how laser surgery compliments your tampa facelift
Tampa residents certainly understand the toll that climate can have on their skin.  Heat, humidity and the intense sun that drew us to Tampa in the first place can, unfortunately, speed up the aging process and cause us to look older than we want to.  Facelifts are a permanent way to reverse the wrinkles and bring back radiance and youth, but many Tampa facelift patients want more.  They want the best overall results in the shortest amount of time.  The good news is that facelifts can be combined with other procedures, like laser treatments, to create an even more dramatic and long-lasting solution to aging skin.

Tampa facelift options

Tampa facelift patients have options. The facelift procedure itself has gone through revolutionary changes in recent years.  Many cosmetic surgeons still perform the traditional surgery, so that is certainly an option.  tampa facelift and laser 300x224 How Laser Surgery Compliments your Tampa FaceliftHowever, Tampa facelifts no longer have to be highly invasive and traumatic on patients.  The Simplicity Facelift, designed and perfected at Jasin Facial and Body Rejuvenation, is a much less invasive procedure that produces truly spectacular results.  The Simplicity Facelift requires fewer incisions and much less downtime, yet it still effectively reverses the aging process by tightening facial muscles and loose skin, eliminating wrinkles and re-contouring the face.  The procedure results in significantly less bruising and swelling.  It also eliminates the need for bulky bandages and dressings and allows patients to recover more quickly.  Because this revolutionary procedure is so much easier on Tampa facelift patients, it allows them to safely combine their facelift with other procedures with minimal risk.

Will a Tampa Facelift improve skin tone?

Tampa facelifts are a permanent solution to wrinkles and sagging skin.  Unfortunately they cannot improve skin tone and are not designed to eliminate blemishes and discoloration from the face.  Blemishes can be caused by a variety of factors.  Some of us still carry the scars of teenage acne.  Past sun damage can cause dark spots that make us self-conscious. Skin lesions, redness, scars and other imperfections can also detract from the radiant skin we had in our youth.  Laser resurfacing is one of the most effective ways of reducing these types of imperfections, and the combination of this procedure to a Tampa facelift can produce an overall youthful restoration of the face.

While the Tampa Facelift tightens the face and eliminates wrinkles, laser treatment improves the outer surface of the skin.  Laser resurfacing uses a laser to remove the top layer of the skin, or epidermis, as well as the deeper layers.  The Erbium YAG laser used by Dr. Castellano is a very versatile and precise tool that allows the surgeon to target blemishes or treat the entire face, restoring clarity to the skin.  The Erbium laser is absorbed more effectively than other types of lasers yet produces less heat so it reduces the recovery time, redness and risk while producing beautiful, predictable results. An added advantage to laser resurfacing is that it actually promotes the growth of collagen as the skin heals.  This means that it prevents future wrinkles from forming.
Laser resurfacing beautifully compliments the Tampa facelift procedure.

Is it safe to combine Laser Resurfacing with a Tampa facelift?

Studies have shown that laser resurfacing can be safely and effectively combined with a facelift procedure as long as they are performed by a qualified cosmetic surgeon, like Dr. Dominic Castellano.  Advanced facelift techniques, like the Simplicity facelift, allow the procedures to be done concurrently with only a minimal extension of downtime and no significant increase in risk.  Tampa facelift patients have an advantage because they can recover from both procedures at the same time, allowing them to get back to their active lifestyles quickly. There are significant cost benefits to patients when they combine the procedures as well, because they don’t have to double the facility charges, anesthesia charges or lose extra time at work.  It is very important, however, to consult with a qualified plastic surgeon before making the decision to have these, or any, cosmetic procedure.  Your personal health history as well as your current health and habits, like smoking, can affect the risk involved in combining these procedures.  A qualified surgeon can evaluate your risks and health as well as your desired results and recommend the right procedures for you.

Dr. Dominic Castellano is a double board certified cosmetic surgeon.  His medical staff at Jasin Facial and Body Rejuvenation are highly trained and expert at assisting you throughout the process.  You will feel relaxed and cared for from the moment you step through the doors.  If you would like more information on Tampa facelift, laser resurfacing or a combination of both, contact Jasin Facial and Body today for a complimentary consultation. Call (813)975-3223 to schedule your visit or visit our website at www.JasinFacialandBody.com for more information.

how attractiveness affects your life – guide to cosmetic surgery
In Tampa and all throughout the Florida region, an increasing number of people are getting cosmetic surgery.  While some attribute these statistics to a larger population of older residents, the reality is that more people of all ages realize that cosmetic surgery can provide many benefits.  Whether you wish to acknowledge it, the fact is that attractiveness plays a large role in many aspects of day to day life.  Many think that attractiveness is only important for finding a partner or a relationship, but looking good affects so many areas of your daily interactions.  That is one reason why more people choose cosmetic surgery today than ever before in history.

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It is well-documented that attractive people are more likely to find a mate than someone less desirable.  However, studies also show that “pretty people” also earn more and rate their lives as more satisfying than those less pleasing to the eye.   According to sociologist and author, Dr. Gordon Panzer, human beings instinctually respond more favorably to attractive people, even from birth.  Research indicates that babies look more intently and longer at good-looking faces.  Women and men that are considered to be above average in looks are regarded as smarter, more talented, kinder and more honest than their less attractive counterparts.  Based on these types of studies, it is not surprising that many more are choosing to undergo cosmetic surgery to enhance their features.

