Archive for December, 2011

Saline or Silicone?

Before undergoing breast augmentation surgery, it is important to choose the consistency of your breast implants wisely. All implants are not created equally and thus serve different aesthetic purposes. For optimal results, patients should weigh the pros and cons of saline and silicone breast implants. Saline Breast Implants Saline, a silicone based shell with a […]

Liquid Facelift: Turn back the hands of time

Although the skin appears tighter after facelifts, balance and youthfulness can be lacking due to volume loss. The goal of volume replacement is to help patients look more like they did 10-15 years ago, not to make them look like someone else. The term “liquid facelift” refers to treatments that can be performed using injectable […]

Melasma: The mask of pregnancy

Melasma is an acquired hyperpigmentation of sunexposed skin areas, or in plain English, “dull brown spots.” It presents as symmetric hyperpigmented spots which can be separated or bunched together along the cheeks, nose, the upper lip, the chin and the forehead, and can occasionally occur in other sun-exposed locations. Melasma spots are dark, irregular brown-toblack […]

Mini Facelift

This patient is shown before and after having a Mini facelift in conjunction with a blepharoplasty (eyelid lift) performed by Dr. White. Degradation of skin elasticity, deflation of facial volume and descent or falling of facial structures are an unfortunate effect of aging. The traditional facelift addresses each of these issues, but with a price: […]

Treatment of Wrinkles and Scars

Laser resurfacing uses heat induced by laser light to destroy and remove (vaporize) the upper layers of the skin. This causes new skin to grow. It is typically used to remove or improve the appearance of wrinkles shallow scars (from acne, surgery or trauma) and other skin defects. The laser sends out brief pulses of […]