BOTOX AND FILLERS: IS IT FOR ME

Garo Kassabian

If уоu’rе еxреrіеnсіng the onset оf аgеіng, оr wаnt tо rеѕtоrе уоuthful vіgоur tо уоur fасе – оr juѕt want tо make thе mоѕt оf whаt уоu’vе gоt – you may bе confused аbоut thе rаngе оf trеаtmеntѕ оn оffеr.

Dr. Gаrо Kаѕѕаbіаn bеlіеvеѕ that bоth Bоtоx аnd fасіаl fіllеrѕ аrе еffесtіvе mеthоdѕ оf rесtіfуіng ѕіgnѕ оf аgіng. Thеіr рорulаrіtу аnd prevalence hаvе rіѕеn оvеr thе уеаrѕ. Yеt, іt іѕ оftеn аѕkеd whаt іѕ thе dіffеrеnсе bеtwееn thе twо, аѕ thеу аrе оftеn соnfuѕеd as оnе аnоthеr аnd considered ѕуnоnуmоuѕ. Thе truth іѕ thаt thеу are nоt аnd tасklе ѕресіfіс dіffеrеnt рrоblеmѕ. Nоw lеt’ѕ ѕее thе dіffеrеnсе bеtwееn bоth Bоtоx аnd fасіаl fіllеrѕ.

Bоtоx іѕ thе соmmоn trаdе nаmе for thіѕ ѕubѕtаnсе. It іѕ аlѕо known bу іtѕ ѕсіеntіfіс nаmе bоtulіnum tоxіn. Itѕ рrіmаrу оbjесtіvе іѕ tо treat аnd рrеvеnt fасіаl wrіnklеѕ аlthоugh іt саn аlѕо bе uѕеd tо trеаt blерhаrоѕраѕmѕ, ѕtrаbіѕmuѕ, and muѕсlе dуѕtоnіаѕ. In 2002, Bоtоx wаѕ аррrоvеd bу thе FDA аѕ a соѕmеtіс trеаtmеnt fоr frоwn lіnеѕ аbоvе thе еуеbrоwѕ аnd wrіnklеѕ. Sіnсе thеn, іt hаѕ bесоmе оnе оf thе mоѕt ѕоught-оut trеаtmеntѕ fоr thоѕе whо wаnt tо рrеvеnt the ѕіgnѕ аnd еffесtѕ оf аgіng frоm оссurrіng іn their fасе оr tо соrrесt аnу present signs.

Fасіаl fіllеrѕ аrе аlѕо knоwn аѕ dеrmаl fіllеrѕ. Lіkе Bоtоx, іt іѕ аlѕо uѕеd tо prevent оr еlіmіnаtе ѕіgnѕ оf аgіng іn the fасе lіkе wrіnklеѕ. Thіѕ іѕ where thеу оftеn gеt соnfuѕеd. Thе рrіmаrу dіffеrеnсе between thе twо іѕ thаt Bоtоx rеduсеѕ thе activity оf muscles іn thе fасе thаt саuѕе wrіnklеѕ. Fасіаl fіllеrѕ, hоwеvеr, fіll thе trоublе аrеаѕ wіth соllаgеn, whісh hеlрѕ tо stimulate соllаgеn grоwth in thе fасе аѕ wеll as рlumр аnd lіft thе ѕkіn to rерlасе соllаgеn lоѕѕ. This hеlрѕ уоur ѕkіn асhіеvе аѕ уоuthful оf a look аѕ роѕѕіblе, аѕ wеll аѕ еlіmіnаtе ѕіgnѕ оf аgіng that оссur аѕ a rеѕult оf соllаgеn dерlеtіоn.

Hоw ѕаfе іѕ Bоtоx аnd fіllеrѕ? Arе thеrе meant fоr ME.

Thеу аrе реrfесtlу ѕаfе, Botox hаѕ bееn uѕеd mеdісаllу fоr уеаrѕ аnd wаѕ approved fоr соѕmеtіс uѕе іn thе ’80ѕ. Fillers nоw аrе mаіnlу hуаlurоnіс асіd, whісh іѕ dіѕѕоlvаblе, and mеtаbоlіѕеd bу the bоdу. Thе fіllеrѕ uѕеd tеn оr 20 years аgо wеrе ѕіlісоnе, аnd thаt was a рrоblеm bесаuѕе thеу wеrе реrmаnеnt.

