Non-Surgical

Lip Enhancements Break Record

According to data released by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, lip enhancement is one of the fastest-growing procedures of the past 15 years. Last year, a lip enhancement procedure was performed approximately every 20 minutes. Here, the team at the Plastic Surgery Group of New Jersey explains why a record number of people are discovering the benefits of lip enhancement.

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Hot Is The New Cold

As we approach springtime, everyone starts to think about getting their “beach bodies” in shape.  This year, more than ever, plastic surgeons have options in skin tightening and fat melting that do not involve surgery.  These nonsurgical, energy-based, devices have become all the rage because they require no down time and are actually pleasurable treatments.
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One option is the new Vanquish ME which uses radiofrequency waves to selectively heat up the fat tissues around the waist, abdomen and thigh regions.  Sessions take approximately 45 minutes for each area and essentially feel like one is lying on the beach getting suntan without the harmful UV rays.  Fat cells that are heated to the right temperature will wither away and get absorbed by the body.  Approximately 6-8 sessions are needed to achieve about 2-3 inch waistline shrinkage.  Although the results are not as dramatic as liposuction, they do provide patients who absolutely refuse surgery to accomplish some of their goals.

Another nonsurgical option, the Venus Concept uses a handheld device to deliver the same radiofrequency energy.  This process feels more like having a hot stone massage and is performed manually by one of our Medical Aestheticians or Physicians Assistants.  Again, the tissues are heated to a level at which skin shrinks and the fat just below the skin is partially melted.

We believe that Vanquish has more fat melting abilities for the deeper fat, 1-inch below the surface and less of a skin tightening effect, whereas the Venus Concept has more effect on superficial skin tightening and melts fat closest to the skin surface.

We have established a program called “Total Concept” which combines the Vanquish ME and Venus Concept performed back-to-back to achieve the maximum effect on skin tightening and fat melting.  The reason this is more effective is that it takes 15 minutes for each device to heat the tissues to the optimal temperature for effectiveness.  If the tissues are already preheated by the Vanquish, the use of Venus Concept for skin tightening begins immediately without any intervening downtime.

We believe these state of the art technologies are the best options available today to achieve broad areas of skin tightening and fat melting without surgery.

Freezing fatty tissues is another technique used to destroy fat cells but involves spot area treatment, so to treat wide areas of the waist requires multiple applications of a suction cup like device. The treatment can be uncomfortable and often leaves areas of numbness where treatments were performed. I know this from personal experience!

Vanquish ME and Venus Concept, which generates thermal energy, is a pleasant sensation of warmth and leaves no areas of numbness. It gives a broader treatment area than the spot treatments with freezing devices.  Vanquish ME treatments have received a 73% approval rating on Realself.com, which is a testament to the fact that the greater majority of patients who undergo these treatments are satisfied with the results and the treatment process as well. Even patients who have had surgery and liposuction can enhance their results with these treatments!

If surgery is not the right option for you, then our Vanquish ME and Venus Concept are great treatments to melt fat around the waist and thighs and tighten skin of the neck, face or belly. Call our office today and get your physique ready for summer fun!

Allen D. Rosen, M.D.
ADR/ld

The Bridal Beauty Event!

Calling All…
Brides, Mother of the Brides, Bridesmaids
Grooms, Father of the Brides, Groomsmen…

Plastic Surgery P.A. Stephanie Rosen
presents the “MUST HAVE” beauty treatments
that will get you looking picture perfect for the big event!

Special Bridal Packages
available for purchase one night only!
Offers include special pricing on…
Botox, Fillers, Facials,
BBL photofacials, Microneedling,
Vanquish and Venus Concept Treatments
Limited packages available

Monday – April 18th, 2016 at 5:30pm
at our Montclair location
Speaker to begin promptly at 6pm

RSVP, limited seating – Raffles & Giveaways – Bring a friend gift

Call to reserve a seat for you and a guest!
973-233-1933

The PSG Xpress

No time? No problem!

At The Plastic Surgery Group, we understand your time is valuable and that special skin care treatments and upkeep is sometimes challenging to fit in to your busy days. With that said, the skin experts at PSG have created a specialized treatment for those of you with demanding lifestyles.

We like to call it…

The PSG Xpress
Quick – Effective – Affordable

Who’s it for?

