Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Descent of the cheek fat pad

Everyone is born with a fat pad on the cheek just under the skin. Over time, due to gravity, this fat pad starts to descend, leading to the formation of naso-labial folds, also called smile lines or parentheses lines, as well as jowls, which are visible portions of the fat pad along the jaw line. Fillers such as Juvederm and skin tightening procedures work well to improve these changes that occur as we age.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Importance of Using a Toner

A toner is an important part of a skin care regimen that many people do not think about. Toner should be used as the second step in the regimen immediately following a face wash. The face wash cleans the skin, eliminating oil and debris and simultaneously opens the pores. The toner serves to close the pores and decrease the pH of the skin, allowing for better penetration and absorption of the subsequent products such as exfoliants, retinoids, vitamins, moisturizers, bleaching agents, and more. Use of a toner twice a day will increase the efficacy of the products in the regimen, leading to brighter, healthier skin.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

The Aesthetic Show 2011

The Aesthetic Show 2011 was held at the convention center at the Aria resort and casino in Las Vegas, NV June 2-5. Numerous world-renown experts in the field gave talks on various topics including neurotoxins such as Botox, fillers such as Juvederm, chemical peels, Latisse, skin care products, laser therapy, and much more. Also present were representatives from various companies including skin care lines, lasers, and others. Doctors, nurses, aestheticians, and staff members travelled from all over the world to attend this exciting conference. The highlight of the show was the ceremony on Saturday night hosted by Dr. Andrew Ordon of the award-winning television show "The Doctors." Multiple awards were given for best procedures and several prizes were given away in a drawing including products, a vacation, and even a Syneron eMatrix laser for sublative rejuvenation. The show was a great hit and should be again next year!