How to Treat a Sunburn While On Vacation

Going on a beach vacation is just about everyone’s idea of the perfect summer. If you have big plans to get to the beach and soak up some rays, don’t forget the sun protection. Even though SPF can protect your skin from skin cancer and sunburns, it’s not bulletproof. So, what can you do if you get a sunburn while you’re on vacation? Let’s take a closer look.

Skip the Sun

No, you don’t have to sit inside of your hotel room and mope if you have a sunburn, but we don’t encourage you to lay out in the sun either. Try to sit in the sade and wear some clothes to cover your sunburn. Remember that even though you might have to take a timeout for a few days, you will be healed up and back at it in no time.

Bring Aloe Vera

In addition to packing enough sunscreen with you on vacation, we always encourage our patients to bring a small thing of aloe vera. The acid in aloe vera has been proven to heal the skin a lot faster and soothe it. One of the great things about aloe vera is that a little bit of it can go a long way so you don’t have to haul a massive bottle with you on the airplane.

Try some ice or damp washcloths

Feel your sunburned skin. Does it feel hot to the touch? Burns tend to feel warm when you touch them. Try cooing your skin down with either something like an ice cube or a damp, cold washcloth. Both of these options will help soothe your skin and get rid of all of the heat. Plus, who doesn’t like to be cooled down when it’s scorching outside?

Calm down your skin after a sunburn and use these tips. If you want to learn more about how you can take better care of your skin during the summer, contact our Huntington office and call us at (631) 423-1000.

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Ditch Your Lash Extensions and Try Latisse

Big lashes are all the rage right now in the beauty industry, and we are no stranger to seeing all the new trends. But what if we told you that you could get similar looking results naturally with Latisse? Latisse is a prescription strength treatment that helps to strenthen, add volume, and lenghten your eyelashes over a few months. So, why should you trust us and ditch your extensions for this Latisse?

It looks more natural

Your eyelashes are going to look a lot more natural with Latisse because, well, they are natural. Rather than looking like some spiders took over your lashline, Latisse will give you that naturally defined look that you’ve been wanting.

You won’t have to wear liner or mascara

If you love your lash extensions because you can wake up every morning without putting on mascara or eyeliner, then you will love Latisse. After several months of using Latisse, you will notice that your lashes are so thick and full that it looks like you are wearing makeup.

You won’t have to get them filled

How often do you have to get your lashes filled? With Latisse, you don’t have to worry about scheduling appointments and taking time out of your day to get your lashes done. Instead, all you have to do is apply it to your lashline once a day, and you are good to go.

It strengthens lashes

One of the things that a lot of patients complain about when it comes to lash extensions is that they weaken their natural lashes. Lash extensions (especially the strips), can weigh your lashes down and make them too heavy, but Latisse actually strengthens your lashes so that they are stronger.

It’s more affordable

Although the cost of Latisse is a little bit expensive at first, it will save you money in the long run. Think of all of the money that you spend every few weeks having to get your lashes filled and then think about what you can do with that money now that you’re using Latisse!

To get your prescription for Latisse, come into our Guilford office today and call us at (203) 453-6635.

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3 Tips to Help Speed Up Your Breast Augmentation Recovery

The last thing that you want to do when it’s nice and warm outside (like it is now) is to be stuck in bed recovering from a breast augmentation. If you can’t wait to get outside to show off your new breasts in a swimsuit, then we have a few tips to get out of your bed and at the pool a whole lot sooner.

Massage

After you get a breast augmentation, it’s natural for your body to respond to the new implants by forming scar tissue around them, but we always encourage our patines to massage their breasts to get rid of that scar tissue. Getting rid of the scar tissue will also help your breasts feel less painful and will help speed up your recovery. To massage them, try to pull the implant away from the muscles and massage it from side to side. Repeat this a few times a day.

Take NSAIDs

Once you get rid of a lot of the tenderness and swelling, you will feel like getting out of bed and getting outside. Try taking some over-the-counter nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs like Ibuprofen or Motrin a few times a day or until the swelling subsides.

Wear the Compression Bra

We know that compression bras aren’t the sexiest piece of lingerie that you’ll ever own, but it may be the most beneficial. Make sure that you wear your compression bra every day for the first week or two to help get rid of any swelling.

Getting rid of the swelling and tenderness in your breasts can take a couple of weeks, but the sooner you can find some relief, the sooner you can show off your new breasts. To learn more about breast augmentation recovery tips, contact our Guilford office and call us at (203) 453-6635.

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3 Places You Can Get Botox to Look Younger

Botox New Haven, ConnecticutIt’s no secret that Botox is popular among men and women of all ages. As a non-invasive injectable, Botox can help take years off of your face and prevent premature wrinkles from forming in the first place. But where exactly will Dr. Price inject Botox to help give you a more youthful appearance? Let’s take a closer look and see.

 

Elevens

 

Your elevens are the vertical lines that are in between your eyebrows that kind of look like the number eleven. A lot of people get these lines when they scrunch their face p when they’re excited, angry, or frustrated. To help you get rid of these lines, Dr. Price will inject Botox into the facial muscles right by your eyebrow and even in your eyebrow so that you can’t make these movements.

