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Why Do We Lose Our Hair?

La Jolla plastic surgeon talks about why people lose their hair.

Myths persist about hair loss, even in this age of information. There are a number of genetic and environmental reasons why certain people have thinning hair or bald spots, but washing your hair too much isn’t one of them. We thoroughly review the medical histories of patients seeking hair transplants at my San Diego-area practice to figure out the reasons…

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The Story Behind CoolSculpting®

Trends in plastic surgery lead to increase in CoolSculpting

Patients interested in cosmetic plastic surgery in Spokane are often familiar with CoolSculpting, an innovative alternative to liposuction. This effective treatment freezes fat cells without the use of injections or incisions, and patients can return to their daily activities immediately after each session. It’s not surprising that CoolSculpting has made an impact on patients, but how many people know the…

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Making a Case for Saline Implants

Chicago plastic surgeon makes a case for saline implants versus silicone implants.

Across the country, silicone breast implants are experiencing a surge in popularity. But the story is a bit different among my breast augmentation patients in Chicago. Silicone implants can create beautiful results, to be sure — and patients are taking notice. A statistical survey from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons® revealed that 72% of breast implants placed last year…

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Are You at Risk for Hair Loss?

La Jolla plastic surgeon discusses hair loss and who may be at risk.

Hair loss can occur at any age and affects both men and women, so it’s worthwhile to know the risk factors involved and what solutions are available if your hair starts to thin. At my La Jolla hair transplant surgery clinic, patients’ hair loss is usually hereditary, but other factors are sometimes involved. The causes of hair loss in men…

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Are At-Home Microdermabrasion Treatments Worth It?


As a plastic surgeon, I typically approve of patients maintaining the results of a cosmetic surgery procedure with an at-home skincare routine. A comprehensive plan is an important component of maintaining healthy looking skin, but it shouldn’t include at-home microdermabrasion. At our Albany, NY medical spa, we persuade patients to trust professionals for the following reasons: The difference in price…

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