SECOND QUARTER 2006, VOLUME 20, NUMBER 2

Spring Ahead with a Rejuvenated You

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Spring Ahead with a Rejuvenated You

Worried about your dermal imperfections? We may be able to help

Ask the Surgeon / Health Tip / What’s New

Little or lot: How can you restore your hair to fullness?

Now is your chance to make improvements before the skin-baring days of summer arrive. The earlier you schedule your rejuvenating procedures the better, since optimal healing usually requires no sun exposure. Check out if these top procedures might be right for you—and schedule them now so you don’t miss any summer fun!.

Facelift
You feel young and vibrant on the inside, but your face is telling a different story. A good candidate is looking to improve the aging face by re-supporting muscles and removing excess skin. The remarkable enhancement to the lower two-thirds of your face not only smoothes the skin and lifts the sagging muscles, but also redefines your jawline. The result is a brighter countenance that matches your youthful inner spirit.

Implants
Some patients have underdeveloped cheekbone structure or, due to the aging process, have loss of soft tissues and the fat pad. This causes skin to sag and the cheek area to appear flattened or sunken and may produce wrinkles around the mouth. Cheek implants provide youthful fullness to the area that is permanent. If you are considering an improvement to your profile and to distinguish your jawline, chin augmentation might be a viable option for you.

Blepharoplasty
The eyes are one of the first facial features to start showing the signs of aging. Are you looking to reduce the puffy bags under your eyes? Maybe the skin in your upper eyelids is starting to sag and weigh down your lid. Blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) can be performed on both the upper and lower eyelids. The procedure removes fat and excess skin from around your eyes, reducing the appearance of bags and wrinkles.

Laser Resurfacing
There have been many advances in laser technology. Consider a photofacial, which uses intense pulsed light (IPL) technology; it is a series of treatments performed over three-week intervals to improve the overall tone and texture of the skin. This helps patients who suffer uneven pigmentation, sun damage, or rosacea. There is no recovery time. More extensive laser resurfacing can be used for scar revision and deep wrinkles.

Soft injectable fillers
There are a number of products on the market that can be injected into your skin to plump up lines, creases, and depressed scars. They may also be used to add fullness to the cheek area or the lips. There is no downtime associated with this procedure, however, the results are temporary, lasting between six and 12 months.

Whether you are considering a surgical procedure or a minimally invasive treatment, now is the time to make that first appointment. Your facial plastic surgeon will discuss your options and answer all of your questions. Take the first step toward a better, revitalized you—you’ll be all set to enjoy a spectacular summer