Botox

Botox injections continued as the most popular minimally invasive cosmetic procedure in 2015, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

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There was a total of 14.2 million minimally invasive cosmetic procedures performed in the United States in 2015 where an estimated 6.8 million were Botox procedures. Soft tissue fillers were second in popularity among cosmetic patients, with over 2.4 million procedures performed, followed by chemical peel (1.3 million procedures), laser hair removal (1.1 million), and microdermabrasion (800,000). All these procedures continue to be very popular at the office of Dr. Benjamin Bassichis, a top Dallas Facial Plastic Surgeon.

Beautifully yours,

Drs. Michelle and Benjamin Bassichis

 

Benjamin Bassichis MD FACS is a double board certified facial plastic surgeon in Dallas, Texas specializing exclusively in cosmetic and reconstructive procedures of the face. To learn more about Dr. Bassichis’ plastic surgery procedures please call 972.774.1777 to schedule your consultation.

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Consider this: the incidence of skin cancer is rising at an alarming rate. Treatment performed for non-melanoma skin cancers in the United States nearly doubled from 1994 to 2006. Specifically, the total number of new non-melanoma skin cancers in 2006 was estimated to be more than 3.5 million. And sunscreen—specifically a broad-spectrum, water-resistant formula with at least SPF 30—is the number one thing on doctors’ lists of things you can do to prevent skin cancer.

With all you know about skin cancer, do you wear sunscreen every single day? And do you cover just your face? Or every exposed bit of skin, as doctors advise?

At ADVANCED, we have a fantastic array of broad spectrum sunscreens to suit your needs.

Beautifully yours,

Drs. Michelle and Benjamin Bassichis

 

Benjamin Bassichis MD FACS is a double board certified facial plastic surgeon in Dallas, Texas specializing exclusively in cosmetic and reconstructive procedures of the face. To learn more about Dr. Bassichis’ plastic surgery procedures please call 972.774.1777 to schedule your consultation.

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Just in case you were looking for another good reason to eat your vegetables, here it is: They make you beautiful—and not just in some vague, a-good-diet-gives-you-a-healthy-glow sense. Researchers at St. Andrews and Bristol universities in Great Britain studied the relationship between skin color and attractiveness, and discovered that people with yellow undertones to their skin were thought to look particularly healthy and attractive. The study also established for the first time that people who regularly ate more fruits and vegetables actually have that more-golden skin color. (All the subjects in the study were Caucasian.) Fruits and vegetables, such as yellow and red peppers, spinach, apricots and melons, are high in carotenoids, which in addition to producing yellowness in skin, also offer protection against cancer, heart disease, and other health problems. So yes, eating carrots does make you beautiful!

The following foods have large quantities of beta-carotene.

Food Beta-Carotene

(micrograms)

Apricots, 1 cup raw 1,635
Broccoli, 1 cup raw 807
Brussels sprouts, 1 cup cooked 669
Cantaloupe, 1/8 melon 1,325
Carrot, 1 large 15,503
Guava, 1 cup raw 750
Kale, 1 cup raw 3,577
Mango, 1 cup raw 3,851
Pumpkin, 1 cup raw 31,908
Red bell pepper, 1 cup raw 2,840
Spinach, 1 cup raw 1,196
Sweet potato, 1 cup raw 26,184
Tomato, 1 cup raw 446
Watermelon, 1/16 melon 634

 

Tips for Increasing Carotenoids in Your Diet

  • Be creative! The more colorful your meal is, the more likely it is to have an abundance of carotenoids, as well as other healthy nutrients. Rainbow on your plate!
  • Keep a bag of baby carrots nearby—most likely the perfect snack. Try them plain or dipped in hummus, almond butter, or light vinaigrette.
  • Limit storage of fruits and vegetables. Once plants containing carotenoids are pulled from the vine, their active antioxidants gradually lose their potency. For fresh, seasonal produce, check out your local farmer’s market.

Don’t overcook vegetables. While you still get a substantial amount carotenoids in cooked vegetables, you will definitely get much more if you enjoy them raw. There are a few exceptions. Carrots, for example, actually release more of their carotenoids if you cook them; pureeing them has a similar effect.

Beautifully yours,

Drs. Michelle and Benjamin Bassichis

 

Benjamin Bassichis MD FACS is a double board certified facial plastic surgeon in Dallas, Texas specializing exclusively in cosmetic and reconstructive procedures of the face. To learn more about Dr. Bassichis’ plastic surgery procedures please call 972.774.1777 to schedule your consultation.

