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3 Surprising Uses for BOTOX

BOTOX® has long been used to treat facial lines and wrinkles, but BOTOX® Cosmetic can be used to treat more than smoker’s lines and crow’s feet. This injectable is now being used to prevent migraines, stop excessive sweating and reduce gummy smiles. 1. Chronic Migraines The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the use […]

When is an Eyelid Lift Medically Necessary?

An eyelid lift, or blepharoplasty, is medically necessary when your drooping eyelids (ptosis) interfere with your vision. Ptosis often happens due to aging, but can also be the result of a birth defect, cataract surgery or eye injury. Additionally, drooping eyelids can be caused by uncontrolled diabetes, eye tumors or a neurological disorder. Our eye […]

Brazilian Butt Lift Vs. Butt Implants

Butt lifts have become increasingly popular to the point where buttock augmentation is performed on average every 30 minutes across the country. Exercise can only get you so far. Cardio and weights can tone your abs, arms and thighs, but it’s difficult to contour your buttocks through exercise alone. Buttock augmentation is a great way […]

How to Reverse Summer Sun Skin Damage

Summer is the time to get outside, go to the park or travel to upstate and enjoy some scenic hiking trails, but these precious sun-filled months can cause damage to your skin. Skin care is an important aspect of your health, but is often overlooked. Sun exposure, tanning beds and sun lamps can all hurt […]

Cataract Awareness Month: 7 Foods That May Prevent Cataracts

Eye care becomes more and more important as you get older. Age-related cataracts are one of the leading causes of vision loss and blindness throughout the world. Studies suggest a healthy diet can prevent or slow down the oxidation process associated with cataracts. The exact cause behind cataracts is unknown, but oxidation plays a major […]

Stop Sweating with BOTOX®

Sweaty armpits, hands or feet can be embarrassing. For a small percentage of the population, sweat is more than uncomfortable. Excessive sweating, also referred to as hyperhidrosis, causes some men and women to avoid wearing clothing they love and stop participating in activities and events where sweat can become an issue. There are treatments available […]

Are Men or Women More Likely to Have Vision Loss?

Partial or complete vision loss impacts the lives of 22.5 million Americans 18 or older according to a 2014 national health survey. You may think both men and women are affected by eye conditions or diseases equally, but in actuality, women make up 66% of those who are visually impaired or blind across the world. […]

How to Get Rid of Cellulite

Cellulite is one of the most aggravating aspects of aging. The appearance of cellulite is not a sign of obesity and can be caused by decreased physical activity, hormone changes, poor diet and many other lifestyle or genetic aspects. There is a cellulite treatment that can help you though. Liposuction only removes fat and can […]

What’s the Difference Between PRK and LASIK?

PRK and LASIK are different methods of laser eye surgery. Both can correct vision problems such as nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism, but each one has unique benefits. The right surgery for you depends on your corneas, and the best way to find out if you qualify is by scheduling a consultation with our board-certified ophthalmologist. […]

5 Cosmetic Surgeries to Give You a “Lift”

When you think of a cosmetic “lift” surgery, you most likely think of a facelift. You probably aren’t aware of how many other popular forms of lift procedures can give you that younger look you’ve been longing for as you age. Dr. Basil Pakeman in Manhattan offers many cosmetic lift surgeries for your face and […]

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