ACENT’s Blog

How Often Do You Need a Hearing Test?

Even though hearing loss has been associated with concentration and memory problems, along with depression, a significant number of Americans rarely get their hearing tested. Hearing difficulties take a toll on personal relationships with family, friends, and co-workers and possibly may be linked to dementia. In this blog post, we’ll describe some signs that you may be experiencing hearing loss. We’ll also explain why people should schedule an appointment with an audiologist in Anchorage to ensure their hearing is normal. May is Better Speech and Hearing Month, and it’s a good reminder for all of us—when was the last time … Continue reading »

Our COVID-19 (Corona Virus) Policy

Special Plan of Action related to Coronavirus Pandemic We at ACENT are primarily concerned about your safety and health.  We believe that it is essential to reduce all person to person contact unless absolutely necessary.  We also understand you will continue to need our services not only for urgent and emergent ENT problems but also for your routine ENT needs that will continue during this pandemic. After considering all of the available information about the coronavirus, we have developed the following plan of action for ACENT and our valued patients: We will maintain a small team at the ACENT office … Continue reading »

Lip Injections: What Can You Expect?

Your lips are one of the facial features people notice first, and our Anchorage patients often come to us for full, lush lips that present a youthful, welcoming appearance. We create this plump pout using injectable dermal fillers, producing a hydrated appearance, removing fine lines and wrinkles that have formed over the years, and adding volume.   If you’ve never had dermal filler injections, though, you may be a bit anxious about the procedure and what it will be like. In this blog post, we’ll review the basics of the procedure and answer some common questions our patients have about lip injections. … Continue reading »

3 Treatments to Keep Your Skin Glowing Through Winter

As we know, living in Alaska brings harsh winter temperatures that strip away the thin layer of oil that keeps the skin protected and hydrated. This leads to dull, dry skin and overactive sebaceous glands. Professional treatments such as our deluxe facial help Anchorage women and men maintain their healthy glow and do away with fine lines and a dull complexion. A good at-home skin regimen is also important to not only enhance these professional treatments but also keep your skin healthy 24/7. In this blog post, we’ll review 3 of the best treatments to keep your skin healthy and … Continue reading »

Debunking Common Laser Hair Removal Myths

Even though laser hair removal is a popular treatment at our Anchorage med spa, several myths persist about the procedure. Unfortunately, these myths may prevent some people from considering laser hair removal as a solution for unwanted hair. In this blog post, I’ll identify some of these misconceptions and provide facts that can help you decide if you can benefit from the treatment. Myth vs. Fact You may have encountered one or more of these myths while researching laser hair removal treatments. If so, you may want to reassess if you’re a good candidate for the procedure. People with dark … Continue reading »

Meet Our Physicians

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