There are certain times of the year where we just seem to see everyone we used to know. These times almost always correlate to wedding season and party season. Well, wedding season is winding down, but it seems that party season is already upon us. And it won’t let up until New Year’s Day wakes us up in yet another amazing year.
Though you may be tempted to hibernate on your couch and recover from another amazing summer, Halloween is just around the corner. Are you ready? Even if you don’t have much time before your party, we’ve got you covered. Keep reading for some of our favorite treatments to help you get ready with little or no downtime.
Fillers are truly amazing options when you don’t have a lot of time, but are looking for natural, gorgeous results. Whether you want a little stronger chin, fuller lips, or just the cheekbones of your youth, we can help in just one short appointment!
Dermal fillers are injected into the desired area, and can be used to help restore volume to many parts of the face. Fillers can even be used to help hide wrinkles!
Maybe you are looking to add a boost of radiance to your visage before a party. A chemical peel about a week or two before a party can truly help you have the best glow-up of all. Scrub away fine lines, hyperpigmentation, and other texture issues so you can feel your best when you’re reconnecting with all those pals of the past.
For those of us who have a few deeper-set wrinkles, nothing beats Botox. This powerful injectable is quick, effective, and gives amazing results. Erase wrinkles and restore a youthful, smoother appearance to your face. Just remember that the best results will take about a week to show, so think ahead and time your Botox just right before party season kicks off.
Are you ready for a quick treatment to boost your appearance before the party season kicks off? Call us today at (973) 324-9455 to schedule a consultation.
Even though back-to-school shopping started about a month ago, it’s now that the reality starts setting in. Swimming pools are closing and everyone is getting into work mode. Your skin is no different! When the dry fall air comes blowing in, our skin has to start working harder. You’ve probably noticed how your skin looks more flakey and red during winter, and you probably don’t love it either.
That’s why we’re here to help you banish the fall skin blues. Keep reading to learn about the three main things we do in the fall to maintain our beautiful, happy summer skin.
It’s not that our skin stops working, but summer is generally a happier time for our skin. There is usually more moisture in the air, which our skin loves. The drier fall months mean more dry, more flakey skin. Nobody wants to wake up with that!
Keep your skin happy by incorporating an extra scrub or exfoliating treatment into your routine, maybe just once or twice a week if you’re just getting started. These treatments will help your skin turn over, and help your oil production stay at a stable rate. Plus, exfoliating helps remove dead skin cells that prevent your moisturizer from penetrating down into your skin. Which brings us to…
Moisturizing is important to help your skin stay healthy and happy. When you’re younger, your skin is better at maintaining moisture levels, but as we get older our skin tends to get red and flakey in fall and winter. Adding some moisture back helps our skin cope with the new climate we suddenly find ourselves in. Swapping out your lightweight moisturizer for something more rich might be all you need.
We love fall because that’s when we really start treating ourselves. This is the best time of year for chemical peels to scrub away hyperpigmentation, fine lines, sun spots, and other signs of premature aging. We’re in the sun less, so there’s less chance of UV damage (which is especially important immediately after a chemical peel). Get your skin ready for party season–which will be here before you know it–and opt for a chemical peel today.
Please click here to view before and after images of chemical peels. For more information, about chemical peels contact Dr. Lalla today at 973-324-9455.
We have to admit that we get a little excited when we see what’s new and trendy in the beauty world. But, that doesn’t mean that we recommend every treatment for every patient. Not every person will look good with the big, bold Instagram brows that are having a moment (though some people look amazing with them). Trends come and go, but we think it’s important to know which trends will work for you and which ones you should let pass you by.
When it comes to plastic surgery, trends can sometimes refer to new technologies, treatments, or even a new way of utilizing an older method. That’s what we’re looking at today: plastic surgery trends that affect our clients so we can be ready when you come looking for the best new treatments. Keep reading for some interesting highlights.
Boost of Beauty
More and more patients are opting for fillers, and we can’t say we’re surprised. Dermal fillers are getting better and more natural-looking, while many physicians are getting better at applying them in natural ways. We’re especially excited in the advancements of fillers, because the more options we have the better results we can give you! If you’re looking for a stronger chin or sharper cheekbones, a firmer filler will work best. Interested in a juicier pout? Softer fillers will help those lips look naturally luscious.
