The delicate thin skin around the eyes is the first place that skin starts to age. Even the hair on our eyebrows and eyelashes reduce and become lighter over time, and if that isn’t enough many women find it difficult to apply eye makeup because vision can become worse with age.
Crows Feet and Lines Between Eyebrows
BOTOX® Cosmetic is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles and used to improve the look of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows (glabellar lines).
Botox will temporarily relax the muscles that create the lines around eyes known as crow’s feet. Botox is also used to treat the lines between the eyebrows, often refereed to as the elevens (11).
Fine lines and Crepey Skin
Laser and chemical peels can be done to resurface the skin around the eyes and stimulate the fibroblast to produce collagen. Some laser treatments can be done around the eyes, as long as ocular shields are used to protect the eyes, however some patients are not comfortable with having the metal ocular shield placed inside their eyes. I personally prefer to do a chemical peel using a 30% – 35% TCA. I prefer the TCA because I am able to peel all the way to the lash line, I also feel that I am able to produce a better result with the TCA peel.
If you are considering a TCA peel, be sure to go to someone with a lot of experience, especially if you have dark skin. It may be recommended that you precondition the skin with Tretinoin ( Retin-A) and Hydroquinone, before the peel. It takes about 7 – 9 days for the skin to complete the peeling phase, however this is dependent on the depth of the peel. In general you can expect the skin to start to darken up on the third day, you may see some peeling as soon as the fourth or fifth day. It is extremely important that you don’t “assist” the peel, treat the skin almost like you are trying to keep it on. Picking and peeling the skin off prematurely can lead to complication. Follow all post treatment instructions, which usually includes using a moisturizing product like Obagi’s Action.
Bags under the eyes
A plastic surgeon can easily remove fat pads from under the eyes. A Blephaplasty removes excess skin and fat. A transconjunctival blepharoplasty, is a procedure where the fat is removed from the lower eyelid, by making the incisions from the inside of the eyelid. The advantage is that there isn’t any visible scars, however it doesn’t remove excess skin from the lower lid. A plastic surgeon can also reposition fat, and reinforce muscles and tendons around the eyes. The surgeon may recommend a canthoplasty to reinforce lower eyelid support. In some cases a blephaplasty can be performed in the office with little to no down time. You should schedule a consultation with a plastic surgeon to see what procedure is best for you.
Hollow under the eyes, or sunken in look
You can have filler injected under the eyes to fill on the hollow area under the eyes. This is an advanced technique and should be performed be an injector that is very experienced at injecting fillers around the eyes.
This patient has been bothered by the hollowing beneath her eyes that make her appear fatigued. The photograph shows the patient after injection of Restylane® to the right lower eyelid region, and before injection to the left side to simulate a before and after view. She was delighted with her immediate improvement at the end of the injection session. Photo courtesy of Shapiro Plastic Surgery.
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The browlift is a procedure designed to elevate the brow to a more youthful position relative to the eyelids.
The endoscopic browlift is a minimally invasive procedure, which means there is very little bruising or swelling from the procedure. The procedure involves inconspicuous incisions made throughout the scalp, hidden in the hair meaning that the thin, few scars that are left behind, are hardly noticeable by even the patient themselves. The recovery time is very quick; surgical sutures are removed within ten days, after which most patients can comfortably socialize without pain. This is a very common procedure performed by, Paradise Valley Plastic Surgeon, Dr Daniel Shapiro. An open (coronal) browlift is a specialized procedure for patients with deep wrinkles or heavier skin. Deep wrinkles in the mid-forehead and between the eyebrows can be lifted out by using an open browlift technique. Both techniques are common procedures performed by, Paradise Valley Plastic Surgeon, Dr Daniel Shapiro.
ReFirm and Thermage are skin tightening treatments that use Radio Frequency (RF) technology to gently tighten the skin. These treatments do not require any down time, however you may need a series of treatments for best results. I find that these treatments work best when combined with other treatments.
Permanent cosmetic makeup is cosmetic tattooing elevated to the highest artistic level. Permanent make up can help give you back what time has taken away, and help to enhance your natural look. Permanent make up is not necessarily intended to replace cosmetics completely, because the color is placed “in” the skin and not on the skin, so a more natural, softer look results after the skin has healed. Permanent make up makes it possible to look better round the clock and be less self conscious. When you look better you feel better! It is a great time saver, perfect for active outdoor lifestyles, sensitive skin, and clients with contacts, glasses or difficulty applying make up.
You may notice that your lashes and brows are not as full as they were when you were younger.Latisse is the first and only FDA approved prescription treatment for eyelash growth. It is an easy to use topical solution that you apply once a day at the base of your eyelashes. Lashes gradually start to get longer, thicker and darker. You will notice results in as little as 8 weeks, and full results in as little as 16 weeks. Keep in mind that hair growth can develop in other areas that the solution is applied to. I personally have used Latisse on my eyebrows and have seen an improvement.
Eyelash and Brow Tinting
To enhance the look of your eyes, you can have your eyelashes and eyebrows tinted. The treatment is quick, painless and inexpensive. The results are temporary, and last about 4 weeks. Eyelash and eyebrow tinting is also great for men, because they generally don’t wear makeup.
The Most Beautiful Event Of The Year
This event is NOT to be missed! Gather up your entourage, throw on something fierce, and enjoy a fabulous night out. Top beauty industry professionals will give tips and tricks to shine for the holidays and forecast the hottest beauty and style trends for 2011. This beautiful event benefits the Phoenix Children’s Hospital.
Friends & Trends
Tuesday, December 7
5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Beauty Bar with hairstyling tips by award-winning stylists Keith Russell and Mark Reid. Make up artistry by celebrity make up artist Lisa Forester.
