Get the facts on Xeomin®, the latest tool against aging

Xeomin is the newest generation of neuromodulators and is an alternative to Botox and Screen shot 2013-05-21 at 9.41.36 AMDysport for smoothing and reducing unwanted facial lines and wrinkles. As we age, the natural support layers in the skin break down due to repeated muscle contractions – resulting in wrinkles, lines, folds and creases. These may appear between the eyes, around the eyes (crow’s feet), in the forehead and a droopy eyebrow. You may appear to be tired – or even angry – even when you are not.

Xeomin is a highly refined and purified injectable muscle relaxant that smooths away wrinkles. By relaxing tScreen shot 2013-05-21 at 9.41.58 AMhese muscles, Xeomin significantly softens the appearance of wrinkles and lines. The Benefits of Xeomin are:

  • a safe and effective wrinkle reduction with fewer additives
  • produces a more youthful, refreshed appearance
  • creates a less tired and less angry appearance
  • it’s non-invasive and there is no downtime

The Doctor For Faces is an Injectable Specialist

Dr. Kaplan has been in the forefront of injectable facial cosmetic procedures since it’s inception and in many cases he has worked with the pharmaceutical companies researching new product results. Therefore he is one of the most experienced Facial Cosmetic Specialists in the country. Please consider experience before choosing the best service provider for your needs. A consultation with Dr. Kaplan is complementary, and the underlying cause of your concerns may not be best treated with injectables in the long run, so be sure to see a facial cosmetic surgical specialist before determining if any injectable procedure can address your specific concerns.

For several decades now, hundreds of thousands of men and women have been enjoying a rejuvenated, more youthful look using BOTOX. Although the results are temporary, BOTOX, Dysport and Xeomin are some of the most effective anti-aging treatment options available to you today! Photos are from Xeomin Website, more details can be found at:http://www.xeominaesthetic.com/photos/

Are you interested in finding out more? Schedule a free consultation with Dr. Kaplan and learn if your concerns can be addressed topically or if a facial cosmetic procedure is right for you. Call 888-707-2939 to meet Dr. Kaplan in person.

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The Most Common Facial Plastic Surgery Procedures For Men

Do men use plastic surgery as much as women? According to Dr. Kaplan FACS, not yet. The Doctor For Faces indicates, in this candid video, that men represent about 15% of his patients (women 85%).  He also discusses the procedures men are most likely to be seeking, which are related to looking more awake in the eye region and looking younger in the neck region.

According to Dr. Kaplan the most effective solution for these male complaints are surgical since under eye bags and “turkey wattle” are hereditary and need to be corrected with surgery. In these areas,  excess skin needs to be removed and muscles need to be tightened, both of which require surgery.

Dr. Kaplan also suggests that men seeking cosmetic procedures of the face and neck are wise to seek it earlier, rather than waiting, as problems can then be addressed less radically and solutions can be longer lasting the sooner they are addressed.

Take a minute to watch this video and learn more about the most common Facial Plastic Surgery Procedures for Men.

Are you interested in finding out more? Schedule a free consultation with Dr. Kaplan and learn if your concerns can be addressed topically or if a facial cosmetic procedure is right for you. Call 888-707-2939 to meet Dr. Kaplan in person.

 

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What is Botox used for on your face?

BOTOX® Cosmetic Injectable—is it right for you?

BOTOX® is a quick and easy anti-aging treatment that eliminates facial wrinkles. As we age, the natural support layers in the skin break down due to repeated muscle contractions, resulting in wrinkles, lines, folds and creases. These may appear between the eyes, around the eyes (crow’s feet), in the forehead or as a droopy eyebrow. You may appear to be tired – or even angry – even though you are not. botox

BOTOX® is a highly refined and purified muscle relaxant that causes wrinkles to smooth away, an injectable treatment that is not a dermal filler. Rather than restoring lost volume, it temporarily blocks the transmission of nerve impulses to the overactive muscles which cause unwanted wrinkles. By relaxing these muscles, BOTOX significantly softens the appearance of lines and wrinkles. Many different areas of the face respond very well to BOTOX treatments and it is widely used by people of all ages. BOTOX has been used for over 3 decades for other medical treatments.

