Gummy Smile Expert, Dr. Alex Farnoosh, is Now Offering Gum Reshaping Procedures

Thursday, March 26th, 2015

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) March 02, 2015

Gummy smile reduction expert, Dr. Alex Farnoosh, is now offering gum reshaping procedures. Gum reshaping can involve one or several procedures to reduce the appearance of a gummy smile or to regenerate lost gum tissue for a more even gum line. Dr. Farnoosh is the creator of a patented dark gum line treatment that can permanently lighten discolored or naturally dark gums.

Dr. Farnoosh explains his total smile approach, which involves a personalized treatment plan to address a patient’s specific needs based on his or her smile, dental health, and personal goals. He explains, “Count on the Total Smile for your Beverly Hills smile makeover. No matter what your cosmetic or functional need, I have the resources to provide dazzling teeth, excellent gum care, and a more attractive smile. I am committed to enhancing the beauty and comfort of my patients’ smiles.”

A variety of treatments are available, including:

    Aesthetic gum bleaching
    Gum grafting
    Laser gum treatments
    Discolored gums treatment
    Gummy smile lip lowering surgery
    Gum contouring

“My cosmetic dentistry practice provides state-of-the-art treatment and innovative dental services to help you reach your optimum level of oral health and show off a beautiful smile that enhances your self-image,” explains Dr. Farnoosh, gummy smile surgeon to the stars.

About Dr. Alex Farnoosh

One of the most highly respected periodontists in the region, Dr. Farnoosh is considered a leader in the field with a worldwide reputation for excellence. He has treated entertainers, business executives, and many others and is known for his total smile approach. After graduating from the University of Iowa with a specialty certificate in periodontology and a Ph.D. in pathology, Dr. Farnoosh began his practice and has taught others at USC, where he served as the School of Dentistry’s admissions chairman, held the title of Director of Doctoral and Postdoctoral courses and was a clinical professor in the school’s Department of Periodontology. He has been widely published, and his research has been nominated for the Balint Orban Prize. Dr. Farnoosh has practiced more than 25 years and is currently a member of the American Dental Association and the American Academy of Periodontology and a fellow of the American College of Oral Implantology.

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Vein Expert: New Studies Show Therapies Safer, More Effective

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

Rolling Meadows, Ill. (PRWEB) October 09, 2014

New therapies — including a treatment just made available in August — are leading to more effective vein treatments, Mitchel P. Goldman, M.D, a leading expert on vein treatments, told a gathering of skin and beauty experts recently.

Working with other dermatologic surgeons, Goldman has studied the safety, effectiveness and satisfaction ratings of foam sclerotherapy for veins on the legs, hands and chest as well as the use of a long-pulse Nd:YAG dynamically cooled laser to treat facial veins.

His results are just now being released, in peer-reviewed scientific journals.

Goldman, president of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, spoke recently at the late-September ASDS “Skintelligence” presentation in New York City. During Skintelligence, he and several other dermatologic surgeons outlined innovative procedures and new trends in cosmetic and medical skin treatments.

Foam sclerotherapy involves mixing an injectable sclerosant solution with air or carbon dioxide so the resulting foam increases the drug’s surface area in the veins, displacing the blood and causing eventual closure and disappearance of the veins.

Goldman was among the first in the country to perform foam sclerotherapy for leg and hand veins and then teach others the procedure. He also has written extensively about the treatment.

Treatment of large leg varicose veins has taken a big step forward with the debut of Varithena, which combines Polidocanol and a carbon dioxide mix to create a new injectable foam. “Foam treatments have come a long way,” said Goldman.

Varithena, by BTG, became commercially available in August after receiving approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in late 2013. It can be used to treat veins in the great saphenous vein system, which runs the entire length of the leg. Goldman conducted clinical trials on Varithena before FDA approval.

While some patients may regard veins as essentially a cosmetic concern, Goldman said leg veins can cause health problems. Fifty percent of patients with varicose and other leg vein problems experience blood clots or ulceration. Varicose veins also can cause night cramps, restless legs, pain and other issues, in addition to cosmetic concerns. An estimated 30 million-plus Americans ages 18 to 70 have varicose veins, he said.

A survey of 221 patients who participated in the final clinical trial for Varithena shows success with the new treatment, Goldman said.

At one year post-treatment, the patients showed consistent improvements in appearance; disease severity; and symptoms such as heaviness, aching, swelling, throbbing and itching, Goldman said. Both physicians and the patients themselves assessed how the leg looked.

“I have no doubt Varithena will be an important addition for physicians’ abilities to treat leg veins successfully,” Goldman said.

Goldman said prominent hand reticular veins – the dilated blue and green veins just beneath the skin’s surface – bother many of his patients. Though he has used foam sclerotherapy effectively on veins in the hand for years, “The treatment is not widely used yet and the literature in terms of side effects and treatment outcomes is somewhat lacking.”

He and Drs. Anne Marie Tremaine and Daniel P. Friedmann reported in August the results of a retrospective review for both effectiveness and safety of patients whose hands had been treated with foam therapy between 2003 to 2012.

Patients representing 30 of the 38 treated hands reported themselves “very satisfied” with the results, with only one expressing dissatisfaction. Eighty-one percent said they would definitely consider repeat treatments if necessary.

Adverse events following treatment were rare and mild, Goldman said. The most common side effect was blood coagulation, as had been seen in earlier studies, followed by mild pain, redness, bruising and swelling.

