Monthly Archives / August 2014
26 Aug

I had a small medium brown mole in between my fingers. It never grew or looked weird, but it just faded – is this normal?

BY IN Skin Care Comments Off on I had a small medium brown mole in between my fingers. It never grew or looked weird, but it just faded – is this normal?

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

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19 Aug

Considering Lip Augmentation Using My Own Fat Fells

BY IN Plastic Surgery Comments Off on Considering Lip Augmentation Using My Own Fat Fells

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

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14 Aug

Injections Made Practically Pain-free

BY IN Uncategorized Comments Off on Injections Made Practically Pain-free

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

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12 Aug

Can Radiesse® be easily manipulated more than a week after injection?

BY IN Uncategorized Comments Off on Can Radiesse® be easily manipulated more than a week after injection?

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

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05 Aug

What are some key differences between male and female skin?

BY IN Uncategorized Comments Off on What are some key differences between male and female skin?

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.

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