What is a deep plane facelift?

What is a deep plane facelift?

Are you thinking about having a facelift? If you are, you may not realize that there are different types of facelifts beyond the standard facelift that is commonly performed. In particular, there is the deep plane facelift that can provide superior results for some patients, with less chance of scarring and complications. But what is a deep plane facelift.

A facelift (or rhytidectomy) is a procedure that is done to rejuvenate the face. The SMAS facelift is the standard facelift these days, and it generally addresses the jowls, jawline, and neck. The SMAS (superficial muscular aponeurotic system) is the muscular system of the face, which is normally tightened and suspended during a standard facelift.

What is a deep plane facelift?
When performing a deep plane facelift the surgeon manipulates the deep plane of the face, which is the area below the SMAS.

The deep plane facelift gives the surgeon greater access to the midface, so it does a better job of addressing volume loss and the descent of fat pads in the cheeks, when compared to traditional facelift techniques.

During a deep plane facelift the area below the eyes and around the nose and mouth is worked on. As a result, it does a good job of improving the appearance of the cheeks, and reducing hollowing below the eyes and deep lines and wrinkles such as nasolabial folds. It also refines the jawline and neck.

When performed correctly, deep plane facelifts provide long lasting results.

Do you think you may be a good candidate for a deep plane facelift? Search our directory to find a practice in your area.

If you are in the San Francisco or Walnut Creek, CA areas, Andrew Barnett, MD is our featured board certified plastic surgeon.

You can reach Dr. Barnett at www.drbarnett.com, or by calling (415) 855-4115.

Where can I get an Ultherapy treatment?

Many people want to turn back the clock and take off a few years, but they don’t want to go under the knife. Instead, they are opting to undergo minimally invasive treatments like Ultherapy. But how does it work, and where can you get Ultherapy treatments.

Where can you get Ultherapy?
Ultherapy is a non-surgical facial rejuvenation procedure. It can help smooth wrinkles,and tighten and firm sagging skin. Ultherapy also gives a subtle lift to the brows, for an overall refreshed appearance.

Ultherapy is effective, because it helps to kick-start the production of collagen in the skin. Collagen is a key structural protein that the skin needs to maintain its youthful firmness and elasticity. It is naturally produced by the body, but levels fall off as you age.

If you are considering Ultherapy treatment, be sure to visit the offices of a board certified dermatologist to ensure you have a safe and successful procedure.

How Ultherapy works
Ultherapy delivers focused ultrasound energy below the skin’s surface, targeting the foundational support layers. This is the same area that is addressed during a surgical facelift. The ultrasound energy that is deposited triggers collagen production, and this will cause the skin to gradually lift and tone over the following weeks and months.

Treatment takes 45-60 minutes and most patients only need one treatment to achieve maximum results.

Ultherapy is generally well tolerated, but patients may experience some discomfort as the ultrasound energy is being delivered.

If you want to reduce wrinkles, lift your cheekbones, and tighten your jawline, but don’t want to go under the knife, Ultherapy may be right for you.

Contact Laser Skin Care Center Dermatology Associates, Long Beach, CA, to find out more.

Call (562) 997-1144 today to schedule a consultation.

What is a non-invasive solution for skin tightening?

An increasing number of women, and men as well, wishing to tighten and rejuvenate their skin now want to achieve that goal without having to go in for surgery. Fortunately, there are now new skin tightening weapons on the market that are completely non-surgical.  But how do you know what is a really effective non-invasive solution for skin tightening.

Non-invasive skin tightening
Non-invasive skin tightening often involves the use of laser or radio frequency technology to heat and tighten the skin. These procedures are virtually painless, and require little or no recovery time. Non-surgical skin tightening is more effective for individuals with mild to moderate skin laxity.

SkinTyte is a non-invasive skin tightening treatment that uses advanced infrared laser technology to firm the skin, and improve the signs of age. SkinTyte is safe for all skin types, and can be used to tone various parts of the body including the face, neck, arms, and abdomen.

