FAQ

DERMATOLOGY FAQ

1How long does it take for Botox to work?
Typical onset of Botox is between 24 and 72 hours, although some patients may require up to 5 days to see a result. The maximal effect of Botox occurs at about 10 days after treatment.
2I Didn't Know I Was Pregnant and I Had Botox
Although it is recommended that Botox cosmetic be avoided during pregnancy and when a woman is breast feeding it is unlikely to affect your baby. Injection for cosmetic purposes is unlikely to have effects in other parts of the body.
3How Often Can We Use Botox?
Actually, the results of BOTOX injections tend to last longer for patients who have already had several treatments. Getting BOTOX injections every 4 to 6 months is recommended for maintaining results.
4Is the fraxel laser good for under eye wrinkles?
Depending on the depth of your wrinkles, fraxel would be appropriate.it will also stimulate collagen production, which improves the quality of your skin. You may also need some fillers, and possibly some Botox to prevent further wrinkling. also it may take multiple sessions to obtain your desired results. However, there is no downtime after treatment, allowing you to return to daily activities immediately.
5How Long Do the Results of an Ultherapy Procedure Last?
The results of Ultherapy vary from one patient to the other. It depends on many factors, such as patient's age, skin condition, previous skin tightening treatment, skincare, lifestyle, intake of supplements, or concurrent treatment to stimulate more collagen. The effect of Ultherapy should lasts one to two years. However I recommend repeating Ultherapy every 6 to 24 months. When the patients return for Ultherapy within one year, they usually see more skin tightening results from additional treatment.
6Does Shaving Make Your Hair Grow Back Thicker and Faster?
This is a BIG myth & it is very difficult to make almost every patient to understand that there is no relation of shaving with increased growth/ or increased thickness of hair. No matter, we shave or trim hair, it does not have any effect on its root deep inside the skin & the genetics which define the hair growth & hair thickness. It is just a feeling that after shaving, base of the hair feels like more strong & broad for the short time but it is of same size & thickness as before. Shaving is important before LASER as it helps to decrease chances of burning of skin.
7Will Acne Return if I Stop Taking Accutane?
nearly 1/2 of patients do not have any significant return of acne after a proper course of Isotretinoin (Accutane). The other 50% of patients eventually have some acne return, but rarely to the degree they had before. About 1:20 patients eventually require another course of treatment. To insure best results, a dosage goal of between 120-150mg/kg, given over 5-6 months, is most effective.
8Is MiraDry Really a Safe Treatment for Hyperhidrosis?
miraDry has been performed on over 50,000 people. It uses microwave energy to kill the sweat glands and odor glands in the underarm. It is FDA-cleared for permanent reduction of sweating. It does not injure the nerves or lymph nodes in the underarm. There are about 2-3 million sweat glands on the body and only about 2% of those are found in the underarm. Therefore, killing the sweat glands with miraDry does not affect the body's ability to regulate its heat and cool off by sweating

