Holiday Facelift with Little Recovery, Immediate Results

Holiday season is upon us. Are you ready? Only 3 weeks until Thanksgiving and holiday festivities, you know what that means; parties, reunions with friends and family and endless photo ops. We all want to look our best for these occasions so now that your hair appointment is booked and your party dresses are waiting for their debut, Dr. Kassabian has the answer for your pre-holiday cosmetic quandaries. The Lift MD Aesthetics® Liquid Facelift will revitalize your look with little recovery time, and subtlety that will leave you looking your best, not different.
A typical result of aging, the face begins to lose collagen, elastin and fat, resulting in the loss of youthful contour and facial volume. The liquid facelift is a non-surgical alternative to a traditional lift with a short recovery time. With the use of Botox®, Juvederm®Perlane®, Radiesse® and Sculptra® to name a few, Dr. Kassabian is able to restore your natural, youthful beauty. Each of these dermal fillers has unique attributes that work synergistically and compliment each other to address your concerns. The liquid facelift lift can be used to either lift the face in it’s entirety, contour specific facial features, correct wrinkles, creases and folds or volumize specific areas.
You and Dr. Kassabian explore your options and decide how to best achieve your desired results.
Time is running out before the holiday rush arrives so be sure to book your appointment in time for results to become effective. Call Lift MD Aesthetics® to set up a consultation with Dr. Kassabian.
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Check out Dr. Kassabian’s “Guide to Injectables” to learn more about your options:

There are many injectables out there that aim to fill lines and prevent wrinkles, caused by aging or overly-expressive facial muscles. But which injectable is right for you? Everyone could use a little help, especially as the years pass by more and more quickly. However, it is crucial to be informed when making a decision about the first thing people notice about you, your face. Both men and women can experience the benefits of non-invasive fillers and injectables, and Dr. Kassabian’s guide below will help you decide the right fit for your face. These are Dr. Kassabian’s favorite, hot on the market, fillers and injectables with minimal side effects and lasting benefits.

Botulinum Toxins:


Botox:

Dr. Kassabian’s motto is “the best plastic surgery goes unnoticed”.  With his expertise, the combination of Botox® and other injectables will address your concerns and give incredibly natural results.

Botox® is a botulinum toxin and is injected into muscles and used to improve the look of moderate-to-severe lines between the brows, on the forehead, crow’s feet, nasal wrinkles, perioral lines, and lifting of the nose tip. Common but typically unknown uses include injections to combat sweaty scalps, armpits, palms and soles, correct bunny lines on nose, soften lip and chin puckering, and minimize neck bands. It is commonly injected into the masseter muscle to reduce the width of the face and give a more V-shaped look. With no surgery and no recovery time, this is a safe option for first-time cosmetic enhancement users.

Who it’s best For: People with moderate to severe wrinkles. Botox is also used to prevent headaches and TMJ.

Click HERE to read about the Botox-athon in InTouch!

Dysport:

Dysport has been used in Europe for the past 18 years and is now available in the U.S. and can be used in the same manner as Botox®. Dysport is an injection used to temporarily improve the look of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows, forehead lines, crow’s feet, nasal wrinkles, perioral lines and neck bands in adults. It can also be used to treat headaches and migraines. It is commonly injected into the masseter muscle to reduce the width of the face and give a more V-shaped look. Like Botox®, Dysport is also used for TMJ relief.

Who It’s Best For: Adults with moderate to severe wrinkles and for treatment of migraines and TMJ.

Dysport VS Botox: What is the difference?

From a clinical standpoint, Dysport and Botox® appear to be equivalent in their time of onset, duration of activity, and efficacy. Botox® and Dysport may treat the majority of headaches and can usually allow the patient to go off medication within 3- 6 months. It is safe to say that Dysport and Botox® are more similar than they are different.

Hyaluronic Acid Gels:

Juvederm®:

Juvederm® is a smooth gel containing hyaluronic acid that comes in several viscosities for various wrinkle depths. Use the stronger gel for nasal labial folds, cheek bones and under eye, and the softer gel for your lips. Available with or without Lidocaine, which is a numbing agent used to eliminate discomfort during the injection. Lasts up to one year.

Who It’s Best For: Those seeking to improve the appearance of facial lines or plump the lips, as young as 18 years old.

Restylane:

Restylane is one of the first hyaluronic-acid fillers to hit the market. The particles are medium sized which make this versatile filler, the more you use it, the longer it lasts.  One treatment lasts up to eight months and is best for use for under the eyes, nasolabial folds, lips and medium-depth wrinkles. Also available without or without Lidocaine.

Who It’s Best For: Used mostly for under the eyes, nasolabial folds, lips and medium-depth wrinkles. Lasts about 6 months.

