Thursday, November 14, 2013

Dr. Walden on Fox News Hannity Show in NYC



Dr. Jennifer Walden was recently invited to be on a panel of medical experts, pundits, and Congressmen/women on the Sean Hannity Show on Fox News in New York City. Dr. Walden was asked to help shed some light on the Affordable Care Act and what it may mean to patients and physicians, and she as well as others speak to the fact that the new healthcare laws may pose difficulty for physicians and patients given the broad changes in the delivery of health care and mandates by the federal government.

An intact physician/ patient relationship is necessary and it is important for patients to be able to select their own physician and feel comfortable about their own continuity of care. Dr. Walden makes the point that health insurance plans do not provide the care, the doctors and nurses do, so it is important that licensed healthcare providers are kept in the loop in the decision making process on re-shaping our broken healthcare system.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Breast cancer screening, treatment, and reconstruction

Many women have questions about how to stay on top of breast cancer screening, detection and treatment options. Dr. Jennifer Walden sat down with KVUE's Ashley Goudeau and spoke on the morning show about current treatment options and breast reconstruction which can involve the body's own tissue or breast implants.



Dr. Walden’s own mother was diagnosed with cancer at age 68 and is now considered cured, so Walden has a personal connection to breast cancer. Her mom later had both mastectomy and breast reconstruction. A screening mammogram saved her life!

Dr. Walden also discusses the newest techniques of augmentation of breasts with the body's own fat (called fat transfer), and what this means for mammography and breast cancer detection. Some say it can hinder cancer detections or even stimulate breast cancer through signaling pathways and stem cells. Dr. Walden provides the latest medical updates on this new procedure.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Go Pink!


 
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National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM) is a collaboration of national public service organizations, professional medical associations, physicians, and government agencies working together to promote breast cancer awareness, share information on the disease, and provide greater access to services.

Dr. Jennifer Walden, a leading local female plastic surgeon based in Austin, Texas, spoke with KXAN's Brian Sanders recently to provide this public service message and speak to the following points to help women detect breast cancer at its earliest stages since 1 in 7 women are diagnosed with breast cancer:

Organizations such as the American Cancer Society recommend that you:

  • Talk to your family to learn about your family health history
  • Talk to your provider about your personal risk of breast cancer
  • Ask your doctor which screening tests are right for you if you are at higher risk
  • Have a mammogram every year starting at age 40 if you are at average risk
  • Know how your breasts look and feel and report any changes to your health care provider right away
  • Make healthy lifestyle choices that may reduce your risk of breast cancer, such as maintaining a healthy weight, exercising and limiting alcohol intake

 

Breast Self-Exam (BSE) Instructional Tool

Breast self-exam (BSE) is a tool that may help you learn what is normal for you. BSE involves looking at and feeling your breasts. Women who practice BSE should also be sure to get mammograms and clinical breast exams at the appropriate age. BSE should not be substituted for these screening tests.


Breast Implants and Mammography
Mammography is a safe and effective screening tool for women who have breast implants. However, it is important for a woman with implants to inform the radiologist before the procedure is performed so that the mammography machine can be specially positioned to avoid full compression of the implant. Additional views called Eklund views help the radiologist to see the breast tissue as the implant is pushed toward the chest wall away from the breast tissue since breast implants can obscure mammography to a certain extent.

Dr. Walden’s own mother was diagnosed with cancer at age 68 and is now considered cured, so Walden has a personal connection to breast cancer. Her mom later had both mastectomy and breast reconstruction. A screening mammogram saved her life!

Dr. Walden also discusses the newest techniques of augmentation of breasts with the body's own fat (called fat transfer), and what this means for mammography and breast cancer detection. Some say it can hinder cancer detections or even stimulate breast cancer through signaling pathways and stem cells. Dr. Walden provides the latest medical updates on this new procedure.

Please see more information on Dr. Walden's Breast Cancer Awareness webpage.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Marilyn Monroe no stranger to plastic surgery



Norma Jean modeling early in her career
Marilyn Monroe, a beloved actress known for Some Like it Hot, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, and The Seven Year Itch, is often cited as the ultimate Hollywood sex symbol. Monroe has made the top of countless Most Beautiful Celebrity lists and is known around the world for her stunning platinum blonde hair, delicate profile, and radiant smile.  Her Old Hollywood look has been channeled by beautiful modern actress’ such as Lindsay Lohan and Megan Fox. In the past, there has been some controversy on whether or not Marilyn Monroe’s looks have been 200 percent natural. Recently however, there has been some conclusive evidence proving the Old Hollywood looks of Norma Jean Mortenson are due to slightly more enhancement than makeup and lighting.

Marilyn Monroe at the height of her stardom
E! News has recently confirmed that Monroe in fact went under the knife for her transformation from Norma Jean Mortenson to Marilyn Monroe in the early 1950’s. Medical records dated 2 months before her death show a small nose fracture, giving evidence to a minor rhinoplasty. They also show a minor chin implant. These procedures were performed right around her performances in All About Eve and The Asphalt Jungle.

