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It’s Wintertime – Be Kind to Your Skin

Winter can be one of the best times of the year — just not for your skin. In response to the colder weather, you might turn your heater on full blast and take longer, hotter showers. Unfortunately, these winter survival tactics can dry your skin. At the dawn of 2022, the last thing that should be on your to-do list is worrying about the chapped, uncomfortable skin that comes from the cold winter elements — even in sunny California.

While a healthy skin care regimen can go a long way toward ensuring a glowing, healthy complexion, sometimes even the most expensive skin care products cannot reach the damage at the deepest layers of your skin. At Tim Sayed MD Plastic Surgery, double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Tim Sayed offers an array of options to help protect your skin all winter long and resurface, smooth, and brighten your complexion. Here are a few of our favorites.

HydraFacial

The HydraFacial is a revolutionary three-in-one skin care treatment that provides patients with healthy, hydrated, and glowing skin. The HydraFacial uses a patented Vortex-Fusion delivery system that simultaneously cleanses, exfoliates, extracts, and protects the skin. During this luxurious 30-minute procedure, your provider will pass a handheld wand across your face. Attached to the wand’s tip is a HydraPeel tip technology that delivers Vortex-Fusion treatment to remove impurities and unclog pores while simultaneously applying a nourishing serum. With this all-in-one treatment, you’ll notice a dramatic improvement to your skin’s overall texture, tone, and appearance.

CryoPen

The CryoPen is a handheld device that uses pulsed controlled cold created by nitrous oxide that safely and effectively removes all undesirable skin imperfections. This device is excellent for treating skin concerns, including freckles, sunspots, age and liver spots, warts, and skin tags, while leaving the surrounding skin undamaged. CryoPen works by hyper-freezing areas of the skin with pinpoint precision. The nitrous oxide destroys the unwanted skin cells by freezing the fluids inside the cells. Once frozen, the fluid crystallizes, thus rupturing the cell membrane and destroying the cell.

SkinPen Microneedling

SkinPen microneedling is a clinically proven microneedling device that can improve neckline wrinkles, acne scars, discoloration, and textural issues. Done in three sessions, it can help improve skin health and appearance so you can enjoy the confidence boost with soft, even, glowing skin. Our advanced microneedling tool creates thousands of tiny wounds. These act as channels that stimulate the body’s natural healing process while keeping damage to a minimum.

Ready to Enjoy Healthy, Glowing Skin This Winter?

Dr. Tim Sayed is proud to offer plastic surgery to his patients all over Southern California, including San Diego, Newport Beach, Orange County, and Los Angeles. With a heart for ethical care and impeccable surgical skills, talent, and compassion, we work hard to uphold our motto of aesthetics done right. For more information on skin care products, call our office at (858) 247-2933 or contact our office here.

 

What are Some Non-Invasive Options for Facial Rejuvenation?

Restoring a youthful appearance is the goal of many patients who visit Dr. Tim Sayed in Newport Beach. In the past, surgery has been the most effective course of action to reduce the signs of aging and rejuvenate the face. While surgery such as facelift and browlifts certainly provide outstanding facial rejuvenation results, some patients would prefer a non-invasive, non-surgical approach. 

Fortunately, there are many ways to bring back a youthful appearance that don’t involve surgery.

In this article, we explore some of the options available for non-invasive facial rejuvenation. You’ll learn about the benefits and pros and cons of many different treatments, including Botox® injections, dermal fillers, the liquid facelift, the hydrafacial, and two newly available procedures at Dr. Sayeds Newport Beach Plastic Surgery Clinic, the Cynosure Potenza RF Microneedling Device, and the ICON 1540HNM laser.

Botox® Injections

Botox® – or botulinum toxin – is a purified nerve toxin that’s used to treat muscle spasms and other conditions. When injected into the skin, it temporarily paralyzes muscles, making them less active. It’s also used for cosmetic purposes to reduce wrinkles and crow’s feet, giving the face a youthful glow. Dr. Sayed uses it in various forms to help people with their facial rejuvenation. Botox® is a great way to reduce wrinkles and puffiness in the face without surgery temporarily.

Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers are substances that can be injected into the skin to smooth out wrinkles and fine lines, giving the face a more youthful look. The most common type of filler is made from hyaluronic acid, which naturally occurs in the human body. This substance is injected into wrinkles around the eyes and mouth to plump them up – or to reduce them. By using dermal fillers, you can make your face more youthful-looking without surgery.

Liquid Facelift

Liquid facelifts are the non-surgical alternative to a surgical facelift. They’re very similar in the way they work – but require less downtime. A liquid facelift involves injecting a tailored mix of Botox® and dermal fillers into the skin around the mouth, throat, neck and lower face. This solution acts on skin tissue just like a dermal filler. It plumps up wrinkled areas and gives the rest of the face more volume.

Hydrafacial

A Hydrafacial is a non-invasive facial treatment that uses a device to exfoliate, stimulate circulation and do facial massage for the purpose of better skin health. The procedure removes old skin cells while firming up the new underlying cells, giving the face a much-rejuvenated appearance without needing surgery.

