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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.

 

The Miracle of Microneedling

Improving your skin’s appearance, texture, or quality doesn’t always have to include procedures that involve excessive downtime or a lengthy recovery period. In the past, surgeries and other aggressive treatments were the only options for improving skin issues like acne scars, discoloration, or early signs of aging. Now, SkinPen microneedling can enhance your facial complexion, reduce the appearance of acne scars, soften wrinkles, and improve skin tone — all without surgical intervention.

How SkinPen Microneedling Transforms the Skin

SkinPen is a microneedling device that has been clinically proven to improve neckline wrinkles, acne marks, dull skin tone and texture, and skin’s overall appearance for patients in their 20s and older. SkinPen microneedling treatments involve three sessions spaced 30 days apart, and involve an advanced tool that creates thousands of microscopic wounds on the skin’s surface.

These tiny injuries act as channels that stimulate the body’s natural healing response while keeping cellular damage to a minimum. They also allow your skin care products to penetrate more fully and provide comprehensive benefits. Microneedling can repair and rejuvenate your skin from the inside out.

Why We Love SkinPen Microneedling

SkinPen microneedling has become our patients’ favorite option for facial rejuvenation due to benefits like these.

  • No downtime: SkinPen microneedling is a minimally invasive procedure. Patients heal quickly and can immediately resume activities like work and household chores. This treatment is ideal for people who don’t have time to miss work for a surgical recovery period.
  • Versatility: Microneedling can simultaneously address many skin concerns, including wrinkles, skin tone irregularities, acne scars, sunspots, skin laxity, stretch marks, and scarring.
  • Long-lasting results: By boosting collagen production, this treatment produces results that last for a long time, often months and even years after your treatment.
  • Pairs well with other treatments: Microneedling can complement other non-surgical procedures like Botox® and dermal fillers for even more comprehensive results.

What to Expect During and After SkinPen Microneedling

We perform minimally invasive microneedling at our beautiful Newport Beach medical spa. Before your procedure, you’ll meet with an experienced member of our team to talk about your skin care concerns and goals and ensure this treatment is the right choice for you. We’re happy to answer any questions you have.

After thoroughly cleansing your skin to remove dirt, oil, makeup, and bacteria, your provider will apply a topical numbing cream to ensure you have a comfortable experience. Once this product has taken effect, your provider will carefully move the microneedling device across the treatment area, allowing small needles to precisely pierce your skin in the desired areas. To conclude your microneedling session, we will wash your skin again, then apply a topical medication or serum to help speed the healing process.

Each SkinPen microneedling session typically takes around 30 minutes to complete, with minimal need for aftercare. We recommend following your usual skin care regimen, limit sun exposure, and use sunscreen while healing. You are free to resume work and other activities immediately.

Achieve the Best Skin of Your Life With SkinPen Microneedling in Newport Beach, CA

To learn more about Dr. Tim Sayed and his team of highly trained skin care experts, don’t hesitate to call (858) 247-2933 or contact us online to schedule your personalized consultation and find out if SkinPen microneedling is right for you!

5 Facial Areas Fillers Can Improve

While aging is inevitable, medical science has come to the rescue, so we don’t have to live with the effects of getting older. Whether your concerns include stubborn wrinkles, lines around the eyes, or lost volume in the cheeks, dermal fillers can help you.

At Tim Sayed MD Plastic Surgery, Dr. Sayed uses hyaluronic acid-based dermal fillers to treat his patients in Newport Beach and La Jolla, CA. Hyaluronic acid is a compound found naturally inside the human body and is responsible for hydrating, plumping, and strengthening the skin’s barrier. Its ability to retain moisture makes it the perfect volumizer.

Customizable injectables can smooth wrinkles, add contour, and even fill in scars from past acne, all with zero downtime and immediate results. Where can you benefit from filler injections? Here’s a list of five common areas where Dr. Sayed can help you with fillers.

1. Lips

Thanks to our favorite actors and models, volumizing the lips is probably one of today’s best-known uses for dermal fillers today. Dr. Sayed can customize lip fillers to subtly or dramatically enhance your lips’ natural shape and contour, or to even out texture by filling in lines and creating symmetry.

2. The Cheeks

The cheeks are an area that tends to experience volume loss with age, especially for active people who participate in challenging, high-impact exercises. When expertly injected, dermal fillers can restore volume and the cheeks’ youthful appearance.

