The acne-ridden years of adolescence can be painful to think about. But what if you had a visible reminder of those self-conscious pimples every time you looked in the mirror as an adult. Acne scarring is common, and it can be quite severe for some people. Acne scars are often called pits or depressions in the skin. Some acne scars have a rough, “orange-peel” appearance. Regardless of how severe your acne scars are, they can drastically compromise your attempt to have attractive, smooth and youthful looking skin as an adult. Fortunately, there are many treatments that can reduce the appearance of acne scars so that you don’t continue to pay the price for your acne struggles as a teenager. … Continue reading
You’ve probably heard that eating foods that are rich in antioxidants is good for fighting diseases and boosting your overall health. But did you know that antioxidants can also make a big difference in your skin too? In fact, nourishing your skin from the inside out can be just as effective, if not more effective, than a topical skin care regime. Remember your skin is an organ (the largest one in your body) so it needs to be nourished properly to maintain its ideal condition. And healthy skin is typically attractive skin too! … 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
Facial scars of any kind can be disfiguring. But when the scar is a result of a traumatic burn injury, it can be especially upsetting. Facial burn scars can not only be a physical reminder of a painful event, but they can also form in ways that limit your facial functions, such as your ability to smile, chew, drink or open and close your eyes.
Skin burns can be a result of chemicals, the sun, radiation and electricity. Burns cause skin cells to die. When the skin is damaged, the body naturally tries to heal itself by producing a protein called collagen. Unfortunately, this doesn’t always happen in a uniform or natural-looking pattern. As the skin heals, it is common to see areas of thickness and discoloration. This is how scars form. … 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
For most, investing in a cosmetic procedure or facial plastic surgery demands careful consideration. Not only does it altar your looks, but cosmetic procedures are typically not covered by insurance and some can be a notable expense that requires saving up for. When it comes to determining whether plastic surgery is right for you, a consultation with your plastic surgeon is important. During this appointment, there is no obligation to go through with the procedure, but you’ll gain valued insight as to what you can expect from plastic surgery and any recovery or downtime that may be required. … Continue reading
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
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
When it comes to modern hair restoration methods, NeoGraft® tops the list. NeoGraft is the first FDA approved hair implantation system to use follicular unit harvesting (FUE). Unlike past “strip method” transplants (FUT), the automated FUE technique of NeoGraft harvests follicular units (groups of 1 to 4 hairs each) from the donor area of the head one by one. The healthy grafts remain fully intact and are then implanted in the recipient area of the scalp using an air-pressure/suction system. NeoGraft is the only “no touch” hair restoration system on the market. Most importantly, it eliminates the need for a scalpel and stiches so that patients are left with a confident and natural-looking head of hair instead of unsightly linear scarring in the back of the scalp.
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Fat is rarely mentioned in a positive way, especially when talking about one’s appearance. We all want to get rid of it and reduce it as much as possible. However, when it comes to the aging face, adding fat can be ideal. In fact, there are ways to take away fat from unwanted areas of your body and transfer it to hallowed or sagging areas within your face to create a youthful, vibrant and more attractive appearance.
The process of injecting fat into the face to add volume or plump the skin is known as fat grafting. Fat grafting can be done as a standalone procedure or in combination with a facelift or other cosmetic surgery. In fact, patients can attain remarkable results when using both fat grafting and facelifting, as one will add volume while the other lifts and tightens. … Continue reading