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Hema Sundaram, MA, MD, FAAD
Look Your Best: New Lasers and the Latest No-Downtime Procedures
Sundaram Dermatology, Cosmetic & Laser Surgery Center
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Look Your Best: New Lasers and the Latest No-Downtime Procedures

How do you view midlife? If you’re like most members of this generation, you probably have every expectation that the second half of your life will be fulfilling, inspiring, active and productive.

Today’s 30- to 70-somethings and beyond want to reflect externally the youthful vigor and vitality that they strive for internally. In doing so, they are redefining midlife and revolutionizing cosmetic surgery for women and men of all ages. A number of cosmetic patients are in their 90’s, living life to its fullest, and typically mistaken for being 20-30 years younger than they actually are.

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.” Recent international teachings and educational programs for dermatologists and plastic surgeons have focused on the science and research behind state-of-the-art cosmetic techniques and technology. The latest concept is to rejuvenate your skin layer by layer by harnessing your body’s 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 American Board of Medical Specialties recognizes four types of specialist as being appropriately qualified and trained to perform cosmetic procedures – board certified dermatologists, plastic surgeons, oculoplastic surgeons and facial plastic surgeons.

The uppermost layer of your skin can be treated with Elos Plus photofacials, micropeels, VBeam pulse dye laser, and individualized skin epi-infusions, to fade discolorations, spider veins, prominent pores, acne and rosacea and give your skin a beautiful glow.

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 make your skin radiant and youthful.

The upper and middle skin layers can be stimulated to produce new collagen with fractional resurfacing lasers such as the new eMatrix Sublative, eTwo, Co2RE or Fraxel. These are breakthrough technologies that remove wrinkles, scars, stretch marks and other blemishes with no scarring and little or no down time.

Voluma, Vollure, Volbella, Restylane, Juvederm and Belotero fillers are pure synthetic forms of the hyaluronic acid that naturally replace the support that your skin has lost with time. Radiesse is a natural calcium-based filler. Sculptra is another volumizing filler. These fillers, and also your own natural fat containing stem cells, can fill lines around the mouth and gaunt cheeks to make thinning lips full again and to free you of under eye hollows. Truly expert techniques don’t just fill wrinkles…they can actually reshape your face, to restore your youthful facial contours and lift your face subtly and beautifully with no scarring and minimal down time. Recent studies show that precise and targeted placement of these fillers can also stimulate your skin to produce its own permanent collagen and elastic tissue, for longer lasting results.

A new addition is platelet-rich plasma (PRP) with microneedling the so-called “vampire face lift” that harnesses the regenerative power of your body’s own healing processes to restore smooth, radiant skin.

The lowest layer of your skin can be treated with Ultherapy, Exilis Ultra or Sublime lasers, the newest no-downtime, no-surgery face lifting and tightening treatments. Ultherapy tightens collagen and elastic tissue, to lift your brows and cheeks, re-contour your chin and jaw line, and to tighten and lift your neck, chest, abdomen, buttocks, arms and elsewhere. You will see prompt results that improve even further over time. Stimulation of your skin’s self-tightening is long lasting and completely natural looking.

These revolutionary lasers not only tighten and lift; they can also improve loose skin, cellulite and stretch marks on body areas such as your stomach, arms, buttocks and legs.

Kybella injections or LipoLite laser treatments can remove unwanted fat with no down time and no anesthesia to re-contour your jaw line. You can also painlessly melt fat away from your hips, abdomen, waistline, buttocks, arms and other areas.

Precise doses of Botox, Dysport, Jeuveau (Newtox) or Xeomin can be injected in the right places to safely relax overactive muscles, smooth frown lines, worry lines, crow’s 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 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 a “new you.” Better yet, it balances how you feel inside with how you look outside and allows you to re-discover the real you, maximizing your personal and professional success at any age.

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