The stress and business of this past year may have left you feeling tired and drained, creating a negative impact on the youthfulness of your appearance. With the holiday season around the corner, you may want to look your best for the reunion parties and photo opportunities that will present themselves. This fall, consider the following facial surgery procedures to prepare yourself for your greatest holiday season yet.
As aging affects our facial features, we may begin to long for the more youthful versions of ourselves. It is entirely possible to turn back the clock and restore our younger selves through a facelift. This procedure can range from a minimally invasive mini-facelift to a full face and neck lift that may be combined with other facial cosmetic procedures. After discussing which changes you hope to improve with your surgeon, they will inspect your bone structure and your skin’s texture and elasticity. The procedure begins with an incision around the ears or partly inside the ear to reduce scarring. The muscle will then be pulled and tightened before removing excess skin. It is important to note that a facelift can improve your appearance but will not halt the aging process.
If you are experiencing neck sagging or feel that your neck is disproportioned to your face, you may benefit from a cosmetic procedure known as a neck lift. A group of treatments that can correct problems with the fat, muscle, and skin of the neck and jawline, the results of a neck lift can leave you with a tighter, firmer, more proportioned neck. The procedure begins with an incision just under the chin where the skin can be removed from the fat and muscle. Liposuction to remove some fat is then performed followed by tightening of the muscles under the chin to give the neck a tauter appearance.
Blepharoplasty, more commonly known as eyelid surgery, is a subtle, yet effective procedure that can be performed on both upper and lower eyelids to give the eyes a more alert and rested appearance. During the procedure, a surgeon will make small incisions in the natural contours around the eye that should leave no visible scarring. The surgeon will remove fatty tissue and excess skin and tighten loose muscle in the upper eyelid before eliminating puffiness in the lower eyelid for a more smoothed look. Results are generally permanent, however, natural aging will still affect the area.
Dr. Jamal Yousefi and his staff provide these procedures and more at locations in Washington, D.C., Woodbridge, Vienna, and surrounding areas of Northern Virginia. For more information or to schedule a consultation, contact Younger Image Plastic Surgery Center today.September 15, 2018
As the summer season has quickly approached us, you may find yourself pining for that vibrant glow and beauty associated with a beachy tan. However, without the proper precautions, the sun can be very damaging to skin, causing premature aging or precancerous moles and freckles. If you find yourself to already be experiencing the effects of sun damage to your skin, chemical peels and laser treatments may be of use to you.
Used to exfoliate and rejuvenate the skin for a youthful, healthy glow, chemical peels like the blue peel can be used to treat skin with sun damage as well as skin with wrinkles, scars, large pores, and blemishes. Blue peels can be applied to most areas of the body, such as the face, neck, chest, hands, back, arms, and legs. After application of the chemical peel, the treatment works by damaging and dissolving the outermost layers of skin that have been exposed to the harmful environment. The body’s natural response to wound healing will trigger the development of fresh, new skin cells, giving you smoother, firmer, and more contoured skin. The greatest advantage of a blue peel is that healing time lasts about seven to 10 days, in contrast to other more intense facial plastic surgeries with extended recovery times.
Laser treatment for sun damaged skin, especially when used in conjunction with other chemical peels, is a safe and speedy breakthrough procedure. In addition to reducing unwanted brown spots, freckles, and sun damage, laser treatment gives you natural, youthful-looking results with minimal downtime. Other benefits include:
- Improves tone, texture, and pore size
- Provides predictable results
- Reduces wrinkles and fine lines
- Resurfaces neck, chest, arms, and hands
- Improves acne scars and surgical scars
At younger Image Plastic Surgery Center, your laser treatment will be conducted using one or more of five different lasers that target different skin conditions and skin types. Sometimes, more than one laser will be used to treat a complex case as most patients have a combination of skin conditions. A series of three to five treatments spaced 2-6 weeks apart is recommended for optimal improvement. Results are immediate and improve over time, with noticeable effects building over one to six months.
