February 20, 2015

Winter Is the Perfect Time for Laser Hair Removal

If the unrelenting Winter of 2015 has got you down, set your sights on Summer and take advantage of the time you have to get ready to "strut your stuff" come beach season! Winter is a great time for cosmetic surgery enhancements and non-invasive treatments in our Skin Spa  — giving you plenty of recovery time and avoiding any conflict with sun exposure.

Our most popular treatment for the chilly months is Laser Hair Removal. Our newest laser uses “light pulse” technology, allowing our nurse or trained aesthetician to customize treatment plans for more hair types and densities than ever before.

Other treatments to consider this winter:
  • Coolsculpting - A non-invasive treatment to reduce "love handles"
  • LifeSculpt - A less invasive form of liposuction
  • VelaShape - A non-surgical, no-downtime, and virtually painless treatment for body reshaping and cellulite treatment
  • Thermage for Body - A non-surgical procedure that can help tighten, firm and shape the body in just one treatment and little to no downtime.
Learn more about these and other treatments at www.christinehamori.com, and call us today to schedule your winter treatment plan at 781-934-2200.

February 04, 2015

Specials in the Skin Spa for February

Specials in the Skin Spa for February are as follows:

  • 20% off ExcelV® individual laser treatments by Cutera
  • 20% off IPL Photorejuventation individual treatments
  • 25% off Laser Hair Removal (any area)
  • 25% off Coolsculpting® (any area)
  • Thermage® special: Purchase one Thermage treatment area and receive 50% off a second area. Second area must be of equal or lesser value. Both treatments must be done same day.
  • Pellevé® special: Purchase a full face Pellevé treatment and receive a free Pellevé neck treatment. Both areas must be done same day.
    • Plus receive 10% off Nectifirm® cream with purchase of the above Pellevé special - Nectifirm is proven to firm and lift the neck while reducing the appearance of rough crepey skin and dramatically lessening the look of fine lines and wrinkles. While supplies last.
  • 10% off TNS® Essential Serum: An all-in-one, rejuvenating serum which provides reduced appearance of wrinkles and enhanced skin texture and tone. While supplies last.
All procedures must be done in February. You must be an appropriate candidate for your procedure. All specials expire February 28, 2015.

For more information and to take advantage of these offers, please call the Skin Spa at 781-934-2200.

Our Gift Cards Make Great Valentines!

Just a reminder that our gift cards make terrific valentines for a teen, spouse or significant other. Christine Hamori gift cards can be purchased in any dollar amount and can be matched to correspond with a particular treatment, such as a facial, acne treatment, or laser hair removal.

Or, your gift recipient can choose from our extensive menu of treatments — both surgical, non-surgical and facial injectables.

Please call the office at 781-934-2200 for more information, or stop by at 95 Tremont Street in Duxbury, MA.

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Your valentines will love it!

October 16, 2014

Getting the Most from Your Botox Treatment

Don't trust just anyone with your face. While you may receive offers for discount pricing on Botox® from family doctors, dentists and nurses — the lowest cost should not be the biggest factor in determining whom you trust with your Botox injections.

In this video from the Plastic Surgery Channel, Dr. Hamori who is a board certified plastic surgeon with the designation of Expert Injector, explains how she puts her experience of more than 16 years and her knowledge of facial anatomy to work for every patient when she performs a "dynamic assessment."

"I ask them to move their brows, I ask them what shape of brow they like. Do the lines bother them between their eyes? Do their forehead lines bother them? Are they bothered by their crow’s feet?”

Watch the video to learn more.
  Dr. Hamori does all facial injectables herself in her offices in Duxbury, MA. Check out the array of facial fillers and injectables and how they are used. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Hamori, please call the office at 781-924-2200.

August 21, 2014

How the Sun Sees You — A Fascinating Video

Photographer Thomas Leveritt created this fascinating video using a special filter showing what people look like in ultraviolet light. Perhaps THIS will help you remember to WEAR SUNSCREEN! Check it out. And protect that beautiful skin!

More on the making of this video here on Slate: The Face of Ultraviolet

July 28, 2014

Trending: Gaining in Popularity, This Surgery Helps Women Feel Sexier, More Confident

This cosmetic surgery procedure — which has grown by 44% over the last year* — has been reported by some of my patients as helping them to feel sexier and more self-confident. What is it? It’s labiaplasty (also called labioplasty), one of the most popular procedures that I perform.

This surgery has increased in popularity by 44%.
Over the past few years women of all ages have become more concerned with the appearance of their genital area. Most patients seeking labioplasty feel that they do not want hanging of the labia minora beyond the labia majora or outer lips. Others feel bulky in pants or a bathing suit to the point of not wanting to wear any revealing clothing.

