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What’s hot in hair restoration treatments

The enigma of PRP and ACell:

The traditional methods of hair restoration have come a long way. It started with hair plugs ( that invariably caused unsightly doll’s hair “plugs”), and evolved with microscopic dissection of individual grafts form a strip of the patient’s own donor scalp, and followed with individual harvesting from one’s own scalp ( The FUE method, a.k.a FIT). Nonsurgical treatments have consisted mostly of Finasteride for men, and Minoxidil/ Rogaine for both men and women. There are ...

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Which hair transplant method, FUT or FUE?

Today, there are only two surgical methods to restore the lost hair that’s otherwise unresponsive to non-surgical methods of hair restoration. The older and time-tested method is FUT ( Follicular Unit Transfer), or surgical strip method. This is a labor intensive and fine procedure, which starts with numbing the back of the had, where the hair grafts are harvested from. Then removing a strip of the scalp, suturing the donor site closed, and dissecting the harvested strip under a microscope ...

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The Evolution of Tattoo Removal Process

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At least 20% of individuals who get a tattoo have regrets about their decision and at some point want that tattoo gone. Over the years, different methods have been proposed to remove the tattoo. Some home-application and some professional.

Among the home application methods,  none has been evaluated to be both safe and effective, and they can vary from strong acids that ...

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Bellafill/ Bellalift

The biggest objective of using dermal fillers is a product that is smooth and natural-looking. Of course the longevity of the filler is also a factor. Many people who have tried mainstream fillers complain that the majority of fillers last just a few months to a maximum of 2 years.

In the U.S. market, so far the longest lasting fillers were traditionally Scupltra and Juvederm Voluma. The advantage of Juvedrm Voluma is that it is reversible, meaning that if the result ...

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To Buy or Not To Buy? The dilemma of online purchase.

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We all know that online purchases are convenient and save us travel, gas, time, and money.

But does that apply to all purchases?

Well, there are a few that are best not bought online, such as a form fitting suit or a Perfume you have never tried on. But what about cosmeceuticals and medical grade skin care?

One may ...

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Botox/Dysport, or a Filler?

RiddleA very often-asked question is: How do I know which approach is better for the problem of my concern?

The answer is relatively easy: Often times it’s a combination of both that gives the best satisfactory results.

In general, neuromodulators (Botox, Dysport, or Xeomin) relax the underlying muscles that are responsible for dynamic lines,i.e. the lines that appear with facial expression. The effect is very ...

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Burn Scars, Anything New?

Burn scars have traditionally been a very bothersome problem. They usually get worse and uglier the older they get. They usually turn into the disfigured scar we see after 3-7 months. 

But is there anything to do to alleviate this unfortunate situation?

The answer is YES. The first thing is to pay attention to it early…the earlier, the better.

Studies out of Switzerland showed that using Human Growth factors topically in burn victims significantly decreases the incidence of these disfiguring scars. They, however, ...

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Is Liposuction Obsolete?

With newer inventions and technologies that debut almost every year, it sounds like liposuction is obsolete, right?

Not so fast!

The newer technologies such as Coolsculpting, Vanquish, Trusculpt, etc, definitely have their own advantages, namely being nonsurgical without any cut, downtime, or the need to wear a compression garment for several weeks (which is the routine for liposuction).

With an advanced technology such as Coolsculpting, most of the results of a traditional liposuction can be achieved in a young individual who is an ...

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Thinking about face lift or hate your saggy turkey neck?

Over the years, there have been very limited ways of improving sagging skin of the face and specially neck area. For many years, the only option has been a surgical facelift, with significant downtime. It would cause bruising, swelling, and create a surgical scar at the incision site.ultherapy-system-new.jpg

Other options with less effective results were laser, or radio ...

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Liquid Facelift Demystified

The term “liquid facelift” has been around for a number of years. It’s usually applied to using a combination of dermal fillers and neuromodulators (such as Botox and Xeomin).Liquid Face Lift

The types of dermal fillers used vary depending on the individual’s facial structure, areas to be corrected, budgetary restrictions, and skin elasticity.

In this procedure, muscle movements will be diminished or temporarily eliminated ...

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