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Plastic surgeons recommend cosmetic injectables, including Botox, Juvederm, Restylane, and Radiesse, for patients who wish to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, combat frown lines, and achieve fuller facial features. Cosmetic injectables can also enhance the contours of lips, prevent wrinkles and folds, and fill in scars. While results may vary depending on the patient’s skin type and desired results, the effects of cosmetic injectables can last for up to six months. All cosmetic injectables should be regularly followed up to achieve lasting results. The time between injections depends on how each individual’s skin reacts to the treatment.
More and more men and women are opting for cosmetic injectables to plump the lips, enhance shallow contours, and fill fine lines and wrinkles. Find out how a cosmetic surgeon can give your face a fresh, youthful glow by calling the Encino office of Dr. George Sanders at (818) 528-6125. Our full-service plastic surgery office also offers liposuction, tummy tucks, breast implants, and more.
Last updated 7 days ago
With the first official day of summer right around the corner, it’s time for some fun in the sun. You may immediately turn to your favorite sunscreen to help protect your skin, but could there possibly be some issues with the sunscreen you’ve chosen? In my most recent blog post, I highlight and discuss many of the concerns brought up by a recent Consumer Reports article (July of 2013, pp.10-11) regarding the effectiveness and safety of some sunscreens. Take a moment to read “Is Your Sunscreen Burning You” and help ensure that your skin is protected as much as possible throughout the summer months. If you have questions about sunscreen use, feel free to leave a comment or call 818-528-6125 to schedule an appointment.
Last updated 9 days ago
Are you considering asking your plastic surgeon about dermal fillers? Not all dermal fillers are the same. As you will learn in this video, Radiesse, Restylane, and Juvederm have different active ingredients and achieve different results.
Radiesse is a thick, calcium-based filler that goes into the deep plane underneath your skin. Juvederm and Restylane are made out of hyloronic acid, a natural substance that is in your joints. These fillers are injected into the superficial layer of your skin, where they can correct fine lines and enhance the lips.
To learn more about different cosmetic procedures, schedule an appointment with Dr. George Sanders today. Our convenient Encino cosmetic surgery office offers all the latest plastic surgery techniques—from touch-up facelifts to breast implants and tummy tucks. Call us at (818) 528-6125 if you have any questions.
Last updated 20 days ago
Do you want to improve the look of fine lines and wrinkles or add volume to your facial features, but are unsure which cosmetic procedure to choose? Botox and dermal fillers are both minimally invasive facial injectables, but produce different results. Keep reading to learn some of the differences between Botox and dermal fillers:
Botox is a standard cosmetic treatment in which a plastic surgeon injects botulinum toxin type A underneath the skin to smooth fine lines and relax wrinkles. Botox works to paralyze the facial muscles and effectively stop contractions that cause wrinkles. Botox can be administered between the brows to improve moderate to severe frown lines and is also recommended as a preventative measure to prevent wrinkles from occurring. This innovative procedure offers immediate results without surgery or significant recovery time, and millions of American men and women have been very happy with their Botox injections.
Plastic surgeons generally recommend dermal fillers for patients who would like to restore fullness to the face, plump the lips, or soften fine creases and wrinkles. Dermal fillers are often referred to as “liquid facelifts” because they provide many of the benefits of a more invasive surgical facelift without the additional healing time or extra cost. Like Botox, dermal fillers should be regularly administered by a cosmetic surgeon for the best results.
In order to achieve desired results, your plastic surgeon may also recommend a combination of Botox and dermal fillers or another minimally invasive cosmetic procedure. For example, many patients also opt for chemical peels and laser skin resurfacing.
Even minimally invasive plastic surgery procedures should always be handled by a board-certified cosmetic surgeon. If you live in the greater Los Angeles area, Encino, Beverly Hills, or Calabasas, look no further than the office of Dr. George Sanders. Call (818) 528-6125 to schedule a consultation for Botox, Juvederm, Restalyne, or Radiesse today.
Last updated 27 days ago
Large breasts can cause physical and psychological health problems for women. If your enlarged breasts are causing you back pain or adversely affecting your self-esteem, you might have a cosmetic surgeon reduce and reshape your breasts so you feel confident, happy, and healthy. Check out these reasons why women commonly undergo breast reduction surgery:
Large breasts exert extra pressure on the neck, back, and shoulders, and sometime cause headaches. Heavy breasts may also cause poor posture that can lead to chronic nerve damage, resulting in tingling and numbness in the extremities. If your breasts are of a disproportionate size and weight, you may struggle to sleep at night due to discomfort. Women may also suffer from rashes or irritation under the breasts.
For women, large breasts can have serious consequences for their psychological wellbeing and body image. Women with excessive breast tissue often feel self-conscious and opt for large, loose-fitting clothing. They may struggle to find bras and tops that fit properly and often suffer from the social stigma associated with large breasts. Teenagers are especially vulnerable to teasing, though adults may also struggle to fit in when their bodies deviate from societal norms.
Women who have large, pendulous breasts can be limited in their ability to lead fully active lives. Large breasts make it difficult or even painful to run, play golf or tennis, or practice yoga. While sports bras can help some large-breasted women exercise, other women have a much harder time. The resulting lack of activity can have serious health effects.
Whether you are interested in breast reduction, breast implants, liposuction, or a tummy tuck, the cosmetic surgery team at the Encino office of Dr. George Sanders is here to help you achieve the body you’ve always dreamed of. Visit us online or call our state-of-the-art treatment center at (818) 528-6125 to learn more about our plastic surgery procedures.