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3 Juvederm Myths

JuvedermYou fill up your car, you fill up your water bottle, you fill your plate full of food, and you can even fill in your fine lines and wrinkles around your face. As one of the most popular dermal fillers on the market, Juvederm is used to treat fine lines and wrinkles on your face and in your lips. However, just like with anything that you are putting into your body, it’s nice to know fact from fiction. This article will discuss three common myths associated with Juvederm to help you feel more informed. Read on to learn more.

  1. It Takes a While to Recover

One of the things that Dr. Larry Weinstein can say for sure about Juvederm is that as long as you aren’t having any adverse reaction to it, you shouldn’t have any recovery time. In fact, although your skin may be a little inflamed in some areas for a day or two, everything else should be as good as new.

  1. It Can Be Used Around Your Whole Face

A common misconception that people have is that dermal fillers like Juvederm and injectables like Botox can be used to your entire face. However, that’s not the case. In fact, Juvederm is only approved to help fill in fine lines and wrinkles from the nose down— including your lips, nasolabial folds, and cheeks. Additionally, Botox is only approved to treat the fine lines and wrinkles on your forehead and around your eyes.

  1. It’s Harmful

If you are on an organic kick just like everyone else in the country, you are rightfully concerned about what you’re putting into your body and any harm that it can cause. However, Juvederm is a filler that is made up of an ingredient that is found naturally in our bodies: hyaluronic acid. So unlike other treatments that involve silicone, with Juvederm, you know that you are getting a natural treatment 100% of the time.

Now that you are aware of some of the myths associated with Juvederm, you can feel more informed before you get injections. To learn more about Juvederm and other fillers that we offer, or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Larry Weinstein, contact our office today!

 

 


Restore Your Skin Some More: 3 Easy Tips

skin care for winterWinter is notorious for bringing people a bit of winter gloom and a load of dry skin. If you have noticed that the skin on your face is feeling and looking a bit on the dehydrated side of things, consider adding the following steps to your daily routine. From wearing sunscreen to using a face scrub, this article will discuss a few helpful ways to restore your skin back to a smoother state. Read on to learn more.

  • Wear Sunscreen

As one of the things that most people neglect to wear during the winter, sunscreen will help your skin stay moisturized and will prevent you from drying out too much. Even if you are heading out on a walk on a gloomy, winter day, the sun can still shine through the clouds and dry out your skin. When choosing a sunscreen, look for one that is built into a face cream— that way you don’t have to worry about adding yet another thing to your medicine cabinet.

  • Layer on the Cream

Whether you naturally have dry or oily skin, winter weather doesn’t discriminate and can leave you feeling drier than ever. To help you stay moisturized, layer on the face cream across your skin both morning and night. If you start to notice that you are breaking out, ease off of the cream and try only applying it at night.

  • Use a Face Scrub

Although this article mentioned tips to use every day, you really should only be using a face scrub 2-3 times per week. If you use a scrub too frequently, you strip your skin of natural oils which can cause you to break out. When using a face scrub to get rid of the dry, dead skin on your face, focus on your T-zone— your forehead, nose, and chin.

Get your skin back to its smoother, more moisturized self for the rest of the season with the tips listed above. If you would like to learn more about how you can restore moisture to your skin, contact Dr. Larry Weinstein today!

 

 


When to Consider Getting Botox

wrinkle-treatmentBotox has been and still is one of the most popular procedures that patients come into Dr. Larry Weinstein to get. By temporarily relaxing the muscles around the eyes and forehead, Botox works to give patients a wrinkle-free complexion. However, as one of those things that just about everyone is flocking to get, it can be hard to know when you should start getting Botox done. Read on to learn more.

When You Start Noticing Wrinkles

Because everyone has different genetics and skin types, it’s hard to give a definitive answer to what age you should start getting Botox done. However, it’s safe to say that you should start coming in to get Botox as soon as you start noticing wrinkles around your eyes and forehead. To test out whether or not you have wrinkles, try scrunching up your forehead and the skin around your eyes while standing in front of the mirror. Once you relax, are the wrinkles still there or have they gone away? If they are present, then you need Botox. If they vanish right away, you still have time to spare.

Look At Your Family History

To help you decide when you should start getting Botox, look at your family’s skin. For instance, do your mother and grandmother have wrinkly skin or is it as smooth as butter? If your family is known for having prematurely aged skin, then you may want to consider getting Botox done sooner than later.

Notice Your Habits

Are you a fairly animated person? Do you make a lot of facial expressions when you are talking to people? If so, you are more likely to get premature wrinkles, which means that you should start getting Botox injections sooner than later.

To learn whether or not you are in need of getting Botox injections, schedule a consultation with Dr. Larry Weinstein today!

