Feeling Cheeky? 3 Ways to Fuller Cheeks

Cheek EnhancementWearing a large amount of blush used to be the only way that women could enhance their cheeks. Luckily, times have changed, and women now have several options available to give them a pronounced, chiseled look. From injectables to cheek implants, this article will discuss three common ways that Dr. Gary J. Price can help you enhance your cheeks.

Injectables

Did you know that injectables like Juvederm and Restylane can be used to add volume to your cheeks? By methodically injecting both the lower and upper portion of your cheekbones, Dr. Gary J. Price can give you fuller cheeks without you having to go under the knife. Lasting up to a year, injections give patients real results without the headache of undergoing surgery.

Fat Grafting

Depending on your body weight and overall health, Dr. Gary J. Price may recommend doing fat grafting to give you bigger cheeks. By extracting fat from certain parts of your body like your abdomen or upper thighs, Dr. Price will then reinject the fat into your cheeks to help add more volume. Depending on how well your body takes the fat and how well the extraction process goes, you should be able to enjoy your fat grafting results for about six months on average.

Cheek Implants

If you’re looking for a more permanent solution to help give you fuller cheeks without having to wear all of that makeup, consider getting cheek implants. Placed through well-hidden incisions, cheek implants are hard, solid implants that are surgically placed over your existing cheek bone. Once the implant is correctly placed, Dr. Price will then stitch you up, and you will be able to enjoy a more pronounced looking profile.

As you can see, there are a variety of options that you can choose from in order to get plumper, fuller looking cheeks. Leave your hot pink blush inside your makeup bag and consider getting cheek enhancements from Dr. Gary J. Price. To learn more about these and other treatments that we offer, contact Dr. Gary J. Price’s office today to schedule a consultation.

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Double Up On Your Results, Not On Your Chin: Kybella

Kybella | new haven ctYou may like double the fun, double stuffed Oreos, double trouble, or even doubled vacation time off of work, but the last thing you want double of is your chin. If you have started to develop a double chin as you age, Dr. Gary J. Price has a few options— one in particular— that can help contour your profile and give you a smoother looking physique: Kybella. Read on to learn more.

What Is Kybella?

Kybella is a non-surgical, FDA approved treatment designed with one goal in mind: to help you get rid of your double chin. Lasting only about 15-20 minutes, your Kybella procedure will be so fast that you won’t have to take any time off of work. By injecting a solution filled with deoxycholic acid into the area beneath your chin, Kybella works to dissolve the fat cells in this area and leave you with a more pronounced profile. Once these fat cells are dissolved, you won’t have to worry about them reproducing again.

What Is Recovery Like?

There is no downtime involved with Kybella, but patients who do receive this treatment can expect some redness, inflammation, and bruising under and around their chin. However, after just a few days, these symptoms should subside.

What Are Results Like?

Depending on how severe the area being targeted under your chin is, you will likely have to undergo several sessions. For instance, the average patient has to get about six treatments to dissolve the fat under their chin and give them optimal results. However, during your initial consultation with Dr. Price, he will tell you about how many treatment sessions he feels are necessary. Once the fat under your chin is dissolved, the cells won’t re-emerge on their own which means that as long as you maintain a healthy diet and get frequent exercise, your results should last.

With Kybella, you can get rid of your double chin in virtually no time. If you would like to learn more about this treatment or if you would like to schedule a consultation appointment, contact Dr. Gary J. Price today!

 

 

 

 

 

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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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