All you need to know about skincare injectables

Ever used a skincare product that claimed to have skin rejuvenating properties like collagen and elastin only for it to show little or no results? Sometimes it seems to take a long time before you get to see any noticeable changes in your skin.


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The Why

The reason why the skincare products you apply topically are not as effective is because some ingredients don’t penetrate into the skin easily. For example, hyaluronic acid, the ingredient which stimulates the production of collagen and elastin, doesn’t penetrate to the layer of the skin where it can perform its wonders. Before it can penetrate in your skin it has to be fine-tuned in the lab. This process may reduce its full potential. That’s why it takes a long time before you see the most coveted beautiful skin.

The skincare products help reduce premature aging by minimizing the presence of wrinkles and improving cell elasticity. That is why they are included in almost all skin rejuvenating skincare products.

However, if collagen, elastin or hyaluronic acids are so vital and don’t penetrate into the skin easily then how can you enjoy the benefits they offer?


The How

Cosmetologists devised a way women, like you and I, can experience the full benefits of collagen and elastin. The effect is immediate so you don’t have to wait for a long time before the benefits kick in. To achieve this you need to go through a simple procedure. You get the skincare products injected into your skin.

It may sound a little scary to some of you who are afraid of needles but skincare injectables promise to deliver excellent results. The success is based on ensuring that they’re injected below the skin where the action can take place as soon as they are deposited. It would have taken weeks, if not months, for them to get there while applying the skincare products that contain the exact properties topically.

There are so many types of injectables like Xeomin, Botox, and Juvenderm with their specific functions and peculiarities. However, as good as injectables sound their effects aren’t permanent. Injectables last about 6 to 9 months.


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If you’re interested in injectables that will help bring the glow back or cause your wrinkles and fine lines vanish, make sure you ask how long they last. The bright side is that it is safe to have the same procedure multiple times.


The Limits

Of course, skincare injectables have their limits. Although they do an amazing job keeping the wrinkles out of sight you may not end up too lucky if you have deeps set wrinkles. And that is because little or nothing can be done for these type of wrinkles. That’s why it’s advisable to use skincare injectables when the fine lines and wrinkles are at their early stage or when you start noticing them.

You need to exercise a lot of caution when going for an injectable procedure. Some injectables require that you avoid or reduce physical activities. Others require you to be cautious when applying makeup on the area where the injectable procedure was applied.

Skincare routines like exfoliation should be avoided immediately after the procedure. The injectable procedure can leave your skin sensitive or bruised. The intensity depends on your skin type but they disappear after some time. So make sure that you have the injectable procedure carried out by a trained and experienced professional.

What do you think of skincare injectables? Have you ever thought of having them? Have you had the procedure before? Please share your thoughts in the comments section below. Also free feel to share this post on your social media platforms.

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Will a Facelift Lift my Eyebrows

As of 2017, According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the facelift is still one of the top five most popular cosmetic procedures being performed nationwide.

However, today there are so many more options for how to approach a facelift procedure to achieve each patient’s unique goals. In addition to the traditional facelift, there are mini facelifts, endoscopic or minimally invasive facelifts and non-surgical facelifts which make use of fillers in lieu of surgery.

Because of this, sometimes patients are confused about exactly what a facelift has to offer and what areas will be treated.



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What Is a Facelift?

A traditional facelift is a surgical procedure that addresses the area of the face from the mid-cheeks down to the bottom of the chin and jawline. This procedure, called a rhytidectomy, is designed to lift, smooth and revitalize sagging skin and tissue from the mid to lower facial areas.

For patients who want to reverse the natural signs of aging that can create the appearance of facial jowls, a sagging chin and a weakened definition in the jawline, a facelift is a great choice.

However, a traditional facelift isn’t designed to address the whole face. For this reason, a facelift is frequently combined with other procedures such as an eyebrow lift to correct visible signs of aging in the forehead and eye areas as well.


What Procedure Will Lift My Eyebrows?

Sometimes patients come in seeking a facelift, when what they really want is to achieve a lift in the area of the eyes and the forehead. Here, a more appropriate procedure can be the brow lift.

A brow lift, which is sometimes also called a forehead lift, lifts and smoothes the skin of the forehead starting at the brow line and continuing to the start of the hairline.

Another procedure that can provide the appearance of a “lift” at the brow level is an eyelid lift, or blepharoplasty. An eyelid lift focuses on the upper and/or lower eyelid and sometimes includes both the upper and lower lids.

It is not uncommon for patients to have a brow lift, an eyelid lift and a facelift all in one procedure. For patients who are predominantly dissatisfied with how the upper portion of their face is aging, a brow lift and an eyelid lift can be performed together as a single procedure.

However, for patients with specific concerns that are limited to just one single area of the face, each procedure gives the option to address just that area as well.



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Who Is a Good Candidate for a Facelift and/or Brow Lift?

