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Archive for May, 2011

Non-invasive skin tightening procedures Ultherapy, SkinTyte and Exilis.

I am interested in non-invasive skin tightening procedures and I am reading about Ultherapy, SkinTyte and Exilis. What are the differences between these procedures? The 3 procedures you are reading about perform skin tightening in a non-invasive fashion. All of these systems deliver heat to the deeper layers of skin to create collagen formation, and […]

The difference between a traditional facelift and a mini facelift

I am a 62-year old woman. Can you help clarify the difference between a traditional facelift and a mini facelift? I want to have a facelift to help lift and smooth the sagging skin on my face. A traditional facelift incorporated an incision that extended into the scalp hair and lifted the lateral brow. A […]

As a result of the stroke, you may have lost the ability to raise your eyebrow on one side.

I suffered from a stroke last year and I have some drooping of my left eye. I am only 46 and do not want to look this way. Can blepharoplasty help with the looks of this eye? I am sorry to hear of the stroke you suffered last year. As a result of the stroke, […]

I recently read that a chemical peel may be effective in removing pre-cancerous cells

I live in Arizona where the sun shines every day. Unfortunately that means I need to load up on the sun screen since I have a family history of skin cancer. I recently read that a chemical peel may be effective in removing pre-cancerous cells. Is this true? A laser resurfacing may be a better […]

Why can’t I have my nose as small as I want it?

I’ve consulted with one surgeon about nose surgery and he said he can’t make my nose as small as I want it. Why would this be? Why can’t I have my nose as small as I want it? There are a variety of factors that determine size of the nose. One is your overall facial […]

Non-surgical facelift alternatives provide results as long lasting as a traditional facelift?

Do any of the non-surgical facelift alternatives provide results as long lasting as a traditional facelift? There are several non-surgical facelift alternatives available to the market. Some of these alternatives use heat in the form of lasers, ultrasound, or radiofrequency to create collagen reformation and thus tightening of the skin. The questions that remain to […]

I recently had an eyelid lift, and now I am having difficulties opening and closing my eyes.

I recently had an eyelid lift, and now I am having difficulties opening and closing my eyes. Is this a temporary side effect? If not, how can this be remedied? Following an eyelid lift (also known as upper blepharoplasty), the eyelids may become swollen. This swelling may result in difficulty with opening and closing the […]

I broke my nose when I was a kid. Would a nose job fix such an old problem?

I broke my nose when I was a kid and the lump left behind has always been bothersome. Would a nose job be a smart choice in fixing such an old problem? A rhinoplasty would be a nice option to address the deformities caused by a previous nasal trauma. If you have other injuries related […]

I have severe dry eye having an eyelid lift might not be safe for me.

I have severe dry eye and have been told that having an eyelid lift might not be safe for me. What are the risks of this procedure for someone with my condition? One of the risks of eyelid lift is dry eye. In your case, the procedure may exacerbate your dry eye.

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