When considering rhinoplasty, it is common to have questions and natural to have concerns. For most patients, the concern lies within the aesthetic results of their nose job, but there are also many patients who fear the effect the procedure may have on their voice. While it has been a topic under scrutiny, most facial reconstruction experts agree that for the average patient, rhinoplasty does not have a significant impact on the tone of voice, especially during conversational speech. If you are a professional singer or voice-over specialist, however, you may want to discuss your rhinoplasty procedure with your physician in greater detail to ensure appropriate measures are taken to avoid even subtle changes in your voice. … Continue reading
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
We know that diet plays a critical role in your overall health. In fact, when we learn to view and use food for medicine, we can make smarter choices that impact the way our body functions, feels and looks. As a leading facial plastic surgery practice and medical spa in Beverly Hills, we value whole body health and recognize that the way we eat can do more than just keep us healthy. In fact, just learning more about protein can help you consume it in a way to improve your sleep, energy, blood sugar levels and more. Eating right can change the way your body feels, as well as how you feel about your body! … Continue reading
Facial acne is one of the most common yet frustrating skin conditions. While we often think of teenagers battling embarrassing outbreaks of pimples, acne can be equally disruptive and present in an adult. In fact, adults are more likely to experience the unsightly acne scars from their youth, which can be especially stubborn to get rid of. … 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
Aging is a wonderful privilege that can sometimes be daunting. As we get older, we tend to become more susceptible to the depletion of certain nutrients that are vital for keeping our brains sharp, bodies’ active, and skin looking beautiful. We also become more prone to oxidative stress that is caused by poor diet, pollution, frequent sun exposure, and medication overuse. However, understanding what nutrients do to support optimal health and healthy aging, will allow for a lifestyle that revolves around the wisdom and opportunities that come with age, as opposed to a lifestyle associated with senility. … Continue reading
According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, as much as 20 percent of all Americans will develop skin cancer during their lifetime. Due to its prevalent exposure to sun, the face is a common area of skin to be involved. When it comes to removing skin cancer lesions from the face, a specialized and highly effective procedure is performed called Mohs surgery.
Mohs microscopic surgery is typically done by a qualified dermatologic surgeon and involves removing layers of tissue at a time. The tissue is closely examined under a microscope to ensure that only the cancerous layers of tissue are removed and more healthy skin cells remain. Mohs surgery is the gold standard for removing cancerous skin cells around the eyes, ears and nose. These are areas in which there is less subcutaneous tissue and deep tumor invasion can progress quickly. … 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