Cynosure Potenza RF Microneedling Device

This device from Cynosure is the new standard in RF microneedling with revolutionizing enhanced topical penetration. With four different RF modes, monopolar, bipolar, 1 & 2 MHz, this system can treat all skin types in all different seasons on any part of the body. This novel technology can smooth and tighten the skin in highly precise areas, improve localized skin blemishes, and can also be used to firm up larger areas of skin.

ICON 1540HNM Laser

Icon’s well established and highly regarded fractional laser skin resurfacing treatment fixes numerous skin conditions with minimal downtime. Delivering light energy through the skin cells, the ICON 1540 fractional laser stimulates skin coagulation in columns, surrounded by healthy skin, enabling the body’s natural collagen production process and creating new, younger, healthier skin around the treatment area.

The industry-leading procedure can treat acne scarring, surgical or traumatic scars, and can resurface skin that has impaired texture, tone, or other blemishes caused by sun exposure or the aging process. Stretch marks from pregnancy, growth spurts, and significant changes in body weight can also be treated with the ICON 1540HNM laser.  

Non-Invasive Facial Rejuvenation in Newport Beach, CA

Feeling and looking rejuvenated gives patients a new breath of confidence in their day to day lives. With these non-invasive procedures, patients can look and feel younger without needing downtime, and for very affordable prices. Reach out to Dr. Tim Sayed in Newport Beach or La Jolla, CA on (858) 247-2933 or via this online form to arrange a quick virtual consultation to discover how we can help you look and feel your best.

How to Get the Best Results from Your Facelift

The face is one of the first parts of the body to show signs of aging. As such, reducing signs of aging on the face, such as fine lines, wrinkles, and textured skin is highly desirable.

This is why the facelift is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures in the U.S. With over 120,000 facelifts performed each year, the procedure regularly helps patients shave years off their appearance.

But how can you get the most out of your facelift? Here, Dr. Tim Sayed gives you 5 of the best ways you can maximize your results from your facelift.

1. Be Fully Informed About the Procedure, and Be Transparent with Your Provider

Patients who get the most satisfying results from a facelift manage their expectations by understanding what the procedure involves, setting realistic goals for the results, and selecting a surgeon who is well experienced in facelifts.

The best way to do this is during your consultation with plastic surgeons, by asking them these questions:

  1. How long have you been practicing plastic surgery?
  2. How often have you performed facelifts?
  3. Can you show me some before and after results of your past patients?
  4. Where and how will you do my facelift treatment?
  5. What are the risks and complications associated with a facelift?

Dr. Sayed answers many of these questions in his facelift procedure page here. However, getting the answer directly from your surgeon in person will help you select the right surgeon for yourself.

2. Prepare for Your Surgery Well in Advance

Prior preparation prevents poor performance.

Nothing could be truer than when considering surgery of any kind. Alcohol, smoking, and unnecessary supplements all suppress your body’s natural healing mechanisms. By cutting these out 2-4 weeks leading up to your facelift, you’ll speed up the recovery process and get the results you want sooner.

Also, prepare your home for recovery. Pre-make some meals, prepare some reading material, make a list of those series you’ve wanted to watch. The more prepared you are for your recovery, the more enjoyable it will be.

3. Attend Your Follow-Up Appointments, and Listen to Your Surgeon!

This might sound basic, but it can be amazing how many patients fail to heed the advice and guidance of their primary surgeon during recovery and healing from their facelift. Doing so can reduce the procedure’s effectiveness, but listening to the advice and care tips provided will optimize results, minimize scarring, and prolong the youthful appearance created by a facelift.

4. Promise Yourself to Take Care in the Long-Term

All else aside, the best way patients can optimize and maximize their facelift results is by committing to a long-term, dedicated skin care routine. This means:

  • Refraining from smoking
  • Using sunblock regularly
  • Using moisturizer and exfoliating 1-2 times per week
  • Consider non-invasive skin treatments such as Hydrafacial or CryoPen treatment to maintain and even enhance results

Taking a comprehensive approach to your health and appearance is really the best and most natural way to prolong the results of any cosmetic treatment.

Facelift in Newport Beach or La Jolla, CA

Reducing facial lines and wrinkles brings a youthful vibrance to patients after a facelift.

Getting the most out of your facelift means selecting the right surgeon, listening to their guidance, and committing to a long-term skin care routine. Reach out to Dr. Tim Sayed in Newport Beach or La Jolla, CA at (858) 247-2933 or via this online form to arrange a quick virtual consultation to discover how we can help you look and feel your best.

Easy Skincare Routine for Busy Moms

As any mom knows, being a mom is one of the most challenging roles on earth. 

As a mom, you keep your household in order, keep the kids in line, and with work as well, it can be hard to find time for yourself. 

At Tim Sayed MD Plastic Surgery in La Jolla and Newport Beach, CA, we want to help you look your best without taking time away from your family. That’s why we’ve put together this easy skincare routine for busy moms.

