Posts Tagged ‘injectables’

Just slap the wrinkles off

Monday, November 12th, 2012

There’s the proverbial beauty cream. The gold-standard glycolic scrub. The standby anti-aging serum. Yawn.

It’s the same old, same old.

So why not slap wrinkles into submission?

That’s what a new beauty parlor in San Francisco aims to do in a “revolutionary” new treatment. The Thai salon says that slapping your face is all the rage in removing unwanted wrinkles. It’s revolutionary, all right.

According to the Seattle PI who originally covered the story, the method is called “ancient Thai face slapping” which is said to firm up the skin’s surface with firm smacks to the cheeks, forehead, and chin. It aims to replace plastic surgery and injections with the theoretically same benefits.

But according to the news source, the slapping demonstration fell flat.

“After about 10 minutes, it was all over,” described the writer. “[They] said the slapping had been a great success and held up the “before” and “after” pictures they had taken… The photos looked exactly the same, not for lack of effort.”

At $350 a session, it’s certainly a pretty penny to pay for mixed results. Consider the other options that $350* could buy:

Botox. More or less guaranteed to do away with unwanted fine lines and wrinkles, Botox is a big hit with 30-, 40-, and 50-somethings that want to look a little more refreshed, rejuvenated – without looking “done.”

Injectable fillers. Restylane, Perlane, Radiesse, and other injectable fillers add the volume where volume is needed such as cheeks, nasolabial folds, and even the chin area. Volume equal youth!

Talk to a board-certified plastic surgeon in Temecula for more information on these beauty treatments. Most women are great candidates for Botox and injectable fillers.

Before you go off and spend a small fortune on “new” beauty treatments, why not consider the stuff that really works?

Call Dr. Kincaid at his centrally-located Temecula office at 951-695-9934 and schedule your consultation today. This location serves the greater Inland Empire area including Riverside, Redlands, Hemet, French Valley, Moreno Valley, Corona, Rancho Cucamonga, Palm Desert, and Palm Springs. To book your consultation in the greater San Diego area, call 858-450-4199.

*Please note that not all injectables and/or Botox procedures cost $350. Cost is dependent on treatment. Call our office to discuss pricing for your specific needs.

Buttock injectables? Experts say no!

Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

Nowadays, buttock augmentations are considered one of the most desired plastic surgery procedures due in part to the Hollywood ladies who have put the deriere back in fashion. Names like Kim Kardashian, Beyonce, and J. Lo. should all come to mind.

 

But with new trends in plastic surgery come unwanted shortcuts that are highly ill-advised such as injectable buttock augmentations. Believe it or not, it’s true: some unlicensed individuals are turning to silicone injections to plump up the rear. But despite the use of such injectables, experts are NOT recommending their use.

 

According to reports at the San Francisco Chronicle, a 20-year-old dancer sustained serious injury and her friend died after receiving silicone injections as a buttock augmentation. Reports say that the young women traveled to a Hampton Inn to get the procedure done, and although they got the injections just months earlier, their last visit went terribly wrong.

 

The unidentified woman who passed away immediately reported having breathing problems. Tragically, she was admitted to a local hospital but died shortly thereafter of a pulmonary embolism. Medical experts confirm the industrial grade silicone had traveled to her blood, brain, lungs, and liver.

 

The other woman sustained serious injury and has been placed under serious medical supervision. She has fortunately survived the incident, and according to her testimony, she believed she was under the supervision of a nurse while undergoing the procedure.

 

The woman also testified that the alleged nurse had a “pumping party” months earlier when she injected several exotic dancers on a dining room table. One of the women spent days in the hospital and is said to still have particles of silicone on her lungs.

 

It’s true that these kinds of stories are scary, especially to women considering to undergo buttock procedures. But know that your risk for these kinds of complications become virtually non-existent when you use a board-certified plastic surgeon since they do not use injectables at all.

 

If you are interested in a buttock augmentation, you can have peace of mind when you talk to Dr. Kincaid, a board-certified plastic surgeon in La Jolla. Call us at 858-450-4199and schedule your consultation today.

A Look At The 10-Year History of Botox

Saturday, May 12th, 2012

Ten years ago, women were slathering creams on their faces in hopes of reducing the signs of aging. Then a game changer arrived in the cosmetic world, Botox in Temecula. This injectable gel is celebrating its 10th anniversary, which is marked with huge popularity. According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Botox was the most popular procedure of 2011, with more than two million procedures happening last year alone. While Botox is in high demand, there are several historical factors that few people know about the beauty enhancer.

According to CBS, San Francisco ophthalmologist Dr. Alan Scott is credited with creating Botox as a treatment for crossed eyes. His clinical trials showed an unexpected side effect; patients said the treatment erased fine lines and wrinkles. This accidental discovery made the injectable gel famous.

Scott said his patients made remarks like, “’Oh, doctor, I’ve come to get the lines out,’” he told the news source about his eye patients who were among the first people to receive Botox. “And I would laugh, ‘Ha-ha,’ but I really wasn’t that tuned into the practical, and valuable aspect of that.”

