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Why Winter is the Best Time for Laser Hair Reduction?

Laser hair reduction is a great way to remove unwanted hair on the body. And while most of us start to think about hair reduction when the weather is warm and we begin to wear less clothing, winter is actually the best time for laser hair reduction. Laser hair reduction involves a series of [...]

What is Involved In An Earlobe Repair?

An earlobe repair procedure can correct a torn, ripped, drooping, or stretched out or gauged earlobe. Earlobe tears from trauma, poor piercing techniques, or heavy earrings are common in men and women and many patients wish to correct their earlobes. Earlobe repair surgery varies by person, depending on the patient’s aesthetic concerns and the [...]

By | 2018-01-19T18:56:20+00:00 December 6th, 2017|Earlobe Repair, Face|0 Comments

What Are The Benefits of MicroPen With PRP Treatments?

Facial rejuvenation is fastly becoming one of the most popular cosmetic services on the market. Both men and women want younger, healthier-looking skin, and they want it now. With all the new treatment options available, clients can benefit from near-instant results with little downtime. The MicroPen® is the latest technology in microneedling, a procedure [...]

What Is The Difference Between A Traditional Facelift and A Mini-Facelift?

Many men and women across America are opting to reverse the signs of aging through a surgical procedure that has been around for decades; the facelift. Although facelifts have been a cosmetic staple for years, the techniques are constantly evolving to give you the best results with minimal scarring and limited downtime. Here at Dermatology [...]

How Can Eyelid Surgery Make You Look Younger?

Nothing shows our age more than our eyes. Over time, our eyelid skin stretches, muscles weaken, and fat pockets become more prominent. Unfortunately, this can give us a tired, droopy appearance. Many clients are opting for a cosmetic blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, to turn back the clock and restore their fresh, younger-looking face of [...]

How Do Mammograms Change After Getting Breast Implants?

Many women don’t realize that they still need to get mammograms after getting breast implants. Nearly half of the women who get breast implants are in their 20’s or early 30’s – meaning they have implants before needing to worry about mammograms or breast cancer risk. Mammograms are important to detect breast cancer early. [...]

By | 2017-11-13T22:32:19+00:00 October 27th, 2017|Body, Breast implant|0 Comments

How Long After a Mastectomy Should a Patient Wait Before Breast Reconstruction?

After breast cancer, many women struggle with the idea of losing one or both breasts. Unfortunately, a mastectomy can be necessary to remove all the breast cancer. While removing all of the cancer is most important, it’s normal to worry how life will feel after a mastectomy. There are two choices for when to undergo [...]

By | 2017-11-13T17:20:37+00:00 October 17th, 2017|Body, Breast implant|0 Comments

Fat Transfer vs. Breast Implants for Breast Enhancement

Breast augmentation is an extremely popular procedure. Many women, however, believe that implants are the only way to change the size of the breast. Fat grafting, which includes transferring fat from another part of the body, is another way to increase breast size. A fat transfer is also an option for women after they've had [...]

What’s the Difference Between a Breast lift and a Breast Augmentation?

The terms ‘breast lift’ and ‘breast augmentation’ are often used interchangeably, but they refer to two different procedures. Both enhance the breasts – but they do so in different ways.   Breast Lift Time, weight fluctuations, pregnancy, and breastfeeding all cause the breasts to sag. If your breasts still have adequate volume but [...]

What are the Benefits of Going to a Practice that Specializes in Both Dermatology and Plastic Surgery?

Often, dermatologists and plastic surgeons do similar, overlapping work that help patients look and feel their best and sometimes even perform some of the same procedures. However, they have different training and experience. Some treatments are best performed by a dermatologist, while others require the expertise of a plastic surgeon and some procedures benefit [...]

What are the Best Treatments for Reducing Acne Scars?

Acne is one of the most common, chronic skin disorders affecting the hair follicle and sebaceous gland, causing a blockage of the follicle and inflammation. Acne scars can be embarrassing and troublesome. Whether raised or flat, many people in their teens, twenties and beyond experience scarring from particularly bad acne outbreaks. So, what are [...]

The Truth About Facial Aging

Facial aging happens, whether we like it or not! Genetics, sun exposure, smoking and harsh weather are major forces that are responsible for facial aging. There are several causes of facial aging: laxity of the muscles, loosening of the skin, wrinkles, uneven pigment/tone, texture changes including thinning of the skin and dullness of the complexion. [...]

What is Capsular Contracture?

Capsular contracture is the body’s response to foreign materials. It is essentially a scar tissue the body makes to wall off implants, whether they are breast implants or artificial joints, to protect the body from something that it recognizes as a foreign material. Typically every implant has capsular contracture. What we worry about are the [...]

Cosmetic Lip Augmentation

Cosmetic Lip Augmentation Fuller, more luscious lips can improve a woman’s self-confidence. Cosmetic lip augmentation or enhancement can plump and add volume to your lips. Dr. Moenster and Dr. Weyer offer a variety of fillers to help increase the volume of the top lip, bottom lip, or both. […]

Full Tummy Tuck vs. Mini Tummy Tuck: What’s the Difference?

Full Tummy Tuck vs. Mini Tummy Tuck: What’s the Difference? Abdominoplasty, known more commonly as a “tummy tuck”, is surgery or body contouring of the abdominal skin and removal of fat. When researching this procedure, there are multiple terms that are thrown out: tummy tuck, abdominoplasty, full tummy tuck, modified tummy tuck, mini tummy tuck, [...]

FAQs About Hydroquinone

Hydroquinone is a strong inhibitor of melanin that has been established as the most effective ingredient for reducing and eliminating hyperpigmentation such as brown spots, hyperpigmentation and melasma. Many of our patients are prescribed hydroquinone to treat these skin disorders, and with any prescription, there comes questions. […]

6 Bad Excuses to Not Wear Sunscreen

My body won’t be able to process vitamin D Some people believe that if they wear sunscreen, it will lead to a Vitamin D deficiency because the lotion prevents your skin from absorbing the sun’s rays. Wearing sunscreen does not completely block the sun’s rays or prevent blockage of Vitamin D. If you’re concerned that [...]

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