5 Non-Surgical Treatments for Beautiful Eyes

Eyes are one of the most memorable features, impacting the attractiveness of your face. Eyes are also one of the key features that express emotions, age and energy. When crow’s feet and lines surround your eyes, you can look older. Bags under the eyes or deep tear troughs can make you look tired or sad. To restore youthful, beautiful eyes, there are non-surgical treatments available, including these five popular options.

  1. Cheek fillers. What do the cheeks have to do with beautiful eyes? Drooping upper cheeks can create bags and hollows under the eyes. Dermal fillers to add volume to the upper cheeks can diminish eye bags for a refreshed appearance.
  2. Chemical peels. Resurfacing and rejuvenating the skin with a chemical peel can restore smoother, youthful skin. This includes around the eyes, smoothing away lines and crow’s feet.
  3. Botox injections. Botox injections can be used to reduce lines caused by muscles contractions around the eyes.
  4. Tear trough filler. Deep tear troughs can make your eyes look older and tired. Filler injections to fill tear troughs can revive the appearance of eyes.
  5. Eyelash or brow tints or treatments. Darker lashes or brows enhance the beauty of the eyes. You can have your lashes or brows tinted; you can also use Latisse to create thicker eyelashes.

While there are also cosmetic surgery options to give eyes a new look or lift, these non-surgical options can have dramatic results. Consult a facial plastic surgeon to find the best non-surgical treatments that can enhance your eyes. Many treatments only require a quick office visit and can be performed in less than an hour to give you gorgeous, youthful eyes.

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Kalos Facial Plastic Surgery LLC
5670 Peachtree Dunwoody Road Northeast #910
Atlanta, GA 30342
(404) 936-6665

Jaw Feminization with Masseter Reduction

When the jawline is wide and square, is can have a masculine impact on the face. This is not always desirable, especially for women. Enlargement of the masseter muscles, the main muscles responsible for jaw movement that are on the outside of the cheek and jaw, can create a wider jaw. This can occur for a variety of reasons, including excessive jaw clenching, teeth grinding, gum chewing and other jaw movements. There are cosmetic masseter reduction procedures that can reshape the jaw for a more feminine appearance.

Non-Surgical Masseter Treatment

Excessive contraction of the masseter muscles can cause them to become enlarged. One effective treatment to reduce the size is using a neuromodulator to relax the muscle. Botox or Dysport injections can help limit jaw clenching and teeth grinding, allowing the masseter muscles to diminish over time. In many cases, the neuromodulator injections can effectively reduce the size of the masseter muscles and ongoing injections are not required.

Surgical Masseter Reduction

For those who want to under jaw feminization to soften a square jawline, surgical procedures can be used to reshape the face. Incisions inside the mouth can be used to access the masseter muscle and jaw bone. Trimming the muscles and bone can slim the jawline, creating a lower face that is more oval or heart-shaped instead of square. Since the incisions are inside the mouth, there are no scars for discrete alteration of the jaw shape.

If you wish you could slim the wideness of your jaw, masseter reduction may be right for you. Contact a facial plastic surgeon that offers surgical and non-surgical jaw feminization to learn more about your options to reshape your face.

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Kalos Facial Plastic Surgery LLC
5670 Peachtree Dunwoody Road Northeast #910
Atlanta, GA 30342
(404) 936-6665

Differences Between Botox and Facial Fillers

Cosmetic injections have taken the world by storm. While plastic surgery is still an option for permanent facial transformations, injectable cosmetics can be a less-invasive and quicker option to make subtle changes to the face. Botox is one of the most popular cosmetic injections, but there are also many facial fillers that can be used for improving the beauty and youthfulness of the face. Here are the differences between Botox and facial fillers, and how they can be used separately or together.

Botox Basics

Botox is FDA-approved to diminish certain lines and wrinkles on the face. Botox works by relaxing muscle contractions that cause certain lines to appear. Frown lines between the brows or on the forehead are treatable with Botox, as are crow’s feet around the eyes. The injections take a few days to begin working and the treatment lasts for 3- 6 months before the effects wear off.

