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Why do Men Like Botox?

Since 2009 the number of American men seeking cosmetic procedures like Botox has steadily increased, which leaves many asking why. An informal survey of male cosmetic dermatology and cosmetic surgery patients reveals many reasons. First, just like women, men want to...

What Is IPL?

IPL stands for Intense Pulsed Light. Though this sounds like something you might find at a rave party, IPL is a great tool for cosmetic dermatologists. The light in IPL consists of multiple wavelengths, unlike a laser that may have a single wavelength. The IPL devices...

What is FAMI? ( Fat Transfer)

As we age, it’s natural for our face to lose volume and for our facial muscles to shrink. Though this may be natural, it’s not pretty. The result can be an overly thin face with sunken features, which make you look tired. Fat Auto-grafting Muscle Injection (FAMI) is a...

What Can Microdermabrasion Do for You?

Microdermabrasion is an effective and popular treatment for skin cleansing and rejuvenation. The process is non-invasive, mechanical exfoliation of the superficial layers of the skin using crystal particles to exfoliate dead skin, smooth skin texture, unclog the...

Tips for Looking Old and Wrinkled

A fantastic way to prematurely age your skin and look like a piece of old leather is to go into the sun without protection, whether it’s to lay out poolside or pull weeds in the garden. Tanning beds and booths are also a great way to damage and age your skin. However,...

Think You Know It All About Sunscreen? Think Again!

Since July is national skin cancer awareness month, Dr. Nikko and his staff want you to not only use sunscreen but be aware of how to use it most effectively. If you don’t use it right, it’s not helping. Some people believe that if it’s cloudy or overcast outside that...

The History of Cosmetic Surgery: Part 2

The wide availability and acceptance of cosmetic surgery by our culture is a relatively new phenomenon in comparison to the earliest recorded operations for rhinoplasty (nose job) circa 600 BC. But, cosmetic surgery was not limited to noses. The first recorded...

The History of Cosmetic Surgery: Part 1

Cosmetic surgery has not always been as widely accepted a practice as it is today in our American culture. In the last 10-15 years the instances and acceptance of cosmetic surgery has dramatically changed. At one time cosmetic surgery was viewed as an indulgence for...

Skin Cancer Risk Factors

Skin cancer results from the unrestrained growth of abnormal skin cells, and if lift untreated the cancerous cells can spread from the skin into other tissues and organs. There are many types of skin cancer, but the most common form is basal cell carcinoma, which...

Skin Cancer Prevention

If we’re honest, most of us know about skin cancer and that we have the power to prevent it. However, life is busy and we get lazy about taking precautions. Houston board-certified dermatologist and cosmetic surgeon Anthony Nikko wants to remind his patients and the...

Rhinoplasty Harmonizes the Face

Rhinoplasty is the medical terminology for nose reshaping or what is commonly referred to as a nose job. Because the nose is the most prominent feature on the face, having a nose that is proportional to the facial features and one that is shapely defines the face....

Radiesse®

Collagen is a key component to having healthy, youthful looking skin, but as we age, collagen deteriorates, and that reduction of collagen leads to reduced elasticity of the skin, loss of volume, wrinkles, and lines. In the world of facial rejuvenation injectables,...

Natural Breast Augmentation: Process and Recovery

Houston cosmetic surgeon, Anthony Nikko, M.D., is an expert at performing fat transfer breast augmentation (i.e., “natural breast augmentation”), and he has been invited to speak as a medical expert by local Houston news stations such as FOX and KPRC to educate the...

Keloid Scars

The skin is like a seamless organ that covers our entire body, but throughout life our skin can suffer injuries while protecting us, and the healing process can lead to scarring our skin. One type of scarring that especially detracts from the skin is a keloid scar....

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