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.
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.
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.
That cute new sleeveless dress in the store? Forget it. That form-fitting t-shirt that would show off your abs so handsomely? Forget it. The term “axillary hyperhidrosis” may not mean much to most people, but if you're someone who suffers from excessive underarm sweating, you know first-hand how negatively axillary hyperhidrosis can affect your daily life.
Choosing a doctor who will perform your cosmetic or reconstructive surgery is perhaps the single most important decision you will make in this process. Your selection will have a significant impact on your results. This is true for any surgery, really, but for procedures like rhinoplasty or a facelift, there is a certain skill and artistry that can make all the difference in your outcome. It is important that you do not assume competence in every surgeon. You will want to look for accreditation that verifies the doctor’s medical knowledge, surgical skill, and real patient experience performing the same type of procedure that you will be undergoing. In this post, we hope to help guide you through this critical decision.
We live in a time of incredible technology where the world is at your fingertips. Anything you need to do to operate in our advanced world is right there on your phone. Amazing as this is, it can pose some serious security risks if you’re banking or trading stocks right there on your phone. If you have a password keeper that can be viewed once someone gains access to your phone, you might be in some big trouble. Identity theft is a real crime and in 2019, 14.4 million people were its victims. So how are tech companies helping consumers combat this real threat? Facial recognition is one way. We know what you’re thinking - a facelift purposely alters the appearance of the face. How will that affect facial recognition on my phone? What about all of the other applications of the technology? Let’s explore.
Cosmetic surgery has long been viewed as a way to turn back the hands of time and erase the unkind effects of gravity, age, sun exposure, and a carefree lifestyle. We have watched celebrities grasp for youth - some have had successful procedures, while others have gone a little too far and ended up looking more like a caricature of themselves. Plastic surgery is a last resort for the ultra-vain, right? Wrong! At least, not anymore. Over the past 10 years or so, the field of cosmetic and plastic surgery has seen such incredible advancements in technique and capability that it is drawing in an entirely new clientele. Let’s find out why Millennials are becoming more and more interested in non- and minimally-invasive procedures across the country.
Life in Colorado’s arid climate and mile-high elevation can pose unique challenges for proper skincare. At Raval Facial Aesthetics, we are often asked if these factors have any effect on the outcome of facial rejuvenation procedures. And while that’s a great thing to consider, the impacts of our climate and altitude have more to do with sun exposure and dry skin. Let’s find out what you can do to maintain a healthy, youthful face at home in the Mile High City. We’ll also talk about some easy and affordable treatments you can have done right in our office.
There are several major considerations to make when deciding whether you will have cosmetic surgery or even a less invasive enhancement procedure. Cost is a big one and it can be difficult to navigate health insurance policies to find out what is and is not covered. Different insurance companies have different guidelines and individual plans also vary widely. If you have a flexible spending account (FSA) or a health savings account (HSA), your options will vary as well. Here we will explain the differences in procedures and provide some information that will help you wade through the health insurance wave pool.
Although the name of this procedure may sound a little painful – the needling part – it is only mildly uncomfortable. Just as the name implies, this procedure uses micro needle - a tool called the Rejuvapen - to create invisible, vertical, micro perforations into the top layer of skin. Your body responds to these microscopic injuries by activating the natural healing process, increasing blood flow to the area and producing new collagen and elastin. Most patients end up with brighter, more youthful looking skin after this quick, 30-60 minute treatment.