• Introductory patients new to the world of skin care •

• Patients who already take good care of their skin and want to
supercharge their results without investing a lot of time •

• Patients currently receiving our more intensive monthly Clinical Skin Treatments can add PSG Xpress treatments to their regimen and speed up the process to lighten pigmentation, smooth fine lines and wrinkles, and help your skin find its balance…sooner •

• Patients interested in a home care regimen who could benefit from a demonstration explaining the use and sequence of our fine pharmaceutical skin care products •

Our Dermatology PA, Stephanie Rosen will perform a comprehensive skin evaluation for you, including a look “under the skin” with our Reveal Imager. Next, a thorough cleansing, exfoliating peel, hydrating serum, masque, and a daily skin care regimen to send you on your way to clearer, smoother, younger skin.

Give your skin all the invigoration your skin all the invigoration it needs in just 30 minutes!

Schedule your appointment today…and you can thank us later!

973-233-1933

It’s Valentine’s Day All Month Long!

Make a reservation with PSG this year and treat yourself to our
Restoring – Rejuvenating – Refreshing
Valentine’s Day Specials!

Menu of Indulgence
Restore
Pucker up and restore volume to those lips! Filler will help you achieve a plumper look for more kissable lips
Juvederm Special – 15% OFF full syringe
Rejuvenate
Give yourself the gift of lift! Facial rejuvenation with Ultherapy will non-invasively
tighten the face & neck
Ultherapy Special – 15% OFF full face
Refresh
Winter does a good job leaving our skin dull and dry. Refresh your skin with this luxurious anti-aging facial treatment!
Purchase a PSG Signature Facial with Magda
and receive a complimentary Dermaplane treatment
Long Luscious Lashes
Lashes too short or sparse? Latisse grows lashes
longer, fuller, and darker
Latisse Special – Buy one box get one 50% OFF

Gifts for Him
Botox for Your Sweetheart
Have a wrinkle free relationship! Offer your significant other a Botox treatment so he too can prevent unwanted wrinkles
Men new to the practice – Receive 50% OFF Botox
Kybella for Your Fella
Is submental fat bothersome to your fella?
Kybella is an injectable treatment that destroys fat cells and eliminates the double chin for good!
Kybella Special – 15% OFF your first treatment

Offers expire 2/29/16

Refer a friend new to the practice and receive a complimentary
PSG Signature facial
if they book a treatment or surgery!

Love is in the air!

Schedule a reservation today for you or your Valentine!
973-233-1933

Hand Rejuvenation with Injectable Fillers

Botox and filler injections for facial lines and creases have become more mainstream, creating refreshed and more youthful appearing faces. When done in combination with facial, breast, and body rejuvenation surgery, we as plastic surgeons have been able to “turn back the hands of time” for many people. Now we are left to address the problem of “older looking” hands that no longer match the other more youthful looking faces and body parts.

One easy solution to this problem is injection of Radiesse® into the backs of the hands. This procedure can be comfortably performed in the office with immediate results. The product lasts from between six months to one year and requires only a total of one to two syringes of product.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact our office at 973-233-1933.

 

 

How to Look Younger This New Year

New Year Beauty TipsApproximately 40 to 50 percent of Americans make New Year’s resolutions, and many of them are related to health, wellness and personal appearance. If one of your resolutions is to look younger and feel more confident in 2016, the team at the Plastic Surgery Group of New Jersey can help. We offer a full range of treatment options to help take years off of your appearance. The best part: none of the suggested treatments require surgery. You can see results quickly and without extensive downtime.

Reduce Noticeable Wrinkles

One of the best ways to look younger is to address fine lines and wrinkles on the face. Depending on the specific area of concern, our team recommends Botox or soft tissue fillers.

Botox is generally injected between the eyebrows and on the forehead into the muscles that contract and form wrinkles. The product paralyzes these muscles, causing the overlying wrinkle to soften. Soft tissue fillers like Restylane and Perlane are typically used for deeper wrinkles and folds, such as the nasolabial folds. When injected, these substances act like a cushion to fill in wrinkles.

Botox and dermal fillers are both performed during a quick, in-office procedure. Treatment is generally well tolerated and should be repeated every few months to maintain the effects.

Replenish Lost Volume

Another way that soft tissue fillers can be used is to restore volume to areas of the face that have lost fat with age. For example, the fat underneath the eyes can become displaced over time, and the area might start to look hollow. Fillers restore volume for a more youthful contour. Fillers can also be used to improve the contours of the cheeks and along the jawline.

Enhance Thin Lips

The lips tend to thin with age, and the surrounding skin can become lined and wrinkled. Lip enhancement with dermal filler or fat injections restores healthy, youthful volume and smoothes wrinkles. Treatment can be performed so subtly that it is not obvious that any work has been done.

