Category: Wrinkle Reduction (Non-surgical)

How is SPF Calculated?

May 15, 2016 Joseph A. Mele, MD

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How quickly we burn is highly variable; moreover, the amount of UV light that reaches us depends on many factors, including cloud cover, the time of day and the reflection of UV rays off the ground or water. Swimming and sweating also dilute and remove sunscreen, so a single application, no matter how strong your SPF, is not enough. Application every two hours is recommended, and more frequently if you are swimming or exercising, even if you are using a water resistant brand.

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How to Help Your Face – San Francisco Bay Area

January 24, 2016 Joseph A. Mele, MD

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If we are lucky, Facial Aging is something we all experience. It can present as changes in skin tone or coloration, fine lines or deeper wrinkles and even loose or saggy skin happens if we stick around long enough. While Facial Aging cannot be altogether prevented, how you look is influenced by how you treat your skin. Some daily activities help while others hinder time’s effects.

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Counterfeit Botox is Back Bay Area

April 25, 2015 Joseph A. Mele, MD

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Botulinum Toxin remains the number one non-surgical cosmetic treatment year after year. In 2014, 3,588,218 neuromodulating wrinkle treatments were reported by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery alone. Botulinum Toxin Treatments were more popular than the next four nonsurgical beauty treatments combined: The Top Five Nonsurgical Cosmetic Procedures Botulinum Toxin (Botox, Dysport, Xeomin, Myobloc) […]

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U.S. Plastic Surgery Statistics – 2014

March 14, 2015 Joseph A. Mele, MD

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Americans have spent more than 12 billion dollars during each of the last two calendar years on surgical and nonsurgical cosmetic plastic surgery procedures. While nonsurgical procedures out number surgical procedures in number, surgical procedures accounted for 60% of the total expenditures.

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Body and Facial Plastic Surgery on KRON 4’s Body Beautiful

March 08, 2015 Joseph A. Mele, MD

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This Wednesday, March 11, at 11 AM, host Janelle Marie and I will be discussing Lip Augmentation, Otoplasty, Breast Implant Revision Surgery and Male Breast (Gynecomastia) Reduction on Body Beautiful, from the new KRON 4 studios in San Francisco.

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Face Lifts & Neck Lifts on SF Bay Area’s KRON 4 Body Beautiful

January 31, 2015 Joseph A. Mele, MD

The Face Lift is the apex of Facial Plastic Surgery. Board Certified, San Francisco Bay Area Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Joseph Mele, MD, FACS, discusses the latest options for facial age management including: Face Lifts, Neck Lifts, Mini Face Lifts, Dermal Grafts, Dermal Fillers, Chemical Peels and more.

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Male Plastic Surgery – Happy Father’s Day

June 14, 2014 Joseph A. Mele, MD

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Since I opened my San Francisco Bay Area Plastic Surgery office in 1997, the demand for Plastic Surgery Procedures has increased almost 300%. Both surgical and nonsurgical procedures have improved and advanced over the last 17 years. Women account for 90% of all plastic surgery patients, but men have kept up their demand, too. Plastic […]

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Beauty Motivates Teens

March 01, 2014 Joseph A. Mele, MD

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In trying to prevent sun damage, testing showed the difference in knowledge scores between the study groups was not significant. So both groups retained the same amount of factual information. However, only the appearance-based video motivated a change in behavior. The appearance-based group applied sunscreen at significantly greater frequencies compared with the health-based group

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