 

Crows Feet

 

When you smile, do you have wrinkles on the sides of your eyes? Or, when your face is even relaxed, do you still have those wrinkles? If so, then Dr. Price can help alleviate these wrinkles with Botox. During your appointment, he will inject Botox directly into the muscles on the sides of the eyes to help soften the appearance of crow’s feet.

 

Forehead Wrinkles

 

Botox can be injected all across your forehead to temporarily soften fine lines and wrinkles. During your initial consultation, Dr. Price will have you make certain movements with your forehead to see where exactly you have wrinkles or where you could potentially get them. Then, he will inject Botox into those muscles to relax them.

 

Botox is primarily used for cosmetic purposes across the forehead and around the eyes. If you want to learn a little bit more, contact us at our Guilford office today at (203) 453-6635.

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When Smaller Is Better: What to Know About Mini Facelifts

Mini Facelift Guilford, CTIn this day and age it seems like the bigger the thing, the better the results, right? Even though there’s a time and place for the saying, “bigger means better,” there are other instances in which things that are smaller (like mini facelifts) may do the trick.

What’s a mini facelift?

Not everyone needs an entire facelift in order to get rid of signs of aging like a loss of volume and elasticity in the skin. For instance, Dr. Price performs a lot of in facelifts on patients who have already undergone a facelift in the past but need a little bit of a pick-me-up. During a mini facelift, a short incision will be made at the hairline. Then, the skin at the front of the ear is released and the muscle is lifted tighter to give off a tauter appearance.

Who is a good candidate?

During your initial consult on with Dr., Price, he will be able to give you a better idea of whether or not you’re a good candidate for a mini facelift. But, on average, patients who are most suitable for this type of procedure have signs of aging down the jawline and only early changes in the neck. If patients have more advanced sagging in the neck, a full facelift may be a more appropriate choice.

What Are the Benefits of  a Mini?

Even though a full facelift will give patients more dramatic results, there are any benefits of a mini facelift including:

  • No bandages
  • General anesthesia is not necessary because we use a local anesthetic or intravenous sedation
  • It usually only  takes one to one and a half hours

If you want to learn more about mini facelifts, contact our Guildford office and call us at (203) 453-6635.

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How to Tell If You Need to Have Your Silicone Breast Implants Redone

Breast Augmentation Guilford CTIn a perfect world, breast implants would last for your entire life, but that’s unfortunately not the case. Although silicone breast implants can last a really long time, you will likely need to have them done every 10 to 15 years. So, how exactly can you tell whether or not you need to have yours redone?

It’s Been Over 10 Years Since Your Last Breast Implant

On average, silicone breast implants last over 10 years. Although some patients can get a longer life out of their implants than others, it’s usually not until at least after a decade that we encourage parents to come back in and get their breasts redone; that way you cut down on potential problems from happening and you get perkier breasts in the process.

You Have a Leak

One of the trickiest parts about silicone breast implants is that they can be really hard to detect. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons recommends that patients conduct regular self-exams and come in for checkups to make sure that their breasts are still intact. If you feel like your implants feel abnormal or if you haven’t had them check in a while, come into our office and Dr. Price will either examine them himself or order an MRI to make sure that there isn’t a leak.

Your Breast Plants Are Lopsided or Misshapen

Natural breasts usually aren’t symmetrical but implants should always be symmetrical. If you have noticed that your breasts are changing shape or if they seem a little bit lopsided, then this is a sign that you may have a leak or that your implant just needs to be redone.

If you are worried that it’s time to get your breasts redone, come into our office for an exam. To learn more about breast implants, contact our Guilford office and call us at (203) 453-6635.

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The Basics of Facial Implants

Facial Implants Guilford, CTWhen you hear about implants, the first thing that comes to mind is breast implants, but here at Dr. Price’s office we offer patients facial implants as well. But what are facial implants and what is there for you to know about them?

What are Facial Implants?

Facial implants are usually made from a solid form of silicone called silastic. These implants are used to help shape and enhance certain parts of the face like the cheeks and chin. The unique thing about facial implants is that they can be different shapes and sizes to help create the perfectly-shaped contour for your facial structure.

How is Surgery Performed?

Typically, we will perform this surgery under intravenous sedation. Once you are sedated, we will then usually make incisions inside of the mouth just behind the cheek which allows us to place implants in your face without you having to deal with incisions.

What Are Results Like?

If you have always wanted to have a little bit more contour n on your cheeks then you can stop dreaming. With facial implants, we can add that extra bit of definition that you’ve been wanting so that you feel more confident in your appearance. The great thing about facial implants is that unlike temporary fillers, they lost a lot longer which means that you won’t have to worry about getting them done too often.

Having the facial structure that you’ve always wanted doesn’t’ have to be something that you continue to dream about. Let Dr. Price turn your dreams into a reality with facial implants. To learn more, contact us at our Guildford office at (203) 453-6635.

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3 Ways to Speed Up Your Mini Facelift Recovery

Mini Facelift Recovery Guilford, CTFine lines and wrinkles are just about everyone’s enemy and even though a traditional facelift can be used to help patients get rid of these skin concerns, they aren’t always necessary if you only have the early signs of aging on your neck.

