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Cosmetic Treatments to Make Your Wrinkles Disappear

Cosmetic Treatments to Make Your Wrinkles DisappearAs we grow older, we unfortunately develop deep lines and creases in our skin that reveal our age. These wrinkles can cause us to look tired and worn out. But luckily, they do not have to last forever. There are a variety of non-surgical cosmetic treatments available that can reverse the effects of aging and gravity by erasing or reducing wrinkles. Dr. Chernoff has suggested the best of these treatments below.

Botox for Frown Lines and Crow’s Feet

With an estimated 11 million people having received the treatment, Botox is one of the most common non-surgical cosmetic procedures around. The injectable treatment has achieved this level of popularity because of its safety, simplicity and effectiveness. Plastic surgeons use Botox to improve the appearance of worry lines, frown lines, laugh lines, crow’s feet and other dynamic wrinkles that you have accumulated over the years. Botox does this by blocking impulses from the nerve to the facial muscles that are related to expression lines, leaving the overlying skin smooth and unwrinkled. The smoothing results usually last three to six months.

Sculptra for Gradual Wrinkle Correction

Like Botox, Sculptra Aesthetic treats wrinkles with injections. But, unlike Botox, the procedure is less immediately noticeable and sudden than other types of wrinkle treatments. Sculptra gradually transforms your face, providing subtle and natural-looking results. Poly-L-lactic is injected to help replace the collagen lost due to aging. This collagen is a natural structural protein that is found in our skin to help support a smooth and youthful facial appearance. The procedure takes only 15 to 30 minutes to complete, and, after the first series of injections, results last for two years.

Juvederm for Immediate Wrinkle Improvement 

If you are looking to immediately improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles that lie near your skin’s surface, Juvederm might be the best option for you. Juvederm is a smooth gel injectable filler. Unlike the treatments above, it utilizes hyaluronic acid, a natural substance found in all species that is highly attracted to water and can bind to it. In this way, Juvederm fills in your wrinkles by attracting water to the site. This allows for very natural looking wrinkle correction.

LaViv for Natural Wrinkle Correction

LaViv uses a patented process to reverse the effects of aging by supporting your own natural processes. This injectable treatment expands your dermal cells and activates your “protein repair system,” which produces collagen. This allows for a gradual thickening of the dermal layer of your skin, resulting in long-term skin rejuvenation. Through this process, LaViv subtly corrects wrinkles for a naturally smooth appearance.

DOT Laser Skin Treatment for Deep Wrinkles

Deeply formed wrinkles can now be treated with Dermal Optical Thermolysis, or DOT therapy. How does it treat these complicated conditions? Well, DOT therapy utilizes fractional CO2 laser technology to shrink the skin and stimulate the production of new collagen. But unlike other fractional systems, DOT laser is the only CO2 laser that utilizes two innovative technologies to allow for even more effective treatment. It also features a special algorithm developed to improve post-treatment recovery. The procedure is very quick and can be performed in-office. It involves minimal downtime and risk.

Laser Facial IPL Treatment to Improve the Overall Quality of Your Skin

If you are looking to improve the overall quality of your skin with improved skin texture and reduced fine lines, wrinkles and scarring, this laser photo therapy might be the right treatment for you. Laser facial using Intense Pulse Light (IPL) is a non-invasive treatment that is quick, safe and effective. It utilizes the power of heat and light energy to improve the texture and tone of your skin. Treatment is virtually pain free and takes about ten to fifteen minutes to complete, with no downtime or recovery period.

These quick treatments are sure to restore youth to your appearance with very little recovery time. If you are interested in any of these wrinkle-erasing treatments, feel free to contact us. When it comes to your appearance, and especially your face, it is important to choose an experienced surgeon you can trust. Dr. Chernoff has extensive training in facial cosmetic procedures and is an expert in laser treatment. For over 20 years, he has been providing his patients with world-class, quality care.

7 Tips for Getting Rid of Puffy Eyes

7 Tips for Getting Rid of Puffy EyesAlthough waking up to puffy eyes is a common problem, it can ruin your entire day. Swollen eyes can make you look tired, ill and aged. Luckily, there are several ways to cure this cosmetic issue. Use Dr. Chernoff’s list of tips to get rid of the pesky puffiness of your eyes.


  1. Stay hydrated and reduce your salt intake

Have you ever wondered why your eyes are puffy after crying?  The body retains water when there is a high volume of salt present. This water frequently builds up around the eyes, giving them a swollen appearance. This also explains why eyes puff up after a night of drinking alcohol or after eating a very salty meal. To reduce your salt levels, try drinking several glasses of water first thing in the morning and reduce your salt and alcohol intake.

  1. Keep your head elevated while you sleep

To ensure that fluid doesn’t build up around your eyes, avoid sleeping horizontally flat. Putting a pillow underneath your head should help to reduce swelling in the eyes.

  1. Utilize cooling properties

When people injure themselves, they frequently use an icepack or other cooling property to reduce swelling. This same treatment can be used for puffy eyes. One of the most effective ways to cool your eyes is to rest chilled cucumber slices on them. Cucumbers contain an astringent that has been found to constrict blood vessels and reduce fluid buildup. Even better, they are the perfect size for eyes.

