How to Speed Up Facelift Recovery

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When you think about cosmetic surgery, what often comes to mind is the facelift. For years, facelifts have been the gold standard in facial rejuvenation surgery to address sagging skin in the cheek, neck, and jawline areas. It’s generally assumed that facelifts require a long recovery process. In the past, this prolonged recovery time was afforded by predominantly wealthier people. …

The Best Treatments for Lines around the Mouth

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Lines around the mouth, or perioral area, is a common concern I frequently hear about. These lines can remain visible even without movement, or become more pronounced with muscle activity. I’ll discuss some cosmetic treatments that can address these particular concerns. The most common types of lines that occur around the mouth area are vertical lip lines, nasolabial folds, and mesolabial folds. …

How Long Do Cosmetic Fillers Last?

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Cosmetic fillers are very effective non-surgical solutions for facial volume issues such as hollow under eyes, lip enhancement, cheek definition, the lack of chin projection, and other problems related to genetics or age-related volume loss. Cosmetic fillers can also treat other issues such as wrinkles, lines, and folds as well as acne scars, and even thinned earlobes. Although filler can …

The Do’s and Don’ts of Cosmetic Surgery

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Do your research Information overload can make research overwhelming. Marketing and turf battles between doctors makes it difficult to distinguish professionally credible information from financially motivated scare tactics. There are still a good number of actual caring and ethical doctors. Advancement in medical procedures and technologies combined with higher standards for results is an opportunity for patients to find the …

Do Under Eye Creams Work? Eye Bags Causes and Treatment

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The presence of eye bags is a common problem that affects people regardless of age, gender, or ethnicity. Eye bags are typically caused by genetics, as often seen in younger people, or age-related where fat around the eyes prolapses forward. The initial response of many people is to try under eye creams that claim to get rid of eye bags. …

How Does Minoxidil Help Hair Growth?

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Minoxidil appears to work by affecting the length of the hair growth cycle. The hair growth cycle is comprised of specific stages: the anagen, catagen and telogen phases. The anagen phase is the active growing phase; the catagen phase is the resting phase when the hair is present but is not actively growing; and the telogen phase is when the …

5 Things to Consider Before Having Cosmetic Surgery

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Can your cosmetic concern be addressed by a lifestyle change? During consultation, I often begin by asking about lifestyle with a focus on healthy habits. Some people find themselves focusing on aspects of their appearance without factoring in lifestyle related actions which can also help them look better. There are often certain cosmetic issues which can be improved with diet, …

Causes of Dark Under Eye Circles And How to Treat Them

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Under dark circles are a fairly common problem that can affect people of all ages. There are several causes of under eye dark circles which makes it important to have the right strategy for your situation. Dark circles around the eyes can make people look tired and weary, even if they actually feel great, and have a lot of energy. …

Pelleve Skin Tightening: A new procedure, with LI roots, in the war on wrinkles (Newsday)

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There’s yet another weapon in the war on wrinkles. Called Pelleve, the process uses radio-wave technology to induce heat into the skin, stimulating collagen growth to tighten skin and reduce the appearance of wrinkles. The technology was developed by Ellman International, a medical company in Oceanside, N.Y., that got its start making equipment for dental surgery. Pelleve was granted FDA …