Posts Tagged ‘microdermabrasion’

Gwenyth Paltrow, world’s most beautiful woman, talks about Botox

Monday, May 6th, 2013

The reigning Gwenyth Paltrow, who was recently crowed the world’s most beautiful woman, recently talked to Harper Bazaar magazine about her experience with Botox. While it’s true that Botox usually appeals to most women, Ms. Paltrow said the procedure just wasn’t for her.

“I’ve probably tried everything,” she told the mag. “I would be scared to go under the knife, but you know, talk to me when I’m 50. I’ll try anything. Except I won’t do Botox again, because I looked crazy. I looked like Joan Rivers!”

The truth is that Botox needs to be applied conservatively for most women to achieve the look that is natural and beautiful. If too much Botox is administered, women can quickly look unnatural.

Undoubtedly, Gwenyth Paltrow is undeniably gorgeous Botox or without! It’s also a good idea to note that Botox is not always the solution. Sometimes Restylane, Juvederm or even chemical peels are the correct answer to aging concerns. Sometimes, Botox should be held off for these procedures instead. It’s a good idea to talk to a plastic surgeon in San Diego to understand what products are best for the desired look. Remember, Botox isn’t always the answer – sometimes, injectables are the best way to get that youthful look!

Paltrow isn’t the only celeb to shun Botox. Nicole Kidman recently said Botox was not the right anti-aging treatment for her.

“I did try Botox, unfortunately, but I got out of it and now I can finally move my face again.”

Paltrow’s mother on the other hand, found Botox to be the idea solution to her aging concerns.

“Well, I think we’ve all fooled around with [Botox],” Blythe Danner said in 2010. “I won’t go into detail, but we all need a little help from our friends!”

UNDERSTANDING BOTOX IN SAN DIEGO & OTHER ANTI-AGING OPTIONS

It’s so important for women to understand that Botox isn’t the end-all solution to removing fine lines and wrinkles. Sometimes, there are other remedies like laser treatments, chemical peels or fillers like Restylane and Juvederm that offer the youthful look you desire.

When it comes to understanding personal beauty, talk to a plastic surgeon in San Diego. Call our Dr. Kincaid, an award-winning plastic surgeon in San Diego, at  858-450-4199 and schedule a consultation today.

Remember, there isn’t a one-size-fits-all definition of beauty. There are many options available to achieve the look you desire. Talk to a plastic surgeon that understands that – give us a call today.

Michael Kors to expand into cosmetics

Friday, April 12th, 2013

We can all look forward to a new change in cosmetics now that Michael Kors has joined the lineup. Ladies everywhere have a little something to celebrate! All-American pink lip gloss? Quintessential red lipstick? All by the arguably most heralded fashion icon today? Don’t mind if we do!

Michael Kors announced earlier this month that he will be launching a cosmetic line to go with his already popular Americana fashion brand. Women will have a full line of cosmetics to choose from including color products, skin and sun care, and even three new fragrances.

As reported by WWD magazine and reprinted on Fashionista.com, the so-called “quippy” designer will be featuring three distinct lines that include “sporty,” “sexy,” and “glam.” Each collection will feature different color and fragrance experiences.

“I think those three things–sexy, sporty and glam–have always been the DNA of Michael Kors, and in a strange way, the Michael Kors woman really is all three of those things–it’s just that she feels more strongly about one of them at certain given times,” Kors told the trade.

As for inspiration for the brand, Kors looked to his most important influences.

“My grandmother was over-the-top glam — she worshipped at the altar of Elizabeth Taylor,” Kors said. “And I then had the absolute opposite in my mother, who wore very natural makeup, very little print, was very laid-back and relaxed and sporty.”

Pricing for Kors’ cosmetic brand will range from $18 to $95 with such offerings as nail lacquer to fine fragrances. What you won’t find are things like mascara or foundation.

“I wanted to do the essentials–the things you absolutely have to have to represent that mood,” Kors said.

MAKE YOUR FACE LOOK AMAZING WITH THE RIGHT SKIN FIRST

If you’re excited about Michael Kors’ new cosmetic line, you’re not alone. When it comes to cosmetics, nothing looks fresher or more put together than a clean slate – polished, beautiful skin, that is. And that’s true no matter what brand of makeup you prefer.

To make the most of your cosmetics and to make your beauty routine absolutely pop, consider the following add ons:

Botox. Heralded as one of the most essential beauty treatments, Botox is an excellent way to combat existing wrinkles while combating future ones. It’s safe and effective as a wrinkle relaxer and has helped women everywhere enjoy younger looking, more beautiful skin.

