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Archive for November, 2010

The tip of my nose looks like it has a bulb on it and I think I would look better if it were made a bit smaller.

The tip of my nose looks like it has a bulb on it and I think I would look better if it were made a bit smaller. Is fixing this nose problem called rhinoplasty? Can my nose be fixed from inside the nose? A rhinoplasty would provide refinement to the tip of your nose. Several […]

Is it possible to have a face lift with a receding hairline? I don’t want visible scars.

I am 57 years old and have noticed heaviness around my lower face. The skin is sagging around my jaw line. I would like a facelift but I have a slightly receding hairline. Is it possible to have a face lift with a receding hairline? I don’t want visible scars. A facelift can be performed […]

Can you shed some light on the controversy of sun exposure, sunscreen, risk of skin cancer and Vitamin D deficiency?

Can you shed some light on the controversy of sun exposure, sunscreen, risk of skin cancer and Vitamin D deficiency? I blogged about this question in the recent past. Please see the post dated from 11/16/2010 under the Skin Care headline for further information. A recent study from the Institute of Medicine of the National […]

I recently read a report about the use of anti-inflammatory medicine in the treatment of skin cancer. Would you please elaborate on this subject?

I recently read a report about the use of anti-inflammatory medicine in the treatment of skin cancer. Would you please elaborate on this subject? A recent paper published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute showed some preliminary research suggesting that the painkiller celecoxib (Celebrex) may help prevent nonmelanoma skin cancers. the researchers cautioned […]

What is the difference between a brow lift and a forehead lift?

What is the difference between a brow lift and a forehead lift? Essentially, there is no difference. Most of us plastic surgeons use the terms brow lift and forehead lift interchangeably. I perform this procedure with an endoscope through small incisions well hidden within the hair. Posted by Rami K. Batniji, M.D., F.A.C.S.

I have loose, sagging wrinkles under my lower eyelids.

I have loose, sagging wrinkles under my lower eyelids. What options do I have to address this issue? You have a few different options. One option is skin resurfacing with a fractionated laser. Another option is a chemical peel with 88% phenol. Both of these resurfacing options will address the loose, sagging wrinkles of the […]

Does Juvederm cause puffiness in the hollow tear troughs?

Does Juvederm cause puffiness in the hollow tear troughs? Puffiness in the hollow tear troughs is a potential complication following injection of either Juvederm or Restylane. We minimize this risk by injecting a small amount of filler material within the tear trough. In doing so, we are able to improve the hollowness while significantly decreasing […]

What type of fixation do you prefer when performing endoscopic brow lifts?

What type of fixation do you prefer when performing endoscopic brow lifts? There are 2 types of fixation that I currently prefer when performing endoscopic brow lifts. One is suture fixation with a dissolvable suture. Another is the use of the Endotine instrument, which is also dissolvable. The selection of type of fixation is dependent […]

Can you shed some light on the controversy of sun exposure, sunscreen, risk of skin cancer, and Vitamin D deficiency?

Can you shed some light on the controversy of sun exposure, sunscreen, risk of skin cancer and Vitamin D deficiency? I blogged about this question in the recent past. Please see the post dated from 11/16/2010 under the Skin Care headline for further information. A recent study from the Institute of Medicine of the National […]

I enjoy snow skiing and wanted to know if I need to wear sunscreen even when the sun is hiding behind the clouds?

I enjoy snow skiing and wanted to know if I need to wear sunscreen even when the sun is hiding behind the clouds? Yes, you should wear sunscreen on both sunny and cloudy days. In a recent study published in the journal, Archives of Dermatology, it was found that many people inaccurately associate temperature and […]

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