So have they or haven’t they? From fillers and freezers to paralyzing faces – what celebrities REALLY mean when they say they ‘haven’t had any work done’

 

GUESS WHO TWEAKED?

Dolly Parton once famously said ‘there’s a reason the Hollywood Hills are in the same part of the country as Silicon Valley’. Simon Cowell says that he considers Botox as much a part of his routine as toothpaste.

But in an era where laser hair removal is considered a part of everyday grooming, ‘I haven’t had plastic surgery’, seems to translate to ‘I’ve never sliced into my face’. For most people Botox, fillers and laser treatments don’t count.

‘I think that the line is when you go under the knife,’ Los Angeles-based cosmetic surgeon Dr Alexander Rivkin tells MailOnline. The goal, he explains, is to ‘look like you haven’t had any work done.’

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Coming clean: Jennifer Aniston  says she’s ‘obsessed’ with laser treatment, Simon Cowell  compares Botox to toothpaste and Jenny McCarthy gets injected every two months

Some do flat-out deny it: Jennifer Lopez says she’s never had plastic surgery. Kim Kardashian blames her newly-plump lips on a bout of flu.

And when rumors swirled about her possible procedures, Megan Fox uploaded pictures of herself on her blog making different expressions and called it ‘Things You Can’t Do With Your Face When You Have Botox’.

But most people are more evasive. They may try to downplay the amount (Jenny McCarthy says she’s ‘team Botox’ but uses ‘very little’) it or say that they ‘tried’ it at some point in the distant past.

Nicole Kidman says she’s back to being ‘completely natural’ after trying Botox. Jennifer Aniston said that plastic surgery is ‘a slippery slope’ but admitted to being ‘obsessed’ with laser treatment.

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Aging gracefully: Angelina Jolie  Megan Fox  and Jennifer Lopez have all stated publicly that the have never had plastic surgery

According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, there were more than 8.5million cosmetic minimally-invasive procedures in 2012. Nonsurgical procedures made up 83per cent of the total.

So what else haven’t celebrities had done?

Injectables are still the most popular treatment. Proteins like Botox, Dysport and Xeomin paralyze muscles in the face to relax existing wrinkles and help prevent new ones from forming. They are often used in the frown lines, horizontal lines across the forehead, and crows feet – but can also be injected around the lips, the chin, and tip of the eyebrows to lift the brow.

As with many other procedures, the injector’s skill level is crucial to achieving a natural look. When too much product is pumped into the forehead, the eyebrows can raise in a permanently startled, deer-caught-in-headlights expression – and sometimes the forehead doesn’t move at all.

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Lip service: Lisa Rinna  has fought a very public battle with her lip injections and calls herself a ‘pioneer’, while Pamela Anderson  has appeared in public with a noticeably fuller pout

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Pillow talk: Madonna and former French first lady Carla Bruni  have both appeared in public with suspiciously fuller faces

As we age, our faces get thinner as hyaluronic acid, the sugar molecule that holds water in the skin, starts to diminish. But fillers like Juvederm, Restylane, Belotero and Perlane can fill in laugh lines and crows feet, replace volume in cheeks, plump lips and even be used to sculpt the chin with non-permanent ‘chinplants’.

‘I think that the line is when you go under the knife. The goal is to look like you haven’t had any work done’

Some take it a step further and go for a liquid facelift, a general term that usually involves a combination of fillers and Botox and sometimes Sculptra – a longer-lasting poly-L-lactic acid that stimulates the body to produce its own collagen – to shape the face. There is virtually no downtime but, unlike with a surgical facelift, the fillers will eventually need to be topped up.

Injecting too many fillers can lead to the dreaded ‘pillow face’, a phenomenon that was the hot topic of conversation when the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons met in 2011.

‘The hallmark of overdone fillers is overfilled nasiolabial folds and overfilled cheeks, so that certain parts of their face don’t match,’ says Dr Rivkin. ‘A 50-year-old woman with huge chipmunk cheeks? Give me a break.’

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Fountain of youth? Both Kate Beckinsale and Victoria Beckham  have stayed silent about surgery but manage to look better every year

Then there are the laser treatments, which for many celebrities are almost as common as waxing appointments. Lasers like the Aurora, Fraxel, IPL and Ultrapulse can tighten skin while treating redness, sun damage and fine lines – and also stimulate new collagen growth.

THE TOP FIVE NON-SURGICAL COSMETIC PROCEDURES

  1. Botox
  2. Hyaluronic acid
  3. Laser hair removal
  4. Microdermabrasion
  5. Chemical peel

Chemical peels are also making a comeback. A solution is applied, and the old skin flakes off taking brown spots, wrinkles, and acne scars with it.

Peels can treat deeper sun damage than most lasers, and despite their slightly scary reputation some doctors feel that they can be safer than laser treatments for darker skin tones.

Those who want a nose job without the pain and obvious bandages can also now opt for the nonsurgical version: The ’15-minute nose job’ involves injecting tiny amounts of fillers like Radiesse or Artefill and can lift and straighten the tip of the nose, camouflage bumps or correct a deviated septum.

Below the neck, lunchtime lipo is also huge. CoolSculpt freezes localized fat cells so that they die, while Thermage uses radiofrequency, heat and light to shrink fat them.

