Dr. Arnold Klein's Advice on What to Know Before Visiting Your Dermatologist

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World renowned cosmetic dermatologist Dr. Arnold Klein believes that when it comes to looking younger it's all about restoration, not renovation. Successful facial restoration work should be undetectable to others, even your best friends and family. Dr. Klein offers tips and reminders when deciding to create a more youthful glow.

Aging is something we all face. It's an unavoidable phenomenon in which the soft tissues of the body lose volume. This process is most apparent in the face and can be exaggerated following weight loss. It's only through the replacement of lost volume that a natural and more youthful appearance can be restored. Dr. Arnold Klein, world renowned cosmetic dermatologist with a busy practice in Beverly Hills, says, "As we age, there is a loss of volume under the tissues and dental support which causes sagging skin in the lower part of the face and wrinkles," he said. "By tightening the skin; it will cause an unnatural or 'done' appearance."

Dr. Klein believes it's all about restoration, not renovation. Successful facial restoration work should be undetectable to others, even your best friends and family. Dr. Klein offers the following tips and reminders when deciding to create a more youthful glow:

  •     Have realistic expectations of the outcome and be aware of doctors who make false promises. You cannot take a photograph of your favorite actor or actress and say "I want her lips or his nose." Any doctor who says they can do it may not be reliable.
  •     Do your research when selecting a doctor. Find out if they are board certified in dermatology, cosmetic surgery or plastic and reconstructive surgery. Where did they do their residencies and fellowships? Ask to see examples and results of their work.
  •     Beware of doctors who offer lunchtime facelifts because this doesn't exist. Look for a doctor who will listen to you and spend the extra time and care to do the work. Many doctors spend an average of 20 minutes on a service that should take at least an hour.
  •     Never allow anything permanent to be injected into your face. Permanent fillers result in unexpected and permanent problems. Currently, there is no permanent injectable filler on the market that does not carry substantial long term risk of adverse events. Dr. Klein has had patients come to him with foreign body reactions that occurred years after the product is injected and due to the permanent nature, often must be surgically removed.

About Dr. Arnold Klein
Dr. Arnold Klein graduated cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa with a BA degree in Biology from Penn and the School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. He completed his post-graduate education at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, and completed medical residencies in dermatology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and UCLA.

He has written four medical textbooks on cosmetic soft tissue augmentation and botulinum neurotoxins, numerous medical textbook chapters and has published nearly 150 scientific manuscripts.

Dr. Klein is a member of 28 professional organizations such as the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery and American Academy of Dermatology. Dr. Klein is the founder of the American Foundation for AIDS Research (amfAR) and Rose-Tarlow-Arnold W. Klein Breast Cancer Foundation at UCLA. Dr. Klein also serves as a Trustee to numerous Boards of Directors including the Jennifer Jones-Simon Foundation, the UCLA Center for the Health Sciences, The Discovery Eye Foundation and The Hereditary Disease Foundation.

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