Perlane:

Perlane is essentially a thick form of Restylane and works best for deep wrinkles, general lifting and straightening the jawline. This can also be used to treat facial scars and skin depressions.  The FDA states that Perlane lasts 6 months, but some have experienced the effects for several years in less mobile facial locations. Also available without or without Lidocaine.

Who It’s Best For: Those with more prominent wrinkles, nasolabial folds and lips. Best for problems involving the lower third of the face.

Juvederm VS Restylane VS Perlane:

The difference between these products is simple; particle size. Perlane has larger particles which makes it thicker and better for adding volume to cheeks and filling in the nasolabial folds around the mouth and also lasts longer. Restylane and Juvederm are great for adding volume to the lips and tear troughs around the eyes and filling in nasolabial folds.

COLLAGEN STIMULATORS:

It’s all about volumizing the face. In addition to targeting specific wrinkles and plumping lips, collagen stimulators allow you to achieve a more youthful look by stimulating your body to form collagen, which translates into volume thus improve the appearance of aging skin folds, indented skin surfaces, hollowed cheeks, and sunken eyes. Collagen stimulators are more popular now than ever before. Here are Dr. Kassabian’s leading favorites:

Sculptra:

Sculptra is a synthetic poly-L-lactic acid which, upon injection, stimulates collagen production. Most effective when injected in several sessions over several months and can last up to 2 years. Sculptra is best for replacing volume over large areas and is also known as the “liquid facelift“.

Who It’s Best For: Those suffering from facial atrophy, the filler of choice for more mature men and women. Used mostly for the cheeks and temples to add volume.  Sculptra is great for those with minimal facial muscle pads and for athletes.

Radiesse:

A collagen based product, uses calcium hydroxyapitate microspheres suspended in a gel that act as a filler while spheres stimulate natural collagen production. Best used for filling facial atrophies of the cheekbones and jaw lines. Also used on hands and for nose reshaping. Radiesse can last up to 1 year.

Who It’s Best For: Used mostly for the cheeks and temples to add volume. Results are immediate.

Click HERE to read about Radiesse in Marie Claire Magazine

435 N. Bedford Dr. Suite 301 Beverly Hills, ca 90210 310-285-0400

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$50 Latisse® For Lift Md Aesthetics® Patients Only!

Exclusively for Dr. Kassabian’s clients!

Starting October 6th, receive 2 kits of LATISSE® for $50 each with any BOTOX® or JUVEDERM XC® treatment!

As a special thank you to our loyal BOTOX® and JUVEDERM XC® clients, we invite you to visit Lift MD Aesthetics® for a BOTOX® or JUVEDERM XC® treatment and be eligible to purchase 2 kits of LATISSE® for only $100 after rebate. LATISSE® purchase (2 kits) must be made at time of BOTOX® or JUVEDERM XC® treatment (Actual price is $200 for two kits). Allergan Corporation will send $100 rebate directly to client. Offer valid October 6th, 2010 through November 30, 2010. Limit one offer per patient while supplies last and cannot be combined with any other offer.

For more information on Botox® or Juvederm®, call us at 310-285-0400 or visit us at Lift Md Aesthetics®, 436 North Bedford Drive, Suite 301, Beverly Hills, California.

Guide To Injectables: Which Is The Right One For You?

There are many injectables out there that aim to fill lines and prevent wrinkles, caused by aging or overly-expressive facial muscles. But which injectable is right for you? Everyone could use a little help, especially as the years pass by more and more quickly. However, it is crucial to be informed when making a decision about the first thing people notice about you, your face. Both men and women can experience the benefits of non-invasive fillers and injectables, and Dr. Kassabian’s guide below will help you decide the right fit for your face. These are Dr. Kassabian’s favorite, hot on the market, fillers and injectables with minimal side effects and lasting benefits.

Botulinum Toxins:


Botox:

Dr. Kassabian’s motto is “the best plastic surgery goes unnoticed”.  With his expertise, the combination of Botox® and other injectables will address your concerns and give incredibly natural results.

Botox® is a botulinum toxin and is injected into muscles and used to improve the look of moderate-to-severe lines between the brows, on the forehead, crow’s feet, nasal wrinkles, perioral lines, and lifting of the nose tip. Common but typically unknown uses include injections to combat sweaty scalps, armpits, palms and soles, correct bunny lines on nose, soften lip and chin puckering, and minimize neck bands. It is commonly injected into the masseter muscle to reduce the width of the face and give a more V-shaped look. With no surgery and no recovery time, this is a safe option for first-time cosmetic enhancement users.

Who it’s best For: People with moderate to severe wrinkles. Botox is also used to prevent headaches and TMJ.

Click HERE to read about the Botox-athon in InTouch!

