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Concern: Neck

Procedures:

Neuromodulators (Botox, Dysport) , Face lift , Neck Lift , Skin Care , Laser Skin Rejuvenation

Ages:

40's , 50's , 60's+

Botox- Cosmetic

Author: Min Ahn

Neuromodulators (Botox, Dysport)
In 1987, Dr. Jean Carruthers, a Vancouver oculoplastic surgeon, discovered that she could inject botulinum toxin A into muscles around the eye and temporarily smooth out wrinkles. Four years later, she and her husband Dr. Alastair Carruthers, a dermatologist, published their findings. This report launched what would become the most commonly performed aesthetic treatment.

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Fractional Laser- Ablative

Author: Jay Burns, MD FACS

Laser Skin Rejuvenation
Fractional resurfacing was introduced in 2004 and has become widely popular in the last few years.  The technology stands as a radically different approach from classic standard laser resurfacing which removes the entire upper layer of skin one layer at a time. 

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Face lift

Author: Patrick Byrne, MD FACS

Face lift
A face lift is a procedure which lifts sagging tissues of the lower face and neck. It is a procedure that has been present for decades, and is constantly evolving and improving. The contemporary techniques focus on elevation of the deeper tissues of the face and neck, rather than simply pulling the skin tightly. Thus the results tend to be not only more natural appearing, but also longer lasting. Most patients appear more youthful and rested. This discussion will provide you with the important information you need to understand face lifting procedures.

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Neck Lift

Author: Patrick Byrne, MD FACS

Neck Lift
A face lift is a procedure that lifts the sagging skin and soft tissues of the lower face and neck. As such, patients who undergo face lifting nearly always also get a neck lift at the same time. Please see the face lifting content of the Discovery Beauty site for more information on face lifting. However, there are occasions in which it is the desire of the patient to have only the neck lifted.  This article will review the isolated neck lift – a less commonly performed procedure, but an important and effective one.

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Skin Care (Cosmeceuticals)

Author: Joely Kaufman, MD FAAD

Skin Care
Aging is an inevitable process that occurs in every cell in every organ in every living thing. Our skin also participates in this process. Recently more focus has been given to methods of aging prevention. Many of these involve procedures that are performed in the doctor’s office, but there are also ways to prevent aging that you can do at home. In the future we will see more products directed to at home users, including peels, topicals and even at home laser systems.

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Dysport

Author: Patrick Byrne, MD FACS

Neuromodulators (Botox, Dysport)
Dysport is an injectable drug used to lesson wrinkles on the face. It is made of botulinum toxin type A.  Dysport can reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles by constricting the movement of muscles that it is injected into. It is the same active agent as Botox, a very popular wrinkle reducer. Dysport was approved for use in the United States in 2009.

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Fractional Laser- Non Ablative

Author: Joely Kaufman, MD FAAD

Laser Skin Rejuvenation
Since the advent of fractional resurfacing in 2004, the popularity of laser resurfacing has increased dramatically. Classical laser resurfacing, used in the past, involved removing the top layers of the skin (the epidermis and parts of the dermis) in the same treatment. These lasers included the Carbon dioxide (CO2) and erbium yag (Er:Yag) devices. The entire surface area of the skin was treated with each session of classical resurfacing, requiring weeks to heal and sometimes even longer. Many patients had residual redness of the skin that could persist for months. Late complications of these classical procedures also included discoloration of the treated skin, including lightening or darkening from the normal skin color. The results of these classical laser resurfacing procedures could be incredibly positive, with tightening of the skin and a major improvement in wrinkles, but the procedure was often fraught with complications. Because of these side effects, many physicians opted not to perform these procedures in their office and the search for a safer way to treat wrinkles began.

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Laser Skin Therapy- Traditional

Author: Jay Burns, MD FACS

Laser Skin Rejuvenation
Laser resurfacing took the cosmetic world by storm in the mid 90’s with the invention of carbon dioxide (CO2) laser resurfacing.  This treatment involved removing the entire superficial skin layer all at once and is commonly referred to as an ablative (taking away or removing) skin treatment. It significantly improved wrinkles and tightened skin.  In 2000 the Erbium laser was introduced as an alternative ablative laser treatment. Both standard CO2 and Erbium laser resurfacing remain the most effective treatment for significant wrinkles caused by sun damage.

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