One of the most frustrating (and devastating) effects of aging is sagging skin. This occurs when the skin loses collagen and elasticity and is more easily defeated by gravity over time. To make matters worse, sagging skin on the face is often the most significant and of course most noticed. While many people complain about their sagging cheeks and bulging jaw line, the effects of sagging skin can also be found further up in the face. In fact, when the forehead and brow skin droops, it can cause a host of unwanted flaws around the eyes. This can begin in the 30s and 40s for many men and women. … 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
When turning back the hands of time, a surgical facelift can produce the most drastic, long-term results. However, not everyone is willing or able to go under the knife to get a more youthful look. The immediate alternative would be to receive dermal fillers or facial injectables to temporarily solve facial aging concerns. Dermal fillers are an excellent solution for non-surgical rejuvenation without the downtime and recovery of a surgical facelift. But what if you’d prefer not to inject synthetic filler products into your skin to restore volume and reverse wrinkles? For such patients, the Profound Microneedle RF technology may be the perfect answer.
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When it comes to non-surgical cosmetic procedures for the face, fillers and injectables top the list. While fillers and Botox are most commonly associated with women, men can also benefit. In fact, men can gain dramatic improvements from these non-invasive, no downtime facial injections. From correcting the signs of aging to defining the masculine features of the face, here’s what men can expect from dermal fillers and Botox. … Continue reading
Unless you’ve discovered the “fountain of youth,” wrinkles are an inevitable part of your future. Whether you call them wrinkles, folds or creases, they are part of the skin’s natural aging process. While there are countless treatments to reverse the appearance of wrinkles or delay their onset, there is no way to avoid wrinkles altogether. However, understanding how and why they form can be extremely helpful in lessening their severity.
If wrinkles are an effect of the way our skin ages, why do we get more wrinkles on the face? To understand this, it is best to understand how wrinkles form in the first place. As you get older, your skin naturally thins out and becomes drier and less resilient. It is also less equipped to protect itself from outside damage. There are two major factors that influence wrinkles on the face: sun exposure and facial expressions. … Continue reading
If you’ve recently lost weight and attained a more attractive and healthy figure, congratulations on a job well done. While many older adults are well pleased with the way their new body looks, they may be surprised at the accelerated signs of facial aging that resulted from their dramatic weight loss. The face unfortunately suffers a loss of collagen as you age, up to 20% by the age of 40! When this collagen loss is combined with weight loss, the volume loss in the face can be extra dramatic. You may notice hallowed cheeks, under eye bags, lip wrinkles, chin creases, frown lines, jowls or other unwanted signs of aging.
Will you have to undergo plastic surgery to ensure your face looks as good as your body after weight loss? Not necessarily. A board certified plastic surgeon can determine the severity of your volume loss. However, many patients can turn to non-surgical forms of facial rejuvenation to restore volume and vitality – such as ALMI. … Continue reading
Countless patients turn to non-surgical treatments in facial rejuvenation each year. Fillers, Botox, chemical peels, micro-needling and other non-surgical services can be the perfect solution for patients who have mild signs of aging and don’t want to go under the knife. However, while there are plenty of benefits to these types of treatments, there are also some drawbacks. In certain situations, cosmetic surgery may be a better option. … Continue reading
When it comes to facial filler injections, there is a common key ingredient across multiple brands and types: hyaluronic acid. While you may be familiar with the term, how much do you really understand about HA and how it works in your go-to filler?
The benefits of hyaluronic acid in terms of youthful skin rely on moisture and firmness. Hyaluronic acid is a polysaccharide (carbohydrate) that is naturally found in your body. This powerful agent acts as a moisture-binding ingredient within your skin. More specifically, large amounts of HA occupy the space between the skin cells. Your skin needs HA in order to support and hydrate elastin and collagen, the two most influential elements to youthful skin. When your skin has adequate amounts of HA, it is firm, moisturized and plump. Unfortunately, our body naturally loses hyaluronic acid as we age, often beginning as early as the 30’s. … Continue reading
The New Year is an excellent time for a fresh start. Why not begin with your face? There is a simple, non-invasive “lunch hour” procedure that can effectively revitalize your facial appearance and turn back the hands of time. Microdermabrasion is one of the most popular non-surgical services that we offer at our Beverly Hills plastic surgery center. It essentially removes the dead skin cells on the top layer of your skin so that newer, fresher skin cells can rise to the surface.
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Today’s facial cosmetic procedures, both surgical and non-surgical, can produce dramatic effects in terms of reversing the signs of aging. However, in an effort to retain your youthful glow, be sure to care for your skin properly after your procedure. One of the most important steps you can take to preserve your cosmetic procedure results is to mind your face-washing habits. … Continue reading