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I had Dysport Injections for crow’s feet five days ago, but my results are uneven – How to fix?

If you are showing uneven results from a Dysport injection after five days, you may have an asymmetric response to this anti-dynamic injected into your…

I had a mole removed and it left a hole in my cheek. What should I do?

As dermatologists and plastic surgeons, we do our best to ensure that the scarring following mole removal is the least noticeable, the faintest, and the…

What can I do to protect and clean my skin after I have gone through tattoo removal?

Aftercare for tattoo removal is focused on excellent hydration of the healing site, protection from the sun, and prevention of infection. These three things should…

What is the fastest way to recover from a strong chemical peel?

The fastest way to recover from a fierce tissue reaction to any number of chemical peels, whether that be a glycolic acid, salicylic acid, or…

I had a laser treatment today on leg spider veins. Should I have seen results right away?

This question is difficult to answer, because I don't know the laser that was used to treat your spider veins. I'm going to speak generally…

I accidentally moved some of the Restylane near my tear trough. Did I ruin the area?

Shortly after injecting hyaluronic acid fillers into the infraorbital sulcus, a collagenous latticework will begin to form around the injected filler. Within 24-48 hours, that…

Is the Erbium-YAG laser suitable for syringomas in the eye?

The Erbium- YAG laser is not my first choice for syringomas around the eye. Our practice typically uses a fractional CO2 laser that is more…

Is it necessary to bleed after the CO2 laser?

It is certainly not necessary to bleed after a CO2 laser treatment. The CO2 laser is an ablative laser of 10,600 nanometers, which can potentially…

Is it safe to use a skin lightener between chemical peels?

In short, yes, it is safe to use a skin lightener between chemical peels. Oftentimes, we'll combine in-office therapies, like trichloroacetic acid or glycolic acid,…

Is there any help for treating very stubborn, chronic ingrown hairs?

Dermatologists can help with chronic ingrown hairs in the bikini area and beyond. Oftentimes, laser therapy on these stubborn ingrown hairs can be more successful…

Soreness and a little lump on the bone around lower eye after Perlane injection – What to do?

If you have soreness and a lump on the bone around your lower eyelid after a Perlane injection, I strongly recommend that you head back…

Is one session of Sculptra enough?

Generally, Sculptra is performed in three separate injections that are roughly three to four weeks apart. This is because we are unable to see the…

Can I apply Latisse during different hours when I go to bed?

Your question is about application time for Latisse. Truth is, the application for this particular agent, and a lot of medications in general, is not…

LightSheer Vs. GentleLASE – What’s the Difference?

Both the LightSheer and GentleLASE lasers work beautifully for laser hair removal. The GentleLASE uses 755 nanometer wavelengths and the LightSheer uses about 808 to…

My Dark Spots got Horribly Darker After Nd: YAG laser. What should I do?

There are a number of lasers that we currently use for the treatment of hyperpigmentation, or dark spots. Certainly, the Nd:YAG is one of them.…

I had a scar revision done from a botched mole removal – Do these go away?

This question relates to a scar revision removing persistent Burow's triangles, also known as ‘dog ears,’ and an atrophic depressed scar. Railroad track marks appeared…

Is melanoma possible after punch biopsy of dermal nevus?

The questions relate to a mole that was removed by a punched biopsy. The pathology being described is a dermal nevus (a benign lesion). Apparently,…

Does the Juvéderm process work for bags under eyes?

Juvéderm and hyaluronic acid fillers generally work beautifully for inner or medial tissue laxity (the bags underneath the eyes). Although, for bigger bags I usually…

What is the Best Long Term Treatment for Shallow Lines?

There are two modalities that I would consider for large scale facial resurfacing and treatment for these fine lines. One is the class of chemical…

Can Botox Cause Ptosis or Permanent Muscle Paralysis?

Your question is an interesting one; I have never heard, nor have I seen, permanent paralysis of muscles from Botulinum toxin. However, after repeated deactivation…