Like many of us, celebrities often give another safe answer: They claim that they won’t rule out treatments ‘in the future’. Or, in the words of Heidi Klum, ‘ask me again when I’m sixty-five’

Source:   http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2303091/So-havent-From-fillers-freezers-paralyzing-faces–celebrities-REALLY-mean-say-havent-work-done.html#ixzz3iFJ1yk7H

Comforting in all Respects

A warm comforting environment coupled with very personalized services is what you will receive at the Mill Basin Aesthetic Group.  But that’s not nearly all!

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Mill Basin Aesthetic Group Waiting Room

Dr. Kalovsky is a Maxillofacial Surgeon, making him able to literally dot every “line” and cross every T.   In order to be a surgeon of any kind, there is no room for mistakes; which, sets Dr. Kalovsky apart from the rest, as he is able to clearly identify what needs to be done, along with the why, where, and how.   Having observed other’s doing the very same procedures, it doesn’t come close Dr. Karlovsky’s perfectionist touch!  Also the good doctor is in no rush, he makes sure that you are getting exactly what you want, where you want it, never rushing the procedure so that you, the patient, is happy and looking beautifully refreshed!

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What is Restylane Silk?

Designed specifically for lips and the lines around them Restylane Silk has recently been approved for release in the United States! It’s the first and only FDA-approved product specifically designed for subtle lip enhancement and the smoothing of wrinkles and lines around the mouth in patients over 21 years of age.

How Does Restylane Silk Work?

Just like the other members of the Restylane family, Restylane Silk is a clear gel formulation of hyaluronic acid — a sugar that is naturally present in your skin.

WHAT MAKES RESTYLANE SILK DIFFERENT FROM OTHER RESTYLANE PRODUCTS?

Like other areas of the face, the lips and skin surrounding the mouth show signs of aging as an individual gets older. This often results in lip thinning, lost shape and an increase in vertical lines above the lip.  Restylane Silk is designed specifically to provide natural-looking results in these areas. That’s why it’s made of smaller, smoother particles than those used in otherRestylane products.

What Results Can I Expect From Restylane Silk?

In a clinical trial, 98% of participants reported a visible increase in fullness two weeks after treatment. Because of the gel’s small, smooth particles, as well as the ultrafine needle designed for precision, results should appear more subtle than with other forms of lip augmentation like implants. You should expect natural looking results, with refined volume and definition. In general, those who use Restylane Silk can expect their results last roughly six months.

Sources: http://www.restylaneusa.com/restylane/restylane-silk.aspx

http://www.realself.com/guide/restylane-silk-overview-everything-to-know

Schedule your appointment with Dr. Karlovsky and his staff today to get your Resylane Silk! 

 

What You Should Know About Wrinkle Fillers

Injectable wrinkle fillers can give you a more youthful look for a fraction of what a traditional facelift costs. Most will fill lines and wrinkles in less than 30 minutes with results that can last from 4 months to more than a year. Injectable wrinkle fillers, unlike Botox injections that relax the muscle under a wrinkle, fill the line, crease, or area with one of several different substances. As a result, trouble spots nearly disappear.wrinkle fillerWrinkle fillers can also be used as “volumizers,” plumping and lifting cheeks, jawlines, and temples; filling out thin lips, and plumping sagging hands.The treatment is fast and easy. But all wrinkle fillers have a downside, including the risk of allergic reaction and the formation of tiny bumps under the skin. In some cases, those bumps may be permanent. And sometimes, a bluish skin discoloration known as the Tyndall effect happens. The color change can last for several months, but there are treatments available. In very rare cases, skin cells may die if the wrinkle fillers are not used properly. There have also been a few reported cases of blindness and nerve paralysis. Typically, the wrinkle fillers that last longer are the ones more likely to cause side effects.Not every wrinkle-filler is right for every type of wrinkle. The least risks and best results come from using the right one correctly. That’s why you should only have fillers injected by a board-certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon with ongoing, special training.
Here is a breakdown of available wrinkle fillers. It includes their basic ingredients, how they work, their pros and cons, and the best areas for treatment. Your doctor can help you choose the right one for you.

Hyaluronic Acid Wrinkle Fillers

The most popular category of wrinkle fillers is hyaluronic acid. Each type works in a slightly different way with varying results.

Side effects are rare but can include redness, swelling, and bruising at the injection site. The filler may also show up under the skin as tiny bumps. This is a problem that often improves over time.

How long the results last varies from several months to over a year or two. Some research shows that repeated injections may help stimulate the body’s own natural production of collagen. That will help reduce the number of lines and wrinkles. There is also some evidence that less filler is needed over time to achieve the same look.

Hyaluronic wrinkle fillers include:

  • Belotero Balance
  • Captique
  • Elevess
  • HylaForm
  • Juvederm 24HV
  • Juvederm 30
  • Juvederm 30HV
  • Juvederm Ultra
  • Juvederm Ultra Plus
  • Juvederm Voluma XC
  • Perlane
  • Perlane-L
  • Prevelle Silk
  • Restylane
  • Restylane-L
  • Restylane Silk

http://www.webmd.com/beauty/facial-fillers/wrinkle-fillers-what-you-should-know