Shop one of kind vintage jewelry at trunk show by renowned vintage collector Robert Black of Fashion by Robert Black.
Live demonstrations including the newest applications for Botox, injectables and fillers. Learn about the most advanced skin treatments available from the most experience team of skin specialists in Arizona.
Hollywood Red Carpet Photo Session
Celebrity Plastic Surgery 411 with Dr Shapiro
Amazing Beauty Giveaways: Latisse, Skin Ceauticals, Facials, Fraxel and more. One lucky will win complimentary skin care for a year.
HOLIDAY SOUNDS BY DJ MR P-BODY
Hors D’eourves and Cocktails
KINDLY RSVP BY DECEMBER 2
Shapiro Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Paradise Valley Skin Klinic.
5410 N. Scottsdale Rd., Ste F-100
Paradise Valley, AZ 85253
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Last night I attended a Latisse Event at the Hilton in Scottsdale. Allergan, the makers of Latisse are leading teams of LATISSE® users from across the country to raise more than a quarter of a million dollars for the Make-A-Wish Foundation®. Inspired by the tradition of blowing on an eyelash to make wishes come true, the teams are challenged to raise the most funds to help grant children’s wishes, and they need your help.
Between now and November 30, 2010, Allergan will double each donation made to the Make-A-Wish Foundation through Latisse Wishes Challenge Campaign, with a maximum of $250,000.The total number of Latisse trial certificates is limited to the first 10,000 participants who make a minimum donation of $20 to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Offer limited to one Latisse trial certificate per person and U.S. residents only. This is such a GREAT deal since Latisse retails for $125!!
All you have to do is visit www.latissewisheschallenge.com to join team Bobbie by donating a minimum of $20 to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. After doing so you will receive a Latisse free trial certificate and schedule an appointment with your doctor to see if Latisse is right for you.
I got to meet Bobbie Thomas, one of the campaign ambassadors for Latisse’s Make-A-Wish Foundation. She is so beautiful inside and out! For over a decade, Bobbie has been empowering others to embrace their style as a positive form of self expression, and is passionate about communicating ”Style is the way you speak to the world without words.” She encourages everyone to match the ‘outside’ with the best that the ‘inside’ has to offer, and believes you don’t have to Do-It-Yourself, but you should Do-it-Your Way.
As co-host of the Style Network’s Fashion Police, Bobbie helped to not only transform viewers, but trends, by taking from the runway, what could work their way. For the past six years, Bobbie has appeared as both a co-host and guest on a variety of E! Entertainment specials, including their annual red-carpet Emmy, Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild, and Academy Awards coverage.
Currently, millions of people wake up to catch Bobbie on NBC’s “Today Show,” where she serves as Style Editor. Her weekly TodayShow.com Style Buzz articles have become a popular fixture for the Fashion & Beauty section, and are often pulled to also appear on MSN.com and MSN messenger, as well as MSNBC.com’s home page. Check out Bobbie’s website for all of the latest Fashion Trends! www.bobbie.com
Other campaigne ambassadors include fashion CEO Kathy Ireland and professional ballroom dancer Chelsie Hightower. They are leading teams of Latisse users from across the country in raising funds for the Make-A-Wish Foundation while sharing their personal lash experiences with Latisse at www.LatisseWishesChallenge.com
Join the Latisse Wishes Challenge to help the Make-A-Wish Foundation!! I personally use Latisse and it’s amazing how well it really works. I LOVE it! I now have fabulous lashes and you can too! The donation is for a great cause and it’s a inexpensive way to try the Latisse.
Please note: The Latisse Make a wish challenge is not hosted by Best of Both Worlds AZ, Stephanie, Kristy or Paradise Skin Klinic. This campaign is by Allergan ( the makers of Latisse).
* This only works if it is your first kit.
#1 Go to www.latissewisheschallenge.com
#2 Click pink button: donate and get a Latisse trial certificate
#3 Fill out all the required fields ( your name, email ect..)
#4 Select “Team Bobbie”
#5 Read terms and conditions
#6 Make $20 or more donation
#7 Wait for certificate in mail ( a couple weeks)
#8 Bring certificate into approved physicians office, to be signed and get a Latisse prescription.
#9 Return completed form via email or fax.
For assistance call 1-800 505-3898
Latisse is sold at Dr. Shapiro’s Paradise Valley Skin Klinic, and other Dr. offices. Click here to find an office near you that carries Latisse.
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You may have already seen the Brook Shields commercial for Latisse, if you are not familiar with this product, let me just say ” it is a must have”.
Latisse is the first and only FDA approved prescription treatment for eyelash growth. It is an easy to use topical solution that you apply once a day at the base of your eyelashes. Lashes gradually start to get longer, thicker and darker. You will notice results in as little as 8 weeks, and full results in as little as 16 weeks. Keep in mind that hair growth can develop in other areas that the solution is applied to. I personally have used Latisse on my eyebrows and have seen an improvement.
The active ingredient in Latisse is (bimatoprost opthalmic solution) 0.03%. Bimatoprost is believed to work by keeping hair in the anagen (growth) phase. It first works by increasing the lenghth of the anagen phase, then by increasing the numbers of hairs that grow in this phase. Latisse is made by Allergan. In 2001 Allergan developed an eyedrop to lower pressure in the eye, to treat conditions such as glaucoma and ocular hypertension. Eyelash growth was a side effect of this drug, and Latisse was later developed as a result.
I am a big fan of Latisse, and all of my clients that have used this love it.
Latisse is a prescription treatment, so you need to get it from a doctor, such as a dermatologist or plastic surgeon. You can get Latisse for $125. at Shapiro Plastic Surgery, Paradise Valley Skin
Paradise Valley Skin Klinic also offers a wide variety professional skin treatments and products.
Call to schedule a treatment or consultation. 480 421-1701
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