Don’t Neglect “Tell Zones” When Considering Cosmetic Procedures

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Expert dermatologist Dr. Sabrina Fabi comments on a recent CBS article which discusses how “tell zones” such as the hands and chest can give away a person’s age.

Dr. Sabrina Fabi

The face is what most people think about when considering procedures such as dermal fillers or laser resurfacing, but for a comprehensive rejuvenation, it’s important to consider other parts of the body as well.

A recent article from CBS talks about how as cosmetic dermatology becomes more popular, many men and women have younger-looking faces, but neglect other parts of the body that may show age just as much if not more than the face. Hands, neck, the chest, even the earlobes can give away a person’s true age even if the face is youthful and smooth. However, there are a number of procedures available that can rejuvenate these “tell zones” and allow the rest of the body to appear just as youthful as the face. Dr. Sabrina Fabi of landmark San Diego practice Cosmetic Laser Dermatology discusses options for rejuvenation of these zones.

“The hands and chest are some of the most visible areas of the body, and they can show age all the more because many people tend to neglect to care properly for them,” explained Dr. Fabi. “The face is what most people think about when considering procedures such as dermal fillers or laser resurfacing, but for a comprehensive rejuvenation, it’s important to consider other parts of the body as well.”

As the years go by, the hands can become wrinkled and sun-damaged, as can the chest. Yet, fillers such as Restylane can restore volume to the hands, while laser skin resurfacing can remove sunspots and skin tightening devices such as Ultherapy can smooth decolletage. By tending to these often overlooked areas of the body, a person’s true age will not be revealed as easily.

Ultherapy has recently been FDA-approved for improving wrinkles on the chest, and is a great way to renew one of the most telling areas for age,” said Dr. Fabi. “Treating the face, neck, and chest together prevents a situation where perhaps the face looks younger than the neck, or the neck is smooth but the chest still shows obvious signs of age.”

Another “tell zone” which many people, especially women, have begun to think about is the earlobes. After years of wearing heavy earrings, the earlobes can become stretched and thin. Having dermal fillers injected into the earlobes to restore volume and fullness has become a much more popular procedure in recent years, as women wish to restore their earlobes to a more youthful and visually appealing state.

“Having the earlobes plumped and shaped is often called ‘eartox,’ but in fact dermal fillers, not Botox, are used for the procedure,” said Dr. Fabi. “Fillers can reshape and add volume back into drooping earlobes. Many women who wore large, heavy earrings throughout their lives are now realizing that their ears have paid the price, and want to restore the youth back to their lobes. As the procedure is safe, quick, and virtually painless, it has become very popular.”

Sabrina G. Fabi, MD, is a double board certified dermatologist and cosmetic surgeon who serves as the head of research and clinical trials at the landmark dermatology center of Cosmetic Laser Dermatology in San Diego. As a specialist in laser and injectable treatments, Dr. Fabi helps patients achieve ideal aesthetic results through multiple cutting-edge procedures including non-invasive Ulthera skin-tightening, ThermiRF, Liposculpture, Photodynamic Therapy, Sclerotherapy, and volume restoration with dermal fillers. As a highly-respected dermatologist, Dr. Fabi believes in developing a unique and custom treatment plan for each and every patient she sees.

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