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,...
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...
August 2017 – A Sizzling Summer Starts with Hot Lips!

August 2017 – 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, non-surgical 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 2017

July 2017

Question: 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? Answer: 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...