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Bothered by Bunny Lines? Consider Botox

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When it comes to the aging face, there are some trending areas of wrinkles and fine lines that we want to erase. Discussions are often centered around the “11’s” (vertical lines between your eyebrows), crow’s feet, smile lines, forehead lines and nasolabial folds. But what about bunny lines? Bunny lines refer to the horizontal or diagonal wrinkles we get on the side of the nose when we smile or scrunch up our nose. Bunny lines may sound cute, but just like crow’s feet or forehead wrinkles, they can be an unwanted sign of an aging face. … Continue reading

Dermabrasion Versus Microdermabrasion

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If you have visited a medical spa or other type of aesthetic service provider, you may be familiar with the term “microdermabrasion.” Microdermabrasion is a non-surgical treatment in facial rejuvenation. It relies on fine crystals and vacuum suction to painlessly remove the dead skin cells from the top superficial layer of skin, revealing a healthier, brighter and softer skin tone underneath. Microdermabrasion can be done on a periodic basis, much like a facial or chemical peel. … Continue reading

How and Why Do Wrinkles Form

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

Botox Vs. Fillers: Which Is Right for You?

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Facial injectables have undoubtedly become the most popular option for patients who want to turn back the hands of time without the incisions, anesthesia and downtime of plastic surgery. With a series of strategically placed injections, you can smooth out wrinkles, restore lost volume and add definition to your profile. It’s commonly called a “liquid facelift.” However, there are numerous types of facial injectables to choose from, and each product should be used for certain needs.

The two main categories of injections are Botox and fillers. Here’s a recap of the differences, including when and where to use these products. … Continue reading

The “Tech Neck” and Double Chin Connection

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

How A Plastic Surgeon Can Relieve Your Migraines

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Migraine is the third most prevalent illness in the world. In fact, nearly 1 in 4 U.S. households includes someone with migraine, according to the Migraine Research Foundation. These chronic daily headaches can be painful and highly disruptive to your daily life. Unfortunately, they can also be hard to treat for many patients. If your migraines have failed to respond to prescription medication, you may find your answer with a plastic surgeon. A plastic surgeon who administers Botox may be able to effectively reduce your migraine episodes.

You probably know Botox for its cosmetic benefits. However, Botox (or botulinum toxin) was approved by the FDA in 2010 to treat migraines. That’s right, the same injection that can reduce your Crow’s feet and frown lines may also be able to prevent your debilitating headaches. … Continue reading

Learn More About a “Lunchtime Nose Job”

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Rhinoplasty is one of the most sought-after procedures in cosmetic plastic surgery. However, not everyone is willing to sacrifice the expense and recovery time of a surgical procedure to get the results they want. Therefore, more and more patients are turning to the “lunchtime nose job” for nasal improvements without going under the knife. Non-surgical rhinoplasty relies on the latest filler injectable products as well as the delicate and skilled hand of a trained plastic surgeon. For most patients, this no-downtime, in-office procedure provides superior, natural-looking results. Here’s some quick facts on a lunchtime nose job – is it right for you?

It’s long-lasting but not permanent

It’s true that using cosmetic fillers to change your appearance is only a temporary fix. However, many of the latest filler products can last 18 to 24 months! This is often enough for patients to consider the investment worthwhile. In addition, patients can often be hesitant about undergoing a more permanent change, especially when it comes to their nose. A non-surgical nose job can give them an accurate depiction of what a “real” nose job would look like, helping them feel more confident in the surgical procedure down the road. Lastly, fillers such as Voluma are completely reversible if the patient is dissatisfied with the results.

It can address a wide variety of aesthetic concerns within the nose.

Fillers don’t just correct nasal bumps. In the hands of a skilled plastic surgeon, a non-surgical nose job can also be used to improve a droopy tip (filler will help lift it up), asymmetrical nostrils, as well as slightly crooked noses (filler can smooth sharp angles). It is important to note, however, that if you have a nose that is considerably too large or if you are suffering from a broken/fractured nose, then a traditional (surgical) rhinoplasty is needed.

The recovery is a breeze.

For the average patient, a non-surgical nose job is nearly painless. We use a topical cream to numb the affected area and keep discomfort at a minimum. The entire procedure can be performed within minutes. Best of all, you won’t have to go home in pain or with the need to rest or wrap bandages on your nose. This is exactly why it is called “the lunchtime nose job.” Many patients immediately return to work or other normal activities. Slight redness or bruising can be expected for a few days following the procedure.

When it comes to non-surgical rhinoplasty, trust Beverly Hills finest. Schedule your consult with Dr. Ben Talei, who has helped countless patients attain a beautiful and balanced nasal appearance without surgery.

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Is a Liquid Facelift Right For You?

Beverly Hills CA Facial Plastic SurgeryDo you wish you could regain a youthful face without having to commitment to plastic surgery? Whether it is your fear of going under the knife or your lack of time to recover, many aging adults now have a new alternative to facelift surgery. Using a “liquid facelift,” patients can turn back the hands of time without ever seeing a scalpel, being put to sleep or uncovering bandages. … Continue reading

Are Your Hands Showing Your Age?

Beverly Hills CA Plastic SurgeryWhile it is more common to think of wrinkles and volume loss within the face, the delicate skin and tissues of the hands are just as vulnerable to the unwanted signs of aging. In fact, the hands rank as one of the first body parts to reveal your age. This is due to a number of factors, including the inevitable daily exposure to the sun and other environmental elements as well as the fact that the skin of the hands naturally thins out as we get older. Most influential, however, is the common neglect to prevent aging in the hands. Many aging adults start regimes in their 20’s or early 30’s to delay aging in their face, whether it be a better moisturizer application, anti-aging serum or filler injections. However, when it comes to the hands, the gradual loss of youth gets overlooked – often until it is too late. … Continue reading

Think Plastic Surgery is Not for You?

Beverly Hills CA Plastic SurgeonWhile cosmetic surgery continues to gain ground in terms of popularity, there are still some misconceptions surrounding plastic surgery and those who get it. Contrary to popular belief, there are many types of people that can benefit from plastic surgery. To ensure you don’t have the wrong impression, let’s set the record straight by exposing three common myths about plastic surgery: … Continue reading

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