Pigmentation: what can be done?

Pigmentation: what can be done?

Aesthetic Medicine, Pigmentation, Pregnancy, Sun Damage
If you suffer from pigmentation, you will be well familiar with the look of panic or dejection on your doctor or skincare therapist’s face when you tell them that it is a concern of yours.  While not all pigmentation was created equal, it is well known in “skin circles” that pigmentation is likely to be difficult if not impossible to completely remove, and that it requires a much stronger commitment from the patient than other skin concerns might.  Having said that, it IS possible to lighten most kinds of pigmentation, but it usually requires a multimodal approach, using several different treatments or products.   At Cape Aesthetics we offer a broad selection of treatment options that can be combined in different ways to do just that. Causes Pigmentation can be caused…
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Pregnancy lips.  Is that a thing?

Pregnancy lips. Is that a thing?

Aesthetic Medicine, Pregnancy, Uncategorized
If you have any social media at all you have probably seen Kim Kardashian’s latest #pregnancylips selfies.  She claims that her pregnancies (she did this during her last pregnancy too) caused her lips to swell to epic proportions, much like her sister Kylie’s...except that to my knowledge Kylie has never been pregnant. As a doctor I was naturally suspicious when I saw these pictures.  During my years of obstetric training this was never a subject that came up in teaching, and was certainly never one brought to my attention by my patients.  With Kim’s history of admittedly (and obviously) using Botox and fillers my first thought was whether she had had fillers injected and was passing this off as a symptom of her pregnancy.  If you’ve read any of our…
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The Pregnant Pause

The Pregnant Pause

Aesthetic Medicine, Pregnancy, Sun Damage, Uncategorized
Falling pregnant, and carrying a new life inside you is possibly the greatest miracle your body will ever experience, and with it comes the greatest responsibility.  Pregnancy is a minefield of Do’s and Don’ts that changes everything you thought you knew about your body and how you need to treat it.  Not only does it require awareness of what you are putting into your body in the form of food and medication, but you should also be extra aware of what you are putting onto your body, and whether it could affect your baby in any way.  We’ve put together a short list of things you may need to push “pause” on during your pregnancy. The obvious first point we need to address is whether aesthetic procedures are safe in…
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