Kent V. Hasen, MD: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery & Med Spa of Naples
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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 …

Advances in Fat Grafting Made in Japan

Fat grafting is an exciting alternative treatment in procedures including facial rejuvenation, breast enhancement/reconstruction and buttock augmentation. The benefit of fat grafting is that it uses incisional scars and often has fewer complications than when injecting foreign material into the body. Although fat grafting has been around for over a decade, it has recently seen a boost in popularity. The latest refinements that focus on stem cells in adipose (fat) tissue are adding promise to the rising field of fat … Continue reading

Study Finds That Men Need More Botox® Than Women

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% of Botox® users in the U.S., however, that number is rapidly growing. Dr. Alastair Carruthers, the Clinical Professor of Dermatology at the University of British … Continue reading

Cigarettes Are Now Linked to Adult Acne in Women

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 women. The study, which was published in the Journal of American Academy of Dermatology, found that 66.3% of women with acne were cigarette smokers. The … Continue reading

No Skin Tone is Safe from Melanoma

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. Caucasians made up only 12% of the cases, while 18% were Hispanics and 26% were African Americans. There isn’t a lengthy scientific reason for these … Continue reading

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