6 Ways to Improve the Appearance of Scars

Scar Treatment

Sometimes scars are inevitable. Whether a result of surgery (elective or emergency), an injury or even a positive experience like having a baby (via Cesarean section), raised, depressed or discolored scars can serve as an unwanted reminder of events past. New York City board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Mark H. Schwartz has a wide variety of […]

What You Need to Know About Gynecomastia

Male Breast Reduction Surgery

Gynecomastia, or enlargement of the male breast, affects up to 60 percent of men at some point in their life. Although it is not a serious medical condition, it can have a major impact on self-esteem. Enlarged tissue on the chest can appear as early as infancy, but it often becomes more pronounced during puberty […]

3 Ways to Erase Smoker’s Lines

Smoking does more than put your health at risk and make you smell bad… It does a number on your skin as well. Beyond causing a dull, sallow-looking complexion thanks to nicotine limiting the amount of oxygen available to your skin, the repeated pursing associated with smoking promotes the formation of wrinkles around the mouth, […]

When is it Time to Start an Anti-Aging Program?

The aging process is well underway before we begin to see changes in our youthful visage, and visible signs of age are the result of intrinsic (internal) and extrinsic (external) factors. Intrinsic causes of aging are primarily due to cells becoming sluggish and less able to repair themselves over time. The external factors that age […]

“Do I need Botox or Juvederm for my lines?”

This is one of the most common questions patients ask, as the world of injectables can be confusing. When New York City plastic surgeon Mark H. Schwartz receives this query, he first explains the difference between Botox and Juvéderm. Once patients understand the nuances between these two types of treatments, Dr. Schwartz can recommend the […]

A Laser Peel for Intermediates

Laser resurfacing is a safe, precise way to improve years of accumulated skin damage, and these treatments span the spectrum from light and superficial to deep and intense. The MicroLaserPeel falls right in the middle, offering significant improvement with just three to four days of recovery time. Taking less than 30 minutes, the MicroLaserPeel uses […]

Are You a Candidate for Liposuction?

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons recently released their 2017 plastic surgery statistics, and liposuction came in at number two behind breast augmentation. With an increase in the number of procedures performed as compared to 2016, there’s a reason almost 250,000 women and men opted to undergo liposuction last year. Despite the rise of non-invasive […]

A Laser Peel For Beginners

The key to a healthy, youthful complexion is keeping fresh cells on the skin’s surface, but a layer of damaged, dead cells can obscure the pristine skin that lies beneath. This accumulation of cells that are past their prime causes the skin to lose its radiance and makes fine lines, rough texture, and mild discoloration […]

Breast Reconstruction Is All About Choices

The many decisions women face after receiving a breast cancer diagnosis are intensely personal. Finding out about breast reconstruction should ideally begin when you are first diagnosed to avoid making decisions that may limit your future options. The advanced procedures available for breast reconstruction can help women restore their bodies and return to their lives […]

Say Goodbye to Acne Marks

Acne lesions often take months to years to fade away, leaving darkened patches and scar tissue. These areas can be difficult to improve with topical creams alone. If acne has left skin discoloration or scars behind, laser treatments such as Sciton’s ProFractional Peel can go far to improve skin tone and texture and reduce pigmentation. […]