Entries by Max Dean

Protecting Against Skin Cancer During the Winter Months

Preventing skin cancer requires a year round diligence, the UV rays don’t just disappear when snow hits the ground. Snow, strong gusty winds and lack of humidity all take a strong toll on the skin, so it’s important to protect and prevent as much sun damage as possible. Ultra Violet Rays No matter how many layers you pile on, UV rays can still impact your skin. Your face, neck and scalp bare the brunt of […]

Dr. Cyndi Yag-Howard of Yag-Howard Dermatology Center Selected as Recipient of the Presidential Citation Award

Naples, Florida, December 5th, 2017 – Dr. Cyndi Yag-Howard of Yag-Howard Dermatology and Aesthetics Center (www.yhderm.com) in Naples, Florida has been awarded with the American Academy of Dermatology’s Presidential Citation Award. Dr. Cyndi Yag-Howard is a board-certified dermatologist in Southwest Florida with over two decades of experience providing patients with skin care detection and treatment, facial sculpting, and skin surgery. Dr. Yag-Howard was nominated for the Presidential Citation Award by the American Academy of Dermatology’s […]

Dr. Cyndi Yag-Howard Wins Dermatology Award, Excellence in Advocacy of Dermatology

Naples, Florida, October 4th, 2017 – Naples-based dermatology center, Yag-Howard Dermatology and Aesthetic Center (www.yhderm.com) announces that Founder, Dr. Cyndi Yag-Howard has received an award in Excellence in Advocacy of Dermatology. Dr. Yag-Howard received this award from The Florida Society of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery earlier this summer for her years of expert dedication to her specialties. For 87 years, The Florida Society of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery has been recognizing esteemed doctors in the […]

A First Timer’s Guide: What to Expect with Facial Fillers

Are you considering using injectable facial fillers to help reverse common signs of aging? Facial fillers offer a safe, virtually painless way to make you appear more youthful and vibrant without surgery. Knowing what to expect can help calm your nerves and provide a better experience for your first facial filler session. What’s more – the results are immediate and there is no downtime!   What are dermal fillers?   As we age, the body’s natural […]

Do you have tips for patient comfort and satisfaction?

Topical-anesthetic and ice ease pain, as can vibrating devices that trick the nervous system into sensing a more pleasant sensation of vibration rather than pain associated with the procedure.  As for satisfaction, I must say that fillers are one of the most rewarding procedures I have ever had the pleasure of delivering because patient satisfaction is so high.  As happens regularly, when I hand patients a mirror and show them their sculpted face, they get […]

Do your patients favor longer lasting products and do you use any permanent filler products?

Be wary of duration claims made by filler manufacturers.  The data can be deceiving, with studies often done on patients receiving very large dosages of fillers or receiving interval fillers prior to the end of the study.  And most manufacturers state that their fillers last “up to” a certain amount of time.  In my experience, fillers rarely last as long as manufacturers state they can last.  A simple rule of thumb that I tell my […]

Do you have favorite generic product choices per facial locations?

Poly-L-lactic acid: Overall facial volume loss Pre-auricular and mandibular angle volume loss Temporal wasting Calcium hydroylappatite: Zygomatic arch lifting Melolabial fold and marionette line fill Chin expansion Hyaluronic acid: Infraorbital sculpting Lip volumization Lateral lip commissure lift Zygomatic arch lift Polymethyl methacrylate: I do not use

Where is the highest yield filler location for each age group – <40, <60, <80 ?

Great question.  And the answer is not necessarily the same for all individuals within an age group.  However, I would say that individuals in the under 40 age group are most concerned with their lips and desire more volume. People in their 40s tend to be concerned with their nasolabial folds and marionette lines.  People in their 50s complain of the prominent sulcus under their eyes and looking tired.  People in their 60s complain of […]

Have your product choice and technique changed over the past few years?

Absolutely! When fillers first came out, they were made of animal-based collagen and required allergy testing. Then came hyaluronic acid and other non-animal-based fillers that required no allergy testing, so the procedure could be done the same day as the consult and, depending on the filler, results were usually immediate. At first, I tended to stick with using just the hyaluronic acid fillers because of their extreme safety profile. I always knew in the back […]