You only get one skin in your lifetime so it benefits you to treat it right. That includes investing in quality medical grade skincare that will leave your skin looking youthful, hydrates and flawless as you age. Here are some of our staff’s top product picks:
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Updated for 2019
Blepharoplasty, more commonly known as eyelid surgery, is a popular plastic surgery among both men and women. Although it is often a cosmetic procedure, one of the benefits of eyelid surgery is that it can also be used to help correct vision problems caused by severely drooping upper eyelids.
In either case, you should plan to take some time off work and stressful or strenuous activities while you recover from your procedure. To help you make the process as smooth and easy as possible, remember these top three eyelid surgery recovery tips.
1. Keep Your Head Elevated
You’ll need to keep your head elevated above the rest of your body to reduce swelling while you recover from blepharoplasty, even while sleeping.
Many people find that it helps to stack two or three pillows on top of one another to be able to sleep comfortably while keeping their head inclined.
2. Use Cold Compresses to Help with Swelling
After your eyelid surgery, using cold compresses can also help to manage swelling. As a general rule of thumb, apply an ice pack for no more than 20 minutes at a time, then leave it off for 40 minutes. Also, you should never apply ice directly to your skin.
Make sure you’re using either a coated ice pack, or place a towel between the cold surface and your face. Cold therapy is used to reduce pain and swelling, while hot therapy is typically used for muscle and joint stiffness.
3. Follow Your Plastic Surgeon’s Cleansing Guidelines
Proper eyelid hygiene and cleansing are going to be crucial steps to a smooth, seamless eyelid surgery recovery, so make sure you adhere to your plastic surgeon’s guidelines.
Depending on your goals, your plastic surgeon may suggest combining a med spa treatment like BOTOX® to help improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles around the eye area.
If you have questions along the way, do not hesitate to pick up the phone and ask!
Microdermabrasion is a skin rejuvenation procedure that has been used in the United States since the mid-1990s, so medical providers and many patients are familiar with it. In fact, less extensive types of microdermabrasion can be performed at spas and even at home. Microneedling is a much newer alternative that is rapidly gaining popularity because of it’s many benefits. So, what’s the difference between microneedling and microdermabrasion?
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The post care is done and your skin is looking amazing after your recent laser procedure. Now what?
As many of us know, laser treatments are rarely a “one and done” type of procedure and usually require a series of treatments for optimal results. However, there are some post care strategies that you can implement to get the most out of your initial treatment and keep your skin looking amazing in between treatments.
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Warmer weather means sandals, sundresses, sand and sun! However it can also mean rough, dry, and burned skin if you don’t take the necessary steps to keep you skin healthy and protected. Here are 5 tips to help your skin stay beautiful all season long!
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Your eyes can say so much about you, but if you’re concerned that drooping eyelids and fine lines are giving away your age, you may be looking for a surgical solution
that can help to restore a younger appearance.
Here are just some of the many cosmetic and medical benefits that eyelid surgery can offer.
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A mommy makeover is a common combination of plastic surgical procedures (tummy tuck, liposuction and breast enhancement) that helps women regain their pre-pregnancy bodies. However, there are lots of myths regarding this popular cosmetic procedure procedure, making it difficult for women to make an informed decision about undergoing the mommy makeover procedure.
Here are 4 common mommy makeover myths dispelled:
Its just for mothers
It is true that most of the women who opt for a mommy makeover procedure are mothers looking to regain their pre-baby body. However this does not imply that the procedure is meant only for mothers. This cosmetic procedure helps restore the breasts and abdomen of women whose bodies have been effected by significant weight loss, aging, or who are looking to rejuvenate their bodies with the same transformative effects, no matter if they had a child or not.&
There Will Be Extensive Scarring
This is not true as a skilled plastic surgeon is trained in techniques to minimize incisions and reduce the visibility of scars – sometimes completely covering them. In this case, breast incisions are concealed under the breast and tummy tuck incisions are located very low on the abdomen so that they are covered with clothing and most swimsuits. Similarly liposuction scars are rather small and fade over time.
All three procedures need to be done
The biggest myth about mommy makeovers is that it is necessary to perform all its three component elements, a tummy tuck, liposuction, and breast surgery. However this is not at all true as your plastic surgeon will specifically tailor the elements of your mommy makeover so that it meets your individual needs and aesthetic goals.
You don’t need a mommy makeover if you diet and exercise
It is true that adopting healthy eating and exercise habits can help you sculpt your body. However it does not restore your skin’s youthful tautness or help perk up deflated breasts. You need surgical intervention to eliminate excessive stretched skin and for restoring the body’s aesthetic appeal.
The weather outside may be frightful but your skin doesn’t have to be.
Wintertime brings boots, scarves, sweaters, and cozy evenings by the fire but it can also mean dry and flaking skin. Don’t let your skin dry out and look dull by forgetting to implement a winter skin care regimen. Licensed Aesthetician Stephanie Ingersoll has outlined her favorite tips to keep your skin hydrated and healthy through the winter months.
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With baby boomers flush with solid pensions, 401Ks and rising investments, more are splurging on cosmetic surgery. Seniors are increasingly spending on facelifts, eyelifts and other procedures to rejuvenate and refresh their appearance.
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If you’re interested in cosmetic surgery in Oxnard but want to know if your health insurer will cover it, call your health plan and find out. Health insurance companies require the procedure to be “medically necessary” in order to be covered. Some cosmetic procedures are paid for by health insurance companies while others are not.
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