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.

April 08, 2014

Specials in the Skin Spa for April

Get ready for summer with these great specials in the Skin Spa for April:
To take advantage of these special offers, please call Christine Hamori Cosmetic Surgery + Skin Spa to schedule your appointment at 781-934-2200. You must be an appropriate candidate for the treatment. All offers expire April 30, 2014.

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.

October 25, 2012

Introducing Pelleve: Non-surgical Skin Tightening

We are happy to announce an exciting new skin tightening innovation in our Skin Spa — Pellevé® (pronounced Pell-a-vay). This is a new FDA-cleared technology for treating facial wrinkles without surgery.

Pellevé® works by heating the deep layers of your skin using radio-frequency without damaging the top layer. The heat treatment, which feels like a warm facial massage, causes collagen in your skin to contract and tighten. After the treatment, your skin will start to produce new collagen resulting in a improvement in your skin quality, firmness and tightness.

Pellevé® can be used to treat the skin on the face, including:
  • Sagging skin under the chin 
  • Nasolabial folds 
  • Wrinkles around the mouth  
  • Lines or folds between the eyebrows 
  • Lines on the forehead 
  • Excess skin on the upper eyelid 
  • Crow’s feet
To learn more, see our Pellevé page on our website, or call the Skin Spa for more details at 781-934-2200.

October 22, 2012

Trends: Fat Becoming A Preferred Injectable

What's ahead? Dr. Hamori is among the plastic surgeons commenting on new trends and technologies being used in cosmetic surgery. In this segment for The Plastic Surgery Channel, Fat, No Longer a Bad Word, doctors describe the trend toward patients using their own fat to fill out areas where they have lost volume or seek enhancement. Here's a brief overview of the advances in the area of fat harvesting and fat grafting.


October 03, 2012

October Specials in the Skin Spa!

Below are the specials in the Skin Spa for October. For additional details and to book an appointment in October, please call the Skin Spa at 781-934-2200.

October special: Pumpkin or Cranberry Facial - $99

15% off CoolSculpting - An FDA cleared, non-invasive treatment to gently reduce fat bulges and "love handles" using an advanced cooling technology that targets and eliminates fat cells.

10% off IPL Skin Rejuvenation - Reduce brown spots and broken capillaries. Save on any individual photorejuvenation treatment of your choice.

10% off Thermage - Learn more about this non-invasive skin tightening treatment for face and body. Save on a treatment of your choice.

10% off Gemini Laser Treatment - Dramatically improve the look of sun-damaged skin and even out skin tone (savings of $35 - $50 dollars).       

25% off Laser Hair Removal

All specials expire October 31, 2012.

July 25, 2012

Hot Topic: Designer Vaginas

I just returned from the Aesthetic Plastic Surgery / Anti-Aging Medicine symposium in New York City this weekend, where I was a presenter to other plastic surgeons in the body contouring module. My presentation: New Trends in Cosmetic Gynecology - Augmentation of the Female Genitalia. It was definitely a hot topic as one of the most anticipated and well attended lectures at the conference. Afterward, I was interviewed by a writer for Plastic Surgery Practice magazine, which will carry the interview in the August 2012 issue. The interest in this personal category of cosmetic surgery continues to grow!

Currently, about 10 percent of my surgery practice is gynocology related — about 70 percent is labiaplasty and 30 percent is labia majora reductions. I also perform clitoral hood reductions and am starting to see more demand for volume restoration of the mons and labia majora. Overall, ASAPS data show that cosmetic GYN procedures are up 5.5% from 2010 to 2011.

Here is a link to the magazine article (which is headlined Designer Vaginas and contains more details on the trend and the different approaches to cosmetic GYN).

July 16, 2012

Dr. Hamori Describes Inverted Nipple Repair

Dr. Hamori appears in this Plastic Surgery Channel video talking about the condition known as inverted nipples. She describes how surgical corrections can easily be made by a qualified cosmetic surgeon, but cautions that women should wait until they are sure they will not want to breastfeed before deciding to have surgery to correct inverted nipples.

