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Potomac Plastic Surgery® Blog

April 2018 Newsletter

They say that your eyes are the gateway to the soul and this is partly because our eyes are the first area of the face that one notices. Eye bags can leave us looking tired and feeling less confident. There are many reasons that our eyes may appear puffy or swollen. These dermatologist- and plastic surgeon-approved tips can help with eye bag treatment. Basic Skin Care We recommend that our patients begin with non-surgical treatments, which can include chemical peels and basic skin care practices. Such practices include healthy dieting, proper sun protection, and adequate sleep. Skin Treatments Skin treatments are used to improve … Continue reading »

Nonsurgical Eye Bag treatment with Facial Filler

The lower eyelids and cheeks are common areas of concern by patients, especially those who may complain of dark circles or eye bags. Appearance of this facial area may be a concern before other areas, such as forehead wrinkles. Patients complain of appearing tired despite adequate sleep and energy levels. Even millennials can have bags and dark circles, which is not from age alone. Plastic surgeons use a variety of terms to describe this region of the face, including the infraorbital rim, tear trough, and mid face. Dark circles, bags, wrinkles, and flat cheeks may negatively draw one’s attention to this … Continue reading »

Fill Flat Cheeks with Facial Fillers

Flat cheeks are undesirable for many patient across the Washington DC region. Some patients report flat cheeks or dark circles, while others may complain of sagging or droopy cheeks. Since fuller cheeks can be a sign of vitality and health, patients often request cheek enhancement in cosmetic surgery practices. Flat cheeks develop to various degrees naturally with age. However, flat cheeks and dark circles are often present from an early age. It’s not unusual to have patients in their 20’s visiting a plastic surgeon’s office to discuss flat cheeks or dark circles. Liquid lift of the cheeks Facial filler injections … Continue reading »

Cheek Augmentation with Fillers

Full cheeks can be a sign of vitality and health, and many Washington DC patients visit a plastic surgeon to enhance their cheeks. Some may complain of flat cheeks or dark circles, while others may complain of sagging or droopy cheeks. One of the early signs of facial aging is loss of volume, especially of the cheeks. With natural fat and bone loss, the “apple” cheeks of youth gradually flatten with age. Some patients, however, may have flat cheeks and dark circles from an early age. Facial volume loss can become apparent in the late 20s, but more noticeable in … Continue reading »

The End to Antiaging

The term antiaging is out, as promoted by the beauty publication Allure. Problems with Antiaging What’s the problem with anti-aging? First, this language of antiaging is often vague. Various creams, peels, injections, devices, and cosmetic treatments claim to be anti-aging. What does antiaging actually mean? Less eye bags, lifted skin, smoother wrinkles, etc? We know that even young patients can have dark circles, wrinkles, and eye bags. They don’t need to be “antiaged”. Second, and more importantly, the term may also constitute age shaming or ageism. Antiaging implies that aging itself is something to avoid. However, as we know, growing older … Continue reading »

    Houtan Chaboki, M.D.