How it works
The SkinTyte laser deep heats the soft tissue, which triggers the skin’s natural healing,and promotes collagen regeneration.Since collagen provides strength and firmness to the skin, collagen renewal helps to tighten things up.

SkinTyte is a comfortable procedure that requires no local anesthetic, and its sapphire contact cooling system enhances safety and patient comfort.

There is no downtime after treatment, so patients can resume their normal routine right away. There is also little risk of any complications.  It typically takes a series of 3-5 SkinTyte treatments to achieve optimal results.

SkinTyte in Newport Beach, CA
Contact the offices of double board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Katharine Nitta, to find out more about SkinTyte skin tightening solution. We would be happy to work out a treatment plan that fits your needs.

Call949-722-6644 today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Nitta.

Is there an ideal time of year to have your moles checked?

If you notice any changes in the moles on your body,it’s definitely worth getting a skin check. Moles that appear darker or look different from the rest should never be ignored, so it’s best to visit a skin clinic if moles appear suspicious.  But is there an ideal time of the year to have your moles checked.

Moles are darks spots on the skin that develop because of the clustering of skin cells known as melanocytes. Melanocytes are responsible for making melanin, which is the pigment that gives skin its color. Moles come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors. Common colors include black, red, tan, and brown.

Why it’s important to get your moles checked
Most moles on the skin are harmless, but there are times when a lesion may be a sign of skin cancer. You can assist with early detection by performing regular self-checks.  If you notice any changes in the appearance of existing moles, or if any new ones appear, visit a skin clinic right away.

Is there an ideal time of year to have moles checked?
Some doctors recommend getting moles checked during the winter, because it’s the time of the year when the skin ismostly covered up and often neglected. People are a lot more diligent about sun protection during the summer months, and are alsomore likely to notice any new moles or lesions since the skin is on show. A winter skin check is therefore a good idea, because skin lesions that occur due to sun damage in the summer often take a while to show.

If you need to have a skin check done contact Skin Cancer Specialists, P. C. & Aesthetic Center, serving the greater Atlanta metro area. Call today to set up a consultation.

Do chemical peels only work on certain skin types?

Would you like clearer, brighter, more youthful skin? A chemical peel may be the answer. Chemical peels not only make your skin beautiful, they also help your skin care products work better.  But do chemical peels only work on certain skin types.

Chemical Peels
Chemical peels rejuvenate the skin by using a specific acid to exfoliate the outer skin layer. Peels are generally used on the face and neck, as well as the hands.

Chemical peels are a great way to maintain the health of your skin, and can also be used to treat a range of skin concerns including wrinkles, sagging skin, scars, and sun damage. They also allow skin care products to easily penetrate to the deeper levels of the skin.

Do chemical peels only work on certain skin types?
There are different kinds of chemical peels, with the main types being superficial, medium, and deep peels. Deep peels are the most aggressive.The choice of peel will depend on your skin type, as well as your aesthetic goals.

Chemical peels are beneficial for most skin types, including sensitive skin. However, some peels do not produce very good results on dark-skinned individuals.

Chemical Peels in Greater Atlanta
At Skin Cancer Specialists, P. C. & Aesthetic Center located in the greater Atlanta metro area, we offer the high quality Vitalize and Rejuvenizepeels by SkinMedica to our clients.

The Vitalize peel can be used on all skin types, but Rejuvenize is recommended for Fitzpatrick Skin Types V – VI, because it is a stronger peel.

Contact Skin Cancer Specialists P. C. & Aesthetic Center to learn more about the right chemical peel for your skin type. Call today to schedule an appointment.

Am I a good candidate for Ultherapy treatments?

If sagging skin on the face, neck, and décolletage is a concern for you, it’s time to find out about Ultherapy skin tightening treatment. Ultherapy is safe, fast, and naturally lifts and firms the skin. Perhaps you’re wondering – Am I a good candidate for Ultherapy treatment? We answer that question below.

