Kent V. Hasen, MD: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery & Med Spa of Naples
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Facial Exercises: Help or Hoax?

It seems that everyday there is a new miracle cure for aging skin. A commonly discussed wrinkle treatment is the use of facial exercises. While numerous websites claim that exercising the muscles around the face will increase muscle tone and reduce wrinkles, the practice is questionable. If simple exercises would reduce wrinkles, why would there be a need for Botox® or facelifts? Ask yourself this: if these exercises claim to be so good for facial lines, why does paralyzing muscles … Continue reading

Don’t risk your health on tanning beds!

The most recent study released on indoor tanning beds suggests its users suffer an addiction that resembles that of drugs and cigarette. In the study, researchers Sharon Danoff-Burg, PhD, of the University at Albany, and Catherine E. Mosher, PhD, of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, polled 421 students at a Northeastern college in regards to their indoor tanning habits. The above mentioned students were given a questionnaire normally used to identify drug and alcohol addiction. The survey …

Do you have a “tear trough deformity”?

For many people with dark circles beneath the eyes, it’s just a matter of getting more sleep. But for some, especially those with a tear trough deformity, the dark circles are actually a reflection of a narrow channel or furrow that developed beneath the lower eyelid. It sounds a lot more serious than it actually is, so don’t be alarmed if you see this under your own eyes. You can tell if you have a tear trough deformity, as when … Continue reading

New Treatment for Varicose Veins approved by the FDA

The FDA approved a new sclerosing agent today called Aslcera. Made by Bioform and manufactured in Germany, Asclera has been used in Europe for some time. It’s slightly different from the usual sclerosing agents, but essentially acts in the same way–by damaging the lining in a “bad” vein until it collapses. Aslera is injected into the vein by a physician or nurse to eliminate the appearance of varicose veins. Not just unsightly, varicose veins can be dangerous. Because they are … Continue reading

Rosacea

If you’re seeing a bit of tint to your cheeks lately that was there before, it’s possible that you may have rosacea. It starts as a bit of blush and then you may notice tiny broken capillaries in the cheeks, nose and/or jaw line. It can become more pronounced with heat, stress, alcohol or spicy foods. Rosacea is a chronic, but not dangerous, inflammation of the skin. When left untreated it can (but doesn’t always) progress to a thickening in … Continue reading

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