Fillers are also a great option for patients who aren’t sure they want something permanent yet. You can test drive that juicy pout and see if you like it before you fully commit.
We’ll keep saying it: Botox is amazing at preventing wrinkles. This use of Botox is becoming more and more commonplace, helping younger patients avoid the frustration of removing wrinkles by preventing them! Patients in their twenties are banishing crow’s feet and frown lines before they set up shop.
These young patients are also utilizing laser treatments to boost collagen production before it even starts to wane, keeping them looking youthful for a bit longer.
Are you interested in learning more about fillers or preventative treatments? Please click here to view before and after images of Botox treatments. For more information about Botox contact Dr. Lalla today at 973-324-9455.
We all know how the sun can prematurely age us, so we use sunscreen to protect our faces from UV rays every day. And when we notice age spots or wrinkles, we know what treatments will help us get that youthful look back. When it comes to our hands, we are far less concerned. But why? Our hands are almost constantly working, and they see the sun as much (if not more) than our faces. They truly can take a beating. Thankfully, there are ways we can help turn back the hands of time–on our own hands.
If you’re unhappy with the state of your hands, keep reading.
Fillers for the hands
Yes, you can use dermal fillers on the hands. This safe, effective treatment has been used on our faces for years, so it makes sense to put them to work on other parts of our bodies that need a little more volume.
Hand rejuvenation using autologous fat, collagen, hyaluronic acid, calcium hydroxylapatite or poly-L-lactic acid might all be considered by your physician, depending on the specific results you’re looking for.
How long will results last?
Many fillers can be administered in a short appointment, even as short as thirty minutes. Imagine leaving work for lunch and coming back with more youthful hands. There’s almost no downtime associated with fillers, so you can keep using your hands that same day. There may be some minimal massage required on your part for the first few days after your treatment, to smooth out the fillers and make sure they are settling in correctly. Your physician will advise you on the best methods to keep your results as long as possible. Keep in mind that hands move a lot, so results may not last as long as fillers administered in more stationary parts of the body.
Dermal fillers might be just the thing to help return a more youthful look to your hands. Please click here to view before and after images of dermal filler procedures. For more information about fat injection, Restylane, or Juvederm contact Dr. Lalla today at 973-324-9455.
It’s summertime and we’re feeling fine. We’re ready to get outside and show some skin after that long, cold winter. But some of us aren’t so lucky. In fact, some people don’t love summer because it means continuing to bundle up even though the weather outside is hot and humid! Why so self-conscious? One word: bacne. That stubborn acne that refuses to move from your back no matter what you do. Keep reading for some tips to finally rid yourself of the dreaded bacne–and the layers you’re hiding under.
If you’re not exfoliating, you’re not helping your skin release the toxins and dirt that get trapped in its pores. But don’t do too much or you might make it worse. Invest in a soft scrubbing loofah or wash mitt to gently exfoliate the skin on your back once or twice a week.
Off my back.
So many factors influence bacne, so keeping them all away might be a little challenging. Get into the habit of putting long hair up whenever possible, so oils and hair product doesn’t slid onto the skin and sink into pores.
Switch up the suds.
You might be reacting to something in your shampoo. As you rinse out shampoo in the shower, where does it seem to go? Right down your back before it slips down the drain. Switch up your shampoo to something more gentle, or even try a dandruff shampoo (that contains antibacterial properties).
See a pro.
If you’ve tried these before, or experience other forms of acne and know that your bacne just isn’t going to budge from these fixes, it’s probably time to call in the big guns. Come see us and we can talk to you about what we would recommend to get your self-esteem up and your back out for the world to see. A chemical peel might be a great fit to help your skin turn over and reveal a healthier, cleaner back underneath!
Please click here to view before and after images of chemical peel procedures. For more information, about chemical peels contact Dr. Lalla today at 973-324-9455.