If you are in overall good health, you are at or near your ideal body weight and you have realistic expectations for what surgery can address, you are likely a good candidate for a facelift and/or brow lift.

For the most complete healing, it is also important to be able to take a few days away from work and your regular activities to rest and recover. To this end, if you smoke or drink regularly, you may be asked to limit or cease these habits for a period of time before and after your procedures to give your tissues their best chance of healing fully.


How to Find Out What Procedure Is Best for Me?

The first step to scheduling a facelift is to schedule your initial consultation with Dilworth Facial Plastic Surgery. During your consultation, you can share your appearance goals and discuss which procedure(s) can best meet those goals.

Your surgeon will take your medical history and do an exam of the area to be treated. The surgeon will also take photos and make notes about your concerns and goals. You are also welcome to bring photos or illustrations to share more about what you hope to accomplish with your facelift procedure.

Your surgeon will answer all your questions. Your surgeon will also explain how to prepare for your procedure and what to expect during the recovery period. Before you leave, you will have an opportunity to schedule your procedure date if you wish.


What Is Recovery from a Facelift Like?

Your recovery from a facelift procedure will depend on what area(s) were treated and the extent of your procedure. In general, you can expect some swelling, bruising and manageable discomfort for the first day or two following your procedure.

However, any discomfort that is present can be easily alleviated with medications. You will be given prescriptions so you can fill them in preparation for your procedure date. It will be critical to follow your surgeon’s post-operative care instructions in detail to achieve the best results from your procedure.

Most patients can return to work and a limited daily schedule within a week and a half or two weeks following their procedure. However, it may take a few months to see the full results of your procedure as the skin continues to heal and the swelling fully resolves.


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How Long Will the Results Last?

Each patient’s aging process is different, and it is important to remember that a facelift cannot stop the aging process. However, it can “reset the clock,” so to speak, to greatly slow down the visible appearance of aging.

With a skilled surgeon and careful recovery, you can expect long-lasting results!



About Dilworth Facial Plastic Surgery

Dr. Josh Surowitz and Dr. Andrea Garcia are the co-founders and medical directors for Dilworth Facial Plastic Surgery. Both Dr. Surowitz and Dr. Garcia are double board-certified facial plastic surgeons in head and neck surgery and facial plastic and reconstructive surgery.

Both doctors have been named as Top Doctors by Real Self. Working as a clinical team in and out of the operating clinic, Drs. Surowitz and Garcia deliver cutting edge, world class results with every procedure. They focus on the face, neck, ears, nose, head and eyes, often combining multiple procedures to achieve a patient’s appearance goals.


What do you think of Facelifts in general?



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Laser Hair Removal Treatment During Summer

Without a doubt, summer is the season where we expose more skin than usual. Shorts, skirts and t-shirts make up the most prevalent fashion pieces every summer.

One of the problems, we ladies face is our unwanted hair. Since most of our bodies are exposed during the summer, our hair is let out in the open for people to see. Oftentimes this can be pretty embarrassing, especially for those of us (like me) who have more body hair than others.


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There are so many hair removal methods like laser hair removal, waxing, shaving and using the good old fashioned tweezers. These methods are all fine all year round, but some should be used with caution during the summer months.

Laser treatments make hair removal easy, painless and long lasting, unlike other hair removal methods that are quite the opposite. And that is why I am an advocate of laser hair removal treatments but I believe they should not be in done on body parts that would be exposed in the summer months. Here are the reasons why.

It makes your skin very sensitive

Laser Hair Removal Treatment makes use of lasers to remove hair from your body. The heat from the laser will go deep into your skin and target the hair follicle. The power of the laser will destroy the hair follicle and your hair is removed. The effect of the laser can make your skin extremely sensitive. If you don’t protect your skin after laser hair removal, your skin could be faced with more irritation if exposed to sun.


You run the risk of your skin getting burned

The sun can be extremely harsh. If you thought getting sensitive skin was bad enough then you should note this. When you combine sensitivity of your skin with the results from the laser treatment, the effect of sun’s rays could be heavier than normal after a laser hair removal treatment.


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Your run the risk of skin discolouration

When exposed to the sun, your skin tends to experience pigmentation problems. The rays of the sun can be rather harsh at times. Although laser hair removal favours fair skin, it is not friendly for dark-skined ladies. It could make your skin look darker due to melanin production. This is not good for your skin as you may end up with dark patches on the laser hair removal treatment area.


You won’t be able to have a tan

Summer is the time when people go under the sun to get that coveted tan. Tans are seen to be attractive. When you get a laser hair removal treatment, you will not be able to give yourself a tan. The direct effect of the sun’s rays will make your skin more sensitive. Your skin will start to feel raw and that could even damage your skin. That’s why dermatologists advice that you should stay away from tanning for about 6 weeks after the laser hair removal treatment.


I think the best time to have the laser hair treatment done is in the cooler months.

Have you had the laser hair removal treatment? What are your thoughts?

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