Cosmetic Surgery More Attainable Than Ever

In the past, cosmetic surgery was considered the ultimate luxury of the rich or famous.  Once only movie stars or wealthy socialites would undergo plastic surgery, but now there are far more options available to ordinary people.   Over the last twenty years, new advancements in surgical techniques have made facelifts and other procedures less invasive and also less expensive.   Plus the advent of Botox and dermal fillers make looking younger and more attractive even easier than ever.  The introduction of Botox and fillers has really changed the field of cosmetic surgery by allowing plastic surgeons to reduce wrinkles or add facial contours without actual surgery.  According to Dr. Dominic M. Castellano, an expert facial plastic surgeon in Tampa, ‘the advances in Botox and fillers allow me to treat a wider variety of concerns more effectively within a simple office visit.  At Jasin Facial and Body Rejuvenation, we specialize in providing the most natural results using less-invasive procedures and injectable fillers.’

How Cosmetic Surgery Can Help You

Now that cosmetic surgery has become more affordable and natural looking, a greater number of people are considering enhancing their looks to meet a variety of goals.  For some, the ability to correct a facial flaw that has bothered them throughout their life is more possible than ever.  For others, having a way to stave off the aging process to improve their confidence or job/relationship opportunities makes cosmetic surgery more appealing.  However before undergoing any procedure, whether surgical or injectable, make sure you do your research to find the best plastic surgeon to help you meet your goals.  Always seek a board-certified plastic surgeon and make sure that they work within an accredited medical facility.  Although cosmetic surgery is safer than ever, there are some non-professionals that have rushed into the field without proper documentation, training or knowledge.  It is the latter that often generate the media stories about “plastic surgery gone wrong.” Meeting with a surgeon in advance to discuss your goals is critical to determining your options and whether cosmetic surgery is right for you.

If you want to learn more about how cosmetic surgery can improve your appearance, please contact Jasin Facial and Body Rejuvenation today (813) 975-3223 or go to www.JasinFacialandBody.com to schedule a complimentary consultation.  Jasin Facial and Body Rejuvenation is a fully accredited medical facility. Dr. Castellano is double-board certified.  He and his medical staff are highly trained in facial plastic surgery and specialize in injectable products designed to provide the most natural results.

5 little changes to reduce wrinkles
There is a saying that goes “Laugh a lot, and when you’re older all of the wrinkles will be in the right places.”  Sounds cute, but most of us would rather laugh without getting wrinkles at all.   While wrinkles are an inevitable part of growing older, many men and women want to reduce wrinkles or find a way to minimize them.  Some wrinkles can be reduced significantly with just a few small lifestyle changes and some need extra attention from a good plastic surgeon.

Avoid Sun Exposure to Reduce Winkles

beachumbrella1 300x280 5 Little Changes to Reduce Wrinkles1. Avoid exposure to the sun and the elements.  Sun damage is the most significant factor in the onset of wrinkles, especially at an early age.  The UV rays from the sun can damage skin and cause it to dry out and lose elasticity.  Sunlight actually damages the collagen and elastin fibers, which are responsible for keeping skin springy and strong.  When this damage occurs, skin begins to sag and crease, making us looking older.  Even a small amount of sunlight can cause damage.  In addition to causing wrinkles, UV rays from the sun are also a leading cause of skin cancers.  The easiest way to avoid this damage is to avoid direct exposure and to wear sunscreen whenever you are outdoors.  A little change like applying sunscreen daily before leaving the house can prevent many wrinkles from occurring.

2. Be conscious about what you are putting in your body.  Water is an essential ingredient in healthy skin, so staying hydrated and avoiding caffeinated beverages can have a remarkable impact on the condition of your skin.  In addition, studies have shown that eating foods rich in Omega-3 fatty acids can give your skin an advantage by keeping it plump, tight and nourished.  Oily fish such as salmon, tuna, herring as well as almonds, walnuts and sunflower seeds are also high in Omega-3, helping to keep you looking younger longer.  Simply adding more water and more healthy oils to your diet can prolong the youthful composition of your skin.  It is a small change that can make a long lasting difference.

Take Care of your Health to Reduce Wrinkles

3. Get more rest.  Adults should aim for 7 to 8 hours of sleep a night.  While you are sleeping, your body is actually rejuvenating itself.  It is also producing HCG (human growth hormone), which is one of the body’s natural defenses against aging. HCG helps the body maintain healthy tissues, including your skin.  Adults get into habits of sleep that can be unhealthy.  Simply giving yourself quiet time before bed and going to bed early enough to allow a full 8 hours of uninterrupted sleep can actually help keep wrinkles – and stress – at bay.  Getting more sleep is a small change that is likely to improve the quality of your life in numerous ways.