If you are interested in learning more or trying laser or chemical peels, contact Younger Image Plastic Surgery Center. Residents in Washington, D.C., Vienna, Woodbridge and throughout Northern Virginia who are looking to reverse the sun damage to their skin are encouraged to come visit us to begin loving the skin they’re in!September 5, 2018
Stress, worry and anxiety are all factors that can contribute to aging, no matter how old you are. Stress can show up in a variety of physical ways, most notably in the human face. Stress and worry can make a person look 5 to 10 years older than he or she really is. But thankfully there are ways to combat the damage.
Common Signs of Stress
- Dark circles
- Bags under the eyes
- Hair loss
- Adult acne
How to Diminish Signs of Aging and Hyperpigmentation
Younger Image offers tons of options to reduce and minimize signs of aging. Consider the treatment(s) that is best for you:
- Injectables: Remove wrinkles, smooth skin and decrease signs of aging with our wide variety of injectables, including: Botox®, Belotero®, Dysport®, Juvederm®, Perlane®, Radiesse®, Restylane®, Restylane® Defyne, Restylane® Refyne, Restylane® Silk and Xeomin® treatments.
- Chemical Peels: Exfoliate and renew the skin with a Blue Peel, VI Peel or Melanage™ MiniPeel. These treatments help skin retain its radiant, youthful appearance and can improve hyperpigmentation.
- Laser Resurfacing: Remove wrinkles and fine lines around the eyes, nose, forehead and mouth, and reduces the appearance of hyperpigmentation with a noninvasive laser procedure.
- Facelift or Neck Lift: Dr. Yousefi works with patients to decide the best course of treatment. The procedure can be as minimal as a mini-facelift to a full neck and face lift. Other items to consider with this treatment include: brow lift, fat injections, eyelid surgery and skin resurfacing.
- Hair Transplant: For men and women experiencing hair loss, a hair transplant could be the perfect solution. Dr. Yousefi moves healthy hair follicles to the balding or thinning part of the scalp, leaving long-lasting results with a natural aesthetic.
Schedule Your Appointment
To learn more or schedule a treatment, contact Younger Image Plastic Surgery Center to schedule your personalized consultation today. We serve patients throughout the communities of Washington, D.C., Vienna, Woodbridge and neighboring Northern Virginia residents.August 15, 2018
Summer is just around the corner, so it’s time to prepare. Is your skin ready? Here are five rules to keep your skin happy and healthy this summer:
Drinking lots of water is especially important when the temperature rises outside. We sweat more and our cells lose water more quickly. Stay hydrated by drinking eight to 10 glasses of water per day and consume foods with higher water content, such as fruits, vegetables and juices.
#2: Use SPF
Choose a sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher and apply at least 30 minutes prior to sun exposure. Reapply every couple hours. Sunscreens with a physical blocker, such as zinc oxide, are recommended.
To prevent a buildup of dirt and clogged pores, it’s important to exfoliate skin regularly. Use a store-bought or homemade exfoliator 2-3 times a week, preferably in the evenings. Do not exfoliate before going out in the sun, as it can make skin sensitive.
A moisturizer protects skin from the sun, bacteria and environmental pollution, and it prevents dry or dull-looking skin. Use a moisturizer every day after cleansing and toning, and choose a moisturizer with sunscreen that won’t clog pores.
#5: Book a Laser Sun Damage Treatment
If you do experience sun damage, consider a laser sun damage treatment at Younger Image. Dr. Yousefi and his professional staff have five different lasers that can treat all types of skin types and conditions. A laser sun damage treatment is simple, with minimal recovery time. It can reduce sun damage, unwanted brown spots and freckles; reduce wrinkles and fine lines; and even improve pore size, tone and skin texture.
