BOTOX & Fillers help ease facial paralysis

John Hopkins Medical Center reported a small study showing that injecting filler, specifically hyaluronic acid, can ease facial paralysis around the mouth. http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/news/media/releases/cosmetic_ lip_surgery_may_ease_facial_paralysis_small_study_suggests Hyaluronic acid is a common filler injected into the face to replace lost volume and soften wrinkle lines. Juvaderm, Restalyn and Perlane are a all HA fillers on the market. HA is […]

United Kingdom Considers Cosmetic Surgery “Cooling Off” Period

facial cosmetics at Surgical Arts Centre

The United Kingdom’s General Medical Council (GMC) is currently considering a number of new guidelines for doctors regarding cosmetic surgery, including a new regulation that would instate a mandatory “cooling off” period between the initial consultation and the official agreement to move ahead with the procedure. Other countries, such as Australia, have also considered mandatory […]

Medical Peels_Aging Skin

As most of us know, medical spas can be spendy. It’s a worthwhile investment to splurge on your skin’s wellbeing. However, if I could choose only one aesthetic medical procedure to offer patients, it would be a series of medical peels. From a business prospective, medical peels DO generate less income. But from a patient’s […]

IPL – Ian

IPL has made my life easier. I’ve had hair removal IPL treatments done on my back, the back of my neck, and the front of my neck (trimming the beard line). Beyond the notion that medicine is moving away from scalpels and stitches to needles and light, IPL makes so much sense. I don’t shave […]

Botox – Ian

I had my doubts, to say the least. Botox seemed a pinnacle of western hubris, the need to keep ones face ever youthful. My reservations were misplaced. I tried a small amount to see if I’d have an adverse reaction (which I didn’t), then more to help erase a particular look of mine, the “frown” […]