Versa – The New Filler


 

Versa is a new Hyaluronic Acid (HA) filler that I have been using in my practice. It has been in a multi-center, double-blinded randomized , split-faced study of safety and efficacy for the correction of nasalabial folds. This is the most scientific and unbiased study that can be performed. It was compared to Restylane. To […]

Hyper-Pigmentation Treatments Revisited


 

As I stated in an earlier blog, skin color is determined by the pigment melanin.  Everybody has the same number of melanocytes in their body.  The difference is the type of melanin that people have.  Eumelanin is the darker pigment and pheomelanin is the orange pink or lighter melanin. The melanocyte is a cell that […]

Treating Dorsal-Cervical Fat or the Buffalo Hump


 

Patients will come in for liposuction consultations mention that they have a posterior fat pad in the back of their neck or a Buffalo Hump. A lot will mention that it is hereditary and their mother or grandmother had the same thing. Most of the patients are very self-conscious and try to cover it with […]

Painless Lip Filling


 

Lip injections have become popular with all age groups. Filling the lips has been painful for some patients despite me giving nerve blocks inside the mouth such as an infraorbital and mental block. When needles are used to fill the lips they are usually painful and patients can swell and bruise significantly. My favorite way […]

Repeat Fat Grafting to the Butt.


 

Why Sometimes One Needs a Second Transfer to get the Optimal Brazilian Butt Lift. Brazilian butts lifts as they are popularly called have become common place when one  is sculpting the body.  I commonly perform these procedures with liposuction or when a tummy tuck is performed.  Sculpting the flanks and hips gives a nice contour […]

J plasma for Skin Tightening


 

The J plasma combines radio frequency heat energy with helium gas to produce a plasma that has very controlled depth of penetration and lateral spread.  We have been using to resurfacing of the face causing remarkable collagen remodeling and skin tightening.  See our before and after pictures for the resurfacing effects. I am now introducing […]

What is new with Fat grafting to the face and hands at the Aesthetic Laser Center?


 

What is new is called autologous lipocyte micronized injections.  This is a fancy term that describes what we do to the fat after it is harvested before I graft it to the face, hands or scalp for hair restoration. Previously, I harvested the fat from patients and centrifuged the fat to further purify it and […]

JPlasma Skin Tightening

jplasma skin tightening before after
 

The latest in skin tightening and resurfacing. The JPlasma is a new advanced energy device that I have been using recently at the Aesthetic Laser Center and have been excited about the results so far. It combines cold helium gas plasma with with Radiofrequency energy that allows for very precise treatments that have minimal lateral […]

Using PRP for Skin Rejuvenation


 

Fine lines, wrinkles and sagging skin can be dealt with a number of ways. It’s just that there are so many options available, it can be a bit confusing. Although most people have heard of skin peels and laser therapy, far fewer are aware of PRP for skin rejuvenation. What is PRP? Nothing in our […]

Remove Stubborn Fat with Liposuction


 

One of the hardest fights that a person can have in life is to try to get their weight under control. One of the reasons why getting your weight under control is not easy is because there are a lot of things in society that are designed to keep a person overweight. For example, something […]