Does surgery take the place of fillers?

Does surgery take the place of fillers?

Q: Does surgery take the place of fillers?  A: According to facial plastic surgeon Dr. Myra Danish, it’s a misconception that surgery and fillers are interchangeable. Operations such as her lunchtime lift (mid-face lift) or cheek implants will add volume in the cheek area but not to the temples, tear troughs and chin. Layering different treatments gives you the most youthful, natural and best appearance. Aging is a multi-dimensional process that includes loss of volume, decreased skin elasticity and the effects of gravity and hyperactive muscles. Dr. Danish addresses every element of the aging process using the best and simplest procedures for optimal results. “In general, for hyperactive muscles and lines you can consider injections like Botox. For loss of volume, the simplest solution is fillers or implants. In the mid-face, however, you might consider surgery or implants and then, possibly, fillers in other parts of the face,” Dr. Danish points out. “Surgery can address the effects of gravity and loss of skin elasticity, especially for the neck and jawline, brows and eyelids. The last ‘layer’ is skin care with customized laser facials and medical grade anti-aging facial products.” Each person’s facial anatomy and degree of aging differ. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Danish to learn the best treatment options for complete and natural looking facial...
August 2018 – A Sizzling Summer Starts with Hot Lips.

August 2018 – A Sizzling Summer Starts with Hot Lips.

Q: Dr. Danish, how can I bring back the full lips I had in my younger years? They seem to get thinner and straighter every year. A: At any age, full lips create a soft and appealing appearance. Thinner lips, though, can make us look older and less vibrant than we feel. Whether smiling or in repose, our lips tell our age as much as any other feature. As we age, our lips lose volume. This creates a more drawn appearance, and more pronounced lines on the lips and around the mouth. Over the years, we’ve all seen those few famous actresses with overdone lips – and this has discouraged many women (and men) from addressing this important facial feature. Natural full lips are completely possible with the techniques available today. In office, nonsurgical solutions can replace lost volume. The skill and experience of the doctor is essential to achieve the natural look and feel appropriate to your own unique facial structure. These treatments can last a year or longer, and my patients are very enthusiastic about the results. A more permanent solution is lip implants. Today’s implants are extremely soft and pliable, and look great with no visible signs that you’ve had anything...
July 2018 – Be All You Can Be

July 2018 – Be All You Can Be

Q: Dr. Danish, I’ve always been told my nose gave me “character”. As I get older, it seems more pronounced – Is this a normal part of aging? Are ‘nose jobs’ just for teenagers? What are my options? A: I love this question! Many people think that rhinoplasty (“a nose job”) is just for younger people, to correct an obviously mismatched size or shape. With aging, the nasal support systems including the cartilage weaken, resulting in droopy tips, lengthening or flattening and other changes. Also, the natural loss of volume in your face can make your nose seem more pronounced. What was a small flaw can become a major source of dissatisfaction. Young or old, you want your nose to flatter your face – after all, it is the center of your face and the hallmark of your profile. When any facial feature is disproportionate, it throws off the natural balance and detracts from your appearance. Your beautiful eyes or vibrant smile can be overshadowed by a crooked or misshapen nose. And yes, it can make you look older. With rhinoplasty, noses can be straightened, made smaller, bumps removed and tips lifted, resulting in a more shapely, youthful and complimentary centerpoint for your face. The most important considerations are: an experienced surgeon, an analysis of your unique nasal structure and function, and a thorough consultation to understand your desired result. My approach is to create facial balance and harmony, resulting in a nose that fits and flatters your face well and never looks surgically altered. If your nose has been bothering you and it’s worsening with age, don’t put...
2018 – Dr. Danish is named one of the most notable women in healthcare!

2018 – Dr. Danish is named one of the most notable women in healthcare!

Homaira Danish Owner, Dr. Danish Facial Plastic Surgery and Unasource Plastic Surgery and Spa Title/Company: Owner, Dr. Danish Facial Plastic Surgery and Unasource Plastic Surgery and Spa, Troy Most recent education: Doctor of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University Certifications: Double board certified in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Fellow of the American College of Surgeons Dr. Homaira Danish focuses much of her energy on improving the community. In 2016, she earned the L. Brooks Patterson Improving the Quality of Life in Oakland County award. As a member of the Oakland County Children’s Village Foundation board, she helps raise funds for children who are wards of the state. With sponsorship from Bob Seger, she brought the high schoolers to the Dale Carnegie Program, which teaches them life skills necessary for future employment. “Dr. Danish has been like an angel sent to Oakland County Children’s Village Foundation. She has opened up her home, given her time and used her personal resources to assist in countless ways,” said Karen Joliat, co-president of Children’s Village Foundation. On the job, Danish, who uses surgical and nonsurgical techniques on her patients, pioneered a mini facelift, called the LunchTime Lift, and customizes other related procedures for patients. “Over the years of working with Dr. Danish, she has worked tirelessly to grow her practice from the ground up and provide top-notch services to more people who want to look and feel younger, with or without major surgical procedures,” said Steve McCarty, managing director, UHY Advisors Corporate Finance LLC.   Read the full article here...
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...
June 2018 – SMOOTH, BEAUTIFUL SKIN CAN BE YOURS AGAIN.

