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Raval Facial Aesthetics Blog

Laser Resurfacing Under the Eyes

Posted by Amy Raval on Apr 1, 2020 5:04:25 PM

As we get older and start to notice changes in our skin, we are most likely to notice the wrinkles around our eyes first. This skin is the most delicate of all the body and will quickly show signs of ageing and fatigue. There are fewer collagen and elastin fibers around the eye making it more prone to sagging and wrinkling. On top of its delicate nature, the skin around our eyes can show unique conditions such as puffiness, dark circles, milia, wrinkles, and loss of firmness. This is why there is such a massive market for under eye creams and treatments. If you have been throwing your money at these products without real results, you may be considering Laser Skin Resurfacing. Let’s take a look at the procedure and common outcomes as well as risks and recovery times.

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5 Treatments the Raval Team Uses Themselves

Posted by Amy Raval on Mar 27, 2020 9:38:23 AM

If you’ve been thinking about getting some kind of skin rejuvenation treatment, but you’re still on the fence, here’s a fact that should help you decide. Our Raval team members are so impressed with what various treatments can do, we take advantage of them ourselves! If we can do it – and love the results – so can you! Here are 5 of our favorites:

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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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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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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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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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How Botox Works to Reduce Wrinkles

Posted by Amy Raval on Dec 10, 2019 1:36:00 PM

As the most common non-surgical cosmetic procedure in the United States, Botox is used to treat wrinkles, uncontrolled blinking, facial creases and amblyopia (or lazy eye). Botox injections also treat patients who suffer from excessive underarm sweating by calming the muscle that activates sweat glands. It has also been shown to reduce  self-reported depression and chronic headaches. 

Here at Raval Facial Aesthetics and ENT, we use both Botox and Dysport, a similar product from a different manufacturer. Dermal fillers we use include Restylane, Restylane Silk, Restylane Lyft, Juvéderm, and Voluma. All of these can help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, although certain products work better for deeper folds and some are formulated specifically for the lips or cheeks.

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