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The book by Eric Finzi MD The Face of Emotion: How Botox Affects Our Moods and Relationships describes the effects of Botox on depression and the complex relationship between facial expression and emotion.

Furrowing the brow—or not furrowing the brow—could play a big role in depression. Studies have found that injecting Botox between the brows, thereby preventing someone from furrowing them, could actually alleviate depression. In a 2003 study, 9 in 10 patients reported fewer signs of depression after one treatment of Botox. While the exact mechanism that Botox acts on our emotional state is not known, presenting a happier face means your interactions with others will be more positive, and your facial expressions speak to your brain to influence your emotions.

We invite you for some Botox with Dr. Bassichis so you also can put on a happy face!

 

Beautifully yours,

Drs. Michelle and Benjamin Bassichis

 

Benjamin Bassichis MD FACS is a double board certified facial plastic surgeon in Dallas, Texas specializing exclusively in cosmetic and reconstructive procedures of the face. To learn more about Dr. Bassichis’ plastic surgery procedures please call 972.774.1777 to schedule your consultation.

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INNER_BEAUTY

Want to be more beautiful instantly? Then the quickest thing you can do is to change your mindset. Working on your inner beauty – how you feel inside – will enhance your overall attraction to others. Dr. Bassichis and our amazing aesthetic staff suggest the following:

  • SURROUND YOURSELF WITH BEAUTY: This has a calming effect on the mind. Art, nature, God, your lovely family…whatever you find beautiful.
  • PRACTICE RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS: Do something for others – this will make you feel better about yourself.
  • SET ACHIEVABLE GOALS: When we accomplish things, this is a source of self-esteem.
  • HAVE A LAUGH: Go to comedy clubs, read humorous books, see funny friends.
  • GIVE TO OTHERS: Try voluntary work.
  • LOVE AND BE LOVED: Appreciate and make the most of all your relationships.
  • BE AFFIRMATIVE: Replace negative thoughts with positive ones. Tell yourself regularly: ‘I am beautiful. I am smart. I deserve to be happy.’ You’ll be surprised how this can lift your mood. A confident, positive, good mood can be contagious as well!
  • BE THANKFUL: An appreciative attitude is a lovely on.
  • BE HEALTHY: Eat well, don’t smoke, exercise. You healthy insides will be reflected outside.
  • COME TO ADVANCED: It would be our pleasure to take wonderful care of you!

Beautifully yours,

Drs. Michelle and Benjamin Bassichis

 

Benjamin Bassichis MD FACS is a double board certified facial plastic surgeon in Dallas, Texas specializing exclusively in cosmetic and reconstructive procedures of the face. To learn more about Dr. Bassichis’ plastic surgery procedures please call 972.774.1777 to schedule your consultation.

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Dermatologists often recommend fish-oil supplements to treat acne and atopic dermatitis (a type of eczema) and even to help slow down the aging process. The omega-3 fatty acids in the oil take down inflammation, improve the skin’s lipid barrier, and actually help extend the lifespan of cells—improving the overall texture and tone of the skin. So enjoy some salmon or head to whole foods to get some omega-3’s!

Beautifully yours,

Drs. Michelle and Benjamin Bassichis

 

 

Benjamin Bassichis MD FACS is a double board certified facial plastic surgeon in Dallas, Texas specializing exclusively in cosmetic and reconstructive procedures of the face. To learn more about Dr. Bassichis’ plastic surgery procedures please call 972.774.1777 to schedule your consultation.

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Generally, patients who are not seen for skin conditions in their teens or 20s will wait until outward signs of aging begin to appear before visiting a cosmetic surgeon. At that point, patients will generally focus on treatment, not prevention. When patients come for treatment of existing concerns, we educate them on preventing new problems. In their 30s, people come in for Botox, but there may also be signs of UV damage or pigment related to pregnancies. Lasers and skin treatments may be used for these reasons.

Patients in their 30s and 40s, especially those who had greater sun exposure will start to see skin wrinkling, sun damage and hyperpigmentation which will accelerate with age. To clear existing issues and prevent future damage, a comprehensive skincare regimen including peptides, retinoids and stem cell extracts can be recommended.

When patients enter their 40s, loss of facial volume accompanies can be addressed effectively with hyaluronic acid injectables such as Restylane or Juvederm to restore the facial volume that is lost with age. Professional aesthetic treatments ranging from microdermabrasion to superficial peels are also very beneficial to maintain the skin’s freshness in the 30’s and 40’s and beyond.

