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....
March – Wake Up Your Face

March – Wake Up Your Face

Q: Dr Danish, no matter how much sleep I get, people say I look tired. And worse, I can even look angry or stern when I’m not! I’m only 45 but I think I look older than I am. What are my options? A: This is a very common complaint, usually starting in the mid-30s. That sleepy look can actually hold you back in your relationships and your career. The very first signs of aging appear in the eye area. Droopy, hooded upper lids and wrinkled skin on the lower lids instantly communicate a lack of vitality even in the youngest faces. Less obvious is the role that the eyebrows play in making you look older. Together, these two areas will add years to your appearance. But happily, we have several very effective solutions that are so natural, nobody will ever know you’ve had surgery! In the right hands, you will simply look refreshed rested and naturally younger than your years. For the lids, the best solution is upper and/or lower Blepharoplasty. Most people say it takes more than a full decade off their appearance, restoring the clear bright eyes they had in their youth. The incisions heal well and are placed so that nobody will ever know your secret! Eyebrows also sag over time and add years to your appearance. If your brows are below the bony rim in a relaxed position, you’ll benefit from an endoscopic brow surgery. It takes just one hour to restore your brows to their natural position, with very short incisions in the hairline that are unnoticeable. If your brows are less troubling,...
How can I look younger without having surgery?

How can I look younger without having surgery?

Q: How can I look younger without having surgery? A: “There are excellent noninvasive and non-surgical interventions that will make you look up to 10 years younger,” says facial plastic surgeon Dr. Myra Danish who sees more and more men seeking rejuvenating treatments. “For men who have deep frown lines, forehead lines and crow’s feet, I recommend Botox injections about every 4 months which will cause the muscles to relax and the lines to disappear. “A lot of men have deep indentations in their lower eyelids due to a loss of collagen. These ‘tear troughs’ make them look fatigued and aged. Injecting a filler will make the lower lids look more rested and more youthful. “Laugh lines, marionette lines, loss of volume and flattening of the cheeks can be addressed with injections that cause a lifting of the face which looks natural and masculine, and not like you’ve had intervention,” adds Dr. Danish.  “Some men have bands in their neck which also can be remedied with Botox. “The finishing touch can be laser treatments to make the skin glow and remedy age spots, redness and fine...
How can I achieve a natural, harmonious, more youthful look?

How can I achieve a natural, harmonious, more youthful look?

Q: How can I achieve a natural, harmonious, more youthful look?   A: Sometimes people think that one procedure will answer all of the issues that come with aging. In reality, aging is a multidimensional, multifactorial process, says facial plastic surgeon Dr. Myra Danish, M.D., F.A.C.S. “I recommend, first of all, that you take care of issues that have to do with gravity and skin laxity. If you have droopy eyelids, bags under your eyes, jowls or a lot of loose skin in your neck, in general, the answer is a surgical procedure. “As each year goes by we lose volume in terms of fat and collagen, so your face becomes flat and you develop laugh lines and marionette lines. Having surgery does not replace the need for injectables, which are generally recommended for volume loss,” Dr. Danish explains. “The last factor is skin care. You should consider using good skin products and having procedures such as facials, glycolic peals or laser facials. “The answer to having a natural harmonious look is considering surgery when it’s appropriate, considering fillers or injections when it’s appropriate, and taking good care of your skin.” Dr. Danish recommends a facial analysis and consultation to determine the treatment options that will give you the very best, natural-looking...
What facial plastic surgery procedure will take the greatest number of years off my appearance and has a quick recovery?

What facial plastic surgery procedure will take the greatest number of years off my appearance and has a quick recovery?

Q: What facial plastic surgery procedure will take the greatest number of years off my appearance and has a quick recovery? A: An upper and lower eyelid lift can make a woman look up to 20 years younger, says facial plastic surgeon Dr. Myra Danish. “When people are talking to you, they are looking at your eyes. If you have droopy, hooded upper lids and bags and sagging skin in the lower lids, it gives the impression that you are tired or older than you are,” Dr. Danish points out. “Eyelid surgery takes about an hour. I remove the excess skin and under eye puffiness that has accumulated over time. Recovery is typically one week with some bruising and swelling, but with little discomfort. Patients go back to work in a week.” For some women, sagging upper eyelid skin can obstruct their peripheral vision. Eyelid surgery not only makes you look significantly younger, it can improve your visual fields, and your eyes will feel less tired. In Dr. Danish’s hands, your eyelid shape remains the same and your eyes look very natural, rejuvenated and youthful. “People will say, ‘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...