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Real Courage on the first Independence Day

Today we are witnessing the destruction of property and removal of statues and monuments erected decades ago to honor many national heroes. I won’t question here whether the motives for these actions are justified. But as we celebrate Independence Day at a time when so much of American history is being disregarded, I want to…

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What can you tell me about skin that is sun-damaged?

The first thing to tell you is that you need to avoid getting sun damage, which doesn’t only happen at the beach, or on sunny days. In fact, even prolonged periods in your car on overcast Summer days can cause significant sun damage. I recommend applying sunscreen protection of SPF 25 or higher to your…

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Ectropion Repair: Going Strong 5 Years Later!

MOH’S EXCISION NOSE BASAL CELL CARCINOMA WITH FLAP RECONSTRUCTION Sometimes patients see me with more than one problem. This 86 year old had a chronic ectropion with a symptomatic dry eye on his left lid. At the same time, he had a basal cell of his left cheek at the corner of his eye and…

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Will COVID-19 change plastic surgery?

This industry has consistently and dramatically grown by 160% over the last 20 years, and I don’t believe that people will suddenly stop wanting to improve how they look and how they feel about themselves. Government-mandated limitations on elective surgery caused some people to delay receiving procedures but many are now being scheduled and performed.…

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COVID has made me fat! Should I get cool or hot body sculpting?

Many patients are telling me that being stuck at home added a few pounds. Your solution might be the fastest-growing non-invasive (non-surgical) treatments for body-contouring troublesome areas. Cold-sculpting procedures supposedly work by freezing fat. You can often get these treatments without a doctor’s care, such as at spas and salons. I don’t offer freezing treatments…

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