New York - Patients who have facial cosmetic surgery are bound to ask their doctors about skincare. By keeping abreast of the latest skincare options, cosmetic surgeons can help their patients maintain good cosmetic results and keep patients coming back to the office for minimal procedures or more products, Jeannette Graf, M.D., said
Nashville, Tenn. - Cosmetic surgeons often hear and read about rhinoplasty technique, but that is not the only ingredient for patient satisfaction. Rhinoplasty success goes beyond the textbook to include insight from experienced surgeons.
Nashville, Tenn. - Whatever a cosmetic surgeon does skillfully and judiciously to an aging face will make it look better. The question, said facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon Frank M. Kamer, M.D., is for how long and with what sequelae?
Anaheim, Calif. - While sclerotherapy continues to be the gold-standard leg-vein treatment, lasers are a viable option as an adjunct to sclerotherapy - particularly for use as an initial treatment of small leg veins or for needle-phobic patients, according to Eric F. Bernstein, M.D., clinical associate professor, Department of Dermatology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.
San Francisco-To avoid being underpaid, overpaid or accused of fraudulent billing, dermatologists should be involved in their practices' coding and billing, says Leon Kircik, M.D., a dermatologist and director of Physicians Skin Care PLLC, Louisville, Ky, with four practices in four states. Recently, he spoke on this topic at the annual meeting of The American Academy of Dermatology in San Francisco.
San Francisco- The Internet is surprising doctors as a one-stop resource for a diverse set of needs. In one sitting, a physician can find images for a Power Point presentation, book a flight to a cosmetic surgery conference, secure clinical-trial information for patients, and conduct a journal search.
San Francisco -- Physicians who perform noncosmetic and skin-surgery procedures sometimes face reimbursement issues that challenge fair payment for their services.
Washington, D.C. - Though typically considered safe to use with pleasing cosmetic results, fillers can also cause adverse side effects - some of which are serious. Bruising and needle marks, joint pain, headaches, allergic reactions, nausea, and even partial vision loss can result.
Winston-Salem, N.C. - Some of the newest cleansing technologies do not focus on the cleansers, themselves, but rather how they are delivered to the skin. And a five amino acid chain peptide, called pentapeptides, will soon be making moisturizing news.
Miami - Many plastic and cosmetic surgeons wonder if nonablative skin rejuvenation has a place among proven treatments using chemical peels, dermabrasion, or the erbium: YAG (Er: YAG) laser. Thomas Baker, M.D., is convinced there is room for all four types of skin rejuvenation therapy, and that nonablative therapy has very specific and important roles.