Could a Neck Lift Help Me Look Younger?

With the winter weather upon us, now is a good time to consider cosmetic surgery, as many activities are indoors and layers of clothing are common. Once the spring arrives with its warmer weather, you will be ready to show off the New You!

If you have been thinking you would like to turn back the hands of time, but are not ready to commit to a full face lift, a neck lift procedure may be right for you. The neck is one of the most pronounced areas of the body where sagging skin, sagging jowls, double chins and muscle banding is noticeable. Many women and men are in general still happy with the appearance of their face, but their neck area is in need of tightening and smoothing. Re-sculpting the neck and the jawline can help present a considerably more youthful appearance .

Good candidates for a neck lift, also called a rhytidectomy, are individuals with good overall health, who are non-smokers, and who have a generally positive outlook. Realistic expectations for the outcome of the surgery are also important. As with any procedure, a neck lift will not save a failing relationship or correct other personal problems.

A neck lift procedure involves fewer incisions than a full face lift, however it is still surgery, performed under anesthesia, and a period of recovery is to be expected. A bandage may be placed around your face to provide compression and reduce the chance of swelling and bruising, and a thin tube may be needed to drain excess fluid that may collect under the skin. Swelling and bruising will usually subside within one to two weeks.

You will schedule a consultation in advance of the procedure, and all of your questions will be addressed by your Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. Dr. Ali prides himself on his compassion and the individualized care he and his staff provide to each patient. If you have been bothered by the changes in the appearance of your neck, contact Dr. Ali today to learn more about the restorative neck lift procedure.

What is a Lightening Lift for Skin?

A lightening lift is a form of Lactic/Kolic Acid Resurfacing. This resurfacing solution is a pigmentation resurfacing peel that works to lighten, brighten and tighten your skin! The peel is intended for people who suffer from pigmentation, aging skin and/or dehydrated skin.

So what exactly is it?

Lactic Acid is an alpha hydroxy exfoliator and is derived from sour milk. We know – yuck right? Don’t worry; it’s just all the good parts that help your skin to be ultra-moisturized and hydrated! (Rumor has it this was a key element of Cleopatra’s beauty regimen)

Kojic Acid is a skin lightener that is a fine white powdery substance composed of small crystals. When applied to the skin in concentrated form, the components of the kojic acid interact with the melanocytes which interfere with melanin production. Melanin causes your skin to tan – reducing the production of melanin results in a lightening effect by changing the pigmentation of the skin.

In addition to lightening, Kojic Acid is also classified as an antioxidant and can help reduce the effects of free radicals on the skin, giving it wonderful anti-aging properties. Did we mention that it gets even better?! This wonder acid is also anti-bacterial, making it perfect for people who suffer from chronic acne.

The combination of these two ingredients makes for a skin treatment that is cleansing, that resurfaces skin, all while keeping it hydrated and saturated with anti-oxidants. From evening out your skin to treating acne spots and scars to kick-starting your anti-aging regimen this treatment does it all!

We offer two levels – Level 1 is the basic Lactic/Kojic Acid peel – this peel is the basic version that will help with hyper pigmentation, acne and skin discoloration. If you are looking to upgrade and add some additional anti-aging properties like retinol and vitamin-C we recommend our Level 2 peel.

Not sure which option is best for you? Contact us today for a consultation!

More Brides Saying “I Do” To Cosmetic Procedures

With today’s wide range of options for non-surgical cosmetic procedures many brides are considering a facial “touchup” prior to the wedding. Instead of paying for photo retouching, they’re exploring fillers, Botox, facials, peels and other facial rejuvenation procedures to look their best on that special day.

In some cases, brides and mothers or fathers of brides have opted for a surgical facelift and/or eyelift to give them a more youthful appearance at an event often attended by hundreds of family and friends. In many cases, they were already considering a procedure and decided to take the plunge before the big day.

When planning your wedding, contact us. Our aestheticians can work with you and your bridal party on a package that will give everyone that youthful glow.