The acne-ridden years of adolescence can be painful to think about. But what if you had a visible reminder of those self-conscious pimples every time you looked in the mirror as an adult. Acne scarring is common, and it can be quite severe for some people. Acne scars are often called pits or depressions in the skin. Some acne scars have a rough, “orange-peel” appearance. Regardless of how severe your acne scars are, they can drastically compromise your attempt to have attractive, smooth and youthful looking skin as an adult. Fortunately, there are many treatments that can reduce the appearance of acne scars so that you don’t continue to pay the price for your acne struggles as a teenager. … Continue reading
Facial scars of any kind can be disfiguring. But when the scar is a result of a traumatic burn injury, it can be especially upsetting. Facial burn scars can not only be a physical reminder of a painful event, but they can also form in ways that limit your facial functions, such as your ability to smile, chew, drink or open and close your eyes.
Skin burns can be a result of chemicals, the sun, radiation and electricity. Burns cause skin cells to die. When the skin is damaged, the body naturally tries to heal itself by producing a protein called collagen. Unfortunately, this doesn’t always happen in a uniform or natural-looking pattern. As the skin heals, it is common to see areas of thickness and discoloration. This is how scars form. … Continue reading
For most, investing in a cosmetic procedure or facial plastic surgery demands careful consideration. Not only does it altar your looks, but cosmetic procedures are typically not covered by insurance and some can be a notable expense that requires saving up for. When it comes to determining whether plastic surgery is right for you, a consultation with your plastic surgeon is important. During this appointment, there is no obligation to go through with the procedure, but you’ll gain valued insight as to what you can expect from plastic surgery and any recovery or downtime that may be required. … Continue reading
Fat is rarely mentioned in a positive way, especially when talking about one’s appearance. We all want to get rid of it and reduce it as much as possible. However, when it comes to the aging face, adding fat can be ideal. In fact, there are ways to take away fat from unwanted areas of your body and transfer it to hallowed or sagging areas within your face to create a youthful, vibrant and more attractive appearance.
The process of injecting fat into the face to add volume or plump the skin is known as fat grafting. Fat grafting can be done as a standalone procedure or in combination with a facelift or other cosmetic surgery. In fact, patients can attain remarkable results when using both fat grafting and facelifting, as one will add volume while the other lifts and tightens. … Continue reading
Any type of surgery relies on your body’s ability to heal itself afterwards. When your body is healthy and functioning at its ideal level, your healing and recovery can be much easier and faster. This is especially true for facial plastic surgery. Your face has delicate tissues, and the way these tissues heal can greatly affect your final results. While the incisional wounds from a plastic surgery are clean and minimized compared to an accidental skin injury, your body will still rely on key functions to repair itself once any type of trauma has occurred. Your diet can play a significant role in your recovery rate and can even minimize scarring, swelling and discomfort. … Continue reading
If you are on a quest to improve your appearance, it is common to want to combine your facelift surgery with some goals for weight loss. Whether you want to drop some extra pounds right before your surgery, or shortly after, you should know that timing is very important. In fact, weight fluctuations too close to the date of your facelift procedure could impact your results.
A facelift procedure involves a multi-layer approach to improve the contour and youthfulness of the face. Depending on your concerns, a facelift can remove or redistribute excess fat from the jaw and chin, tighten the underlying tissues of the lower face, and excise loose skin. At its completion, a facelift can take years off of a patient’s appearance. Ideal candidates for facial plastic surgery should be those who are in good overall health and do not smoke. … Continue reading
While many discussions in facial plastic surgery center around the features of the face, many people experience dissatisfaction in the way their neck looks. Whether it is a double chin, jowls or the unwanted “turkey wattle,” the neck can show signs of aging just like other parts of the face and body. While there are non-surgical treatments, such as Kybella injections, to eliminate double chin fat, this may not be enough to help you regain the youthful neck appearance you desire. If you have excess fat, along with loose neck skin, a neck lift may be a more effective and appropriate solution. … Continue reading
Whether it is a facial plastic surgery procedure or a non-surgical rejuvenation treatment, the most common objective is to look younger. While it is true that facelifts, eye lid lifts, Botox and other cosmetic procedures can certainly turn back the hands of time, they can also make you more likable. That’s right, according to recent research, cosmetic procedures on the face can have a profound impact on how others perceive you – and like you.
A team of researchers from Georgetown University in Washington and Mercy Medical Center in St. Louis carried out a study to examine facial profiling. The research participants viewed photos of the same faces before and after a cosmetic procedure and answered a set of questions. The responses showed that perceptions of several personality traits were influenced by having a plastic surgery procedure. … Continue reading
In today’s technology-infused society, you don’t have to look hard to find someone slumped over, chin to chest as they stare at their smartphone, tablet or other device. This is so commonplace that this posture has its own name – “tech neck.” While tech neck can certainly affect your shoulders, back and monthly phone bill, it can also contribute to the development of a double chin!
The cause and effect is fairly obvious. By staring down at your cellphone all day, you are allowing gravity to do its job and pull your skin downward. In fact, beyond a double chin, you may discover jowls, marionette lines and other unwanted signs of aging quicker than you expected. While fixing your posture and holding your head in a more neutral position can certainly prevent future threats to your appearance, you may need a solution to fix the damage that has already been done. … Continue reading
It is no secret that women want full and plump lips. Whether it is teen who wants to gain that “pouty lip” appearance or an aging adult who wants to reclaim the lip volume that was lost over time, full lips are undoubtedly a desirable trait. In fact, plump lips are considered a sign of youth and sensuality. This has led many women to turn to Do-It-Yourself Lip Plumping tactics. Unfortunately, relying on YouTube or other Internet sites to guide you through your lip plumping treatment can not only be ineffective, but it can be quite dangerous too. … Continue reading