Facial Filler Basics

Facial fillers add volume under the skin. There are dozens of different fillers that can be used to smooth wrinkles or add volume to lips, skin or cheeks. Some can help increase collagen in the skin and are often used to create a more youthful appearance. The effects of facial fillers do fade, lasting from a few months up to two years, depending on the type of filler.

Using Botox and Facial Fillers Together

While both Botox and facial fillers can be used to smooth lines and wrinkles, they achieve it differently. Botox works on lines that only appear with muscle contraction, while fillers work even when the face is relaxed. When used together by an experienced plastic surgeon, Botox and facial fillers can create a more youthful appearance without surgery.

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Beverly Hills Center for Plastic & Laser Surgery
120 South Spalding Drive #236
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
(310) 288-0641

Best Facial Procedures for Anti-Aging

Times does not stop, and the years of your life eventually are evident on your face. Daily care and protection for your skin can help slow the aging process, but even with a meticulous skincare routine, lines, wrinkles and sagging will occur. When these changes become more and more pronounced, you may begin looking at cosmetic treatments to slow the process of aging. Here some of the best surgical and non-surgical procedures for anti-aging which are available at many plastic surgery clinics and med spas.

Botox, Dysport or Xeomin Injections

One of the first predominant clues of your age may be the frown lines that appear on your brow or the lines by your eyes. Botox and similar other injections like Dysport and Xeomin can erase these deep frown lines and crow’s feet temporarily with a quick visit to your plastic surgeon.

Dermal Fillers

Skin loses volume with age and the elasticity of the skin wanes. Dermal fillers can replace lost volume in the skin, restoring a more youthful appearance. Dermal injections can diminish lines and wrinkles, as well as restore fullness to lips, cheeks and temples. Some also help improve collagen production for better elasticity.

Surgical Lifts

Many different types of surgical lifts can turn back the hands of time for facial rejuvenation. Complete facelifts, neck lifts, brow lifts, eye lifts and cheek lifts can all remove excess skin and elevate skin and tissue. This can fight the effects of gravity, helping your face and neck look many years younger.

Aging can be slowed, and youthfulness can be restored through facial procedures completed by a plastic surgeon. Find out more about these top cosmetic treatments by scheduling a consultation with your local facial plastic surgeon.

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Kalos Facial Plastic Surgery LLC
5670 Peachtree Dunwoody Road Northeast #910
Atlanta, GA 30342
(404) 936-6665

5 Tips for Younger Looking Eyes

Have you ever noticed that the one way you can recognize someone you have not seen in decades is by looking at their eyes? Their hair may thin, the body shape fluctuates and the facial structure changes, but the eyes are still the same. The only problem is the skin and tissue around the eyes – that too changes with age. If you want to preserve this important feature and keep your eyes looking youthful, here are five tips for younger looking eyes.

  1. Darken or thicken lashes and brows. Especially for women, thinner brows and eyelashes can make eyes look older. Consider cosmetic treatments and cosmetics that thicken or darken lashes and brows for a more youthful appearance.
  2. Reduce puffiness. Putting cucumber slices or wet tea bags on your eyes can reduce puffiness that make your eyes look tired and older.
  3. Consider Botox. If crow’s feet are appearing around the eyes, talk to a plastic surgeon or med spa about Botox treatments to diminish wrinkles.
  4. Dermal filler injections. Dermal fillers can be used to add volume under the skin around the eyes. This can help reduce eye bags, wrinkles or fill sunken temples, all of which can make your eyes look younger.
  5. Eye lift surgery. If the skin and tissue on the upper or lower lids is sagging, it may require surgery to remove excess skin and lift the lids to a more youthful position.

Do not let your most unique features lose their youthful vitality. Take care of your eyes and use these tips to help them retain their youthful appearance – for cosmetic treatments, seek the care of an experienced facial plastic surgeon that specializes in ocular surgeries and procedures.