July 12, 2012

July Specials in the Skin Spa

Specials in the Skin Spa for July include:
  • Microderm & Illuminize Peel Special
    For that Summer Glow!
    Schedule a Microderm and Illuminize Peel together and have your face, neck and decolletage treated. Rejuvenate your skin and reveal brighter, healthier skin without peeling. Great treatment before a special event like a wedding, reunion or graduation party. Special price: $150.00 (A savings of $99). 
  • 15 % off Thermage - Full Face & Neck and/or Thighs & Buttucks - (Non-invasive skin tightening treatment).
  • 25% off Laser Hair Reduction - Receive 25% off a single treated area or purchase one area at full price and receive second area of equal or lesser value at 50% off!
  • 20% off Velashape package of 6 or 8 - Reduce cellulite and firm those problem areas.
  •  15% off CoolSculpting - FDA cleared, non-invasive treatment to gently reduce fat bulges and "love handles" using an advanced cooling technology that targets and eliminates fat cells.
  • 25% off Revale Skin Care products being discontinued (in stock only).
To schedule your treatment, please call 781-934-2200. All Specials expire July 31, 2012.

June 20, 2012

Join Us June 26 for a CoolSculpting Event!

Join us for A Cool Night Out as we introduce you to CoolSculpting®.  Christine Hamori Cosmetic Surgery & Skin Spa is the first medical facility on Boston's South Shore to offer the  CoolSculpting® treatment. Having offered it for over a year now, we can share our first-hand experiences with you. So, come enjoy light refreshments as you learn about this new, non-invasive way to reduce fat that's gotten lots of attention in the media.

A special discount will be offered to CoolSculpting candidates that attend the event! Reserve your seat today. Space is limited!

Tuesday, June 26th,  2012
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Christine Hamori Cosmetic Surgery + Skin Spa
95 Tremont Street Suite 28
Duxbury, MA  02332

Space is Limited!  Please call 781-934-2200 to reserve your space.

June 18, 2012

Is Your Man A Botox Guy?

Top 5 Non-surgical cosmetic treatments: Men v. Women

Based on the same 2011 data from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons that we blogged about last month, here is a look at how men and women differ in the cosmetic treatments they are choosing. First, lets set the record straight, in this study women represent 91% of all cosmetic procedures, and men only 9%. Among the minimally-invasive procedures, women outnumber men more than 10 to 1 — however, the number of men getting these non-surgical treatment rose 8% from 2010 to 2011 (women's growth from the previous year was 6%).

The number one treatment for both men and women was Botulinum Toxin Type A (Botox® and Dysport™). The genders share the other Top 5 treatments as well (laser hair removal, microdermabrasion, chemical peels and facial fillers), just in a different order. Here's a look (below) at how they differ by gender.

Is your man secretly considering a cosmetic treatment? Maybe it's time to ask!

Click to learn more about the "Brotox" trend.

June 03, 2012

Always Wear Sunscreen!

Warmer weather is here and this is the time to protect your skin from the harmful UVA and UVB rays. The summer means showing more skin and sunscreen is vital in maintaining beautiful and healthy skin. Sunscreens are designed to either absorb or reflect both types of the sun's ultra violet rays. UVB rays cause reddening and sunburn while the UVB rays breaks down collagen. We need our collagan to keep our skin looking plump and youthful. Sunscreen should be applied to exposed areas before going to work or out to play! 

Sunscreen Special for the month of June:
Buy one, and get the 2nd at 50% off (while supplies last).
Elta MD SPF 46 is an excellent sunscreen that provides high UVA and UVB protection. Elta MD is fragrance free, paba free and non-comedogenic — perfect for the most sensitive skin.
For more skin products, please visit us at 95 Tremont Street, Duxbury, MA.

See our previous post on New FDA Sunscreen Guidelines.

Remember the Sunscreen Song that was written as an address to the Class of 99? Enjoy! : )