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Nose Surgery for Men

Nearly 31,000 men underwent nose surgery in the U.S. in 2015, according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. This popular facial procedure is one of the top five plastic surgeries for men. Men who undergo rhinoplasty can attain masculine noses that look natural and attractive.

Motivation for Surgery

Most men who want to undergo rhinoplasty are hoping to create a stronger, more masculine-looking nose. Masculine features tend to be prominent and sharply defined yet well-balanced. Some common complaints men have about their noses are that they are bulbous, flat, off-center, or overly large. Additionally, some men’s noses are disproportionate with their chins, and this creates a weak profile. Rhinoplasty can reshape the male nose to create a more well-defined profile and more attractive face. The results of a well-done rhinoplasty will look natural and may even give men an edge in their professional and social endeavors.

Male Rhinoplasty

before-and-after-rhinoplastyFemale noses are usually less prominent and have a narrower, more defined, and more delicate structure, whereas male noses are usually larger, more prominent, and have thicker skin. Due to these differences, rhinoplasty techniques have to be adjusted to meet the patient’s genetic needs, aesthetic desires, and anatomy. Some men are concerned that rhinoplasty will leave them with an overly done, feminine-looking nose. However, a skilled surgeon can expertly perform both male and female rhinoplasty. Modern techniques can rotate the nasal tip, straighten the nose, and correct sports-related injuries so that the nose looks balanced, natural, and masculine. Dr. Pearlman can improve the structure, aesthetic form, and function of your nose with nose surgery and bring out the best in your facial features. After your procedure, your nose will no longer grab attention but will appear balanced, attractive, and natural so that other features (such as your eyes and smile) can stand out. The results of rhinoplasty frequently lead to improved self-confidence that carries over into other aspects of life.

Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Pearlman frequently performs male rhinoplasty at his office in New York City. During your consultation, Dr. Pearlman will use computer imaging to show what can be accomplished with rhinoplasty so that you can visualize your results before your surgery. To schedule your personal consultation with Dr. Pearlman, call 212-223-8300 or fill out our online contact form today.

What Micro-Needling Can Treat

logoBeauty Expert Donna Fay explains what conditions Micro-Needling can treat.

What is Micro-Needling?

Micro-Needling is something relatively new in the field of aesthetic medicine. It’s used for treating the appearance of fine lines, acne scars, and is used for the overall improvement of your skin’s appearance.

During the procedure, tiny needles are used to create a controlled reaction to the skin that allows it to naturally produce collagen and elastin. The skin’s repair process results in an improvement of the appearance of softer wrinkles. It also creates superficial micro-channels, which can be used with topical creams, serums, and gels to help the appearance of the epidermal layer of the skin.

What can Micro-Needling treat?

Micro-Needling is used to improve the skin’s tone and texture, reduce pigmentation and improve the appearance of scars and stretch marks, generally creating a fresher overall appearance or a glow to the skin. Micro-Needling can treat the following conditions:

  • Fine lines
  • Wrinkles
  • Hyper-pigmentation
  • Hypo-pigmentation
  • Acne
  • Acne scarring
  • Trauma scarring
  • Tired, dull skin
  • Stretch marks

The benefits of Micro-Needling are a reduction in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and younger-looking skin with fewer signs of aging.  Micro-Needling also has a positive effect on hyper-pigmentation as well as on hypo-pigmentation, acne scars, traumatic scars, and stretch marks.

Where can Micro-Needling be performed?

The treatment can be performed on all parts of the body: face, neck, arms, hands, legs, abdomen, and back, as well as the Décolleté, with our brand new exclusive treatment Nécolleté.

How long does a treatment take?

Treatments generally take between 15 and 30 minutes and are performed by our resident Beauty Expert, Donna Fay. For the maximum benefit, typically a series of 3-5 treatments are recommended.

 

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The Best Practices to Treat Hyperpigmentation

dreamstimemedium_9304823Beauty Expert Donna Fay shares the best practices to treat hyperpigmentation

What is hyperpigmentation?

Hyperpigmentation is a common condition, however it can be particularly stubborn to treat. Patients suffer through years of unsuccessful attempts at eliminating hyperpigmented skin, while skin care professionals are faced with the challenge of treating it.

Hyperpigmentation affects women and men of all skin colors. It features areas of darkened skin. Though it’s most common in patients’ middle age and up, hyperpigmentation can also be found in younger clients as well.  Caused by either overactive melanocytes, which are the cells responsible for producing melanin (melanotic hyperpigmentation), or an acceleration of the melanocytes themselves (melanocytotic hyperpigmentation), hyperpigmentation presents no health threat. But, it can be a symptom of disease or illness. People with facial hyperpigmentation may become concerned with the aesthetic implications of the condition; this can cause depression and anxiety. This condition deserves serious attention, with a diliigent approach to skin analysis coupled with a willingness to apply creative treatment.

