What you describe can be an entirely normal process called a halo nevus. A halo nevus is a lesion with a centrally placed nevus (mole) surrounded by a white halo of depigmented (loss of pigment) skin. Over a period of months to years, the halo nevus gradually becomes smaller and disappears, often leaving a residual
For patients who desire fuller, plumper lips but are reluctant to inject foreign materials into their body, lip augmentation with fat transfer is a great solution. While other lip fillers, such as collagen and Restylane®, are commonly derived from animal or human donor tissue, lip augmentation with fat transfer utilizes your body’s own tissue, giving
We have recently introduced the Vibration Anesthesia Device (VAD) for use during Botox injections. The science behind it is called “Gate Control Theory of Pain.” If you’re a science buff, click on the link for an explanation of the theory, but basically it’s this: Non-painful nerve input (the vibration) closes the nerve gates to painful
Radiesse is a combination filler made of two ingredients: A form of calcium (Hydroxylapatite) and liquid gel. Radiesse is a volumizing filler that lifts the tissue and “fills-in” wrinkles. Dr. Johnston can manipulate Radiesse at the time of injection. Once injected, Radiesse becomes incorporated into your tissue and becomes fixed. After just a few hours
There are many key differences between male and female skin. Men’s skin is ruled by testosterone and, as a result, has a 25% increase in skin thickness over women. It is this increase in higher collagen density that allows men to age more gracefully. On the other hand, a woman’s skin is ruled by estrogen.