The best way to find out if BOTOX is right for you is to be examined by a Facial Cosmetic Surgeon. That is the individual with the most experience and education to be knowledgeable about the external and internal muscles and applications for the face and neck. While the filler is key, the experience of the professional applying the filler is the most critical factor in the success or failure of the procedure. Dr. Kaplan has been an injectable specialist for over 30 years. His experience is unparalleled since he has worked not only with his patients but with the manufacturer’s development of the products that have been improved significantly since their inception. In fact, there is no one who is more experienced in how to apply BOTOX to maximize facial results and achieve patient goals while keeping the patient safe than a Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon who specializes in faces exclusively. In the same amount of time that other plastic surgeons have gained experience over the entire body, Dr Harold Kaplan has focused and perfected his skills in faces and necks exclusively.

Interested in finding out more? Schedule a free consultation with Dr. Kaplan and find out if your concerns can be addressed topically or if a facial cosmetic procedure is right for you.

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Plastic Surgery Terms and Injectables That Work Preventively

More and more individuals are enlisting experienced plastic surgeons to enhance their appearance as they age. An experienced plastic surgeon can guide them and provide options to address their concerns. A skilled plastic surgeon also knows how to prolong the need for surgery by addressing skin tone and volume with injectables preventively. However it is important that the physician provide both surgical and non-surgical options so their patients can make an informed decision based on their own circumstances.

Here are a few terms you should know in order to understand what those procedures entail. Take some time to determine which physical features concern you most in order to help your physician best determine the right solution to make you happy. Then schedule a complimentary consultation with a Facial Specialist like Dr. Kaplan, who has spent years helping patients enhance their appearance without looking “over done” and maintain those results longer with non-surgical procedures.

As we age, skin tone can make all the difference in the world, but it cannot compensate for less volume in your face. When that happens, the only solution is filling in or removing additional skin to create a less lined appearance.  In this video, Dr. Kaplan discusses the benefits of his Injectable knowledge as he has worked with manufacturers to develop the products that most plastic surgeons use today. His skill using those products has helped many patients appear years younger for a longer period of time by strategically applying injectable products to the correct areas of the face and neck. Learn more about Dr. Kaplan’s experience when you review the following video.

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What is a Wonder-Lift and What Facial Problem Does It Address?

Have you experienced a loss of skin elasticity and muscle tone of the face and neck? Have your chin and neck lost their youthful contours? Have you developed facial and neck wrinkles? Do you have jowls that weren’t there last year? Does your face appear tired? If you answered yes to any of these questions, the muscles in your face are probably part of the problem. To address this issue, you may be a candidate for Dr. Kaplan’s Wonder-Lift. The outcome of the Wonder-Lift is a more rested and youthful appearance, particularly in the lower third of your face.

Wonder-LIft results

The Wonder-Lift is a type of facelift that specifically addresses these concerns. Facelifts range in size from “mini” to “standard” depending on the location and extent of skin elasticity and muscle weakness. The Wonder-Lift manages most of these problems with smaller and fewer incisions than a standard facelift and with more resolution of neck issues than a mini-lift. The Wonder-Lift is done on an outpatient basis under monitored anesthesia care (MAC). It typically takes approximately one and half hours. Incisions are made within the hairline (or along the hair margin) above the ear, extending down around the earlobe and ending behind the ear. The incisions are hidden in natural folds of the skin. The subcutaneous layers and neck muscles are tightened, the facial skin is re-draped and lifted, and the excess skin is removed.

The patient goes home with their head and neck (under the chin) wrapped in a dressing, which is usually removed the next day. Sutures are removed within 5-6 days. Staples are removed within 10-14 days. Bruising and swelling decrease to “socially acceptable” levels in 7-10 days. Make-up can be worn once the incisions are healed. Significant results are evident in 4-6 weeks or sooner with continued improvement for several months. Minimal initial discomfort is easily controlled with oral medication.