Schedule Your Appointment
To learn more or schedule a treatment, contact Younger Image Plastic Surgery Center to schedule your personalized consultation today. Our practice serves patients in Washington, D.C., Vienna, Woodbridge and all throughout Northern VirginiaAugust 5, 2018
Botox® is an FDA-approved serum that is most commonly known for preventing muscle contractions and reducing fine lines and wrinkles. However, Botox® has a multitude of uses that often get overlooked. Here are six of the most popular uses of Botox®:
First and foremost, Botox® is a cosmetic treatment. It reduces the visibility of crow’s feet, frown lines between the eyebrows, laugh lines, forehead creases and other facial wrinkles.
#2: Chronic Migraines
For individuals who suffer from 15 or more headaches per month, Botox® can prevent migraines and headaches before they begin. Botox® is injected into the patient every 12 weeks, and the FDA-approved treatment only takes 15 minutes.
Hyperhidrosis, also known as severe sweating of the underarms, can be extremely uncomfortable if left untreated. Botox® reduces sweating by blocking chemical signals from nerves that are responsible for stimulating sweat glands, thus stopping the flow of sweat.
#4: Muscle Spasms
Medical professionals prescribe Botox® injections for patients who have severe shoulder, neck and back spasms, along with stiff leg and arm muscles. The drug effectively relaxes and weakens the targeted muscles and improves range of motion and function.
#5: Overactive Bladder
Patients who do not respond favorably to other medications should consider Botox® as an alternative treatment for an overactive bladder. Botox® can reduce the number of visits to the restroom, decrease urine leaks and the need to urinate immediately.
#6: Eye Disorders
Eye conditions, such as crossed eyes and uncontrolled blinking, can be improved with Botox® injections. Once the serum is injected, it works to relax specific muscle groups surrounding the eye and eyelid. Although results aren’t permanent, Botox® injections can significantly improve the quality of life for individuals who undergo treatment.
Schedule Your Appointment
To learn more or schedule a Botox® treatment, contact Younger Image Plastic Surgery Center to schedule your personalized consultation today. We see patients in Washington, D.C., Vienna, Woodbridge and all throughout Northern Virginia.July 15, 2018
A facelift can dramatically boost an individual’s confidence and self-esteem while also adding a radiant, youthful glow. If you’re thinking about getting a facelift, here are a few important things to consider:
It’s a Broad Term
The term “facelift” covers a range of cosmetic treatments relating to the face and neck. It can be as simple as a minimally invasive mini-facelift treatment to a complete neck and face lift. Fat injections, brow lifting, eyelid surgery and skin resurfacing can also be added to a facelift surgery.
What Younger Image Offers
Dr. Yousefi starts with a consultation to analyze bone structure, skin elasticity and texture. From there, he provides a range of facial surgery options and add-ons, including:
Taking Time Off
Facelifts, generally speaking, are considered major operations and require time off from work. Some bruising, swelling and discomfort is possible after surgery. Many patients return to the office one week after the procedure. It can take three to six weeks to see complete results, once the swelling and bruising disappears.
The Aging Process
Although a facelift offers tightened skin and improved, youthful aesthetics, it does not slow or stop the natural aging process.
Should I Schedule a Facelift?
If you’re considering a facelift or want to learn more, contact Younger Image Plastic Surgery Center to schedule your personalized consultation today. We serve patients throughout the communities of Washington, D.C., Vienna, Woodbridge and neighboring Northern Virginia residents.July 5, 2018
In 2016, laser liposuction was the second most popular procedure performed for cosmetic surgery in the United States. So many people chose it for good reason: laser liposuction can provide individually-tailored body sculpting results.
What Is The Recovery Time For Laser Liposuction?
The surgery is done on an outpatient basis, so the patient goes home the same day to rest in the comfort of their own home. Typically, our patients return to work after a few days.
How Do I Choose The Right Doctor For Laser Lipo?
For best results, choose a surgeon who has many years of laser lipo experience and be sure that the doctor is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. This will immediately tell you that the physician has undergone extensive training in their specialty and routinely passes rigorous board certification exams. Dr. Jamal Yousefi has been performing liposuction for close to 20 years, and is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Laser liposuction is his most popular procedure in his AAASF certified surgical center in Vienna, Virginia.
How Much Does Laser Liposuction Cost?
