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How do you choose which one Ultherapy or Elixis is best for you?
Both Ulthera and Exilis are non-invasive skin tightening procedures. Ulthera utilizes ultrasound while Exilis utilizes radiofrequency. In an effort to achieve the desired result, a series of treatments may be of benefit. One question that remains to be answered is how long the results last from either of these modalities. For patients seeking brow lift, I favor an endoscopic brow lift to achieve the desired result, with or without an upper eyelid lift( the decision for upper lid lift is determined based on how much excess upper eyelid skin is present.
Some patients considering plastic surgery make the mistake of assuming that their doctor or surgeon will tell them everything that they need to know. It is important to remember that you are ultimately responsible of your own health and safety and performing due diligence is essential. The following are questions that you should consider asking potential surgeons during your consultations:
1. Are you board certified in plastic surgery?
Almost all practicing physicians are board certified in some specialty. There are several certifying boards for plastic surgeons. You should look up your surgeon on their websites and also read about their qualifying standards.
2. How many times have you performed this procedure?
It may seem like an awkward question to ask, but you do not want an inexperienced surgeon performing a procedure that could permanently change the way that you look. One surgeon might be an expert in rhinoplasty, for example, performing hundreds or even thousands each year, but they may not perform ear surgery, for instance, on a very regular basis.
3. Where will you perform the procedure, and do you have hospital privileges?
Many cosmetic procedures are performed in-office, in an office-based surgical facility, or outpatient surgery center. If this is the case for you, make sure that the office or center is state-licensed for surgical procedures. If you are having an inpatient procedure, be sure that your surgeon has privileges at an accredited hospital.
4. What are the risks and complications associated with this surgery?
Most surgeons will refuse to perform a procedure on a patient if there is any major risk involved, but it is still wise to be prepared for any problems that may arise.
5. How long will the recovery period be?
You should have a firm understanding of the recovery process, including knowing what you will need to do to care for yourself and how long the recovery will take. Jumping too quickly back into normal activities may cause further complications.
If you are interested in any facial cosmetic procedure, the staff at Batniji Facial Plastic Surgery of Newport Beach, CA, are available to assist you with a consultation. Contact them today at 949-650-8882.
With such a harsh sounding name, it is no surprise that there are many myths and much misinformation surrounding the chemical peel procedure. A few chemical peel myths are detailed below:
1. A chemical peel will make my face look raw.
There are three types of chemical peels--light, medium, and deep. While it is sometimes true that a deep peel may leave the skin tender and pink, the pinkness usually subsides within a week. For lighter peels, there is not much redness.
2. I don’t need to see a physician to get a chemical peel.
At-home chemical peels a usually weak and most likely will not give you the results that you are looking for. There are many spas that perform chemical peels, but patients should be wary of going to such places. Spa employees may not have a strong understanding of the medical needs of your skin type. They may also not be able to help you if complications arise.
3. I will see results immediately after a chemical peel.
Unfortunately, your skin is going to look worse before it gets better. Depending on the strength of the peel, it may take up to two weeks before you have your desired look. You must be patient and have realistic expectations for your recovery.
4. I will have to avoid all sun exposure after a chemical peel.
The idea of not being able to go outdoors seems especially depressing, especially in an area like Southern California. After a peel your skin will be sensitive, and you do need to take extra care of it. Unprotected skin exposure can cause early aging, so it is important to wear sunscreen and cover up when you are outside.
If you are interested in learning more about chemical peels, contact Newport Beach facial plastic surgeon Dr. Batniji today for a consultation at 949-650-8882.
Botox is a very well-known and popular wrinkle treatment today. It is, perhaps, best known for treating frown lines, also known as glabellar lines or the “11’s”. In fact, it is those small, vertical lines between the brows that Botox is FDA-approved to treat. However, Botox is effective in treating other lines and wrinkles on the face and even the neck.
Botox is a neuromodulator. Unlike injectable fillers which fill in and plump up static wrinkles, Botox is effective in treating dynamic wrinkles. These are the wrinkles caused by the repeated or overactive muscle action associated with certain facial movements and expressions. Frown lines, for example, occur from drawing the brows together, often when frowning or squinting. When injected into the underlying muscle responsible for these movements, Botox relaxes the muscle, thus reducing or eliminating the presence of the wrinkle for up to three to four months.
Though the frown lines are the most commonly treated lines with Botox, there are other facial lines and wrinkles which, though off label, can be successfully treated as well. It is important to note, however, that use in other areas of the face, particularly the lower face, is often less frequently done and typically requires additional skill and experience.
To learn more about Botox wrinkle treatments, contact renowned facial plastic surgeon Dr. Rami K. Batniji of Newport Beach, California, at (949) 650-8882.
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