3. Wrinkles Around Your Mouth

Mom was right all along – if you keep making that face, it’ll eventually stay that way. You may have deeply etched smile and frown lines that remain visible even when your face is at rest. Injectable fillers minimize wrinkles like parentheses lines and marionette lines with hyaluronic acid for a smooth, glowing, youthful appearance.

4. Undereye Troughs

Whether from aging or genetics, the area underneath the eyes can become increasingly hollow and dark. The skin around your eyes is thin and delicate, making it even more susceptible to lost volume and discoloration. Dr. Sayed uses the smallest needle possible to allow precise filler injections. You will look more awake and rejuvenated than ever before.

5. Acne Scars

Dermal fillers are also incredibly popular for filling in scarring on the face, particularly acne scars. Acne not only causes breakouts that leave your skin red, inflamed, and sensitive, but the evidence of acne can stick around even long after the blemishes are gone. Dr. Sayed can use dermal fillers to carefully fill in deep crevices, pits, and marks left behind by acne. Your makeup will look better, or you can even go completely makeup free with confidence.

Schedule Your Dermal Filler Consultation in San Diego, CA

Take control of your aging process. With dermal fillers, anyone can volumize their face, enhance their natural beauty, and regain their self-confidence without any major procedures. To learn more about the benefits of dermal fillers, call Tim Sayed MD Plastic Surgery at (858) 247-2933 or contact us through our website to schedule your consultation.

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.

One of the Best Anti-Aging Secrets

People from every culture, all over the world, want to age gracefully and with dignity. And aging manifests in different ways according to different cultures, with some following healthier lifestyles than others.

Doctors are approaching aging from a new perspective – that is that it is a disease that can be cured. That’s right – aging is nothing more than the processes taking place in our bodies every day, resulting in it breaking down and becoming less efficient and effective.

In this article, Dr. Tim Sayed reviews what aging actually is, what causes it, and talks about a truly effective anti-aging secret that you can start today.

What Causes Aging?  

Aging is caused by the cells in our body becoming less effective at performing their tasks. For example:

  • Our skin loses its youthful elasticity over time because it becomes less efficient at producing structural proteins such as collagen.
  • Bones become more brittle because the body loses its capacity to assimilate calcium.
  • Cognitive abilities can break down because the neural pathways in the brain lose their ability to relay information.

But what causes this?

Doctors now understand that each time our cells replicate, minuscule fragments of our DNA coding can be coded incorrectly. Tiny mistakes are made during cell replication and genesis, which compound to create more significant problems within our DNA over time. As these cells perform their functions, they become less efficient, leading to the breakdown of our physical and mental health and, thus, the onset of aging. 

How To Slow Aging?

Interestingly, the body does have mechanisms for correcting these minor problems in DNA transcription and replication. When the human body is in a fasted state and cells are not in digesting mode, our cells switch from energy creation to repair.

During this state of repair, DNA is reexamined and changed in our body, which reduces the number of errors. Over time, with repeated exposure to this fasted state of DNA repair, the aging process slows because there are fewer errors in our DNA compounding.

Intermittent Fasting and Caloric Restriction for Outstanding Health and Anti-Aging Results

As such, one of the best anti-aging solutions is a lifestyle where one embraces a concept popular with healthy living advocates known as “intermittent fasting.” In its most basic form, this approach follows a daily routine where a person fasts long enough for the body to enter a fasted state – usually 14-16 hours.

By not eating for at least 16 hours every day, we allow our body to correct our DNA, which significantly slows the breakdown of our cellular function and can have powerful benefits for your body and brain.

Following an intermittent fasting way of life means that you would need to consume your caloric requirements within 8 hours or even less. The longer and more frequently you stay in a fasted state while getting your caloric requirements, the more benefits you can expect. Here is a small sample:

  • Improved function of hormones, cells, and genes.
  • Stimulates cellular repair processes.
  • Improves metabolic features important for brain health.
  • May extend your lifespan, helping you live longer.

Many people follow a healthy lifestyle while on their intermittent-fasting journey. Each patient may experience aging differently and enjoy the positive results provided by dermal fillers or a facelift

Anti-Aging in Newport Beach, CA

Slowing the aging process is an achievable goal when one has the right approach and mindset. Reach out to Dr. Tim Sayed in Newport Beach or La Jolla, CA on 18582472933 or via this online form to arrange a quick virtual consultation to discover how we can help you look and feel your best.