Patients often ask what they can do about loose skin on their necks. Although the concern is not new, it’s certainly being highlighted, especially in the age of selfies. One of the reasons selfies always look worse is because we are looking downward in many of those pictures, and regardless of our age we may notice some loose skin! Treatments vary … Read More
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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
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
Breast augmentation is used to enhance the size of a patient’s breast. It may give the illusion that the breast has been lifted to a very small degree but will not replace the need for a lift in a patient that requires one. Everything has a lifespan, especially man made devices. The implant companies put the risk of implant rupture … Read More
I have protruding ears that I always cover up with my long hair since I was a child. I am interested in having them sized down so I can wear my hair short with confidence. What kind of procedure is available and what is the recovery time?
There is a surgical procedure that can be done to help decrease the prominence of your ears. There are many different things that may contribute to this and the operation addresses your specific needs. The incision for this is behind the ear in the crease between your ear and head. Typically it is a 2 – 2.5 hour day surgical … 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
What are the different types of Liposuction? I have been hearing a lot of buzz about Smart Lipo- What are your thoughts?
There are many different “tools” that surgeons use to perform liposuction In a survey we performed of board certified aesthetic plastic surgeons, we found >75% used some form of “traditional liposuction” This involves a hollow cannula that is connected to a vacuum and removes fat. Other devices included ultrasound, laser, water assisted devices All work at removing or destroying fat. … 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
I am a 32 year old man with a slim build and am happy with how I look, until I take my shirt off. I am self-conscious when I go to the pool or lake because I feel like everyone is staring at my chest. I have heard that men can have male breasts, lately it seems to be getting worse. What can I do Dr. Kenkel?
Gynecomastia or male breast enlargement is very common during adolescence. The majority of men go on to “grow” out of it. In some, there may be persistence of breast tissue into adult life. In others, breast fullness may be a result of fatty tissue accumulating there. Treatment may involve liposuction with or without a small incision to remove persistent firm … Read More
Dr. Kenkel, I was taking a “selfie” on my Iphone and I noticed my neck has loose skin and want to look more youthful. What are my options so I can look my best for the camera?
Just remember, anytime you bend your chin downward (like many selfies) you will get some loose skin Even kids have loose skin in that position! That being said, there are a few nonsurgical options that one can consider. They are not for everyone and depend on many things such as skin quality and tone, muscle looseness, and the presence or … Read More