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Frequently Asked Questions

My 16 year old daughter wants to have a nose job. Her nose is not very large, but it is crooked and one nostril is visibly bigger than the other. I have heard of a non-surgical way to correct minor imperfections. Can you tell me about this new less invasive Rhinoplasty procedure?

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It sounds like your daughter may have a deviated nasal septum causing the nostril asymmetry. Furthermore, she may have had nasal trauma in the past or was born with a crooked…

I am just 44 years old, but I am starting to notice a sag in my cheek skin. I model for a major department store and I need to look my very best. Should I wait until I am a little older and have a full face lift, or should I have a mid face lift now?

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Sagging of the cheek fat pad can sometimes be one of the first signs of facial aging. Depending on the severity of your case and how your lower eyelid joins your cheek fat, y…

There are so many types of ways to look younger and it is a little confusing. Can you tell me if chemical skin peels or face lifts work the best for aging skin?

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There are a number of ways to answer that question, but I usually begin with evaluating the person asking it. In all patients, I advocate maintaining adequate hydration, sun …

I am a 32 year old mother with rough skin and uneven pigmentation on my face. Will a light chemical peel treatment, using glycolic or salicylic acid, fix my skin problems and will I need multiple treatments?

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In my experience, glycolics or salicylic acids do not penetrate deep enough to remove the pigmentation or significantly rough skin. Those are considered light peels.  I …

I'm considering Botox injections. I've never had anything done but I am starting to see some crow's feet and frown lines that I'd like to take care of. A friend recently told me she had Dysport injections, which I had never heard of. What are the differences between the two?

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I personally only use Botox to treat hyperdynamic wrinkles of the upper portions of the face and have had excellent success with minimal complications. Dysport works in a sim…

I'd love to look younger, but I hate the idea of surgery. Can you describe what some nonsurgical facelift alternatives are and what kind of results I could expect from them?

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Many patients ask me this question. Nonsurgical interventions include injectables such as Juvederm or Restylane or Botox to smooth out wrinkles. Also, chemical peels are help…

I'm a 42 year-old, relatively fit mother of three. I lost a significant amount of weight after I had my last child. While I have done a good job of getting into shape and I'm generally happy with how my body looks, I do have some sagging skin around my neck and jaw areas that I'd like to address. Would you recommend a mini facelift for someone in my situation?

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It sounds like you have excellent health and take pride in maintaining it. Most patients your age  start to see that small amount of skin sagging beneath their jawline a…

I'm a 35 year-old white male with some significant acne scars on my face. I'm considering a skin refinishing treatment. I see you perform Dermabrasion. Can you explain the difference between Dermabrasion and a chemical peel? Are skin reactions common with Dermabrasion? What kind of results could I expect?

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If you have some isolated areas of acne scarring, dermabrasion is a good method of treatment. As I have said before, deeper acne scars need to be removed before dermabrasion …

What is the difference between a facelift and a mini facelift? I'm 60. Will a mini-facelift do anything to reduce sagging in my neck and chin area?

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I get this question very frequently. There are many variations to a facelift, from the placement of incisions to how you dissect and suspend the deeper structures, to atta…

I'm a woman in my 50s with a lot of fat and excess skin in my neck area. I think I may be a good candidate for neck liposuction, but I work full-time and I'm concerned about recovery time. How long should I expect to be out of work after this procedure?

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If you have good skin elasticity and in general good health, neck liposuction can be a very easy procedure to undergo with a fast recovery. If you do not need a lower face…