By now you’ve most likely heard about lip filler, and if you haven’t, let me warn you that you’re about to put down your lip liner and discover a whole world of cosmetic procedures that allow people to look and feel their best. You may be considering getting your lips done, or it’s even possible that you’re not new to the procedure and you’re interested in knowing more on the topic. Regardless of what brought you here, this procedure has become so popular and so mastered by providers such as Christy Hall, PA-C, that you can even leave work for your lunch break and return with new lips. Yes…
For skin rejuvenation there is a wide variety of options, from nonablative skin
tightening, to fully ablative skin resurfacing. So, how do you know what to choose?
As you know, you must treat your skin daily with the right skincare ingredients to
stimulate collagen production, increase natural exfoliation and protection. For your
best skin, having a deeper skin rejuvenation treatment 2-4 times a year will help to
keep your skin healthier and prevent aging.
There are a wide variety of options for skin rejuvenation and anti-aging. Many of
these options can treat multiple…
Many companies in the business of “Big Beauty” have capitalized on the notion of a customized skincare plan based on your particular skin type. I think we have all taken the quiz, received the result, and went straight to the cash register confident that this custom regimen would be the answer to our skin woes. Cut to three months later, and we are back at a different register, listening to different set of promises … and lather, rinse, repeat.
It really doesn’t matter what “skin type” you have. The four basic daily needs for skin health and anti-aging do not change. …
There is a lot of inaccurate information out there about aesthetic medicine and skincare. And I have to say, I am surprised by some of the things people believe. Here are some of the most common fears that I hear when doing consultations in my office.
Fear #1: Someone will know I had “work done.”
Why is getting this kind of work done any different than getting your hair done? It’s time to change this thinking. And…
We all want smooth, radiant and youthful skin, but there are so many choices in skin rejuvenation treatments that it can be confusing. All lasers, light treatments, radiofrequency (RF), and ultrasound (US) therapies help the skin to fight aging in a similar fashion. They all stimulate collagen production in the dermis. Many of these skin rejuvenation procedures create “controlled” trauma to the skin through heat. This activates the body’s repair mechanisms to heal and produce more collagen than before. Much like the way that working out at a gym causes a healthy dose of inflammation…
Aging is an interesting journey of trials, tribulations, jubilations and growth; and, with all that wisdom, comes wrinkles. What if you could age as you wish and enjoy the wisdom without all the wrinkles and saggy skin? The secret here is to start when you’re young. But don’t worry if you are starting later in life, there’s still hope.
What skin changes happen as we age?
Understanding what is happening during the aging process, gives you the knowledge of how to prevent and reverse the signs of aging.
Any gifted practitioner knows that facial beauty ideals are based on mathematical ratios. The Golden Ratio, or Phi (1:1.618 of any two parts of an object) was discovered by the Greeks to be ideal and very pleasing to the eye. This pattern occurs throughout nature and can been seen in the markings on penguins and moths, in the growth patterns of flower petals, the shapes of seeds, and the spiraling patterns of sea shells, to name a few. The same principles are applied to the features of our face and body.
As we age, these ratios change due to bone, fat, and muscle deterioration…