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How Can I Avoid the Need for Plastic Surgery?
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How to delay the appearance of aging?
Basic things to Delay the Appearance of Aging 1. Avoid sun exposure. Sunscreen needs to be reapplied throughout the day when in the sun. Even on a cloudy day, you should use sunscreen, which does not totally block the harmful aging effect of the suns’ rays. Hats and long sleeve clothing provide additional protection 2. Don't smoke. Smoking accelerates aging 3. See an appropriately trained aesthetician who can help you individualize a Skin Care program for your particular needs. The...
Avoiding facial plastic surgery
In San Francisco we develop programs that are individualized for each patient so they can each attain the best results using non-surgical techniques. Visia skin analysis is first performed and a protocol designed. Pre-rejuvenation skin preparation is done incorporating microdermabrasion, deep cleaning facial, bio-therapeutic, and more. The cornerstone of treatment is the Titan laser which tightens skin and stimulates collagen formation. Other lasers are judiciously added to further...
Pre-emptive strike against a facelift with lasers, fillers and Botox
On a recent Today Show, the Fraxel re:pair laser was spotlighted during its release at the American Academy of Dermatology meeting in San Antonio, TX. With this treatment, combined with facial soft tissue fillers, such as Radiesse, Restylane, and Juvederm, as well as Botox, non-surgical facial rejuvenation will keep a large percentage of patients from feeling the need to undergo the "knife."
Intense pulsed light treatments incorporating...
Intense pulsed light treatments incorporating photodynamic therapy with a chemical sensitizer (Levulan) improves skin color, redness, smooths neck, and reduce wrinkles. Combining this with Botox and next generation volumetric fillers can make the skin look 10 years younger.