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Hema Sundaram, MA, MD, FAAD
Celebrity Beauty Tips For 2020
Sundaram Dermatology, Cosmetic & Laser Surgery Center
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Celebrity Beauty Tips For 2020

Pretty much every celebrity we know has had a cosmetic procedure. It’s a necessity for them to look good, even under the harsh glare of studio lights and high definition cameras. Celebrities aren’t always the best example, as they can look unnatural and “overdone” if their procedures weren’t performed well. However, those who look as if they haven’t had any cosmetic procedures and are simply aging gracefully are typically making use of state-of-the-art technology that helps reverse the effects of aging without surgery. It’s the new way. With these advances you can have natural-looking results, a great value, no scarring and little to no down time.

How can you take your cue from the stars while avoiding extremes, and look and feel your best at any age? One tip is to select a dermatologist or plastic surgeon with European experience, as the philosophy in Europe is for all results to be subtle and to preserve your individuality so that you still look like yourself – just a more rested and relaxed version.

Ultherapy Non-Surgical Face, Neck and Body Lifting: Ultherapy is a unique micro-focused ultrasound treatment with no recovery time that lifts and tightens loose skin on your jaw line, neck, forehead, cheeks, and other facial areas. It can re-contour your face, and also tighten and lift your neck, chest, arms, buttocks, abdomen and knees. Featured on Dr. Oz and The Doctors, Ultherapy is the only treatment approved by the FDA for non-surgical lifting. One of its most famous celebrity advocates is Christie Brinkley, who considers Ultherapy, combined with fillers and Xeomin, the secret to her youthful beauty even now that she is in her mid-60’s.

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP): Sometimes known as the Vampire Face Lift, this harnesses the restorative power of your own body to naturally treat wrinkles, scars, pigmentation and other blemishes. PRP can be combined with microneedling to enhance results. It can also be effective for hair loss, especially if stem cells (A-Cell) are added. PRP has been featured widely on national TV, and many stars, including Kim Kardashian, supermodel Bar Refaeli and British actor Rupert Everett, have spoken out about their use of this regenerative technology to maintain their youthful skin.

Exilis Ultra, Kybella and LipoLite Face and Body Contouring: Exilis Ultra is a new advanced laser that combines radiofrequency and ultrasound treatments to painlessly melt away unwanted fat on your chin, neck, arms, abdomen, waistline, hips, thighs, buttocks and other areas. It also improves cellulite. It’s a more advanced and powerful upgrade to the old Exilis Elite. No advance preparation is needed. Results are quick and effective. There is no recovery time, so you can walk out of the office after treatment and go straight back to your regular activities. Exilis Ultra treatment also tightens and lifts your skin, and gives it a radiant glow.

Kybella is a new injectable treatment to effectively dissolve away submental fullness (double chin). Kybella has been recently publicized by Khloe Kardashian and other celebrities.

LipoLite is a new laser that precisely targets and permanently destroys unwanted fat cells to re-contour your chin, abdomen, arms, thighs, and other areas. Treatment is quick, comfortable, and requires only local numbing. It is ideal for removing stubborn fat deposits that are resistant to exercise and a healthy diet, and also for tightening the skin. You can combine Exilis Ultra or LipoLite with other lasers to re-shape your face and body, tighten skin and improve cellulite and stretch marks. Celebrity devotees of body contouring include the Real Housewives of New York City, Omarosa from The Apprentice (who has tweeted about her treatment in our clinic), and Khloe Kardashian.

The Exilis Ultra is the only laser to combine radiofrequency and ultrasound treatments for advanced face and body contouring. It achieves quick, painless and dramatic nonsurgical lifting of your eyebrows, cheeks, chin and jawline. It is also very effective for the abdomen, thighs, buttocks, arms and other areas. A unique feature of Exilis Ultra is that lifting and tightening can be combined simultaneously with fat removal. Exilis Ultra can also be combined with the Vanquish and other fat-burning treatments. Exilis and Vanquish have been featured on many prime time news and health programs, including Good Morning America.

The Syneron Elos Plus Triniti Laser System is the newest way to rejuvenate all the layers of your skin in the same treatment session, giving you smoother, firmer, more radiant skin, while fading sunspots, veins, and other blemishes. The latest additions to the Elos Plus system are the eMatrix Sublative and eTwo Sublative plus Sublime Rejuvenation, recently cleared by the FDA, which are highly advanced wrinkle removal and skin tightening systems, and have been featured on CBS News and the Rachel Ray Show.

Liquid Face Lifting: Another new way to refresh your face is to lift it with natural fillers such as Voluma, Vollure, Restylane, Volbella, Juvederm, Radiesse, Belotero, and Sculptra. These can remove under-eye hollows and bags, restore youthful fullness to your cheeks and lips, and lift your jaw line. The same techniques can also be used to rejuvenate bony, veined hands, and to improve wrinkling and sun damage on your neck and chest. With the right techniques, including the use of French cannulas, fillers also stimulate your skin to produce new collagen for longer-lasting results. With the newest fillers, an expert dermatologist or plastic surgeon can lift sagging cheeks and jawlines and naturally re-contour your whole face. While some celebrities prefer to keep their work under wraps, supermodel Cindy Crawford and Joy Behar, formerly of ABC TV’s The View, have described fillers as one of their keys to looking younger.

Beyond Botox: Now there are three muscle relaxers to choose from Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin. Advanced cosmetic surgeons who teach and do research have been using all three for a while. Expert treatment doesn’t just smooth out your frown lines; it safely and effectively treats forehead wrinkles, crow’s feet, and lines around your mouth and neck, and even reshapes your entire face. It can be combined with lasers and fillers to make your results last longer and help prevent lines from deepening.

For great results and the best value, select an experienced dermatologist or plastic surgeon who uses a concentrated Botox, Dysport, or Xeomin solution with more treatment units, for better, longer-lasting results. Actresses Vanessa Williams and Brooke Shields are among the many celebrities who have publicly spoken about the positive effects of their Botox treatments.

Advanced Laser Hair Removal: The most advanced lasers, such as the Candela GentleMax Pro, offer rapid, effective and pain-free removal of unwanted hair from your face and body, in all skin types from the lightest to darkest.

The latest lasers are constantly advancing, and the most dedicated clinics have the newest and best technologies. The Candela VBeam Perfecta is the gold standard laser treatment and a celebrity go-to for acne scars, facial and spider veins, leg veins, sunspots and other pigmentation, scars, stretch marks, birthmarks, and a number of other skin conditions.

Expert Tip: The American Board of Medical Specialties recognizes board certified dermatologists and plastic surgeons as core aesthetic specialists – the experts who are appropriately trained to perform cosmetic procedures. Some European countries now have new patient safety laws that allow only dermatologists and plastic surgeons to perform laser and other cosmetic procedures independently. You may wish to select a dermatologist or plastic surgeon who has national and international recognition as an expert in the field.

With today’s technology in the right hands, you will look youthful and vibrant at any age, and reflect outwardly the good health, energy and vitality you strive for internally.

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