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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...

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...

Breast Augmentation Fundamentals

Cosmetic surgeons who perform breast augmentation surgery have to do much more than merely assist the patient in selecting the size of the implant and then “install” the implants during surgery. What many patients do not know is that breast augmentation relies on...

Men’s Cosmetic Surgery Trends in Houston

Though women have about 87% of cosmetic surgery procedures (both surgical and non-surgical), men are rapidly catching up. In years past, men have opted for non-surgical improvements such as Botox, dermal fillers, and laser treatments, but current studies show that the...

How Houston Hairdressers Help Dermatologists Prevent Skin Cancer

Most of the time we think of dermatologists as the front line in the prevention of skin cancer, along with patient self-exams that should be performed on a monthly basis, but the Harvard School of Public Health is studying of all things how your hairdresser can help...

Rhinoplasty Houston: What to Expect from Recovery

One of the most frequent rhinoplasty (nose reshaping/nose job) questions received by Dr. Nikko is what to expect following surgery in terms of recovery. Before having rhinoplasty, Dr. Nikko and/or his caring staff will ask whether you have any major events coming up...

Rhinoplasty in Houston

Individuals who are unhappy with the shape of their nose have the option of surgically correcting and refining the nose through a procedure called rhinoplasty. Houston cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Anthony Nikko, can correct or improve many aspects of a person’s nose, such...

More Women Seeking Cosmetic Surgery Before Nuptials

Cosmetic surgeons across the country confirm that they are seeing an ever-increasing number of patients who want aesthetic procedures performed before their wedding day. Of course, it’s natural to want to look one’s best since all eyes will be on the bride — so will...

Vladimir Putin’s New Look – Is it Cosmetic Surgery?

Recently Russia’s Prime Minister, 58-year-old Vladimir Putin, is sporting a fresh new look; in fact it’s so fresh that commentators throughout the world are abuzz. While some speculate that Mr. Putin had Botox injections, most state that the transformation of his face...

Can Liposuction Save Your Life?

Possibly in the future. Stem cells are an exciting medical advancement. Presently they used to treat various medical conditions such as arthritic joints and burns, but they’ve also made their way into breast enlargement, which is at this moment controversial among...

Skin Health & Dietary Supplements

Dietary supplements containing antioxidants often hype how they can make one’s skin look younger or improve one’s complexion. However, the American Academy of Dermatology urges consumers to be skeptical of companies that promise that potions and lotions can turn back...

Skin Cancer Screening and Cosmetic Dermatology

According to a recently published article in the Wall Street Journal, more and more dermatologists are discovering skin cancers on their patients when they come in for cosmetic procedures such as Botox, dermal fillers, or other skin rejuvenation services. Patients in...

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