Dr. Patrick Flaharty of Azul Cosmetic Surgery and Medical Spa describes two main types of wrinkles: dynamic wrinkles, which are the result of movements repeated over years (such as smiling); and static wrinkles, the result of gravity and the loss of skin's natural elasticity, fat and collagen. Treatments to correct wrinkles can include Botox injections, fillers, chemical peels, lasers, dermabrasion, lotions and creams, alone or in combination.
A New York woman died of acute lidocaine intoxication shortly after receiving buttocks injections from an unlicensed practitioner in an apartment. An arrest warrant for reckless endangerment has been issued for the woman who allegedly performed the procedure.
Focal acne scar treatment, a new laser procedure developed by N.Y. dermatologist Dr. Eric Schweiger, is said to eliminate acne scars in one 15-minute visit. "It works by sending heat down into the dermis, which can stimulate new collagen to fill in lines or wrinkles or scarring," Schweiger said.
Doctors used a PET scan to diagnose a patient's rare type of epilepsy -- she had seizures in response to a particular type of music. About half a dozen people in the country have musicogenic epilepsy and it wasn't until doctors used the PET scan and played a song to induce a seizure that they were able to diagnose a recent case in New York.