Category Archives: Skin Care

Turn back the Clock with Forever Young BBL

Posted on June 21, 2018 by Dr. Ringler

If you’re bothered by red spots, brown spots, fine lines and wrinkles, freckles, redness or other signs of aging skin, Forever Young BBL® technology by Sciton will be of interest to you.  This innovative infrared light technology rejuvenates the skin to target the signs of aging., Forever Young BBL® is the only device that has been shown to actually change the expression of genes associated with aging, longevity, and increased lifespan. In addition, it can be used to treat those with active acne and for unwanted hair removal.

With regular Forever Young BBL treatments, your skill will look smoother, clearer and younger for much longer.  In one international study, Forever Young…

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Facelift Results

Posted on April 9, 2018 by Dr. Ringler

How Much Younger will I Look – How Long Will My Results Last?

Many people seeking a facelift wonder how much younger they will look following their procedure and how long their facelift results will last.  These are both good questions, however, the answer can be complex.

In general, a facelift tends to make patients look about 10 years younger than they did prior to their procedure.  A facelift, when done properly will:


*help reposition sagging tissues

*smooths creases

*create better definition in the jawline that has become slack over time

Often combined with a necklift to reduce a double chin and smooth the neckline, a facelift can rejuvenate the face. We often use facial…

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Key to Eternal Beauty

Posted on November 14, 2017 by Dr. Ringler

Eternal BeautyDo you ever run into someone who looks like they hold the key to eternal beauty?  They possess vitality, beautiful skin and a youthful, healthy glow regardless of their age.  I have been performing facial aesthetic surgery for over 34 years including; facelifts, blepharoplasty (eyelid lift) along with neck lifts and brow lifts.  These surgeries can have a dramatic effect on helping men and women look about 9-10 years younger than their actual age, but as time goes by, some of the result can diminish, often due to the quality or elasticity of the skin. Maintenance of the skin is necessary to optimize the result of surgery and enhance…

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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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