People who want to improve their facial appearance have decided to “take it on the chin.” Chinplants are cosmetic surgery’s rising star, experiencing a phenomenal 71% growth rate between 2010 and 2011. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, roughly 21,000 Americans underwent the cosmetic procedure last year which is as popular with women as it is with men. Concern about making such a dramatic appearance change has also sent consumers in search of less invasive solutions for improving their profiles, resulting in greater demand for facial liposuction, as well as Botox and dermal fillers.
The biggest fans of the chin-enhancement procedures are people who are approaching their 40th birthday and beginning to notice the first signs of loose skin gathering under their jaw lines. Liposuction in the chin, jaw and neck areas can remove unattractive fat deposits and create more pleasing facial contours. Botox and cosmetic fillers such as Restylane, Juvederm, and Sculptra can be used to help firm and recontour the chin and jaw area to produce a stronger facial profile.
But what’s driving Americans’ seemingly sudden preoccupation with their chins? Cosmetic surgery experts point to the proliferation of cell phones and smart phones that allow people to snap a photo anywhere, anytime and immediately share it on the internet via mobile technology and social networks. Unflattering cell phone pictures posted to friends’ Facebook walls or tweeted or emailed from a mobile device have made people self-conscious about their appearance. They don’t want to be caught with their wrinkles — and age — showing. Cleveland cosmetic surgery gives people the confidence of knowing that they’ll look good in every photo, especially those annoying candids your friends delight in snapping when you’re not looking!
People often lump Botox and Dysport into the same category as Restylane, Juvederm, Radiesse and other dermal fillers, considering all of these non-surgical wrinkle-reducing treatments to be dermal fillers and frequently confusing their use.
When Angelina Jolie’s full, pouty lips were all the rage, people who wanted to emulate the actress’ sensuous look visited their Cleveland cosmetic surgeons asking for Botox treatments. Had their cosmetic surgeon taken them at their word, those patients would have been incredibly disappointed. Botox actually works to flatten and smooth wrinkles in the skin. Cosmetic surgeons use dermal fillers or volumizers such as Restylane and Radiesse to plump and add volume to the skin.
Botox/Dysport and dermal fillers are all injectable non-surgical cosmetic treatments used to smooth away facial wrinkles and lines, but there are significant differences in the way these different products work.
As we explained in an earlier post, Botox and Dysport are not dermal fillers. These products relax your facial muscles so that your skin cannot scrunch up and form wrinkles. It takes a few days for these products to reach full effectiveness. Some dermal filler treatments, on the other hand, can produce an immediate effect. Dermal fillers including Restylane, Juvederm, Radiesse, and Sculptra are injected under the skin to fill in and plump up deep facial lines and folds.
Even among dermal fillers there are differences in the way different products affect the skin. To learn more about what causes wrinkles and the various injectable non-surgical treatments available to reduce them, download our free Patient Guide to Botox/Dysport & Fillers. We are currently offering $100 off combination treatments of cosmetic injectables. Click the link for complete information!
Move over girls! Men are discovering the benefits of cosmetic surgery. While women seeking cosmetic surgery still outnumber men by a significant margin, the number of Cleveland men seeking cosmetic surgery has been increasing steadily over the last few years. According to 2010 statistics released by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, 1.1 million men underwent cosmetic surgery procedures last year.
The biggest gain was in facelifts which increased 14%. Ear-tucks were the second most popular plastic surgery procedure with men. Male interest also increased in liposuction and non-surgical cosmetic treatments such as Botox Cosmetic, Juvederm and other facial fillers used to add volume to the skin and smooth away age-defining facial wrinkles and folds.
Cleveland men give numerous reasons for their increased interest in undergoing both surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures to improve their appearance. At the top of the list is competition in the workplace. People are working longer and retiring later, putting men in late middle age or their senior years in direct competition with much younger rivals. While employers appreciate the experience a more mature man has to offer, obvious signs of age raise questions of energy and longevity. Maintaining a more youthful appearance removes such doubts and gives men the competitive edge they need to compete successfully in the workplace. In their quest to look younger, men are trimming down, dying their hair and turning to cosmetic surgery to banish wrinkles.
Male interest in cosmetic surgery isn’t all work and no play. Men are staying active longer and want to look as young as they feel. Divorce is also pushing men back into the dating game later in life and making them more conscious of their appearance.
Even if you're seeking a non-surgical solution to a skin care issue, your Cleveland cosmetic surgeon can be one of the best places to turn for advice and treatment. Cosmetic surgeons and their expert staffs are uniquely qualified to peer below the surface of the skin and seek out innovative solutions to certain problematic skin issues. Plastic surgeons delve daily into the intricate relationship between skin and muscle structure. Specialized medical training has given board certified plastic surgeons an intimate understanding of how skin is formed, how it reacts to aging and other elements, and how it can best be rejuvenated and protected.
Whether you choose surgical or non-surgical cosmetic modalities to rejuvenate your appearance, quality skin care is an important element in rejuvenating your appearance. Board-certified plastic surgeons offer several excellent physician-prescribed skin health programs, including Obagi® Skin Health Program, Vivité®, the Kinerase® Pro+ Therapy line, Prevage™ MD, and Colorscience®.
The natural aging process, past sun exposure and environmental elements can take a toll on your skin, creating changes that you find unattractive and would prefer to reverse. A quality skin health program can help to rebalance and rejuvenate skin, balancing uneven skin tones and erasing dark spots and fine lines that mar the appearance of your skin. Whether or not it is accompanied by facial rejuvenation surgery, a quality skin health system will revitalize the skin itself and improve your satisfaction with your appearance.
Starting to get those laugh lines and crow’s feet that you hoped you would never see on your face? How about losing the youthful, hydrated skin that you had in your 20’s?
As we age, our skin changes. Over time, the natural volume of youthful skin begins to diminish as wrinkles and folds form. But, with Juvederm injectable gel, you don't have to just sit back and let it happen!
Juvederm delivers smooth and natural looking results for men and women --- without surgery.
Juvederm is a smooth consistency gel made of hyaluronic acid – a naturally occurring substance in your skin that helps to add volume and hydration. The injectable gel is gently eased under the skin by your Cleveland area cosmetic surgeon to instantly restore your skin's volume and smooth away facial wrinkles and folds.
So, if you’re tired of looking in the mirror and seeing your parents in your reflection – give Juvederm a try. Your Board-Certified plastic surgeon will help you choose a customized plan to reach your goals with Juvederm, or a combination of facial rejuvenation products for the best results --- for you.
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Treat yourself or someone you love to one of our Cleveland cosmetic surgery promotions at Accentuate Within!
- Juvederm FREE GIFT - get a VIVITE Defining Lip Plumper (a $45 value) when you receive any JUVEDERM treatment. (Offer valid until February 14, 2010.)
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- Natrelle Gel Breast Enhancement Promo: Receive a FREE trial of Latisse & Vibrance, a $225 value, following your Natrelle Silicone Implants procedure. (Offer valid until June 30, 2010.)
Please contact Dr. Poblete's office for details on these promotions at (440) 930-2572!