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

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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, 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

6 Things To Know Before a Laser Treatment

Laser skin treatments work wonders for resurfacing and rejuvenation, as well for hair removal. If you are considering a laser treatment, there are a few things you should consider before your procedure: Choose a board-certified plastic surgeon that has extensive experience with lasers. An experienced doctor will be able to recommend the best laser for your skin type and concerns. Don’t request that your doctor only use a specific laser for your treatment. Rather, allow your doctor to choose a … Continue reading

Workers’ Comp Reimburses Burst Implant in NC

Work-related injuries are usually covered by workers’ compensation. But what happens when your elective cosmetic surgery is affected by said injuries? According to a ruling by the North Carolina Court of Appeals, a burst breast implant that is a result of a work-related injury should be reimbursed by workers’ compensation. In 2001, home-care nurse Penny Richardson suffered one burst and one rippled implant as a result of a motor vehicle accident. Richardson was retrieving food for a patient at the … Continue reading

How About Botox® to Boost Your Mood?

Sure, getting rid of wrinkles can make anyone smile.  A new study found that Botox® not only soothes away wrinkles, but can also trick your brain into making you feel happy. The study, which was performed by the US Association for Psychological Science, found that the wrinkle-reducing injectable actually has a positive effect on the brain as well. Forty volunteers were evaluated pre and post-Botox® injections by University of Wisconsin researchers. The volunteers then read a series of statements with … Continue reading

The Downsides of Feeling Fat

Is feeling fat just as detrimental to your quality of life as actually being fat? According to NewBeauty Magazine, people who merely think they are fat suffer a lower quality of life as compared to people who think they are a healthy weight. The study, which was administered in Germany, asked 7,000 adolescents to assess their bodies on a scale ranging from “far too thin” to “far too fat”. The subjects were also questioned about their quality of life in … Continue reading

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