The best age to consider a facelift is younger than what patients think, and the more extensive procedure provides a more effective and more natural result. Facial aging can be affected by sun damage, smoking, genetics and hormone changes. Facelifts can be more effective before irreversible damage to the skin and facial soft tissue. The […]
Facelift surgery has been around for over a century. The first facelift surgery in the early 1900s involved removal of skin in front of the ear to lift the cheek and corner of the mouth. This skin excision technique has evolved to include many different facelift techniques to help rejuvenate the face. There are numerous
A Septal Reset is a component of a lower eyelid blepharoplasty, which is a surgical procedure to help rejuvenate the lower eyelid and cheek region. A septal reset is not part of every lower eyelid blepharoplasty and is designed for specific lower eyelid issues such as puffiness, bags and a deep tear trough. Lower eyelid
Dysport® and Botox® are both FDA approved neuromodulators for cosmetic and medical indications. Both products are derived from the same neurotoxin (Botulinum Toxin Type A). Botox® has become the brand name for cosmetic treatment of wrinkles by neurotoxin and has been available for over 12 years. Dysport®, previously referred to as Reloxin, has been available
The topic of sunscreens and ultraviolet (UV) radiation protection can be very confusing. The bottom line is we should all be using some sort of topical protection from UV radiation exposure. Skin cancer accounts for over 50 % of cancers annually in the US, and there has been startling increases in skin cancers such as
Skin care can be an overwhelming and confusing process. Finding the right skin care products to fit you, your skin, and your lifestyle is challenging; let alone finding a simple yet effective regimen that works. Skin care has be around since ancient Egypt and most products do have roots in botanicals and naturally occurring substances.
Voluma® is a new FDA approved hyaluronic acid gel based filler for use in the cheek, or midface area. Hyaluronic acid fillers are thick gels used to replace volume and smooth creases. Juvederm® and Restylane® are commonly used hyaluronic acid based fillers for facial areas like the nasolabial folds (smile lines) and lips (lip augmentation).
Botox® is an injectable neuromodulator which blocks the nerve receptors that connect to muscles. When injected in the location of muscles, it temporarily paralyzes them for about 3 months. Botox® has been utilized for almost 20 years, but the neurotoxin has been studied for longer. It does have both cosmetic and medical indications, but usually
The aging face has multiple components and individual patterns which are directly affected by both genetics and our environment. Typically, our areas of facial aging are genetically programmed and we will likely age in the pattern of our parents. Our environment, which includes sun exposure and tobacco use, can potentiate premature aging and skin damage.