Chemical Peel. For a youthful, rejuvenated look, women turn to chemical peels to achieve the look. A chemical peel sloughs off the first few layers of skin. As healing begins, you can look forward to softer and younger looking skin.

For more information on Botox or chemical peels in San Diego, call Dr. Kincaid at  858-450-4199 and schedule your consultation today.

Taylor Swift bares natural eye: The tale of the beauty trademark

Thursday, April 11th, 2013

There are some beauty staples that never go away: red lipstick, the perfect full coverage foundation and, of course, the quintessential black eyeliner. Hollywood starlets have each picked up their own beauty trademarks, taking the beauty staple a step further. Gwen Stefani and red lips, Dita Von Teese and the cat eye, Nikki Minaj and patent pink gloss, J.Lo’s perpetual glow… These gals show us how beauty trademarks are done. But in a new twist, one starlet known for her black liner, went against the face of trend when she bared her beautiful natural eyes in a recent photoshoot.

Taylor Swift made fans take a second look when she went without her famous black eyeliner in her latest photo montage at Wonderland magazine.

Swift, 23, wore a red Christian Dior dress and a natural face for the photo spread, a surprise that delighted fans even though she was without her signature black eye liner.

The country-star-turned-Hollywood-starlet told The Daily Makeover that her black eye liner was one beauty staple she simply could not do without.

“I was on a plane to Japan about two years ago and I had no makeup with me, so I went into the bathroom and I used a Sharpie to line my eyes. From that point on I started using liquid liner because I realized it was obviously pretty easy for me to do! I definitely don’t recommend drawing on your eyes with a Sharpie though,” she said.

Her fans were all about her new look featured in Wonderland magazine. “Your eyes are perfect. OMG,” tweeted one adoring fan. “I love your real eyes,” wrote another.

ON BLACK LINER

Black eyeliner is a true-and-true beauty staple but it’s future is decidedly uncertain. That’s because New York Fashion Week was free from much of any black liner at all. Instead, models were smudged with a dash of shiny facial cream or light touches of peach concealer for an ultra-natural, fresh-faced look.

“Makeup trends come and go depending on what colors and fabrics are emphasized at that particular moment and in general we’re seeing less eyeliner right now,” says MAC Cosmetics Senior Artist John Stapleton. “Women can play with black liner to make their eyes look sultry and catlike, but traditionally the purpose of eyeliner is to make the lashes look thicker so in that regard it’s supposed to be subtle.”

REINVENTING YOUR LOOK

If you’re considering a new look, a makeover could be just the trick to make you feel better and get a head start on the spring season. To make the most of your new look, you may want to consider the condition of your skin and any rejuvenation that could benefit your overall appearance. Some options include microdermabrasion and Botox – two beauty essentials that can make your skin look absolutely incredible. Makeup glides on beautifully and you can look years younger.

For more information on rejuvenating your skin with microdermabrasion or Botox, call Dr. Kincaid at  858-450-4199 and schedule your consultation at our centrally located La Jolla office. Residents of the Inland Empire are welcomed to call our Temecula location at 951-695-9934.

Improving self-esteem 4 steps at a time

Saturday, April 6th, 2013

When it comes to feeling better about yourself, now is the time – with spring in the air, you can start feeling better about the way you feel. A negative impression of how you view yourself can lead to a whole host of problems including depression, poor self-image and even cause interference in your personal and professional life. The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery says that now more than ever, high self-esteem can be achieved with four simple steps.

1. Tell yourself that you are amazing every day

Most of us are used to dismissing compliments, much less accepting them from ourselves. But it’s so important to tell yourself every day that you are an amazing person inside and out. Try telling yourself out loud that you are a good person and that you look beautiful – try to even memorize some favorite phrases that you can repeat when you are feeling in the dumps or if you’re just having one of those days. It really works even though you may feel silly doing it, so get started on your positive daily affirmations today.

2. Posture

Never has it been so important to stand tall and proud of yourself. Hunching over not only looks unflattering for all of your body, but it can subconsciously lead to a negative perception of yourself when you are constantly looking at the ground. Get started on a more confident version of you and start standing taller, with a straight spine and your head looking forward.

Surgery.org says, “Pretend there is an invisible string attached to the top of your head and your shoulders constantly pulling you gently upward toward the ceiling. This will help keep your neck straight and your shoulders squared.”

