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Blog — December 2013

5 Simple Remedies to Reduce Dark Circles and Puffy Eyes

Filler for tear troughs and lasers for skin tightening are great approaches to enhance the skin under our eyes.  But many patients are initially looking for more straightforward tips on how to make their under eye skin look better.  I find that if I start with simple and sound advice, the patient is more likely to come back to have a procedure done.  So here they are 5 tips to lessen under eye puffiness and dark circles. 1. Have a sense of product contents Be careful about ingredients in products you use around your eyes. Sulfates are in all foaming...

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Chewing gum and 2 other tips to rejuvenate the neck

With the number of facelifts declining and injectable procedures gaining in popularity, clinicians need a game plan for neck rejuvenation. Neck skin is thinner than facial skin and it lacks adnexal structures, so it tends to lose elasticity sooner but cannot tolerate more aggressive peels and laser. Here’s what I commonly suggest as minimally invasive approaches to reverse signs of neck aging.  1. The 10 minute, twice a day chewing gum exercise Every morning and night, chew sugarless gum for at least 10 minutes. As simple as it sounds, chewing effectively exercises the floor of the mouth and all of...

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