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Archive for January, 2011

My 20 year old son has severe acne

Dr. Batniji, My 20 year old son has severe acne. he has tried antibiotics and he has been on Acutane since mid-October. He is very upset that his acne has not gotten worse. He is, of course, under a doctors care in Upland where we live. Would you possibly have any advise or would an […]

I had a mini, smas neck and face lift and lip enhancement with smas

I had a mini, smas neck and face lift and lip enhancement with smas. I do not like my lips.. my smile is not as wide and I can’t show my teeth like I use to. Can the material be removed if not satified with the results soon after the initial surgery? Catherine, Thank you […]

How common is bleeding after rhinoplasty and how much of a concern is it?

How common is bleeding after rhinoplasty and how much of a concern is it? It is not too common. I recommend you avoid aspirin, ibuprofen-containing products, and certain homeopathic medicines that increase risk of bleeding. Also, make sure you do not have high blood pressure; high blood pressure increases the risk of bleeding after surgery. […]

I would like to get an injectable filler done around my eyes and would like to know if this is a good idea or not considering my allergies

I have severe allergies that really bother me. I would like to get an injectable filler done around my eyes and would like to know if this is a good idea or not considering my allergies. I recommend addressing your allergies first. You may find that the lower eyelids respond nicely to proper allergy treatment. […]

I think I need a neck lift. The skin hangs down around my neck in folds

I think I need a neck lift. The skin hangs down around my neck in folds. Where is the incision and is the neck muscle actually tightened? Can you remove some neck fat at the same time? A neck lift is a surgical procedure. Assuming you are healthy, a neck lift is an excellent option […]

What ingredients in sunscreens provide protection against UV-A1?

What ingredients in sunscreens provide protection against UV-A1? A recent study from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center looked at the 29 most popular sunscreens available on Amazon.com and found inadequate protection against UV-A1. UV-A radiation penetrates through window glass; UV-B radiation does not penetrate through window glass. Therefore, one must strongly consider ingredients in sunscreens […]

After my necklift, will I be able to take care of myself?

After my necklift, will I be able to take care of myself? I live in an isolated little cottage; do you think I would be better off staying with someone for a couple days after my surgery? I am 67 years old. I recommend you stay with someone for a couple days after your surgery. […]

I am 69 years old and believe that I want to have laser skin resurfacing

I am 69 years old and believe that I want to have laser skin resurfacing. I am retired so I will not need to take time off work, but I have a busy social calendar. How long will I need to stay home after the procedure? Can I use makeup during this time if I […]

What are some of the common complications associated with injectable fillers?

What are some of the common complications associated with injectable fillers? The most common complications associated with fillers include bruising and swelling. Certain medications can increase bruising, such as ibuprofen-containing products and aspirin. Therefore, we recommend patients stop these medicines approximately 10 days prior to injections. Also, some homeopathic medicines can increase bruising and swelling, […]

I have redness of the neck and was told it is poikiloderma. What is this?

I have redness of the neck and was told it is poikiloderma. What is this? Poikiloderma of Civatte is the full name of the condition and is noted as a chronic reddish-brown discoloration of the lateral cheeks and/or neck. The term poikiloderma refers to atrophy of skin, telangectasias within the skin, and skin pigment changes […]

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