What causes hyperpigmentation?

There are three main causes of hyperpigmentation.

  • Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation or PIH. This occurs following skin injury from acne lesions, psoriasis, burns, friction, and even certain skin care treatments. It begins to fade as the skin regenerates itself, however, this can take several months to heal. On the positive side, PIH generally responds well to treatment.
  • Lentigines, commonly known as liver spots or age spots. They do become more prevalent with age and are found on 90% of light-skinned individuals over the age of 60. They’re not directly caused by the aging process, but are related to UV exposure.
  • Melasma. This is caused by hormonal fluctuations, common during pregnancy, with thyroid dysfunction, as well as the use of birth control pills and hormone replacement therapy. It affects an estimated five to six million women in the US alone and can often be difficult to treat.
  • Generally not considered a main cause, certain illnesses, and certain prescription medications may cause hyperpigmentation.

Skin analysis

To increase the likelihood of successful treatment, a detailed skin analysis is crucial. Not only should your skin care professionals investigate the severity of the condition, they should also look for clues as to the origin of the problem. This will help determine if a separate issue must first be treated. It’s important in the evaluation and treatment of hyperpigmentation to collect information from patients. This helps pinpoint a lifestyle, medical, or genetic cause of hyperpigmentation.
Beauty Expert Donna Fay recommends the following products in an effort to treat hyperpigmentation.

  • Pearl Brightening Moisture Cream is perfect for this time of year. A unique skin brightener, which combines Kojic acid, Hydroxy acids, Vitamin C and is fortified with Green Tea. Ideal for brightening skin tone and improving the overall appearance of complexion. The Brightening Moisturizer can be used morning and/or night and is best used together with brightening pads.
  • Pearl Bright Pads. These pads contain a potent combination of skin brightening ingredients plus antioxidants. The combinations include Kojic acid, Lactic acid, Vitamin C, Green Tea, and Arbutine, making them among the strongest and most effective treatments available for hyperpigmentation and melasma. Can be used every night and can be layered with moisturizer cream to avoid dryness

If you have any questions or would like to schedule a consultation, click here.

Top 5 Beauty Tips to Take You Through the New Year

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Top 5 Beauty Tips to Take You Through the New Year by Beauty Expert™Donna Fay, LE:

Donna Fay, better known as the Beauty Expert™, Resident Expert at the office of Dr. Steven Pearlman, MD in NYC has some tips for you regarding yearly beauty trends.

1. WINTER: Baby, it’s cold outside! Along with the winter cold comes extra dry and tender skin, which is why using an emollient moisturizer during the cold season is a must! The skin’s normal protective “oil barrier” is depleted during the winter months due to exposure to the elements. Wind, snow, rain, you name it: it strips your skin from moisture. Donna recommends using Nia Cream, to help keep your skin dewy, hydrated, and above all else, moisturized.

2. SPRING: It’s time to switch up your treatment routine. Look for something that will help remove dead skin cells that have accumulated during the cold months. The Beauty Expert™ recommends Micropen, also known as micro-needling. During the procedure, a wand with tiny needles attached to the tip is glided across the surface of the skin, smoothing out all imperfections. “This treatment is especially beneficial for those with acne scarring. It’s a non-invasive way to smooth the skin, quite painless, and depending on the intensity, yields little-to-no downtime. Truly a breakthrough treatment for uneven texture, and result-producing,” Says Donna.

3. SUMMER: Bring on the heat. We all know who likes to make an appearance this time of year. You guessed it: Mr. Sun. As the sun’s rays beam down, many of tend to squint more. Especially during those long days at the beach. All that expression can produce lasting “lines” and wrinkles around the delicate eye area. Botox is a great way to relax the muscle under the skin that moves when a person squints, and reduce the chance of developing “Crow’s Feet”.

4. FALL: Once again, as we go from the long lazy days of summer into the cool hustle and bustle of fall, it’s time to switch things up. Many people develop sun-induced hyperpigmentation during the summer months., or “brown spots.” The fall is a great time of year to evaluate the overall complexion of your skin, and brighten it up. Melanocytes, or pigment producing cells, lie deep under the skin’s surface. Beauty Expert Donna Fay™ recommends a treatment regimen, such as a chemical peel, coupled with a strict skincare routine to combat dark spots and return the skin to a more even-tone. “It’s better to treat pigment chemically, with peels and topical products, vs. mechanically, like a microderm or scrub, because the pigment cells are deep under the skin’s surface. The right chemical peel and product can penetrate through to the root of the problem and brighten up the skin dramatically over time.”

