Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Is a Liquid Face Lift Right for Me?

Is a Liquid Face Lift for Me?

Liquid Face Lift procedures have been making a noticeable impact in aesthetic medicine during the past few years. A liquid face lift can help many individuals who are concerned with any one of a variety of Liquid Face Lift Tips issues, as well as providing an alternative for a traditional surgical face lift in a number of instances.
Perhaps you are considering cosmetic surgery.

Something to consider when contemplating surgery is that a liquid face lift has benefits that can't be found with surgery, such as restoring natural facial contours and volume. (A growing number of cosmetic surgeons are augmenting surgery with liquid face lift products to restore natural 3-dimensional contours to the face.) Also, a liquid face lift is typically more subtle than surgery. An increasing number of individuals are trying liquid facelift procedures before traditional face lift procedures.
Maybe you are considering sticking with lotions and other skin care products.

As compared with the potential for a liquid face lift, over-the-counter creams, ointments and other remedies rarely provide any meaningful lift, volume or contouring of facial features. (However, some topical applications can help slow facial features from needing a liquid face lift, and a few over the counter products - and several medical grade products - can enhance the endurance of liquid face lift procedures. Ask your physician.) Skin care products treat the skin from the outside and liquid face lift products treat the skin from the inside. The right mix of treatment regimens can be very complementary to maintain natural facial contours for a lifetime.
However, a liquid face lift is not for everyone.

Patients who have medical histories with hypersensitivity to medicines or foreign objects, certain types of cardiovascular disease, neuromuscular disorders, or other severe health issues, should consult their doctor before undergoing any of the procedures mentioned on this Liquid Face Lift Tips web site. A liquid face lift procedure also might not provide the type of dramatic improvement that some individuals need or desire. For those individuals, plastic surgery might be the best solution.

Another thing to consider is that most liquid face lift procedures don't provide permanent results, so an individual will need to have periodic touch up treatments over time to maintain the desired outcome. That said, if an individual maintains results with touch up treatments before the products have completely dissipated from the body, then over time the patient may need far less product and experience gradually longer intervals between touch up treatments.
So, you may be wondering what you should do.

You want the downturned corners of the mouth lifted for a friendlier smile - you want to look more rested and energetic - you don't like the bags, dark circles or sunkenness under the eyes - you want your upper eye lids and brows more open, alluring and vibrant - you wish your jowls weren't so noticeable - you wish you had some of the natural curves and dimensions that have flattened or squared over time - you want less wrinkles -or- maybe you want a general overhaul. But, you are worried about expense, or safety, or whether you should just go ahead and invest in cosmetic surgery…or maybe you should just stick with creams and ointments…. Here is a suggestion.

Most individuals considering a liquid face lift procedure have multiple concerns and desires. Many experienced liquid face lift physicians will suggest you start with one concern or desire. Correct or improve that single concern. Then maintain it regularly for a period of time. If you - like many individuals - begin to need less product, begin to experience longer intervals between touch ups, and you are happy with the outcome, then try a second area, and so forth.

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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Keep it simple when it comes to skin care


The array is dizzying. Dozens of face-washing "enhancers" are being touted in the fall fashion mags as vital for the nightly cleaning ritual: pre-wash makeup removers, post-wash scrubbing pads, exfoliating gels, toners to restore pH balance and on and on.

What's a woman to do?
Just find yourself a good gentle face soap, dermatologists say. If you have reasonably normal skin, use the product twice a day, apply moisturizer after you've washed (one with sunscreen in the mornings) and ignore all those other things, they say."You don't need 25 products to have good, clean skin," says dermatologist Karen Nern of Vail Dermatology in Edwards and Basalt, Colo. "Cleansing your face is not complicated."
Indeed, the avalanche of pre- and post-face-washing products entering the post-summer marketplace sometimes troubles dermatologists. Most are a waste of money for relatively normal skin, and some people "can do too much with too many products and irritate their skin," Nern says.
"It's really best, for skin, to keep it simple," says dermatologist Meryl Blecker Joerg of Advanced Dermatology and the Center for Laser and Cosmetic Surgery, with locations in New York and New Jersey.
The terms "soap" and "cleanser" are used interchangeably, but some "cleansers" contain things docs don't like, and some soaps aren't right, either. Face-cleaning products dermatologists prefer range from bars (they love Dove, Purpose and Cetaphil) to gels to liquids. Whatever the form, the products must be formulated for the face, not the body, and shouldn't contain deodorant, antiseptics or, ideally, fragrance. They shouldn't have scrubbing grains/grit or other popular additives.

Good non-bar options are foaming and non-foaming; neither is necessarily superior (though non-foaming is regarded as milder and may be easier on especially sensitive skin, Joerg says).

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Dr. Laura Skellchock featured on

Plastic Surgery

How To Prepare For Your Next Plastic Surgeon Appointment

Get the most out of your next plastic surgeon or dermatologist appointment by preparing yourself ahead of time.  Read the following advice from our experts on how to make the most of your next visit!

Always come prepared to discuss your problem areas:
We all know what we don’t like about ourselves, and your dermatologist needs to know what you’re thinking. You may walk in, and unless you speak up, your dermatologist may tell you how to treat those dark circles under your eyes (but hey, I like my eyes!). Give your doctor the insight right up front, “it’s the loose skin around my neck I want to fix.” Cosmetic dermatologists are a wealth of knowledge, and know about numerous treatments to help pretty much anything you want. Without direction, it’s tough to really make use of that wealth of knowledge.

Dr. Laura Skellchock, Integrative Dermatology in Boca Raton

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