Beautifully yours,

Drs. Michelle and Benjamin Bassichis

 

Benjamin Bassichis MD FACS is a double board certified facial plastic surgeon in Dallas, Texas specializing exclusively in cosmetic and reconstructive procedures of the face. To learn more about Dr. Bassichis’ plastic surgery procedures please call 972.774.1777 to schedule your consultation.

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Young patients in their 20’s are more aware now that damage done today can result in future skin issues. Despite this knowledge, however, adolescents and young adults are still the most likely to tan and frequent tanning beds.

Educating patients on the importance of minimizing sun exposure and practicing sun safety is vital. UV damage is one of the main causes of skin aging. If a person’s skin has unprotected UV exposure from their teens onward, their skin can appear discolored, dehydrated and aged far earlier than someone who chooses to wear broad-spectrum sun protection every day. Early preventative methods to maintain skin health for patients in their 20’s includes hats, sunscreens and sun protective clothing.

Pre-skin cancers, skin cancers, freckles, broken capillaries, wrinkles can be treated even in patients in the 20’s. Some patients will start Botox injections at this age. Tretinoin for acne treatment, and this is also effective for wrinkles later on.

The skincare regimen for high school and college-aged patients should typically be simple and basic, starting with products that are not overly abrasive and contain adequate humectants to preserve moisture.

Once people get into their 20s, preventative products can be introduced, such as antioxidants, and a good topical vitamin C and E product to promote overall skin health into their futures.

Beautifully yours,

Drs. Michelle and Benjamin Bassichis

 

Benjamin Bassichis MD FACS is a double board certified facial plastic surgeon in Dallas, Texas specializing exclusively in cosmetic and reconstructive procedures of the face. To learn more about Dr. Bassichis’ plastic surgery procedures please call 972.774.1777 to schedule your consultation.

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SkinPen_For_Wrinkles

SkinPen using a microneedling technique is one of the hottest new trends in aesthetic skin care.

Performed by our Medi.SPA aesthetic professionals the SkinPen procedure creates microscopic wounds in a patient’s area of concern. Perioral wrinkles, large pores on the nose, certain scars, and stretch marks all respond well to SkinPen.

With easy healing and good results, our staff enjoy performing this innovative and effective treatment to help patients achieve their skin care goals. We invite you to call our office today to book your SkinPen appointment in the Medi.SPA at ADVANCED.

Beautifully yours,

Drs. Michelle and Benjamin Bassichis

 

Benjamin Bassichis MD FACS is a double board certified facial plastic surgeon in Dallas, Texas specializing exclusively in cosmetic and reconstructive procedures of the face. To learn more about Dr. Bassichis’ plastic surgery procedures please call 972.774.1777 to schedule your consultation.

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The latest American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery statistics show cosmetic surgery’s increased popularity in 2016. The reality, is that for patients to achieve their desired long-term results they need cosmetic surgery in addition to topical treatments and fillers. Trending in 2016 is a combination approach — even a multidisciplinary approach — to surgery, using more than just one procedure to achieve desired patient results. Luckily for patients at ADVANCED, this is what our own Dr. Bassichis has been doing all along…the media is just now starting to notice.

The best work is with combination therapies using facial plastic surgery, laser, injectables and topical treatments to achieve the best outcomes.

More than blending disciplines, today’s patients are benefiting from a blending of technologies to attain truly rejuvenated results. Many plastic surgeons are concerned over the over-promotion of results from nonsurgical treatments. Too many times, the patients bear the brunt of the failed treatment, both aesthetically and financially. ‘If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is,’ is a true mantra in the aesthetic field. New technologies that truly produce effective, dramatic results will rise to the top, while others will continue to fall in the pile of other failed and overhyped treatments. While surgery continues to be the predictable and ultimate treatment for conditions of excess skin and fat. Facial plastic surgery remains the gold standard for facial rejuvenation. But when combined effectively with laser and nonsurgical treatments can offer patient noticeably improved long-term results.

Beautifully yours,

Drs. Michelle and Benjamin Bassichis

 

Benjamin Bassichis MD FACS is a double board certified facial plastic surgeon in Dallas, Texas specializing exclusively in cosmetic and reconstructive procedures of the face. To learn more about Dr. Bassichis’ plastic surgery procedures please call 972.774.1777 to schedule your consultation. www.advancedfacialplastic.com

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