Tighten Lax Skin

Has your skin lost its youthful laxity? Does it now sag unattractively? Non-surgical skin tightening treatment with Ulthera is designed to lift and tone the skin for a firmer, smoother contour. Ulthera uses ultrasound energy to trigger the production of fresh collagen for gradually firmer, smoother skin. It can be used to lift the skin on the brow and chin area.

Brighten Skin Tone

If your skin looks dull or dry, a professional skin treatment can help. Our team offers a variety of facials, peels and eye treatments to add a radiant glow to your complexion. A simple in-office, spa-like procedure can significantly improve the health and vitality of your skin.

Contact Us for More Details

To design your personal cosmetic treatment plan for 2016, contact the Plastic Surgery Group of New Jersey. Call (973) 233-1933 today to speak with a member of our team.

Avoiding Smiling to Prevent Wrinkles? Luckily, You Don’t Have To

Preventing wrinkles before they appearLast month, Tess Christian, a 50-year-old cooking instructor from the U.K., made headlines when she admitted she hasn’t smiled in the past four decades. She has nothing to be sad about; actually, her perpetually neutral expression is her effort to maintain a youthful appearance.

“I don’t have wrinkles because I have trained myself to control my facial muscles,” Christian told the Daily Mail. “Everyone asks if I’ve had Botox, but I haven’t, and I know that it’s thanks to the fact I haven’t laughed or smiled since I was a teenager. My dedication has paid off; I don’t have a single line on my face.”

While Christian’s strategy may seem extreme, it’s true that whenever we make a facial expression, such as smiling, talking or frowning, a fold or crease appears on the skin. Over time, these lines become permanently etched in the skin. Because of these dynamics at play, Christian’s strategy isn’t necessarily misguided.

Admittedly, the Plastic Surgery Group finds it a particularly unpleasant way to prevent wrinkles. Smiling is a spontaneous behavior that communicates our joy to others. However, we understand the desire to have smooth and wrinkle-free skin. We have some suggestions for preventing facial wrinkles or treating existing lines. We think you will find them more reasonable than censoring your natural, beautiful smile.

Botox

Tess Christian made mention of Botox in her comments, saying that many people assume she has regular treatments with the cosmetic injectable to maintain smooth skin. We have to agree that Botox is one of the (if not the) most effective wrinkle reducers used today. When injected into specific areas of the face and neck, it relaxes the facial muscles that cause lines and wrinkles. Established lines will smooth out and new wrinkles will not form. Botox injections not affect the muscles that you need to smile, eat, open your eyes and make other normal facial expressions.

We do want to clarify something that Christian said about Botox, which is that people ask her if she has had the treatment. When it is administered properly, Botox is undetectable. No one will ask you whether you’ve had Botox injections. The results are subtle and natural looking.

Injectable Dermal Fillers

Like Botox, dermal fillers are cosmetic injectable products; however, they function in a completely different way. When injected under the skin, products like Restylane, Sculptra and Perlane act as an inflatable cushion to fill in facial lines and wrinkles and support the structures of the face.

Laser Skin Resurfacing

Laser skin resurfacing is another way to improve the appearance of wrinkles. Treatment involves removing the outer layer of wrinkled, damaged skin to reveal fresh, healthy skin underneath. Microdermabrasion and chemical peels accomplish the same objective, but with different technology.

Facelift

If you are concerned about deep wrinkles coupled with other signs of facial aging (e.g., sagging, skin, fat displacement and loss of muscle tone), comprehensive correction in the form of facelift may be your best option.

During facelift, the underlying structures of the face are lifted, fat is redistributed and muscle tone is restored. The skin is re-draped more tightly over the facial structures, which smoothes out wrinkles and facial folds.

Learn More about Wrinkle Reduction Treatments

Don’t let the fear of developing or worsening wrinkles stop you from expressing your happiness with a smile. The Plastic Surgery Group can discuss your wrinkle reduction treatment options during a private consultation. Call us today at (973) 233-1933 to schedule an appointment.

“Which would be better for my face/neck laxity: Venus Freeze or Ulthera?”

After a consultation with one of our doctors who determines you are a good candidate for one of our non-surgical procedures like Venus Freeze or Ulthera, how do you decide which procedure is right for you? Nancy Dugan, our technician specializing in the energy based procedures suggests the following:

Patients who are deemed good candidates for non-surgical procedures may consider combining the effects of Venus Freeze and Ulthera. Though they work in different ways, they are in fact complimentary procedures. Each works in different, but partially overlapping skin layers. The Ulthera is a single procedure that works on 3 depths: 4.5 mm, 3.0mm and 1.5 mm into the skin. It bypasses the surface and does its work underneath; tightening the skin, building collagen, lifting and improving over a period of up to 6 months after the treatment. It can be done for the brow, temples, under eyes, cheeks, upper neck, lower neck and décolleté. It is non-ablative, and works beneath the surface, so there is little to no outside evidence of the treatment, and no down time. Patients usually repeat the Ulthera yearly, though there are some who want more improvement that do it 2 or 3x per year. There are ways to customize the Ulthera treatment for patients with thicker or thinner skin, and techniques to address different patterns of laxity and wrinkling.