We’ve come full circle, and now I have 3 simple “quick tips” for you to follow all year long. Very simple, and affordable to all. Get your beauty sleep nightly, drink 6-8 glasses of water per day, and wear a broad spectrum SPF on any exposed areas of skin all year long. PPlentyof rest, plenty of hydration, and plenty of prevention. Those 3 simple concepts are the staple for a youthful, beautiful appearance, both inside and out! Taking care of your health should always come first.

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Keep Your Skin Healthy and Beautiful All Winter Long

23-21 vrouw2Beauty Expert Donna Fay runs down a few tips on how to keep your skin healthy and beautiful all winter long.

Bundle up.

The cold weather this time of year brings about a much lower level of humidity. This low humidity is what will cause your skin to dry and crack from your lips, face, hands, down to your feet. Cracked/broken skin can lead to infection. Make sure you are covered up as much as possible before stepping out into the cold. Exposed skin takes a lot of damage, especially when the wind picks up; your fingers, hands, and toes are more susceptible to windburn and frostbite.

Ditch products that dry your skin.

Do you know the products in your current skin care regimen are stripping skin of precious moisture? During this time of year it’s wise to skip the at-home peels, toners, or clay masks that contain alcohol. If your skin feels stripped after cleansing, switch to using it only at night. In the morning, simply rinse your face and apply a moisturizer.

Put your moisturizer to work.

Moisturizing is probably one of the most essential and easiest-to-follow steps in your skin care routine. We recommend applying a moisturizer after a shower. One that has a bit of a heavier cream consistency as the need for moisturizer is greater in winter than in summer due to the amount of damage cold weather does to our skin.

Protect your lips.

Our lips are naturally dry due to the fact that they lack oil glands. In the winter our lips can become cracked and painfully dry. What makes them worse is when we lick our lips. Saliva quickly evaporates, leaving your lips drier than before. Make sure you keep a lip balm on hand to help keep prevent your lips from chapping.

 Mind the temperature inside.

You won’t be able to fight off blustery days outside, but you are able to create a skin-friendly environment in your home or office. Abrupt temperature changes like freezing outdoor weather lead to cranking up the thermostat inside, which can severely dehydrate the skin. To help with this, try using a humidifier to help put some moisture in the air. If you don’t have a humidifier, try putting some water into a bowl in the room where heated air is circulating; when it evaporates, it will put moisture back into the air.

Don’t skip the SPF.

This may seem a bit odd, especially during the winter months when the last thing we think about is the sun, but the sun can still do a lot of damage to your skin. UV rays are still prevalent in the winter as they are in the summer. The sun also reflects light off the snow at a much greater intensity.

8 Common Mistakes When It Comes To Treating Acne

dreamstime_l_36637689 (1)Beauty Expert Donna Fay points out 8 common mistakes when it comes to treating acne.

Not sticking with a treatment long enough.

Your skin reacts slowly to treatment. Even if the breakout came on fast, it still requires time to heal.  That time usually takes somewhere between 6 and 12 weeks. Stick with a treatment for about a month and keep using it if you notice any improvements. Your skin might feel a bit irritated the first couple of weeks.

Doing too much at once.

Generally speaking, people tend to layer on several products when they don’t get the desired results in the first couple of days. Doing this may distress your skin even more. This can lead to even larger acne lesions, which are more than likely to pigment, and heal with spots and scars.

Scrubbing or cleansing too much.

Scrubbing your skin will worsen your acne. It compromises your skin’s protective barrier and increases irritation. Instead of scrubbing, try gently washing your skin with a non irritating pH-balanced cleanser to lessen the irritation. Also make sure you rinse thoroughly because the residue may irritate as well.

Making the wrong choice when it comes to picking the right products.

Alcohol based, harsh cleansers and alkaline bar soaps may actually worsen acne. Look for products that are for acne prone skin or noncomedogenic. There are some ingredients found in products like sunscreen and moisturizer that are more likely to clog pores. Also avoid products that contain oil as it can clog pores and lead to breakouts.

Picking and popping.

Picking at and popping pimples will prolong the healing time and raise the risk of scaring. Infected material may also get pushed further into the skin causing more swelling and redness.

Waiting too long to see a professional.

Once acne starts taking a toll on self-esteem, scarring, or becoming painful, it’s time to make an appointment. Dermatologists have the tools to treat acne and are able to prescribe strong antibiotics and OTC medications. They can also offer chemical peels laser therapy, and micro needling. We recommend the use of micro-needling with the Eclipse MicroPen as it’s 100% natural with no downtime.

Over using or under using prescribed medication.

Use the medication as instructed. Over-usage won’t help clear acne; it will only cause more redness and dryness. Also, not keeping to a regimen will delay any potential improvements to your skin. Consistency is the key.

Stop using medication once it clears up.

It’s best to taper off the medication instead of just quitting it all at once. So for example, if you have been using it twice a day, start using once a day. Then after a while continue to cut back.

 

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