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Austin Skin Care Tips for Cold Weather

Cold weather in Texas? Yes, occasionally even we feel icy winds or frigid temperatures on our skin here in central Texas.  Often times I hear patients say that their “lips are dry” or their “skin is itchy.”  Using quality skin care in Austin can make all the difference in the improvement of your skin and can ease discomfort particularly during colder winter months. Colder air typically means drier air, and drier air can cause chapped, cracked or inflamed skin. The … Continue Reading

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Revamping More Than Just Your Resume

When my patients come in to see me about having a cosmetic procedure, it can be for a number of reasons. Lately, I’ve seen quite a few folks who are re-entering the job market and want to turn back the clock. Most of my patients know how to dress for success for a job interview. But many of my patients/job seekers are taking it to the next level by getting plastic surgery or having cosmetic procedures to get that extra … Continue Reading

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“Moobs”, or Gynecomastia, Cause Many Men to Suffer in Silence

Breast reductions are no longer just for women anymore.  The number of men undergoing a simple male breast reduction technique to reduce breast fat around the pectoral, or chest area is skyrocketing. The condition is often referred to as “moobs”, but the true medical term is called gynecomastia. Men with gynecomastia often suffer in silence for years. They’ll try strict diet and exercise, but nothing seems to help. Some causes include obesity, hormones and kidney disease, but most of the time … Continue Reading

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The Piazza Center Warns Proper Skin Care Protection Needed During Any Sun Exposure

Experts say the UV index warnings are “high” to “extreme” this time of year.  That means protection against sun damage is a must! If you need to be outside during midday hours between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., take steps to reduce sun exposure. A shirt, hat and sunscreen are a must, and be sure you seek shade. Beachgoers should know that white sand and other bright surfaces reflect UV and can double UV exposure. The Piazza Center, Central Texas’ … Continue Reading

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Short Scar Breast Reduction

This week, KLBJ News Radio is airing an interview with me about a short scar breast reduction procedure in Austin known as the SPAIR technique. Breast reduction is for women with disproportionately large, heavy breasts so that they may have relief of backaches, neck pain, and shoulder pain.  This procedure also helps prevent rashes underneath the breasts, which are a common problem in women who have large breasts. SPAIR is a short scar technique developed by Dr. Dennis Hammond of Partners … Continue Reading

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