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Awards

Distinguished Hoosier Award, awarded by Governor M. Daniels from the State of Indiana, 2007 Webster Distinguished Lecturer, American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, 2006 Dr. John H. Clark Leadership Award, 2005 Crystal Flame, American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, 2003 Sagamore of the Wabash, awarded by Governor Frank O’ Bannon from the State of Indiana, 2001 Distinguished Read More

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Activities

President, Aesthetic Stem Cell Society, 2016 – present President, Federated Ambulatory Surgery Association , 2003 –2004 Member, JCAHO Sentinel Event Advisory committee, 2002 – present President-elect, Federated Ambulatory Surgery Association , 2001 – 2003 Member, Board of Directors, National Patient Safety Foundation – 2001 – 2008 President, Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC), 1999 Read More

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Laser Skin Resurfacing

SUMMARY “Purpose (Indications)“ Facial wrinkles “Smoker’s lines” “Age spots” Acne scars “What It Does“ Refreshes skin Decreases wrinkling by stimulating collagen in dermal layers “Technique“ Numbing cream applied to wrinkled skin, or can be done under “twilight” anesthetic Laser light vaporizes top layer of skin. Several passes can be used to remove deeper wrinkles or Read More

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Intense Pulsed Dye Laser

Summary “Purpose (Indications)“ Dilated vessels [telangiectasias] Hemangiomas, angiomas, port-wine stains, rosacea, and treating scars “What It Does“ Stimulates collagen formation, but without down time “Technique“ Topical anesthetic prior to treatment “Recovery Time“ Can resume normal activities immediately after treatment “Recovery Instructions“ Apply ointment, such as Bacitracin or Vaseline over treated area for that day Avoid Read More

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Skin Rejuvenation

SUMMARY CHEMICAL PEELS “Purpose (Indications)“ Facial wrinkles “Smoker’s lines” “Age spots” Hyperpigmentation “What It Does“ Refreshes skin Lightens skin Decreases wrinkling by stimulating collagen in dermal layers “Technique“ Peel solution applied to skin with special cotton-tipped applicators Special ointment is applied to peeled area of skin as “moist dressing” “Recovery Time“ 7 days “Recovery Instructions“ Read More

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Scalp Reduction

Summary “Purpose (Indications)“ Men with significant hair loss and large circular bald spot on the crown or back of the scalp “What It Does“ Surgical procedure that reduces the amount of balding skin “Technique“ Done under twilight anesthesia on outpatient basis Serial resections are used to remove an area, taking advantage of normal relaxing properties Read More

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Hair Transplantation

Summary “Purpose (Indications)“ Hair loss Thinning or receding hairline Hair loss secondary to injury “What It Does“ Redistributes hair from occiput (back of head) to the balding or thinning areas Provides more natural appearance Allows more athletic activities without the need to modify activity because of hair piece, toupee, or or other artificial ways “Technique“ Read More

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Hair Restoration

SUMMARY “Purpose (Indications)“ Provides one’s own hair with permanent camouflage over areas of hair loss “What It Does“ Takes small hair grafts from back of scalp and transfers them to front of scalp Used to create or reinforce frontal hairline Used to make thinning areas more dense “Technique“ Thin “strip” of hair removed from back Read More

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Otoplasty (Ear)

Summary “Purpose (Indications)“ Protruding ears “What It Does“ Reduces size of protruding ears and makes ears appear more natural if hair is short or pulled back “Technique“ “Twilight” or general anesthesia Incisions hidden behind ear in skin crease Lasers used to reduce swelling and discomfort Dissolvable sutures used Turban-like dressing applied and then removed the Read More

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Submental Lipectomy

Summary “Purpose (Indications)“ Deposits of adipose (fatty) tissue in the submental area “What It Does“ 10-20% improvement by removing congenital fat pads in the area Over next 9-12 months, tissues tighten approximately 20% “Technique“ Incision width of a pencil hidden in crease under chin and behind ear lobe Specially developed suctioning instruments undermine the skin Read More