We have added a new laser platform for those interested in the latest in non-surgical skin care in Temecula, CA. It’s the elōs Plus by Syneron and it is built on the most current technology for laser skin rejuvenation.
It combines laser and light technology with bi-polar radiofrequency technology, making it extremely versatile and effective for all skin types. One system provides skin tightening, fractionated laser, and photorejuvenation (also called “photofacial”) treatments.
Its energy options, variety of applicators and intuitive user interface allow us to perform treatments more efficiently and precisely. And we can correct an extensive range of conditions. Treatments include:
- Promoting collagen growth
- Smoothing out fine lines and wrinkles
- Reducing freckles and age spots
- Correcting visible blood vessels and veins
- Treating acne
It’s been used as a therapy for muscle spasms, certain neurological movement disorders, migraine, sweating and, of course, to lessen frown lines on the brow. It’s even being suggested as a treatment for depression. So can BOTOX also help people lose weight? It appears that, for now, the answer is no.
Researchers theorized that botulinum toxin could be used to help prevent people from overeating. The hypothesis of the study: injecting the toxin into the stomach could cause a person to feel full. It appears that BOTOX will slow the movement of food, but that effect did not contribute to reduced weight in test subjects.
Researchers continue to find new applications for BOTOX, but we can’t add weight loss to that list just yet. Still, the super-toxin is helping women and men to look younger and more refreshed, and who knows what other positive changes that can trigger?
Our patients who choose BOTOX® in Temecula and Murrieta benefit from a team with more than 30 years of combined experience performing aesthetic injections. We are an Allergan Black Diamond provider, which means we are in the top 1% nationwide for volume and experience with Allergan products including BOTOX.
I try to prepare patients who visit me for plastic surgery in Temecula to have realistic expectations about the results of their procedures. Aesthetic enhancements are designed to improve—not perfect—a person’s appearance.
That Perfect, Air-Brushed Look
Digital editing, professional makeup and perfect lighting don’t tell the whole story—celebrities and models do not actually look like they do on magazine covers. These are artists’ renderings. And myths about plastic surgery abound in the media. But cosmetic procedures can effectively achieve excellent aesthetic results, such as smoother skin, a clearer complexion, fuller lips, larger breasts or a slimmer physique. Having sensible expectations protects patients from dissatisfaction.
Greater Confidence, Not Greater Worth
One should not rely on cosmetic procedures for their sense of personal significance, or they risk experiencing disappointment. People buy certain clothes, do their hair and wear makeup because receiving compliments and looking nice feels good. Likewise, cosmetic procedures can help people feel more confident. They can even prove beneficial in social and professional settings.
One of a Kind
Each person’s results will be—and should be—different. No two people are absolutely identical in appearance (not even identical twins), and surgical procedures will produce unique results. This preserves individuality while enhancing personal appearance.
When I perform breast augmentation in Temecula and Murrieta, patients agree that breast implants provide effective, long-lasting cosmetic benefits. But life-saving benefits?
TIME.COM recently published an article about a Canadian woman whose implants may have saved her life—or at least her breasts. During a shooting, a bullet passed through both of the woman’s breasts. The victim said her breast implants were destroyed.
Because of a breast implant’s soft composition, which gives it a natural feel and appearance, the implants probably would not have stopped a bullet coming head-on towards the chest. But in this case, it sounds as if the bullet passed through her breasts on a path parallel to her chest. Without the breast implants, it’s possible that she could have been more seriously injured.
During breast augmentation surgery, a pocket is created in the tissue to hold the implant, displacing natural tissue. If the bullet passed through these pockets in the breasts, the bullet may have missed more of her natural breast tissue, causing less damage to her breasts.
Once the woman recovered from her wounds, she had another breast augmentation to restore her enhanced breasts.
As a board-certified plastic surgeon specializing in revisional breast augmentation in Temecula, I am well aware of the many complications which may create a need for secondary surgery. When I perform breast augmentation revision on women who have undergone surgery elsewhere, it is often for one of the following reasons:
- Capsular contracture – This tightening of scar tissue around the implant can cause the breast to feel firm or hard, and may even be painful. In many cases, the scar tissue squeezes the implant, causing the breast to appear distorted and unnatural.
- Implant displacement – Breast implants can shift after placement. If displacement is minor, it may not be an issue. If they have moved noticeably, the breasts may present with abnormal contours that need correction.
- Implant deflation/rupture – While durable and proven to last many, many years, sometimes trauma to the breast or damage to the implant can cause rupture or deflation. A “silent rupture” shows no outward signs and requires an MRI to diagnose. Other instances may produce an abnormal appearance or discomfort (symptomatic rupture).
In addition, some women wish to increase or decrease the size of their implants, or to correct changes that have occurred as a natural part of the aging process. Fortunately, breast augmentation revision provides women with an effective solution for regaining ideal breasts.