Kent V. Hasen, MD: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery & Med Spa of Naples
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MRIs for Women With Implants

A recent article by NewBeauty magazine investigates the importance of MRI’s, and how they should be done, for women who have undergone breast augmentation with silicone implants. Since silicone implants we re-released on the market, there has been a debate as to whether women who have them should have an MRI lying down or standing upright. Currently, the FDA recommends screening MRIs to check the integrity of the shell of the implant, but that there is controversy among plastic surgeons … Continue reading

Are Microdermabrasions Dangerous?

From doctor’s offices to spas and salons, microdermabrasion is one of the most-common non-invasive skincare treatments. Microdermabrasion is often marketed as a non-surgical, safe and even relaxing way to get glowing skin. However, could conventional microdermabrasion methods be more harmful than they are helpful? The popular treatment traditionally blasts aluminum oxide crystals to sand the skin, and then suctions of the exfoliated dead cells and crystals with a mini vacuum. Once praised, the older methods …

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

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