Summer is almost here, and you are already looking forward to June weddings, wearing your favorite warm weather outfits and spending more time outdoors. This summer promises to be full of fun, friendships and adventure, so why let a few problem areas on your body rain on your parade. CoolSculpting® is an innovative, non-surgical procedure that reduces fat. That’s right. You can tone and tighten your body without surgery. Here are some ways to get the most out of your CoolSculpting® procedures.
Smaller is Better
The technology and simplicity of CoolSculpting® may have you making a laundry list of areas on your body that need a little fat reduction help but starting small is a better approach. You will still need to follow a healthy lifestyle of eating right and exercising. CoolSculpting® should complement these habits rather than replace them. The combination of staying active and using CoolSculpting® for smaller areas produces the best results.
Modify Your Exercise Routine
One of the most common reasons that men and women have problem areas on their bodies is that they follow the same exercise routine for years. Changing up your routine breathes new life into the experience and gives new muscles a chance to develop. You can work with a personal trainer to find out which exercises should be added to target your problem areas.
Variety in Your Diet
Fat retention and poor muscle mass are linked to nutritional deficiencies in your body. Take a look at the foods that you eat and make sure that you are getting a variety of nutrients. Speak with a registered dietician to learn about better meal planning that fits your busy schedule and lifestyle.
Work with an Experienced Plastic Surgeon
When you are considering CoolSculpting® treatments, choose an experienced board-certified plastic surgeon for the procedures. A plastic surgeon offers an in-depth and comprehensive viewpoint about ways to remedy your most troubling aesthetic concerns.
Schedule a Consultation with Dr. Sanjay Lalla to Learn More About CoolSculpting®.
Please click here to view before and after images of the CoolSculpting® procedure. For more information about CoolSculpting®, contact Dr. Lalla at (973) 324-9455.
Whether you are a man or a woman, chances are that you want to an attractive derrière. You probably spend a great deal of time and effort on toning and tightening your backside with the hopes of achieving the perfect contours and shape. Unfortunately, nature does not always play along with our personal goals, but that does not mean that you have to settle for a flat, undefined posterior. Silicone buttock implants give you the shape that you want while maintaining a firm and natural feel.
How Buttock Implants Work
Silicone is a gel-like material that has been used for breast implants and other cosmetic applications for many years. The thickness of the liquid allows it to mimic other tissues in the body. Buttock implants work by adding volume to your butt to give it a more contoured appearance. You can choose from a variety of styles and shapes to achieve the look that you are trying to get at the gym.
Buttock Iplants vs. Brazilian Butt Lift
A Brazilian butt lift is a technique that uses harvested fat from your body to sculpt and shape the buttocks. Not everyone is a good candidate for fat grafting, though. The buttocks may be too underdefined or you may not have enough donor fat for the procedure. Buttock implants are appropriate for almost any butt shape and degree of enhancement.
Skin Quality Matters
If you have sagging skin on your buttocks, you may not be the best candidate for buttock implants. While the surgery does add fullness, the change may not be enough to tighten the skin. A thigh lift may be needed in conjunction with your buttock implants to remove the excess skin. Lipotherme™, laser liposuction and liposuction can be added to remove any pockets of stubborn fat.
Schedule a Consultation with Dr. Sanjay Lalla to Learn More About Buttock Implants
Please click here to view before and after images of the buttock implants procedure. For more information about buttock implants, contact Dr. Lalla today at (973) 324-9455.
Everyone agrees that losing weight is great for your health, well-being, and quality of life. Losing a significant amount of weight is more than just an achievement; it is a reason to celebrate. Unfortunately, many men and women who successfully shed a massive amount of weight realize that there is a downside to their efforts. If your body does not look the way that you hoped after shedding the pounds, you may be a good candidate for body contouring after massive weight loss.
How Extra Weight Changes Your Body
Many people are well aware of the medical complications that are caused by extra weight, such as poor cardiovascular function, the risk of diabetes, arthritis and other concerns. Carrying a large amount of weight also affects the aesthetics of your body, even after you lose the pounds.
People who are significantly overweight tend to have more stubborn fat that cannot be eliminated with diet and exercise.
