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Michael Sinclair, MD



Q. What parts of the body can be treated with Fractional IR Skin Tightening?

It can be used anywhere on the body that is not excessively boney. Common treatment areas for Skin Tightening include cheeks, neck, underarms and around the belly button.

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Q. Which treatment for spider veins hurts more, sclerotherapy or YAG laser therapy?

Neither treatment is very painful. The needles we use are extremely small, and the liquid we inject is designed to minimize discomfort. The YAG laser we use chills the skin before during and after each pulse, which also minimizes discomfort. As a rule, larger veins are a bit more painful to treat than smaller veins. Most patients who've had both forms of treatment describe the sclerotherapy as less painful.

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Q. Don't I need those spider veins (even though they're ugly)?

No. Spider veins are not functional. Very tiny amounts of blood flow very slowly through spider veins, failing to nourish the skin. Over time they can get much larger and even damage the skin.

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Q. Is there any proof that restricting calories prolongs life?

There is scientific proof that restricting calories while still maintaining optimum nutrition prolongs life in some animals. There are no human studies that have been published. If there were going to be human studies to test calorie restriction as a way of prolonging life, the study might take 120 years to complete!

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Q. What are Dermal Fillers and what do they do?

Dermal Fillers are substances that are injected into the skin to treat wrinkles and thin skin, enhance lips, raise depressed scars, and more.

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