If you feel like you are primarily showing signs of aging across your face and only down to your jawline, then you may be the perfect candidate for a mini facelift. During your mini facelift, Dr. Price will make small incisions starting at the front of the ear and extending all the way to the back of the year. After the incisions have been made, he will then pull the facial tissues upwards to help lift and tighten any sagginess. After you have been stitched up and sent home to recover, you may not what to expect. Luckily, we are here to help. To help speed up your recovery process, Dr. Price has created a list of three recovery tips for you to follow.

Avoid Working Out

If you are a big exercise enthusiast then this may be hard for you to do, but Dr. Price encourages all patients to wait about two weeks to start working out again. Why? Because jumping, running, and overexerting yourself may cause more inflammation or may irritate your incisions.

Rest for a Few Days

One of the many benefits of a mini facelift is that unlike traditional facelifts that require your whole face to be bandaged up, a mini facelift doesn’t require any of that. And, unlike a traditional facelift that requires you to stay in bed for a few weeks, you can usually get away with just resting in bed for a few days.

Take NSAIDs

You shouldn’t be in too much pain after a mini facelift, but you may be a little sore and uncomfortable. To help ease any discomfort or swelling, try taking some over-the-counter NSAIDs like Ibuprofen or Motrin.

Depending on your skin concerns, one of our many minimally invasive procedures may do the trick for you. To learn more, contact our Guilford office and call us at (203) 453-6635.

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How to Recover from a Cheek Augmentation

Cheek Augmentation, Guilford, CT

Makeup is one of the best ways for you to transform your complexion and basically your entire physical appearance. If you feel like you are constantly having to contour your cheeks with highlighter and bronzer to help them look more pronounced, then it may be time to really consider getting a cheek augmentation. As a way to help add more volume and contour to your cheeks, a cheek augmentation can help you say goodbye to your daily contouring routine. After surgery, though, it’s important that you make sure that you know how to recover as smoothly as possible. But how? Let’s take a closer look and see.

Liquid Diet

If Dr. Price places your cheek implants on the inside of your mouth through small incisions, he may recommend that you stick to a strict liquid diet while your mouth heals. Why? Chewing traditional food can damage the incision site and make it more difficult for your mouth to heal. During your initial consultation, Dr Price will discuss whether or not he thinks it will be a necessary part of your recovery to go on a liquid diet.

NSAIDs

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs may as well be your best friend while you are recovering from a surgical procedure like cheek implants. Why? Because they are a non-addictive way to get rid of pain, and inflammation. And the sooner your pain and inflammation go away, the sooner you will be able to fully enjoy your results.

Rest and Relax

We encourage all of our cheek implant patients to take at least a couple of days off of work. By allowing your body some time to rest and stay in bed, you can help to heal up your body’s natural healing response.

If you have cheeks that just aren’t as prominent as you wish, then it may be time to consider getting some cheek implants from Dr. Price. To schedule your consultation, contact us at our Guildford office and call us at (203) 453-6635.

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3 Tips to Make Your Neck Lift Recovery Go Smoother

Neck Lift, Guilford, CT

One of the first places where people start to show signs of aging is on their neck. If you have recently had a mini facelift or a traditional facelift, but feel like your newly tightened skin tends to accentuate your loose skin on your neck, it may be time for a neck lift.

During this surgical procedure, Dr. Gary J. Price will make an incision that starts near your hairline by your sideburn and it will extend all the way to the back of the hair. After that incision has been made, the neck skin will be lifted and excess fat will be repositioned or sculpted. Additionally, the neck muscle which are called the platysma, will be tightened and repositioned. After the appropriate tissues and muscles have been repositioned, the skin will then be draped over the new contours of the neck and then the incisions are closed with sutures.

After surgery, we will then wheel you into a recovery room where you will be monitored typically for several hours or even overnight, and then we will send you home to spend the rest of your recovery. Because recovery after surgery may seem a bit daunting, we have created a list of three things for you to do to help everything go, hopefully, a little bit smoother.

Listen To Your Body

One of the best things that you can do when recovering after a surgery like a neck lift is to really listen to your body. If you are still really sore after the first two weeks (which can be normal) then consider staying home from work or other activities for another couple of days. If, however, you feel your energy returning sooner than this two week mark, you can push yourself a little bit, but still remember to take it easy.

Be Consistent With Wearing Your Neck Wrap

After we send you home from surgery, your neck will be wrapped in a neck wrap that’s designed to give your skin the support it needs in order to fully recover. Make sure that you strictly follow Dr. Price’s orders in regards to how long you should wear this for; that way you can get rid of pain and swelling a lot faster.

Take Pain Medication As Directed

If you are prescribed pain medication by Dr. Price to use after surgery, make sure that you follow all of the instructions listed on the label. The more consistent you are with taking them for the first few days after surgery, the more likely you will be to get better results.

Don’t worry, we will send you home with an even more detailed list of recovery tips after your surgery. To learn more, contact us at our Guildford office and call us at (203) 453-6635.

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