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Amy Raval

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How to Improve Acne Scars

Posted by Amy Raval on Jan 20, 2021 1:46:00 PM

Acne. Just that one little word can bring up a host of memories. Many of us endured its wrath through our teenage years and have the scars to prove it. And some of us still battle acne into adulthood. Whatever your story may be, if your face tells the tale of how acne has affected you, you will want to read this article. Here, we cover six different treatment options for improving acne scars and help guide you toward choosing the one that may be best suited to your unique situation.

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Types of Nose Surgery

Posted by Amy Raval on Jan 14, 2021 1:13:21 PM

The term “nose job” has been around for several decades and is really an oversimplification of a complex set of surgeries that require distinct skill and artistry to perform. There are several types of nose surgeries, some for cosmetic revision and some to correct serious medical issues. There are also different techniques used and the level of invasiveness also varies. Let’s dive a little deeper into the world of nose surgery.

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Laser Skin Resurfacing

Posted by Amy Raval on Oct 1, 2020 1:58:30 PM

Treating skin annoyances like sagging, fine wrinkles, age spots, and mild acne scars has never been easier. Many of the options available to correct these issues are so quickly done, you can stop by our office on your lunch hour. They are safe and effective and can do wonders to restore a vibrant, youthful appearance that can last for years. Curious about how it works and if you may be a good candidate? Keep reading for all you need to know!

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Nasal Valve Collapse: Symptoms and Treatment

Posted by Amy Raval on Sep 28, 2020 3:07:00 PM

Has your partner been nudging you awake at night, trying to stop your snoring? Or maybe you just can’t seem to get a good night’s sleep because you can’t breathe normally. Maybe it’s a cold or allergies, or it’s possible that you have a deviated septum. You could also be suffering from vestibular stenosis or nasal valve collapse. Our nostrils lead to passages inside our nose, called valves because they control the amount of air we take in. The pressure caused by incoming air causes the valves to collapse slightly, then reopen as we exhale. You can see this for yourself if you look in the mirror and then inhale sharply. You’ll see the sides of your nose “cave in” a bit. The normal functioning of this opening and collapsing process is impacted when there is a nasal valve collapse.

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Rhinoplasty Results

Posted by Amy Raval on Sep 14, 2020 9:42:00 AM

Rhinoplasty is a popular procedure, also known as a nose job. More than 200,000 rhinoplasty procedures were performed last year in America. These are not only cosmetic surgeries, but also structural repairs that correct breathing problems for many people. If you’ve been looking for a solution to your breathing difficulty or the right fix for a nose that you’re unhappy with, you might consider rhinoplasty. Its versatile nature means that it can produce either dramatic or subtle cosmetic results and it can also make breathing a whole lot easier. Let’s take a closer look at the results you can expect with rhinoplasty.

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Rhinoplasty Recovery

Posted by Amy Raval on Aug 20, 2020 3:53:28 PM

Your decision to have a rhinoplasty surgery, whether for cosmetic or functional purposes, was surely a long thought out and well researched one. You likely spent several months, if not years, thinking and learning about the procedure to be sure that it was the route you wanted to take. You may still be in the decision making phase and that’s great! You may also be headed into the operating room very soon. In either case, it’s important to know what to expect for the first few weeks after your procedure. Let’s talk about a few things that you should consider regarding rhinoplasty recovery.

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Non-Opioid Pain Management: Celebrex

Posted by Amy Raval on Aug 4, 2020 4:05:00 PM

If you are considering a cosmetic procedure at Raval Facial Aesthetics and are concerned about pain management during your recovery, you can sleep easy knowing that our caring staff has been providing exceptional care for many years. We understand that you want minimal pain post-surgery and we are well equipped to help you accomplish that safely. In light of the addictive nature of opioids and being fully aware of the opioid crisis facing our nation, Dr. Raval has routinely prescribed Celebrex for several years.

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Wrinkle Treatment and More for Your Eyes

Posted by Amy Raval on Jul 27, 2020 12:00:00 AM

Time is not often kind to our bodies, is it? We can all see its effects with a simple glance in the mirror. Aging is inevitable, but having it written all over your face (literally) is not! If you’ve begun to notice some fine lines at the corners of your eyes or some dark circles underneath them, you know what we’re talking about. Your eyes can be a dead giveaway of your age - or worse, they can make you look older than you are! Sagging or drooping eyelids and puffy bags under the eyes are pretty common, but they don’t need to be. In this article, we take a look at some options that are available to those looking to spruce up their eyes a bit. 

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4 Surprising Benefits of Plastic Surgery

Posted by Amy Raval on Jul 23, 2020 7:30:00 AM

There is no denying that cosmetic surgery is a popular option for people seeking a rejuvenated, youthful look. Plastic surgery is also an option for patients who need a medical condition corrected, like a deviated septum or collapsed nasal valve. In fact, 18.1 million cosmetic procedures were performed in the US in 2019 - 16.3 million of those were minimally invasive. Botox, dermal fillers, chemical peels, laser hair removal, and laser skin treatments were the top procedures - each can be done at a short office visit and don’t involve much recovery time. Why are so many Americans turning to cosmetic procedures to achieve improvements in their physical appearance? We know of 4 great benefits that our clients experience consistently.

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Spider Veins and Varicose Veins, What’s the Difference?

Posted by Amy Raval on Jul 10, 2020 12:00:00 AM

As we age, it is not uncommon to begin seeing more veins, blood vessels, and capillaries underneath our skin. That’s because the body slows its production of collagen as time goes on. Collagen helps the dermis (the middle layer of our skin) repair itself when injured or otherwise compromised. With less of that healing power, our skin appears to thin and we can start to see the fine network of our circulatory system. While this is helpful in an anatomy class, on a mannequin, it’s not really desirable on us real life humans - especially if it’s varicose or spider veins that are becoming visible. Let’s learn more about each of those afflictions and what you can do about them.

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