Monthly Archives: December 2008

Dr. Daryl Hoffman Blog

Cosmetic Surgery: How to get rid of bruise?

Any cosmetic surgery, procedure, or product has the potential to result in bruising, and skin discoloration. Luckily, most of this bruising is temporary and fades away in a few days or weeks. More extensive procedures may take longer to recover. What can one do to proactively minimize the bruising after cosmetic plastic surgery? To help …

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Skin Care: The Basics

Skin care product companies generally do not promote the basics of skin care. They want you to purchase their products instead. But what good is their products without the basics in-place first? Don't jump to Botox Cosmetic or a TCA chemical peel before starting with the skin basics. Patients in DC, Maryland, and northern Virginia …

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Rhinoplasty Techniques: Which one is right for me?

Two primary methods exist for performing cosmetic rhinoplasty: closed or open. Each has its advantages and disadvantages. Closed rhinoplasty, otherwise known as endonasal, involves incisions confined to the inside of your nose. There are no sutures to remove. The plastic surgeon can modify or alter any part of the nose, including the tip and hump. …

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Rhinoplasty Complications: Sinusitis

Complications may occur with any procedure, surgical or nonsurgical. Surgery on the nose or septum may result in sinusitis, inflammation of the nasal & sinus cavity. Symptoms may include nasal congestion, nasal obstruction, nasal discharge, post nasal drip, facial pressure, and headaches. A majority of the time this form of sinusitis is not a complication, …

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Fat Transfer or Grafting

Many options are available for minimally invasive injectable fillers for facial rejuvenation. More common injections for wrinkles are with hyaluronic acid (Restylane or Juvederm) or collagen. Fat has returned as an alternative to these other facial fillers. Autologous fat, or one’s own fat, is an ideal filler material. It is non-allergic natural, living, easily available, …

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Botox Cosmetic: Myth #3

Time to debunk another myth regarding Botox® Cosmetic. Myth 3: "I am afraid of painful injections" Fact: Botox® Cosmetic injections may be essentially painless. Treatment involves a few tiny injections with a very small needle, which usually require no anesthesia. However, your doctor may provide a topical anesthetic cream or ice pack to the treatment …

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Fat Removal without Surgery?

The use of phosphatidylcholine (Lipostabil®, Nattermann - Germany) through superficial injections to destroy adipocytes has recently become popular in Europe. It is injected directly into the subcutaneous fat through multiple injections, administered over multiple treatment sessions. This treatment breaks down fat, which is then discharged over the liver and metabolized. It has been authorized for …

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Cosmetic Surgery for Men

Think women are the only ones obsessed with preserving their youthful looks? Think again. These days, men are just as likely as women to opt for a cosmetic surgery procedure. With people living longer, healthier lives, it’s no surprise that both genders want to look as young as they feel. Most men want cosmetic procedures …

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Skin Resurfacing: Peels, Lasers, and Dermabrasion

Skin resurfacing smoothes any skin imperfections. Resurfacing removes or reduces wrinkles and fine lines of the entire face, softens deep laugh and frown lines, repairs sun-damaged skin, removes age spots, and improves scars, including those from acne. It diminishes the outward signs of aging and revitalizes the tone and condition of the skin. Resurfacing may …

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Botox Cosmetic: Myth #2

Time to debunk another myth about Botox Cosmetic. Many patients confuse the Botox and injectible fillers, such collagen, Restylane, Juvederm, Sculptra, Radiesse, and fat. Myth #2: Botox is a filler Fact: Botox is not a filler. Botox temporarily relaxes the muscles which cause wrinkles. The relaxation is not immediate, and is seen a few days …

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