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
Rosacea is an inflammatory skin condition that affects up to 16 million Americans. It is also a condition that can be very difficult to live with. While there are various types and severity of rosacea, this skin disorder is known for its highly visible symptoms that cause redness, bumps and flushing on the face, neck and chest. Rosy cheeks may be cute on a toddler, but when an adult suddenly looks like they’ve had a bad sunburn or acne flare-up, it can be quite embarrassing. In fact, chronic rosacea can lead to permanent redness, large pores, thickened skin and visible capillaries throughout the face – all features that can steal your self-confidence and even cause you to avoid social situations. … Continue reading
Microneedling is one of the most effective treatments in non-surgical facial rejuvenation. It involves purposely damaging the skin through tiny sterile needles in an effort to trigger new collagen production and other building blocks of healthy, youthful skin. It is often called “collagen induction therapy.” When it comes to anti-aging, collagen is a coveted goal for smooth, supple and confident skin. … Continue reading
Many of us are born with a few moles or a small brown birthmark somewhere on the body. These skin imperfections make us unique and are usually not a source of insecurity. However, when a birthmark is large or bright in color, it can draw unwanted attention and trigger low self-esteem, especially in kids.
There are many types of birthmarks. One of the most distinctive or prominent birthmarks is a Port Wine Stain, which is characterized by its red or purple color and high visibility on the face, neck, arms, shoulders and scalp. If you have a child who was born with a port wine stain, you may be asking whether it is safe and worth it to seek treatment for this unsightly discoloration. … Continue reading
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
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
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
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
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
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