Kent V. Hasen, MD: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery & Med Spa of Naples
3699 Airport Pulling Road North
Naples, FL 34105

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Allergan Awards Our Practice Diamond Status

  We recently received the exciting news that we’ve achieved Diamond provider status from Allergan®, the maker of such products as JUVÉDERM® fillers and BOTOX® Cosmetic. That means our Naples, Florida, practice is in the top 5% of all aesthetic practices nationally in the use of Allergan’s top-notch products, a distinction that recognizes our extensive experience. As a practice, we’ve dedicated ourselves to providing our patients with the most advanced treatments and techniques, both surgical and non-surgical, for more than … Continue reading

Is Your Antidepressant Making You Look Older?

The website version of the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Journal of the ASPS (American Society of Plastic Surgeons) recently published a study conducted at Case Medical Center that reveals new factors that influence aging, specifically that make us appear older than we are. Based on a twin study of 186 pairs of identical twins who completed extensive questionnaires and submitted photos, the study shows that environmental factors and other lifestyle choices can influence one’s apparent age. While you may think … Continue reading

Face Bra: An Alternative to a Face Lift?

An entrepreneur in South Florida has taken a supportive device often worn by patients after face lift surgery—a face bra, essentially—as an alternative to a face lift. The website claims that this is an effective alternative to surgery to create a more youthful visage. The website says the device will “smooth away wrinkles, lift sagging jowls and freshen aging complexions” through the application of the wrap and special herbs that are soaked into the wrap before application. The elastic cotton fabric … Continue reading

New UK Registry to Make Cosmetic Injectables Safer

According to the UK News Reporter, stricter regulations on who can administer cosmetic injectables in Great Britain will be put in to place. The Independent Healthcare Advisory Services (IHAS) has created minimum standards for medical professionals wishing to inject popular cosmetics like Botox and Juvederm. While dermal fillers and botulinum toxin injections carry minimal side effects, treatment by an under qualified individual can lead to undesired results. IHAS reports that around 200,000 injectable treatments are performed every by 5,000 providers. … Continue reading

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 in tandem … Continue reading

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