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Archive for June, 2011

What are the considerations for rhinoplasty on a 15-year-old?

My 15 year-old-daughter has been asking for a nose job. I, however, do not feel that it is appropriate for someone her age to have such a serious cosmetic procedure. What are the risks of a teen having this kind of surgery? The risks for rhinoplasty include but are not limited to bleeding, infection, risks […]

I have darker skin type, should pre-treat my skin with any product prior to laser resurfacing?

I am considering laser resurfacing. I have darker skin type and wondering if I should pre-treat my skin with any product prior to my procedure. Yes, there is good scientific evidence that supports the use of a pre-treatment regimen prior to your laser resurfacing, particularly if it is a deep (reticular dermis level) resurfacing and […]

I am planning a laser resurfacing and I notice you recommend the use of Aquaphor

I am planning a laser resurfacing and looking at your instruction sheet. I notice you recommend the use of Aquaphor. Does it contain petroleum, and if so, is there an alternative because I tend to develop little whiteheads with petroleum-based products. Some patients may develop milia when using Aquaphor. There is an alternative to Aquaphor […]

If I get an eyelift, will it help with crows feet or just the bags under my eyes?

My mother has always had big circles under her eyes. Now that I am a woman in my forties I want to avoid a similar fate! If I get an eyelift, will it help with crows feet or just the bags under my eyes? A lower lid blepharoplasty (eyelift surgery) addresses the fat pads of […]

I would like a face lift but I have some concerns about the procedure

I am 51 years old and see other women my age who look much better. There is less wrinkling and their skin seems smoother and younger. I would like a face lift but I have some concerns about the procedure. Do you actually pull the skin away from the underlying tissues of the face? Will […]

Would lower blepharoplasty work on someone like me?

I am a 42-year-old Asian woman. I have had bags under my eyes for the past 10 years or so, and they seem to be getting worse and worse as I age. The bags have a full appearance to them, not like loose skin. Would lower blepharoplasty work on someone like me? A blepharoplasty would […]

I would like to get a facelift for my 50th birthday! Can I get my whole face done at one time

I would like to get a facelift for my 50th birthday! Can I get my whole face done at one time, or does the rhytidectomy just correct one or two areas at a time, like chin and cheeks or eyes and forehead? Assuming you are healthy and do not have any medical conditions that would […]

Can blepharoplasty be used to repair the appearance of bags under the eyes?

Can blepharoplasty be used to repair the appearance of bags under the eyes? Bags under the eyes may be due to medical conditions, such as allergies or thyroid disorders. Another potential cause is the fat bags of the lower eyelids. Assuming your bags are due to the fat from the lower eyelids then, yes, a […]

I have several chicken pox scars on my forehead and wonder if they will prevent the skin from lifting around them?

I have several chicken pox scars on my forehead and wonder if they will interfere with an endoscopic brow lift. Are the scars deep enough that they will prevent the skin from lifting around them? While scars such as the ones you describe would not preclude you from undergoing an endoscopic brow lift, the surgery […]

What are the new FDA regulations for sunscreens that were announced today?

What are the new FDA regulations for sunscreens that were announced today? For the first time, the federal Food and Drug Administration will require sunscreen makers to prove their product effectively protects against both forms of dangerous ultraviolet rays before they can claim to protect against skin cancer and wrinkles, as well as sunburn. Starting […]

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