While many patients are still shy about addressing this area of their body that they may not feel happy with, the barriers to discussing it are lowering. Most patients still approach the topic of surgery in this area in quiet whispers. I feel over time women will become more and more comfortable talking about and considering this cosmetic enhancement — just the way breast surgery was once a hush-hush topic, but now is freely discussed by many women.

The Plastic Surgery Channel recently came to my medical office in Duxbury to report on this trend. The video has just been released. You can view it here on The Plastic Surgery Channel and on my YouTube Channel.

For more information on labiaplasty and the three labial surgeries that I perform in my surgical suite, please see my website www.christinehamori.comhttp://www.christinehamori.com/.

* According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.

July 09, 2014

What's Your Sunscreen IQ? Know These Facts.

Here are some quick facts about sunscreen from the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.

To protect your skin from the sun's damaging rays, apply sunscreen at least 20 minutes before sun exposure and reapply every few hours. Here are the important facts.

What does UV mean? Before you select an effective sunscreen, you should know Ultraviolet (UV) radiation that affects the skin are classified as UVA and UVB.

What is UVA? UVA is the longest of the UV.  It can penetrate into the deeper layers of the skin and plays a major role in skin aging and wrinkling.  Recent studies show it causes the development of skin cancer.  UVA penetrates glass and clouds.

What is UVB? UVB is responsible for burning, tanning, accelerating the skin aging and also plays a key role in the development of skin cancer.  UVB varies by season, location and time of day.  The most intense amount of UVB hits the U.S. between 10:00am and 4:00PM.

What is SPF? Sun Protection factor (SPF) measures the protection provided by a sunscreen against UVB.  It is defined as the ratio of how long it takes for skin to redden with sunscreen compared to without sunscreen. Although the SPF ratings found on sunscreen packages apply mainly to UVB rays, many sunscreen manufacturers include ingredients that protect the skin from some UVA rays as well.  Higher SPF numbers are preferable, but don’t let an inflated number lull you into a false sense of security, especially because an SPF measures protection only from UVB – not the more dangerous UVA rays.

What is Broad Spectrum? When choosing the right sunscreen select a product that provides “broad-spectrum” protection for both UVA and UVB. If you are going to the beach or pool make sure it is water-resistant and doesn’t wash off in the water. You want to have an SPF of 15 or higher.

What ingredients should my sunscreen contain? When choosing a sunscreen select one that contains ingredients known to filter UVA. These include:
  • Mexoryl SX
  • avobenzone
  • titanium dioxide
  • zinc oxide.
Keep reading to learn more facts about sunscreen… click on: Protect Yourself from Too Much Sun This Summer

June 11, 2014

Trend: Breast Lift Surgery Becoming More Popular

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) has released this video describing the surge in popularity of breast lifts.

Here is the video: Breast Lift Surgery up 70% Since 2000

Breast lift surgery (or mastopexy) is often done in conjunction with breast implants, but certainly not always. Each women's needs and desires are different. When you come in for an initial consultation, we will discuss your goals and review the options, which often gets into the distinct benefits between silicone and saline implants.

There are many great options available for women today. If you are unhappy with your breasts and think you may want to do something about it, I encourage you to at least come in for a no-pressure consultation.

To learn more about breast lifts, please explore information and educational resources on my website, please click on: breast lift and breast implant.

To schedule a breast lift consultation, please contact the office at 781-934-2200.

May 27, 2014

Put Your Face Lift on Hold with Lasers

Here is a nice informational video I did recently with the Plastic Surgery Channel on Fractional Skin Resurfacing. Using the Palomar 1540 cosmetic laser, we are treating a lot of patient complaints of wrinkles around the eyes (peri-orbital) and mouth (peri-oral). For deeper, more severe lip lines, we use the ablative 2940 fractional laser. And I sometimes use Botox and Juvederm to enhance results by relaxing and filling the more stubborn wrinkles.

Laser technology allows us to treat with non-invasive techniques that have minimal downtime, and noticeable results. Please click to learn more on our fractional page.

Considering a non-surgical cosmetic treatment? Contact the Skin Spa to schedule a complimentary skin care evaluation at 781-934-2200.

May 06, 2014

Make Mom Happy!

The Christine Hamori Cosmetic Surgery + Skin Spa gift card makes a great Mother's Day gift! You can set any dollar amount on our attractive gift cards, which can be used just like cash for any treatment or product we offer. For more information, please stop by the office or give us a call at 781-934-2200.

April 10, 2014

What Is an ExpertInjector?

Expert Injector billboard

Did you know that virtually any physician can purchase and administer injectables? That's more than 1 million doctors who are allowed to perform cosmetic injectables in the U.S. — and less than 3% who have appropriate qualifications. You can rely on the ExpertInjector™ designation, the only organization to have the endorsement of the prestigious American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and the American Society for Dermatological Surgery.