3. Personal Days

Sometimes, it’s important to take a moment to reflect on yourself and where your life is going. Get started on improving your mental health by resting your mind. Take a day off work and dedicate it to yourself. Think of your life and how you feel about the relationships you are maintaining. If there are any negatives that need pruning, don’t hesitate to remove or improve those elements in your life. It’s the only way you can really make progress toward improving yourself and your self-esteem.

4. Look Great

There’s something to be said about a beautiful outward appearance. If you are feeling like you need to a lift, try a non-invasive procedure such as Botox, chemical peel or microdermabrasion. These relatively easy in-office procedures can lead to a more youthful version of you. Why not consider an uplifting makeover to make the most of your self-esteem?

For more information on any of these procedures, call Dr. Kincaid at his centrally-located Temecula office at 951-695-9934 and schedule your consultation today.

Spring is in the air! Your new fitness and beauty routines await.

Thursday, April 4th, 2013

Now that spring has sprung, a new air of motivation can be felt everywhere from the covers of fashion magazines to the smiles on the faces of women across America. If you’re like many, spring is the perfect time to reassess your fitness, beauty and skin care routine. Not only will you feel better about yourself, but you can also look years younger while shedding off winters’ grey.

Fitness

According to Surgery.org, your fitness routine can be reinvigorated with changing your routine to be primarily outdoors. Anything from yoga to jogging, hiking and swimming can now be an outdoor activity. Outdoor fitness is a great idea for shedding the extra pounds that winter and holiday eating and stress has packed on. Now is the time to get going! You can even start as simply as walking every morning. Increase your resistance by adding ankle or wrist weights or practice endurance by stepping it up to a daily morning jog.

Skin Care

Since you will be spending more time outdoors, there’s never been a more important time to protect your skin. As most women know, the sun is the primary cause of wrinkles, fine lines and age spots – huge deterrents to keeping your skin looking young and refreshed. Wearing sunscreen is especially important when you exercise outdoors as well. Get ahead of the season by slathering on a daily sunscreen that’s at least SPF 30+.

Drink Water

Staying replenished with delicious, fresh water not only sounds good, but is good. Your body needs plenty of hydration to keep cells, organs and skin moist and soft. Plus, it helps your body function at prime levels internally not to mention the beautiful and healthy glow it lends to the face. Drink plenty of water as we head into spring to make the most of the increase of sunshine and longer days.

Reassess facial areas

If you are considering a change to your face whether it is a mild rejuvenation, a non-invasive procedure or a more dramatic change, spring is the perfect time to get the look you have always wanted. Cosmetic enhancements like Botox are an excellent choice for ladies who want to take years off their face and relax fine lines and wrinkles. Chemical peels and microdermabrasion are alternatively great choices for a healthy glow as well. Considering something more dramatic? Talk to a plastic surgeon in San Diego to understand which procedures can help you look younger while maintaining a natural look.

For more information on any of these procedures, call Dr. Kincaid at his centrally located La Jolla office at 858-450-4199 and schedule your consultation today and look spring-ready in no time!

Farrah Abraham, MTV Teen Mom, gives plastic surgery as holiday gifts?

Tuesday, December 18th, 2012

If you really love a product, chances are you’ll probably gift it to a girlfriend, sister, or mother at some point. But when it comes to something like plastic surgery, would you gift it as well if you loved what it did to your appearance?

MTV Teen Mom Farrah Abraham is not shying away from the thought, according to reports!

And why not? Beauty products have been an age-old gift idea since the dawn of time. Why not take it a step further with gifts of Botox, microdermabrasion or chemical peels?

Now, while Farrah hasn’t actually bought plastic surgery for anyone (that we know of!), she did leave her Sulia subscribers wanting more when she wrote:

“Yes look in past months and I have received some enhancements for the better, so let me know if this holiday season your [sic] hoping to get a gift?”

She then added, “Tummy tuck, anyone? How about lipo suction [sic]? Or a facelift?”

Really? Plastic surgery gifts?

There’s no doubt that cosmetic surgery is a personal choice. So while liposuction or breast augmentations may not be the ideal gift, there are times when cosmetic improvement can actually be a great little surprise for the special gal on your list.

Before you dismiss the idea of giving cosmetic enhancements as gifts this holiday season, think:

  • Botox could be a really original and fun holiday gift idea for the mom that “has everything”
  • Gift certificates could be a fun holiday surprise. They could eventually use the money for skin care products if they choose to have nothing done. After all, cosmetics of any kind are a wonderful gift idea for most any gal.
  • You don’t have to “go big or go home” – even a chemical peel or microdermabrasion is an excellent holiday gift idea.