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Kami Parsa, M.D.
Oculoplastic Surgery
465 N Roxbury Dr. Suite 1011
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
(310) 777-8880

Injectable Cosmetics vs Plastic Surgery

If you are considering seeking the help of a plastic surgeon to combat signs of aging, there are both surgical and non-surgical options available. Injectable cosmetics such as Botox and dermal fillers can help minimize the appearance of lines, wrinkles and other facial aging issues without surgery, while facelifts, eyelifts, browlifts and cheek enhancements are surgical options for reversing aging. To determine which options are right for you, here are a few key differences between injectables and plastic surgery.

Injectable Cosmetics

Many people would like to avoid surgery but want to look younger. Injectable cosmetics are designed to help improve the skin and minimize lines, wrinkles and effects of sagging skin with minimal downtime. Options like Botox and Dysport are used to reduce frown lines on the brow and soften crow’s feet around the eyes, while dermal fillers can help plump skin and improve collagen production. They can be used to smooth lines around the mouth, plump lips and improve the appearance of the skin, but most are temporary and must have continued use to maintain the results.

Plastic Surgery

While injectable cosmetic can shave years off the appearance of your skin, they only go skin deep. Sagging skin and tissue will have limited success with injectable; surgery may be needed to remove excess skin and to elevate skin/tissue. Deep plane facelifts and other lift procedures offer permanent changes to the facial skin and tissue, with more dramatic results for older patients.

Often injectable cosmetics are used for younger patients that are just beginning to see the effects of aging. Surgical procedures are effective for older patients that can only achieve limited results from injectables. To decide which procedures are the best options to achieve the results you desire, schedule a consultation with a plastic surgeon that offers both surgical and non-surgical options to determine the best procedures for you.

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Kalos Facial Plastic Surgery LLC
5670 Peachtree Dunwoody Road Northeast #910
Atlanta, GA 30342
(404) 936-6665

How to Look Years Younger

The fountain of youth is only a myth, or is it? More and more you see celebrities and other famous personalities that seem to have found the fountain of youth. Men and women in their fifties, sixties and older are looking better than ever. The secret most likely is not a pool of water but a talented plastic surgeon.

Years ago, when someone chose to have plastic surgery to combat age, it could be obvious. The facelift – elevating sagging skin around the midface, mouth, jaw and neck – has been used for decades, but with varying results. Older techniques could leave the patient looking “overdone” or artificial. However, the surgery options available now are subtle but effective, looking more natural.

Surgical options to help you look younger still include the facelift, but in many different variations and with improved techniques. “Mini” facelifts can be performed to only address the midface region or full facelifts can eliminate sagging throughout the face. Instead of only elevating the skin, which can appear “fake” and quickly revert, advanced facelifts elevate the muscle and tissue under the skin. This creates a more natural appearance that lasts for years longer than traditional facelifts.

Other surgical and non-surgical options to turn back the hands of time include:

  • Brow lifts
  • Eye lifts
  • Dermal fillers
  • Botox
  • Dermabrasion, chemical peels and laser therapy

Slowing the aging process is possible, especially if you have a talented plastic surgeon. Many people begin in the late thirties or early forties with non-surgical options to keep their skin and face looking youthful, choosing surgical methods once aging affects the muscles and tissue under the skin.

If you are interested in learning more about how to look years younger, make an appointment with your local plastic surgeon.

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Kami Parsa, M.D.
Oculoplastic Surgery
465 N Roxbury Dr. Suite 1011
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
(310) 777-8880

How Often Should You Get Botox?

Botox is the most popular cosmetic service used in the U.S. It is used for a variety of cosmetic treatments at plastic surgery clinics, from diminishing lines and wrinkles to giving the face a lift. It can help turn back the hands of time, taking years off your appearance. However, it is a temporary effect, so Botox injections do need to be repeated to maintain the results. Here is more information on using Botox for cosmetic treatments and how often you will need to get injections to maintain your results.