PLASTIC SURGERY FAQ

1How long does it take for Botox to work?
Typical onset of Botox is between 24 and 72 hours, although some patients may require up to 5 days to see a result. The maximal effect of Botox occurs at about 10 days after treatment.
2I Didn't Know I Was Pregnant and I Had Botox
Although it is recommended that Botox cosmetic be avoided during pregnancy and when a woman is breast feeding it is unlikely to affect your baby. Injection for cosmetic purposes is unlikely to have effects in other parts of the body.
3How Often Can We Use Botox?
Actually, the results of BOTOX injections tend to last longer for patients who have already had several treatments. Getting BOTOX injections every 4 to 6 months is recommended for maintaining results.
4Is the fraxel laser good for under eye wrinkles?
Depending on the depth of your wrinkles, fraxel would be appropriate.it will also stimulate collagen production, which improves the quality of your skin. You may also need some fillers, and possibly some Botox to prevent further wrinkling. also it may take multiple sessions to obtain your desired results. However, there is no downtime after treatment, allowing you to return to daily activities immediately.
5How Long Do the Results of an Ultherapy Procedure Last?
The results of Ultherapy vary from one patient to the other. It depends on many factors, such as patient's age, skin condition, previous skin tightening treatment, skincare, lifestyle, intake of supplements, or concurrent treatment to stimulate more collagen. The effect of Ultherapy should lasts one to two years. However I recommend repeating Ultherapy every 6 to 24 months. When the patients return for Ultherapy within one year, they usually see more skin tightening results from additional treatment.
6Does Shaving Make Your Hair Grow Back Thicker and Faster?
This is a BIG myth & it is very difficult to make almost every patient to understand that there is no relation of shaving with increased growth/ or increased thickness of hair. No matter, we shave or trim hair, it does not have any effect on its root deep inside the skin & the genetics which define the hair growth & hair thickness. It is just a feeling that after shaving, base of the hair feels like more strong & broad for the short time but it is of same size & thickness as before. Shaving is important before LASER as it helps to decrease chances of burning of skin.
7Will Acne Return if I Stop Taking Accutane?
nearly 1/2 of patients do not have any significant return of acne after a proper course of Isotretinoin (Accutane). The other 50% of patients eventually have some acne return, but rarely to the degree they had before. About 1:20 patients eventually require another course of treatment. To insure best results, a dosage goal of between 120-150mg/kg, given over 5-6 months, is most effective.
8Is MiraDry Really a Safe Treatment for Hyperhidrosis?
miraDry has been performed on over 50,000 people. It uses microwave energy to kill the sweat glands and odor glands in the underarm. It is FDA-cleared for permanent reduction of sweating. It does not injure the nerves or lymph nodes in the underarm. There are about 2-3 million sweat glands on the body and only about 2% of those are found in the underarm. Therefore, killing the sweat glands with miraDry does not affect the body's ability to regulate its heat and cool off by sweating

UROLOGY FAQ

1How many times a day does a healthy person urinate?
Urination frequency varies widely according to a number of factors, although for most healthy people going four to eight times a day is typical. More frequent urination or waking up at night to go to the bathroom might mean either a health problem or simply that you’re drinking too much at bedtime.
2Are urination problems more of a problem for women than men?
Not necessarily, although urinary incontinence occurs about twice as often in females than males. Pregnancy, childbirth, menopause and female anatomy account for the difference. But of the approximately 12 million sufferers in the United States, about one-third are men. Male incontinence is often associated with prostate problems or treatments.
3What increases women’s risk of incontinence?
Often it’s a combination of factors, such as having given birth multiple times, age, obesity and smoking. Other factors include a history of having given vaginal birth, having had hysterectomy, a post-menopause drop in estrogen, chronic bladder infections, diabetes, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, multiple sclerosis, stroke and spinal cord injury. While age can be a contributor, no one should accept incontinence as an inevitability of growing older.
4What increases the risk of incontinence for men?
For men incontinence may be related to a number of health conditions or medical treatments. It can also be caused by lifestyle or family history. Most men have decreased bladder capacity as they age, naturally increasing risk of incontinence to some degree. Other contributors can be smoking, obesity, a high consumption of alcohol and caffeinated and carbonated drinks and injury to the bladder. In addition, just as in women, neurological conditions such as Parkinson’s or Alzheimer’s disease can play a role.
5What causes the formation of kidney stones?
A change in the normal balance of water salts, mineral and other components in urine creates a process known as urolithiasis in which solid mineral particles cluster in the kidneys. There are different types of stones, including calcium oxalate, uric acid, ammonic magnesium and cystine.
6How do I avoid kidney stones?
Drink lots of water with freshly squeezed lemon juice. Lemon juice contains citric acid, which not only inhibits stone formation but also breaks up small stones just beginning to form. Generally, the more citric acid in your urine, the more protected you are against forming new kidney stones. The most common cause of stones is an insufficient daily water intake. The goal should be to drink enough to keep your urine clear – about eight to ten glasses per day. In addition, studies have indicated that staying physically fit and keeping your weight in check can help as well.
7Can diet be a factor in formation of stones?
Yes, levels of calcium, protein, sodium, vitamins C and D, and oxalate-rich foods (dark vegetables, chocolate, nuts, cranberries and coffee and tea, for example) can increase the chances of stones. In general, it’s a good idea to eat less salt and talk to a doctor or dietitian about how much calcium you need daily. If you have had an oxalate kidney stone, you should probably consume fewer oxalate-rich foods. In addition to the ones above, others include spinach, colas, peanuts, beets, rhubarb, berries, beans, tofu, oranges, sweet potatoes and draft beer.
8What causes prostate cancer?
No one knows for certain. About one in ten men inherit the tendency toward prostate cancer, although no one has identified a “prostate cancer gene”. Men with a father or brother with prostate cancer diagnosed prior to age 64 have a three times greater risk than men in general. Men in this category should begin screening at age 40. In addition, there are links between diets rich in saturated fats and an increased incidence of prostate cancer, but this evidence is not conclusive.
9What can I do to lower my chances of prostate cancer?
Scientists have found no known cause for prostate cancer. Nonetheless, common sense says to maintain good dietary and exercise habits, which in turn keep weight down. Eating lots of fresh fruits and vegetables and limiting the amount of calories from saturated fats is always a good idea for minimizing all health risks. Some studies have suggested that prostate cancer risk may be reduced by consuming zinc, soy and lycopene. Peanuts are a good source of selenium, and cooked tomatoes are an easily consumed source of lycopene.

