Kent V. Hasen, MD: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery & Med Spa of Naples
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Naples, FL 34105

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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

Summer Weddings Bring Summer Skin Needs

News writer for the AMA, Victoria Elliott, posted an article about a bride’s commitment to looking as beautiful as she can on her wedding day. According to Brian Lawrence of Local Traffic Builder.com’s wedding industry website, “There’s definitely a lot of self-improvement when brides are planning their weddings. And there is tremendous motivation for a bride to look her best and feel her best.” Wedding expenses such as the reception, clothing, invitations, music, and the all-important wedding photos add up to … Continue reading

Intrinsic & Extrinsic Aging: Causes and Treatments

There are two main reasons that skin ages: genetic factors and environmental factors. Genetic factors are obvious—if you want to know how your skin will age, look closely at your parents. It’s likely that you will age approximately the same way at approximately the same age, minus premature aging factors that are due to the environment. What’s included in environmental aging factors? Smoking for one. Sun exposure is another. The way you take care of your skin is a third. … Continue reading

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