NON-INVASIVE ENHANCEMENT OF THE BREASTS?  BUYER BEWARE An online search for the term “breast enhancement creams” will yield a 20-page result listing balms, creams, pills, lotions, and potions which claim to enhance breast size by 1-2 cup sizes.  The market for these creatively named items has increased dramatically, and some of the more popular brands have even recruited celebrities for … Read More

Hyperpigmentation Infographic

The desire to have clear, glowing skin is present in every culture. Even, bright skin without blemishes or areas of hyperpigmentation gives an impression of youth and health. Dr. Naidu created a hyperpigmentation infographic that outlines what hyperpigmentation is, the science behind it, and what you can do to treat it. If you have hyperpigmentation concerns and would like to … Read More

Peels, lasers, needles, ultrasound, and radiofrequency… oh my! A non-definitive guide to non-invasive facial rejuvenation

There are an overwhelming number of devices and techniques now available for non-invasive rejuvenation of the face.  While the continued research into skin rejuvenation is impressive, the sheer number and variety of available treatments is enough to confuse even the most savvy beauty junkie.  Because I am asked about many of these each day, I decided to do a little … Read More


SKIN BRIGHTENING REVISITED The desire to have clear, glowing skin is present in every culture. Even, bright skin without blemishes or areas of hyperpigmentation gives an impression of youth and health. The overwhelming number of products and devices on the market which are targeted towards both brightening and lightening attests to the growing popularity of this issue in skin health. … Read More

[:en]CoolSculpting Infographic[:]

[:en]Weight Loss vs. Fat Reduction CoolSculpting is a FDA-approved treatment for fat reduction of the abdomen, flanks, inner thighs, and outer thighs. CoolSculpting works on the principle of cryolipolysis, in which targeted tissue is precisely cooled. The fat cells beneath the skin are crystalized and then die, but the skin, blood vessels, and nerves remain unaffected. Over time, the body … Read More

Summer CelebrationUn celebration d’ete

A summer celebration of beauty, with a demonstration of the CoolSculpting machine, mini-treatments by our aesthetician Michelle, and giveaways from SkinCeutical and Anokha Skin Care. Please join us!

Holistic Beauty

As a plastic surgeon, I spend a lot of my time reflecting on the concept of beauty.  Is it a purely physical idea?  Is it an attitude?  Is it yet deeper, within the essence of a person?  Beauty, for me, has gradually taken on a more holistic tone.  By this, I mean that it is based not only on the … Read More

The Face of Youth

“Nature gives you your face at twenty. Life shapes your face at thirty. But the face you have at fifty is the face you have earned.” Coco Chanel Yesterday, while performing a minor procedure, I was asked by the patient why so many older women in New York City seem to have overly stretched faces, or faces which have been … Read More

ISAPS 2014 Global Statistics

Now that we’ve all recovered from World Cup 2014 hysteria (at least here in the United States), it’s time for aesthetic procedure hysteria! The International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ISAPS) recently announced their 2013 statistics. These numbers are compiled from data obtained from aesthetic surgeons around the world. The results showed that there were more than 23 million surgical … Read More