Define Your Neck Line

by Dr. Ramtin Kassir, M.D., F.A.C.S. | Aug. 23, 2017, 11:07 a.m.

The neck can hold a great deal of grace within its sharp lines. But as our skin matures or we gain weight, we may notice changes to the form of our jawlines. If you have noticed your neckline is beginning to soften and the once sharp jawline has become muted, then you may be a perfect candidate for neck liposuction, which is used in order to redefine the neck and jawline.   Neck liposuction can be used in a variety of ways, but often times is used as a stand alone procedure in order to remove excess fat from underneath …

Liquid Facelift: The Fastest Way To Unlocking Your Youth

by Dr. Ramtin Kassir, M.D., F.A.C.S. | Aug. 16, 2017, 8:25 a.m.

The aging process can be a very beautiful thing, but the mark it leaves on the surface of our skin can be anything but appealing. Because of the effects of aging, many people begin toying with the idea of a facelift; however, the actual concept of a facelift can impede many people from actually following through with the procedure. A facelift not only has a cost factor that frightens people, but it also involves incisions, extensive recovery time and visible scarring. There are also fears tied to the unknown result of the procedure.   Because of this, Dr. Kassir has …

A Youthful Surface Starts With Your Skincare

by Dr. Ramtin Kassir, M.D., F.A.C.S. | June 13, 2017, 8:30 a.m.

Loving the skin you’re in doesn’t just mean embracing your quirks and unique attributes. It also means taking care of the body that you have. Using preventative methods, such as sunscreen, to limit sun exposure is one way to up your skin health game.   Though many of us boast that we turn golden brown after our ritualistic first “burn” of the summer, we should be running to the dermatologist instead of the beach.   In fact, according to the American Academy of Dermatology one in five Americans will develop skin cancer at some point in their life. The study …

With insanely busy schedules and limited vacation opportunities, most people don’t have the time to give up for a week of surgical recovery. We rush from the pressures of our home life to the stresses of the office, dealing with the frustration of traffic and human interactions in between. But as we face the challenges of each day, the battle scars slowly become emblazoned on our faces...mainly in the forms of wrinkles, expression lines and photoaging.   These signs of aging manifesting on your delicate skin doesn’t have to be just another thing to stress about though. Though facelifts have …

How The Vampire Facial Can Enhance Your Breasts

by Dr. Ramtin Kassir, M.D., F.A.C.S. | May 16, 2017, 8:10 a.m.

Platelet-Rich Plasma treatment is one of those treatments that seems to have endless possibilities. Because the PRP procedure uses the patient’s own blood, it’s able to be accepted by the body without any adverse side effects. Using a natural healing agent produced directly from the body also influences a faster healing process and ensures safety. Though PRP treatment gained popularity with the masses via Kim Kardashian’s vampire facial, other uses are now on the rise.   PRP treatment combined with hyaluronic acid is one of the leading combinations for a non-invasive breast lift, but it’s not going to double your …

According to a recent study conducted by the Pew Research Center 92% of teens go online daily, while 56% of them report going on repeatedly throughout the day. Because of this, teens come face-to-face with flawless images of men and women constantly as they scroll through their newsfeeds.   As their exposure to these types of images continues to expand, teens begin to analyze their features and compare their faces and bodies to those of the models and popular instagrammers who have gained notoriety for their images.   More and more teens between the ages of 13-19 have begun turning …

New Discovery: Best Crib For Busy Moms

by Dr. Ramtin Kassir, M.D., F.A.C.S. | May 9, 2017, 11:59 a.m.

These days, it’s hard enough to juggle everything we have on our plates. But adding a new member to the family can raise stress levels to the max. When Sheila and I found out that we had a second little one on the way, we were so excited - we jumped immediately into planning mode. We wanted to make this newborn experience as easy on Sheila as possible.   We began searching for products we thought would best fit the lives of two busy individuals. My beautiful wife now has two children to care for as she works towards gaining …

PDO Thread Lift: The Trendiest LunchTime FaceLift In 2017

by Dr. Ramtin Kassir, M.D., F.A.C.S. | April 12, 2017, 8:46 a.m.

