Archive for 'Cosmetic Surgery' Category

Blue Peel Before and After

May 2, 2012

The Obagi Blue Peel is type of chemical peel which was devised for skin tightening, wrinkles and rejuvenation of aging skin. Like the name suggests, the formula is blue in color. Cosmetic surgeons can play around with the strength by applying multiple layers of the solution onto your face. Being blue for some reasons makes […]

Birthmark Removal Before and After

April 25, 2012

There are two main types of birthmarks, vascular and pigmented. Birthmarks which are permanent pigmentation can appear on any part of the body. The irregularity can be lighter or darker than your normal skin tone. There are also red birthmarks which are caused by increased blood vessels. The shape can be large or small and […]

Bio-Alcamid Before and After

April 24, 2012

Bio-Alcamid is a permanent dermal filler used to fill out areas of the face (large or small). It’s particularly helpful if you have deep acne scarring or facial atrophy. With permanent fillers, you can just go to the doctor once without needing to return for touch-up treatments. Many other types of filler are only temporary, […]

Botox Before and After

April 20, 2012

Botox has many uses, the most widely known being anti-wrinkle injections. It is a hugely popular in the cosmetic market today. Other than treating dynamic wrinkles such as crow’s feet, forehead lines and frown lines, Botox can also be used therapeutically to treat conditions such as TMJ, spasms and dystonia. The product is made from […]

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 […]

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 […]

Pearl Laser Before and After

February 28, 2012

A pearl laser is a type of laser skin resurfacing used to remove age spots, fix uneven skin, treat fine wrinkles on the face and neck, sun damage and uneven text_imageure of skin and also light spots. A pearl laser treatment requires around three to four days for recovery social downtime where your face may […]

LightSheer Before and After

February 27, 2012

LightSheer is a laser hair removal treatment used on any part of the body and is considered to be the golden standard type of laser used for hair removal. LightSheer is FDA (Food and Drug Administration) approved for the removal of unwanted body hair. LightSheer has responded to the growing demand in hair removal by […]

Frown Lines Before and After

February 23, 2012

Frown lines (glabellar lines) are wrinkles on your forehead between your eyebrows. They are a known sign of aging but have the ability to develop in young adults also. Frown lines have been known to be called typical “11’s” between the eyes. Having frown lines can make your facial appearance look aged, sad, tired, mad, […]

Eye Bag Removal Before and After

February 23, 2012

Eye bags are dark circles under the eyes or puffy, sagging skin above and/or below the eyes. These bits of loose skin can make you look much older and constantly tired. Tear troughs come with age, smoking, stress and not getting enough sleep. Sometimes there can be just loose skin and fat whilst in others, […]

Dimple Implants Before and After

February 22, 2012

Dimple implants (dimpleplasty) are a cosmetic surgery procedure which enhances and adds dimples to your cheeks. Dimples are small usually natural hollow creases which show on your cheeks when you give a smile. Dimples are a genetic cheek defect but it is considered very cute by the majority. It is very rare to see dimples […]

Crow’s Feet Before and After

February 21, 2012

Crow’s feet (commonly known as laugh lines) are small wrinkles radiating outwards from the outer corner of the eyes caused naturally by aging. They are called crow’s feet because they resemble the look of a crow stamping on your face and leaving their footprint. Crow’s feet are caused by aging skin. You shouldn’t worry or […]

Acne Before and After

February 10, 2012

Acne, a condition or disease of the skin causes blackheads, whiteheads and inflamed reddish growths like cysts, pustules and papules to form. Most people call these growths zits or pimples. It is a common condition of humans and some animals. The face is the most prone area to contracting acne with some people’s conditions being […]

Mole Removal Before and After

February 10, 2012

Mole (melanocytic nevus) removal is a type of treatment used to reduce and remove the amount of moles over the body whether on the back, face or arms. Moles unlike freckles are lesions which have cells called “nevus”. They are not age spots, which appear after sun damage. Most moles appear during the first two […]

Hair Extensions Before and After

February 8, 2012

Hair extensions (artificial hair integrations) or rat tails is a treatment you can have done at a hair salon which is made to increase the length of human hair. There are several types of hair extensions which include clip in hair, bonding and sealing, weaves and feather extensions. You should consult a local salon about […]