December 31st, 2013 Blog Admin
According to a 2013 study released in the United Kingdom, 70 percent of the 1,000 men polled listed eyes as the first thing they notice about women. The 1,000 women polled in the same study also listed eyes as the first thing they notice in a man. It’s clear from this study that the eyes are a very dominant facial feature.
At the same time, the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery issued a press release in December 2013 ranking eyelid lifts as the second most popular facial plastic surgery. It is a popular procedure because the thin skin around the eyes makes the common signs of aging more noticeable. The good news is that you have a choice of surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures that help restore a youthful appearance. Read the rest of this entry »
December 23rd, 2013 Blog Admin
When searching for a facial plastic surgeon, you’ve probably heard a lot of talk about board certification. Some doctors only hold board certification by one of the boards under the American Board of Medical Specialties. Others hold double or even triple board certification from this organization and the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Read the rest of this entry »
December 16th, 2013 Blog Admin
Women are not alone in societal pressure to look young. Glenn Sacks, a columnist for numerous national newspapers, stated that men, especially those in office jobs, are feeling tremendous pressure to maintain a well-groomed appearance.
Outside of work, many men are driven to maintain a youthful appearance in order to attract women. As a result, more and more men are seeking the professional expertise of facial and general plastic surgeons to help correct flaws. Read the rest of this entry »
December 6th, 2013 Blog Admin
With the holidays around the corner, more and more people are talking about giving their loved one Michigan plastic surgery as a gift. It can be a very thoughtful gesture, but also one that can go very wrong. Before you rush out and surprise your significant other by presenting them with cash or a credit card to pay for plastic surgery, read the following tips to keep your thoughtful gift from causing friction.
Make Sure it is Something the Recipient Wants
Seeing the idea on someone’s holiday wish list is the only time you should consider giving plastic surgery as a gift. If you approach your wife, girlfriend, husband, or boyfriend with a gift for a plastic surgery that person has never even said he or she wants, the results will be disastrous. It’s sending a message that the person you love doesn’t look as good as you want them to.
Be sure that the recipient is really interested in plastic surgery. If you have any doubts, find a different gift.
Consider Starting Small
Many men and women are intrigued with the idea of correcting the signs of aging or some flaw they feel needs correcting, but committing to an aesthetic surgical procedure is intimidating. If your loved one has stated he or she would like to correct some flaw but is hesitant, consider paying for a non-surgical treatment, such as Botox Cosmetic, microdermabrasion, or dermal fillers. This gives the recipient the chance to see what the improvements look like without needing to schedule a surgery or time off work for the recovery.
Don’t Choose the Plastic Surgeon for the Recipient
Do not choose a plastic surgeon for your loved one. Instead, present the recipient with the information he or she needs to make the best choice for his or her specific needs. You can print out a listing of American Society of Plastic Surgeons or American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery members that are close to the recipient’s home, or suggest someone you know. Armed with this information, the recipient then has the power to choose the best plastic surgeon for the job.
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December 3rd, 2013 Blog Admin
PhotoDynamic therapy is a cosmetic treatment that pairs the application of a photosensitizing agent, such as aminolevulinic acid or Luvelan Kerastick, and Intense Pulsed Light or LED Blue Light. The combination provides a reaction that inflames the skin cells. As those inflamed cells are shed, the skin takes on a youthful glow and becomes smooth in texture.
Conditions Treated with PhotoDynamic Therapy
PhotoDynamic therapy is popular for the treatment of acne, rosacea, and wrinkles. Actinic keratosis is another condition treated with PhotoDynamic therapy. This condition occurs when thick, scaly patches form on the face and scalp. Since actinic keratoses can progress into squamous cell carcinoma, it’s important to treat the condition as early as possible.
It has also been found that treatment of pre-cancerous cells is just as effective when done through PhotoDynamic therapy. As a result, general plastic surgeons use PhotoDynamic therapy to treat sun damaged skin. By treating pre-cancerous sun spots, the cells are killed before they turn into skin cancer. Dr. Masri recommends several treatments every three weeks, or more depending on the severity of the sun damage.
Additionally, PhotoDynamic therapy is used as a treatment for certain cancers, such as esophageal and a specific form of lung cancer. When Photofrin, a photosensitizing agent, is exposed to the specific treatment light, oxygen forms and kills cells within the specific area. Doctors inject Photofrin into the area near the cancer. Healthy cells do not hold onto the photosensitizing agent, but tumorous cells retain it. After a day or two, the cells are exposed to the light which will kill them.
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