4 tips for Staying Healthy and Happy During Stressful Times Don’t get down and depressed! Focus on self-care! Life carries with its unique stresses that affect each of us every day. These can be both personal and professional pressures. We learn to cope with these situational demands to navigate through our day. Enter: A pandemic, that most of us had … Read More
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5 Things to Get Your Skin Ready for the New Year As we prepare to enter a new year (hello 2019!), we all consider and “entertain” resolutions to make this year and us better than last year. It is so easy to articulate resolutions, but very hard to embrace them and make them part of our new habits. Here are … Read More
Here’s a question we often receive from plastic surgery patients here in Dallas: “How do I know when the right time is to consider injectable products?” Injectable products such as BOTOX® Cosmetic and JUVEDERM® are safe and effective office-based procedures that can help reverse the signs of aging with minimal downtime. As with any procedure, there is no specific age … Read More
Question: Are there simple things that men can do to improve their appearance without downtime? Dallas plastic surgeon Dr. Kenkel answers: Today we have many options to help men look and feel better without having a prolonged downtime. Here are my top 5 things for you to consider: #1 –Sunblock – It sounds so simple, but many people do not … Read More
Question: Can BOTOX, botulinum toxin, be used for anything other than wrinkles? Dallas plastic surgeon Dr. Kenkel answers: It is important to remember that botulinum toxin treats what we call “dynamic” wrinkles or lines that form from the activity of the underlying muscles. BOTOX does not treat static lines or lines from repetitive use of those muscles or from sun … Read More
Question: I have a big party to go to and I want to get injections. How soon before the event should I get fillers/Botox? What is the ideal timing? Answer: This is an important question. For botulinum toxin, the onset of action is anywhere from 24 hours to 3 days and may take up to a full week, depending on the … Read More
My skin seems to droop and I have lost volume and contour in my face. I feel like I look tired all the time! What can be done to bring back a more youthful look?
Aging effects us in many ways. Superficially our skin can become pigmented and develops lines. As we age we lose volume in our face which decreases our facial contours and may result in further sagging. As the first two occur we can get loss of elasticity and deflation which causes our skin to sag. Looking tired may be due to … Read More
Like with anything we do, the risks and benefits must be weighed and tilted toward the “benefit” side. While there is the advantage of not needing multiple treatments with a so called “ permanent” filler, there are downsides.The face is constantly changing and with that, filler placed today may not be right a few years down the road. Additionally, permanent … Read More
Dr. Kenkel, My skin is sun-damaged and wrinkled around my eyes and mouth. What can I do to look more youthful?
The elements definitely take a toll on our skin but we can fight it! First and foremost daily sunblock must be used 12 months out of the year! One can get sun and uv exposure even when it is overcast. As a general rule most patients should be on the following at a minmum: 1. Sunblock 2. Good daily cleanser … Read More
Dr Kenkel, I suffer from excessive sweating and antiperspirant doesn’t do anything to help. I hear you can use Botox to help? How does it work?
Botox is FDA approved to treat hyperhidrosis, the condition associated with excess sweating. It works by disrupting the chemical signal that activates the sweat glands. If the glands do not receive the signal, they won’t produce sweat. The results typically last longer than the cosmetic uses of Botox The studies suggest that 50% of the patients treated still had results … Read More