  1. Regularly apply eye cream

Eye cream that includes puffiness and age prevention properties can work wonders on swollen eyes. To enhance the effectiveness of these products, make time for a three-minute eye massage in the morning while applying them. This will help to flush the fluids away from your eyes. Also, applying the product cold will speed up the deswelling process.

  1. Try getting more sleep

The cure to your puffy eye problem might simply be getting more sleep. Lack of sleep is one of the most common causes of swollen eyes. Try to make sure that you are getting at least seven to eight hours of sleep each night.

  1. Talk to a doctor to find out if a medical condition is causing your puffy eyes

If none of the above solutions work, talk to your doctor to see if your puffy eyes are a symptom of a medical condition. Swollen eyes can be caused by allergies, blepharitis, eye infections, pregnancy, and other conditions.

  1. Consider Blepharoplasty

Although your eyes may look puffy and tired, swelling might not be the problem. Rather, you might have excess pads of fat under the eyes or excess tissue over the eyelids which cause your eyes to have a swollen appearance. Unfortunately, this problem occurs naturally as a result of the aging process. There is, however, an effective solution.

Blepharoplasty is the surgical removal of this excess fat or skin. This simple treatment eliminates the worn out appearance of your eyes and requires little downtime. Patients are often discharged on the same day as the procedure. To find out more about Blepharoplasty, click here.

By following these tips, you should be able to reduce the puffiness of your eyes in no time. If you have any more questions about the appearance of your eyes, contact Dr. Chernoff’s office. Dr. Chernoff has extensive training in facial cosmetic procedures, and he would love to help you attain the eyes that you desire.


How to Keep Your Skin Extra Healthy

How to Keep Your Skin Extra HealthySkin is one of the most important parts of your body. It covers and protects all of your internal body parts and controls your body temperature. It’s also the only layer of your body that people see, making it even more important to take care of. If you’re not sure how to best take care of your skin, don’t worry.  We’ve created a list of five ways to keep your skin extra healthy to ensure that you’re taking the best possible care of it.

  1.     Exercise Every Day

Most people choose to actively exercise to lose weight, build muscle or live a healthier life. What many don’t take into consideration though, is the fact that exercising is good for skin as well. Physical activity has been proven to reduce stress. Decreased stress leads to less acne and eczema, as well as well-hydrated skin. Exercise also increases your blood flow, which means waste products will be carried away faster and more essential nutrients and oxygen will be delivered to your skin. This keeps skin healthy and looking good.

  1.     Maintain a healthy and balanced diet

This one is easier than it sounds. Simply put, don’t have too much of any one kind of food, especially if it’s unhealthy. It’s okay to cheat with chips or a chocolate every now and again, but try not to make it a habit. The food that you eat affects the outer layers of your body as well as the inner. For the healthiest skin possible, make sure your diet includes a balanced amount of nutrients. If you’re not getting all of the nutrients your body needs from your diet, try taking vitamins. Antioxidants and omega-3 fatty acid are best for your skin.

  1.     Shorten Your Shower Time and Turn Down the Heat

Surprisingly, long, hot showers are actually bad for your skin.  With the help of the oil it produces and the cells on the outermost layer, your skin protects you from your environment and retains moisture. If you take hot showers, the water heat softens your skin’s oil. When you wash your skin with soap, you scrub away the oil and some of the cells. The loss of your skin’s protective coating causes moisture to leave your skin, which is why it sometimes becomes dry and itchy after a shower.

To keep your skin as healthy and hydrated as possible, try to make sure you’re out of the shower within 10 minutes and turn down the temperature. If you notice your skin is still dry after making these changes, apply moisturizer to your body. Moisturizer will temporarily replace your skin’s natural oil, ensuring that your skin does not dry out.

  1.     Consider trying retinoids

Retinoids are a skin saver.  These vitamin A products work to improve your skin in many ways, including reducing fine lines, clearing up acne, unclogging pores, evening out discoloration, smoothing out your skin and increasing collagen production to help your skin look younger for a longer period of time. It is one of the few anti-aging products that has proven to be effective.

You can take the over-the-counter version of the product, called retinol. But, if you want more drastic improvements, we suggest you talk with us  about professional skin care developed by Dr. Chernoff and prescription retinoids. Prescription brands include Retin-A, Renova and Atralin.

  1.     Refrain from skin-damaging activities

Smoking, sunbathing and tanning are three of the worst activities for your skin. These activities can cause severe skin damage, premature aging and cancer. Studies show that people who smoke regularly look 1.4 years older than nonsmokers. Why? When you smoke, the blood supply necessary for healthy skin decreases, leaving your skin wrinkled, dry and discolored.

Sunbathing and tanning salons damage the elastin and collagen in your skin, which keeps it looking youthful and healthy. This leads to wrinkles, spots and other skin damage. Instead of sunbathing, try using sunless tanning products, and always make sure to wear sunscreen while you’re in the sun.

We hope you follow these tips to keep your skin looking fresh, young and beautiful for as long as possible. If your skin has already prematurely aged, you do still have some options. Consider getting injectables from a board-certified plastic surgeon, such as Dr. Chernoff. These treatments require very little downtime and can reverse the effects of aging. To learn more, feel free to contact Dr. Chernoff’s office. We would love to help you attain the skin you desire.

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