ACENT’s Blog

Fall in Love With Vitamin C Serum

Are you feeling the effects of this long, dark winter on your skin?  Is your skin feeling and looking dull and dry? We are in love with Vitamin C serum for so many reasons. 1. Vitamin C helps to brighten your dull skin. This serum leaves you with a healthy, beautiful and youthful glow 2. Vitamin C serum aids in moisture retention. It’s no shocker that we add heavier moisturizer in the winter months to combat dry skin. Adding a Vitamin C serum to your routine can also help to keep your skin hydrated by working hand in hand with … Continue reading »

Charging Ahead on Hearing Aid Technology

Technology has driven many improvements in hearing aids, and our Anchorage, Alaska patients are always quick to take advantage of them — from fully automatic functionality to streaming services from smartphones. Yet one thing has remained constant through all these advancements over the years: battery consumption. On average, batteries have to be changed in hearing devices every week. Some last less and others more, depending on the battery size and power of the device. And with the additional need for streaming phone calls and audio to rely on them, batteries drain even faster. I’m always carrying replacement batteries in my pocket! … Continue reading »

What Is a VNG Test?

A videonystagmography, or VNG, is a procedure to evaluate dizziness and more accurately determine if the inner ear is causing it. This procedure typically requires a referral by an ear, nose and throat specialist (i.e., ENT, otolaryngologist) such as our Anchorage physicians, or a neurologist or physical therapist. You’ll also need to have a hearing evaluation prior to the procedure. During the procedure, the patient will wear a pair of virtual reality-like goggles with cameras to measure eye movements. These eye movements are called nystagmus, and they are related to the inner ear. The results also provide specificity of which … Continue reading »

Affordable Hearing Aids: Our Gift to You

The turkey’s in the oven, and all the family’s in the house. It’s that time of year, and the spirit of the season is everywhere. We’re getting in the spirit, too, with a fabulous promotion that will improve your quality of life through better hearing — so you can better enjoy these special gatherings with friends and family! When we at the Alaska Center for Ear, Nose, and Throat think about hearing aid options for our Anchorage patients, we often recommend ReSound. As a manufacturer of smart hearing devices, Resound mimics the way the ear naturally processes sound, allowing for … Continue reading »

Skin Care Changes With the Seasons

The midnight sun is no longer with us. Days are getting shorter, the air is crisper, and pumpkin spice lattes have returned. While we transition to fall by breaking out our sweaters and jackets, it’s also a great time to transition our skin care needs. It’s the best time to reverse sun damage. Fall is a great time to address any darker pigmentation that has developed during the summer months. Sun exposure is the leading factor for hyperpigmentation, and even with sunscreen, melasma and hyperpigmentation can emerge. At FACES, our medical spa in Anchorage, we offer treatments and products to … Continue reading »

Meet Our Physicians

Each of our physicians is board-certified in Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery, and Dr. Ellerbe is board-certified in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

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