Ultherapy Treatment
Ultherapy is a non-invasive cosmetic treatment designed to tone and lift the skin. It is especially beneficial forsagging skin on the face and neck. Ultherapy can fix mild to moderate jowls and better define the jawline. It can also improve droopy eyelids.

The ultrasound energy penetrates to the dermal layer in the skin and triggers the skin’s repair process, resulting in the formation of fresh collagen. This has the effect of lifting and toning the skin over time, as collagen is a natural protein that keeps the skin firm and elastic.

There is no downtime after treatment and most patients are able to return to work the next day, as there is only minimal swelling.

Am I a good candidate for Ultherapy Treatment?
If you’d like to tighten your facial skin and give it a subtle lift, Ultherapy may be the right treatment for you, as it can give you a non-surgical lower face and necklift.

Ultherapy is suited for individuals with mild to moderate sagging of the skin on the eyelids, jowls, or neck. It is not a replacement for a surgical facelift, but if you need some minor lifting, Ultherapy may be the right procedure for you.

Ultherapy is also a good option for patients that experience skin laxity in the years following a surgical facelift.

Contact Song Plastic Surgery, Irvine, CA, to find out more about Ultherapy skin rejuvenation treatment. Call us today at (949) 701-4454to schedule an appointment with Dr. Kyle Song.

Are PRP treatments safe?

Within the last few years platelet rich plasma (PRP) therapy has become an in-demand skin rejuvenation treatment. The regenerative properties of PRP make it a very effective anti-aging cosmetic treatment. It can reduce wrinkles, fine lines, and scars, and also stimulate collagen. The benefits are clear, but are PRP treatments safe?

What is PRP?
PRP is a treatment that uses your own blood platelets to rejuvenate the skin, and improve your complexion. The platelets are rich in growth factors that help to initiate skin repair, by stimulating the production of collagen, elastin, andnew cells.

PRP treatment can be used on various parts of the body, but is commonly applied to the face and neck. PRP will enrich the tone and texture of your skin. Results can be seen about 3 weeks after treatment, and improvements will continue for several months.

How does it work?
A small amount of blood is extracted from the patient, and it is then passed through a centrifuge allowing the platelet rich plasma to separate from the red and white cells. The PRP is then injected into the targeted area of the skin.

Are PRP treatments safe?
PRP treatments are generally quite safe, since the platelets are derived from your own blood. There is therefore little likelihood of an allergic reaction. However, PRP therapy is not recommended for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding.

PRP with Microneedling
PRP skin rejuvenation treatment is available at Wisconsin Vein Center and MediSpa, Pewaukee, WI. We use PRP with microneedling to restore the youthful glow to the skin. Microneedling therapy enhances the absorption of the platelets, resulting in improved outcomes.

Are you interested in PRP skin rejuvenation treatment? Contact Wisconsin Vein Center & MediSpa. Call 262-746-9088 today, to set up a PRP Microneedling consultation with Dr. Deborah Manjoney.

I’m in my 30’s: what is the best solution for fine lines and wrinkles?

Most people in their 30’s are not too concerned about aging skin, but they should be. Why? Because how the skin ages is influenced by several factors including smoking, excess sun exposure, alcohol, and tanning beds, and these can all result in early signs of aging. So it’s not uncommon to hear people ask –‘I’m in my 30’s: what is the best solution for fine lines and wrinkles?’

Skin care in your 30’s
First off, it’s important to make sure that you are taking care of your skin, and have an anti-aging skin care regimen already in place. Make sure to use a broad spectrum sunscreen that provides optimal protection from the sun’s UV rays. In addition, when buying skin care products,select items with effective anti-aging ingredients such as retinoids, and vitamins C and E.

Best solution for fine lines and wrinkles
The best solution for wrinkles, really depends on the type of wrinkles you have, are they dynamic or static wrinkles. Dynamic wrinkles include frown lines that are formed by the constant movement of the muscles, as you frown or squint.

