Cosmetic Injectables are a used for a "quick" lift
Since aging never pauses, we have to anti age everyday. I keep recommending injectable fillers because they really work to help defy aging. A Liquid Facelift is a great way to rejuvenate the face instantly and look years younger. I treat these areas most often:
Temples, Tear Troughs, Above the ear, Jawline, Cheeks, Eye area, Mouth & lips, Nasolabial folds. Injections are done in my office and take only a few minutes. There’s little or no downtime. We use different fillers for different reasons, since each has its own merits. For example, hyaluronic acid fillers such as Juvederm® give an immediate lift, smooth away moderate to severe wrinkles and restore youthful contour. It’s versatile and lasts up to 18 months.
There are several great injectable formulas available, and we’ll educate you about them and help you make the best choice. Often, we use a combination, like Juvederm® and BOTOX®, to get the best results. I never recommend or use anything that is not tried and true. I want you to get the most nautral looking results possible!
One other critical factor in getting great results from injectables is the “injector.” Special training and understanding of the complex facial anatomy along with knowing how to do the injections is critical. I am an expert injector, not bragging, just a fact that’s very important. Next time I’m going to talk about the Vampire Facelift. You’ll be amazed. Until then: Keep putting your best face forward. For more information on Juvederm and Botox visit our website.
Fat can be your "Friend"...
Fat in the wrong places can be your worst enemy, but when it comes to facial aging, fat is key. With aging and dieting, we often lose fat in the wrong places. Places it needs to be in order to retain a youthful look. Here’s how it goes:
- At Birth the face is round with enough evenly distributed fat.
- Mid to late 20’s facial fat starts to degrade (not visible yet).
- Early 30’s and more fat loss – a more heart or oval shaped face emerges with fuller cheeks and a narrow chin area.
- The 40’s ushers in more fat loss in the cheeks causing mid face droop and jowls.
- By age 50 extreme fat loss shows as the face takes on a square or inverted triangle shape.
One “key” to restoring a youthful facial contour and shape is more fat volume in the face. Fat grafting is a wonderful procedure that produces natural, long lasting results – using your own excess body fat. We simply take excess fat from an area of abundance and “transplant it” to the desired area. There is no risk of rejection or allergic reaction since it comes from your body. Downtime is minimal and the results well worth the effort.
I know it can be so confusing to know which is the right procedure – there are many good choices. I try to keep you up on the best of the best. I know what works, what looks and feels natural, and what is lasting. I’m sold on Fat grafting (Fat injections, etc). By the way, we use it to rejuvenate many areas of the body like the back of the hands etc.
Bottom line is…we’ve learned from Hollywood celebs that starting in your 30’s or 40’s and doing small anti aging procedures, keeps you looking younger…always.
Fat Grafting – keep it in mind. You may want to use it sometime soon. Yours for Natural Beauty,
We’re on the downside of summer and chances are you’ve had some great family times including beach or poolside time. This means “sun” exposure. At the beginning of summer I wrote about ways to protect your skin and eyes from the harmful UV rays. But, regardless of how faithful we are using sun screen, hats and sun glasses, we will get some exposure. Along with the sun, there’s everyday pollution that speeds up aging skin.
I love to recommend Obagi skin care systems because they work everytime…all the time. Obagi corrects the function and health of the skin by getting into the cells and working from the inside out.
I’ve had many years to prove the various products and procedures I use and recommend. Without exception and regardless of skin type or skin condition, the Obagi NuDerm system gets superior results time after time.
Obagi is pharmaceutical grade and physician directed (you can get it from me). It corrects signs of aging and prevents future damage by restoring healthy skin cell function.
My patients glow when using Obagi…minus wrinkles, fine lines, sagging, uneven pigmentation and more. It helps your skin look and act healthier!
Briefly – here’s how it works:
- Penetrates to the deepest dermal layer
- Old cells are replaced with new ones within 6 weeks
- Your skin begins producing normal, healthy cells – faster
- Melanin is more evenly distributed
- Collagen and elastin production is stimulated
- Your skin “glows” during this transformation phase
- The process is ongoing
- Your new, more youthful look continues on your maintenance program
At the end of summer…we all need to rejuvenate our facial skin. Obagi is up to the task and one of the best options I can recommend. To learn more about Obagi click here.
Helping you keep your best face forward!
Dr. Steven Davison