Why are the eyes so important? While our faces allow us to communicate with the world, our eyes remain the most expressive part of our face. They are the first thing people search when looking for non-verbal confirmation of our words. In fact, 55% of the message we send to others is non-verbal communication. Our brains are wired to subconsciously scan for these non-verbal cues. The brain focuses first on the eyes and mouth, but our eyes actually have the biggest impact on the way we are perceived by others. Unfortunately, as we age, it’s common to see a change in the fullness of our upper and … [Read more...] about The Ultimate Guide to Eyelid Surgery
Beauty, Health, and Aging
Beauty, Health, and Aging
Today we have many options available to help eliminate signs of aging on the face. These techniques and treatments can restore a patient’s appearance back to a younger, healthier state. But as you know, the face isn’t the only thing that ages. Our hands can age too, and if they age severely their appearance can be out of balance with how our faces look. This can result in our hands indicating that we’re older state the story our restored and younger-looking faces tell. What happens to our hands as we age? There are three factors that make our hands look older, and they’re similar to what … [Read more...] about Medical Minute: Can You Reverse the Signs of Aging on Your Hands?
When a new patient comes in to the office, they know that they want “something” done, but they frequently aren’t exactly sure what it should be. Sometimes they make a vague reference to a friend having gotten fillers and they ask whether that’s the right solution, and a few will even have done the research and mention a product by name. “I need Botox,” they say, or sometimes, “I need Juvederm.” Some even say that they need a facelift. The truth is that there is no one-size-fits-all answer: every patient is different and has different needs, and I work hard to give them the solution that is … [Read more...] about Sculptra vs Other Fillers: Which Is Best?
As humans, we are driven to connect with one another. When we encounter another person and engage with them, our brains are constantly evaluating the other person’s face, looking for communication cues. From an early age we learn that when the corners of the mouth come up, the person we are speaking with seems to be happy, and when the corners of the mouth turn downwards we judge them as being mad, upset or sad. Our faces age in three dimensions, and in women the aging process can cause the lower jaw to rotate backwards. As deep volume is lost, the skin in this area tends to fall into the … [Read more...] about Medical Minute: Why Do Women Look Mad As They Age?
All too often, patients who have undergone facial filler placement or facial surgery will notice that their festoons and malar mounds have become more noticeable. Understanding why this happens requires a deeper understanding about the nature of festoons and malar mounds. A festoon is a medical condition in which the skin of the lower eyelid becomes damaged — usually by the sun. Under normal conditions, elastic and collagen fibers keep the skin taut and tight. These fibers can become damaged by Ultraviolet rays from the sun, and especially by UVA rays. Once damaged, they are no longer able … [Read more...] about Festoons After Fillers
Updated February 2017: Today Hugh Jackman sent out a startling tweet to his almost-7.5 million Twitter followers – his doctors found yet another basal cell carcinoma lesion on his nose. According to Jackman, his physicians have addressed the issue and remain vigilant, constantly on the lookout for more cancer cells on the actor’s skin, but he wants his fans to use him as a cautionary tale and use sunscreen every day. Dr. Scheiner offers a number of remarkable treatments that can discover and address skin cancer lesions before they ever appear. Contact the office today to learn … [Read more...] about How Hugh Jackman and Other Stars Could Prevent Future Skin Cancers
As I’ve written about before, I’ve seen more problems with fillers placed under the eyes than successes. The only times I’ve found fillers under the eyes to be useful is in the case of young individuals who have true hollowing under the eyes. Otherwise, the idea of “camouflaging” lower lid bags with fillers usually results in more problems than solutions. In my practice, I help many patients from around the world with Malar Mounds, eyelid Festoons and lower lid bags. As a result, I’ve witnessed more and more patients coming to visit me recently with fillers placed under the eyes. This … [Read more...] about Dissolving Fillers Under the Eyes
The aging process can lead both men and women to develop dark circles under their eyes. There are a number of different things that cause these dark circles, but one of the most common causes is the shifting of fat from around the eyes to under the eyes. What Are “Bags,” And How Can They Be Fixed? As we age, certain natural changes occur to our faces in general and our eye region in particular. First, the eye socket changes and enlarges, allowing the fat around the eyes to shift to a more forward location, as shown by research performed by Dr. Robert Shaw at the University of … [Read more...] about Is There a Role for Fillers for Under-Eye Bags?
Our skin is the largest, and one of most important, of our organs. With time, our skin can change in ways we often wish it wouldn't. This article will take you through the changes that occur as we age, and how you can prevent or change them. How Our Skin Ages There are two main ways in which our skin ages. The first is through intrinsic aging. This is primarily determined by our genetics and is responsible for normal loss of collagen, decreased function of our sweat glands, and fracture of elastic fibers. Wrinkles due to intrinsic aging are slight in nature. The second, and more powerful … [Read more...] about What You Need to Know About Aging of the Skin
When we were young and carefree, many of us sought a “healthy tan.” We would lie out and feel the heat of the sun on our skin, trying to make our skin get darker. Some of us even sought out tanning beds. Unfortunately, we were sold a bad bill of goods when it comes to tanning, and many people still haven't been educated on the dangers of getting a tan — or what can be done if you've already incurred years of sun damage to your skin. There Is Nothing “Healthy” About a Tan A tan is actually a way for our body to shield us from the onslaught of ultraviolet (UV) rays that can harm and … [Read more...] about You Don’t Have to Be Stuck with Facial Sun Damage
How often have we heard this phrase? Sometimes it’s from other people, and sometimes it’s from our own internal voice. But what exactly is it that makes us look tired? Our faces play a big role in how we communicate, and this isn't just by the words coming out of our mouths. Our appearances play a large role in how we communicate non-verbally. You may have heard that when communicating with others, only 7 % of the actual words come across. Our vocal tone accounts for 38% of what is perceived by others, and our non-verbal communication accounts for 55%. This non-verbal communication of … [Read more...] about I’m Tired of Looking Tired!
—All the More Reason to Take Care of Yourself! You've likely heard phrases like “30 is the new 20”—meaning that as a society, we’re retaining our youthful traits longer and longer into adult life. Today’s 30-somethings are settling down later, having children later, and still figuring out their careers well into the years when their parents and grandparents were well-established with families. But what about “40 is the new 30”…or even “60 is the new 50”? Research, including a recent study by the World Health Organization, shows that women are living longer and longer these days. We … [Read more...] about Women Are Living Longer