If you’ve started to notice frown lines across the forehead or crow’s feet at the corner of the eyes, botox cosmetic is an excellent option for smoothing these lines, as it relaxes the muscles.

On the other hand, if you have smile lines around the mouth, or above the lips,   dermal fillers would be a more effective option.

Botox works well on dynamic wrinkles, but if you need to fill in static lines and wrinkles, soft tissue fillers are best.

Contact Skin Cancer Specialists, P. C. & Aesthetic Center, for more solutions for fine lines and wrinkles. We serve clients in the greater Atlanta metro area. Call today for an appointment.

What is the Best Dermal Filler for Anti-aging?

Dermal fillers have become an essential part of anti-aging treatment. There are various soft tissue fillers that can temporarily soften facial lines and wrinkles, restore lost volume, and reduce the signs of age. But what is the best dermal filler for anti-aging?

Best dermal filler for anti-aging
Dermal fillers derived from hyaluronic acid (HA) are considered among the best anti-aging options. These soft tissue fillers are hugely popular, because of the properties in HA that allow it to attract and hold water. When injected, HA fillers draw water from nearby areas, and this is what creates the plumping effect on the skin.

Facial aging is typically characterized by loss of fat and elasticity, and HA fillers can reverse these changes.  They are particularly effective in replenishing volume to the cheeks, filling in nasolabial folds and marionette lines around the mouth, and plumping vertical lip lines. Some fillers can also be used for lip augmentation.

HA fillers hydrate the skin, and give it a more refreshed appearance. The improvement achieved with HA fillers typically lasts 4 to 6 months. However, there are times when results can last up to 1 year.

Some of the more popular HA fillers include Restylane, Juvederm, and Perlane. These fillers work on different parts of the face, therefore the fillers chosen will depend on your aesthetic goals and skin concerns.

HA is a substance that occurs naturally in the body, and this compatibility is another reason why fillers derived from this compound are considered the best choice for facial rejuvenation.

Would you like more information on the best dermal fillers for anti-aging? Contact Wisconsin Vein Center & MediSpa, Pewaukee, Wisconsin for help. Call (262) 746-9088 today, to schedule an appointment with Dr. Deborah Manjoney.

Turn back the clock and look younger with a non-invasive Décolletage treatment

Most skin care treatments focus on the face and neck, leaving the décolletage mostly forgotten. However the décolletage is not spared the effects of age, and is also prone to sun damage, resulting in fine lines and loose skin. Traditionally, there have been few anti-aging treatments for the skin of the upper chest.  But now, you can turn back the clock with a non-invasive décolletage treatment known as Ulthera Décolletage (click here).

About Ulthera Décolletage
Ulthera Décolletage is an FDA-approved skin rejuvenation treatment that is specifically designed to treat wrinkles, fine lines, and skin laxity in the chest region.

What does it do?
Ulthera Décolletage effectively rejuvenates the skin of the upper chest, and therefore complements the usual skin care treatments that focus on the face and neck. It treats crepey skin, dark spots, and improves skin texture.

How does it work?
It utilizes ultrasound energy to heat the skin cells, causing them to lift and tighten. Ulthera Décolletage also stimulates natural collagen production, and this has the effect of tightening the skin in the long term.

Ultherapy décolletage provides noticeable results after just one treatment, and this continues as new collagen is produced. Treatment time is 30 minutes, and it creates considerable improvement in the skin. Ultherapy décolletage is safe, and there is no downtime.

If you feel uncomfortable displaying your décolletage because it’s starting to show tell-tale signs of age, don’t worry. Contact Serenity Med Spa in San Francisco, CA to find out how you can turn back the clock with Ultherapy. This non-invasive décolletage treatment will tighten the skin, and improve lines and wrinkles. Call Serenity Med Spa today at 415-781-9200, and schedule an appointment with Dr. Lisa Kang or Dr. David Kang.