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Raval Facial Aesthetics Blog

4 Surprising Benefits of Plastic Surgery

Posted by Amy Raval on Jul 23, 2020 7:30:00 AM

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.

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Spider Veins and Varicose Veins, What’s the Difference?

Posted by Amy Raval on Jul 10, 2020 12:00:00 AM

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.

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Summer is a Great Time for Microneedling

Posted by Amy Raval on Jun 12, 2020 9:00:00 AM

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. 

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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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5 Things You Can Do Now About Wrinkles

Posted by Amy Raval on Mar 28, 2019 1:43:00 PM

It's just not fun! We all get wrinkles as we age. However, there are multiples things we can do to combat those little pesky lines on a daily basis. Whether you want to do something simple that's a part of your daily routine or something more aggressive, we have some answers for you!

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5 Products or Procedures Raval Employees Use Themselves

Posted by Amy Raval on Mar 28, 2019 1:41:00 PM

Our clients at Rocky Mountain Laser Aesthetics often ask us for recommendations. After all, that’s what a consultation is for – our knowledgeable staff can help you choose the product or procedure that’s exactly right for you. Occasionally, someone asks for the ultimate recommendation – what procedures or products do we use ourselves to keep our skin looking fresh and healthy?

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HOW DO BOTOX AND DYSPORT WORK?

Posted by Amy Raval on Mar 28, 2019 1:41:00 PM

You may not be aware that, over time, slight furrowing and frowning are causing severe facial signs of aging. The brain impulsively sends messages to facial muscles to tighten and tense every day. Your instinct to wrinkle is hard-wired.

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What is a Microdermabrasion Treatment?

Posted by Amy Raval on Mar 28, 2019 1:41:00 PM

Microdermabrasion is a great way to get healthy looking, glowing skin! It consists of a hand-piece with a diamond particle embedded tip that is combined with a vacuum to rejuvenate the skin. Used with precision to remove the dead outer layer of your skin, it brings smoother, softer skin to the surface. A microdermabrasion treatment is the most trusted gentle, non-invasive skin rejuvenation therapy available today.

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Dr. Raval's Do's & Don'ts for Aging Prevention

Posted by Amy Raval on Mar 28, 2019 1:40:00 PM

The passage of time cannot be prevented, but the process of aging can be slowed. Knowing the internal and external factors that speed up the aging process allowed Dr. Raval to compile this simple list for your aesthetic health. He hopes this list helps his new and loyal patients to preserve and protect their natural youth.

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Beyond Laser: Resurfacing Options to Improve Acne Scars

Posted by Amy Raval on Mar 28, 2019 1:37:00 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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