Strings may be involved in this procedure, but there are no strings attached when it comes to this lunchtime facelift! Unlike the standard facelift, which involves incisions that take weeks to heal and leaves you with scarring that takes months to diminish, the minimally invasive PDO (Polydioxanone) thread lift leaves you with a tightened, rejuvenated appearance with relatively no downtime.   The PDO thread lift uses a hypodermic needle preloaded with various thread types to target and enhance specific areas of the face. They are inserted underneath the skin and into the deep connective tissue. Though mild bruising, discomfort and …

Time is money, and more people are investing their money in less invasive cosmetic surgery procedures. These are commonly referred to as “lunchtime” treatments, that typically range from 15 minutes to an hour. From lip injections and facial fillers to PRP treatments and laser resurfacing, these cosmetic surgery selections allow each person to customize their ideal rejuvenation plan.   And the concept of facial and body rejuvenation has begun to catch the attention of a younger audience. Since the launch of Instagram, Snapchat and Facebook, young men and women have become very aware of their own faces, enhancing their image …

Kiss Your Baby Face Goodbye With Buccal Fat Removal!

by Dr. Ramtin Kassir, M.D., F.A.C.S. | March 29, 2017, 8:45 a.m.

If you’re struggling with a baby face that never disappeared during puberty, you’re not alone. Hundreds of people find that their face has an overly rounded, plump appearance. Since this is a hereditary condition, it is impossible to diminish the appearance of buccal fat with exercise and weightloss.   Fortunately, there is a minimally invasive procedure for buccal fat pad extraction. Buccal fat pad removal is done under local anesthesia and involves small incisions on the inside of the cheeks above the lower gumline. Then the fat deposit is extracted in order to create a slimmer, more sculpted appearance. This …

One of the major things that gives away your age is the state of your hair. You may be able to mask the greys, but there is no way to hide significant hair loss. Balding and hair thinning are problems that both men and women face with maturity. This issue oftentimes is completely out of their control too. Genetics and hormones are the main culprits in these cases, but fortunately there are several options on the market to help you regain a healthy, full head of hair!   Hair Regrowth Vitamins Your body needs to be taking in the right …

Hello Spring, Goodbye Past Mistakes: Tattoo Removal 101

by Dr. Ramtin Kassir, M.D., F.A.C.S. | March 20, 2017, 8:38 a.m.

Hello Spring, Goodbye Past Mistakes: Tattoo Removal 101   We all have past regrets - some are etched permanently into our memories, while others are displayed on our skin for all to see. At certain points in our lives, we make decisions that seem brilliant at the time. But as time passes, we realize we have evolved and we may not be so fond of that choice. Thankfully, we have the ability to mask or erase these, so that the reality of this realization isn’t so harsh.   Tattoo removal is one way of allowing yourself a fresh start as …

These Tips Will Get You Slimmed Down For Spring Break!

by Dr. Ramtin Kassir, M.D., F.A.C.S. | March 16, 2017, 8:46 a.m.

Finals are just a little over a month away. And with that comes late nights, overly-crammed minds, and comfort food binges. That makes the Spring Break season even more of a well-needed hiatus from studying. But despite the sunshine, beaches and tans, Spring Break can be just as stressful of a time if you aren’t prepared for it!   Weight gain and dimpling on the back of your legs and thighs can make it difficult to fully enjoy the beautiful scenery and warm breeze. Being comfortable in your skin is ideal, but not everyone has the ability to embrace their …

Platelet-Rich Plasma Treatment: Rekindle Your Romance

by Dr. Ramtin Kassir, M.D., F.A.C.S. | March 9, 2017, 8:46 a.m.