“Based on our experience, foam sclerotherapy seems to be a safe and effective means for treating prominent reticular veins on the back of the hands,” he said. “Patients had excellent long-term satisfaction and experienced far less adverse events compared with sclerotherapy of leg veins.”

Goldman – working with Friedmann and Andres Cruz, M.D. – similarly found foam sclerotherapy effective for treating blue and green surface veins appearing on the chest.

The three dermatologic surgeons followed up with 12 patients, all female, who had undergone a total of 16 procedures. “Patients reported substantial long-term efficacy and satisfaction scores, with few adverse events,” Goldman said. “Though we believe further studies are needed, initial indications are that foam sclerotherapy is a very viable treatment option.”

Facial Vein Treatments

While facial surface veins cause no harm, many patients find the visible blue and green surface veins distressing, Goldman said. Yet there is no true gold standard for treating what patients regard as unsightly veins near the eye socket or temples, he said.

Through surveying former patients treated with a dynamically cooled laser, he and Ana Marie Liolios, M.D., conclude the procedure “is a safe and effective treatment for facial reticular veins with minimal side effects,” said Goldman. The non-invasive treatment utilizes the dynamically cooled, variable spot size 1064 Nd:YAG laser, known as the CoolTouch Varia.

Other treatments – including intense pulsed light therapy and a variety of other laser procedures – are popular, but they do not specifically target larger surface veins, Goldman said. Moreover, many of the treatments are not without risk.

“There also is hesitation using sclerosing, or foaming, injectable agents because of the proximity of the veins near the eyes,” he said.

Of the 40 patients interviewed by Goldman and Liolios, 30 reported themselves “very satisfied” and their improvement ratings averaged 81.2 percent. The most common side effect was mild swelling, and half reported no adverse effects at all.

One patient reported the veins reappeared after six to nine months. This patient had a repeat treatment at a slightly higher energy level with good results, Goldman said.

The dynamically cooled, variable spot size 1064 Nd:YAG laser is a safe and effective treatment for facial reticular veins with minimal side effects, he and Liolios concluded. The results are usually immediate and, based on a long-term follow-up, tend to be long-lasting, Goldman said.

About ASDS

The American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) is the largest specialty organization exclusively representing dermatologic surgeons who have unique training and experience to treat the health, function and beauty of your skin. ASDS members are pioneers in the field. Many are involved in the clinical studies that bring popular treatments to revitalize skin and fill and diminish wrinkles to the forefront. Their work has helped create and enhance many of the devices that remove blemishes, hair and fat, and tighten skin. Dermatologic surgeons also are experts in skin cancer prevention, detection and treatment. As the incidence of skin cancer rises, dermatologic surgeons are committed to taking steps to minimize the life-threatening effects of this disease. For more information, visit


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New Albany Aesthetic Dentistry Expert Gives 4 Tips on What To Do With A Canker or Cold Sore

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

NEW ALBANY, IN (PRWEB) August 28, 2014

New Albany dentist Dr. Ron Receveur treats and cures serious dental issues, including replacing missing teeth, diagnosing oral cancer and curing gum disease at his New Albany contemporary dental implant center.

That leaves some patients reluctant to mention “small” problems, like biting their lip or gums and the sores that doing so leaves behind.

“But some of these sores aren’t necessarily caused by the bite,” Dr. Receveur said. “The patient may have discovered the canker or cold sore by biting it.”

Dr. Receveur has four tips if you have a canker or cold sore:

First, rinse your mouth with warm salt water or put ice on the spot where you bit your cheek, lip or tongue.

Second, apply a mixture of hydrogen peroxide and water or baking soda and water to the sore.

Third, if a canker sore doesn’t disappear after two weeks, ask your doctor to check you for a vitamin B12 or folate deficiency. If a cold sore doesn’t disappear after two weeks, ask your doctor if antiviral medicine could help you.

Finally, see your dentist. If you regularly bite your lips, cheek or tongue, you may have misaligned teeth. That goes for natural teeth, partials or dentures.

Dr. Receveur, who practices in New Albany, Ind., across the Ohio River from Louisville, Ky., offers Louisville cosmetic dentistry services and general dentistry such as teeth cleanings, X-rays, fillings, extractions, root canals, crowns, teeth whitening and veneers.

Dr. Receveur also is an expert in more advanced implant dentistry like All on Four dental implants, All on Six dental implants, mini dental implants, dental implants in one day, dental implants in one hour, bone grafting and sinus lifts, all with IV sedation dentistry.

Dr. Receveur offers a five-year warranty on all cosmetic and prosthetic work.

Dr. Receveur, a New Albany, native, has been the family dentist of choice for Southern Indiana and Louisville since 1981.

Dr. Receveur was born with a partial cleft palate that left him with a missing front tooth. As a child he “wore an awful removable partial.” As a teenager, Dr. Receveur received a permanent bridge, but his dentist destroyed one of his healthy, natural teeth in the process. These dental experiences helped drive him to find better dental solutions for his patients.

Dr. Receveur graduated from Indiana University Southeast with honors in chemistry, after which he earned his doctorate in Dental Surgery from the Indiana University School of Dentistry.

Dr. Receveur has attended more than 5,000 hours of postgraduate training and even gone to Portugal to study with the best dentists in the world. He has been awarded numerous advanced certifications in Implant, Sedation, Comprehensive, Restorative and Aesthetic dentistry so he may provide the most current dental techniques to his Louisville and New Albany dental patients.

Those looking for New Albany teeth whitening and other cosmetic and reconstructive dentistry should go to for more information.

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