox® in that it is injected into the muscle to cease spasms from the nerve. The bacteria Clostridium botulinum produces complex proteins …

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