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A male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Stein
Plastic Surgery 41 years experience
Skin resurfacing Acu: You do have to wait at least 6 months after acutane before you do any skin resurfacing. You have to wait that long so that the dermal buds can regenerate the epithelium.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Stein
Plastic Surgery 41 years experience
Suture removal: When I do neck lifts or facelifts, all of the sutures are absorbable and are under the skin.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Stein
Plastic Surgery 41 years experience
Creams to tighten: There are no creams that will prevent recurrence of a turkey neck after a neck lift.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Stein
Plastic Surgery 41 years experience
Microdermabrasion: My aesthetician's patients have found that dermaplaning (which is done with a blade that gives an aggressive exfoliation) is much more effective than microdermabrasion. Make sure that the person performing the procedure is well qualified.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Stein
Plastic Surgery 41 years experience
Butt implants: Buttock implants are extremely effective at accomplishing the goal of buttock augmentation, but lack of mobility is a big issue. The implants have to be put in the muscle so it is quite uncomfortable. Usually, it is very difficult to be very mobile for at least the first three weeks.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Stein
Plastic Surgery 41 years experience
Scar reduction: I think that the best topical cream is avosil. This scar could be lightened with a pulsed dye laser. There is always a possibility of a scar thickening but it is extremely unlikely to form a keloid scar in the mid face.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Stein
Plastic Surgery 41 years experience
Septoplasty healing: After eight months status post sinus surgery and septoplasty, you should be healed. If you are still having trouble breathing, perhaps there is a persistent deviation or if your turbinates were not worked on that may be contributing to your symptoms.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Stein
Plastic Surgery 41 years experience
Acne scars: Frequently, depending on skin color, either fractional co2 or ultrapulse co2 can make a significant difference. In addition to that fat transfer deep to the scars can provide fill and the healing powers of stem cells to get an even better result.
A male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Stein
Plastic Surgery 41 years experience
Endermologie: Endermologie can temporarily improve cellulite but it needs to be done on an ongoing basis. There are no permanent results. Cellulaze on the other hand, is a one time treatment that is much more effective with results that last at least 3 years, probably longer but that is as long as it has been in use.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Stein
Plastic Surgery 41 years experience
Fraxel: Fraxel laser treatments are non ablative. Typically, the healing is completed in 2-3 days.
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