May 16th 2018 - General Public
What is a thread lift?
A thread lift is a non-surgical, minimally invasive facial rejuvenation procedure that helps patients achieve firmer, younger looking skin by lifting sagging skin in areas such as the cheeks, jawline, and neck. A thread lift, also sometimes called a thread facelift, does not have as many risks associated with it as a traditional surgical facelift does, and they are also much quicker and require much less downtime. Thread lifts have become increasingly popular in recent years, as people turn away from the more dangerous and invasive surgical options and look toward thread lifts instead. Originally introduced in the late 90s, thread lifts fell out of popularity for a bit but have become more popular with the introduction of new technology. Silhouette Instalift is 1 of the most popular options for thread lifting. The procedure involves using absorbable sutures that are inserted into the skin of the face to lift and redefine the mid and lower face.
May 14th 2018 - General Public
Does weight loss cause wrinkles?
It is possible for weight loss to cause wrinkles and other skin issues. Primarily and most simply, this is because the volume that was once underneath the skin filling it and stretching it disappears as the fat decreases.
Rapid weight loss in particular can be a cause of wrinkles. When people lose weight, the skin will sag, and wrinkles will begin to form within that sagging skin. This can also lead to stretch marks and permanent scarring. The University of Maryland Medical Center studied the cause of wrinkles during weight loss and hypothesized that this occurs because the fat cells that pad the face decrease as a result of weight loss. When this happens rapidly, the chemicals within the body are unable to keep up with the change, and this then leads the skin to sag and loosen, resulting in an aged or gaunt look.
According to professors at the University of California-Los Angeles, there are a few problems that may ...
May 11th 2018 - General Public
Throughout the aging process, many men and women are faced with loose, sagging skin—or bulging fat—in the under-eye area. This gives the face a tired look, which is generally undesirable. While blepharoplasty—or eyelid surgery—is often recommended to correct this issue, this invasive procedure is costly and requires excessive downtime. Luckily, your patients may achieve similar results with hyaluronic acid fillers—such as Juvederm.
What is blepharoplasty?
Blepharoplasty is a form of cosmetic surgery that is performed around the eyes. During this procedure, skin and fat are removed from the eyelid area to reduce puffing and sagging. Chemical peels or laser treatments may also be performed to tighten the skin, leaving the eyes with a more youthful appearance.
This being said, blepharoplasty can be quite expensive—and it requires rigorous aftercare and long periods of downtime (usually 1–3 weeks). As such, it is a less than optimal choice for many pati ...