In this video, Dr. Kaplan discusses the benefits of his Wonder-Lift™ which is a minimally invasive procedure that addresses concerns early to avoid a more extensive surgery in the future. By designing a surgical solution to address his patients concerns in the lower third of the face, he has helped many patients feel they appear years younger with a minimally invasive procedure that reduces their downtime. Take a minute to watch this video and learn more about the Wonder-Lift™ Surgical or Non-surgical Procedure? What is the Wonder-Lift™?

Interested in finding out more? Schedule a free consultation with Dr. Kaplan and find out if the Wonder-Lift is the right procedure for your business or if your concerns are better addressed with a different procedure. Please remember your concerns are best addressed with a Facial Plastic Surgeon who knows the structure of your face best and can address your specific concerns after a thorough examination.

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Why Do I Need A Facial Plastic Surgeon?

Imagine going to see a dentist to correct your bunions, or visiting a pediatrician to find out why your back is hurting. Most intelligent people want to see a specialist when it comes to a problem limited to a specific region of your body. Yet often a surgeon who specializes in breast augmentation or tummy tucks will suggest they also address your concerns about an aging face. Shouldn’t the qualifications of a surgeon meet the same standards as a specialist for your feet or back?

Facial Plastic Surgery is a Certified Specialty Practice where qualified surgeons spend the same amount of time learning the face and neck region that general surgeons spend learning the entire human body. Facial Surgery Specialists belong to the American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS). Surgeons belonging to the Academy have completed hundreds of additional hours to become the most knowledgeable about the muscle, tissue and the complete functionality of the face and neck region.

In this video, Doctor Kaplan discusses the qualifications you should require when selecting a Facial Plastic Surgeon and the importance of being evaluated by a Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Specialist, whether you are considering injectables, surgery or even laser skin care for your face and neck.

Interested in finding out more? Schedule a free consultation with Dr. Kaplan and find out if your concerns can be addressed topically or if a facial cosmetic procedure is right for you.

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Is Facial Cosmetic Surgery Painful?

Dr. Kaplan is often asked these three questions: Is cosmetic surgery painful? Will I need to go to a recovery facility? How much downtime is required?

His answer may surprise you. “Generally patients describe their surgical experience in degrees of discomfort rather than as painful. Patients do not need to spend time in a recovery facility and are usually most comfortable in their own own bed in their homes. In fact, very little “nursing” care is required. However Dr. Kaplan recommends that patients have a “caregiver” with them during the first 24 hours as a precaution. Normal activities are generally resumed within a week or two with a few exceptions on extreme exercise and extensive sun exposure.

In this video, Doctor Kaplan discusses the recovery process and the typical experiences of his patients. His extensive experience performing facial cosmetic procedures of the face and neck for over 30 years allows him to minimize recovery time by limiting surgery time—which in turn, minimizes his patients discomfort. Get more of your questions answered, when you watch this video or any of his other question and answer videos on his channel. Is Facial Cosmetic Surgery Painful?

Dr. Kaplan specializes in cosmetic procedures of the face and neck exclusively. He feels strongly that faces are unique to an individuals heritage and their personal care over time. Therefore he would not make a suggestion regarding the specific treatment of a patients condition without examining them in person. If you are interested in finding out more? Schedule a free consultation with Dr. Kaplan and find out which cosmetic procedure is right for you.

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Can Exercises or Creams Lift My Face?

Dr. Kaplan acknowledges that there are many products advertised that suggest they can reverse the effects of time on the face and neck region. However, when asked if exercises or creams can lift a face, Dr. Kaplan candidly describes what can be accomplished with creams and exercises and what cannot. While some creams or treatments can address fine lines and/or the appearance of the skin in the short term, facial concerns about a face dropping or heavy eyelids most often require surgery for a permanent solution. In addition he assures his patients that gravity is a factor that requires more attention earlier if you want to maintain a youthful appearance longer and reduce the necessity for a dramatic change in your appearance.

