Our skin is remarkably elastic. It can grow and shrink in incredible ways throughout our lifetime. However, when the skin stretches or shrinks too rapidly, there are components of the skin that just can’t keep up. The collagen and elastin rupture during these abrupt changes, and as the skin heals, a narrow, band-like scar forms on the skin’s surface. This type of scar is commonly known as a stretch mark. … Continue reading
Full lips are undoubtedly a sign of beauty and youth. However, since lips tend to thin and flatten with age, there are many procedures and methods available that aim to plump or lift the lips and improve their appearance. Unfortunately, many of these procedures are not only ineffective, but some can cause more harm than good. Lip threading is an example. … Continue reading
As the most pervasive skin condition in the U.S., some 50 million Americans struggle with acne. Interestingly, while everyone’s skin is fundamentally the same, the skin’s reaction to hormonal fluctuations, oils and bacteria is not. As noted in an article by Marie Claire, even those that adhere to a prescription skin care regimen and avoid dairy, soy and sugar are not immune to getting zits. Given the constant flux of seemingly perfect people in advertisements, magazines and television, it’s clear that acne affects more than the skin, as it takes a toll on one’s emotional health. … Continue reading
What exactly is hyaluronic acid? Break it down for people who aren’t completely sure.
In the world of skin health, hyaluronic acid (HA) is a glycosaminoglycan, which in layman’s terms, is a naturally occurring fluid in the body that behaves as a part of our youth-restoring matrix. In turn, HA can essentially help protect the skin’s protective barrier, making your body glove less susceptible to damage from free radicals and UV light, which can break down important skin proteins like collagen and elastin. HA is also a humectant, which is a category of skin care ingredients that help retain and preserve moisture and are often found in serums and water-based topicals. A humectant’s ability to increase hydration for all skin types makes them a leader in the world of cosmetics, especially for people who have very dry, dehydrated skin. … Continue reading
According to 2018 reports, as much as 3.196 billion people use social media. Social media has transformed the way we communicate to others around us and document our everyday lives. With just a click of a button, we can upload photos to Instagram, Twitter and Facebook and wait for others to respond. The majority of these photos are selfies, which undoubtedly fosters a greater awareness in appearance among social media users. It comes to no surprise, therefore, that the rise in social media has impacted the world of plastic surgery. The more you see your face (or a face you wish you had) on the Internet, the more you want to improve your appearance. While it may be a slippery slope for some, it has brought more and more individuals into a plastic surgeon’s office. But which age group and demographic is influenced most? … Continue reading
Ladies, this one is for you!
Your skin can tell you many things about the way your hormones are functioning. For example, acne might be triggered for a variety of reasons, such as puberty, menses, post-partum, coming off birth control pills, and so much more. Excessive dry skin is sometimes caused by menopause or hypothyroidism. Yellow and pale skin might be a sign of a thyroid dysfunction, and those dark circles under your eyes are often a sign of adrenal exhaustion or elevated cortisol levels. Whatever the circumstances, always keep in mind that your hormones are messengers coordinating the function of cells, tissues, and organs throughout your body and communicating that information to you. … Continue reading
Do you know what submental fat refers to? If you’ve ever heard (or experienced) a “double chin,” then you know exactly what submental fat is. Submental fat refers to fatty deposits under the chin, or that unwanted bulge that becomes more pronounced when you laugh or smile. And despite your efforts to diet and exercise, your double chin continues to hang around. What are your options?
While a surgical neck lift or liposuction was once your only real shot of improving a double chin appearance, there is now a revolutionary treatment alternative that produces remarkable results without surgery. That’s right, a simple non-invasive procedure can help you regain a defined chin and jaw line and smile confidently in the next selfie. … Continue reading
Ready to fall in love with your skin again? AuraSilk oil is a natural healing blend with brightening and lightening capabilities. This product was specially formulated by a nationally recognized facial plastic surgeon. Dr. Talei combined his years of experience and elite training with extensive research and testing to introduce his own proprietary skin product. AuraSilk oil offers amazing benefits to the skin, ranging from restoring and healing to protecting and revitalizing. … Continue reading
When struggling with skin conditions and looking for a way to obtain natural healthy looking skin, I challenge you to ask “why” and listen to your gut for the answers.
Inflammation can present itself in a variety of skin conditions, the most common being acne and eczema. … Continue reading
As 2018 is coming to a close, many people are starting to compile their list of resolutions for the new year. For both men and women, the majority of these New Year’s resolutions include goals to be healthier and look better. However, whether you are trying to drastically decrease your waistline or find a quick fix to your facial appearance, you should be cautious and do your research first. There are certain methods that may achieve your goals, but at the significant sacrifice of your health – or your skin. As a nationally-recognized, dual board certified facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Ben Talei weighs in on this important topic of New Year’s resolution mistakes. … Continue reading