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Raval Facial Aesthetics Blog

What Are the Risks of Laser Skin Treatment?

Posted by Amy Raval on Feb 24, 2020 2:21:43 PM

The laser technology used in skin treatment is proven to effectively firm, tighten, and add radiance to your skin in a manner less invasive than traditional cosmetic surgery, making it a popular option for people with a variety of skin complaints. While the technology improves rapidly, it still feels new to many people, thus prompting questions about the risks of laser skin treatment. Highly trained providers can provide the most current laser treatments suitable to your skin to minimize any risk and maximize results.

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Photoaging: How the Sun Damages Skin

Posted by Amy Raval on Jan 27, 2020 10:00:00 AM

Sunshine, though lovely as it is, is the #1 beauty burglar. Most people are aware that sun exposure can cause damage to our skin since it usually only takes one bar sunburn to learn. What you may not know is that the sun is responsible for as much as 90% of skin aging. Over-exposure to the sun can cause premature skin aging and, much more seriously, it can cause skin cancer. How does that happen?

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An Overview Of The Combo Lift

Posted by Amy Raval on Jan 23, 2020 6:46:00 AM

The Combo Lift is an innovative facial treatment that is designed to address some of the most common aging concerns. As the years pass, gravity slowly starts to take a toll on your skin by pulling it down. The Combo Lift restores the youthful appearance of your face by simply lifting it back up and restoring the volume of your face with fillers. Like the name suggests, the Combo Lift is basically a combined facial lifting: during this cosmetic procedure, the face is lifted up and at the same time, the surgeon adds extra volume to certain parts of the face (such as the cheeks) to make it look fuller and younger.

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What is a facelift?

Posted by Amy Raval on Jan 16, 2020 7:30:00 AM

A facelift (or rhytidectomy) is a surgical procedure to rejuvenate the lower third of the face and sometimes neck The three most common types of facelift procedures are:

  • the mini-lift
  • the MACS facelift
  • the traditional facelift
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What are the Possible Risks of Facelift Surgery?

Posted by Amy Raval on Jan 6, 2020 12:00:00 AM

All surgical procedures, no matter how small, carry some degree of risk. Although very rare, the risks associated with a facelift can include:

  • An unsatisfactory result
  • Bleeding and/or infection
  • Hematoma, and 
  • Nerve damage

While the likelihood of experiencing complications typically diminishes during the post-operative healing process, it is important for surgical patients to familiarize themselves with possible risks and consult an experienced surgeon to minimize them. Let's take a look at some of the more common risks. 

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Looking your best its all about maintenance

Posted by Amy Raval on Jan 3, 2020 3:15:16 PM

Women (and men, too!) come to Raval Facial Aesthetics for one reason: we all want to look our best. Since we are all different, “best” can mean a lot of things, but we know improvement when we see it. We feel more confident. However, it usually takes multiple appointments to achieve those optimal results you want, as well as periodic future maintenance.

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The Difference Between Botox and Dysport

Posted by Amy Raval on Jan 2, 2020 3:44:00 PM

Botox and Dysport are both brand names of the protein that is injected underneath the skin to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The word Botox has become something like Kleenex when it comes to tissue. It's a brand name that serves as a generic term for all brands in the category. Botox and Dysport are both botulinum toxin A products, but there are subtle differences that you'll want to know about when choosing the best fit for you.

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Nose Tip Refinement Rhinoplasty

Posted by Amy Raval on Dec 27, 2019 6:02:00 PM

The thought of having a full nose job (or rhinoplasty surgery) can be overwhelming and intimidating, even if you really want to change the way your nose looks. Have you considered the possibility that you do not need to change the entire structure or appearance of your nose? Perhaps it’s only the tip that needs work. If so, tip refinement rhinoplasty may be all you need to achieve your desired changes.

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Non-surgical Rhinoplasty: The Liquid Nose Job

Posted by Amy Raval on Dec 19, 2019 5:59:00 PM

Unhappy with the appearance of your nose, but not convinced you want to undergo surgery? Your hesitation is warranted since any kind of surgery, especially one that alters your appearance, a serious decision. Rhinoplasty, like all surgical procedures, comes with risks and significant cost. Plus, you’ll have to set aside substantial downtime for recovery. However, if the changes you want to make are relatively minor, you may have a non-surgical alternative. Let's talk about the Liquid Nose Job.

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5 Questions to Ask About Anesthesia for Surgery

Posted by Amy Raval on Dec 11, 2019 10:00:00 AM

Here at Raval Facial Aesthetics, prospective patients often ask about anesthesia. If you’re considering nose or facelift surgery, it’s important to know that not all plastic surgeons approach anesthesia the same way. We recommend you ask these 5 questions.

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