How to Accentuate the Appearance of Your Brow Lift

brow lift | New Haven CTTrying to put on eyeshadow or mascara and having to deal with a sagging eyebrow is enough to make you want to run for the hills. However, as a natural part of aging, your skin will start to lose elasticity and you will notice that areas— including your eyebrows— will start to hang a bit lower than normal. Luckily, with a surgical procedure called a browpexy, or brow lift, Dr. Gary J. Price can surgically lift and remove excess skin around your eyebrow, leaving you with a more taut looking appearance. If you are considering getting a browlift, or if you already have your appointment scheduled, we have created a few tips that you can use to help enhance your eyebrows afterward. Read on to learn more.

Fill Them In

Now that you have had a brow lift, help to enhance them even more by filling them in. As one of the latest trends in cosmetics, full eyebrows are all the rage. To fill in your eyebrows, purchase either a gel, powder, or pencil in a shade that is one shade darker than your natural eyebrows. When filling them in, start filling them in from the inner crease of your eye and work your way outward. To get a more natural looking eyebrow, try looking for a product that has a pomade in it, or if you are using a pencil, use a light hand so that it isn’t drawn on too thick.

Use Concealer

Another fast and easy tip that you can use for your eyebrows is to use a light colored concealer under and over your brows to help them pop. Because your skin naturally turns a bit red after you wake up, covering it up with a concealer will help the skin around your eyebrows look more smooth and even. When choosing a concealer, look for a shade that is one shade lighter than your natural skin tone and blend it with a foundation or a powder.

If you have just gotten a brow lift, help to accentuate your results by using the two tips listed above. To learn more or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Gary J. Price, contact our office today!

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Lift Up Your Life With a Surgical Lift

facelift | new haven ctUnless you are Benjamin Button and age backward, you will start to notice the skin around your face and neck will start to lose elasticity. And although dermal fillers and Botox can help temporarily rid you of fine lines and wrinkles, they aren’t permanent. If you are looking for a more permanent way to get tighter skin, consider getting a lift. With three prominent types of lifts to choose from, however, you may not know the difference between them. From facelifts to neck lift’s, this article will discuss three common surgical lift procedures that Dr. Gary J. Price performs. Read on to learn more.

Facelift

When you initially hear of a surgical lift, a facelift is probably the surgery that you are most familiar with. Designed to treat sagging skin around the face and neck, a facelift is an outpatient procedure that involves surgically tightening the skin, and removing excess skin in the process.

Forehead Lift

As one of the first places on your face to show your actual age, your forehead can start to develop wrinkles even in your late teens or early twenties. A forehead lift is a surgical procedure designed to get rid of a sagging brow and fine lines and wrinkles on the forehead. During a forehead lift, small incisions will be made, and your skin will physically be lifted and tightened.

Neck Lift

Because Botox and dermal fillers are a great way to treat fine lines and wrinkles on the face, some patients opt to get just a neck lift. A neck lift involves removing excess fat, skin, and tissue in the neck that is causing you to look more your age. During this procedure, small incisions will be made, and the skin will be smoothed out— giving you back your youthful appearance.

Aging is both beautiful and traumatic. If you have started to notice the toll that your age is having on your skin, consider getting a surgical lift from Dr. Gary J. Price. During your consultation, Dr. Price will go over your options and collectively you can decide what procedure is best for you. To learn more or to schedule an appointment, contact our office today!

 

 

 

 

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Hollowed Cheeks? Consider Cheek Enhancements

Cheek Enhancement | New Haven CTIf you look in the mirror and want to change a thing or two about your appearance, you are certainly not alone. And as your skin starts to lose elasticity and collagen as you age, you may start to notice even more flaws in your appearance that you would like to change. As an excellent way to enhance your overall look and make your face look a bit more youthful, cheek enhancement surgery is relatively simple. Read on to learn more about cheek enhancement surgery and whether or not it is the right thing for you.

What Is Cheek Enhancement Surgery?

