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Raval Facial Aesthetics Blog

Laser Acne Scar Treatments

Posted by Amy Raval on Mar 15, 2020 1:36:00 PM

Acne affects both teens and adults, women and men. In fact, the American Academy of Dermatology notes that acne incidence in adults is on the rise, affecting as many as 15% of women into their 30s and 40s. As if acne itself isn’t frustrating enough, it can leave behind permanent scars. Fortunately, laser acne scar treatment can significantly improve both the texture and tone of your skin.

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Dermaplaning Versus Microdermabrasion

Posted by Amy Raval on Mar 10, 2020 10:00:00 AM

If you are looking for a cosmetic procedure that will help you achieve smoother facial skin, have you considered chemical peels, dermaplaning or microdermabrasion? Each of these techniques are non-invasive and can provide excellent rejuvenating results. Patients wishing to avoid chemicals often wonder how to decide between dermaplaning and microderabrasion. It can be tricky to decide which option is best, so let’s see how they compare.

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Introducing PDO Thread Lifts

Posted by Amy Raval on Mar 5, 2020 6:53:00 AM

When you hear the term “injectables,” you may think of dermal fillers and Botox. Well, it’s time to expand your thinking because now there is an injectable option that can do even more. Much more. A thread lift can lift, tighten, firm, and smooth your skin, producing more visible, longer-lasting results. 

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What is Restylane Lyft?

Posted by Amy Raval on Feb 27, 2020 7:30:00 AM

Restylane Lyft is a non-surgical, highly effective, versatile treatment to smooth facial wrinkles. It  is produced by Galderma and belongs to the family of Restylane fillers . It is the first and only approved filler which can be used to treat both smile lines as well as the mid face area.  
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Can People with Sensitive Skin Still Have Laser Skin Treatments?

Posted by Amy Raval on Feb 24, 2020 2:22:09 PM

Laser treatment stands out as an effective option for a wide array of skin issues, from hyperpigmentation and wrinkles to scarring, birthmarks, and certain veins. While it is appropriate for most skin types, those of you with sensitive skin may be wondering if laser treatment is right for you.

If you’re starting out with sensitive skin or eczema, both of which compromise your skin’s barrier function, you may experience more sensitivity than that which is typical of a patient with non-sensitive skin.

The good news is that with the right laser, pre- and post-care, and provider, many people with sensitive skin can benefit from well-executed laser skin treatment.

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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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