Dysport:

Dysport has been used in Europe for the past 18 years and is now available in the U.S. and can be used in the same manner as Botox®. Dysport is an injection used to temporarily improve the look of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows, forehead lines, crow’s feet, nasal wrinkles, perioral lines and neck bands in adults. It can also be used to treat headaches and migraines. It is commonly injected into the masseter muscle to reduce the width of the face and give a more V-shaped look. Like Botox®, Dysport is also used for TMJ relief.

Who It’s Best For: Adults with moderate to severe wrinkles and for treatment of migraines and TMJ.

Dysport VS Botox: What is the difference?

From a clinical standpoint, Dysport and Botox® appear to be equivalent in their time of onset, duration of activity, and efficacy. Botox® and Dysport may treat the majority of headaches and can usually allow the patient to go off medication within 3- 6 months. It is safe to say that Dysport and Botox® are more similar than they are different.

Hyaluronic Acid Gels:



Juvederm®:

Juvederm® is a smooth gel containing hyaluronic acid that comes in several viscosities for various wrinkle depths. Use the stronger gel for nasal labial folds, cheek bones and under eye, and the softer gel for your lips. Available with or without Lidocaine, which is a numbing agent used to eliminate discomfort during the injection. Lasts up to one year.

Who It’s Best For: Those seeking to improve the appearance of facial lines or plump the lips, as young as 18 years old.

Restylane:

Restylane is one of the first hyaluronic-acid fillers to hit the market. The particles are medium sized which make this versatile filler, the more you use it, the longer it lasts.  One treatment lasts up to eight months and is best for use for under the eyes, nasolabial folds, lips and medium-depth wrinkles. Also available without or without Lidocaine.

Who It’s Best For: Used mostly for under the eyes, nasolabial folds, lips and medium-depth wrinkles. Lasts about 6 months.

Perlane:

Perlane is essentially a thick form of Restylane and works best for deep wrinkles, general lifting and straightening the jawline. This can also be used to treat facial scars and skin depressions.  The FDA states that Perlane lasts 6 months, but some have experienced the effects for several years in less mobile facial locations. Also available without or without Lidocaine.

Who It’s Best For: Those with more prominent wrinkles, nasolabial folds and lips. Best for problems involving the lower third of the face.

Juvederm VS Restylane VS Perlane:

The difference between these products is simple; particle size. Perlane has larger particles which makes it thicker and better for adding volume to cheeks and filling in the nasolabial folds around the mouth and also lasts longer. Restylane and Juvederm are great for adding volume to the lips and tear troughs around the eyes and filling in nasolabial folds.

COLLAGEN STIMULATORS:

It’s all about volumizing the face. In addition to targeting specific wrinkles and plumping lips, collagen stimulators allow you to achieve a more youthful look by stimulating your body to form collagen, which translates into volume thus improve the appearance of aging skin folds, indented skin surfaces, hollowed cheeks, and sunken eyes. Collagen stimulators are more popular now than ever before. Here are Dr. Kassabian’s leading favorites:

Sculptra:

Sculptra is a synthetic poly-L-lactic acid which, upon injection, stimulates collagen production. Most effective when injected in several sessions over several months and can last up to 2 years. Sculptra is best for replacing volume over large areas and is also known as the “liquid facelift“.

Who It’s Best For: Those suffering from facial atrophy, the filler of choice for more mature men and women. Used mostly for the cheeks and temples to add volume.  Sculptra is great for those with minimal facial muscle pads and for athletes.

Radiesse:

A collagen based product, uses calcium hydroxyapitate microspheres suspended in a gel that act as a filler while spheres stimulate natural collagen production. Best used for filling facial atrophies of the cheekbones and jaw lines. Also used on hands and for nose reshaping. Radiesse can last up to 1 year.

Who It’s Best For: Used mostly for the cheeks and temples to add volume. Results are immediate.

Click HERE to read about Radiesse in Marie Claire Magazine

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JUVÉDERM® XC –the Latest Innovation in Cosmetic Dermal Fillers by Garo Kassabian,MD,FACS, Lift MD Aesthetics®

By Garo Kassabian, MD,FACS, Lift MD Aesthetics®

JUVÉDERM®XC is the latest dermal filler advance from Allergan Inc.  It is a “next generation” smooth gel, non-animal dermal filler that offers a natural look and feel and long lasting results—up to a year! JUVÉDERM®XC lasts long because it’s the only dermal filler currently available with the highest concentration of hyaluronic acid and a special formulation process.  This process creates a smooth gel that flows easily into the skin, creating smooth, natural looks.  The smooth consistency of JUVÉDERM®XC dermal filler may also help to minimize the discomfort that can sometimes occur during the injection procedure.  JUVÉDERM®XC differs from the original JUVÉDERM® with the addition of lidocaine, a local anesthetic, which further minimizes the discomfort of the injection.