For more information on gift certificates, don’t hesitate to give our office a call at 858-450-4199.

Do-it-yourself cosmetic surgery: a rising trend in San Diego?

Friday, April 20th, 2012
Capture19 Do it yourself cosmetic surgery: a rising trend in San Diego?

Photo Credit: Surgery.org

The cost of cosmetic surgery in San Diego has some people seeking alternative ways to achieve a more youthful look. Recent headlines have been alarming – men and women have sought the help of unlicensed individuals to perform cosmetic surgery but not without its price. And most have had extensive hospitalization following the botched procedures not to mention revision surgeries to correct problems.

But it isn’t just surgery procedures that have people skimping on budget – others turn to at-home microdermabrasion, laser hair removal, and even at-home chemical peels according to a new report at Surgery.org. While these types of procedures are less risky than undergoing plastic surgery by an unlicensed practicioner, doctors still warn that many unwanted side effects can arise from even these seemingly simple procedures.

Common problems that arise from at-home cosmetic procedures include dermal burns, long term skin damage, and even scarring.

“We’ve had patients come in the day before their daughter’s wedding and done an at-home chemical peel and come in with second degree burns,” said one plastic surgeon according to the report.

Many products available over-the-counter can prove to be dangerous, especially in the hands of someone who is unaware of the potency of each product. For instance, consumers can go online to purchase prescription-strength retinoid, glycolic and lactic acid products – but consumers are strongly urged to avoid using such products since they can prove to be highly dangerous in the hands of inexperienced so-called beauty junkies.

“If you stumble upon a website selling prescription-strength retinoid, that should be a red flag and [you should] seek professional help first… because there are certain reactions that can happen and certain products you don’t want to mix together with those,” said one dermatologist.

Even laser hair removal products that are meant for home use should be avoided. Such products and equipment can easily burn the skin causing scarring, thinning, and other adverse reactions when misused. Microdermabrasion is also a leading cause of at-home beauty treatments gone wrong as over-exfoliation can lead to similar side effects such as burning, thinned skin, and rash-like skin appearance.

Experts say that any kind of cosmetic procedure such as microdermabrasion, chemical peels, or laser treatments are best left in the hands of a board-certified plastic surgeon in San Diego. Even though you may think you have the know-how, don’t risk making your skin worse – save money elsewhere and find a good San Diego plastic surgeon to complete your desired look.

Call Dr. Kincaid, a board-certified cosmetic surgeon in San Diego, at 858-450-4199 and schedule your consultation today. Dr. Kincaid serves the greater San Diego area including East County (El Cajon, La Mesa,  Santee, Lemon Grove) and South Bay (South San Diego, Chula Vista, National City, Imperial Beach) and all the San Diego beach communities (Pacific Beach, Ocean Beach, Torrey Pines, Mission Beach, Point Loma, La Jolla, Del Mar, Encinitas, Leucadia, Carlsbad, Oceanside).

San Diego plastic surgery complemented by a diet rich in fruits and vegetables

Monday, April 9th, 2012

Capture16 San Diego plastic surgery complemented by a diet rich in fruits and vegetablesAlmost every American knows that eating a healthy diet is important to your overall look, energy level, vitality, and longevity. A good diet is comprised of the obvious choices like fruits, vegetables, and plenty of water, fiber, and whole grains. But now, in a new study published at Surgery.org by the experts at Unilever, a healthy diet along with an increase in fruit and vegetable intake is more important than ever when comes to looking young and radiant – the perfect complement to plastic surgery in San Diego.

So, if beauty is your name, then a stroll down the produce isle is your game.

The study was very simple and illuminated the human body need for natural vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and other nutrients found in fruits and vegetables. Researchers gathered 35 people over a six-week period to observe their eating habits. People who consumed more fruits and vegetables over the six-week period were found to look physically younger with brighter red and yellow tones in their skin – a look that researchers say lead to a younger-looking and more attractive appearance. Interestingly, people who consumed a more unhealthy diet void of fruits and vegetables were found to look paler with less overall color in the face. In other words, consuming more fruits and vegetables lead to a younger look because the person appeared naturally more full of life and color.

“People who eat more fruit and vegetables have a ‘golden’ skin tone that looks healthy and attractive,” said researcher Ross Whitehead to The Salt. “Our research finds that even small improvements in diet produces visible benefits to skin color. We were very surprised by how quick the changes were.”

