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Corona-somnia: can’t sleep due to Covid-19?It’s been a tough year and if you’re having insomnia, you’re in good company – much of the world has it, too. Corona-somnia is rampant.We are all fatigued by this ongoing pandemic which has created a world where more people are struggling, often fighting anxiety and depression. Worries about health, […]

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COVID-19 Virus Practice Update

My June “fireside chat” on Covid-19 (7 min.) For our patients: my perspective on Covid, reality, & our practice. Posted by Chatham Facial Plastic Surgery & Medical Skin Care on Monday, June 22, 2020 To our patients, These are trying times for us all. We are taking this day by day as the saga of […]

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Why worry? There’s Botox!

DON’T WORRY; THERE’S BOTOX “Botox” for depression? Really? “TIME” magazine recently featured “Botox” on its front cover. A chemical that once was just a bacteria spore -forming toxin found in nature, a drug that some associate with frivolous vanity, and a word now firmly embedded in the Western world’s culture. Why does “Botox” make the […]

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Teenage cosmetic surgery: To do or not to do?

Teenage cosmetic surgery: To do or not to do? Self esteem issues and functional problems of the body are not owned solely by adults. Teenagers also struggle with (no surprise) their appearance and body image. Pressures to look good, feel attractive and to not look ‘too different’ are often more intense. Peer pressure is strong […]

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Shouldn’t cosmetic surgery be banned?

Cosmetic surgery has been a topic of controversy from the beginning. In its worst forms it panders to the insecurity of peoples’ appearance and self worth and seems vain and shallow. Am I attractive enough? What do others think about me? Should I alter the way I look so I feel more desirable? Even if […]

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A Case of Mistaken Expression!

YOU ARE YOUR EXPRESSIONS Much is made about one’s face and facial expressions. With our active facial muscles capable of myriad expressions, sometimes just one look is all it takes to read a person’s face. Is that face happy or sad? Angry or frustrated? Quizical or confused? Just a little more or less muscle action […]

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Nip, Tuck or Else redux?

Nip, Tuck or Else   Recently TIME magazine featured an article (Joel Stein) on the changing face of cosmetic surgery in the world. The provocative title suggests that one day soon almost EVERYBODY will undergo some sort of elective cosmetic procedure. (time.com/3926042/nip-tuck-or-else/)   Why? Because (1) it is socially acceptable, (2) it is affordable, (3) […]

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