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Hema Sundaram, MA, MD, FAAD
360 MAKEOVER Look Naturally Younger
Sundaram Dermatology, Cosmetic & Laser Surgery Center
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360 MAKEOVER Look Naturally Younger

How do you view midlife? If youre like most baby boomers and members of generation X, you probably have every expectation that the second half of your life will be fulfilling, inspiring and productive. Todays 30-, 40-, 50- and 60-somethings want to reflect externally the youthful vigor and vitality that they strive for internally and,in doing so, they are redefining midlife and revolutionizing cosmetic surgery. This life philosophy has led to the development of new, minimally invasive cosmetic surgery techniques that naturally rejuvenate you while preserving your individuality and avoiding the done look so often associated with invasive plastic surgery. In recent filming for national medical education programs focusing on state-of-the-art techniques and technology for which I serve as a national physician trainer, I discussed the latest concept in cosmetic surgery, which is to rejuvenate your skin layer by layer by harnessing your bodys own capacity to renew itself. This approach reflects an advanced understanding of the aging process and, if started in time, can save you from ever having to go under the surgical knife.
The uppermost layer of your skin is treated with Syneron Elos photofacials, to fade discolorations, spider veins, prominent pores, acne and rosacea. Photofacials can be alternated with DermaSweep MD, a more effective, aluminum-free alternative to microdermabrasion, which painlessly polishes your skin and then infuses it with customized therapies to fade discolorations, tighten pores and give your skin a youthful glow. The middle skin layer is stimulated to produce new collagen with fractional lasers such as the new Matrix RF or Fraxel Repair breakthrough technologies that remove wrinkles, scars, stretch marks and other blemishes with no scarring and little or no down time. Restylane, Perlane and Juvederm are pure, synthetic forms of the hyaluronic acid that naturally supports your skin and is lost with time. They can be gently injected by an expert cosmetic surgeon to fill lines around the mouth and gaunt cheeks, to make thinning lips full again and to free you of under eye hollows. This restores your youthful facial contours and lifts your face subtly and beautifully with no scarring and minimal down time. Recent studies show that Restylane also stimulates your skin to produce its own collagen, for longer lasting results. Evolence, a new longer-lasting collagen, can also be added.
The lowest layer of your skin is treated with the Syneron Refirme laser, the newest no-down time skin tightening treatment. StarLux IR tightens collagen and elastic tissue, firming crepe-like skin on your face, neck, abdomen, arms and elsewhere, and is an advance over older treatments such as Thermage (Thermacool). You will see immediate results that improve even further over time. Stimulation of your skins self-tightening is longer lasting and more natural looking than mechanically pulling your skin tight with surgery. LipoLite, a safe, new breakthrough laser treatment to remove unwanted fat in your cosmetic surgeons office with no down time and no anesthesia, can be added to re-contour your jawline, hips, abdomen, arms and other areas. A highly skilled cosmetic surgeon can inject tiny, precise doses of Botox in the right places to safely relax overactive muscles, smoothing frown lines, worry lines, crows feet, lines around the mouth and neck wrinkles, while preserving your natural facial expressions and avoiding a telltale frozen look.
Rather than focusing on individual procedures, this multi-level 360 makeover integrates state-of-the-art techniques to achieve natural-looking results with no scarring and minimal recovery time. This highly sophisticated approach does not morph you into the “new you” touted in so many advertisements. Rather, it balances your inner and outer personas and allows you to re-discover the real you, optimizing your personal and professional success at any age. For the best results, select an expert cosmetic surgeon who is involved in cutting-edge research, trains other doctors nationally and can offer you several different new lasers and other treatment options.

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