4. Educate yourself.  The more you know about how the body works and what your options are, the easier it will be to make the small changes that will improve the health of your body and your skin.  When you understand how foods, chemicals and stress impact the way you look and feel, you will be empowered to make choices that can slow down the aging process and reduce wrinkles.  You will also be less likely to waste time and money on treatment programs or products that won’t work.

Consult a Professional To Reduce Wrinkles

5. Consult a professional.  Eventually you may get to the point where preventative and holistic measures are not enough to give you the results you are really looking for.  There are some fantastic, safe and affordable medical options for reducing wrinkles.  Qualified cosmetic surgeons are trained in all of the latest techniques for restoring youth to your face.   Whether you are thinking about a spot treatment like Botox or dermal fillers, the all-over rejuvenation that you can get from laser resurfacing treatments or a facelift procedure, only a cosmetic surgeon can evaluate your health and your needs to recommend the right procedure or combination of procedures to give you the results you are looking for.  Make sure you choose a physician who has the credentials and experience to make you look and feel your best safely and effectively.

Dr. Dominic Castellano, of Jasin Facial and Body Rejuvenation, is one of the most respected cosmetic surgeons in the Tampa Bay area.  He is double-board certified and has experience in all of the latest surgical and non-surgical methods of wrinkle reduction and elimination.  His staff is also highly qualified and will fully support you through the entire process.  Jasin Facial and Body Rejuvenation is a highly accredited medical facility designed to uphold the highest standards in medical care.

If you are ready to find out more about medical options for wrinkle reduction, call Jasin Facial and Body Rejuvenation today at (813)975-3223 for a complimentary consultation or visit our web site at www.JasinFacialandBody.com for more information.  This may just be the most important “little change” you’ve ever made.

lip enhancements make your lips more kissable
Plump, full lips are considered to be a sign of youth and sexuality.  The media bombards us every day with images of women with luscious, pouty lips that are just waiting to be kissed.  Although the images are beautiful, most of us weren’t born with full lips that draw that kind of attention.  Many women also find that their lips shrink and get thinner as they age, taking away from the sex appeal that they had when they were younger.  Lip enhancements actually enlarge the kissable surface area of your lips, giving you back your youthful lips or adding the kind of volume to your lips that you have always wanted.  You can have sexier lips that are more kissable in less than an hour.  Lip enhancements are a perfect way to enhance your own sex appeal, create a more youthful smile and gain greater confidence.

Lip Enhancements create plump, sexy lips!lips pic Lip Enhancements Make Your Lips More Kissable

There are some non-medical ways to enhance lip volume.  Certain makeup products have additives that plump up lips by inducing inflammation, however they have to be reapplied often and only work while they are applied.  There are also certain makeup application tricks that add the appearance of volume to the lips, but they are just illusions.  Your lips are not really fuller and more kissable.  As soon as the makeup comes off, so does the illusion.

Medical cosmetic lip enhancement is a much more effective way to get the sexy lips you want. Dermal fillers are the most popular form of medical lip enhancement because they are safe, effective and produce immediate results that last for months.  Many women avoid medical lip enhancement because they are afraid of looking unnatural or ending up with “fish lips.”   When performed by a qualified cosmetic surgeon, lip enhancements produce results that are beautiful and natural-looking.

How do lip enhancements work?

The most common form of lip enhancement involves the use of dermal fillers, which are injected right into the lips.  Many of today’s dermal fillers also include lidocaine, which reduces pain at the injection site, so the procedure is relatively painless.  During the treatment, the gel is injected in tiny amounts with a very fine needle, adding volume to lips as it is injected.  It can also be used to add contour and improve the shape of lips, making them sexier and enhancing the smile.  An added benefit is that the same dermal fillers can also be used to reduce wrinkles around the lips at the same time, creating a much more youthful, sexy mouth. These dermal fillers give physicians a great deal of control, allowing them to add just the right amount of volume to meet each patient’s needs.

Dr.  Castellano, of Jasin Facial and Body Rejuvenation, is an expert in cosmetic procedures, including medical lip enhancement.  He prefers smooth fillers like Juvederm and Belotero for lip enhancement because they produce even results and very little bruising.  They are made from substances similar to those found naturally in the body, so they are safe and effective, there is little chance of allergic reactions or side effects, and they are safely absorbed back into the body over time, making the procedure worry free now and in the future.  These advanced dermal fillers are also long lasting.  Unlike makeup products and skillful makeup applications, which are fleeting at best, the results of dermal fillers can last for months.

How do I know if lip enhancement is right for me?

We all have different needs and different beauty goals, however if any of the following describe you, lip enhancement may be the solution you are looking for:
• Your lips have always been thin and disappear when you smile
• As you have aged, your lips have become thinner and less full
• You feel self-conscious about how your lips look
• Having fuller lips will help balance out your face.

If you are striving for a sexier appearance, lip augmentation can instantly give you full, thick lips that will get you noticed.  Because it is a medical procedure, however, it is important to consult with a qualified cosmetic surgeon who is experienced in performing lip enhancements before making the decision to have treatment.  An experienced surgeon will have the expertise to make sure that your results are not only beautiful, but natural-looking.