In this video, Doctor Kaplan discusses cosmetic concerns and what can be improved upon with exercises and creams and the concerns that will require surgery for significant improvement. Doctor Kaplan’s extensive experience performing facial cosmetic procedures of the face and neck for over 30 year affords him a strong prediction about what solutions provide an actual improvement in appearance and those products or exercises which are simply no help at all. Find out more about Dr. Kaplans practice when you watch this video and his many other question and answer videos on his channel Can Creams or Exercises Lift My Face?

Dr. Kaplan specializes in cosmetic procedures of the face and neck exclusively. He feels strongly that faces are unique to your heritage and your personal care over time. Therefore he would not make a suggestion regarding the specific treatment of a patients condition without examining a patient in person. If you are interested in finding out more? Schedule a free consultation with Dr. Kaplan and find out which cosmetic procedure is right for you.

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Why would my face surgeon suggest injectables and surgery?

When determining which type of rejuvenation procedure will best achieve your “beauty” objectives, it is important to understand that injectable muscle relaxers or fillers and laser procedures are generally not substitutes for surgery. They often compliment each other rather than being a replacement for the other(s). Since they address different stages and effects of the aging process, each has its specific role in a rejuvenation plan and may be used alone or in combination. Lasers, muscle relaxers (Botox/Dysport), and skin care often address issues related to a deterioration of the tone and elasticity of the skin and the muscles supporting the skin as well as the texture and pigment of the skin. Injectable fillers are prescribed to address volume loss and surgery most effectively addresses sagging.

To provide a natural look, a cosmetic surgeon focuses on creating balance which means that the more training and expertise they have, the more tools in their beauty “toolbox” and the more likely they will prescribe the optimal treatment plan for you. Consulting with a facial cosmetic specialist who is trained in the full range of rejuvenation alternatives – surgical as well as non-surgical – will provide you with you the most effective and comprehensive treatment plan and often the most economical.

In this video, Doctor Kaplan discusses injectables and how the products have improved over time. His extensive experience in applying injectables to the face for over 30 year provides his patients with superior choices and the best results. Find out more about Dr. Kaplans practice when you watch this video What makes Dr. Kaplan an Injectables specialist?

Interested in finding out more? Schedule a free consultation with Dr. Kaplan and find out which cosmetic procedure is right for you.

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Injections or Surgery for your Face—When to Choose?

Injections or Surgery: When’s the Right Time? Posted Friday, January 13, 2012 by NewBeauty Staff. Perhaps you have been considering a procedure to address your aging skin. Do you opt for an injectable like Botox or Dysport to stop muscle movement or a filler like Juvéderm or Radiesse to add volume? Or is it time for surgery in the form of a facelift, browlift or eyelift?

Your plastic surgeon may suggest that you give fillers a try if you have relatively good skin elasticity, but have lost some of the fullness in your face. Fillers can plump up areas that are beginning to look a bit gaunt, but they cannot address excessively sagging skin. If wrinkles are bothering you, injectables like Botox or Dysport may fit the bill to stop the facial movements (like squinting) that cause the lines.

If you have tried injectables or fillers and feel that you look “puffy” or “doughy,” it may be time to move on to surgery. If you have sagging skin, surgery is more effective.

However, since some areas of your face may need more aggressive attention than others, don’t be surprised if your doctor suggests injectables or fillers in conjunction with surgery to help you achieve the most natural, balanced look. Bottom line: Seek out a board-certified plastic surgeon to help determine the current condition of your skin and the best ways to improve it.

In this video, Doctor Kaplan discusses why you may be looking tired when you are not and the surgical and non-surgical solutions to that problem. His extensive experience in face and neck region enables him to know how best to apply today’s procedures and technology to achieve the best results. Find out more about Dr. Kaplans practice when you watch this video Why Do I Look Tired?

Interested in finding out more? Schedule a free consultation with Dr. Kaplan and find out which cosmetic procedure is right for you.

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