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Archive for March, 2013

Squamous Cell Cancer- How to identify?

Published on March 31, 2013

David T. Harvey, MD Mohs Surgeon & Cosmetic Dermatologist Happy Easter and passover to all of my friends! I hope you are enjoying a lovely weekend with family. Its very wet today in east Texas but enjoying a restful and

Nails… how to protect and condition

Published on March 24, 2013

David T. Harvey, MD Mohs Surgeon & Cosmetic Dermatologist Nails are an important part of our anatomy. They can be windows to our internal health as their appearance can be altered by medical conditions such as anemia, kidney disease and

‘Tis the season… for eyelid dermatitis

Published on March 18, 2013

David T. Harvey, MD Mohs Surgeon & Cosmetic Dermatologist With pollen counts increasing and spring upon us, sneezing, sniffling and …oh yes, eyelid dermatitis is on the rise. Although allergic contact dermatitis is the most common cause of eyelid rashes,

Focus on Aesthetics, This Month’s Feature Laser Combination Eyelid Surgery

Published on March 13, 2013

David T. Harvey, MD Mohs Surgeon & Cosmetic Dermatologist Laser Combination Eyelid Surgery is a novel, “state of the art” way to eliminate drooping or sagging eyelids which do not respond to rest or topical creams This procedure removes excessive

Shaving with an emphasis on moisturizing sun protection

Published on March 8, 2013

David T. Harvey, MD Mohs Surgeon & Cosmetic Dermatologist Male patients often tell me that they forget to wear sunscreens or only do so on occasion. When I ask them about using aftershave lotion or a moisturizer, I get a

What’s New In Dermatology? A Live Blog from the 71st Annual AAD Meeting

Published on March 4, 2013

David T. Harvey, MD Mohs Surgeon & Cosmetic Dermatologist Live from Miami — This American Academy Of Dermatology (AAD) 71st Meeting is a very international gathering, with about 15,000 attendees from all over the world. It is chilly in Florida

  • Featured Procedure

    Fraxis Duo™ CO2

    Fraxis Duo™ CO2 Laser Treatment Overview: Our Fraxis Duo CO2 laser system is a “gold standard” device. It is a highly sought after system because it can integrate multiple advanced technologies into one platform. The CO2 laser emits the longest wavelength of light compared to other lasers and can be used on a variety of skin types. Treatments can be easily tailored to meet the specific cosmetic need(s) of our patients. This state-of-the-art device excels at treating a wide range of skin conditions.

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    Blepharoplasty is utilized to repair sagging eyelid skin and correct unsightly fat pads. Depending on the nature of the issue, excess skin, redundant muscle, and bulging fat pads can be cosmetically corrected in order to restore a refreshed and more youthful appearance to the eyes. CO2 Laser can be used simultaneously with this procedure to remove unwanted skin growths and improve sun damaged skin.

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    Chemical Peel

    The precise formulas in peels vary and the type utilized is personally adjusted to meet each patient’s needs. For example, tricholoracetic acid (TCA) is a medium depth peel, which can eliminate brown spots and help to even out textural irregularities on the face and neck. Downtime is usually around 7 days. Glycolic acid peels are referred to as lunchtime peels.

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    The “lyft” procedure is coined term that we are using to describe a procedure which removes excess fat and skin from the lower face, neck or both. Skin and musculature is tightened in the process. Repositioning of the skin allows our patients to achieve a more youthful appearance. Those who respond best have deep cheek folds and loose sagging skin around the neck. As we age, fat pads descend from the upper cheek and skin laxity becomes more prominent in the jowl regions of the face. Our lyft technique uses smaller incisions. These are hidden behind the ear folds and/or in the crease just under the chin. By minimizing incision length (and undermining), the procedure is safer and requires less downtime than that seen with a traditional facelift.

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