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Botox: A New Wonder Drug?

Botox Cosmetic (a trade name coined by Allergan and generally known as botulinum toxin in the research community), has been the subject of research since the 1800s. In the early 1980s botulinum toxin’s use as a muscle relaxant was put to good use for improving eye alignment (strabismus) relieving eyelid … Read More

CoolSculpting Update

So we have been CoolSculpting (non-surgical liposuction) for 3 months now. The results are coming in. What do we, in the office, see? Well, patients do really well during the procedure. The initial application of the suction is intense and weird but, as we had hoped, the second set of … Read More

Give Something Back!

We have looked in to all the nonprofits listed below to confirm that they are doing good – efficiently and effectively. Let us know which one speaks to you, and call us between now and February 15th to schedule your surgery anytime before the end of 2015, and I’ll donate … Read More

CoolSculpting – Nonsurgical Liposuction

Let me start by saying that I am EXTREMELY slow to jump on the technology bandwagon. I researched lasers for over 6 months before choosing the Sciton Joule. Those of you who have benefited from that technology know that light based therapy really works. We have hundreds of patients getting … Read More

Juvederm Voluma XC

Those of you that know me already know that I adore facial fillers. Why? Because our faces age not because skin becomes less elastic over time, but because the sagging, tired look we get as we get older is caused, to a large extent, by loss of volume in the … Read More

Fillers: To microcannula, or not to microcannula…

I feel a bit like Hamlet as I contemplate this question. There is a lot of buzz out there about the use of microcannulas, as the microcannula companies pull out all the stops marketing to the public and driving patient demand to my office. So I am blogging to do … Read More

How the Sun Sees You

Click here to watch the video: How the Sun Sees You This is an amazing look at your skin when photographed with UV light as the light source. Melanin will absorb the UV light leaving dark patches. The amazing thing is that early on the discolorations can’t be seen under … Read More

Turn that Frown Upside Down

It is probably obvious that our facial expressions telegraph our mood, good, bad or otherwise. If you are feeling cranky, it is likely that those around you, family, friends, coworkers, that poor guy sitting next to you on BART can tell you are unhappy just from a quick glance. What … Read More

Sunblock and Vitamin D

As you know, l am a big fan of sunblock. Why am I such a sunblock devotee? Simply, sun damages the skin and causes premature aging, not to mention increasing the risk of skin cancer. Time does march on and none of us are getting any younger, but if you … Read More

Tummy Tuck – A Patient’s Experience

I had my abdominoplasty almost 12 years ago. That seems like a long time, but it was so transformative to my life that I remember the process leading up to it and the recovery almost like it was yesterday. Until I had my second baby by C-section, I couldn’t have … Read More