Lifting Your Spirits-and Your Face!

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Facelifts are one of the most common cosmetic surgeries available to the public, with thousands done every year in the United States alone. As we age, the skin on our faces loosens and wrinkles. That is simple a fact of life. For those who are aging less gracefully than others, a face lift can be done. Talk to a cosmetic surgeon today to learn how a face lift can work for you. Most frequently, face lifts are done in conjunction with other types of cosmetic surgeries.

Facelifts cannot stop you from aging. Once you have a facelift, your skin will still continue to age, so you may not see the results you hope for. This is not your doctor’s fault-this is life. Medicine can only do so much to improve our looks. At your initial consultation, your doctor will go over how the face lift will work for you and talk to you about the results you will see. In most cases, you will be able to see a digitally enhanced version of your face as it will appear after surgery. Make sure that your doctor answers all of your questions.

The actual face lift begins with a few small incisions-at the temple near the hairline, below the earlobe, and behind the ear in the hair. The muscles and sagging tissues in your face will be tightened and excess skin will be removed. The result is a lifted face, hence the name. Your doctor will then stitch the incisions. In some cases, small inquisitions will be made used the chin as well to lift the neck.

Facelifts usually take about two to three hours to complete and can be done in a hospital or in your doctor’s surgical office suite. An anesthesiologist will provide either light sedation or deep sedation, depending on your preference, and in most cases, you can return home that day night. The amount of pain you will experience depends on the amount of cosmetic surgery being done, and this also affects the amounts of swelling you will see and recovery time.

Remember that a face lift is still a surgery, even though they are usually done casually in the United States. There are still very real risks involved, and you will need at least two weeks to fully recover. Face lifts are not for everyone, including people who have health risks. The best candidates are those with good skin elasticity, non smokers, and those who have taken the time to think through the process and expect realistic results.

Safer And More Effective Than Botox? Shocking Results by Deanna Barducci

Safer And More Effective Than Botox? Shocking Results by Deanna Barducci

Are the new Argireline Wrinkle Relaxing Creams as effective as Botox?
For many women, wrinkles and fine lines are the an unforgiving reminder of the ravages of time. Looking into the mirror and seeing a face filled with wrinkles, weathered skin, and fine lines can be psychologically difficult to deal with, but it’s all a part of getting older, right?
Well, yes and no. Of course, our skin will age as we grow older, but in this day and age we can take steps to reduce the appearance of aging and facial wrinkles. Recent surveys indicate that 70% of the female population over 35 will look for answers to their aging faces. Many will opt for plastic surgery, Botox® or chemical peels. Countless others will search for youth in a jar in the form of a cream. Up until recently some of these so called wrinkle creams have gotten mixed reviews. While they may have offered quality moisturizing and protection from the elements their impact was not as great in eliminating or reducing the appearance of fine lines or wrinkles.
Wrinkle fighting breakthrough: Rejuvinol™ and Rejuvox™ with Argireline
Recently Argireline, a unique new peptide ingredient that reduces the degree of existing facial wrinkles and has been demonstrated to be effective against their development, has been added to the formulas of the newest dermaceutical wrinkle creams. The Argireline containing wrinkle creams in controlled studies have demonstrated that facial wrinkle depth can be reduced in the forehead and around the eyes. These results validate the prevention of apparent facial skin aging. Skin topographic analysis done on healthy women validates the biochemical mechanism of action for these Argireline containing creams. The physical results have been amazing.
Nancy, a youthful 42 year old administrative assistant from Pompano Beach, Florida used a popular AM/PM Argireline based skin care system for three months. The product Rejuvinol™ was used in the morning and the Rejuvox™ was used just before bedtime. These formulas contained 5% high grade Argireline with additional anti-aging ingredients such as hyaluronic acid and glycolic acid. “I noticed a difference right away” Nancy stated, “My skin seemed to tighten up and by the second month the crows feet were dramatically diminished. I can’t imagine stopping the use of these products.”
Many of these Argireline based products can help people take years off their face, without resorting to Botox® injections or costly chemical peels or face-lifts. Products like Rejuvinol™ and Rejuvox™ are setting the standard for future Argireline based skin care products. Argireline wrinkle relaxing creams are definitely worth a try. They may not have the impact of plastic surgery but the risk to reward ratio is much better. You can get a bad face lift or have an expressionless face with Botox® while these new creams offer quality results without taking unnecessary risks.

Platelet Gels in Plastic Surgery

Platelet Gels in Plastic Surgery

Not everyone looks forward to any surgical procedure. In fact, even the most enthusiastic person about getting the best results from any procedure certainly feels uneasy and is concerned about the whole thing.

What if the scars won’t fade? What if I don’t heal that fast? Would I be getting good results out of this? Is this worth it all?

There are a lot more concerns of course. The list could go on, but they would only show one thing: going through surgery, no matter how amazing the consequences would be, is not easy especially if the focus shift on to the fearsome world of wounds, scars, and results.

Fortunately, a lot of these worries can be eliminated now that platelet gels have come into existence. Platelet gels, also known as Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) has been known to improve the healing of surgical wounds, which in turn minimizes infection, swelling, pain, bruising, and scarring. PRP does all this while hastening the closure of the wound and improving incision lines.

Platelet-Rich Plasma is derived from the patient’s own blood. At the time of surgery, the plastic surgeon draws approximately 50 cc of the patient’s blood and he places that in a specialized centrifuge that spins and automatically separates the red blood cells from the plasma. The plasma is further centrifuged to concentrate the autologous platelets and the patient’s natural growth factors. The plastic surgeon can now use it as needed in the surgical procedure.

PRP is 100% biocompatible and safe as it poses no infectious risks to patients due to the fact that it came from the patient’s own plasma.

The issue behind faster wound healing is largely attributed to the role platelets play in the whole process. Platelets provide initial homeostasis and release mediators to help modulate the inflammatory response. Growth factors, which are found in platelets, are proteins that aid in tissue or wound repair, which starts during clot formation. This way, patients undergoing plastic surgery like rhinoplasty, will be assured that the procedure won’t scar them for life, thanks to this amazing technique.

Tracing its roots, Platelet-Rich Plasma was introduced in the oral and maxilofacial surgery years ago. A preliminary study concerning the use of PRP has shown that the injury of the alveoloplasty healed more quickly in the patients in which plasma enriched gel was employed. Patients experienced less pain and edema in the postoperative period. Hence, the same study recommends Platelet Rich Plasma as a valid protocol for the reconstruction in patients with congenital alveolar clefts.

With PRP’s excellence in speeding up the healing process, it is of no surprise that plastic surgeons are using it for their surgical operations. Besides, PRP is the only available product that contains elevated levels of natural occurring growth factors. That makes it the only solid and rational choice.

Individuals seeking help in improving their looks without the terror of scars can now fully place their confidence in the plastic surgery field. The methods are generally gearing towards giving patients the best results possible, while minimizing, if not eliminating the discomfort and hassle normally associated with the procedure.