Is it Melanoma? Or just another mole?
Unfortunately the life of a plastic surgeon is not always beauty and glamour, and as members of the health care community we are on the front line of skin cancer recognition and treatment. The diagnosis of melanoma, the most dangerous form of skin cancer, can be confusing to patients. Most of us will have between […]
As I was scanning the Internet for recent trends, an article in the New York Times caught my eye concerning the re-emergence of oxygen and oxygen based therapies in skin care. Frankly, some of the information caused me to hold my breath. Even a review of my colleagues uncovered offerings of oxygen facials in the […]
According to new findings, which will be presented this July by the Center of Appearance Research located in Bristol, little is known about the psychological impact of aesthetic surgery, and ability of patients to cope and function long-term. Here in the U.S., we might call this ‘long term’ satisfaction with cosmetic surgical procedures. Based on […]
Spring is as important time to gear up for coming sun season. Most of us are in a habit to use UV protection, and when combined with antioxidants we get the best defense for our skin. But what about the damage that is already done? Accumulated UV exposure results in uneven skin tones and blemishes, […]
Over winter with lack of sun and moisture, our skin goes into hibernation, and the outer dry layer begins to build. The winter dryness can lead to the development of fine lines, loss of supple skin tone, and the dry buildup can cause the appearance of age spots and telltale signs of environmental damage. Spring […]
As children, our skin needs very little care — just cleaning, moisture and, of course, sun protection. But as we age, beginning in our thirties, our skin begins to behave differently. Moisture content starts to diminish, and collagen production begins to slow down. Also, the elastic fibers in the skin begin to give way and […]