If you want to learn more about how lip enhancements can improve the look of your smile, please contact Jasin Facial and Body Rejuvenation today (813) 975-3223 or go to www.JasinFacialandBody.com to schedule a complimentary consultation.  Jasin Facial and Body Rejuvenation is a fully accredited medical facility. Dr. Castellano is double-board certified.  He and his medical staff are highly trained in performing medical lip enhancements and will help give you lips that are youthful, plump and oh so kissable!

7 myths about reducing wrinkles
It is an unfortunate fact of life that we will all age and, eventually, we will all get wrinkles.  So reducing wrinkles has been a long sought goal for many.  The fight against visible aging has been waged as far back as we can remember.  Beauty secrets are passed down through generations in the hopes of warding off these lines that reveal our age. While there is no fountain of youth, there are certainly things that can be done to prevent the appearance of wrinkles.  Most beauty secrets, however, have at least an element of myth to them.  Here is the truth behind 7 popular myths on reducing wrinkles.

Common Myths about Reducing Wrinkles

1. Tanning beds are a safer way to tan.  This is a common myth perpetuated by tanning salons everywhere.  It sounds good but simply isn’t true.  Sun damage is caused by the penetrating UV (ultraviolet) radiation produced by the sun. tan bed5 300x199 7 Myths about Reducing Wrinkles Tanning beds mimic the sun and actually emit higher levels of radiation that the sun does. The UV rays actually damage the structure of the skin causing it to lose elasticity and integrity, which eventually causes wrinkles.  It is important to know that there is no safe tan and reducing wrinkles in a tanning bed just won’t work.

2. Facial exercises will prevent wrinkles.  We have all seen videos of people practicing facial stretches and exercises that claim to reduce or prevent wrinkles. The truth is that flexing facial muscles over time may actually cause wrinkles to form. Many wrinkles, including those across the forehead and around the eyes and mouth are, in part, caused by contraction of facial muscles and daily habits like smiling and squinting.  As we age our skin becomes less elastic and less able to “bounce back” from continued muscle contraction, which is a cause of wrinkles.  Using facial exercises is not an effective way of reducing wrinkles and may actually cause them.

3. Cucumbers will reduce wrinkles on the eyes. While it is true that putting cucumbers or tea bags on the eyes may temporarily reduce puffiness, it is a very fleeting fix.  The botanicals found in these items will reduce irritation in the skin but the real reason it works (at least for a while) is the coolness.  It is the chilled cucumber slices and tea bags that reduce swelling.  This helps to smooth out wrinkles for a short time but the effects of this type of spa treatment generally fade by the time we get home.  There are far longer lasting solutions for reducing wrinkles such as dermal fillers, laser skin resurfacing or eye lid surgery for those heavily affected by droopy eyelids.

Cucumbers are not effective for Reducing Wrinkles

4. My mom had wrinkles, so I will too.  While there is some truth that genetics are involved in how your skin will age, there are many ways to prevent wrinkles that your Mom may not have heeded.  Studies have shown that even patients with genetic predispositions to wrinkly skin can prevent or reduce them by simply taking care of themselves.  Eating the right foods, staying hydrated, not smoking and staying out of the sun can reduce your odds of getting wrinkles even if your mom (or dad) had them.

5. Expensive wrinkle creams work better.  This is simply not true.  The cost of a product does not reflect how well it works and, in fact, many expensive anti-aging creams have a significant amount of perfume in them.  The perfumes actually dry out the skin, negating any benefits the creams may have.  It is also important to know that even expensive products can’t erase wrinkles after they have formed.  Only a cosmetic surgeon can remove or reduce wrinkles.  Even if you are not ready to get Botox or try dermal fillers to reduce your lines, the make-up products available through a plastic surgeon are superior to those you purchase at a mall.

6. Incorporating oily fish into your diet will prevent aging.  Unfortunately there is actually no scientific evidence to support the claim that eating oily fish or taking fish oil pills will prevent the formation of wrinkles.  Research does show, however that oily fish is an excellent source of protein and omega-3 fatty acids, which are quite beneficial for the health of your heart, circulatory system and your overall health.

Cosmetic Procedures aimed at Reducing Wrinkles are too Expensive

7. Cosmetic procedures are too expensive.  This is a common myth that simply isn’t true any longer.  Cosmetic surgeons today offer a wider variety of wrinkle reducing products that are available at lower price points than ever.  According to Dr. Dominic M. Castellano, a facial plastic surgeon in Tampa, “over the last twenty years, many new injectable products have been developed that are excellent at reducing wrinkles.  Botox is far more affordable today but there are many dermal fillers that are also within reach of the average consumer that wants to look better.”  Injectibles such as Botox and dermal fillers such as Restalyne and Juvederm not only erase wrinkles within days, but also give you more bang for your buck because the results last for months.  It is also important to note that consumers spend millions of dollars each year on products and services that claim to reduce wrinkles but that don’t work.   Surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures are proven to be effective and surprisingly affordable.

