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...
Which cosmetic procedure can best rejuvenate my look for the New Year?

Which cosmetic procedure can best rejuvenate my look for the New Year?

“Every woman’s facial anatomy, skin type and degree of aging differ, so one procedure does not fit all,” says Dr. Myra Danish, M.D., F.A.C.S. “I recommend a consultation and facial analysis to determine what is the minimum the patient needs to look younger and fresher. We discuss the options that will give them the best results.” For some patients, injectables are all that’s needed. Injectables are ideal for crow’s feet, forehead lines, frown lines, laugh lines and marionette lines, as well as adding volume to correct flattening of the checks. 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. “My analysis may show that they require plastic surgery such as upper and lower eyelid lifts, a brow lift, or a facelift. There are several different types of facelifts — a full facelift, a mini version. The midface Lunchtime Lift ™ can restore the patient’s facial anatomy to where it was over a decade ago in just one hour.” Dr. Danish may recommend nonsurgical skin treatments, including laser photo facials, glycolic peels and deeper peels to treat sun damage, uneven pigmentation, redness and spider veins. “All of my patients look rejuvenated and natural, not like they’ve had work done,” Dr. Danish...
September 2017 – Be Fabulous at Every Age

September 2017 – Be Fabulous at Every Age

Whether you are 35 or 75, you want to look young and vibrant. Today, there are steps we can take to slow and yes, reverse the signs of aging! Our goal is to manage the aging process so you are at your best at every age. Gravity, loss of volume and loss of elasticity are the main culprits, and all of these are addressed with effective treatments and procedures performed in our office with minimal down-time and virtually no discomfort. The big news is this: we’ve taken the fear out of the facelift! Gone are the days of the pulled, unnatural looking facelift. Now, in the right hands, you’ll look soft and natural with a smooth and youthful appearance. There are three types of ‘lifts’ available to you, each designed for a specific desired result. The Minilift corrects the early signs of aging in the neck and jowls, and actually improves the way you age over time. This is particularly effective for those in their 40s and 50s, when faster healing and better muscle tone aid in a quick recovery time. The Lunchtime Lift addresses the mid-face area, gently lifting the cheeks, jowls and lower eyelids to restore the natural curves and fullness in your face. This creates both an immediate and long lasting youthful appearance, and slows the effects of gravity over time. The full Facelift addresses the neck, jawline and mid face, bringing back the definition that years have taken away. Our techniques today allow for a completely natural look that is both fresh and age appropriate, never looking pulled or artificial. “Looking naturally young and beautiful...