Am I a candidate for a laser eyelid lift (aka Blepharoplasty)?

If you have extra skin around your eyes or dark circles below them, it is possible to rejuvenate your appearance with a laser eyelid lift.Laser eyelid lift is a less invasive procedure than the traditional eyelid lift, but it does produce very good results. Are you wondering if you would be a good candidate for a laser eyelid lift (aka blepharoplasty)? Let’s take a look.

Laser eyelid lift
Most people are familiar with a surgical eyelid lift, but a laser eyelid lift is rather different, because it uses a laser to perform the procedure instead of a scalpel.  Laser eyelid lift is a minimally invasive procedure that can improve the general appearance of the eyes. It can get rid of dark circles beneath the eyes, crow’s feet, and sagging upper eyelid skin.

A laser eyelid lift is an out-patient procedure that is done under local anesthesia. Patients will feel very little discomfort during the treatment, and downtime is minimal.

Am I a candidate for a laser eyelid lift?
If you have excess skin or fatty deposits in the upper eyelids, bags below the eyes, or droopy eyelids, you may be a good candidate for a laser eyelid lift. You should also be in good health, as well as a non-smoker. It is also important that you have realistic expectations about what can be achieved with the eyelid lift.

If you are considering laser eyelid lift contact The Langdon Center for Laser and Cosmetic Surgery, Guilford, CT to find out more.We would be happy to answer all your questions about the procedure.

Call us today at844-551-9880 to schedule a consultation with board certified cosmetic surgeon,  Robert Langdon Connecticut.

Are Volbella injections safe?

If you would like to define and contour your lips and also reduce the lines around your mouth, Juvederm Volbella is an excellent choice. Juvederm Volbella provides a subtle enhancement for the lips, so that they look natural and not too puffy. Volbella injectable is considered one of the most effective alternatives available for lip augmentation. But are Volbella injections safe.

Juvederm Volbella
Volbella is a facial fillerby Allergan, which is designed to augment the lips, and fill in lines and wrinkles around the mouth.  The lines near the mouth, which are known as perioral rhytids, generally form as a result of aging, excess sun, or smoking.  Volbella is formulated using Allergan’s Vycross technology, and this makes it smooth and easy to administer.

How it works
Volbella is a smooth gel that is derived from hyaluronic acid. It is injected into the lips or lines using an ultra-fine needle. The hyaluronic acid attracts water and this enables it to fill in the lines and wrinkles, and also add moisture to the lips.

Are Volbella injections safe?
Volbella is comprised of hyaluronic acid, which is a naturally occurring substance that is found in the body. Hyaluronic acid fillers are therefore considered very safe, and there have been no adverse effects reported.  Usual side effects include swelling, bruising, and tenderness at the treatment site.

Before being cleared by the FDA, Volbella underwent several clinical trials to determine its safety and effectiveness. Subsequent to those trials, Juvederm Volbella was approved for use in adults 21 years of age and older.

Juvederm Volbella injection treatment is available at Laser Skin Care Center Dermatology Associates, located in Long Beach, CA.

Call us today at (562) 997-1144, to set up a consultation with one of our dermatologists.

Is Kybella painful?

Kybella

Kybella has quickly grown in popularitysince it first emerged on the market in 2015. It is the only injectable treatement that is FDA cleared for reducing fat below the chin. Kybella is a very appealing solution, because people like the idea of having a non-surgical alternative for getting rid of their troublesome ‘double chin.’ But what is the procedure like, and is Kybella painful.

Kybella
Kybella is a new non-surgical solution for treating submental fat (fat below the chin). It is comprised of deoxycholic acid, which is a substance that is naturally present in the body, and is used to break down dietary fat.

Kybella treatment consists of multiple injections that are placed in the area below the chin, and dissolve the fat cells over time.

A single session takes 15-20 minutes, and it typically requires2-3 sessions to achieve optimal fat reduction, but this will depend on the amount of submental fat that has to be treated.

Is Kybella Painful?
Patients will experience some minor discomfort during treatment, but physicians usually apply a topical numbing cream at the start of the procedure. This helps to minimize any discomfort.

A tiny needle is used to inject Kybella below the chin, so patients may feel a stinging sensation or mild burning during treatment.  However, the procedure is not considered painful.

There will be some swelling and bruising at the injection site after treatment. The swelling may take 3-4 weeks to subside.

If you are unhappy with the fullness under your chin, and it’s taking away from your profile, you may want to consider Kybella injectable treatment.

Clients in Long Beach, CA, can contact Laser Skin Care Center Dermatology Associates, for more information about the procedure.

Call us today at(562) 997-1144 to schedule a consultation with one of our dermatologists.