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Dr. F. Victor Rueckl Discusses How One Can Safely Fix the Effects of Unwanted Body Adornments

EarJewelryWEBYouthful choices for tattoos, navel piercings, and ear gauges can be regretted later

What is considered fashionable and mainstream can change completely over the decades. A perfect example of this is the tattoo. What was once the province of sailors and sideshow attractions has now become a staple of youth culture and a sign of individuality. The number of people in the United States now sporting some type of body ink is truly staggering, and body art has become big business. A full forty percent of adults aged 26 to 40 have at least one tattoo on their body. (1) Millennials are the biggest demographic for having tattoos, with a full forty-seven percent of them confessing to having at least one tattoo, according to a Harris Poll. (2) However, the joy of having a tattoo may not last as long as one would think. Polls have shown that a full twenty-five percent of those with a tattoo actually regret getting it in the first place. (3) Such individuals are in luck as experienced dermatologists, such as Dr. F. Victor Rueckl of Lakes Dermatology in Las Vegas, can address that regret by removing the tattoo.

Tattoos are not the only form of body adornment that is all the rage right now. The last decade has seen a sharp rise in the popularity of navel piercings and the use of ear gauges and multiple piercings. It's become quite chic for women to sport some belly jewelry by having their navel area pierced, and both young men and women are opting for multiple ear piercings. A licensed medical professional, such as Dr. F. Victor Rueckl of Lakes Dermatology, will inform their clients that even a standard ear piercing can lead to complications. A study found that up to thirty-five percent of those with pierced ears have experienced complications, such as forty-three percent having an allergic reaction and seventy-seven percent getting a minor infection. (4) Ear gauges, while still not fully mainstream, is a growing trend for Millennials. The eventful side effects of wearing large ear gauges is that the skin can become extremely stretched, almost resembling strands of spaghetti, and dangle loosely.

RFAL is an innovative one-step procedure for radio frequency assisted lipolysis

bodybeautifulMany people strive hard to look as fit and youthful as possible. This is often achieved by eating healthy and exercising, but time and genetics can have an adverse impact upon such efforts. This is why many individuals have turned to having a cosmetic procedure done in order to help fix some body issues that just stubbornly refuse to go away. The American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons reports that there were a grand total of 1,912,468 surgical procedures and 10,879,909 non-surgical procedures performed in the United States in 2015. In all, American spent over $13.5 billion on such procedures. (1) One problem area that experienced dermatologists, such as Dr. F. Victor Rueckl, MD, of Lakes Dermatology in Las Vegas, regularly deal with is the removal of unwanted fat, which is commonly dealt with via liposuction. A new liposuction fat reducing procedure that also tightens the overlying skin, RFAL, commonly referred to as BodyTite and FaceTite, has been shown to have many benefits over previous liposuction methods.

Restylane® Refyne and Restylane® Defyne

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Fort Worth, TX – (December 12, 2016) – Galderma, a global leader focused on medical solutions in skin health, announced today it has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of two new products for the treatment of nasolabial folds (NLF) or “laugh lines,” in patients over the age of 21.1,2 Restylane® Refyne was approved for the treatment of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds and Restylane® Defyne for the treatment of moderate to severe, deep facial wrinkles and folds.1,2 These scientifically-advanced gels are manufactured with XpresHAn Technology (pronounced ex-ˈspre-shən), creating gels that offer a range of flexibility and support 3,4,5  for varied patient needs. Restylane® Refyne and Restylane® Defyne have been shown to maintain effectiveness for the treatment of laugh lines for up to 12 months.1,2

Nighttime Skin Care Tips from Physicians at Lakes Dermatology


Proper skin care does not end when the sun goes down

When the topic of skin care comes up, it is usually discussed with protecting oneself during the day from the harmful UV rays of the sun. Dire warnings are issued about covering up while venturing outdoors, staying inside during the hottest part of the day, and to be sure to apply sunscreen on a regular basis. Such tips are quite helpful, but most individuals tend to neglect another important area of skin care: the nighttime. Licensed dermatologists, such as Dr. F. Victor Rueckl of Lakes Dermatology, will stress to their clients that a skin care regimen should also be followed when one is getting ready for bed just as much for when heading out to the beach.

People have long talked about getting enough "beauty sleep" every night, but the reality is that the night is an important time for one's skin. A person's body uses the nighttime to restore the skin, such as through the regeneration of skin cells, after a long day of wear and tear. In fact, the Andersen-Gratton study of how the circadian clock impacts metabolism and cells showed that new skin cells grow faster while a person sleeps. (1)

Experienced medical professionals, such as Dr. James Q. Del Rosso of Lakes Dermatology in Las Vegas, note that a person should do everything possible to help one's skin during this crucial period. One thing that individuals can do is to make sure that the skin is receiving the nourishment that it needs during the night. A useful product to use at night is Resveratrol B E from SkinCeuticals, which neutralizes free radicals, strengthens the skin's natural antioxidant defenses, and diminishes visible signs of aging.

Volbella - Coming Soon to Lakes Dermatology


The first and only FDA-approved filler proven to increase lip fullness and correct perioral (smoker's) lines for up to 1 year1,*

We are excited to announce that JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC injectable gel is now FDA approved for injection into the lips for lip augmentation and for correction of "smoker's lines" or the vertical lines around one's mouth in adults over the age of 21. 

JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC is a next-generation filler formulated with VYCROSS® technology, indicated for use in the lips and perioral rhytids (smoker's lines). With JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC, you get a soft filler with up to 1-year duration,* allowing the patient to enjoy their procedures for a longer time than other products on the market today.

Dr. Rueckl is an Allergan trainer and looks forward to offering this new product. Call today to see when we will receive our first shipment! 

Blog: Dr. F. Victor Rueckl of Lakes Dermatology Commends Consumer Reports; Study on Physical and Chemical Sunscreens

Chemical sunscreens are proven to provide better protection

Really50SunscreenThe summer season is almost here, much to the joy of schoolchildren everywhere. Summer brings a lot of fun activities: fishing, backyard grilling, picnics, family vacations, trips to the beach, and so on. Another feature of summer that most older people are familiar with is sunburn. In generations past, getting a sunburn was considered a normal rite of passage for enjoying the summer as a child, but the negative consequences of getting a sunburn are now well known. There are over 5.4 million cases of nonmelanoma skin cancer cases treated every year in the USA, and about 90% of nonmelanoma skin cancers are associated with exposure to UV rays from the sun. (1)

Summer Skin Care Protection Tips from Dr. F. Victor Rueckl of Lakes Dermatology

Sensible precautions can prevent summer skin care issues

shutterstock 188183420As April showers are set to bring May flowers, summer is just around the corner. Summer means a lot of different things to people. For children, it means a welcome respite from school and the ability to play all day and night. Parents often lament the coming of summer as they will have to find supervision for their children or watch the little tykes themselves. Summer also means trips to the beach, backyard cookouts, fireworks on the Fourth of July, and even perhaps going on the family vacation. While summer is definitely considered the fun season, it can also be treacherous when it comes to one's skin. The sun's rays may be life-giving, but they can also be punishing to one's skin. Experienced dermatologists, such as Dr. F. Victor Rueckl of Lakes Dermatology in Las Vegas, help their patients to protect themselves by offering some skin care protection tips to safely navigate them through the summer season.


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