Asian Eyes - Blepharoplasty
The creation of a double upper eyelid, sometimes called Asian eye procedure, is one of the most popular procedures among Asian women in both Asia and America .
Brow Lift or Forehead Lift
The brow lift or forehead lift, is most commonly performed to minimize the appearance of aging in people 40-60 years of age. It can help people of any age who have developed frown lines or furrows due to muscle activity or stress. Some inherited conditions, such as a heavy or low brow or furrowed lines above the nose can achieve a more alert and refreshed look with this procedure.
Acne Scar Treatment
Acne is a very common skin disorder. It is normally a visible end result of bacterial, hormonal and/or inflammation that takes place at the level of the skin follicle or oil pores.
Chemical Peels or AHA Peels: use alpha hydroxy acids (AHA) including lactic, glycolic and fruit acids to exfoliate the outer layers of the skin. This gives the skin a younger, smoother appearance. AHA peels can also limit acne and enlarged pores.
Skin fillers: Materials are injected into the depressed area of the scar to raise it to the level of the normal surrounding skin. The two types of fillers are temporary and permanent.
Skin Camouflage/Cover-up: This is an option for some people who cannot bear or afford the other options.
Microdermabrasion: Acne procedure used if your facial skin has suffered scarring due to severe forms of acne. The treatment will remove the skin’s top layer of dead cells and smooth scarred tissue. This procedure works for those who have suffered rare, disfiguring acne conditions. This process smoothes the surface of the skin, stimulates collagen production, removes very fine lines and helps reduce skin imperfections.
Photorejuvenation: Laser or broadband visible light is used in up to half dozen treatments. These are performed every month and will improve mild acne scarring by causing new collagen to form.
Scar Revision: High-energy light is used to remove or remodel unwanted, damaged skin.
Laser skin resurfacing: This procedure gently vaporizes damaged or acne-scarred skin to reveal the smooth, fresh skin underneath. Scars are removed in a precise and rapid fashion.
Is a surgery performed on the excess skin of the upper arms, when liposuction alone will not correct the problem. Brachioplasty involves an opening of all excessive skin from the armpit to the elbow. This outpatient surgical procedure takes 1½ to 2 hours.
BOTOX® (Botulinum Toxin)
BOTOX® provides an immediate and effective remedy for the facial lines and wrinkles that age, stress, and environmental factors can produce, even on younger people. A BOTOX® injection skin treatment smoothes frown lines between the eyes, on the forehead and at the base of the nose.
The simplest way to augment the cheeks is by adding an implant to them (the size, shape, and even position are suited to the patient’s particular needs). Another method, which is used separately or in combination with small implants, is fat transfer. Cheek implants, made of a solid, Silastic material, are inserted through a small incision made inside the mouth in the crease above the upper lip. They are positioned in place, and dissolvable sutures close the tiny incisions on each side.
Chin Augmentation (Mentoplasty)
Chin augmentation is made to balance the face by making the chin longer compared to the nose. Surgery may be performed in the surgeon's office, a hospital, or an outpatient clinic. The best candidates are people with weak or receding chins (microgenia), but who have a normal dental bite.
Cosmetic Laser Surgery
Cosmetic laser surgery is a new advancement in cosmetic surgery. It solves many skin issues and is also cost effective. Laser surgery is painless and fast, is not as invasive as the other surgeries and does not affect the surrounding tissues. Cosmetic laser surgery mainly uses lasers as their surgical tools or equipment. The procedure for cosmetic laser surgery is very simple. It uses laser light for surgery. This specialized light penetrates through the skin and absorbs water in the spoiled region. Therefore, the affected area will be free from wrinkles. It removes spots and stretch marks or any scars if present.
Cosmetic laser surgery is widely used for acne, birthmarks, blemish, brown sun spots, fibroma, freckles, hair removal, moles, pigmented lesions, rosacea, scar improvement, spider veins, stretch marks, tattoo removal, varicose veins, warts and wrinkles.
Ear Surgery (Otoplasty)
Otoplasty is usually done to set prominent ears back closer to the head or to reduce the size of large ears. It is performed as an outpatient procedure in a surgical facility. This procedure usually takes about two to three hours, although more complicated procedures may take longer. With one of the more common techniques, the surgeon makes a small incision in the back of the ear and a thin strip of skin is removed. The ear cartilage is then sculpted and folded back toward the head to allow the ear to lie flatter against the head and appear more normal. The ear cartilage is secured in place with sutures. In most cases, it will leave a faint scar in the back of the ear that will fade with time. Surgery is usually performed on both ears for a better balance even when only one ear appears to stick out.
Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)
This removes fatty tissue and tightens aging skin around the eyes. Blepharoplasty can be performed on the upper eyelid to tighten drooping skin, on the bottom eyelid to correct bags, or on both at the same time. This will not reverse the appearance of wrinkles or crow's feet. Eyelid surgery usually takes between one and three hours and is ordinarily performed under local anesthetic and oral or intravenous sedation. The surgeon begins by making incisions along the natural lines just bellow the lashes on the bottom eyelid and in the crease of the upper. Excess fatty tissue, muscle, and skin are removed and the incision is closed with sutures.
A facelift can't stop the aging process, but it can improve the most visible signs of aging by removing excess fat and tightening underlying muscles and the skin of your face and neck. A facelift can be done alone, or in conjunction with other procedures such as a forehead lift, eyelid surgery, or nose reshaping. Some complications that can occur include hematoma (a collection of blood under the skin that must be removed by the surgeon), injury to the nerves that control facial muscles (usually temporary), infection, and reactions to the anesthesia. Smokers are most affected by poor healing of the skin.