Platelet-Rich Plasma treatments became popular a few years ago when Kim Kardashian had a vampire facial. But beautifying the face is just one of the many incredible ways that PRP can be used to help stimulate the body’s healing.   The PRP treatment uses blood drawn from the patient’s arm, which is then placed in a centrifuge and propelled at a high speed to separate and concentrate the platelets. This concentration contains anywhere from two to 14 times the amount found in normal blood. This is then injected into the area of interest to generate the healing process.   PRP …

Genioplasty: What's A Chin Reduction All About?

by Dr. Ramtin Kassir, M.D., F.A.C.S. | March 2, 2017, 8:50 a.m.

The pressure to have a strong, yet not overly powerful jawline is overwhelming in the selfie-saturated world that we live in. Because of this, both men and women are turning to genioplasty (chin surgery) in order to achieve the perfect balance. And although the most widely discussed version of genioplasty is a chin implant, there are a great deal of men and women who are struggling with the opposite issue.   When a man has a receding jawline, typically, society doesn’t view him as capable of a leader nor as “manly” as one who has a chin proportionate to the …

CoolSculpting has become vastly popular over the past few years as a means for targeting stubborn fat pockets that accumulate in various areas of the body. But many do not realize that CoolSculpting has become the leading treatment for targeting that pesky double chin! This noninvasive treatment for targeting submental fat has become the ideal treatment due to the minimal discomfort and zero downtime.   How The CoolMini Treatment Works:   The CoolMini treatment implements cryolipolysis, a process that involves freezing of the fat cells without causing damage to the surrounding area. During the treatment, a device is placed on …

If those dreaded dark eye circles are constantly haunting your reflection, you’re not alone. This can a very frustrating situation, given that there are so many factors that can cause this condition. Between lifestyle choices, age and heredity it can be incredibly difficult to pinpoint the exact cause. This can make it very hard to figure out what method is the right one for making them vanish.   That’s why it’s important to first analyze your lifestyle choices, such as your sleep cycle, your skincare routine and your habits (like smoking and drinking). If you are someone who are someone …

Dimples are cute, but only when they’re located on your face. Cellulite on the other hand, is the type of dimpling nearly all women loathe, yet 90% of them are afflicted by it. The appearance of cellulite can range from tiny rippling in the skin to a more accumulated orange rind form to a bulging cottage cheese look. The worst aspect of cellulite is that no matter how much you adjust your diet and commit to a healthy lifestyle, it’s impossible to rid your body of its presence.   Women tend to suffer from cellulite more commonly than men because …

The process of looking for a plastic surgeon can be stressful enough, but the actual concept of going under the knife can cause even more fears to rise. Between the idea of complications from anesthesia, the cost of the procedure and the appearance after the surgery, many people would rather struggle with their appearance and confidence, than take the risk of having an anti-aging procedure like a facelift.   And facelifts can be pretty intimidating, especially because the incision can be more invasive than other procedures. Fortunately, there’s a nonsurgical facelift that has been developed, which incorporates a combination of …

As much as we romanticize months in advance over Valentine’s Day in our minds, when it finally approaches it seems to cause more stress than steam. On top of figuring out how to dress, what to wear, how to do your hair...or if you even have a date...all this stress is just deepening your stress lines more! If you want to smooth things out, but don’t have time for an invasive surgical procedure, like a full facelift or Band Aid facelift, a Liquid Facelift is your ideal solution.   A liquid facelift involves a combination of hyaluronic acid-based dermal fillers …

As our skin matures and aging begins to settle into the surface of our skin, we begin to fret over the impact it’s having on our face and forget about our fingers. Though the face is the first thing the eyes rest on, the hands are the second area of the body most eyes are drawn to next. In fact, with the constant movement and use of our hands, they’re always at center stage in some respect. Oftentimes, when people are interested in reversing the effects of aging, they are not aware that their are many treatments in restoring the …

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