If you’re looking for a great way to supplement your plastic surgery procedures and prolong the look of youth, the study suggests the answer is quite simple: eat more healthy foods. But how much do scientists recommend upping your intake? Just two additional servings of fruits and vegetables each day can lead to a more radiant-looking you. Plus, the more you keep up the healthy diet, the more your skin will improve over the course of time.

Types of fruits and vegetables ideal for the look of youth

Of course, all diets should have a variety of foods including fruits and vegetables. But if you’re looking to increase your intake of the ‘healthy stuff,’ consider the following dietary tips to supplement your San Diego plastic surgery.

Foods rich in Carotenoid pigments. Colorful foods are often known to contain beneficial ingredients like beta-carotene and lycopene – two essential ingredients not only for your health but for younger-looking skin, too. Try increasing your intake of carrots, red cabbage, tomatoes, and other fruits like raspberries, watermelon, blueberries, and apricots. A diet that’s colorful can also lead to better health.

Supplement a good diet with plastic surgery procedures?

Already have a good diet, but looking for that extra ‘oomph’ to make your skin look truly radiant? Consider the following cosmetic procedures:

Microdermabrasion: a wonderful way to whisk away dead skin cells, revealing fresher, newer skin that can also appear smoother.

Laser resurfacing: a potent procedure that resurfaces the skin’s surface. This popular cosmetic procedure can also help remove discolorations.

Chemical peel: a fantastic supplement to your other plastic surgery procedures. Helps remove dull skin by use of glycolic acid, lactic acid, salicylic acid or other equally strong ingredients.

Call Dr. Kincaid, a board-certified plastic surgeon in San Diego, at 858-450-4199 to schedule your consultation today. Get a radiant look today!

San Diego plastic surgery complemented by a diet rich in fruits and vegetables

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.

Can Botox work as a preventative anti-aging remedy?

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012
Capture8 Can Botox work as a preventative anti aging remedy?

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The pursuit of beauty transcends all ages. What one woman may find attractive at age 20 may be quite different than another in her 60s. But regardless of personal preferences, one thing is for sure: looking and staying young is never out of style no matter which age group you’re in.

That’s why it may come as no surprise to anti-aging enthusiasts that Botox treatments are becoming more popular among women in their 20s. The upswing in anti-aging preventative treatments like Botox comes in part from the desire to be proactive rather than reactive. In other words, Botox is yet another method to help prevent wrinkles from ever starting.

Although Botox is not proven to prevent wrinkles, many patients have gotten Botox injections in San Diego to help boost other anti-aging treatments like photorejuvenation, microdermabrasion, and various facial creams and lotions.

And it isn’t just a fluke. The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery reports that more than 370,000 individuals between 19-34 opted for Botox in 2010 alone.

Botox, while it can treat a myriad of conditions including headaches and muscle spasms, is most commonly used for treating wrinkles like crow’s feet, forehead lines, and wrinkles found around the mouth. The treatment works by paralyzing the muscle groups, thereby preventing the “wrinkle” from repeating itself over and over again by continual expressions. The result is a smoother and more youthful skin surface.

Other ways to prevent aging

If you’re looking for other ways to bolster your anti-aging efforts, consider the following  treatments to supplement your Botox in San Diego sessions.

Photorejuvenation in San Diego

For a great way to stay on top of your beauty treatments, try a photorejuvenation treatment in San Diego. Similar to laser surfacing, but much more gentle, the procedure stimulates natural collagen growth for younger-looking, plumper skin.

Microdermabrasion in San Diego

Microdermabrasion is an effective way to slough off dead skin, revealing softer, radiant and more youthful skin underneath. It can help with fine lines and moderate wrinkles and is a great choice for women of all ages, but especially for those in their 20s, 30s, and 40s.

Cosmecueticals in San Diego

When you need an everyday anti-aging treatment, and if over-the-counter creams and lotions are simply not enough, call Dr. Kincaid, a certified cosmetic surgeon in San Diego, for a consultation on which cosmecuetical is best for you. From Retin-A to Galvanic Spa, the choices are vast and Dr. Kincaid can choose a product that best suits your skin type and condition.

When you’re ready to take the next step in your anti-aging treatments, call Dr. Kincaid in San Diego at 858-450-4199 or at his Temecula office at 951-695-9934. Known as a specialist in cosmetic surgery, Dr. Kincaid services the greater San Diego area, Inland Empire, Orange County, and surrounding areas. Go to http://skincaidmd.com for more information. Your consultation is waiting – what do you have to lose? Call Dr. Kincaid and find out how you can look your best this year with the right anti-aging remedies for you – no matter what your age!