Botox is a neurotoxin that causes a minimal paralysis in the targeted muscles. This stops the contractions that cause lines and wrinkles, especially those used when smiling or frowning. Botox can also be used to give a non-surgical “lift” to the brow by targeting the muscles that pull the skin and tissue down. When administered by a cosmetic professional at a plastic surgery clinic, the results can be impressive, which is why it is so popular.

The frequency needed to maintain the results can depend on what muscles are targeted and the person. In most cases, Botox lasts about 4-8 months before the effects begin to wear off and the injections need to be repeated. The injections can usually be done in a quick appointment at your local plastic surgeon’s office and there is no downtime after the procedure.

If you are interested in Botox, make sure to choose a medical professional to administer your injections. Placement and dosage are critical to get the preferred results. A plastic surgeon has the expertise and education to ensure you get the best Botox results.

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Kami Parsa, M.D.
Oculoplastic Surgery
465 N Roxbury Dr. Suite 1011
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
(310) 777-8880

Difference Between Botox and Facial Fillers

If you have been considering seeking facial treatments to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles, you may be debating between Botox and facial fillers. While both are injectable procedures that are safe and effective for wrinkle reduction, there is a distinct difference in how the injections work. Some people use one or the other, while others may use both. 

Botox Injections

Botox Cosmetics is a purified form of botulinum toxin which acts as a muscle relaxer, actually restricting the movement of certain facial muscles. It is those movements that create lines and wrinkles in the skin over many years. Botox is particularly effective on wrinkles and fine lines that appear when a person smiles or frowns. The injections are quick and virtually painless and the effects can last for 4-6 months. With continued use, Botox can also be used as a preventive measure to reduce the formation of wrinkles in areas where the injections are placed. 

Facial Fillers

Facial fillers also combat the appearance of wrinkles, but in a different way. These injections are used to plump or fill in lines and wrinkles, creating a smoother skin surface. The injections do not affect the muscles like Botox, only add volume to the skin in areas that are prone to deep lines. There are several different kinds of fillers, each with their own merits. Facial filler injections are also quick procedures that have almost no downtime, with effects lasting up to nine months. 

To determine which injectable treatment would be best for your needs, talk to a qualified plastic surgeon that offers both options. They can examine your skin and offer solutions that will give you the younger, smoother looking skin you desire.

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Kalos Facial Plastic Surgery LLC
5670 Peachtree Dunwoody Road Northeast #910
Atlanta, GA 30342
(404) 936-6665

How Old Should You Be When You Get Botox?

Everywhere you look, from the pages of magazines to billboards to movie stars on the red carpet, there is pressure to look young and beautiful – and wrinkle free. It is no wonder more and more young women, sometimes as young as their early 20s or late teens, are seeking anti-aging cosmetic treatments and surgery. Some even believe it will stop or slow the aging process.

Recent controversy has focused on Botox Cosmetic injections. Comprised of a toxin derived from a bacterium that causes the food poisoning botulism, Botox Cosmetic decreases the look of forehead wrinkles and furrows by relaxing certain facial muscles.  The effects, which can be quite striking, last for 3-4 months, at which point your face will return back to its original state. For this reason, many people continue Botox treatments indefinitely once they begin.

The Food and Drug Administration, the government arm that regulates Botox, says it is safe and reliable for cosmetic treatment and typically carries only a few side effects, such as headaches or a little pain at the injection site.  The FDA, however, does not impose any guidelines as far as age, which raises the question: how old should you be to start Botox injections?

There are many reports of doctors turning patients away who are too young. But in doing so, it is not necessarily the age they’re disputing, but the need. In other words, if there are no wrinkles present, there is no need for Botox. A responsible, reputable doctor will not recommend or conduct a procedure if the need isn’t present.

However, wrinkles can indeed start to appear in your 20s and 30s, and Botox works remarkably in smoothing out those wrinkles, giving you a younger appearance. There is also evidence, although mostly anecdotal, that Botox treatments are more effective when started earlier rather than later, when wrinkles are more deeply defined.

Post provided by Benjamin Stong MD

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