While there are many myths about how to reduce wrinkles, you do not have to live with them.  Dr. Dominic Castellano, of Jasin Facial and Body Rejuvenation, is an expert in surgical and non-surgical methods of reducing and eliminating wrinkles.  He can help you explore your options and design a treatment plan that will fit your needs and your budget.  Jasin Facial and Body Rejuvenation is a state of the art facility that is fully accredited and offers the best treatments on the market today. If you have tried creams, lotions and gimmicks to reduce wrinkles without success, call us today at (813) 975-3223 for a complimentary consultation or visit our website at www.jasinfacialandbody.com for more information.

six ways to ensure your tampa facelift lasts a lifetime
Facelifts are known as the “gold standard” for reversing the aging process and giving patients back their youthful appearance.  In Tampa, facelift patients need to understand that while the procedure is considered permanent, our intense sun and climate can continue to damage and age skin even after a facelift unless patients take the right precautions. It is important to take care of the skin and the body long term to ensure that your youthful appearance is maintained.  Dr. Castellano, of Jasin Facial and Body Rejuvenation, recommends the following steps to his Tampa facelift patients to ensure beautiful results that last.

Tampa Facelift Patients Should Still Avoid Too Much Sun

1. Protect yourself from the sun.  The sun is the primary cause of aging by Tampa facelift patients.  Despite surgery, the sun will continue to damage your skin if you don’t take active steps to prevent future damage.  It is always recommended to avoidfacelift1 300x203 Six ways to ensure your Tampa Facelift Lasts a Lifetime direct exposure to the sun.  Wear hats and sunglasses when exposed to bright sunlight and wear sunscreen with an SPF rating of 30 or higher whenever you are outdoors.  Makeup with added SPF protection will also guard against future sun damage.

2. Take care of your body.  It is important at all phases of life to maintain a healthy lifestyle.  This is true for Tampa facelift patients as well.  Following the procedure, significant fluctuations in weight can have a negative effect on the skin, causing it to stretch and sag, creating wrinkles.    Other lifestyle choices, like drinking alcohol and smoking, can also make skin age at a faster rate.  Taking care of your body and overall health can make your facelift last longer.

3. Laser resurfacing can renew the skin in specific areas or over the entire face.  Laser resurfacing is a process that uses intense light to remove the top layer of skin, producing a rejuvenated appearance.  It can reduce fine lines and wrinkles and remove blemishes and discoloration that occur for a variety of reasons, including the type of sun exposure that many Tampa facelift patients try to avoid.  Laser resurfacing also promotes the growth of collagen, which prevents wrinkles from forming during the treatment period.  It is a procedure that helps to prolong the results of a facelift.

Tampa Facelift Patients Gain Benefits from Additional Procedures

4. Injectable products can extend the life of your Tampa facelift.  Injectable products like Botox, Restalyne and Juvederm are used to add volume to targeted areas of the skin.  Dr. Castellano recommends their use to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, and on areas of the face that are not affected by a traditional facelift.  Unfortunately we all continue to age even after a facelift, but injectables can restore a youthful appearance immediately with no downtime.

5. Stay hydrated.  You skin is the largest organ in your body and it is made up of about 65% water.   Proper hydration is a critical factor in maintaining a youthful look.  Without it, skin will dry out and lose elasticity, speeding up the aging process.  Drinking plenty of water is important to keeping your face looking young and vibrant.

Caring for your Skin Still Important after a Tampa Facelift

6. Use professional skin care products.  After a Tampa facelift, it is especially important to use the right skin care products on your face.  Professional, medical grade products are FDA regulated and have higher concentrations of the active ingredients that have been proven to improve the appearance of skin. They also have better rates of absorption, so they will penetrate and be absorbed by the deeper layers of the skin, resulting in effective and long lasting results.  These professional skin care products can only be obtained through a physician and can be tailored to fit your specific needs and skin type.  They will help you keep your new, youthful look long after your Tampa facelift.

Dr. Castellano is one of the foremost cosmetic surgeons in the Tampa Bay area.  He has perfected the Simplicity facelift technique, developed right here at Jasin Facial and Body Rejuvenation.  The Simplicity facelift produces a dramatically younger appearance without the invasiveness of a traditional facelift or the extensive downtime.  Dr. Castellano is also double-board certified, making him an expert in cosmetic surgery as well as post-operative care and non-surgical techniques like laser resurfacing that will help your facelift last a lifetime.

If you are considering a Tampa facelift, call (813)975-3223 today to schedule your complimentary consultation or visit our website at www.JasinFacialandBody.com for more information.  Jasin Facial and Body Rejuvenation is a fully accredited medical facility, staffed by professionals who will help you reverse the aging process now and in the future.

10 things you need to know before getting a facelift in tampa
If you live in Tampa area or in South Florida, you already know that the harsh sun can cause premature aging.  That is one reason why more people in Florida turn to facelift surgery than residents of northern states.  Facelift surgery is a great way to roll back the clock on aging, but it is not always the right solution for everyone.  If you are considering facial surgery, here are 10 things you need to know before getting a facelift in Tampa:

1) Choosing the right surgeon is essential for optimal results.  A good surgeon makes all the difference so make sure to meet with the surgeon in advance, check the credentials and follow up on references from past patients.  Take a look at before and after photos and make sure that the surgeon is board-certified and exceptionally experienced.  A good facelift should leave the patient looking naturally younger, not wind-blown or plastic.