The hyaluronic acid in JUVÉDERM®XC helps to add volume and hydration to your skin, making those lines and wrinkles virtually disappear.  The injection process takes only about fifteen minutes and results are immediate.  There is minimal recovery or downtime. You can step into our office for treatment and step right back into your life. It’s as simple as that! And now with the addition of lidocaine to JUVÉDERM®XC the anesthetic effect takes place in seconds, reducing the need for further anesthetic. Under the expertise of Dr. Garo Kassabian,MD,FACS of Lift MD Aesthetics®, a dual board-certified cosmetic surgeon, you can be sure that your treatment will be customized to your needs and expertly applied for maximal results.

Be sure to check out our entire line of skin care products at www.liftmd.com.

Dr. Garo Kassabian, MD, FACS is a board certified plastic surgeon and founder of Lift MD Aesthetics®, a full service surgical center and spa located in the heart of Beverly Hills.  If you are interested in learning more about Dr. Kassabian or Lift MD Aesthetics® or are interested in a consultation, please call our office at 310-285-0400 or check us out at www.liftmd.com .

Perlane-L Now Available at Lift MD Aesthetics® by Garo Kassabian MD, FACS, Lift MD Aesthetics®

By Garo Kassabian MD, FACSLift MD Aesthetics®

Perlane-L™ is a cosmetic dermal filler similar to Restylane-L™. These cosmetic dermal fillers add volume within the skin.  They consist of hyaluronic acid.  In the body, natural hyaluronic acid provides volume and fullness to the skin.  As we age, we have less of this natural hyaluronic acid and lines and wrinkles develop.  The difference between Restylane-L™ and Perlane-L™ is that Perlane-L is made up of larger particles and is injected deeper into the skin.  Therefore, Perlane-L™ is best for those deeper lines and wrinkles. The ingredient in both Perlane-L™ and Restylane-L™ that makes them different than their predecessors, Perlane® and Restylane® is lidocaine, a local anesthetic.  This makes the injections less painful than before.

Perlane-L™ uses the hyaluronic acid to replace the lost volume to your skin and restores youthful contours to smooth away moderate to severe wrinkles and folds. After treatment with Perlane-L the hydrophilic or “water loving” nature of the hyaluronic acid molecules allows them to bind many times their weight in water as they slowly break down.  This process is what helps maintain volume for about six months. 

Administered under the expertise of  Dr. Garo Kassabian, MD,FACS, a dual board certified cosmetic surgeon at Lift MD Aesthetics®, you can rest assured that your treatment with Perlane-L™ will be individualized to your needs to achieve maximum results.  You’ll still look like yourself—just rejuvenated! Check out our entire line of skin care products at www.liftmd.com.

Dr. Garo Kassabian, MD, FACS is a board certified plastic surgeon and founder of Lift MD Aesthetics, a full service surgical center and spa located in the heart of Beverly Hills.  If you are interested in learning more about Dr. Kassabian or Lift MD Aesthetics or are interested in a consultation, please call our office at 310-285-0400 or check us out at www.liftmd.com .

Restylane-L™ Now Available at Lift MD Aesthetics® by Garo Kassabian MD,FACS, Lift MD Aesthetics®

By Garo Kassabian, MD, FACS, Lift MD Aesthetics®

Restylane-L™ is a safe and natural cosmetic dermal filler made of hyaluronic acid that restores fullness to the skin to correct moderate to severe wrinkles and folds such as those from your nose to the corners of your mouth (nasolabial folds).  The hyaluronic acid replaces the lost volume and restores youthful contours. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance in your skin. It’s job is to help provide fullness and elasticity.  Over time your skin loses hyaluronic acid and as it diminishes, skin loses volume and increases the chances for wrinkles and lines to appear.  As you age, lips lose their plumpness and Restylane-L™ restores that fullness and provides a smoother contour.  It can augment your lips as well. The average Restylane-L™ treatment lasts six months or longer. The difference between the original Restylane® and Restylane-L™ is the addition of Lidocaine, a local anesthetic.  The addition of a local anesthetic makes the treatment less uncomfortable.

Under the expertise of Garo Kassabian, MD, FACS, a board certified cosmetic surgeon with Lift MD Aesthetics®, you can receive this rejuvenating cosmetic beauty treatment for a natural, younger-looking you!  You’ll still look like yourself—just rejuvenated!  Check out our entire line of skin care products and systems at www.liftmd.com.

Dr. Garo Kassabian, MD, FACS is a board certified plastic surgeon and founder of Lift MD Aesthetics®, a full service surgical center and spa located in the heart of Beverly Hills.  If you are interested in learning more about Dr. Kassabian or Lift MD Aesthetics® or are interested in a consultation, please call our office at 310-285-0400 or check us out at www.liftmd.com .