FACE THE FACTS: The Truth About Plastic Surgery Procedures


New York: New York cosmetic surgeon Andrew Jacono reveals all about the procedures that work and those that don’t in his latest book.

This is an easy to read and clear book designed to demystify and define the latest surgical and non-surgical cosmetic facial treatments for ageing. Filled with up to the minute information, helpful analogies, top notch before and after photos and descriptive illustrations, this crash course in facial plastic surgery, dermatology and skincare helps readers make educated decisions about the techniques they are considering.

The book helps readers avoid common pitfalls, like choosing the wrong procedure to achieve a desired effect and identifies procedures which have been popularised by the media, but don’t really work. Throughout the book the author, Dr Andrew Jacono shares “Pearls of Wisdom” – garnered from his extensive training and stellar expertise in the field including information on:

• FACIAL COCKTAILS 101: What they are, what they treat, how they work and how long they last
• LASER TRUTHS: Fraxel works / Thermage does not…
• THE BOTOX LIFT: Non Surgical Lifting
• PROCEDURES FOR CELEBRITY FEATURES (Lip Augmentation Techniques for lips like Angelina, etc.)
• THE TRUTH ABOUT SKINCARE INGREDIENTS: What you need based on the scientific facts

FACE THE FACTS is available on Amazon.com and at Barnes & Noble. The book retails for $ 15.95 (£8, €12) and ten percent of the proceeds from each book will go to “FACE TO FACE,” a US project offering free consultation and reconstructive surgery to victims of domestic violence. Dr. Jacono has been highly recognized for his work with “FACE TO FACE” and other charitable organisations

Andrew Jacono M.D., F.A.C.S: is a Dual Board Certified, Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon and Assistant Clinical Professor, Division of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, Dr. Jacono is also the Director of The New York Center for Facial Plastic and Laser Surgery in Great Neck, NY.

With surgical privileges at six New York area hospitals, an extensive background in Head and Neck Surgery with a subspecialty training in Facial Plastic Surgery, Dr. Jacono is recognized amongst his peers for his innovative surgical techniques and skills. His clinical research has been presented at several national meetings and symposiums and he has authored numerous manuscripts and published articles in leading medical journals on a variety of surgical techniques, including minimally invasive endoscopic facial plastic surgery, which has become one of the specialties at his thriving practice. Dr. Jacono is adored by his high profile patients (including television news personalities, models and actresses) who turn to him for his masterful cosmetic and corrective work, flawless results and soothing bedside manner.

To learn more about Dr Jacona and his practice, visit www.newyorkfacialplasticsurgery.com

Lasers helpful in pain relief

Sydney: Scientists have discovered that low level laser can help patients with chronic neck pain.

In a trial, published in the International Association for the Study of Pain, a low level laser was used on 90 patients with chronic neck pain. They were treated by reserachers at the University of Sydney, over a period of seven weeks with a course of 14 treatments or a placebo laser.

At the end of the trial the results revealed that pain had decreased in the treated group. Doctors are not sure how the laser lessened pain but have theorised that it may increase the release of the harmony hormone serotonin or stimulate the body’s own pain fighters.

Laser experiment paves way for cellulite treatment

New York: Scientists have successfully used lasers to “melt” fat from skin without harming it. Although this experiment has only been used on pig fat they say lasers could be used to treat cellulite, acne and heart disease in humans.

Doctors at the Massachusetts General Hospital, USA, used the Free-Electron Laser at specific wavelengths (selective photothermolysis) to heat up fat, which is then excreted by the body – without harming the skin.

Prof. Rox Anderson, told the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery annual meeting said that the main cause of acne is the lipid rich sebaceous gland and lasers could be used to target these. This technique could also be used to eliminate cellulite and body fat, say the researchers. Fat build up in the arteries (plaques), which causes heart attacks, could also be treated.

Prof. Anderson said his team were still a few years away from testing this technique on human beings.