As the Chief Medical Advisor to JeNu, the new ultrasound skin care system, I have to say that it sounds a bit unscientific to say JeNu is a magic wand, but that’s what early users are saying about it. The science is pretty nifty, and I believe it represents a true breakthrough by enhancing permeation of anti-aging ingredients into the skin by as much as a factor of 12!
The popular website RealSelf.com, where people who are considering (or have had) a cosmetic procedure get answers about cosmetic plastic surgery, dermatology, and dentistry, recently announced their list of 100 doctors dedicated to providing consumers with credible online information. Of course the reason I mention this is that I am included in this elite group, comprised of only the top 2% of more than 5000 members in the doctor community.
As sure as the swallows return to Capistrano in the Spring, March signals the unofficial start of the plastic surgery season. It’s been a pattern in my practice for at least a decade, though the mix of cases varies. This year it is tummy tucks and breast lifts, in combination called the “mommy makeover” because changes to the breast and abdomen from pregnancy are usually the motivation. Seems like we are doing 3 per week.
Each year about this time the American Society of Plastic Surgeons releases their report on statistical trends based on the previous year’s numbers. The big story this time around is facial rejuvenation, both facelift surgery (up 6% compared to 2011) and procedures such as Botox and dermal fillers like Juvederm.