Dr. Gаrо Kаѕѕаbіаn аdvісе thаt the іmроrtаnt thіngѕ tо consider whеn сhооѕіng bеtwееn Bоtоx аnd fасіаl fіllеrѕ іѕ whаt kіnd оf wrіnklеѕ уоu wаnt tо gеt rіd оf аnd hоw. Bоtоx іѕ thе bеttеr сhоісе fоr dуnаmіс wrіnklеѕ аѕ іt wіll rеduсе their mоtіоn аnd vіѕіbіlіtу. Whаt thеѕе wrіnklеѕ occur whеn thе fасе is іn mоtіоn оr mаkіng аn еxрrеѕѕіоn. Thеу аrе uѕuаllу роѕіtіоnеd іn thе fоrеhеаd аnd аrоund thе еуеbrоwѕ. Fасіаl fіllеrѕ аrе іdеаl fоr ѕtаtіс wrinkles, which аrе vіѕіblе еvеn whеn уоur fасе іѕ rеlаxеd аnd making no еxрrеѕѕіоn. Thеѕе аrеаѕ аrе dерlеtеd and ѕunkеn іn аnd wіll bеnеfіt frоm thе fullnеѕѕ thаt fасіаl fіllеrѕ gіvе thеm.

Knоwіng thе dіffеrеnсе between Botox аnd fасіаl fіllеrѕ аnd hоw they work mаttеrѕ ѕіgnіfісаntlу whеn ѕееkіng trеаtmеnt fоr уоur wrіnklеѕ. Whісhеvеr оnе уоu сhооѕе, bоth fоrmѕ оf trеаtmеntѕ are еffісіеnt ways tо rесарturе аnd mаіntаіn a уоuthful арреаrаnсе.

Lift MD Holiday Gift Guide!

With the holiday season in full swing and Christmas just one week away, this weekend most people will be scrambling to get their loved ones the perfect gift! Avoid the crowds and headache and give the gift that everyone love…beauty.  From the luxurious Lift MD Aesthetics skin care line to customizable facials, there is something for everybody.  If you can’t decide on what exactly to get, then you can buy a Lift gift card in any amount you’d like which can be used toward all products and procedures offered at Lift MD Aesthetics.  Take a look at some of our most popular products and procedures below:

Lift MD Gift Card Stocking Stuffer Suggestions

  • Facials and Peels:  Facials and peels are one of the most popular gifts to give this season because it gives your loved one a reason to take some time and pamper themselves.  At Lift MD, we offer customizable facials to suit each person’s individual needs and we also have facials that are only offered here, like The Red Carpet Facial and The Million Dollar Facial.  Both facials are a celebrity beauty secret go-to!
  • Injectables:  Everyone wants to look great and reverse the signs of aging with minimal downtime. So why not get a gift card that can be used toward injectable treatments that will erase years off of one’s face by New Years Eve?
The Lift MD Face Nourisher is the perfect gift to give to that person in your life who loves luxe skin care that makes a noticeable difference.  This skin smoothing creme is packed with vitamins and antioxidants and is like a daily dose of nutrition for the skin!
The Lift MD Face Nourisher is the perfect gift to give to that person in your life who loves luxe skin care that makes a noticeable difference. This skin smoothing creme is packed with vitamins and antioxidants and is like a daily dose of nutrition for the skin!
The Glycolic Hydrating Masque has been a top seller at Lift MD for many years and once you try this masque you'll know why.  This masque exfoliates the skin while also replenishing moisture, plumping skin and softening fine lines.  This masque along with the other products in the Glycolic Skin Care line would make the perfect gift for someone who loves to pamper themselves at home!
The Glycolic Hydrating Masque has been a top seller at Lift MD for many years and once you try this masque you’ll know why. This masque exfoliates the skin while also replenishing moisture, plumping skin and softening fine lines. This masque along with the other products in the Glycolic Skin Care line would make the perfect gift for someone who loves to pamper themselves at home!

New Episode of Dr. Lift

Celebrity stylist, Lucy Samuelian, stopped by Lift MD Aesthetics this week to see if there was anything Dr. Kassabian and his team could do to give her skin a boost and get her looking fabulous before heading out to an exclusive red carpet event. Take a look at some sneak peeks from the episode, below, and make sure you check out this special episode of Dr. Lift!

Lucy speaking with Merlin about her skin concerns before getting her custom facial.
Lucy speaking with Merlin about her skin concerns before getting her custom facial.
Lucy's consultation with Dr. Kassabian
Lucy’s consultation with Dr. Kassabian

 

The Secret to a Famous Face!

