Aging is unavoidable and so many people want to do their best to prevent it. Part of this is knowing when to begin more aggressive treatments to help treat and prevent aging when your face and body start to show it most. Let’s answer one of the most commonly asked questions, “At what age does […]
Should I Lose Weight Before A Facelift?
Regardless of weight fluctuations, jowling and sagging can and does happen to everyone eventually. While weight changes can influence or worsen it, weight itself will not necessarily impact the need for a facelift. However, due to the impact weight changes can have on extra skin, patients sometimes ask, “Should I lose weight before a facelift?” […]
Does Facial Fat Transfer Work?
Fat transfer to the face, also known as a facial fat transfer, is a procedure that takes fat from one area of the body and moves it to fill in facial hollows. This is most commonly done to address hollowing due to aging, illness, or other factors. While fat transfer procedures are growing in popularity, […]
Can Sagging Jowls Be Fixed?
One of the signs of aging that most concerns patients is jowl sagging. This involves loose and extra skin collecting along the jawline and lower cheeks. Occasionally, small fat pockets may also accumulate in the area. This can age the face prematurely and cause patients distress. They often come in asking, “Can sagging jowls be […]
How Can I Tighten My Eyelids Without Surgery?
The traditional method for tightening the eyelids is blepharoplasty surgery. However, this is not always necessary depending on your concerns, age, and anatomy. Dr. Santos can determine if a blepharoplasty–or eyelid lift–is the best option, or if you would better benefit from a non-surgical eyelid tightening procedure. So, how can I tighten my eyelids without […]
Does Facelift Without Surgery Work?
Facelift surgery is one of the most effective ways to address aging, jowling, and saggy, wrinkled skin. However, is surgery always necessary to see a great result that makes you look years younger? Currently, there are many non-surgical facelift options available such as liquid facelifts, thread lifts, and more. Does facelift without surgery work? The […]
Laser Resurfacing Seattle: How Long Does CO2 Laser Resurfacing Take To Heal?
CO2 laser resurfacing is a surgery that involves using a laser to remove layers of skin. This improves the overall quality of the skin and promotes powerful healing that can address the look of fine lines and wrinkles, acne scars, and pigmentation issues. Patients may commonly undergo non-surgical laser treatments that can maintain the skin […]
Facelift Seattle: Is A Facelift Dangerous?
It is understandable that patients may feel nervous before undergoing a facelift. When researching or discussing the risks, patients may wonder, “Is a facelift dangerous?” Since a facelift is an elective surgery, patients often become more nervous about the possible risks of a facelift. Dr. David Santos can discuss these risks with you and the […]
Neck Lift Seattle: What Is Platysmaplasty?
The neck and face take the brunt of aging. From sagging skin, wrinkles, and uneven fat deposits, the neck can carry many cosmetic concerns. Patients looking to correct neck banding and sagging often become confused at the term “platysmaplasty”. Is that the technical term for a neck lift? Is it something else? What is platysmaplasty? […]
BOTOX Or A Brow Lift: Which One Will Benefit You Best?
Patients, in most circumstances, will choose a non-surgical procedure over a surgical one. For the brow and forehead area, BOTOX injections are one of the leading treatments for wrinkles in this area. However, for some patients BOTOX will not provide the results they want to see and a brow lift may be necessary to fully […]