Cosmetic and Facial Plastic SurgeryBefore and After Images
A high-energy beam of laser light interacts with the skin's surface causing the upper layer to peel off and regenerates a layer of new, healthy skin. This causes immediate collagen contraction “skin tightening”. Reduces wrinkles and fine lines, and softens deeper frown lines. Stimulates new collagen formation and plumps the skin. The dermis continues to create collagen for up to 8 months after the procedure.
Deep FX/Total FX
Is a revolutionary fractional laser technology for aged, sun-damaged or scarred skin. Using laser micro beams to precisely target the deep dermal layers of the skin. The dramatic result after one treatment is softening and smoothing of wrinkles, folds, scars, and improved skin tone & texture. In addition the skin responds by stimulating organic growth of new collagen that continues for up to six months. Deep FX is commonly used on the face, around the lips, for crows’ feet, the neck, upper chest, hands and arms.
This highly publicized treatment contains hyaluronic acid in the form of a crystal-clear gel. Dr. Shin can inject this gel into fine lines to treat vertical or “smoker’s lines”, crows feet, deep nasolabial folds, and wrinkles between the eyes, cheeks, and chin. Lip enhancement or the “pouting” lip; a popular procedure can be done with Juvederm. Hyaluronic acid, because it occurs naturally in the body, will dissolve and leave the treated area or areas over time. How is Juvederm safe for you? The molecules in Juvederm turn into water over time and depart without leaving a trace in your body! The plumping effect varies from individual to individual, but usually remains after nine months.
Is still the #1 treatment for wrinkles worldwide; it has been proven to work safely, simply, and effectively for years! Botox improves the appearance of frown lines, forehead creases, crow’s feet, and it can even be used for a “mini-lift” of the face. Botox is used to prevent new wrinkles from appearing, and smoothing out the ones you already have. The injections work by causing the underlying muscles to relax so they do not contract; therefore the patient continues to look younger, and avoids getting new or deeper wrinkles! This correction will usually last three to six months depending on individual facial care. Patients will be able to have facial expression even after treatment.
Does more than just temporarily fill in facial folds and wrinkles; it rebuilds your skin’s foundation and restores your youthful look, without the risks associated with a permanent implant. Most patients achieve their desired result after just one visit. The treatments are customized for each patient so results are longer lasting, but not permanent. The results are immediate and typically last a year or more.
Small, fragile lashes are a thing of the past! Latisse is the only prescription treatment approved by the FDA for inadequate or insufficient eyelashes. This once-a-day prescription treatment is applied each evening to the base of the upper eyelashes; your lashes absorb the formula to grow them longer, thicker, and darker. Patients have reported 100% results in about 4-6 weeks; full results may be seen after 16 weeks.
Your surgeon may recommend a superficial, medium, or a deep chemical peel. Once applied, the chemical produces a separation and peeling of the outer layers of the skin. This stimulates the production of new skin from beneath. Chemical peels can effectively improve a wide variety of skin conditions including; fine lines and wrinkles, uneven pigmentation, shallow acne scars, sun damaged skin, age spots, freckling. It tightens the skin, reduces wrinkling and restores a more youthful appearance.
Wrinkles and frown lines often first appear on the brow and forehead area. Browlifts can significantly reduce the frown lines between the eyes; it is often performed in conjunction with upper eyelid surgery to achieve optimal results. A forehead lift or browlift can smooth out the wrinkles and correct drooping brows and heavy eyelids to provide a younger, friendlier appearance.
Eyelid surgery or Blepharoplasty can correct sagging eyelids, remove fatty pouches beneath the eyes and remove excess skin from the upper eyelids. The loose skin over your eyes and the fat bags under your eyes make you look more tired and older than you feel inside. Each year thousands of women and men choose eyelid surgery to help restore a more energetic and youthful appearance. Blepharoplasty can be done alone or in conjuction with other facial surgery such as a facelift, a brow lift or laser skin resurfacing.
Nose Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
Rhinoplasty is the reshaping of the nose to fix or enhance its appearance on the outside of your face. Most incisions are made inside the nose, so they are invisible. The skin and tissues of the nose along with underlying bone and cartilage are sculpted by the surgeon to your desired new shape. Every year, hundreds of thousands of people throughout the United States elect to improve the appearance and/or function of their noses through rhinoplasty. Some people want a different size or shape, and in doing so Dr. Shin can do a “morphing session” to show you through pictures and his computer how close you would look with your new nose before surgery! Schedule your free consultation today!
Chin & Cheek Implants
Chin augmentation or mentoplasty, and cheek implants or malar augmentation are often recommended to patients undergoing rhinoplasty (nose) surgery to achieve better facial balance. In patients around 38-50 years old, cheek implants can improve the midfacial contour and restore sagging midfacial soft tissues, thus postponing the need for a facelift.
A facelift alone will not remove forehead wrinkles/creases, crows feet, or bags under your eyes. A facelift provides an overall lift to the lower third of your face by tightening loose skin in the jowls, neck, and jaw line. These areas can, however, be treated at the same time as your facelift with other combined procedures such as brow lift, nose, and or eyelid surgery.
A neck lift may be the best approach if the excess skin is significant. In surgery the skin is pulled up and back, and the unneeded skin is then carefully removed. The incisions are hidden inconspicuously behind your ears, and you may resume normal activities almost immediately. This provides a defined, youthful, and more appealing neck and jaw line.
Fat cells are taken during surgery from your own body’s fat stores; so there’s no chance of an allergic reaction. Dr. Shin then uses a specialized needle and technique to plump up facial features with your own adipose tissue. Fat transferred to the face usually lasts permanently, and is a popular alternative to other wrinkle fillers.