Typically done in conjunction with a facelift, cheek enhancement surgery involves using either fillers, implants, or fat grafts to plump up the cheeks and give you a more chiseled facial appearance. Depending on the method that you and Dr. Gary J. Price decide to use for your cheek enhancements, you may have to go under anesthesia. If, however, you decide to do mere injections, you can be in and out of our office in virtually no time at all.

Who Is a Good Candidate?

To determine whether or not you are a suitable candidate for any cosmetic surgery, you will have to undergo a physical exam by your primary care physician to make sure that you are healthy enough. Most candidates for cheek enhancement surgery have a loss of fat in their face due to age and sun damage.

What Are Results Like?

Results from a cheek enhancement vary from patient to patient and depending on what method you use. For instance, if you and Dr. Gary J. Price decide to use fillers, your results will only last up to a year. Whereas if you get implants, they will last for several years, if not longer.

If you have started to notice a loss of fat and elasticity in your face, you may want to consider getting a cheek enhancement done by Dr. Gary J. Price. If you would like to learn more about this procedure or if you would like to schedule an appointment, contact our office today!

 

 

 

 

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Channel Your Inner Celebrity with a Celebrity Facelift

Facelift | New HavenMinus the constant slew of paparazzi, it would be nice to be famous. You would have more money to do things you loved, you’d probably get to live in Beverly Hills, and you would get doted on like you wouldn’t believe. Although you might become a celebrity anytime soon, you might as well look like one with a “Celebrity Lift” from Dr. Gary J. Price. Read on to learn more about this revolutionary facial procedure.

What is a Celebrity Lift?
Also known as a mini facelift, a Celebrity Lift doesn’t require general anesthesia or bandaging. By making a long incision across the hairline, Dr. Gary J. Price will lift the skin in front of the ears to tighten it and alleviate you of fine lines and wrinkles.

What are the benefits?
With a traditional facelift, there is a lot of recovery time involved. However, as one of the biggest benefits of a mini facelift, you won’t have as quite of an extensive recovery length or process. As the greatest benefit of all, your skin will be lifted, tightened, and your fine lines and wrinkles you can kiss goodbye.

Who are good candidates?
If you have wrinkles and a bit of sagging down your jawlines, then you are going to be a good candidate for a mini facelift. If you have an excess amount of wrinkles and sagging around the neck, however, then you are going to want to consider getting a traditional facelift.

Getting a mini facelift can make you look and feel like a celebrity without the hassle of everyone knowing your business. If you would like to learn more about this procedure and more, contact Dr. Gary J. Price today to schedule an appointment!

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Pucker Up for the Mistletoe: The Difference Between Juvederm and Restylane

lip injections guildford ctWhether you have someone who you’ve been kissing under the mistletoe for years or if you are trying to capture someone new’s attention this holiday season, make sure that you have the sexiest pout possible and consider getting lip injections. As a temporary way to plump up your pout and enhance your natural look, injections like Juvederm and Restylane are popular amongst most patients. But what is the difference between these two injectables? Read on to learn more.

The first thing to know about these fillers is that they are both made up of the same ingredient: hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is an organic sugar that exists in your living cells and works alongside collagen to help plump up your skin while adding moisture to it as well. Now that you know the common thread between Juvederm and Restylane, let’s discuss the differences.

Juvederm

One of the main things that patients like about Juvederm is that it has a smooth texture which means that patients w ho get Juvederm won’t have to worry about massaging bumps out of their lips after injections. Additionally, Juvederm contains 35% more hyaluronic than Restylane which means that it lasts significantly longer— up to a year in most patients— meaning that you won’t have to worry about maintaining your lip injections quite as frequently.

Restylane

Restylane is notorious for having a more granular texture. However, because of this granular texture, it makes Restylane more pliable, which means that it’s easier for doctors like Gary J. Price to mold and manipulate in your lips. If you are looking to add a substantial amount of volume to your lips, then Restylane is going to be the better option.

Schedule A Consultation

Get your lips ready to stand under the mistletoe this holiday season and consider getting lip injections from Dr. Gary J. Price. If you would like to learn more about lip injections or other cosmetic procedures, contact Dr. Gary J. Price’s office today!

