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Raval Facial Aesthetics Blog

What is a liquid facelift?

Posted by Amy Raval on Oct 19, 2018 10:46:01 AM

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.

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Back Off! Laser Hair Removal for Back Hair

Posted by Amy Raval on Oct 19, 2018 10:31:48 AM

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.

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Beyond Laser: Resurfacing Options to Improve Acne Scars

Posted by Amy Raval on Sep 27, 2018 9:57:54 PM

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.

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Can rhinoplasty cause nasal valve collapse?

Posted by Amy Raval on Sep 21, 2018 9:49:37 AM

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.

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Is laser hair removal painful?

Posted by Amy Raval on Sep 14, 2018 1:30:10 PM

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:

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Nose Tip Refinement Rhinoplasty

Posted by Amy Raval on Sep 10, 2018 4:19:08 PM

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.

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What you need to know about facial hair removal

Posted by Amy Raval on Aug 23, 2018 4:10:28 PM

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.

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Laser resurfacing for acne scars

Posted by Amy Raval on Aug 23, 2018 3:35:00 PM

One of the most frustrating skin conditions for men and women is acne scars. Fortunately, there are several different types of treatments available to reduce visible scarring and give your skin a more even tone and smoother texture. One of the most popular options is laser resurfacing.

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Breathe Easy with Nasal Valve Collapse Repair

Posted by Amy Raval on Aug 23, 2018 3:17:56 PM

We all deal with nasal congestion at some point. We get a cold, or we have seasonal allergies, and that makes it difficult to breathe. For some people, however, difficulty breathing is a daily occurrence, thanks to physical abnormalities inside their nose. Nasal valve collapse is a common breathing disorder that can result in severe congestion, snoring, and mouth breathing.

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Non-surgical Rhinoplasty: The Liquid Nose Job

Posted by Amy Raval on Jul 31, 2018 1:44:02 PM

Unhappy with the appearance of your nose, yet not convinced you want facial surgery? It’s a big step, and a serious decision. Rhinoplasty, like all surgical procedures, comes with risks and significant cost. Plus, you’ll have to budget substantial downtime for recovery. However, if the changes you want to make are relatively minor, you may have a non-surgical alternative.

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