Everyone should know sun exposure contributes to facial aging and wrinkles over time. Even worse, sun damage is the leading cause of skin cancer. Tanning from either indoor beds or outside direct sun exposure is the most harmful, especially with sun burns and sensitive skin. Maryland skin care patients are always put on sun blocks routinely, from Botox Cosmetic to face lift surgery. While facial cosmetic treatments such as chemical peel and skin care can help reduce sun damage, prevention by using a sun block and avoiding tanning is a better method to reduce wrinkles in the first place. Medical … Continue reading
Potomac Plastic Surgery Blog
Maryland face lift patients often go to the Internet, in addition to their close friends, to research plastic surgeons for cosmetic surgery. Nothing will ever beat a personal recommendation from a trusted person. However, several physician review sites exist that provide patient reviews for multiple physician specialties. Doctor review sites are just one component of the decision making process cosmetic patients should use to help determine their plastic surgeon for their facial cosmetic surgery. In Washington DC, successful facial cosmetic surgery is the result of many factors, including the cosmetic procedure itself. Good rapport must be developed between patient and … Continue reading
Swelling after cosmetic surgery is expected, even when non-surgical (Botox Cosmetic) office treatments are performed. Plastic surgery swelling usually resolves within a few hours to a few weeks or longer, mostly dependant on the procedure performed. Cosmetic surgery patients may help reduce post-treatment swelling via a variety of methods. I’ve already talked about rhinoplasty swelling in a previous post. Many of those guidelines apply to other facial surgery, such as face lift, for my Maryland and northern Virginia patients. Other potential helpful factors which may help with postop cosmetic surgery swelling include the following reduce salt intake reduce ingesting processed … Continue reading
Injectable fillers such as Restylane (hyaluronic acid), Juvederm, Radiesse, and Sculptra are good options for various cosmetic enhancements for facial aging Washington area residents. Treatment areas vary for each product, including nasolabial / smile lines, marionette lines, cheek or midface augmentation, or lip enhancement. Some local anesthesia is generally required, since each filler is injected via a small needle. However, cosmetic treatment should not be very painful. Most Maryland facial plastic surgeons or dermatologists use a combination of anesthesia techniques to minimize discomfort. ice pack prior to procedure topical anesthesia cream on treated areas nerve or dental block with injection … Continue reading
Great article in CNN today on the benefits of saline nasal rinses. I tell every patient prior to and after cosmetic nasal surgery (rhinoplasty) to use nasal saline rinses. Saline rinses helps clear dust, pollen, and mucous from the nose and sinuses. Washington DC and northern Virginia patients suffer from terrible allergies. Saline rinses help Maryland deviated nasal septum, seasonal allergies, and hayfever patients. After surgery on the nose or sinuses, saline rinses help to reduce internal swelling and to keep the nasal cavity clean & moist.