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Most Commonly Requested Plastic Surgery For Men

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Blepharoplasty: Eyelid Rejuvenation

Just as women often show signs of aging around the eyes, so too do men. The phrase “the eyes are the window to the soul” may well be a true, but I would also add the statement that “the eyelids are the window treatments through which you see the soul.” Loose hanging furrowed skin, lateral brows that hang over the upper eyelids, and bulging fat pads below the eyelids with accentuated tear troughs put forth the image of fatigue and loss of vitality. This often results in friends and colleges asking if you are tired or if you are getting enough sleep. Fortunately, surgery to restore the upper eyelids to a crisp appearance with correction of any eyelid droop can be a game changer. The lower lids can be rejuvenated by removing excess fat.


Rhinoplasty (Nose Surgery)

Proportionality is everything. If you are unhappy with the shape of your nose or how it blends with the rest of your face, then request a plastic surgeon to perform a facial analysis of you. If the nose seems big, maybe the lower face is out of place, such as a small lower jaw or chin. Often times, I will perform a chin augmentation with a rhinoplasty to provide a harmonious facial appearance. Nose surgery requires finesse and a keen understanding of the anatomy of the many sub-units of the nose. The key is to provide shape without feminizing the male nose. This is also a rather easy surgery to recover from and the patient can return to work within a week usually.


Gynecomastia (Male Breast Reduction)

If you have excess fat and skin of the breast, which can also affect the size and shape of the nipple-areolar complex, this can project a very feminizing effect of the male chest. This can be a very disturbing condition for a man of any age, particularly in the teenage years. We see a bimodal distribution of people seeking treatment; those in their teenage years and men in their late forties and fifties who are seeking help to restore the loss of tone in their chest area.

Aesthetic surgery was once viewed as taboo or something to hide because it was perceived to be too self-indulgent, but now it has become more common place and in the minds of many its presence is looked upon as mainstream. Our population is living longer with better quality of life and people are remaining active and engaged. They wish to look as good as they feel and are no longer shy about requesting procedures to keep them looking their best.

Winter Skin Care Tips

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It’s that time of year again.

The cold winter air may be lovely and crisp but the extremes of cold dry air outside, hot air inside coupled with harsh alcohol based hand sanitizers and antibacterial soap everywhere, is a recipe for a skin catastrophe. With these extremes, it’s no wonder that your skin is begging for relief. 

See a skincare specialist. We all like to think we know what’s best for ourselves, but the truth is, the expertise of a skincare specialist can make a world of a difference in how you understand and treat your skin. Skincare consultations are free at Renaissance Skin Science. Book a consult and get recommendations and advice specifically for your skin type. 

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CO2 Fractional Resurfacing Laser

laser picCO2 is a Carbon Dioxide laser that has been used for more than 25 years in the Aesthetic industry for the treatment of conditions such as fine and deep wrinkles, scars of various origin, uneven pigmentation and dilated pores.

When the CO2 beam of light comes in contact with the epidermis it heats and vaporizes the skin tissue, instantly removing the superficial layers of the skin, scars and wrinkles while smoothing out the surface of the skin. The skin remodeling occurs with new skin and collagen growth.

CO2RE is the best treatment if you wish to get the most results with one treatment.

If you have the ability to take some time to heal (7-14 days), having this one treatment is like having multiple other non-invasive treatments at once.

CO2RE is an in-office procedure that requires pre- and post-treatment medications to ensure proper healing and comfort during the procedure. Discomfort varies on the depth of the treatment.

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Mommy Make Over...

mommy make overMotherhood brings untold joy and happiness in the life of every mother. Don’t you wish you could always say the same thing about what it does to your body? More often than not, the progression of pregnancy, breast-feeding, and childcare brings about significant changes to a woman’s physical appearance. This is due not only to physiological changes, but also to modifications of eating habits, exercise routines, and lifestyle alterations.

A change in appearance can have profound effects on self-esteem and confidence. Exercise and diet will help, but only to an extent; some changes (such as stretched abdominal skin or sagging breasts) will not correct themselves, no matter what diet, and how much exercise.

Are you a mommy considering a surgical or nonsurgical makeover? Mommy makeovers are simply a combination of procedures that help to restore your appearance back to your pre-pregnancy appearance (or even better)! Any area of the face and body can be part of a Mommy Makeover.

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WHAT IS SILHOUETTE SOFT® ?

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When women are asked what they consider their two main signs of facial ageing, the answer is invariably loss of skin tone causing sagging of facial contours and the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines and creases.

This phenomenon, which worsens with age and the menopause, is due to the loss of collagen, the protein found in all structures of the body, especially the skin, and which ensures the cohesion, elasticity and regeneration of tissue.

With age, collagen diminishes and the skin becomes less firm and saggier. The face also loses fats (becoming more skeletal), becoming hollow on the sides, and heaviness accumulates under the chin, and the lower cheeks.

Solutions exist, but choices have to be made: either to restore volume, using targeted injections, or to tighten the skin, by means of more invasive interventions…

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What is botulinum toxin type A?

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Botulinum Toxin is a purified substance that’s derived from bacteria. Commonly known types of botulinum toxin type A injections include Botox and Dysport.

Injections of botulinum toxin blocks muscular nerve signals, which then weakens the muscle so it can’t contract. The end result is diminished unwanted facial wrinkles.

Botulinum toxin can be used to help smooth:

  • Crow’s feet
  • Forehead furrows
  • Frown lines
  • Skin bands on the neck

What are dermal fillers?

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Dermal fillers help to diminish facial lines and restore volume and fullness in the face.

