Lower Lid Blepharoplasty Approach

Posted by Dr. Joseph N. Togba, M.D. | Facial Plastic Surgery, Laser Skin Care Treatment

Transcutaneous vs. Transconjunctival?  2 very effective eyelid surgeries.  Use the snap test to determine which procedure is appropriate.
Q:  I had a couple of consultations for lower eyelid surgery and I got 2 recommendations.  One doctor recommended the transcutaneous approach and another the transconjunctival approach.  How do I know which one is the best choice for [...]

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Obagi, A Successful Treatment For Melasma

Posted by Dr. Joseph N. Togba, M.D. | Facial Plastic Surgery, Laser Skin Care Treatment

We all would like a youthful, healthier, evenly colored complexion, free of fine lines, wrinkles and blemishes.Obagi Nu-Derm, a prescriptive strength, clinically proven skin rejuvenation system, designed to reverse photodamage is a successful treatment for fine lines and also melasma.  Melasma, also called the “Pregnancy mask,” is hyperpigmentation that can occur in the cheeks, upper [...]

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How to Address Volume Loss in the Cheeks and Tear Troughs.

Posted by Dr. Joseph N. Togba, M.D. | Facial Plastic Surgery, Laser Skin Care Treatment

Q:  I have a sunken look to my under eye area and I am looking for a solution to fill my tear troughs.
A:  Your concern regarding the loss of volume in the tear troughs and cheeks is what drive many patients to seek a filler solution.  You have several options to consider:
1) hyaluronic acid fillers [...]

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Restylane Receives FDA Approval for Lips.


According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, over a million and a half filler injections were performed in 2010.  Did you know that most facial fillers, such as Radiesse, Juvederm, Restylane and others that are FDA approved are approved for only the smile lines (Naso-labial folds)?  Some of the common off-label areas to inject [...]

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