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Sciton's Broadband Light treatments reduce wrinkles and brown spots

Meagan Didlake is getting a new look, no surgery or major downtime required. Beams of light attack things like brown spots, wrinkles and even acne. Add a dose of new technology and you've got the Broadband Light treatment. “It’s a lot of different color wavelengths of light that target specific elements in the skin,” Dr. Jennifer Walden told Austin's Your News Now (YNN) last week on a recent television interview on the topic. It’s so intense, doctor and patient have to protect their eyes. Didlake is no stranger to these type of photofacial treatments, but this new and improved version is a first. “I just turned 40 so I have some age spots and dark spots that have shown up over the last few years,” she said. The selling point is the light beams go skin deep to the gene level and help turn back time with Sciton's Broadband Light treatments, studies out of Stanford University show in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology. “It makes older skill cells more resemble skin cells of nine or 10 years younger in studies,” Walden said. The treatments are quick, 10 to 15 minutes, and can last a lifetime if you maintain treatment over a period of years, according to Walden. You'll need several treatments a year to maintain results. For more information, go to drjenniferwalden.com.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Announcing the arrival of 512 Skincare!

Dr. Jennifer Walden and her staff are pleased to announce that Austin’s very own 512 Skincare will be moving into our office! Now the whole gamut of cosmetic services such as surgical procedures, laser and injectables, as well as facials, peels and tinting are under one roof at Dr. Walden’s Westlake Medical Center office! Here are some of the services provided by our Terra Yeske of 512 Skincare. Terra is a fabulous aesthetician with her own following in Austin who believes in high performance and individualized skin care regimens. Facials Experience a new level of skin care with our all inclusive corrective skin therapy and relaxation facials designed to address most skin care concerns. If you are looking to find the fountain of youth, correct dry skin, reduce pore size, scarring, acne, hyper-pigmentation, help calm ultra sensitive skin or just want to relax we can help. 512 Skincare is the place to go if you are seeking real solutions to skin concerns. Dermaplaning Dermaplaning is an exfoliation technique used to remove the outer layers of dead skin to reveal smooth, healthy and glowing skin. It also removes fine facial hair (peach fuzz). Dermaplaning allows products to penetrate more effectively resulting in vibrant skin. This treatment comes with a customized enzyme exfoliation, mask and nutrient infusion. (45 minutes) A chemical peel may be added to this treatment for more dramatic results. This treatment is perfect for anyone with rough, uneven, dry and oily skin, superficial hyperpigmentation, fine lines, wrinkles, acne, mild scarring and sensitive skin. This is a great alternative to microdermabrasion and those with visible facial capillaries, rosacea, redness and those sensitive to facial waxing. Dermaplaning can be done every 3-4 weeks. The procedure is safe and effective for pregnant/nursing women as well. Microdermabrasion is also available. Chemical Peel A Chemical Peel is a skin rejuvenation procedure that is an effective way minimize wrinkles, skin discoloration and scars; resulting in healthier, younger looking skin. Chemical peels can be done on the face, neck, and décolleté on their own or used to compliment various laser skin rejuvenation techniques or cosmetic procedures. Chemical peels can be done at different depths — light, medium or deep — depending on your desired results. Each type of chemical peel uses a different chemical solution. Light peels involve superficial dryness and yield a nice result. Deeper chemical peels produce more-dramatic results, but also involve longer recovery times. Lash Tinting Lash tinting can provide a dramatic look to the eye and is great for those who want their lashes to stand out when no makeup is worn. This is a great way for busy and active people that don’t want to take the time to apply mascara and want a maintenance free look. Brow tinting is done to lighten, darken or change the color of the brows. The color will last from 4-6 weeks and semi-permanent vegetable dye is used and is safe for the delicate eye area. Skin Care Products It’s only natural to want healthier, more youthful skin. By blending science and nature, it’s possible. Since everyone’s skin is different, and even your own skin changes over time. Whatever your skin problem – acne, premature aging, dry skin, discoloration, oily or dull… 512 Skincare will create a treatment plan customized just for you. Rhonda Allison is a line that offers products that yield impressive results. Cleansers, toners, peptide infused eye creams, enzymes, correctives, antioxidant serums, skin lighteners, rejuvenators and other products that will change the way you look and feel about your skin. Other lines include PCA Skin, Osmosis Pur Medical, and RAW Men Visit her website at 512skincare.com
or call 512.626.8883 to set up an appointment or complimentary consultation.

Dr. Walden on Fox 7 Good Day Austin Talking Forever Young Broadband Light

Dr. Jennifer Walden was on Fox 7 this morning with the wonderful Keri Bellacosa- Good Day Austin discussing how Forever Young Broadband Light treatments can turn back the effects of that pesky Father Time! BBL is an intense light-based treatment that treats a variety of skin conditions such as age spots, sun spots, wrinkles, rosacea, texture, and even can remove unwanted hair!

Dr. Walden discusses a recent study out of Stanford University that demonstrated a change at the genetic level for skin cells treated with BBL. With treatments over time, skin cells more resembled more youthful skin types, shown in the dramatic results after routine treatments. Watch here.