 


3 Tips for Discussing An Otoplasty With Your Child

OtoplastyBeing a kid is hard enough as it is, but when you throw in something that involves your child’s appearance, it can make childhood that much more difficult. If your child’s ears protrude a bit too far off of their head or if they are more prominent than their other features, you may want to consider an otoplasty. Done on children of all ages, otoplasty is most commonly done on children around the age of three. As one of the most difficult parts of this procedure, explaining it to your young child can seem impossible. Luckily, we have created a few tips that you can use. Read on to learn more.

Emphasize Inner Beauty

If your child is three years old, they likely won’t remember much about getting an otoplasty. However, if they are a bit older, you want to make sure that you emphasize the fact that their inner beauty is more important than their outer beauty. Try to explain that although they are getting a cosmetic procedure done, they would be equally as beautiful with or without it— the last thing you want to do is make your child think that their self-esteem resides solely on their appearance.

Use Props to Explain

If you are trying to explain an otoplasty to a particularly young child, props might as well be your best friend. By using their favorite doll or stuffed animal, you can explain why they’re having surgery done, how the surgery will be done, and what recovery will be like. Remember to embrace questions after you are done explaining the operation. The more questions your child has, the better they will understand this procedure.

Address Their Fears

Going through surgery can be scary for an adult, but it can be ten times more scary for a child. To help your child feel calm before going into surgery, address their fears. For instance, explain to them that they won’t feel a thing and that when they wake up, you will be right there.

If your child has prominent ears that you think could benefit from an otoplasty, contact Dr. Larry Weinstein’s office today to schedule a consultation. To learn more about this procedure and more, visit our website.

 

 

 


The R’s of the Filler World: Restylane Vs. Radiesse

facial fillersWhen it comes to dermal fillers, there are a variety of different options for you to choose from. Derived from the same concept of filling in the fine lines and wrinkles on your face, however, what is the difference between fillers? As two of the most popular fillers that Dr. Larry Weinstein offers, both Restylane and Radiesse provide unique benefits to help you look and feel younger. Read on to learn more.

Restylane
As a substance that is naturally found in the body, hyaluronic acid is something that is replicated in dermal fillers such as Restylane. By adding collagen and elasticity to your skin, hyaluronic acid is something that fades as you age. Luckily, with dermal fillers like Restylane, you can help to give your body back its collagen and elasticity to give you a more youthful-looking glow. By injecting Restylane directly into the fine lines and wrinkles around your mouth and nose, you can get rid of smile lines and help restore elasticity to your face.

Radiesse
Composed of calcium hydroxylapatite, Radiesse is a filler that is injected below the surface of the skin. By adding immediate volume to your skin, you can leave Dr. Weinstein’s office with results that are worth showing off to your friends and family. Radiesse is primarily used to treat nasolabial folds and fill in the cheeks and around the mouth. As one of the best benefits of all, Radiesse can last a year or longer depending on the patient and their skin type.

The great thing about both Restylane and Radiesse is that they are both FDA approved— meaning that you have nothing to worry about in regards to your health and safety. And, as two fillers that are each unique and useful in their ways, you can rest assured that you are going to get the best results possible. If you would like to schedule an appointment to get one of these fillers or if you would simply like to learn more, contact Dr. Larry Weinstein today!


ScarFace No More: The Art of ScarFix

ScarFix Scars may be something that are cool to show off to your friends on the playground when you’re 8 years old or if you’re a character out of a novel like Frankenstein, however, if you are just an average adult, and you have scars, then you are likely going to want to do everything that you can in order to help minimize the appearance of scars. Although there are topical over-the-counter creams that claim to help get rid of the appearance of scars, nothing will be quite as effective as a state-of-the-art scar treatment like the one that Dr. Larry Weinstein created: ScarFix. Read on to learn more.

What is a Scar?
Before you learn about what ScarFix is, it’s important for you to understand what a scar is and the difference between different types of scars. A scar is an area of the skin where a burn, wound, or sore has not yet healed properly. There are a few different types of scars including hypertrophic scars, keloids, and contractures.

  • Hypertrophic Scars: These types of scars are typically raised, reddened, hyperpigmented, and can even be uncomfortable.
  • Keloids: These scars are larger hypertrophic scars that can cause irritation due to itchiness and inflammation.
  • Contractures: These types of scars are so damaging that they can restrict your movement due to the severity of scarring underneath the skin.

What is ScarFix?
ScarFix involves a multi-step procedure to help get rid of the scar itself. By cleaning the wound and removing any bacteria or contaminants that may have built up, your wound has a better chance to heal. Once it is cleaned, the removal of the edges of the wound will be removed by using an atraumatic technique which will help to create less trauma to the tissue, which equates to less scarring further down the line.

Let’s face it, getting your scar removed by the inventor himself is pretty amazing— plus, you’ll know that you are in the best hands possible. If you would like to learn more about ScarFix or other scar revision treatment options, contact Dr. Larry Weinstein’s office today!


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