Ways To Improve Your Quality of Life

There is something to be said about plastic surgery and the direct impact that it has on one’s outlook on life. There has been many studies done that show an improved quality of life based on the self-confidence and satisfaction of removing or improving certain aspects of one’s appearance, that outweighs the cost of living an unfulfilled life due to a lack of self-esteem. Many of us have battled with aspects of our outward appearance, some greater than others. We all have the power to change or enhance our outward appearance and inner well-being, whether it be through a cosmetic surgery or by making a lifestyle change. Whatever your desire or need may be, here are a few ways to start improving your quality of life today.

If you are someone who is interested in finding out more about plastic surgery, schedule your own personal consultation with our board certified plastic surgeon and find out your options.

If you are interested in hearing about real patient’s personal stories, watch our show, Doctor Lift on our Youtube channel:

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Facial Enhancements and Fillers

Not ready for surgery, but have a few fine lines you want to fix? Though there are various types of facial enhancements offered at LiftMD, one to look into if you are considering a procedure is JUVÉDERM. JUVÉDERM® is the latest dermal filler advance from Allergan Inc. JUVÉDERM® is a “next generation” smooth gel, non-animal dermal filler offering a natural look/feel and long-lasting results for up to six months or longer. JUVÉDERM® dermal filler 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. All other currently approved hyaluronic acid dermal fillers use a gel particle suspension formulation. These gel particles can be visibly seen as opposed to the smoother formulation used in JUVÉDERM®. The smooth consistency of JUVÉDERM® dermal filler also may help to minimize the discomfort that can sometimes occur during the injection procedure.

Details on Facial Enhancements and Fillers here: http://www.liftmd.com/procedures-services/enhancements-fillers

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Want to boost your body from the inside out? The Beverly Hills Vitamin Cocktail was developed by Dr. Garo Kassabian from a formula used at Lift MD Aesthetics® . This powerful cocktail contains the highest potency of nutrients available. Beta-carotene, vitamins C, E and B-complex work together for anti-oxidant protection, energy production, and more. Used along with the Beverly Hills Vitamin Booster, this vitamin cocktail is the ideal alternative to popular IV treatments. Your on-the-go solution to maintain energy, wellness and beauty.

 

Purchase it here: http://www.liftmd.com/nutrition/the-beverly-hills-vitamin-cocktail

You’ve heard about the “Vampire Facial.” Now come see for yourself!

Last week at Lift MD Aesthetics we filmed a patient getting the micro needling with the addition of PRP centrifuge treatment. This treatment will improve your tone and texture, help with fine lines and wrinkles and overall facial rejuvenation. The device separates the components of one’s own blood to concentrate the platelets which trigger the body’s natural healing process. The PRP centrifuge treatment takes platelet rich plasma which draws stem cells to the area to enhance your results. This will have an instant rejuvenation effect to give the patient a more youthful and vibrant look. To see the best results, it is recommended to come in for at least 3 treatments.  Call us at Lift MD Aesthetics to schedule an appointment or to get more information.

The PRP Centirfuge which separates the components of one's own blood to to concentrate platelets.  The platelet rich blood is then used with the micro-needling which instantly rejuvenates the skin's overall condition.
The PRP Centirfuge which separates the components of one’s own blood to to concentrate platelets. The platelet rich blood is then used with the micro-needling which instantly rejuvenates the skin’s overall condition.
The patient getting the micro-needling treatment.
The patient getting the micro-needling treatment.

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.

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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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