Archive for March, 2012

Belly Button Surgery Before and After

March 16, 2012

Having a nicely shaped belly button can really improve the overall look of your abdomen. The shape of your belly button is determined after birth when the placenta is cut away, leaving a scar (the navel) on your belly. Getting a nice belly button is really luck of the draw. Some people are born with […]

Asian Double Eyelid Surgery Before and After

March 16, 2012

Asian eyelid surgery (double eyelid surgery) is a specialized form of blepharoplasty to enhance the look of eyes in Asian patients. The common feature in such patients is that they have the double eyelid (the upper eyelid fold or crease) characteristic missing. Look at Lucy Liu for example. It kind of makes it look like […]

Asclera Before and After

March 16, 2012

Asclera (polidocanol) injections are used to treat spider veins and small varicose veins. Many men and women have visible veins on their legs and even the top of their feet and ankle area. Whether it’s from standing for prolonged periods, over-exercise or just genetics this treatment can help get rid of them. Asclera is injections […]

ArteFill Before and After

March 15, 2012

If you want long lasting wrinkle reduction, then ArteFill is one of the permanent dermal fillers to try. Unlike temporary injectables such as Juvederm and Restylane, ArteFill is not reabsorbed by the body and therefore you don’t need to return to the clinic for more treatments after a year. Don’t be fooled though, you will […]

Aquamid Before and After

March 15, 2012

Aquamid (polyacrylamide) is a brand of injectable filler which is used for plumping out wrinkles and augmenting parts of the face. These dermal fillers are used to beautify the face as well as add volume, especially where tissue is being lost due to facial wasting. It is popular among patients with HIV who experience facial […]

Anti-wrinkle Injections Before and After

March 15, 2012

There are three main competitors in the market for anti-wrinkle injections; Botox, Dysport and Myobloc. All of these use botulinum toxin to relax muscles and prevent wrinkles from showing. The neurotoxin immobilizes the muscles and therefore wrinkles can’t form. In the past, these injections have been associated with adverse side effects and laughable results such […]

Ankle Liposuction Before and After

March 15, 2012

This is not one of the main liposuction procedures however it’s still quite popular around the globe. The plastic surgeon sucks out extra fat in the lower calf and ankle areas to create nicer looking legs. If you have fat ankle, called “cankles” then you shouldn’t feel ashamed. It’s not a sign of being fat […]

Ambulatory Phlebectomy Before and After

March 15, 2012

Ambulatory phlebectomy is one of the vein treatments available for removing large superficial varicose veins. Before you have the procedure done, your doctor will first make sure there are no other veins which are causing the problem and which need to be removed first. The treatment is less painful and has less downtime than vein […]

Aging Skin Before and After

March 15, 2012

Aging skin is evident from unpleasant changes such as sagging skin, wrinkles, lines, folds and age spots. After reaching your twenties, you will find the condition of your skin tone and text_imageure starts to deteriorate. This process happens faster in some people than others, depending on the skin type, your lifestyle and how well you […]

Sagging Skin Before and After

March 12, 2012

Sagging skin is a very common problem which occurs as people get older or after dramatic weight loss. With age, the skin can become loose on the face, jowls, neck and even on the back. If the problem is only mild, causing fine lines and wrinkles, then you could use minimally invasive skin tightening methods […]

Age Spots Before and After

March 12, 2012

Age spots (brown spots, sun spots, liver spots) are brownish or yellowish marks which typically appear on sun exposed parts of the body. This change in pigmentation is usually seen on elderly persons, especially their face, chest and hands. It’s not uncommon to find these blemishes in young people too (even as young as 20). […]

Co2 Laser Before and After

March 9, 2012

It’s not really a ‘light’ form of laser skin resurfacing since there is some downtime involved, but usually there’s no pain involved. After the treatment your face will be red straight away. You won’t be able to apply makeup for about three to five days and this can be daunting for some women. The redness […]

Affirm Laser Before and After

March 9, 2012

Affirm laser is effective laser skin resurfacing which has multiple benefits such as tightening the skin, shrinking enlarged pores, and improving wrinkles. It doesn’t work that well on sun damage and acne scars, where the stronger Co2 laser is the better option. Since affirm does not cut the skin, there’s no downtime with this procedure, […]

ActiveFX Before and After

March 9, 2012

ActiveFX is a form of Co2 Laser which can help tighten the skin and improve tone and text_imageure. Like most laser treatments, it can be used for multiple problems. If you’re starting to feel your age and the skin on your face is showing wrinkles, sagging and other signs of aging then ActiveFX is great […]

Acne Scarring Before and After

March 9, 2012

Acne scars (scarring) is the result after having severe acne or pimples, usually from adolescence. So, first you have zits and then you suffer again by having to deal with the marks that are left on your body. Acne scars can appear on your face, shoulders and chest and anywhere else you’ve had inflammation of […]

Acne Treatment Before and After

March 9, 2012

Acne treatment involves the management and elimination of active acne on the face, shoulders, back, chest or any part of the body. It’s very prominent in teenagers and young adults who experience an onslaught of pimples during puberty. Those who have severe acne problems can experience bullying and low self-esteem at school and even in […]

Accent Laser Before and After

March 9, 2012

Accent laser is a new technology used by cosmetic surgeons to tighten and tone the skin and stimulate collagen production. The system uses Dual-layer radiofrequency (RF) thermotherapy. It is not a means of ablation (which means it won’t vaporize your skin cells). Being non-invasive, you won’t end up looking like a zombie after your treatment. […]

Ablation Before and After

March 9, 2012

Ablation is a means of resurfacing the skin by removing the outer layers. This encourages the skin to repair itself and create new layers with reduced blemishes and wrinkles. Depending on how severe the treatment is, possible results can improve age spots, frown lines and even birth marks. There are several ways of ablating dead […]

Arm Liposuction Before and After

March 6, 2012

Arm liposuction is a surgical option for removing excess fat from the upper arms. It can be combined with brachioplasty (arm lift) to also tighten the skin which is left behind. Flabby arms which flop in the wind as you wave come as early as the age of twenty. Sometimes they can be prevented with […]

Sunburn Before and After

March 2, 2012

Sunburn is what you get when you spend too much time in the sun either tanning or doing other activities like surfing or working. Sunburn ruins your skin and makes you look older if you get it often enough throughout your life. Sun damage causes aging skin which can develop age spots, wrinkles, sagging skin […]