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Archive for the ‘Skincare’ Category

Sunglasses and Wrinkles

Monday, June 27th, 2016

I have always been blessed with perfect vision.  I never liked to even wear sunglasses or hats to shield my eyes.  It was a feeling of freedom to have nothing on my face.  I thought that glasses were foolish if you did not need them to see, and used for status symbols or fashion and attention if they were not prescription.

I have come to realize that sunglasses are important in anti aging. They can prevent wrinkles and discoloration, and potentially even eye cancer.  I have since started wearing them, and so should you.

When the sun is bright, it can cause you to squint, thus making crow’s feet lines that over time might need Botox to treat.  The lines can become permanent over the years, aging you.  Sunglasses with proper uv protection can filter these harmful rays.

Melanoma can occur in the eye, and sun exposure is always a factor, so shielding the eye from the sun seems to make a lot of sense.  Always check with your doctor if a new dark area appears on the eye.

The sun also ages skin, causing a breakdown of collagen and elastin fibers that can lead to sagging and thin skin, wrinkles and discolorations.  Proper lenses can filter out these uv rays and keep the periorbital area looking youthful.

So go ahead and splurge on some cool shades, as long as they have proper lenses and size to protect the area well.  You can look great as well as maintaining your youth.  Total win-win.


Rejuvenate your Hands

Monday, November 3rd, 2014

Patients come to Yager Esthetics because it is an all inclusive center for Hispanic beauty. We changed the name from Yager Plastic Surgery when we expanded our offices to include advanced laser and skin care services, and added an injectable filler specialist. We do plastic surgery of the face, breast and body, treat dark spots, offer botox and fillers, as well as laser hair removal, skin tightening, peels and spider vein therapy. So what about the hands?

Modern plastic surgery is great for the face breast and body. After spending time and money looking younger, it is often the hands that betray your true age. Dark spots, prominent veins, and loss of fat on the backs of the hands can lead to an aged and bony appearance.

Skin care and Silkpeels can help with spots and texture issues, and we have been using them for years. The newest innovation is using fillers in the backs of the hands. In just 5 minutes, the hands look filled and more youthful.

We were recently featured on Telemundo demonstrating the technique, so click here to see the link. This might be the quick boost you need to turn back the clock.


All about Stretch Marks

Monday, September 22nd, 2014

As a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon in New York City, I am no stranger to patients looking to remove stretch marks. They are those wide, scary marks that start out pink and can turn red or brown depending on your skin type. Eventually they turn silvery white. What might surprise you is that more and more of them are men.
Men get stretch marks for different reasons than women. The most common causes are puberty, rapid weight gain, steroid use, and overaggressive weight lifting especially at younger ages. Women get them from pregnancy, hormonal changes, and weight swings.

Stretch marks are a tear in the deeper layers of the skin caused by a stretching force from the inside out. This leaves the surface of your skin intact, but it is empty underneath making it appear like a run in a stocking. Most often they appear on the stomach, shoulders, and hips and thighs.
How do you erase a stretch mark? That is the trillion dollar question. In short, you can not erase a stretch mark, but you can make it look much better. There is no laser, cream, or peel that will magically eliminate these scars as of yet.

The only way to remove a stretch mark 100% is to remove the skin it is on. In women, a tummy tuck can often accomplish this. In men, if it is the stomach that has the striae after weight loss, this is possible. Yes, I have done tummy tucks on many men. But what about shoulders and legs?

We treat each stretch mark differently. We use some creams to help fade the color, and have had good success with Silkpeel, dermabrasion, and laser in the right patients. Men like it, because it does not involve surgery or time off from work.
So don’t feel alone, ladies. Some men also feel your pain.


How to prevent Wrinkles

Monday, September 15th, 2014

Wrinkles are a natural part of the aging process. They can form by the repeated action of the muscles under your skin over time, or the drooping of tissues from changes in weight and gravity. They are not a disease, you will not die from them, and you do not have to do anything about them. Unless they bother you.

Preventing wrinkles is always smart. Avoiding smoking and sun exposure, drinking plenty of water, and treating your skin well by using only water based make up and adequate sun screen are they basics. If you are very expressive with your face, you are more likely to form wrinkles as well. It is often impossible to change this, but being mindful of it helps.

Wrinkle treatments have not changed much, as we still use muscle relaxers and fillers. There are some newer products to use for superficial lines, and the combination of products has been helpful in achieving artful results.

Over the last year and a half, my Nurse Injector has been handling the great majority of these treatments with outstanding results. This has increased the flexibility of scheduling for patients, so thast even if I am in surgery, you can get your treatment.

I encourage you to start the evaluation process early, so we can treat and maintain you before the wrinkles get out of control.


Spa or Medi-Spa?

Monday, July 28th, 2014

There are many nonsurgical treatments for beauty, and spas and salons can offer high quality facials, massage, masks and wraps to help you look and feel better. They are often beautiful spots which cater to customers. Why should you go to a Medi-Spa?

A little over 10 years ago, doctors who do mainly cosmetic surgery, especially plastic surgeons, began thinking it would be a good idea to offer spa services to patients. It was a nice compliment to surgery and laser treatments. The results were mixed, depending on the doctor.
If a physician wants to make a little extra money doing peels, massage and facials, and has poorly trained staff handle patients in unoccupied rooms that do not offer a luxury experience, they often do poorly.

At the Y Spa, the Medi-Spa of Yager Esthetics, we built specific suites for each spa treatment to maximize the patient experience. Only Registered Nurses and Licensed Estheticians provide treatments under the my supervision. Each treatment is tested for effectiveness and safety before it is offered, because we will never invest in technology that we are not sure will be of benefit to our patients.

At Y Spa, as in any good Medi-Spa, your advantage is that we can offer prescription strength products, peels, and treatments, as well as laser and IPL treatments which require a doctor’s supervision. This means more effective options, and the chance to correct bigger cosmetic problems.
If you have a great facialist, or love your spa’s pampering and results, I encourage you to remain loyal. If you are searching for a more effective treatment that your salon does not provide, visit us at Y Spa, or whichever Medi-Spa you trust.