As we age, our faces naturally lose subcutaneous fat. The facial muscles are then working closer to the skin surface, so smile lines and crow’s feet become more apparent.

The facial skin also stretches a bit, adding to this loss of facial volume. Other factors that affect the facial skin include sun exposure, heredity, and lifestyle.

Dermal fillers can be used to:

  • Plump thin lips
  • Enhance shallow contours
  • Soften facial creases and wrinkles
  • Improve the appearance of recessed scars
  • Dermal fillers can be very helpful in those with early signs of aging, or as a value-added part of facial rejuvenation surgery.
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Tips on Bruising - Before & After cosmetic procedure

Several steps you can take before, during and after the treatment to help minimize the bruising and swelling.

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1. Avoid Certain Medications, Vitamins and Herbal Supplements

Before your procedure, you will want to avoid alcoholic beverages and anti-inflammatory medications for at least 48 hours before the treatment – 7 to 10 days is ideal. These products thin the blood and can cause you to bruise more.

Some examples include: Advil, Aleve, ibuprofen, aspirin, fish oil, Gingko Biloba and Vitamin E. Before stopping any medication, be sure to check with your doctor.

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Treating and minimizing Scars

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Whether from an injury, surgery, or a skin problem such as acne, scars are something almost everyone has to deal with at some point or other. Scars may be flat, indented, raised, inconspicuous or obvious.

Scar Therapy is very important within the first 3-6 months of scar-maturation. Understanding how scars form, scar therapy & what type of scar you're dealing with can enhance the appearance of your scar.

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SPF Guide

SPF - Explained

A few years ago, choosing a good sunscreen meant looking for a high sun protection factor (SPF), rating how well the sunscreen protects against ultraviolet B rays (UVB).

Research soon showed that ultraviolet A rays (UVA) also increase the risk of skin cancer. Whilst UVA rays don't cause sunburn, they penetrate and cause dermal damage.

A High SPF is a false sense of security which can lead to either insufficient sunscreen application or not reapplying as often as you should. If you are going to be outdoors, it is imperative that you reapply your sunscreen every 2 hrs. Sunscreen essentially expires or is no longer effective after that time.

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30 something - Age management

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Imperative age management starts now!

Thirty is the tipping point of aging. You don’t look much different to several years ago, but the next 3-5 years are decisive. Today’s 50 year olds look like 40, and the 40 year olds like 30, but what about the actual 30 year olds? Chances are, the prick of a cosmetic needle or scalpel is still unexplored, but can we bear staying in the dark for much longer?

30 something 04At 30, things are actually not as good as they appear.

Dull, tired skin with fine lines & wrinkles, sun spots, pigmentation, acne scarring & enlarged pores, all suddenly become apparent due to accumulative sun damage and ageing...

Fine lines and wrinkles cause concern amongst most women at any age, but the effects of sun damage and premature ageing can easily be remedied with an active anti aging regime.

The following is a rundown of our anti ageing tips for people in their 30ties:

  • An active skin care regime followed by a daily SPF application should be well afoot to ensure a more radiant and youthful complexion by the age of 40.
  • Medical skincare ranges include:
    • Neostrata, Skin Medica, Environ & Meso Esthetics-Cosmelan.
    • Broadspectrum SPF: Heliocare, BioDerma, Vichy & Uriage

For more information on medical skincare products we recommend click on www.rskinscience.co.za and book your free skin consultation

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Natural Products To Avoid Before Your Surgery

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The "natural products" listed below may be beneficial for a variety of ailments, but THEIR USE AROUND THE TIME OF SURGERY MAY NOT BE DESIRABLE.

Therefore, it is advisable to stop taking these products to avoid problems with surgery and anaesthesia. If time permits, discontinue the use of these products TWO WEEKS prior to surgery and TWO WEEKS after surgery.

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ScarScience

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Manage a scar before it is a problem

ScarScience™ is a unique Scar Management Programme scientifically formulated to improve the outcome of a scar. This formulation blends unique ingredients, which are backed up by clinical research.

ScarScience™ prevents scars by means of:

  • Collagen maturation – Formation of the right type of collagen in the right collagen arrangement (i.e. Collagen Decorin like re-arrangement: increased type 1 mature collagen formation) Moducoll™ Formulation
  • Moisture and hydration – Silicone is recognized as the most efficient hydrating agent in scar control. Its special formulation creates a physical coating barrier that locks in moisture
  • Controlled inflammation – Contains anti-inflammatory properties which assist in controlling healing and scarring
  • Physical support - 3M micro porous tape eliminates tension on the scar.
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Kelo-Cote

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How Kelo-Cote Works

Kelo-cote® has been clinically proven to reduce the redness, hardness, elevation, itch and pain associated with scars. It is safe and effective for scars resulting from surgery, trauma, or burns. Kelo-cote® will help to reduce scars and restore confidence.

Kelo-cote® gel self-dries to a waterproof, gas permeable membrane that acts like an extra layer of skin. It helps to soften, flatten and smooth the scar while maintaining the moisture balance and elasticity of the adjacent skin.

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Anaesthesia in a nutshell

sedationDeep Conscious Sedation

This is a temporary state of unawareness during which you will experience no pain. A Specialist Anaesthesiologist, who is present throughout your procedure, will place a plastic cannula into one of your veins in your hand or arm through which various medicines will be administered in order to achieve and maintain a state of unawareness.

In most cases patients breath spontaneously and receive supplemental oxygen via nasal prongs which sit at the opening of the nose. Occasionally it may be necessary for the Anaesthesiologist to insert an airway device in order to assist your breathing.

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