The whole point of getting a facelift is to look different, right? Still you, but more youthful. Refreshed. More vibrant. Healthier looking. A facelift does alter your face, at least to some degree. So could those improvements have an unintended downside? What if your phone no longer recognizes you?
You may have heard or read any number of things about what you should – or should not – do after getting Botox or dermal filler injections. Of course you want to do everything you can to make the most of your treatment. But with so much information and opinion out there, it can be hard to separate facts from fiction.
At Raval Facial Aesthetics and ENT, our philosophy is “less is more.” With today’s advanced medical knowledge and techniques, Dr. Jeffrey Raval, MD, MBA, FACS can make smaller changes that achieve big results in keeping your face looking vibrant and youthful. However, sometimes he has to go deeper to achieve the best possible results. That’s where a deep plane facelift comes in.
Who would have imagined a generation ago (or even more recently) that you could enjoy a significant “lift” in facial appearance without ever undergoing surgery? Boy, how times have changed . . . and, boy, are we glad! While there are still times when a bit of surgery is just what the doctor ordered, far less invasive alternatives such as a liquid facelift can be surprisingly (and subtly) effective.
Men are catching on fast to the benefits of professional skin rejuvenation treatments. One of the most frustration skin “conditions” for men is hair – too much hair. Sometimes you want it all gone, sometimes you may want just a bit of thinning. When it comes to your back, though, most men want all or nothing! Whatever your preference, laser hair removal may be a great option for you to get the results you want, virtually permanently.
In a recent blog, we talked about the value of using laser resurfacing treatments to reduce the appearance of acne scars. Laser resurfacing is a common procedure for reducing acne scarring – and often a very effective choice. But laser isn’t always the best option, because there are different types of acne scars and because lasers don’t work equally well on all skin types or colors.
It’s odd to think that surgery to make aesthetic changes to your nose could lead to a different type of nasal problem. But, in certain cases, rhinoplasty can cause nasal valve collapse. That can lead to breathing difficulties. While that may be disappointing, we can fully restore your ability to breathe normally and comfortably.
One of the many benefits of laser hair removal is that it is not painful. Most men and women that choose this procedure say that, when the laser is working, it feels something like being snapped with a rubber band. Now, you wouldn’t go around asking people to snap you with a rubber band, but let’s be honest – it doesn’t really hurt. What’s truly painful is all that rigmarole you’re going through now to get rid of unwanted or excessive hair:
Just because you want to change the way your nose looks does not necessarily mean you need a full nose job. Perhaps it’s only the tip that is the problem, even if the overall appearance seems “off” to you. If so, tip refinement rhinoplasty may all you need to achieve your desired changes.
If you look great in a mustache or beard, facial hair is a good thing. But for most of us, especially women, facial hair is not wanted. And getting rid of it is a constant chore. Isn’t there a better way? Here’s what you need to know about facial hair removal. (Hint: there is no “miracle cure,” but laser hair removal far exceeds the effectiveness of other methods.) Unwanted facial hair can be an aesthetic problem anywhere on the face, typically the eyebrows, cheeks, sideburns, chin, upper lip, and earlobes. There are numerous methods of removing hair, some you can do yourself at home and others that require visiting a salon or medical aesthetic clinic.