Venus Freeze works via radio frequency and magnetic pulses in a non-ablative fashion as well, though not as deep, nor is it as invasive as the Ulthera treatment. It also tightens the skin and builds collagen, though it requires weekly (6-10) treatments to do so, then we usually do a monthly touch up with the regular facial treatment. It’s a terrific way to enhance and speed up the effects of Ulthera, so we consider them to be complimentary treatments that can be used together or separately. Venus Freeze treatments can be started anytime after 2 weeks following an Ulthera procedure. It can be used on the face, neck, décolleté, arms, thighs, buttocks, back, stomach & flanks/hips. The body treatment with Venus Freeze tightens the skin, shrinks fat cells, and reduces the appearance of cellulite. For actual fat reduction, we have Vanquish. . . but that’s another story!

Just for comparison, because the subject often comes up, laser/light treatments work in the upper area of the skin to “ablate” the surface, after which the skin will heal in a more youthful pattern. Laser treatments can go as far as 1.5mm deep, which may require healing time, and create peeling, redness etc. Lasers are superior at improving the surface texture, capillaries, and brown spots. Ulthera and Venus Freeze are not lasers. They are skin tighteners that work under the skin, and don’t ablate the surface like a laser, which is why they don’t require downtime.

Non-Surgical Facial Rejuvenation Rising in Popularity

Non-Surgical Facial Cosmetic ProceduresAccording to statistics released by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, minimally invasive cosmetic procedures continue to outpace surgical procedures at a tremendous clip. ASPS reported 6.3 million Botox treatments in 2013 compared to just 133,000 facelift procedures.

What’s interesting about ASPS’s data is that the number of facelift procedures hasn’t changed significantly since 2000. However, the numbers for Botox have exploded. In 2000, only 786,911 treatments were delivered, which translates to a 700 percent increase between 2000 and 2013. (To be fair, Botox wasn’t FDA approved in 2000; it received safety clearance two years later.)

Pharmaceutical companies in the beauty industry have struck a chord with individuals who want to age gracefully. Every year, these companies release new minimally invasive products to meet the voracious demand of their consumers.

Let’s explore some of the reasons non-surgical facial rejuvenation treatments like Botox and dermal fillers are becoming so popular:

Our patients are busy.

With jobs, kids and social lives, our patients are busy. Although they desire a more youthful-looking face, many simply do not have the time to allocate to recovering from a facelift or neck lift procedure.

Products like Botox or dermal fillers are a much more convenient option. Injectable facial rejuvenation treatment can be administered during a quick in-office appointment. There is virtually no downtime after treatment, either.

Also, for many of our patients, time is of the essence! We understand that our patients want to see quick results, especially with a looming wedding or high school reunion. Botox and dermal fillers deliver quick results.

Some patients want to “test the waters.”

We see patients who want to address signs of facial aging, but are hesitant to commit to surgery. Botox and filler treatment is a great compromise – they provide effective results that are only temporary. This strategy is great for people who want to try out the treatment, observe the results and then make a decision about their regular anti-aging routine.

The options are endless.

As we mentioned, pharmaceutical companies continually develop new products and develop new technology within the anti-aging arena. At our practice, we enjoy offering our patients many options in their facial rejuvenation treatment — and our patients appreciate the choice. If, for example, a certain dermal filler doesn’t provide the desired results, there are others to choose from.

Contact Our Practice

To learn more about Botox, dermal fillers and other non-surgical facial rejuvenation treatments, please call the Plastic Surgery Group at (973) 233-1933 or send us an email. We would be happy to schedule an informative consultation or discuss your options over the phone.

Introducing Juvéderm Voluma XC

Wrinkles are only part of the aging equation. Volume loss in the cheeks is a major factor in facial aging.

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Juvéderm Voluma XC

  • Adds volume to the cheeks
  • Added volume lifts and corrects sagging
  • Enhances contour, creating a more youthful profile
  • Instant improvement — lasts up to 2 years

Now FDA Approved!

Call to schedule an appointment today – 973-233-1933