Not all Facelifts in Tampa are the Same:

2) Not all facelifts are the same! There are many different procedures that have been labeled as facelift82 1 edited 1 210x300 10 Things You Need To Know Before Getting A Facelift in Tampa‘facelifts’ and not all are equally effective.  Some laser treatments have been marketed as facelifts and there are also dermal filler facelifts.  These each have benefits, but it is critical to understand what the surgeon means when he uses the term facelift.
3) Understand what areas of your face will be addressed by a facelift.  A facelift will reduce wrinkles in the mid and lower regions of the face, but not eliminate wrinkles around the eyes or on the forehead.  It is best to consult with the surgeon to explain what areas you wish to address and listen to his recommendation on the best procedure to help you achieve your desired look.
4) Ask about different options for reducing wrinkles before deciding on a facelift.  A facelift may be your best choice but unless you understand all the various treatments available, it is hard to feel good about the decision without enough information.

Do your Research before Scheduling Facelift in Tampa

5) Get all the details on the facelift procedure.  Ask the surgeon about their technique and explain exactly how the procedure will be done.  Will the facelift tighten the underlying muscles or just the overlying facial skin? Will it involve multiple incisions, if so, where? Will it be done under anesthesia or iv sedation? The more information you have before scheduling surgery, the most likely you are to be pleased with the results
6) Learn how long the facelift will last.  A surgical facelift should last the rest of your life if done correctly, so be sure to ask the question if not already addressed by the surgeon.
7) Request specifics about the recovery time and what to expect.  Should you take time off? If so, how long before resuming normal activities? Are there follow up treatments or instructions for home care?  Most credible surgeons will want to see you for a follow up visit to be sure that you are healing properly and also will give you some tips on skin care following the facelift procedure.

Look for an Accredited Medical Facility for a Facelift in Tampa

8) Ask where the actual surgery will take place.  All surgery should be done in an accredited medical facility, either a hospital setting or an accredited office that is fully equipped to handle any emergencies.  Also inquire about the qualifications of the attending staff to be sure that they are also qualified.
9) Get a full listing of the costs of the procedure.  Ask about if the facility or anesthesia costs are billed separately from the surgical costs.  Make sure you have budgeted for the total that covers all aspects of facelift surgery.
10) Make sure you are comfortable with the surgeon and have all the answers before scheduling a procedure.  If at any step of the process you do not feel as though you are getting the complete information or if you are being pressured in anyway, it is time to seek out a different surgeon.

The number one key is selecting the right surgeon for the facelift surgery! An excellent facial plastic surgeon will take the time to provide all the details and describe his or her technique and philosophy.  Look for the surgeon that has proven success at providing natural looking results that leave you looking younger and more refreshed, not overdone and stretched.

We encourage you to set a complementary consultation with Dr. Dominic Castellano at Jasin Facial and Body Rejuvenation.   Dr. Castellano is double board-certified in facial plastic surgery and is known for his expertise and ability to deliver the most natural looking facelift in the Tampa area.  Ask for information about the Simplicity Facelift which provides permanent results with minimal downtime.

Jasin Facial and Body Rejuventation is a fully accredited medical facility located in Tampa, Florida.  Dr. Dominic Castellano is double-board certified and is a highly respected and experienced plastic surgeon.  Call (813)975-3223 today to schedule your complimentary visit or go to our website for more information www.JasinFacialandBody.com.

it’s bikini season in tampa! reduce stubborn fat with coolsculpting
Bikini season is almost year-round in Tampa but some shy away from the beach because they feel too fat.  Even those that exercise regularly and eat a lean diet may find that there are still pockets of stubborn fat that seem impossible to eliminate.  That is why it is called stubborn fat, it is really difficult to erase once settled into certain areas of the body.  However, a new technology has been developed to permanently reduce stubborn fat without requiring surgery or intensive dieting.  Coolsculpting can freeze your fat away without harming the healthy cells and allow you to target those stubborn fat pockets.

How Coolsculpting Works to Reduce Stubborn Fat

Coolsculpting is a revolutionary new procedure that has been developed specifically to target areas of the body that store fat.  It is FDA approved for removing stubborn fat like muffin tops, back fat, saggy bottoms, belly fat and now even reduce fat bikini 298x300 It’s Bikini Season in Tampa! Reduce Stubborn Fat with Coolsculpting thighs.  It is revolutionary because it is non-invasive and effective.  There is no cutting, no cell damage, no hoses and no scarring.  Developed by scientists at the Harvard Medical School, this patented procedure uses a targeted cooling process to kill fat cells under the skin, literally freezing them.   Once the fat cells are crystallized they are eliminated from the body naturally.  The best part is that fat cells do not regenerate.  Once they are eliminated, they are gone permanently.  Coolsculpting results are not seen immediately because it takes time for your body to eliminate the fat, but you will begin to look slimmer within 4 weeks after the procedure.  Best results occur 60-90 days after the procedure is done.  For even more dramatic results, the procedure can be repeated in follow up appointments.

