LASER is an acronym that stands for Light Amplification by Stimulation of Emission of Radiation. WHAT? It is a term that describes a certain wavelength of light that can be focused to target specific things in our body. In many cases, people use the term to describe any device in the office that treats the skin. What can we … Read More
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Fall into Healthier Habits: 5 Things You Can Do After Summer Skin care – get back to your care regimen Hydrate and revive neglected areas – chest, hands, and feet Treatment – SkinPen®, IPL, mild peel Boost nutrition with healthy, seasonal foods Begin a “Fall Fitness” challenge We all love the summer! The outdoors, fun activities, water sports, tee shirts, … Read More
Question: Can anything be done to improve my scar? Dallas plastic surgeon Dr. Kenkel answers: We routinely see patients who inquire about scars they have and if there is anything that can be done to help improve them. In order to determine whether a patient may be a candidate for “scar therapy,” in our Dallas office, there are several questions … Read More
There seems to be an appeal to using lasers for treatment. Are outcomes always better with lasers? Dr. Kenkel Answers: This is a great question and as a patient one has to understand that there is a lot of marketing surrounding the use of lasers for treatments. Physicians and Industry recognize that “laser” is a buzz word and is perceived … 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 feel like my lower eyelids make me tired. What can I do about that look? Answer: This is not an uncommon complaint by both men and women. There are several things that may come into consideration based on our analysis of the lower lid. We will first look at the skin and determine whether there is extra skin … Read More
What can be done to lessen the appearance of old scars? Is there a difference in treatment with skin types?
Once you have a scar, you will always have it. That being said, there are a few things we can do to improve scars. Color is one thing we can change. Scars that are red or pigmented may benefit from treatment with a laser or light device. Scars that are raised may also benefit from these treatments or may require … 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