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Cosmetic Surgery for Brides-to-Be

Your wedding is one of the most important days of your life, and you will spend almost limitless time and energy planning everything from the dress, menu, flowers and band, but what about the most important thing? YOU! Just like the dress, bridal cosmetic surgery...

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...

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....

Don’t Leave Without Your Lashes!

Ask any woman, and she’ll tell you that there are one or two things she won’t leave the house without. Some may venture out without foundation or lipstick, but they generally don’t skip mascara because it creates more defined eyelashes. Eyelashes frame the eyes and...

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,...

Have a Nooner to Look Younger!

Contrary to popular belief, not all cosmetic procedures require days off of work or significant down time for recuperation. In fact, quite a few can be done on a lunch break or a short period of time away from the office. One quick treatment comes in the form of...

Asian Double Eyelid Surgery: Part 1 of 2

A double eyelid is one that is divided into an upper and lower portion by a defined crease. Roughly half of Asians are born with an eyelid crease, and the remaining are not. Eyelid surgery in patients of Asian and of Western descent (a/k/a Occidental) are extremely...

Benefits of Chemical Peels

Exfoliation is the mechanical or chemical removal of the oldest cells on the outermost surface of the skin. Skin cells die and are replaced every day, but exfoliation helps this process along. A chemical peel uses a specially formulated acid based solution as a...

July is Skin Cancer Awareness Month

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the U.S., and each year there are more new diagnoses of skin cancer than breast, colon and prostate cancer combined! The good news is skin cancer is so easy to prevent. Besides being a cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Anthony...

Eczema

Eczema is an inflammatory skin condition. While there are numerous forms of eczema, atopic dermatitis is the most common form, and it relates to allergic tendencies. The symptoms of eczema are patches of itchy, dry, red skin that can also appear cracked. Outbreaks of...

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...

At Last! Scarless, Natural Breast Augmentation

For years, liposuction patients have asked Dr. Nikko “Can’t you just take my fat from my lower body to fill out my breasts?” Now the answer is a definitive yes! A growing trend in breast augmentation is harvesting the patient’s own fat for use in other areas such as...

Asian Double Eyelid Surgery: Part 2 of 2

As mentioned in our previous post, Asian Double Eyelid Surgery requires a high level of competency and precision, and the margin for error is unforgiving to the novice or those with little experience. It would be disingenuous to believe that only an Asian cosmetic...

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...

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