A Comprehensive Skincare Routine

The goal of any skincare routine is to keep your skin healthy while looking its best. To do this, we need to protect the skin, keep it clean, remove old skin, and keep the skin hydrated. 

These four elements – cleaning, exfoliating, hydrating, and protecting, form the basis of a quick and easy skincare routine that you can complete within 10 minutes every day.

Clean

To help protect the skin and also as part of thermoregulation and sweating, our skin secretes oils.

These natural oils are essential to skin health, but they can also build up, collect dust, and clog pores (particularly during sleep and physical activity during the day). With this in mind, a healthy skincare routine involves cleaning your skin when you wake up and before going to bed.

Your morning and evening shower offers the ideal time to cleanse your skin, as it can become habitual along with brushing your teeth. 

Exfoliate

Our skin cells are constantly growing and dying, but frequently we need to help our skin shed the dead outer layer of cells to reveal the healthy, young, fresh skin cells lying underneath.

Exfoliating your skin with a gently exfoliating scrub and sponge is ideal for keeping your skin looking young and vibrant.

Hydrate

Keeping skin well hydrated is essential to looking your best. Hydrating the skin helps lock in moisture and prolong the elasticity and structural integrity of youthful skin.

Ideally, moisturize morning and night, straight after cleansing and exfoliating your skin. Again, moisturizing only needs to take 1-2 minutes.

Protect

One of the, if not the most important, aspects of a quick skincare routine is protecting your skin. If you adequately protect your skin, you won’t need to pay much attention to it later!

Sun damage is the main culprit for skin blemishes and even more sinister ailments such as skin cancers and melanomas. By simply applying sunscreen before you plan to go outside, you can add years of life to your skin by preventing sunburn. Focus on your face, neck, upper chest, arms and hands, as these are the areas that get the most exposure to the sun.  

Skincare in Newport Beach, CA

To summarize, a busy moms skincare routine needs to include:

  • Cleanse and hydrate morning and night
  • Remove dead skin cells by exfoliating twice a week
  • Apply sunscreen before going outside

Follow these three simple rules, and in as little as ten minutes a day, you’ve got a skincare routine that fits into any schedule and will prolong the health of your skin for as long as possible.

Reach out to Dr. Tim Sayed in Newport Beach or La Jolla, CA, at 858 247 2933 or via this online form to arrange a quick virtual consultation to discover how we can help you look and feel your best.

Refresh Your Spring Skin Care Routine With These Tips

As the chilly winter months slowly begin to warm into spring, you might find you need to change more than your wardrobe.

When the ambient temperatures, humidity, and sun intensity all change, you need to adapt your skin care routine to make sure you’re giving your skin the love it needs to be healthy, glowing, and protected.

In this post, Dr. Tim Sayed will offer expert advice on the essential skin care updates you can make this spring, along with a few cosmetic procedures that can get you ready for a new season.

Exfoliate

With dry air and less sunlight, winter can easily lead to dry and flaky skin.

It should come as no surprise, then, that it’s a good idea to shed your “winter coat” before you start to show more skin this spring and summer. The best way to get rid of your winter skin and reveal your fresh underlying skin cells is through exfoliation.

Exfoliating your skin helps the remaining tissue better absorb nutrients and other skin care products. While you can exfoliate at home, you might also wish to consider a powerful procedure like the HydraFacial for a radiant complexion.

Double Down on the SPF

As the temperatures rise and the sunshine becomes more enticing, it’s only natural for you to spend more time out under the sun.

While this gives your body essential vitamin D and is an utter joy, you need to protect your skin as you play outside.

The best way to do this is with SPF 30+ sunscreen lotions and wearing protective clothing whenever practical. Failing to take proper sun care precautions can lead to sunburn, uneven skin tone, sun blemishes, and in worst-case scenarios, skin cancers. 

Look after your skin in the sun.

Eliminate Already Sun-Damaged Skin

If you already have some sunspots, skin blemishes, or freckles that you’re unhappy with, consider a non-invasive procedure such as laser skin resurfacing. By removing your skin’s outer layer, laser skin resurfacing removes flaws and provides you with a smooth, youthful skin canvas to start the spring season with.

Hydrate

Moisturizing your skin in the spring, particularly before going to bed, is a great way to keep skin smoother and looking youthful for longer. It helps keep skin firm and prevents signs of fatigue while also encouraging restoration from sun exposure and minimizing any damage done by unfortunate over-exposure to the sun.

Get Outside and Exercise!

While a more general piece of health advice, regular exercise is ideal for skin health in that it encourages blood flow and circulation to the skin, while sweating helps flush your facial pores of dirt and oil.

If you have any particular skin concerns, or want to get more personalized advice on properly caring for your skin this spring, reach out to Dr. Tim Sayed in Newport Beach or La Jolla, CA. Please call us at 858-247-2933 or via our online form to arrange a quick virtual consultation and discover how we can help you look and feel your best.