Beware of doctors practicing outside of their specialty, offering cosmetic injectables without proper training. This puts you at risk of mediocre or unexpected results, even deformity. Be sure to research your injector, and be aware of these red flags that may indicate a specific physician is not duly qualified.

Dr. Hamori is an ExpertInjector. Look for this title or seal indicating your doctor has specific training to offer facial fillers such as Restylane, Perlane, Sculptra and more, and denerving agents such as Botox and Dysport.

Learn more at www.expertinjector.org.

Still more: View Dr. Hamori's video discussing her experience with the "liquid facelift" using a combination of injectables to give patients a younger, smoother look without surgery.

March 27, 2014

What's a Liquid Facelift?

Here's my most recent video for the Plastic Surgery Channel where I describe the "Liquid Facelift." What exactly is a liquid facelift? Well, it's not a facelift, but a non-surgical reshaping and smoothing of the face using injectable facial, or dermal, fillers. Injectable fillers have come a long way and products such as Juvéderm® Ultra Plus, Juvéderm® Voluma®, Radiesse®, Restylane®, Perlane® and Sculptra® Aesthetic can be used alone or in combination to achieve real results without surgery. They are sometimes also used with a cosmetic toxin such as BOTOX® or Dysport®. Together, we can help to reduce lines and wrinkles, restore plumpness, and even reshape areas — without surgery.

Is a liquid facelift for you? Call my office in Duxbury to learn more at 781-934-2200.

Get more information such as: who make the best candidate, and how it all works on this Plastic Surgery Channel page at: The “Liquid Face-Lift”: The Non-Surgical Path To A Youthful, Natural You
The “Liquid Face-Lift”: The Non-Surgical Path To A Youthful, Natural You - See more at: http://www.theplasticsurgerychannel.com/the-liquid-face-lift-the-non-surgical-path-to-a-youthful-natural-you/#sthash.OSCZrBZ9.dpuf
The “Liquid Face-Lift”: The Non-Surgical Path To A Youthful, Natural You - See more at: http://www.theplasticsurgerychannel.com/the-liquid-face-lift-the-non-surgical-path-to-a-youthful-natural-you/#sthash.OSCZrBZ9.dpuf

February 26, 2014

Labiaplasty Gaining in Popularity: Plastic Surgery Trends

The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Reports Increase in Two Popular "Below-the-Belt" Cosmetic Procedures

The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) released statistics yesterday showing that two below-the-belt procedures are steadily rising in popularity. According to member data from 2013,  labiaplasty procedures increased by 44% over the course of the year, and buttock augmentation procedures increased by 58%. While the figures for labiaplasty and buttock augmentation are significant, they represent a very small portion of cosmetic procedures overall.

What is the cause for the upward trend in labiaplasty? ASAPS asked Christine Hamori, MD, of Massachusetts, an ASAPS member specializing in labiaplasty and other body contouring procedures.

“The reality is that women have been grooming themselves differently for about the past ten years, with many eliminating pubic hair altogether, and consequently, they are noticing what things look like in that region as a result. Many of my patients want to achieve a clean, smooth look as they would with their face and underarms,” explains Hamori.

To read the full press release on the trend in labiaplasties and buttock augmentations, please click here.

The ASAPS is slated to release its full 2013 statistics in March so stay tuned...

November 11, 2013

Introducing New ViPeel Facials and New Laser Technology excel V

We are always upgrading!

Christine Hamori Cosmetic Surgery + Skin Spa is pleased to announce new laser technology from Cutera — excel VTM — that improves treatment of leg veins, cherry hemangiomas, facial veins and more.

We have also added new chemical peels from the ViPeel line — with virtually no pain, no skin preparation and little downtime!

Complimentary skin consultations are available to determine if you are  an appropriate candidate for your chosen treatment. To learn more about these two new treatments, or to schedule an appointment, please call our office at 781-934-2200.

October 30, 2013

FDA Approves Juvéderm Voluma XC for Age-Related Volume Loss in the Cheek

Allergan, the maker of Juvéderm Voluma™ XC has announced that the company has received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market the injectable as the first and only facial filler approved to temporarily correct age-related volume loss in the cheek area in adults over the age of 21.

According to an Allergan press release, Juvéderm Voluma™ XC helps create a more youthful appearance to the face and provides natural-looking and long-lasting results up to two years with optimal treatment.

"As people age, the cheek area can lose volume, causing the cheeks to flatten out and the skin to droop and sag," said Dr. Derek H. Jones, associate professor of dermatology, UCLA, founder and medical director, Skin Care and Laser Physicians of Beverly Hills, and clinical investigator in the filler's clinical trial where "physicians and patients were able to see instant and visible results, including correction of age-related volume loss in the cheek area and a more youthful appearance to the face."

Dr. Hamori has been offering Juvéderm for many years as a reliable and popular facial filler, and now has this new product specifically developed for the cheek area.