Reduce Stubborn Fat with a Coolsculpting Treatment

The Coolsculpting treatment is done in a medical office setting by a team of well-trained experts.  The process is simple and painless.  The area to be treated is measure and marked up to determine the best applicator wand.  Then the cooling plates are attached to the body while the patient gets comfortable.  There is a quick cooling sensation and a little bit of a pinch as the applicators begin to work, and then the area becomes numb as the fat freezing process continues.  During the procedure, the patient can read, watch TV or use their smartphone during the hour or two it takes per area treated.  After the cooling wand is removed, the area may remain numb or tingly for a few days but the patient can return to work or activities without the need for any downtime.  Within a month, the first noticeable slimming effects begin to occur but the final results may take up to 90 days.  The result are permanent, provided that the patient continues with their normal diet and exercise program.

Tampa Plastic Surgeon Reduced Stubborn Fat with Coolsculpting

Dr. Dominic Castellano, a well-respected plastic surgeon at Jasin Facial and Body Rejuvenation tested the Coolsculpting procedure prior to adding it to his practice in Tampa.  “I had read all the documented results and researched the science behind the Coolsculpting procedure, but decided that they best way to decide was to try it myself” said Dr. Castellano.  “I underwent the Coolsculpting procedure on my abdominal area as was very pleased with the results… it was painless, effective and permanent.  Since our practice is devoted to providing our patients with the most non-invasive treatments, it made sense to offer Coolsculpting at our practice in Tampa.”

If you are interested in learning how Coolsculpting can help you to reduce stubborn fat from your body, please call to schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Castellano or with our knowledgeable medical team.  Dr. Dominic Castellano is a double board certified cosmetic surgeon.  His medical staff at Jasin Facial and Body Rejuvenation are highly trained and expert at assisting you throughout the process.  You will feel relaxed and cared for from the moment you step through the doors.  If you would like more information on Coolsculpting, contact Jasin Facial and Body today for a complimentary consultation. Call (813)975-3223 to schedule your visit or visit our website at www.JasinFacialandBody.com for more information.

laser skin resurfacing reduces wrinkles and enhances facelift results
Skin damage is Tampa is very common in people over 30 and the exposure to the sun can create wrinkles and premature aging.  A facelift is a great way to help reduce wrinkles but adding laser skin resurfacing can really help make a dramatic difference for those that have heavily sun-damaged skin.   The combination of laser skin resurfacing and a facelift can often be a perfect solution to help reduce wrinkles, tighten the skin and rejuvenate the face.

Benefits of Laser Skin Resurfacing and a Facelift

A facelift can help correct the loss of skin elasticity and tighten the facial muscles to reduce lines and wrinkles across the FL and Laser 300x184 Laser Skin Resurfacing Reduces Wrinkles and Enhances Facelift Resultscheeks and lower portion of the face.  It can lessen the appearance of jowls along the jaw and tighten the skin along the neck to provide a more youthful appearance.  Done by an expert plastic surgeon, the results can make you look naturally younger, not stretched or windblown.   A facelift is one of the best known cosmetic surgery procedures and is usually very effective at improving appearance in patients that have signs of premature aging.

Laser skin resurfacing can also help tighten the skin and is sometimes recommended in place of a facelift for those with only minor wrinkles.  However, laser skin resurfacing can be done in conjunction with a facelift to help smooth the skin and reduce fine lines for a total rejuvenation.  Laser skin resurfacing can help also eliminate any age spots, scars or old blemishes that mar the complexion.  When both procedures are done together, the results can be even better than relying on just one procedure to reduce wrinkles.

Talk to a Plastic Surgeon about Laser Skin Resurfacing and Facelift

There are many different types of facelift techniques offered in the Tampa area, as well as a variety of laser treatments.  Not all techniques will produce the same results and there are some reasons not to combine certain types of facelifts with certain forms of laser resurfacing.  A combination procedure can produce remarkable results but should only be done by a well-qualified and accomplished plastic surgeon.   According to Dr. Dominic M. Castellano of Jasin Facial and Body Rejuvenation, “it is important to mention that not all facelifts are the same in terms of how invasive they are and the same goes with laser skin treatments.  At Jasin Facial, we specialize in less-invasive facelift surgery and we prefer to use an Erbium laser that is far less damaging to the skin than other types of laser treatments.  Combining these two less aggressive procedures can provide the patient with beautiful and extremely natural results.”

Some in the industry may caution against doing a facelift with laser skin resurfacing at the same time but the key is to work with a skilled plastic surgeon that has experience combining both procedures.  The real benefit, besides enhanced appearance, is that the patient can save both money and recovery time by doing both procedures together.  Done correctly, with the most effective and least invasive methods, a facelift/laser resurfacing treatment can result in a total facial rejuvenation that would not be possible through either a facelift or laser treatment alone.

Set a Consultation to decide if a Facelift and Laser Skin Resurfacing is for You

If you are interested in reducing wrinkles and improving your appearance, the best first step is to set a consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon to determine the best treatment plan for your skin type and medical history.  Allow the surgeon to explain why they are comfortable offering you both at the same time and to describe the benefits of a facelift and laser resurfacing procedure to you.  Facelifts and laser can certainly be done at the same time, but not on everyone or in every situation.  A consultation is the best way to be sure that you get the recommendation that is right for you.

