What Age is Appropriate for a Facelift?

The typical facelift patient is in their 50s or 60s — around this age, both wrinkles and contour changes start to appear in the face and neck. Occasionally, a patient in their 30s can have enough early aging changes to justify a facelift. Because of ...

Surgery, Injectables or Both?

Educational Messages from Dr. Menachof Many things happen to our face and neck as we age. Changes occur slowly in the skin, fat, muscle and bone of our faces, causing an older appearance to develop over the years. In some people, these changes can occur early, while others can continue to look young until they are much older.

Growth Factors: What are They and Why Do We Need Them?

If you’re concerned about reversing the signs of aging in your skin, rejuvenation can be found in the innovative science of skin care containing growth factors. Growth factors are an important part of maintaining firmness and elasticity in your skin. Growth factors are made by skin cells to help your body maintain healthy skin. They work by repairing damaged skin, making the components that provide firmness and elasticity and helping to maintain your skin’s natural protective functions.

The Secret to Amazing Skin

So I’m sitting poolside in Cabo. The sun is out. It’s about 90 degrees. There is a slight breeze. There is an ice-cold refreshing beverage sitting about 4 inches away from my left hand. I’m watching Kathleen and two of my kids floating near the ...

A New Chapter in Hydration

The number of effective non-surgical options available that improve the appearance of the skin continues to grow. This can be seen as both good and bad. The good part is that we are finding more and more things that will make us look better.

All About Filler: Part 3

Last time we figured out where attractive young people have their volume. If all we were doing with filler was injecting thin-faced young people we could stop here (good news- If you are a thin faced young person you only need to find an injector ...

All About Filler: Part 2

My high school English teachers always told me that in order to write successfully, you need to make your point early in order to grab the reader’s attention. So here goes. Not all young faces look young. Young people with chubby cheeks look young. Young people with thin ...

All About Filler: Part 1

I’ve wanted to write about fillers for some time now. The problem is that things seem to change so much in the “filler world” (air quotes would have actually been much more effective in letting you know that when I use the term “filler world” ...

Is Your Sunscreen Enough?

It’s been drilled into our heads to always wear sunscreen every day, rain or shine, no matter what. However, it seems the rules of what kind to use, how to apply, how much to apply, when to reapply, are constantly changing

What Happened to Kenny Rogers?

What happened to Kenny Rogers, Goldie Hawn and Melanie Griffith? How can good looking people end up looking so bad? One of the reasons I moved to Colorado to practice Facial Plastic Surgery over 20 years ago was because the people in this area of the ...