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Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is an injection treatment that uses the components of a person’s own blood to stimulate hair growth. Our blood is made of two main components namely red blood cells and plasma which is rich in healing growth factors.

These growth factors are used to treat a range of health issues, including arthritis, signs of aging, etc. As well, these growth factors found in PRP can stimulate the activity of the hair follicles and promote new hair growth.

When PRP is injected into the damaged area it causes a mild inflammation that triggers the healing cascade to promote healing and restoration of tissue. PRP has been shown in clinical studies to promote hair growth in patients with androgenic alopecia (hair loss) with high overall patient satisfaction.

We invite you for a complimentary consultation to see if Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) treatment for hair loss would be of benefit to 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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According to the American Institute for Cancer Research, naturally occurring folate is an important B vitamin that can protect against cancers of the colon, rectum, skin, and breast…and is excellent for anti-aging.   Fortified breakfast cereals and whole wheat products are good sources of folate.

Other good sources of folate are:

  • Orange juice
  • Melons
  • Strawberries
  • Asparagus
  • Eggs
  • Beans
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Leafy green vegetables (spinach, romaine lettuce, etc.)

The best way to get folate is not from a pill, but by eating enough healthy fruits, vegetables, and enriched grain products. We encourage all our patients to promote their best health from the inside out…and enjoy many healthy sources of folate for anti-cancer and anti-aging benefits.

If you want to learn details about our medical spa treatments that can also help with anti-aging, contact Dr. Bassichis today at (972) 774-1777.

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As we get older, it’s normal for our skin to slowly lose elasticity and thin out. This is part of our skin’s natural maturation. However, there are a variety of factors that can cause skin age at an accelerated rate. A large factor in “premature skin aging” is a result of free radical activity in the body.

Free radicals are molecules that are produced by environmental exposures like tobacco smoke and radiation, including radiation from the sun and other sources of UV rays, including tanning beds. Antioxidants are naturally occurring substances that provide protection against the effects of damaging free radicals on the cells in your body, including your skin. Antioxidant ingredients are already promoted in a number of skin care products available both over-the-counter and by prescription, and are being actively studied in clinical trials for a variety of medicinal uses.

Nine antioxidants to look for when choosing a skincare product:

1. Vitamin E

Vitamin E (tocopherol) is an antioxidant that is present in the skin and found in various foods, such as vegetables, seeds and meat. It helps the skin appear younger by boosting collagen production and in turn reducing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and age spots. Unlike other vitamins, skin derives more of its benefits from vitamin E better through topical treatments than through oral supplements. Vitamin E is available in two forms: alpha-tocopherol (alcohol-based) and alpha-tocopherol acetate. The latter does not penetrate the skin as easily, so make sure you’re reading the labels closely to get maximum benefit of the vitamin E.

2. Lycopene

Lycopene, a powerful antioxidant, is a carotenoid found in red fruits and vegetables. It is responsible for their red color. In addition to being a healthy choice for your diet, it’s a great choice for improving skin texture because it promotes collagen production and reduces the DNA damage that leads to wrinkles. To get the most benefit from this powerful antioxidant, you can either take a daily supplement or look for skin care products that contain it in topical formulas (lycopene is easily absorbed by the skin).

3. Green Tea

Green Tea has become one of the new age food heroes — a helpful ally in preventing everything from heart disease and cancer to skin aging and weight gain. The secret ingredients are chemicals called catechins, which are antioxidants that can repair cell damage on the skin and repair wrinkles, blemishes or other impurities. When applied to the skin, green tea can reduce sun damage by reducing inflammation and tackling free radicals. (It doesn’t block UV rays.) When choosing a tea, its helpful to know that green tea has over five times the amount of catechins as black tea.

4. Coffee Berry

As an ingredient in anti-aging formulas, coffee berry prevents collagen damage, reduces wrinkles and protects the skin against damage. It also has anti-inflammatory properties, which can lessen the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, leading to more youthful looking skin.

5. Resveratrol

The antioxidant resveratrol is compound that is commonly found in grapes, nuts, fruits, and red wine (!!!), among others. Separate studies have shown that when topically applied, resveratrol protects against UVB-mediated cutaneous damage and inhibits UVB-mediated oxidative stress.

6. Grape Seed

Grape seed is extracted from vitis vinifera and is rich in proanthocyanidins, which belong to the flavonoid family. Proanthocyanidins are potent antioxidants with strong free radical scavenging activities. Grape seed extract has been shown to be an even stronger scavenger of free radicals than vitamins C and E.

7. Genistein

Genistein is an isoflavone derived from soybeans with the capacity to inhibit UV-induced oxidative DNA damage. Genistein, either topically applied or orally supplemented, was shown to effectively protect human skin against UVB-induced skin damage.

8. Niacinamide

Niacinamide (vitamin B3) is a powerful antioxidant that has shown to exhibit anti-inflammatory and de-pigmenting properties. It has also shown to improve the texture and tone of the skin, as well as reduce fine lines, wrinkles and hyperpigmentation.

9. Vitamin C

Vitamin C (L-ascorbic acid) is an essential nutrient that can only come from the healthy fruits and vegetables that contain it. Vitamin C is known for its cold-fighting power, but it’s also under study for its impact on preventing and reversing aging skin.

It works in two ways: as an antioxidant, as well as a booster of collagen formation — both of which are important to preserving and maintaining skin’s youthful appearance. However, boosting your intake of vitamin C-rich foods does not appear to impact your skin to any measurable degree, so cosmetic companies are hard at work to study whether it can be absorbed through the skin directly via topical creams and lotions.

In addition to eating a healthy diet filled with vitamins, our luxury skin care boutique carries many amazing products loaded with antioxidants.

Our medical aestheticians at our Dallas practice are happy to assist you in your best skin care prescription!

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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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