Scott sold his Botox creation to a pharmaceutical company, Allergan. Eventually, the FDA approved Botox for cosmetic uses and it is now generating one billion dollars in revenue each year.

“When approved by the FDA in 2002, Botox Cosmetic changed the way that physicians could treat patients who were interested in improving the appearance of their vertical frown lines between the brows,” said David E.I. Pyott, President and CEO of Allergan, Inc., according to the news source. “Botox Cosmetic has become the number-one neuromodulator in the United States.”

While Botox has become a cosmetic phenomenon, few people know what the gel is made from. Botox comes from a toxin. In large doses, it’s the same toxin that causes the life-threatening type of food poisoning called botulism. However, doctor’s using Botox for cosmetic purposes only use it is small doses. Once injected, the liquid weakens or paralyzes certain muscles and blocks certain nerves, which leads to smoother looking skin. The effects last about three to four months.

Patients utilizing Botox treatments have to repeat the injections about four times a year to maintain the youthful look. While these repeated appointments might deter some from the procedure, many women say the results are remarkably better than the old creams suggested a decade ago.

If you’re interested in a minimally-invasive way to help reduce fine lines and wrinkles, and an overall rejuvenated look, trust Dr. Kincaid, a board-certified plastic surgeon, to achieve your desired look. Book your consultation today at our Temecula office by calling 951-695-9934.

Savvy women in Temecula consider new advances in plastic surgery with hand rejuvenation therapy

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012
handcare Savvy women in Temecula consider new advances in plastic surgery with hand rejuvenation therapy

Photo Credit: Surgery.org

Most women are well-aware that facelifts and breast implant plastic surgery in Temecula can lead to a more youthful look – and coupled with other advanced anti-aging treatments like Botox, microdermabrasion, and laser resurfacing, the look of youth can be within arm’s reach. But now, according to a new study covered at Surgery.org, hand rejuvenation may be just the ticket in achieving all-around youthfulness and renewal. And as some plastic surgeons in Temecula attest, the look of youthful hands can make all the difference in how youth is perceived.

As women get older, the hands can truly take a toll, leading to crepiness, age spots, and a loss of natural fat and volume. As aging progresses, skin on the hands can appear thin, fragile, and translucent – barely a surprise considering how much work (and abuse) our hands must endure over the years. Our hands are like mirrors into our unique lifestyles – and age is no exception. That’s why now more than ever, women are turning to hand rejuvenation therapy – also dubbed as the “hand lift” — akin to the facelift and eye lift women are already well-familiar with.

Some unlucky women also have the misfortune of hands that look far older than they should appear. These unwanted signs of aging can come from too much sun damage, dark age spots, and unusually rough use over the years. Fortunately, with the new advances in cosmetic procedures, a hand lift can be a great way to achieve younger-looking hands and an overall more youthful appearance.

It’s in the details: youth at your fingertips

Interested in hand rejuvenation therapy? Call Dr. Kincaid, a plastic surgeon in Temecula, at 951-695-9934 and schedule a consultation today. In the meantime, if you’re simply researching hand rejuvenation, take some time to understand how the procedure can be completed. Of course, your plastic surgeon can make the best recommendation for your unique hands.

Injectables in Temecula

When hands experience the loss of fat and volume, skin can appear thin and fragile. To plump up hands to their original youthful fullness, some plastic surgeons turn to injectable fillers like Radiesse, Perlane, or Juvederm to replenish volume.

Laser treatments in Temecula

When skin needs resurfacing, a plastic surgeon may opt for laser therapy which uses intense pulsed light and even a CO2 laser to diminish the look of dark spots and other sun damage. For more advanced hand rejuvenation therapy, a plastic surgeon may also use a Fraxel laser to deeply resurface the skin and lighten any discoloration.

Fat reassignment

For a longer lasting approach, some patients are advised to undergo fat reinjection which deposits fat from one area of the body to the hands. This approach leads to longer-lasting, youthful-looking hands.

Patients are encouraged to call Dr. Kincaid, one of Temecula’s best plastic surgeons, at 951-695-9934 to schedule a consultation on hand rejuvenation therapy. There are many options available and the doctor can make a customized recommendation that can lead to the youthful, beautiful hands you’ve always imagined.

 

Illegal Botox Injections in San Diego: can they happen to you?

Friday, March 23rd, 2012
botox Illegal Botox Injections in San Diego: can they happen to you?

Photo Credit: Surgery.org

It’s no surprise that medi-spas are gaining popularity in San Diego, California, and the rest of the United States. It makes sense since medi-spas can be convenient , quick, and even inexpensive. In addition to Botox injections in San Diego, men and women are turning to medi-spas to get their favorite beauty treatments including fillers like Restalyne and Radiesse, laser treatments, microdermabrasion, and even some forms of liposuction. But as a new report suggests, some medi-spas can mean risky business.

The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery is reporting on a new investigation in Vancouver where two unlicensed individuals were illegally injecting unsuspecting patients with Botox to treat fine lines and wrinkles at an two unnamed clinic.