June 2018 – SMOOTH, BEAUTIFUL SKIN CAN BE YOURS AGAIN.

Q: Dr. Danish – I’m not a jealous person, but I find myself envying other women my age with clear beautiful skin. I’ve ignored those little red spots and spider veins over the years, and it’s all starting to add up. Now in my 40’s, I’m also dealing with hair removal and I’m at my breaking point! How do I get my younger smoother skin back? A : What makes us look older? Often it’s the little imperfections that we leave untreated, until they add up to an older appearance. The spider veins that become a network of marks on your legs… That bothersome hair that you’ve shaved and waxed and plucked but never really addressed… The redness that once was minor but now has become more noticeable than you’d like. All of this can be addressed with new laser technology right in our offices, with comfortable and affordable new treatments. My patients are particularly excited about laser technologies dealing specifically with redness and spider veins, pigmentation and age spots and excess hair anywhere on the body. Our new lasers provide safe and effective treatment, using specific wavelengths to target these issues quickly with little or no downtime. And it’s not just for women anymore! Men are equally concerned about their appearance, and I’ve designed our offices to ensure both men and women feel very comfortable here. Laser hair removal is particularly popular with men, and is a great first step to introduce them to our full range of services. Warmer weather puts your skin on display, and we have excellent new treatments for skin tightening and contouring for...
May 2018 – PUMP IT UP! THREE EASY WAYS TO GET YOUR GLOW BACK

May 2018 – PUMP IT UP! THREE EASY WAYS TO GET YOUR GLOW BACK

Q: When I look in the mirror, one word comes to mind: Droopy! What can I do? A: Spring is here – but if you can’t shake that pale drawn look of Winter, it’s time for some professional help! Most people see the first signs of facial aging in their early 40’s. It starts with a noticeable loss of volume, a ‘flattening’ in your cheeks and chin. This loss of volume can create a drawn, tired look even when you feel great. This can happen years before your skin loses its elasticity, before you need a facelift or other surgical remedies. But the result is the same: you look older than you feel, and you don’t like it. Here are three effective treatments to consider: 1. Laser Facials regenerate collagen to restore some fullness in your face, and have big benefits for your complexion. We use laser facials to reverse sun damage, reduce pore size, correct redness and pigmentation issues and leave you with a healthy glow. 2. Injectables return youthful volume to your face. We’ll discuss all your options, including Radiesse, Voluma and Sculptra. There is a reason these are so popular today: they work! 3. Lunchtime LiftTM is a surgical approach that provides a natural lift to your cheeks and restores lost volume with no visible scars – all in the time it takes to have lunch! You’ll look rested and...
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...
How can I look ten years younger in just one hour?

How can I look ten years younger in just one hour?

Q: How can I look ten years younger in just one hour? A: The one-hour Lunchtime Lift™ is a popular in-office, mid-face lift that rejuvenates the “triangle” – the lower eyelids, cheeks, laugh lines and jowls. “The procedure restores the natural curves and youthful fullness of the face, turning back the clock more than a decade,” says facial plastic surgeon Dr. Myra Danish. “It requires minimal recovery time and produces immediate, long-lasting results.” With the injectable Lunchtime Lift™, Dr. Danish uses a range of FDA-approved injectables to help her patients look ten years younger in less than an hour and with little to no downtime. “I generally inject fillers into the cheeks, the laugh lines, and the chin area, and under the eyes, if needed. Some patients may require Botox for forehead wrinkles, frown lines or crow’s feet,” she says. “I perform all of the injections myself so my patients will look rejuvenated and natural, not like they’ve had surgery or injections.” Dr. Danish recommends a facial analysis and consultation if you are thinking about having a cosmetic procedure. “Every woman’s facial anatomy, skin type and degree of aging differ, and one procedure does not fit all. We discuss the treatment options that will help the patient look younger and fresher and will give them the very best...
April 2018 – Spring Break Mini Lift

April 2018 – Spring Break Mini Lift

Q: After this long winter, I look in the mirror and feel like my face is drooping! It’s mainly in my chin area and neck – what can I do, Dr. Danish? A: You’re not imagining it- winter truly does show the effects of gravity! We are less active- more sedentary in the winter months, and it shows on our faces. If you are considering cosmetic procedures, spring is the best time – you’ll be refreshed and ready to jump into the new season! You will notice jowls and loose skin on your neck even in your late 30’s or early 40’s. Addressing it early can actually slow down the aging process, making your face less vulnerable to gravity and helping you maintain a smooth and youthful face well into your 60’s. Let’s talk about the Mini-Lift – a procedure that works well from age 40 to 60 and beyond. It’s actually a mini version of a full facelift and focuses on restoring and tightening the jawline and neck. I do this procedure in just one hour, and the results are immediate and long lasting. There is very minimal recovery time or discomfort, but the results are impressive! Most people feel it erases a decade of aging with a smooth and natural result....