With pricing starting at $1700, laser lipo is an affordable fat-reduction procedure. To find out if laser liposuction is right for you, and to get your body ready for the summer season, schedule a complimentary in-person consultation at any of our convenient locations in the DC metro area.February 24, 2017
Wondering how to achieve the perfectly plump, sexy pout that women of all ages are seeking? Lip augmentation procedures are currently a highly publicized and trending non-surgical treatment. In the age of the selfie, we are much more aware of the appearance of our lips. It is no wonder that a record number are seeking lip enhancement procedures. In 2015, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons claimed the number of lip implants grew by double-digits with a total of 27,449 procedures performed, an astonishing one every 20 minutes. This is over a 40% increase since 2000 and the demand is continuing to grow.
What traditionally consisted of patients with lip deficiencies from aging, ablative procedures or congenital abnormalities, now consists of a much younger age group that desire full, well-defined lips with enhanced volume and shape. While there are multiple permanent and non-permanent options for lip augmentation, the most commonly performed and requested today are synthetic dermal fillers, the most popular of which are the hyaluronic acid (HA)-based fillers. HA is typically present in body tissues, such as the skin and cartilage and is, therefore, relatively safe when used appropriately by a trained healthcare professional. These fillers include, but are not limited to, Restylane, Juvederm Ultra, Ultra plus, Voluma, Prevalle Silk, Perlane, and Belotero. Resylane Silk and Juvederm Ultra XC, however, are currently the only two fillers approved by the FDA for lip enhancement. Others can be used off-label per your healthcare professional. These fillers generally last 6 months to one year, therefore, touch-ups will be required to maintain the desired appearance. Properties of fillers such as stiffness and viscosity, and surgeon preference are taken into consideration when choosing a filler. The benefits of the HA fillers are they allow improved control and gradual filling of the lips. Contour irregularities or bumps from the material can be massaged out and even reversed with hyaluronidase, a medication that when injected dissolves the gel. It is important to remember that this is not a fool proof procedure. Risks include bruising, swelling, bleeding, and can lead to further complications if injected inadvertently into a nearby blood vessel.
When is lip augmentation the right choice for you? If you desire a fuller lip or feel self-conscious about the appearance of your lips, you should seek out a consultation. There are many available options, so it is important to do your homework. Schedule a complimentary consultation with our office and you will be well on your way to that perfectly full and plump pout.September 28, 2016
Our hands are a vital part of how we communicate and present ourselves to others. Hands are the first place to show signs of ageing as they are exposed to the environment every day and are typically overlooked when we apply sunscreen and other skin treatments. Also, over time, our hands lose volume as fatty tissue becomes thinner, exposing veins and tendons.
Radiesse® has recently received approval from the FDA for hand augmentation, and Aubry, our aesthetic nurse with over 10 years of experience with injectables, has been certified to inject in the hands. Below you will see the before and after photos of one of our patients who has recently received this treatment.
Radiesse® is a safe gel formula that contains calcium microspheres (CaHA) which stimulate the body to produce collagen, resulting in immediate and long lasting volume augmentation. If you feel that your hands don’t match your overall appearance, call our office today to schedule a complimentary consultation to see if Radiesse® is right for you.February 24, 2016
Did you know that buttock augmentation is the fastest growing trend in plastic surgery? According to ASPS, the American Society of Plastic Surgery, this trending procedure has increased by 86% since 2013, especially since new techniques have decreased the need for heavy anesthesia and have improved patient satisfaction with results. Butt augmentation does not simply mean changing the size, it also includes enhancing the shape of your buttocks. Procedures are available to lift and round out the silhouette of your buttocks, making a pair of jeans your favorite article of clothing again!
Buttock augmentation can be performed by Dr. Yousefi using different techniques and/or a combination of procedures, including liposuction and autologous fat transfers. Results from these procedures are natural and flattering to your body type. To achieve your dream look, please schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Yousefi and one of our knowledgeable surgical coordinators will customize a treatment plan that is just right for you.October 13, 2015