Vaser Liposuction Fresno


What is it? Is it better than regular liposuction? Vaser ( vibration amplification of sound energy at resonance )liposuction uses ultrasound energy to disrupt the fat before suction liposuction is performed.B Having used Vaser for almost 2 years I can say that it cuts by liposuction time by 50% and the suctioning is much easier […]

Vagina Tightening Fresno


Vagionoplasty or vaginal tightening procedures are becoming more common and popular with patients.B It is part of the what is aesthetic genital surgery. Patients that desire a vaginoplasty usually experience decreased vaginal sensation most commonly with the feeling of having more vaginal laxity usually due to childbirth.B They complain they are not as tight as […]

Treating Melasma


Treating abnormal pigmentation The main determinant of a skin color is melanin. The production of this pigment is a very complex process that involves 14 steps and is under the control of 250 genes. Melanin is produced within melanosomes which exist in the melanocyte cytoplasm. The pigment is then transferred to keratinocytes which distribute melanin […]

Gyneocomastia and Treatment Fresno


Gynecomastia or enlarged male breast. Causes and surgical treatment. Gynecomastia is an enlargement of the male breast where there is glandular overproduction.B Pseudo-gynecomastia is enlargement of the breast due to increase fat and not increasedB glandular proliferation. This usually occurs in males that are overweight. The cause of enlarged breast tissue is an imbalance of […]

Botox, Dysport or Xeomin which is right for me?


BotoxR , Dysport and Xeomin What is the difference between the three? What do the studies in the literature say? There are currently 3 FDA approved Neurotoxins that are used for cosmetic purposes. The 3 Neurotoxins include: 1)Botox Cosmetic whose generic name is onabotulinumtoxinA. 2)Dysport which is abobotulinumtoxinA. 3)Xeomin is icobotulinumtoxinA. The above neuromodulators or […]

Hand Rejuvenation Fresno


Hand rejuvenation Patients are expressing an interest in hand rejuvenation.B It is a visible part of the body that can give a patientb�s age away.B After treatingB the face andB neck, the hands are the nextB most visible part of the body. As one ages, the hand will develop deep surface and skin changes. The […]

Non Surgical Rhinoplasty


Nonsurgical rhinoplasty with fat grafting and dermal fillers The concept of nonsurgical nose reshaping using dermal fillers or autologous fat is becoming more common.B Patients want an improvement of the nasal shape without surgery.B After a primary rhinoplasty, asymmetries, depressions and contour irregularities can present immediately or several years after surgery.B B Common adverse sequelae […]

Non-Surgical Facelift Fresno-Oakland


Non-Surgical Face Lifts is a term that encompasses a combination of procedures toimprove wrinkles and lift the tissues of the face without surgery.Other common terms for these include a liquid face lift which entail neuromodulators like BotoxR., Dysport, or Xeomin in combination with fillers to lift tissues. The neuromodulators work by blocking acetylcholine release thus […]

Tired Eye Treatment Fresno and Oakland


Correcting the Tear Trough Deformity Tear trough depressions can occur at all ages. Patients come in and complain to me that they appear tired and try to conceal their lower eyelid hollows with concealer. Most patients will have a sunken appearance and dark shadows cast over their lower eyelids. The hollowness is due to the […]

Restylane and Perlane Fillers Fresno


Restylane and Perlane and Hyaluronic Acid fillers that are pretty much the gold standard for soft tissue augmentation in the lips and lines around the mouth. Hyaluronic acid was first isolated from the bovine vitreous in the 1930b�s. It is found in the extracelluar space in humans and animals. It is known to create volume, […]