June 2017

June 2017

Ask Dr. Danish Even with plenty of sleep, I still look tired – my eyes never look really awake anymore. I’m just 40, but my eyes make me look much older. Is this common, and what can I do about it? Answer: For both men and women, the first visible signs of aging can appear in the eye area. Beginning in your 30’s, you may notice droopy hooded upper lids and wrinkled skin on the lower lids. This instantly communicates a lack of vitality and adds years to even the youngest faces. You might also notice the eyebrows sinking a bit, giving you an angry or serious expression. Together, these two areas can create an older and tired look well beyond your actual years. Fortunately there are effective solutions that are so natural, nobody will ever guess you’ve had anything done. In the right hands, you will simply look refreshed, rested and naturally younger than your friends or colleagues! For the lids, the best solution is called Blepharoplasty – surgery to tighten the upper and / or lower eyelids. It has little discomfort or ‘down time’, and the incisions heal so well that no one will guess your secret! Most people say it takes more than a decade off their appearance, restoring the clear bright eyes they had in their youth. For the brows, we often have good results with Botox, which can slightly lift the brow and remove that furrowed look. It has the added benefit of smoothing lines in the forehead. For brows that have sagged below the bony rim of your eye area, we perform endoscopic...
What types of laser treatments will give me smoother skin with no downtime?

What types of laser treatments will give me smoother skin with no downtime?

Q: What types of laser treatments will give me smoother skin with no downtime? A: There have been major advances in permanent laser hair removal that make treatments quick, essentially painless, and without downtime, says facial cosmetic surgeon Dr. Myra Danish. M.D., F.A.C.S. “The old lasers used to hurt quite a bit and there was a higher risk for adverse skin reactions like scarring and discoloration. We use the Lumenis LightSheer laser which is much more comfortable,” she says. “The laser treats all skin types and can remove hair permanently from all parts of the body, including sensitive areas like the bikini line. We can treat larger areas like the back or the legs within 20 minutes. This advanced technology allows for no scarring or discoloration and produces great results, with smooth, hairless skin after about six treatment sessions. “Laser photo facials also have no downtime or risk of scarring and can help with discoloration, including redness, and help with regenerating collagen, minimizing pores and fine lines, and reducing acne breakouts by killing bacteria in the skin,” Dr. Danish explains. “We do about six treatment sessions, and afterwards, you have smoother, healthier, glowing skin.” Dr. Danish recommends a facial analysis and consultation to determine the treatment options that will help her patients look younger and fresher and will give them the very best...
What facial plastic surgery procedure will make me look as young as possible and has a quick recovery?

What facial plastic surgery procedure will make me look as young as possible and has a quick recovery?

Q: I’m in my fifties. What facial plastic surgery procedure will make me look as young as possible and has a quick recovery? A: An upper and lower eyelid lift can take 10 to 20 years of aging off of your appearance, says facial plastic surgeon Dr. Myra Danish. “As we age, the upper eyelids can become hooded and the lower lids can develop puffy bags and sagging skin, making us look tired and old,” she says. “The upper and lower eyelid lift is a one-hour surgery, with typically one week of recovery and little discomfort. Both women and men have great results.” In Dr. Danish’s hands, your eyelid shape will remain the same. Your eyes will look rejuvenated and natural. “People will say, ‘What did you do? You look amazing.’ But they won’t be able to tell that you’ve had surgery,” Dr. Danish adds. “The beauty of eyelid lift surgery is generally you need the procedure only once during your lifetime. Most of my patients say, ‘I wish I had done this sooner.” Call Dr. Danish for a facial analysis and...
What are the new trends in cosmetic procedures?

What are the new trends in cosmetic procedures?

Q: What are the new trends in cosmetic procedures? A: Minimally invasive, no downtime or short downtime procedures have been the trend for the past several years, says facial plastic surgeon Dr. Myra Danish. “For people who are candidates, we tend to perform a mini-facelift instead of a facelift. The popularity of a coronal brow lift has switched to the less invasive endoscopic forehead lift,” Dr. Danish points out. “We’re trending toward more longer-lasting fillers that give a good result, with little or no side effects. The latest product is Bellafill®, an injectable collagen filler containing microscopic permanent beads. Bellafill® adds volume, corrects smile lines, and results can last up to 5 years. “The trend with lasers and other technology for noninvasive facial and body contouring, skin tightening and hair removal, is that they’re more comfortable and effective than in the past.” As each person’s anatomy, skin type and cosmetic wishes are unique, it’s best to schedule a consultation with Dr. Danish to learn your options and the expected...
How can I look younger, but not like I’ve had work done?

How can I look younger, but not like I’ve had work done?

Q: How can I look younger, but not like I’ve had work done? A: Each year, facial plastic surgeon Dr. Myra Danish sees more and more men who are coming in for rejuvenating treatments. “My injectable Lunchtime Lift™ is really popular with men because they can look 10 years younger in less than an hour, with little or no downtime. I use fillers to put volume back in the cheeks, temples, laugh lines, marionette lines and hollows underneath the eyes,” Dr. Danish explains. “You look natural and masculine, like a younger version of yourself.” No-downtime laser facial treatments help to regenerate collagen, minimize fine lines and correct discoloration, including redness. Men also are coming in for brow lifts and upper and lower eyelid lifts. “My one-hour Lunchtime Lift™ is a mid-face lift that rejuvenates the lower eyelids, cheeks, laugh lines and jowls. It produces immediate, long-term results,” Dr. Danish says. “I customize the facelift depending on the patient’s anatomy, skin type and aging, so I need to see the gentleman for a...