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2015

Blog Posts in 2015

  • Perlane® Facial Rejuvenation

    Perlane is an injectable cosmetic dermal filler that is used soften facial wrinkles and folds by restoring volume and fullness to the skin. Made from nonanimal stabilized hyaluronic acid (NASHA) gel, Perlane can be used to improve the contour of facial skin, reduce or soften scars, enhance lips and redefine lip borders, fill hollows under the eyes, temporarily lift the eyebrows, augment the chin ...
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  • DiamondTome Skin Resurfacing

    The DiamondTome Skin Resurfacing System is an innovative skin rejuvenation procedure that uses a unique diamond-tip wand to exfoliate, clean and polish the top layer of the skin. The procedure does not use loose crystals or other abrasives and, thus, does not cause adverse skin reactions such as burning and irritation. How does DiamondTome skin resurfacing work? When passed over the skin, the ...
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  • Cosmetic Laser Treatments

    Cosmetic laser treatments are nonsurgical methods of enhancing skin appearance or treating many skin conditions, using a laser wand or other apparatus. Because the treatments have a high level of accuracy, produce excellent results and require little or no downtime, they have become one of the most sought-after procedures for addressing many skin conditions. For what conditions are cosmetic laser ...
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  • Laser Skin Resurfacing

    Laser skin resurfacing is a cosmetic procedure that uses laser light for diminishing or eliminating skin imperfections, such as scars and sun-damaged skin. Also referred to as laser skin rejuvenation or laser peel, the method encourages the growth of new skin cells and collagen production, resulting in younger-looking and healthier skin. How does laser skin resurfacing work? Laser skin resurfacing ...
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  • Facial Peels

    Facial peels are treatments that use several types of acid solution to slough off outer layers of dead skin. Also known as chemical peels, they are used to diminish or eliminate skin imperfections, revealing smoother, younger-looking skin. For what conditions are facial peels used? Facial peels are used to reduce or eliminate the appearance of wrinkles, acne scars, blemishes, uneven pigmentation ...
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  • Skin Aging

    Skin aging is most easily noticed with the appearance of wrinkles and age spots. Wrinkles are the visible lines and skin folds that form on your skin. Oftentimes, there is associated dryness of the skin. What causes of early skin aging? Aside from the natural causes of aging, other factors may result in your skin appearing “aged” early. Some of these are: Excessive exposure to direct sunlight ...
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  • Mini-Face Lift

    The mini-face lift is a less invasive procedure (less surgery involved) than the standard face lift. Similar to a face lift, its goal is to make the face look younger by tightening muscle tissues and to reposition sagging, loose skin in the face and neck. This is also known as the “weekend” face lift since it can be performed quickly and has a shorter recovery period for patients. What’s the ...
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  • Face Lift (Facialplasty)

    As our age progresses, changes to our skin such as sagging and wrinkling become more pronounced. This is also more apparent in the face. To improve this cosmetically, many people opt to have a face lifts Face lift, or facialplasty, is a cosmetic procedure that involves tightening of the muscle tissue of the face and neck and removing and repositioning of sagging, loose skin in the face in order to ...
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  • Eyelid Enhancement (Blepharoplasty)

    Why should I have eyelid surgery? Some people may feel it is necessary to improve the appearance of their eyelids. Blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, may help these people. It involves the removal of excess tissues from the eyelids, including fat and muscle, in order to reshape the eyelid. The goal of this surgery is to give a more youthful appearance to the eyes. How is it done? Blepharoplasty ...
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  • Cosmetic Ear Surgery (Otoplasty)

    Otoplasty is a surgery performed to modify the appearance of a person’s external ears. It is conducted for various reasons, such as reducing the size of the ears, reshaping them or bringing them closer to the head. For whatever the motive, the cosmetic procedure is carried out to make the ears appear normal or pleasing. Otoplasty can modify a flaw in the ear structure that is present at birth, ...
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  • Nose Reshaping (Rhinoplasty)

    Rhinoplasty is an increasingly popular medical procedure. Known by the term “nose job” or “nose reshaping,” it seeks to enhance the patient’s esthetic appeal by improving the shape of the nose. It is usually performed by an otolaryngologist–head and neck surgeon, maxillofacial surgeon or plastic surgeon. The enhancements that a rhinoplasty surgeon can perform are varied. They can decrease or ...
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  • Plastic, Reconstructive and Cosmetic Surgery

    What is it? Plastic, reconstructive and cosmetic surgery refers to medical and surgical procedures done to specific body parts in order to restore function or to enhance their appearance. What’s the difference between these three? These three types of surgeries have similar techniques but are done for different reasons. Plastic surgery is mainly performed to correct birth defects and to improve ...
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