Spring: Be "Smooth as Silk!"
Spring has sprung! Naturally, now that winter layers have been shed and everything is renewed and fresh, we are sure you want your skin to look as vibrant as you feel. Out of the many reasons patients see expert facial plastic surgeon Dr. Michelle Yagoda, "curing" fine lines and wrinkles is one of the top requests. As skin ages, it is natural for lines to form and elasticity to be lost. In order to rejuvenate your entire face, there is no better place to start with than the skin!
Want your face's skin to be smooth as silk? Treatment options depend on where the fine lines and wrinkles are located, and one of the most common areas to display wrinkles is around the eyes. We are sure most everyone is familiar with crow's feet -- the name for wrinkling around the corner of the eyes -- and are not surprised that they are generally not welcome on the face! Dr. Yagoda has created her own special non-surgical treatment to help eliminate crow's feet. Using injectables such as Botox or Dysport, Dr. Yagoda will be able to tighten and lift the skin around the eyes, eliminating the wrinkles that accumulate in the corners. Since the eyes are the center of the face, this procedure produces instant, youthful results.
Forehead wrinkles are another key problem area. Usually addressed with similar treatments, Dr. Yagoda uses injctables to help tighten and lift the skin. The added benefit of Botox and Dysport is the lack of downtime and instant results -- you will be able to show off your gorgeous "spring skin" as soon as you leave the office! In addition to smoothing out wrinkles, injectables help raise the brow overall. If you have had people asking whether you are angry or sad when you are perfectly fine, this will help solve that annoyance. By lifting the skin pulling down the brow, the eyes will not only look more open, but most patients feel they look happier, too!
Finally, maybe you have been lucky enough to escape the fate of forehead, eye, or upper-face wrinkles but still suffer from crinkling in and around the lips. Dr. Yagoda is happy to announce that she has the perfect solution! Restylane Silk, aptly named, is a recently launched filler specifically formulated to provide silkier, smoother lips. Although it is new, Dr. Yagoda has been using Restylane fillers for years with excellent results, and she has ensured it is completely FDA-approved. Fillers also provide results you can see instantly with minimal to no side effects. They are the perfect treatment option for those who do not want invasive surgery but would like long-term (generally 9 to 12 months) results.
There is no better time than spring to show off a fresh look! By reducing or eliminating wrinkles, you will be able to shave years off your appearance. Make sure to combine treatments with proper preventative measures: By always wearing sunscreen (yes, even if it is cloudy!) and the proper clothing (hats, sunglasses, etc) you will be able to extend the life of whichever option you choose. Your skin will thank you -- and we can guarantee everyone will soon be noticing how ready you are to "spring into summer!"
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In The News ... On February 18th, Dr. Yagoda's input was featured in a piece for Humana.com. It is a very interesting article on vocal health! ... February 10th was an exciting day! Inside Edition sought out Dr. Yagoda's expert opinion about Uma Thurman's new look. Listen to her opinion here.... On December 8th, Inside Edition interviewed Dr. Yagoda in her office about President Obama's acid reflux problems. Miss the original airing? Watch it here! ... Dr. Yagoda and her partner, Dr. Eugene Gans' studies on their nutritional supplement, BeautyScoop, was published on October 8, 2014 in the Journal of Nutrition and Food Sciences. Read it at this link.