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Blepharoplasty or Browlift

Blepharoplasty or Brow lift?
 
Blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure to remove excess skin and muscle from both the upper and lower eyelids along with underlying fatty tissue.  Blepharoplasty can improve drooping skin and bagginess.  It can help improve vision in older patients who have hooding of their upper eyelids.  Although it can add an upper eyelid crease to the Asian eyelid, it will not erase evidence of one's racial or ethnic heritage.  Blepharoplasty will not remove "crows feet" or other wrinkles, eliminate dark circles under the eyes or lift sagging eyebrows.

12 Month Skin Care Calender

12 MONTH SKIN CARE CALENDER
 
January, February, March=  Dry Skin Season.
Moisturizing is key.  Using a moisturizer that is oil based preferably with glycerine, rather than a water based moisturizer.
Heating systems also dry our skin, use humidifiers to add more moisture into the air.  Avoid harsh chemical peels or alcohol based toners.  Wash with warm water rather than hot and avoid steam so not to create lipid barriers from breaking down.
 
Make sure to moisturize at least twice daily, drink plenty of water and visit your aesthetician for hydrating facials.

HELLO BLACKHEADS!

SUN AND CLEANSE
 
The warm weather is upon us, and whether we are going to the beach, planting, or just enjoying the outdoor activites our skin, ( our body glove )  is most likely starting to feel and look like a worn glove.  Steam opens your pores and allows them to breath.  When we are outdoors in this warm climate our pores open, and our sweat glands produce more moisture.  This moisture travels into those opened pores and  that sweat becomes dirt and bacteria.

Botox and Fillers

BOTOX / FILLERS
 
I am often presented with the same question, what is Botox and where may I inject
Botox and is it really safe?
 
OnabotulinumatoxinA  is the unabbreviated name for Botox Cosmetic.  Botox cosmetic is a presccription medicine that is injected into muscles particularly those found inbetween the eyes ( glabella ) the lines of the forehead as well as crows feet to temporarily treat moderate to severe frown lines in adults.  Botox Cosmetic is not the same as another botulinum toxin product and there has not been any confirmed serious cases of spread toxin effect when Botox Cosmetic has been used with its recommended dose to treat frown lines.

PORES

Lavender's Lair April Hot Topic......PORES......
 
Often times I get asked the same question over and over again...."What can I do about my pores?"  Let's first start off with what most of us already know, and that is  a pore is a small opening in the skin, which left untreated will consistently fill itself with sebum.  Microdermabrasions, certain types of chemical peels like salicylic and benzoyl peroxide washes help shrink the size of pores.  When having facials add a high frequency treatment to your service.

Breast Augmentation, Saline or Silicone

Lavender's Lair  HOT TOPIC FOR MARCH...Breast Augmentation  Saline or Silicone.  Most frequently asked questions.
 
Are they safe?  Yes.
 
Are you able to breast feed afterwards?  Yes  ( although, placement through the aereola my conflict with breast feeding ).
 
Are you at risk for losing sensation?  Possibly, but chances are increased if placement is through the aereola.
 
Where is the safest and best location for implant placement and why?  I personally believe that the safest area to place the implants is the inframmary crease, otherwise directly underneath your breast at the fold.

February's Hot Topic "Collagen"

Lavender's Lair    FEBRUARY'S HOT TOPIC  "Collagen"
 
    What is collagen?  Collagen is a fibrous protein found in the extracellular matrix and consists in about 1/4 of your body.  It is used to connect and support other body tissues.   Without it, the body should literally fall apart.
     Collagen works hand in hand with elastin for firmness and strength.  Blood vessels and keratin rely on collagen.
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