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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!


Not Just For Women: The Benefits of Facial Fillers for Men

botox-for-menStereotypically, when you think of dermal fillers you typically think of a middle aged woman getting the wrinkles on her face filled in and maybe even her lips being plumped up. And although this might be an accurate assumption most of the time, fillers like Juvederm and Restylane are also gaining popularity among men— but why? From helping to restore youth to aiding in self esteem, this article will discuss a few of the reasons men are flocking to Larry Weinstein in order to get fillers.

Restore Youthfulness
Unless you sport a full, heavy beard all year round, you will start to notice wrinkles developing around your mouth and even on your chin. And although aging itself can be considered to be a beautiful process, these signs of aging can be a bit more frustrating than anything. Not only can chin wrinkles make things like shaving to be a bit more difficult, they can age you in a way that you aren’t quite ready to accept. Luckily, by getting either Restylane or Juvederm injections from Dr. Larry Weinstein, you can help to restore your youthful glow and leave the hassle of shaving behind.

Aid in Self-Esteem
Just like women, men suffer from self-esteem issues as well. And although men aren’t as open about their self esteem, it doesn’t mean that issues aren’t there. If you are a male who is having a hard time accepting the aging process and are noticing that your self-esteem isn’t as high as it once was before yous tarted to show physical signs of aging, then you may want to consider temporary fillers. Although fillers and any sort of plastic surgery aren’t designed to provide patients with happiness or confidence, they certainly can help give your self-esteem the boost that it needs in order to get you feeling like your normal self once again.

Getting fillers isn’t just popular among women— in fact, it’s gaining popularity among the male crowd as well. If you are a male who has been noticing signs of aging that you aren’t ready to face, contact Dr. Larry Weinstein’s office today to schedule a consultation.


Leave the Turkey to Thanksgiving: The Art of Jowl Removal

Jowl RemovalAs you age, the looser your skin gets. And unfortunately, parts of your body start to lose elasticity and you start to look a bit older than you might feel. Not only can areas of your body such as your breasts and buttocks start to sag a little, but areas around your face— especially your neck start to lose elasticity and leave you looking more like your favorite Thanksgiving bird than you care to admit. Luckily, Dr. Larry Weinstein specializes in a variety of plastic surgeries— including jowl removal— that are designed to help get rid of the unwanted fat and skin around your neck and help you to look and feel like your younger self once again. But what exactly is jowl removal surgery? Read on to learn more.

What is a jowl lift?
As you age, the area under your chin and around the upper part of your neck starts to lose elasticity and gather a bit of fat— leaving you with a more enhanced looking jowl line. During a jowl lift, Dr. Larry Weinstein works to not only emit that fat that has built up but to also lift that extra skin that has lost elasticity in order to give you a smoother and more youthful looking appearance.

What is recovery like?
Before you consider getting a jowl lift, it’s important to understand what you can expect from the recovery process. Recovery from a jowl lift requires at least a few weeks and will also require that you get the proper amount of rest afterwards. As your body works to heal from this major surgery, it’s important that you don’t participate in any sort of strenuous activity, as this could exacerbate the surgical area and cause infection.

What results can I expect?
Unfortunately, no surgery can yet permanently stop the signs and effects of aging. However, by getting a jowl lift you can help to minimize the aging results and slow down the aging process. Although a jowl lift isn’t permanent, it will allow you to look and feel younger for a longer period of time.

If you have noticed that you are bothered by the excess fat and skin around your jowl line, contact Larry Weinstein’s office today to set up a consultation— you won’t regret it!


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