Brow wrinkles, sometimes called the “elevens” are often deep due to the strong muscles in the area. These wrinkles can make you look angry even when you aren’t. Filler injections in the brow with a needle are dangerous as the trochlear artery is nearby. Extremely safe and effective injections into the brow are possible using […]
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Facial wrinkles can show our age and our mood. Looking younger and happier is easy to accomplish with Botox. As seen here, the patient’s anatomy is a guide not only to where the Botox should be injected, but also how many units are needed. Botox is popular for a reason—it works!
Ankle arthritis and plantar fasciitis are common, aggravating, chronic conditions. In such weight bearing areas the pain is hard to avoid. Pain often interferes with work, leisure activities and even sleep. Steroid injections are often effective for pain relief, but wear off quickly, producing little or no improvement 6-12 months after injection and sometimes wearing […]
Hair loss is a common problem in both sexes. The two most common treatments for this are hair transplants and PRP injections. Hair transplants are very effective, but expensive. PRP injections are less effective, but more affordable. PRP treatments are helpful for either sex, but are most effective in women.
Are you a light-skinned and over 40 with some sun damage. If so you may have wrinkles, roughened skin texture, irregular brownish color variation and drooping eyelids. Wrinkles are variable, but in women and smokers upper lip lines are often troubling. Many patients have acne scars and/or large pores and some have scars from surgery, […]
A fleshy neck or a neck with extra fat tissue is unsightly. When large this is called a double chin. Technically, this is “submental fullness”, which is doctor talk for extra neck tissue under the chin area, generally with fat tissue there. Some people that are lean elsewhere have inherited this extra tissue under the […]
Varicose veins they may be small, medium or large. Small spider veins that are asymptomatic can be easily treated with injections to shrink them called sclerotherapy. However, larger or symptomatic veins that cause swelling, itching, pain or pressure, may require larger procedures such as endovenous laser ablation. To clarify whether simple vein injections (sclerotherapy) will […]
Varicose and spider veins look unsightly and can also cause pain, swelling, itching, brown discoloration and other issues. Sclerotherapy, or injections of a chemical to make the veins shrink, has been around since the 1950’s. Perfections in technique and the chemicals used have made this a very safe procedure. Here Dr. Van Reken demonstrates treatment […]
You would like to look younger and get a laser treatment Monday, but you are scheduled to work Tuesday. How about an inexpensive, painless, laser facial, safe for any skin type, with no down time. On our wish list helps acne scars, large pores, wrinkles, pigment, melasma and sun damage. There is such a laser–the […]
Laser facial rejuvenation has been around for a while now. Many lasers can rejuvenate the face. However, many of those on the market have restrictions for use on lighter skin, are painful, need needle and/or topical anesthetics, have down time and have preparation with creams required for a week or more before the treatment. Most […]