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Keep Your Lashes As Healthy As Possible While Using Latisse

LATISSE Eyelash Enhancement | New Haven CTLatisse is a prescription topical medication used to help patients grow longer, fuller eyelashes. As one of the products that Dr. Gary J. Price encourages patients who desire eyes that pop and stand out from the crowd, Latisse is a non-surgical solution that will deliver you with great results. However, it’s important that you make sure that you are doing everything possible to keep your eyes and lashes healthy while using latisse. Read on to learn more.

Remove Makeup (Including Eye Makeup)
Before you start applying Latisse, make sure that you are applying it to a clean face and clean eyes. If you are applying it at night, use makeup remover in order to fully get off any mascara or eyeliner from the day. If you are applying it in the morning, wash your face with a little bit of face wash to remove any dirt or oil that may have built up on your face while you were sleeping. By applying Latisse to a clean face, it will adhere better and give you results that last.

Don’t Contaminate It
You may not realize it, but it’s really simple for your Latisse applicator and brush to become instantly contaminated. Contamination of these products could result in you developing an eye infection and from the Latisse working as effectively as possible. In order to make sure they don’t get contaminated, don’t touch the applicator to anything— including your fingers. Additionally, don’t set the applicator down on the countertop in between treatments because it could build harmful bacteria.

Use Only the Given Applicator(s)
You may think that if you lose or misplace your Latisse applicator that you can simply use a clean Z-tip in order to apply it. However, the Latisse applicators are designed to target every eyelash and deliver you with the best results possible, whereas a Q-tip will just get all over the place.

If you are planning on using Latisse or if you have been using Latisse for a while and aren’t familiar with the above information, make sure that you follow the tips above. To learn more about Latisse or to schedule an appointment to learn more, contact Dr. Gary J. Price’s office today!

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Pump and Plump: How to Choose the Right Filler for Your Lips

Filler for Your LipsThere’s no denying that a woman with full, voluminous lips is sexy. If you have naturally thin lips or have lips that you simply would like to enhance, then you may want to consider contacting Gary J. Price in order to learn more about dermal fillers. As two of the most popular fillers on the market, both Restylane and Juvederm are two dermal fillers that are popular amongst most patients. Read on to learn more about how you can choose the right lips for you.

Similarities

The first thing to know about both Juvederm and Restylane is that they are both made up of the same ingredient: hyaluronic acid. As an ingredient that is naturally found in our bodies, hyaluronic acid works to plump up skin and lips. However, although Juvederm and Restylane are composed of the same ingredient, they act a bit differently and contain different doses of it.

Juvederm

If you are simply looking to fill in fine lines and wrinkles above and around your lips, then Juvederm will be a great choice for you. Not only is Juvederm a bit more pliable but Juvederm also contains a higher dose of hyaluronic acid, which means that it will laser longer. Additionally, Juvederm can not only fill in those pesky fine lines and wrinkles, but it can also be used to add a bit more of a plump look to your lips as well.

Restylane

If you are looking to add more volume to your lips in a big and noticeable way, Restylane is the better choice. By being cohesive after being injected, Restylane stays in place which makes it easier for Dr. Gary J. Price to work with.

Choosing between Juvederm and Restylane may seem like an impossible decision for you to make. However, during your consultation with Dr. Gary J. Price, he will go over your options and help you make the best choice. To learn more or to schedule your consultation, contact our office today!

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Your Hands Can Silently Speak Volumes About Your Age

hand rejuvenation | Guilford CTWe have to hand it to you…you are careful about your facial skin-care routine – you wash, moisturize, exfoliate and use sunscreen. But other than a weekly manicure, you may be neglecting your hands – and they may be revealing your age. We offer many amazing procedures and treatments for your face and also for your hands.

