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Jul
28

Temporary Saline Breast Enhancements, Safe or Sorry?


There is a new craze occurring where women thinking about breast augmentation undergo free fluid injection of saline within the breast without an implant. This is not without risks as hydrodissection can lead to scarring and possible diminished nerve sensation especially if the nipple innervation is damaged. Furthermore, the act of placing a needle of…

by Amanda Larson

Jul
28

Dr. Wu on Resveratrol


My personal experience with Resveratrol is wicked nightmares and horrible and uncontrollable bruxism (teeth gnashing in the middle of the night)! Perhaps it might be better to try it on the skin. This is an interesting article highlighting the antioxidant properties. http://www.cbsnews.com/news/can-you-get-resveratrols-anti-aging-benefits-by-putting-it-on-your-skin/ – Dr. Wu

by Dr. Allan Wu

Jul
28

Nickel Allergies Increase


Nickel allergies seem to be increasing due to more wearable electronic devices. If you ever notice a rash on your hands after playing pool, you might be allergic to nickel too… green felt which has nickel in it can cause patients with nickel allergies to itch. http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/21/technology/personaltech/nickel-allergies-on-rise-as-devices-meet-skin.html?_r=0 – Dr. Wu

by Dr. Allan Wu

Jul
28

Miracle Food For Healthy Skin


There has been a lot of talk about salmon and natural fish oils effects on skin. Here are some interesting recipes. My all time favorite growing up in the Northwest is simply grilling salmon, but sprinkling just a tiny bit of brown sugar before taking off the grill and saving the salmon skin like bacon…

by Dr. Allan Wu

Jul
28

Three of My Favorite Things: Botox, Flyfishing and the Fonz!


Hard to believe there is an article on three of my favorite things: Botox, flyfishing and the Fonz! Interestingly Henry Winkler discusses the serious medical uses of Botox for flexor contractures and muscle rigidity associated with neurologic illness. It is a touching article and really shows how the Arrested Development actor is far more cerebral…

by Dr. Allan Wu

Jul
28

Botox BFF Luncheon


$9 per unit Botox for Existing Patients, 30 Free Units of Botox for your BFF (No catch…Really!) BFF BOTOX LUNCHEONS: Find a friend that is new to Barbarino Surgical Arts and call 310-402-2255 to schedule your appointments together on either 10/7 or 10/21 from 11-3pm. Enjoy lunch and refreshments 20% off Voluma Syringes purchased at…

by Amanda Larson

Jul
28

Mommy Makeover, What’s With all the Hype?


Mommy Makeover is becoming a well-known term for women these days, with or without children. So what’s with all the hype? First, what is a Mommy Makeover? A Mommy Makeover is becoming a very popular elective procedure for women after the birth of their last child. And with good reason! Following the birth of a…

by Dr. Sheila Barbarino

Jul
28

Is Skin Needling Safe?


Skin needling is also called micro–needling therapy or collagen induction therapy. It is a minimally-invasive non-surgical and nonablative procedure for facial rejuvenation that involves the use of a micro–needling device to create controlled skin injury. – DermNetNZ Micro needling for the most part is safe. A recent article reported that in some ill-repute places in Asia,…

by Dr. Allan Wu

Jul
28

Urine Therapy


It’s not light beer… Urine therapy.  This seems to be gaining some form of popularity again in both the form of ingestion and dermal treatments.  Although there is the risk of dehydration with excessive ingestion,  urine for the most part will not kill you if ingested… it just tastes horribly bad.  Whether or not there…

by Dr. Allan Wu

Welcome to Barbarino Surgical Arts Blog! Jul
28

Welcome to Barbarino Surgical Arts Blog!


Welcome to Barbarino Surgical Arts! We are excited to introduce the BSA Blog. As surgeons, we strive to provide the best possible care. We hope the BSA Blog serves as an educational resource for our patients. We look forward to blogging about our procedures, our practice and other related topics. Visit our complete list of…

by Dr. Sheila Barbarino