Carrying weight on your frame causes the skin to stretch and lose elasticity.
These two factors translate into physiques that may have lumps, bulges and sagging skin. Sagging skin poses additional medical concerns in some cases, as skin folds are perfect environments for bacterial infections. Addressing the cosmetic issues that may result from losing a significant amount of weight helps you feel more confident about your body.
Body Contouring After Massive Weight Loss
By combining non-surgical and surgical procedures, we help you tone your arms, abdomen, thighs, neck and jowls, buttocks and other problem areas. Because downtime is a primary concern for many weight loss patients, we may recommend combining procedures. Not everyone is a good candidate for body contouring after massive weight loss, though. You should be in good overall health and maintain an ideal weight for at least 12 months.
Are You Ready to Contour Your Body After Weight Loss? Contact Dr. Sanjay Lalla.
Body contouring is the final step in your weight loss journey. To learn more about body contouring after massive weight loss that may include an arm lift, liposuction, CoolSculpting® and some of our other services, contact Dr. Sanjay Lalla to schedule a personal consultation. You can call our office in West Orange and Jersey City directly at (973) 324-9455.
Botox has been used for years to treat facial creases and wrinkles. It stands as one of the most popular non surgical cosmetic treatments. If you are interested in getting Botox injections, here is what you need to know.
How Botox works
Botox works by blocking the signals between nerves and muscles. This effectively makes it so the muscles cannot contract, resulting in a more refined and smooth appearance. Botox is commonly used to treat forehead lines, crow’s feet, frown lines, lip lines, chin lines, and corners of the mouth and neck. It is important to note that Botox cannot treat wrinkles created by gravity.
What happens during a Botox procedure?
Botox injections are quick and can be done during your lunch break. Your procedure does not require anesthesia or any down time. Botox is injected with a fine needle into pre specified muscles. After your injections, it will take about one week to see the full effect.
How to prepare for Botox injections
To help reduce the risk of complications, it is best to avoid alcohol one week prior to your procedure. You also need to stop taking anti inflammatory medications or aspirin two weeks before the treatment to help reduce the possibility of bruising.
How long do Botox injections last?
Botox injections can last about four months, after which you may begin to see the reappearance of wrinkles. As you get regular Botox treatments, your muscles will be trained to relax for longer periods of time.
The side effects of Botox
The most common side effect of Botox is temporary bruising. Headaches are rare but can last for 24 to 48 hours after your procedure. A small percentage of patients have reported eyelid drooping, but this usually ends within a few weeks.
Am I a good candidate for Botox?
If you are pregnant, breast feeding, or have a neurological condition, you should not get Botox injections.
Arrange a consultation
If you want a smoother and more refined appearance this New Year, contact Dr. Sanjay Lalla. We offer a variety of services to help you look and feel your best. Please click here to view before and after images of Botox injections. For more information about Botox contact Dr. Lalla today at 973-324-9455.
If you want your breasts to feel and appear more firm and youthful, a breast lift is what you need. Genetics, gravity, pregnancy, and aging are all contributors to breasts that sag or have lost firmness and volume. A breast lift also called a mastopexy, tightens and contours your breasts, so they sit higher on the chest and look and feel more firm.
You might need a breast lift if:
One breast sits lower on the chest than the other
Nipples or areolas fall in the breast crease when breasts are left without support
Now that you’ve determined that is breast lift is for you, here’s how you can prepare for your surgery. First, arrange a consultation with your doctor to thoroughly discuss what your goals and expectations are. If you are also getting breast implants, be sure to explain to your doctor the size of breasts you prefer. During your consultation, general health will be discussed. Be sure you are at a stable weight and are generally in good health. To help reduce the chance of complications, you must be off medications that can make bleeding more likely. If you are a smoker, you will need to stop.
Plan by scheduling for a recovery period. For the first month and a half post surgery, you will not be able to lift heavy items. This is especially important for those with small children. Consider having a family member or friend help you during those first few weeks of recovery. For the first few days, you will feel uncomfortable and will likely be prescribed a pain medication. After two or so weeks, the doctor will remove your stitches. If needed, minor adjustments can be made later.