Category Archives: Skin Care

Do You Hate Your Neck?

Posted on May 20, 2013 by Dr. Ringler

Beautiful NeckIf you find yourself hating your neck as you’ve gotten older, you are not alone.The neck is a body part that few people younger than 30 or 40 spend much time thinking about, and yet for those 45 and over, there may be a noticeable difference in the quality, and sometimes quantity, of skin on the neck. Our neck is often neglected when we apply sunscreen or skincare products.

Fortunately, there are solutions to the problem of “turkey neck” or necks that have begun to lose some elasticity, firmness and skin tone. Turtlenecks and scarves are not the only answer to the problem.  Hyperpigmentation, wrinkles, and fine lines…

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Methods to Reduce Neck Wrinkles Caused by Texting

Posted on August 3, 2011 by Dr. Ringler

Excessive lines on your neck may be caused by craning your neck to look at your phone, in what some are calling “Blackberry neck,” according to The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.

The constant downward gaze caused by smartphone use may be causing some individuals to experience more lines and creases on their neck than would appear naturally. Even if your face maintains its youthful volume, signs of aging on the neck can give you away.

Unfortunately, there’s not an app for that, but facial and neck treatments may help curb the effects of too much texting. One aesthetician in Manhattan developed the “Blackberry facial,” which included cleansing, peels,…

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Many plastic surgeons take a minimalist, “less is more” approach to their work when performing fat transfer procedures and the like on patients who want to appear younger.

Houston plastic surgeon Dr. Neal Reisman wrote in Culture Map that when it comes to plastic surgery, the “goal is not to appear different than we did when we were younger, but look as we did at an earlier time.” What causes these changes to the face is the loss of volume experienced over time and as an effect of sun exposure.

To remedy this looseness in the skin that results in lines and wrinkles, Dr. Reisman often recommends

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Debbie Harry: Plastic Surgery Research Is Important

Posted on June 22, 2011 by Dr. Ringler

For Blondie singer Debbie Harry, plastic surgery helped improve her self esteem and she does not regret choosing a facelift in the early 90s, as she told Showbiz Spy.

Plastic Surgery: Debbie Harry Speaks About the Importance of Research

While Harry says some people might rush into a decision to have plastic surgery and go to a plastic surgeon without doing some “homework,” she knows its importance.

When considering plastic surgery, you want to make sure you choose a board certified plastic surgeon. This plastic surgeon will show you examples of their patient work and walk you through the procedure, making sure you feel comfortable.

Your plastic surgeon will…

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New FDA Sunscreen Regulations

Posted on June 15, 2011 by Dr. Ringler

The FDA has recently announced changes regarding how over- the -counter sunscreen manufacturers label their products. The aim of the measure is to make sure that sunscreens meet modern day standards for safety and effectiveness. The new requirements are designed to help consumers make better choices for themselves and their families when purchasing sunscreens.

In the past, most sunscreens have provided protection against UVB rays from the sun. The UVB rays are those that cause our skin to burn. Equally, if not more important, are the UVA rays that contribute to premature wrinkling, aging and skin cancer. The FDA indicated that there is now sufficient testing available to determine which…

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SELF Magazine Recognizes Obagi’s Sun Protection Line

Posted on May 2, 2011 by Dr. Ringler

Protecting your skin as the sun’s rays heat up is paramount in maintaining its youthful, beautiful appearance. One way to do that is with the Obagi NuDerm line, which is a SELF Magazine 2011 Healthy Beauty Awards Winner.

The NuDerm Sun Shield SPF 50 was named the winner for the Best Sunscreen for Face, SPF 50+ category, an honor that Obagi Medical Vice President of Global Marketing and Business Development Jim Hartman finds “rewarding.”

Hartman added that Obagi works to “meet the requests of our end-users for an elegant, high protection sunscreen lotion that really can be used every day.”

While Obagi’s sun protection products have garnered much notoriety this year, its line extends far beyond that. Among its array…

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New Hope to Give Your Wrinkles the “Cold” Shoulder

Posted on April 1, 2011 by Dr. Ringler

Early clinical trials are showing success in producing the same wrinkle-reducing effect as Botox and Dysport, without employing the use of the botulinum toxin, according to U.S. News.

Though both Botox and Dysport are hugely popular non-surgical options for diminishing many facial lines and wrinkles, new alternatives are often being researched. This treatment, which is called cryoneuromodulation, “appears to have the same clinical efficacy and safety comparable to the existing techniques,” according to Francis Palmer, director of facial plastic surgery at the University of Southern California School of Medicine in Los Angeles, who co-authored the study.

Rather than paralyzing the underlying muscle to smooth out the wrinkle as Botox…

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Plastic Surgeon Examines the Idea of Beauty

Posted on March 29, 2011 by Dr. Ringler

While the old adage is “beauty is in the eye of the beholder,” a New York plastic surgeon suggests it is rather the perception of beauty that matters. In an article for The Huffington Post, Dr. Robert Tornambe points out that each of us consider varying aspects of the human form to be beautiful. In a similar manner, plastic surgery procedures are customized with aesthetic sensitivity in mind, as no two people’s faces or bodies are exactly alike.

Take, for example, a facelift. This procedure, which tones sagginess in the lower parts of the face, could not successfully be performed in an identical manner on a…

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Non-Surgical Brow Lift “Ultherapy” Grows in Popularity

Posted on January 22, 2011 by Dr. Ringler

While many non-invasive surgical procedures catch on quickly and fade just as soon, Ultherapy, a skin tightening treatment that gained traction in 2010, only seems to be growing in popularity among doctors and patients.

The treatment, which has garnered praise in print publications like The New York Times and on popular television shows like The View and The Doctors, utilizes ultrasound energy to gradually lift the skin on the brow. Rather than only working on the outer layers of skin, Ultherapy penetrates to the deeper layers, heating them to stimulate collagen production, resulting in a firmer, more toned appearance. As an added benefit, Ultherapy treatments require no downtime and are virtually painless. Though the FDA has only approved…

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Botox Maker Sees an Uptick in Cosmetic Sales

Posted on January 8, 2011 by Dr. Ringler

Shoppers are returning to optional goods and services, like designer jewelry and cosmetic procedures as the economy begins to show signs of a rebound, according to a Wall Street Journal article. While lower-income individuals may still be shying away from “elective” spending, those whose investments are looking up in Grand Rapids and the rest of the country are returning to cosmetic procedures, like those made by Allergan, to help their faces look as healthy as their pocketbooks.

Allergan, which produces cosmetic treatments like Botox, which reduces wrinkles and Latisse to promote eyelash growth, as well as breast implants, saw sales of its products rise in the…

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