These days, you’ll find dozens of different treatments available for anyone who wants younger, firmer, glowing skin. There are surgeries and implants, of course, but there are also minimally-invasive procedures like Botox and fillers. Here, you’ll learn more about the latter two options, the differences between them, and when you should consider them.
Botox vs. Fillers – Similarities and Differences
There are two main similarities when it comes to Botox and fillers.
Plastic surgery is a booming industry. In fact, Americans alone spent some $11 billion on these procedures in 2013 – including Botox and other nonsurgical procedures. Worldwide, the industry tops out near $100 billion annually. There are several countries where plastic surgery is incredibly popular, and the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons can provide some insight.
#5 – Mexico
Mexico comes in at number five on the list of top countries for plastic surgery. In this country, there are 1,634 plastic surgeons, and the most popular procedures include eyelid surgery and facial fat grafting. While Mexico ranks rather low when it comes to the number of residents seeking breast augmentation, it comes in quite high for procedures performed on the body and extremities. In fact, it’s number three in the world in that category. Mexico also ranks highly in facial plastic surgeries, but falls behind again in terms of injectables, which aren’t as readily available in that country. More than 923,000 cosmetic procedures were performed in Mexico in 2016.
What do celebrities like Mario Lopez, Matt Damon, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Jennifer Garner have in common? If you guessed lots of money, you’re right – but you’re also right if you guessed dimples. These celebrities are often regarded as some of the most attractive people in Hollywood, and much of it has to do with their dimples. This is part of the reason why dimpleplasty surgery is growing in popularity by the day.
For several years now, women in certain parts of the country (namely Texas) have gone to their plastic surgeons’ offices in hopes of looking like Ivanka Trump. However, with Trump’s presidency and First Lady Melania Trump in the public eye now more than ever, times are changing. The “Melania” is a popular procedure as a result – and not just in Texas, either.
Makeovers in the News
Melania is widely regarded as one of the most beautiful women of our time, and many would say (arguably) she’s the loveliest First Lady in history. With that in mind, women around the world are lining up to go under the knife. One woman’s journey was featured on the esteemed Inside Edition under the headline “Melania in the Making”, which indicates a process rather than a single surgery. The patient, Claudia Sierra, is a cancer survivor and mother who said she wanted to feel like her own First Lady. Per Sierra, Melania Trump is the epitome of power, strength, and in a way even courage, and that’s why her journey is so very important to her.
Microneedling is a procedure that’s growing in popularity with men and women across the globe. It involves using very, very tiny needles to create hundreds of invisible puncture wounds on the very top layer of your skin. While it might not sound very comfortable or appealing, it’s more comfortable than you might expect, and the benefits certainly speak for themselves.
How Microneedling Works
Before your microneedling session, your plastic surgeon or dermatologist will first cleanse your face very painstakingly with an antibacterial and germicidal solution. This will reduce any chance of infection. Because microneedling can be painful for some, many doctors and surgeons will use a local anesthetic to numb the top layer of the skin, thus reducing the sensation of pain and discomfort. Finally, the doctor will use a tool that looks much like a small lint covered in tiny needles over the entire surface area of your face, avoiding the eyes. As the roller moves over your face, it creates hundreds and even thousands of microscopic holes in the very surface of your skin. These holes injure the skin just enough that your immune system must kick in to repair it. Studies have shown that this tiny, unnoticeable injury is just enough to kick your skin’s collagen production into overdrive. As your skin repairs itself, it looks firmer, more youthful, and supplier.
Facial feminization surgery is becoming more popular – and more accepted – for women and transitioning men alike. For this reason, it’s vital that you find a surgeon with the right experience and reputation to help you feminize your look and help you realize your dream. Mardirossian Facial Aesthetics is a trusted leader in FFS surgery for several unique reasons.
Dr. Vartan Mardirossian is more than just a plastic surgeon. In fact, he’s the Assistant Professor of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Otolaryngology at Florida Atlantic University. He’s also a Facial Plastic Head and Neck Surgery Consultant at Jupiter Medical Center in Jupiter, Florida. Dr. Mardirossian completed his residency in Italy, where head and neck surgeries are among the most popular procedures, and then returned to Boston where he researched at MIT. Dr. Mardirossian helped victims of the Boston marathon bombing, and he received awards from the City of Boston and Boston Medical Center for helping a patient avoid permanent disfigurement. Today, his practice focuses on skin cancer reconstruction and facial plastic surgeries, but his office also performs nonsurgical and cosmetic procedures.
Per a survey conducted by the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 31% of men said they would consider surgical or non-surgical cosmetic procedures. Of those men, 58% were age 25 to 34, and another 35% were age 18 to 24. This indicates that most men interested in cosmetic procedures are younger millennial men. This may seem unexpected, but the reasons are simple.
Why Do Men Want to Look Younger?
When most people think of cosmetic procedures, they think of middle-aged women. However, this trend is starting to shift as men are pursuing procedures more than ever. Those surveyed cited several reasons why they wanted these procedures to look younger.
Microneedling is a state-of-the-art procedure that uses advanced, medical-grade microneedles to make very tiny punctures in the skin. The process uses a specific pattern for best results, is completely safe, and is not painful. It can help many people with skin issues to slowly, naturally regenerate their skin for touchable, beautiful results that boost confidence.
How Does It Work?
Microneedling works by making microscopically small punctures in the skin. The body’s natural reaction to this process is to perform a natural reparative process which restores the skin. It does this by providing new collagen and elastin to the areas where the microneedles have been used. New cells are generated, blood supply is enhanced, and the results start almost as soon as the tiny needles pierce your skin, continuing the process for as much as six weeks afterwards.
Facial bloating (also referred to as “moon face”) is a common complaint, and it affects men and women alike. Bloating in the facial area is often accompanied by redness, tightness, and an overall “tired” appearance. Here, you’ll learn several methods that you can use to debloat your face naturally, without the need for surgery.
What Causes Facial Bloating?
Before you can truly understand why the methods listed below will work to debloat your face, it’s important to first understand the things that cause facial bloating in the first place. The most common causes include:
Facial plastic surgery can make it seem like the clocks have literally reversed and sent you spiraling back ten or twenty years. No longer do you have to suffer the effects of aging. You can retain or regain your naturally youthful looks. But it is important to note these effects won’t be permanent if you fail to take care of your skin after your facial plastic surgery. If you want to keep your face looking it’s best after surgery, follow these simple tips.