We love to advise our clients on their skin care and regularly admonish them to care for their hands – because sometimes no matter what you do to look younger, your hands can and often do, give away your age. Continue reading to learn a few tips for caring for your hands:

  • Don’t skip on hand-cream, lotion or moisturizer. While your hands won’t reveal the obvious signs of aging until you’re in your 40s, using a good hand-cream early on will work to your advantage later.
  • Use sunscreen. If possible, choose a hand-cream or moisturizer with added sunscreen. Exposure to the sun’s UV and UVB rays is the main culprit when it comes to those aging sun spots, and the premature appearance of wrinkles, not only on your face but on your hands as well.
  • Always wear rubber gloves when washing dishes or when you have your hands in water. The chemicals in cleaning products can wreak havoc on your hands.
  • If your skin is sensitive, avoid harsh cleaning products which can contribute to making your hands dry and flaky.
  • Last but not least, we invite you to call our office to schedule an appointment for a hand rejuvenation procedure such as a chemical peel or laser skin resurfacing.

If you are noticing the obvious signs of aging on your hands, let us help you. Get your skin and hands ready for winter and those upcoming holiday celebrations. Call, today: (203) 453-6635.

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Love You, Love Your Neck

Rhytidectomy | Guilford CTIf you are a woman or man of a certain age, you may be noticing things about your neck that don’t exactly thrill you. A saggy, “turkey neck” is nothing to laugh about, and although you are not alone in having to deal with this very common condition, you may want to consider a lower Rhytidectomy.

What exactly is a Lower Rhytidectomy?
The American Society of Plastic Surgeons defines a Lower Rhytidectomy as a neck lift – a common plastic surgical procedure that can improve the visible signs of aging in the neck and jaw areas – signs that may include loose skin, excess fat, and relaxed skin resulting in jowls.

You may be surprised to notice that your neck seems to be aging faster than your face. This may be the result of cumulative sun damage, genetics or even weight loss. Whatever the reason, the unpleasing results are similar. You may not feel ready for a full facelift, however, and may find, as many of our clients do, that a neck lift provides amazing visible results.

A Lower Rhytidectomy typically includes two procedures, both used to enhance the appearance of your neck:

  • Cervicoplasty removes your excess skin
  • Platysmaplasty removes or alters your neck muscles
  • Liposuction may also be included in your neck lift procedure to remove unwanted fat that’s often found under the chin. Botox injections may also be used to reduce the appearance of lines on you neck.

During your initial consultation, Dr. Price will discuss your goals and expectations with you. He will also ensure that you would be a good candidate for this procedure. It also is important to meet with Dr. Price so that he can best address your desires and concerns. The good news is, you can love your neck again.

A good place to start on your neck-loving journey, is by calling our office to schedule a consultation appointment: (203) 453-6635 or by visiting us.

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Teens and Cosmetic Surgery

Teens and Cosmetic Surgery | Gary J. PriceIt’s always been hard to be an adolescent. But in today’s world, it is especially difficult. Social media and peer pressure are much help. Bullying is abundant; feelings of inadequacy can be real. Some teens may think that a cosmetic or plastic surgical procedure will make them happy, help them fit in or give them the self-confidence they need to face their world.

Approximately 236,000 cosmetic procedures were performed on teens between the ages of 13 and 19 in 2012, with more than 75,000 of those involving the nose, breast augmentation, tummy tucks and liposuction. The risks of these increasingly common procedures have not been empirically studied; additional research is needed for the more controversial procedures such as implants, genital plastic surgery, and liposuction.

Reconstructive surgeries which correct prominent ears and noses or cleft palates and lips benefit children and teens and are not considered controversial. However, the cultural phenomena of reality TV and the increasing pressures to conform to unrealistic standards of beauty combine to make it difficult to agree on what constitutes “normal.”

The teenage body is a work in progress, and that is one of the major concerns when it comes to adolescent cosmetic surgery. As girls mature and their weight fluctuates, the need for breast implants may diminish. The FDA has approved saline breast implants for women age 18 and older; silicone gel breast implants were approved by the FDA in 2006, but only for women age 22 and older. These restrictions reflect the FDA’s concerns regarding the risks of breast implants, and the ability of young patients to comprehend those risks. Teens are often oblivious to the long-term health consequences of smoking, tanning and other risky behaviors.

If you would like to know more about this topic or are dealing with a teen who is requesting a cosmetic procedure, call to schedule a consultation, today. These decisions are life-changing and permanent. Let us help you: (203) 435-6635.

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