Jeffrey Kenkel, MD, FACS
1801 Inwood Road, 5th Floor
Dallas, TX 75390
(214) 645-3112
Specializing in Cosmetic Surgery
of the Face, Breast & Body
(214) 645-3112 Dallas, Texas

Dr. Jeffrey M. Kenkel's Blog

pigment FX and self tanners

Using a spray on tan after undergoing Pigment FX shouldn’t necessarily hurt your skin but remember your skin is a bit sensitive following laser and may react differently at this time than it did previously. I would consider waiting a full three weeks before doing it.

redo breast reduction, when to consider revision

At one month out from your breast reduction, you likely still have some swelling. I would say that a minimum of 6 months but preferably 12 months before considering a revision. It would be important to discuss this with your surgeon. We have a good idea where you should wind up while we are in surgery. Finally, remember that one … Read More

no improvement after IPL

Remember that the first treatment is 50% efficacy and 50% safety. We have to determine a safe setting to start with so we tend to be conservative when we first start treating you. Treatments with minimal downtime often require multiple applications in order to achieve your end result. IPL is still our most popular procedure in the office

skin care when you are young, is it helpful?

How young is too young to start using anti-aging products? Could using anti-aging products when you are too young have negative affects on the skin?”when you are young we usually just start with a good cleanser and sunblock. If acne is a problem we may elect to put you on some other product, even Retin-A”

Will liposuction tighten my skin as well as remove fat?

Regardless of the instrument or specific tool used, always keep in mind that liposuction is primarily a fat removal procedure, not a skin tightening procedure. The key to a successful result is the physician and the patient, not the specific tool or instrument used.

Can liposuction help me jumpstart my diet?

Liposuction should not be used to “jumpstart” a diet. To get the most out of your surgery, you must commit to maintaining the results though diet and exercise. 50% of your results will be from the surgery, and 50% of your results will be based on how you manage and maintain a healthy lifestyle.

How many days prior laser surgery is it a good idea to take an anti-viral? Do I need to take one if I am only getting laser on my upper chest area?

For me it depends on the type of procedure: If I am using a fractionated laser and patients don’t have a history of cold sores I don’t put them on any antivirals. You heal the surface of the skin so quickly with antivirals I don’t find it necessary. If you have a history or if I use full ablative treatments … Read More

What are the latest filler products available?

We anticipate the release of several new hyaluronic acid fillers by a company named Merz. Dysport was the second botulinum toxin on the market about a year and a half ago. We anticipate several others in the next few years.