E.N.T FAQ

1What happens during a consultation for rhinoplasty?
Dr. Khalid will personally meet with you during the consultation. He will examine and evaluate you. He will then show you his idea and how the situation will be. This explanation will include what surgical technique he will use, where the surgery will be performed, what type of anesthesia, and a step-by-step explanation of what the recovery will be like. You will then meet with the patient care coordinator, who will explain the scheduling details and the cost.
2Should I expect to experience much pain with my rhinoplasty procedure?
Most patients that undergo the rhinoplasty procedure experience no pain only a mild pressure above the nose for about two hours after the procedure. From there on after, the patients do not experience any pain.
3How soon after rhinoplasty surgery will I be able to return to work?
Patients are generally able to return to work about one week after the rhinoplasty procedure.
4How soon after rhinoplasty surgery are the stitches removed?
f the rhinoplasty was performed via an open approach, the stitches will be removed on 5-7 days.
5What are the risks or complications that can occur with rhinoplasty?
As with all types of surgery, there are potential risks or complications associated with rhinoplasty surgery and these may include bleeding, infection, and cosmetic imperfection. We insure a continual follow up of the patient from Dr.Khalid and his Team
6Does insurance cover the cost of rhinoplasty?
In general most of plastic surgeries are not covered by insurance.
7At what point would my child benefit from a tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy?
Tonsil infections: As a general guideline, a tonsillectomy is recommended in patients with four tonsil infections in one year, as the bacteria will be endemic inside the tonsil. Sleep apnea: Enlargement of tonsil and adenoid tissue in children is the main course of airway Obst (Apnea). Children with sleep apnea typically are mouth breathers who snore loudly and can be heard to stop breathing or make gasping noises during sleep. Sleep apnea results in fragmented sleep that can lead to daytime fatigue or hyperactivity, failure to thrive, difficulties in concentrating, and occasional problems with bedwetting. Surgical procedure: Tonsils and adenoids are removed through the mouth with no external scars. In most children, this is outpatient surgery.
8What can be done about my snoring?
Snoring is a common problem that may occur alone or in combination with obstructive sleep apnea. Primary snoring: Snoring typically is caused by vibration of tissues within the Oropharynx . Nasal obstruction can be another cause. In mild snoring, these measures may help: losing weight, sleeping on your side rather than your back, avoiding sedatives and alcohol. Surgery can reduce the size of the soft tissue of uvula and palate, and also relieve nasal obstruction.. Office turbinate surgery may also help snoring by improving nasal breathing. Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Obstructive apnea is a cessation of breathing that last ten seconds or more. Repeated episodes can significantly disrupt sleep. Manifestations of sleep apnea include snoring, restless sleep, and daytime fatigue. Many advances have been made in treatment of sleep apnea.
Latest News