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    Can Excessive Frowning Really Give You Wrinkles?

    Last updated 7 months ago

    Your face makes hundreds of different expressions every single day, but there are some you're more likely to make than others. If you find yourself frequently frowning over a computer screen or at the TV, you're not only potentially giving yourself a headache; you're also storing up potential wrinkle problems for the future.

    The Connection Between Wrinkles and Habitual Expressions

    Habitual facial expressions, such as frowning, smiling and squinting, all leave a lasting mark on your skin. The wrinkles that form at the corner of the eyes and between the eyebrows are caused by the muscle contractions that control these expressions.

    While you don't want to stop frowning completely, you could help alleviate the problem by making a conscious effort to check your expression and relax your face when you catch yourself frowning excessively. Wearing sunglasses or finding out whether you need prescription glasses can also help reduce frowning and squinting at computer and TV screens.

    Wrinkle Solutions

    To reduce the signs of frown wrinkles – or to help discourage wrinkles from forming in the first place – you can consider the help of injectables such as wrinkle relaxants. These work by temporarily freezing the muscles responsible for some habitual expressions, meaning you are less likely to frown deeply and more likely to avoid forming wrinkles.

    Wrinkle Relaxants in Perth

    If you're ready to find out more about ways to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, contact Dr Anh Nguyen - a female plastic and cosmetic surgeon - on (08) 6555 3480. Based in Perth, Dr Anh specialises in cosmetic surgery for women and will personally work with you to create a fresher, younger looking you.

    How Rhinoplasty Can Reduce Sinus Problems

    Last updated 7 months ago

    Rhinoplasty procedures, which are often referred to as nose jobs, are typically thought of as being primarily concerned with the way the nose looks. However, it's also a type of surgery that can be used to alleviate sinus problems and improve breathing function.

    Improved Breathing

    A Rhinoplasty procedure reshapes the nose and when the nasal passages inside the nose are restricted, it can be a great way of fixing breathing issues. A deviated nasal septum is one of the most common causes of obstruction, but it is not the only one.

    Nasal obstructions can be responsible for a number of problems, including a reduced sense of smell, recurrent sinus infections, sinus pressure headaches and nose bleeds. Recurring sinus infections can become debilitating and surgery is often recommended for patients who suffer severe sinus problems on a regular basis.

    During Rhinoplasty, a surgeon can make changes to the structure of the nasal passages that can relieve these symptoms. Sometimes these changes can be made without altering the external appearance of the nose and sometimes this is not possible. Many patients elect to have the outer appearance of their nose altered at the same time, as restricted breathing is often related to misshapen noses.

    Contact Dr Anh Nguyen on (08) 6555 3480 to arrange a consultation and to find out whether Rhinoplasty could help improve your sinus problems, or to hear more about the way it could improve the harmony and balance of your face.

    The Difference Between Freckles and Age Spots

    Last updated 7 months ago

    Freckles and age spots are both the result of sun exposure, but what sets a sweet little freckle apart from the inevitable age spot? This video explains the cosmetic difference between the two and shares some tips on how you can rejuvenate the look and feel of your skin following sun damage.

    Freckles

    These loveable spots are the result of an uneven distribution of melanin, the substance responsible for giving skin its colour. Melanin reacts to the sun, meaning those areas of the skin that have the highest concentration of melanin will typically turn the darkest.

    Our propensity towards freckles is determined by skin type and genetics, so those with fair hair and skin may be more likely to freckle. To help prevent the formation of freckles, nothing beats high SPF sunscreen and a hat.

    Age Spots

    While freckles are a genetic attribute, age spots are the result of many years of sun damage. Just like freckles, age spots are a result of high concentrations of melanin; however, it takes years of sun exposure for age spots to develop, and they are generally found in people over the age of 40.

    Lifelong protection from the sun is the best way to slow these spots; however, there are some very effective treatments available to help them fade.

    To find out more about skin treatments to treat sun damaged skin, such as Fraxel laser, contact Dr Anh Nguyen, a female plastic surgeon in Perth, on (08) 6555 3480.

    Natural Ways to Reduce Cellulite

    Last updated 7 months ago

    Often thought of as the bane of summer, cellulite can be an issue for some women all year round. While problem cellulite most commonly appears on the bottom and thighs, it can also be found on the upper arms, lower legs and stomach. This means that for many women, it's not only a problem when it's time to hit the beach; it’s something they deal with every day.

    Give yourself added confidence to wear what you want with some natural tips for reducing the appearance of cellulite.

    Eat Naturally

    Diets that are high in salt, additives and processed foods can contribute to weight gain and problems with cellulite. To help your body flush away the build-up of toxins in your adipose tissue that can cause the rippled effect of cellulite, eat as freshly and healthily as possible.

    Stay Hydrated

    Drinking plenty of water and caffeine-free herbal teas can also help your body get rid of unwanted toxins. Dehydration can also make cellulite look worse, so make sure you drink pure water every single day and limit your intake of tea and coffee.  

    Scrub Up

    Exfoliating gloves and massage pads can be good for revitalising your skin and helping your body break up those toxins. Try giving problem areas a regular rub in the shower and experiment with body scrubs made with natural ingredients.   

    If you’re looking for a more permanent way to reduce cellulite, why not consider Venus Freeze cellulite reduction or non-surgical liposuction procedures such as Liposonix. Dr Anh Nguyen is a female plastic surgeon who specialises in surgical and non-surgical liposuction procedures. Contact her helpful team on (08) 6555 3480 for more information.

    How the Mid-face Changes with Age

    Last updated 7 months ago

    The mid-face extends from the under-eye area to the cheeks and nose. With its unique contours, this part of the face determines the overall balance of the face; however, it’s also particularly susceptible to the inevitable signs of ageing.

    Cheeks

    The enviable cheeks from our youth slowly start to lose their plumpness, as the soft tissue in the cheeks decreases and descends over time. The effect can be a hollowing out of the face as the effects of gravity take place.

    Eyes

    Dark circles may also appear over time. While perfectly natural, they can tend to give the face a tired look.

    Nose

    The noses of young children tend to have an upturned tip, but by the time adolescence arrives, most noses have straightened out. With age, the nose tip will continue to drop, which can make the nasal dorsum look even larger. The nasolabial fold, which extends from the edge of the nose to the corner of the mouth, will also deepen with age as the face’s soft tissue and fat start to journey downwards.

    Anti-ageing Procedures

    While this all sounds pretty dire, there are things you can do to slow the ageing process in the mid-face. First up, sun protection is key to preventing the sun from prematurely ageing the skin. Healthy eating and regular doses of exercise are also recommended ways to keep the skin looking its best. You can also discuss a range of surgical and non-surgical treatments with a cosmetic surgeon – midface lift, eyelid rejuvenation, volumising with fillers, rhinoplasty, Fraxel and Laser treatments for the skin, rhinoplasty and more.

    A good cosmetic surgeon can help you consider all of the potential benefits of both surgical and non-surgical treatments. Find out more by getting in touch with Dr Anh Nguyen, a female plastic surgeon in Perth who offers both surgical and non-surgical cosmetic treatments, on (08) 6555 3480.

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