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surgery of the nose where cartilage and bone
are reshaped and reconstructed; excess bone
or cartilage may be removed. Breathing problems
may be corrected in a combined aesthetic and
functional procedure called "septorhinoplasty."
of the skin with an acid solution that peels the
top layers and allows smoother, regenerated skin
to emerge; an effective treatment for wrinkles
caused by sun damage. Types of peels, include:
Peels (for mild sun damage): Alpha hydroxy
acid (glycolic acid), Beta hydroxy acid (lactic)
and salicylic acid peels
Peels (to reverse moderate sun damage -
fine wrinkles, brown spots, poor pigmentation):
TCA (Trichloroaetic acid), Jessner's solution
Peels (treatment of advanced sun damage
- deep wrinkles, leathery texture): Phenol chemical
method of resurfacing the skin is by means of
a device called the Erbium Yag laser, which
for men, is most commonly used to fight wrinkles,
treat sun damage and improve scars.
resurfacing is done under local anesthesia.
Most patients will take a week off from work
during the recovery period.
replacement surgery frequently requires multiple
grafts of hair being implanted during multiple
sessions, generally spacing each session at
least four months apart to allow for adequate
most commonly known hair replacement surgery
is called mini-or-micro-grafting, which produces
natural-looking results. This requires taking
a strip of hair-bearing scalp from the back
of the head, and dividing the strip into several
hundred smaller grafts. These grafts are then
inserted into tiny slits in the scalp, and must
be placed in such a way that hair all grows
in the same, natural direction.
fillers, most commonly injectable collagen or
fat, can help fill in lines and creases, (such
as laugh lines, smile lines, crow's feet or
deep facial wrinkles that are often caused by
aging and sun exposure). Filler injections temporarily
restore a smoother, more youthful-looking appearance.
When injected beneath the skin, these fillers
plump up creased and sunken areas of the face.
They can also add fullness to the lips and cheeks.
Collagen is also often used to eliminate
or reduce scarring from acne and other conditions
by filling in and smoothing over depressed acne
effects of filler injections are temporary,
as the substances are eventually safely absorbed
into the patient's body. Typically, filler injections
must be repeated once or twice a year to maintain
the desired effect.
fillers may be used alone or in conjunction
with a resurfacing procedure, such as a laser
treatment, or a recontouring procedure, such
as a facelift.
of the eyelids where fat and excess skin, bags,
pouches, wrinkles in the eye area are removed.
Blepharoplasty removes excess skin in the upper
and lower lids and reduces the amount of fatty
tissue under the eye. Surgery may be done on
the upper or lower lids, or both, depending
on the specific problem.
procedure to help balance a profile through insertion
of a small plastic implant, which augments a receding
chin. Mentoplasties are often done in conjunction
with nose surgeries, and may be combined with
liposuction or lipectomy procedures to remove
excess fat from beneath the chin.
for skin cancers and precancerous lesions depend
on their size, type, depth and location. Most
treatments use a local anesthetic in an outpatient