For more information, please see the press release on FDA approval and Dr. Hamori's page on Juvéderm Voluma XC.

September 05, 2013

Thursdays: Extended Hours in the Skin Spa

Great news! Beginning on September 12, we will be offering extended hours in the Skin Spa on Thursdays — from 7 am to 6 pm.

Please call now to schedule your appointments during additional hours at 781-934-2200.

August 22, 2013

Look Years Younger with Facial Fillers

Featured treatment: Facial Fillers

Facial fillers, also known as dermal fillers, can be used to restore a more youthful facial appearance. Dermal filler technology has come a long way and products such as Juvéderm® Ultra, Juvéderm® Ultra Plus, Radiesse®, Restylane®, Perlane® and Sculptra® Aesthetic give  Dr. Hamori the ability to achieve impressive results without surgery. These injectable products can be used alone or in combination, or with  BOTOX® or Dysport®, to recontour facial features, reduce lines and wrinkles, restore plumpness, and more — without surgery — thus, earning the nickname, "Liquid Facelift."

Shown here is the before-and-after result of a recent patient of Dr. Hamori who received periorbital rejuvenation using a combination of hyaluronic acids, namely Juvederm and Restylane, to achieve an overall more youthful appearance.

Learn more about hyaluronic acid facial fillers in this educational animation.

Rely on an expert. When seeking treatment with cosmetic injectables, be sure to visit a qualified professional. Dr. Hamori is a qualified member of the Liquid Facelift Association and an ExpertInjector™. She has performed thousands of procedures with injectable facial filler products with 15 years of experience. In addition, she is recognized as a Platinum BOTOX® & Juvederm® Provider, signifying her extensive experience.

May 29, 2013

What's Your Sun Safety IQ?

The National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention is working to educate consumers on sun-safe behaviors and the selection and use of sunscreen for maximum protection.

Here are three important points to remember when shopping for and using sunscreen this summer.

1. Make sure your sunscreen is labeled "BROAD SPECTRUM" meaning it protects against both ultraviolet A (UVA) and ultraviolet B (UVB) rays. Both UVA and UVB radiation contribute to the sun’s damaging effects, which include sunburn, skin cancer, and premature skin aging. Yuck!

2. Choose an SPF or 15 or higher — only broad spectrum sunscreens with an SPF of 15 or higher can state that they reduce the risk of skin cancer and early skin aging (when used as directed).

3. Use sunscreen early and often. Apply a good sunscreen liberally, and reapply after swimming or excessive sweating. There is no such thing as "waterproof" sunscreen. That term is no longer allowed on labels. Any claims of water resistance must indicate whether the sunscreen remains effective for 40 minutes or 80 minutes while swimming or sweating, based on standard testing.

But wait, there's more! While knowing how to select and use the proper sunscreen is an important part of protecting your skin from the sun, these additional sun safety measures should be part of your routine this summer.
  • Avoid sun burns, intentional tanning, and use of tanning beds
  • Wear sun-protective clothing, a wide-brimmed hat and UV-blocking sunglasses
  • Seek the shade, especially between 10 AM and 4 PM
  • Use extra caution near water, snow and sand
  • Get vitamin D safely through food and supplements.
Enjoy your summer, but don't let it damage or prematurely age your beautiful skin!

March 28, 2013

Dr. Hamori on Cosmetic Gynocology: "No Longer Taboo"

Dr. Hamori is a contributing expert on The Plastic Surgery Channel on topics of cosmetic gynocology and breast augmentation. In the video below, she describes some of the trends in fashion and culture that give rise to an increase in women asking for cosmetic adjustments or enhancements to the vaginal area, specifically the labia. Dr. Hamori is a frequent speaker on this topic. She has performed many labioplasty procedures and is often called to instruct or speak to other surgeons on labioplasty technique and results.

View more videos by Dr. Hamori on The Plastic Surgery Channel.

View Dr. Hamori's YouTube Channel.

View Dr. Hamori's information pages on Labioplasty.

December 07, 2012

Dr. Hamori: A "New Beauty" Expert Since 2006

The publication of the January 2013 issue of New Beauty magazine, also marks the eighth year that Dr. Hamori has been on board as a "New Beauty Expert."   

New Beauty, The Beauty Authority, is a glossy magazine as well as an informative website featuring the Daily Beauty section with tips for makeup, skin care, anti-aging, hair and more. It also profiles the top cosmetic doctors nationwide. The magazine is sold on newsstands.

You can pick up a complimentary copy of the magazine when you visit Christine Hamori Cosmetic Surgery +  Skin Spa in Duxbury — 95 Tremont Street just off Route 3 at Exit 10. (While supplies last.)

Visit the New Beauty website. View Dr. Hamori's profile on New Beauty.