Injectable fillers are one tool for reducing the emergence of fine wrinkles and lines. Fillers can also reduce soft tissue defects from surgery, an accident or even acne. Some are better for enhancing lips, others are better for cheek hollowing. Some last just a few months, others may last for more than a year and some are even permanent. Most do not require allergy testing. The following is a list of common fillers:
No allergy testing is required for this DNA produced collagen. Cosmoderm is best used for fine lines and small acne scars, as well as the lips. Cosmoplast is best used for nasolabial folds (smile lines), the lips, and larger depressed scars. Cosmoderm may be layered on top of another filler. Usually, these products don't need injections or local numbing medication. Their longevity may be only 3 months, while providing great results. The optimal use is for a very temporary amount of time, for example, an important event that is coming up very soon.
This product is a made of hyaluronic acid, which is a building block in the skin. It also does not require allergy testing. Similar to collagen, it can be used to enhance lips, fill small scars, and reduce smile lines as well as marionette lines. Its main drawback is its longevity which is about 4 months. Optimal use would be for someone who needs short term lip enhancement.
This product is also a form of hyaluronic acid, but has a higher concentration, and accordingly, is more viscous. It can be used for lip enhancement, reduction of smile and marionette lines, scars, as well as under the eyes and vertical creases in the glabella or lower forehead. A local anesthetic injection may be required. It ususally lasts six months, but may be less in movable areas of the face, such as the lips. Optimal use would be lip enhancement and reduction of smile and marionette lines.
This product is made out of a biocompatible material known as polylactic acid. It has recently been FDA approved for HIV associated lipoatrophy. It requires multiple treatments, but has been shown to last up to 18 months. The optimal use is for cheek hollowing secondary to HIV.
The mid-facelift, or mini facelift, is an alternative to a full facelift that may be preferable for younger or middle-aged patients. A mid-facelift repositions the fat and tissue of the cheeks and softens the jowls. When performed in conjunction with liposuction of the neck, a mid-facelift can improve the contour of the neck. A mid-facelift may provide the results many younger patients are looking for because of the shorter recovery time needed. The mid-facelift is often performed in conjunction with liposuction of the neck as an alternative to the full facelift route.
Nose Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
Nose surgery, or rhinoplasty, is one of the most common plastic surgery procedures. Rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure that reshapes the nose by reducing or increasing its size, removing the hump, changing shape of tip or bridge, narrowing span of nostrils, or changing angle between nose and upper lip. During surgery the skin of the nose is separated from the supporting bone and cartilage and usually takes one to three hours while being performed under general or local anesthesia. The bone and cartilage are then sculpted to the desired shape. Afterwards the skin is redraped and a splint is put in place to guarantee that the nose retains its new shape.
Liposuction (Lipoplasty/Suction-Assisted Lipectomy)
Liposuction is cosmetic surgery performed to remove unwanted deposits of fat from under the skin. The doctor sculpts and recontours the patient's body by removing excess fat deposits that have been resistant to reduction by diet or exercise. The fat is permanently removed from under the skin with a suction device. Liposuction does not remove large quantities of fat and is not intended as a weight reduction technique. The average amount of fat removed is about a litre. Although liposuction is not intended to remove cellulite (lumpy fat), some doctors believe that it improves the appearance of cellulite areas (thighs, hips, buttocks, abdomen, and chin). Most liposuction procedures are performed under local anesthesia. The length of time required to perform the procedure varies with the amount of fat that is to be removed and the number of areas to be treated. Most operations take from thirty minutes to 2 hours. The length of time required also varies with the manner in which the anesthetic is injected.
Microdermabrasion is a procedure that combines aluminum oxide crystals with a vacuum to effectively remove cellular fragments from the surface of your skin. This procedure also stimulates the production of collagen, which keeps your face looking youthful. Microdermabrasion works on reducing fine lines and wrinkles, improving the appearance of scars and stretch marks and improving the overall quality of your skin.
Permanent Makeup (Dermapigmentation)
Permanent make-up also goes by the names dermagraphics, dermapigmentation, permanent cosmetics, cosmetic tattooing and micropigmentation. It is a cosmetic technique that uses a permanent pigmentation, or tattooing, of the dermis as a means of producing designs that resemble makeup. Permanent make-up can be applied as eyeliner as well as other permanent enhancing colors to the skin of the face, lips, and eyelids. It is also used to produce artificial eyebrows, particularly in people who have lost theirs as a consequence of old age or baldness. It is also used for patients who have undergone chemotherapy, as well as to disguise scars and white spots in the skin such as in vitiligo, the patchy loss of skin pigmentation due to an auto-immune attack by the body's own immune system. The technique can be used to restore or to enhance the breast's areola, such as after breast surgery. Just like a tattoo, permanent makeup is difficult to remove. Common removal techniques include laser resurfacing, dermabrasion, scarification, and surgical removal. Another interesting technique is camouflaging, or adding a new pigment that counteracts the tattoo and imitates normal skin color. Removal may be even more painful than the tattooing. As with tattoos, the skin micropigmentation used in permanent makeup may cause complications, such as allergies to the pigments, formation of scars, skin cracking, peeling, blistering, and local infection.
Skin Rejuvenation is the formation of new skin after peeling of existing skin. Far more results-generating are the broad classes of ‘invasive’ options such as face lift surgery, tumescent liposuction for removing excess fatty deposits, laser scar removal technologies, chemical peels to get rid of rough topside skin surface and dermabrasion to eliminate less-healthy surface layers in order to reveal softer, fresher more youthful appearing skin tissue.