Dr. Dominic Castellano is a double board certified cosmetic surgeon.  His medical staff at Jasin Facial and Body Rejuvenation are highly trained and expert at assisting you throughout the process.  You will feel relaxed and cared for from the moment you step through the doors.  If you would like more information on Tampa facelift, laser resurfacing or a combination of both, contact Jasin Facial and Body today for a complimentary consultation. Call (813)975-3223 to schedule your visit or visit our website at www.JasinFacialandBody.com for more information.

avoid premature aging with these wrinkle reducing tips
No matter what your age, wrinkle reducing tips can help you stay young looking longer. The fact is, we all want to age gracefully.  However the truth is that no matter how hard we try to reduce wrinkles, at some point they will appear.  Although we can’t ward them off forever, we can certainly take steps to avoid and reduce wrinkles in the short term and eliminate them once they have formed.  Here are some wrinkle reducing tips that will help you keep your face looking as young as you feel:

8 Wrinkle Reducing Tips:

1. Prevention:  Avoid the sun. Exposing your face to harsh elements like wind and sun will dry out your skin and cause a loss of collagen.  It is critical to wear sunscreen, hats and sunglasses sun hat e 300x225 Avoid Premature Aging with these Wrinkle Reducing Tipswhen out in the weather.  Prevention from a young age will help keep your face looking younger longer.
2. Moisturize: No matter what the advertisements say, moisturizers and creams will not reduce wrinkles once they have formed, however keeping your face moisturized will help keep your skin supple and prevent it from drying out and forming wrinkles in the first place. Using a moisturizer during the day with sunscreen will provide added protection from the damaging rays of the sun.
3. Care for your body: Wrinkle reduction literally starts from the inside out, so take great care of your body. Sleep well, eat well and don’t smoke.  You should also drink lots of water.  Your skin is made up of 65% water.  Staying hydrated is an important factor in keeping skin from drying out and preventing wrinkles from forming.

Wrinkle Reducing Cosmetic Treatments

4. Botox Cosmetic: Botox is an injectable treatment that relaxes the muscles in the face, reducing wrinkles around the eyes, mouth and forehead.  It is used primarily to treat wrinkles and lines that have formed due to muscle contraction, like frowning or squinting.  Botox is a temporary solution but it is extremely popular because it is effective, requires little or no downtime and the results can last up to 4 months.
5. Injectable fillers: Injectable fillers like Radiesse, Restylane and Juvederm literally fill in deep creases and folds on the face.  When injected into problem areas, they instantly add volume to the skin and smooth out wrinkles and folds in the face.  While they are still a temporary solution, injectable fillers produce immediate, long lasting wrinkle reduction with little or no downtime.
6. Laser resurfacing: Laser resurfacing involves the use of a laser to remove the top layer of skin and to reach into the deeper layers of skin to treat blemishes, discoloration and other imperfections.  This procedure improves the clarity and texture of skin but it has the added benefit of stimulating collagen production to reduce wrinkles from forming in the future.
7. Non-surgical facelift: A non-surgical facelift combines the use of injectable fillers and Botox on the entire face to reduce wrinkles in multiple areas.  The non-surgical facelift is used to raise the corners of the mouth, reduce wrinkles around the eyes, nose and forehead as well as to add volume and improve the contour of the face.  Non-surgical facelifts mimic the results of a surgical facelift but the results are temporary.  Patients who are not ready for surgery choose this option because the procedure requires only minimal downtime and produces and allover younger, more vibrant look.
8. Facelift: While the procedures and preventive methods above produce a temporary reduction in wrinkles, a facelift is a surgical procedure that will reduce wrinkles and improve facial contours permanently.  Because it is surgery, involving cutting and tightening of facial skin, it involves more downtime than non-invasive procedures like injectables and laser treatments.  However, advanced techniques available today, like the Simplicity facelift, have been perfected and are much less traumatic on patients.  The results are permanent, beautiful and downtime is dramatically less than traditional facelift surgery.

Wrinkle Reduction Treatments Best with Doctor’s Help

Wrinkles don’t have to be an inevitable consequence of aging.  Prevention can truly reduce your chances of early lines and creases in your face.  Once wrinkles have formed, advance wrinkle reduction techniques can erase years from your face.  A qualified cosmetic surgeon, like Dr. Castellano of Jasin Facial and Body Rejuvenation can evaluate your needs and your health to create a customized solution to fit you and your lifestyle.

Jasin Facial and Body Rejuvenation is a state-of-the art, fully accredited medical facility dedicated to helping patients look their best and reverse the aging process.  Dr. Dominic Castellano is a double-board certified plastic surgeon, making him one of the foremost experts in the field of cosmetic surgery.  If you are ready to reduce wrinkles and lines from your face and regain a youthful appearance, Jasin Facial and Body Rejuvenation offers complimentary consultations so that you can explore your options and find a solution that is perfect for you. Call (813) 975-3223 today to schedule your complimentary visit or go to www.jasinfacialandbody.com for more information.