Skin Resurfacing: Know Your Options

James J. Romano, MD There has been an upward trend in the use of CO2 lasers for skin resurfacing over the last five years, mostly due to their distinct technological advantages over other methods in removing wrinkles and pigmentation. CO2 laser manufacturers who mass-market them to physicians; higher overhead due to the CO2 laser purchase… Read more »

Rosacea

James J. Romano, MD Rosacea is a chronic disorder that can affect the skin and the eyes. It is most often seen in middle age and later, and it occurs in patients with thick oily skin and affects the central part of the face. There is an inflammatory reaction and occasionally pustules and telangiectasias. There… Read more »

Perlane and Restylane

James J. Romano, MD Perlane is a very pure and stabilized form of hyaluronic acid. It is a clear, transparent, viscous gel-like material that has been used as an implant for over 20 years. It is completely organic and not made from any animal products. Hyaluronic acid is a constituent of all connective tissues in… Read more »

Lip Enhancement

James J. Romano, MD INTRODUCTION An individual’s smile, anatomy, and look of the lips are often referred to as the “locus of our identity.” This is an enormously personal and individual indicator of our identity, personality, and sexuality. Even small and subtle interventions can have a tremendous impact on our body image and perception. For… Read more »

Latisse

Eyelash Enhancer I have offered eyelash and eyebrow enhancing products in my office for as long as they have been available and they are extremely popular, safe and effective. Patients love the results. I now offer LATISSE™ in my office and have been extremely happy with the results. Each human eyelash lives an average of… Read more »

Hyperpigmentation Correction

James J. Romano, MD Many people notice some color changes in the face. These changes range from a mild increase in freckling to severe dark blotches, with a wide range in between these two extremes. Some changes may present as a darkening of normal moles and blotches, an increase in the number and color of… Read more »

Face Lift Explained

James J. Romano, MD The facelift was first introduced in the early 1900s, and consisted of a small incision in front of the ear where loose excess skin was removed. Systematic advances throughout the years have improved this basic technique to the point that, in the last ten years, there has been an explosion of… Read more »

Eyelash Enhancement

James J. Romano, MD INTRODUCTION Each human eyelash lives an average of five to six months. The phase of the hair follicle and terminal hair (anagen) lasts two to three months. At the end of the eyelash growth, a brief transition stage of two to three weeks follows (catagen), with shortening of the hair follicle…. Read more »

Artecoll

James J. Romano, MD BACKGROUND Artecoll is an exciting implantable and injectable material recently introduced as a study in the United States. It is not new, however, and it has been used in over 100,000 patients outside of the United States and is still currently in use in these countries. It is proposed to be… Read more »

The Anti-Aging Revolution

James J. Romano, MD Aging is not a bad thing. Dr. Romano strongly subscribes to the fact that aging can be managed. As we live fuller and longer lives, we are becoming increasingly aware of this natural phenomenon. The external signs of aging are all obvious to us, from the simplest fine wrinkle lines of… Read more »