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

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Which Facial Procedure to do First?

Patients often come to see me with a variety of concerns about their facial appearance. Sometimes it’s a combination of drooping skin, particularly in the cheek area and around the jawbone coupled with wrinkles around the eyes. At other times, it’s the lack of fat in the cheek area coupled with deep grooves in the forehead. They ask me—what should I fix first? There’s no perfect answer. Our eyes, nose and jawbone/chin area all work together to create the impression … Continue reading

How to Increase Collagen Production for Younger-Looking Skin

A protein called collagen is a part of our bones, tendons and skin. It maintains strength and elasticity. Unfortunately, as we age, our collagen begins to break down, resulting in wrinkles and sagging skin. You can see this in smile lines, the forehead and around the eyes. In fact, by the time you are 80, you’ll have 4 times the broken collagen that you had in your 20’s. Aging releases enzymes that cause the breakdown of collagen fibers. The breakdown … Continue reading

The Dangers of Discount Plastic Surgery

How does ‘free’ plastic surgery sound? Or ‘$8 Botox’ injections? Well, if you have ever considered discount cosmetic surgery, think again. In many cases, you get what you pay for.  While flashy billboards promising dirt-cheap prices on plastic surgery have been popping up around the nation, consumers must realize that undergoing surgery is not like buying a used car. An article on StyleList.com investigated the dangers of discount plastic surgery and why it is so cheap. Call it clever marketing, … Continue reading

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

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