As a part of the investigation, a news reporter went undercover and was told she would meet with a doctor to complete the procedure. The man, who went by the alias “Dr. Lee,” admitted he was not a doctor after the woman asked about his credentials. As for the credentials themselves, Dr. Lee simply explained, “Yes, you need to be a doctor [to inject Botox]… I’m not a doctor… so it is not illegal, and it is also not legal either.”

“Dr.” Lee, whose credentials were not confirmed, went on to add, “I’ve been to a lot of seminars, I been trained by a few doctors around the world to do Botox. If you know what you’re doing, then just do it.”

At the other Vancouver clinic, the injector also admitted she was not a licensed medical provider but insisted her qualifications were enough to administer Botox injections. Despite her confidence in applying the product, a patient at the clinic filed a complaint with the Better Business Bureau following a collapsed eyelid that remained shut for weeks.

Botox Injections in San Diego: a board-certified plastic surgeon is your safe bet

Only licensed trained medical professional are allowed to administer Botox injections in San Diego. In addition, the makers of Botox – Allergan, Inc. – won’t sell official product to unlicensed facilities, which may force unlicensed medi-spas to source their Botox on the black market. Worse, some injectables may not even be Botox at all.

To be on the safe side, always seek a qualified, board-certified plastic surgeon in San Diego to administer your Botox injections. A medical doctor is specifically trained to safely inject the neurotoxin in the muscles of the face and can safely recommend points of injection to avoid drooping lids, unnatural results, or a stiff appearance.

Dr. Kincaid, a board-certified cosmetic surgeon in San Diego, is a specialist at administering Botox injections for a natural, rejuvenated look. In fact, Botox can be a great and minimally-invasive way to refresh and renew your look without having to undergo plastic surgery. If you’re considering Botox injections in San Diego, contact Dr. Kincaid’s centrally-located La Jolla office at 858-450-4199. For more information on Botox including before and after photos, check out our photo gallery now.

Earlobe plastic surgery in La Jolla provides a more youthful appearance

Friday, February 3rd, 2012
earlobe Earlobe plastic surgery in La Jolla provides a more youthful appearance

Photo Credit: Surgery.org

For women who want to have an overall youthful appearance, earlobe surgery is just the ticket. While many women focus on facial features like crow’s feet, nasal labial folds, and forehead lines, others are realizing that youth is in the details…  earlobes to be exact.

Ear surgery in La Jolla can be corrective procedure sometimes referred to as “pinning back the ears” for men and women who desire a more sleek appearance. But now, earlobe surgery has taken women by storm since the procedure can fix sagging, droopy earlobes – a tell-tale sign of both wisdom and age.

“It is no secret that more women are having what could be called a ‘lobe job’.” BeautyInTheBag.com’s Wendy Lewis recently told The Daily Mail newspaper according to Surgery.org. “Gravity takes its toll on earlobes – they droop like chins and breasts do, and can make you look older.Years of wearing heavy earrings also cause the lobe to get stretched out of shape. An earlobe reduction is a simple [operation] that reshapes the earlobe to a better proportion.”

While the United States is close on its coat tails, the women of the British Kingdom are calling upon their plastic surgeons to perform this much-desired surgery. Some London-based plastic surgery centers are even using injectable fillers in the ears to produce a youthful and sleek look.

“It’s quick, easy and relatively pain-free,” a representative from the clinic told The Daily Mail.

It’s in the details: cosmetic surgeon in La Jolla focuses on the ‘finer things in life’

Procedures like earlobe surgery, wrinkle-erasing, and injectable fillers all contribute to the fine details that matter when assessing youth and beauty. If you’re considering less-invasive procedures, these cosmetic enhancements can make all the difference between a youthful look and a truly radiant appearance.

Earlobe surgery in La Jolla

For women who have worn earrings for years, droopy ear lobes can often follow. If you’re concerned about your earlobes and want to talk to a certified plastic surgeon in San Diego about correcting the problem, call Dr. Kincaid for a consultation today.

Wrinkle-erasing techniques in La Jolla

Men and women who are looking to reverse the signs of aging often seek the help of Botox in La Jolla  – a safe and effective way at softening facial wrinkles.  Consider Botox as a great way to achieve the well-rested and youthful look you’ve wanted, all with quick recovery time and generally long-lasting results (3 to 4 months).

Injectable fillers in La Jolla

If details matter to you, then consider the features and benefits of injectable fillers. What once was a lifeless and sunken appearance can be instantly rejuvenated with the use of injectable fillers like Juvederm, Restalyne, Sculptra and more. Call Dr. Kincaid now and schedule a consultation to see how injectable fillers can provide youthful and beautiful results.

Dr. Kincaid, a certified cosmetic surgeon in La Jolla

Many men and women turn to Dr. Kincaid to achieve the look they have always wanted. From breast augmentation to Botox, Juvederm, and even earlobe surgery, patients depend on Dr. Kincaid’s expertise to achieve natural, beautiful results. Call Dr. Kincaid at 858-450-4199 and schedule your La Jolla plastic surgery consultation today.