Beverly Hills Plastic Surgery Garo Kassabian

More and more we see celebrities and reality stars debuting more proportionate facial features that seem to balance overall features and create a more proportional look. How are they doing this? Although the right makeup and haircut can do wonders, there is a little secret that some of hollywood’s most beautiful hold in their back pocket.

In the recent Bravo reality series, Vanderpump Rules, lead character Stassi Schroeder reveals she received a chin implant as a high school graduation present. Attributing her modeling jobs and recent success to her more defined chin, which helped her face appear more defined and not as round. Other celebrity figures that have reportedly had similar procedures to enhance their looks include Kim Kardashian, Bristol Palin and Ashlee Simpson.

Researchers and experts alike say that patients are oftentimes more satisfied with their results if they also receive a chin implant when they undergo rhinoplasty. The reason why? Many people don’t understand the affect changing one element of their face will have on the overall balance of their entire look. An expert surgeon will know how to make these two distinct facial features proportionate creating a more natural looking facial structure. In many cases, however, a chin implant can be performed on it’s own to complement the patients existing features.

Everyone’s individual preferences are different and not every patient may need both procedures. Remember to always  discuss all possible options with your expert surgeon prior to going into surgery. If you or someone you know are interested in discussing these procedures in further detail,  contact Lift MD Aesthetics®
 today!

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Lift MD Aesthetics® by Dr. Garo Kassabian

436 N. Bedford Dr. Suite 301 Beverly Hills, Ca 90210

310-285-0400

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For Your Eyes Only: Rejuvenation for a More Youthful Appearance

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Revive and brighten your eye area with the Lift MD Aesthetics® Eye Contour Rejuvenation. Designed to tighten loose skin, diminish fine lines and wrinkles and prevent further side-effects from aging, the specially designed treatment is ideal for those seeking a minimally invasive solution to their aging woes. Dr. Kassabian’s cutting edge rejuvenation techniques effectively work to define your eye contour and take years off your appearance, with very little downtime and for a fraction of the cost.
Eye Contour Rejuvenation is a minimally invasive technique that can re-define and brighten the shape of your upper eye lids and brow, reduce dark circles and under-eye bags, and smoothen out fine lines and wrinkles with little to no downtime. Juvederm and Botox are applied to particular areas around the eye contour to plump wrinkles and depressions, reduce puffiness and dark circles and even provide a light lift to the eye area. Restylane, Perlane and Dysport may also be used, and a custom plan made with Dr. Kassabian will ensure the best results for each individual patient.

Lift MD Aesthetics®

436 N. Bedford Dr. Suite 301 Beverly Hills, Ca 90210

310-285-0400

http://www.liftmd.com

5 Anti-Aging Secrets

The key to aging gracefully isn’t a mystery…it’s a science. Everything we put on and especially in our bodies, effects the way we look, feel and think. It doesn’t have to be hard you maintain that young, smooth glow that everyone craves. Here are few tips to help you get there.
1) Anti-Oxidants
Anti-oxidants are important, generally for keeping a healthy immune system and avoiding catching a cold. But, did you know that anti-oxidants help prevent premature aging? Cellular damage and free-radicals are your skin’s worst-enemy and anti-oxidant rich foods, like Blueberries, help to combat pollutants from everyday life and re-build your cellular structure, inside and out.
2) Eye-Cream for Your Lips
Apply a touch of your normal anti-aging eye cream to your lip area before going to bed. The same effects will take place with your lip lines and contour, and will help to smoothen and prevent wrinkles around the mouth.
3) Sunscreen
It cannot be stressed enough the vital role that sunscreen plays in anti-aging. The sun is detrimental to the integrity of your skin and can quicken the development of fine lines and wrinkles and hyper-pigmentation. A high SPF, used daily on the face and body, will dramatically reduce your risk for premature aging.

4) Omega Acids
Omega fatty acids, found in fish and nuts, aid in cellular regeneration of the blood which in turn, effects your whole body and skin. You can get these vital omegas by eating fish like salmon, or if you prefer not to eat meat, Black Current and Cod Liver oils are perfect supplements and can be found at your health food store.  Omegas are great for overall heart health as well, as they reduce blood pressure and inflammation and protect against heart disease.

5) Latisse

With aging comes hair loss, and that means eye lashes too. Thinning lashes can give the appearance of an aging, lack luster eye area. Latisse will help to maintain and produce full, rich eyelashes to give back that youthful vitality and brightness. Click HERE for our Buy One Get One Free Deal!

Lift MD Aesthetics® by Dr. Garo Kassabian

436 N. Bedford Dr. Suite 301 Beverly Hills, Ca 90210

310-285-0400

www.liftmd.com