Crafting Clear Complexion: Dr. Devgan performs Microneedling+PRP

A majority of people would love to have a flawless complexion. A foolproof way to get the skin you have always seen on your favorite celebrities is microneedling with PRP (“vampire facial”). Microneedling with PRP is a fairly simple process, with minimal downtime.

Patients are first numbed where the microneedling is needed. Typically, the area of concern for patients is on the face and neck. Dr. Devgan will then draw blood into a tube from the patient’s antecubital vein. The tube is centrifuged to separate the platelet rich plasma (PRP) from the red blood cells. The platelet rich plasma is a translucent yellow with excellent healing properties, thus the term “liquid gold”.

Dr. Devgan first utilizes a combination of her skincare line products to prep the skin after the PRP has been harvested. Following the prepping of the skin with her products, Dr. Devgan proceeds to utilize a DermaPen, an oscillating multi-needle tool, to start the treatment. After going over the skin one time, Dr. Devgan places the collected PRP on the necessary areas. She gently rubs the PRP into the skin before continuing the microneedling process.

After the treatment is finished, redness is common. The degree of redness, commonly asked by patients as “How red will I be after?”, depends on the individual. People with more sensitive skin or red hair, often have a greater degree of redness at end of treatment. The visual signs of redness should dissipate in 48 to72 hours. Dr. Devgan insists on going makeup free during that time to allow the skin to regenerate.

Patients are typically amazed by their results even after one treatment using microneedling with PRP; however, there are cases in which multiple treatments are necessary depending on the grade of skin issues, expectations of the patient, and skin type.

Dr. Devgan Received Top Aesthetic Doctor in the nation by Aesthetic Everything

Yesterday evening the Aesthetic Everything Awards 2017 were announced. Dr. Lara Devgan was the recipient of two Diamond Crystal Awards. She was a winner in the Top Aesthetic Doctor category and Top Plastic Surgeons East Coast. Dr. Devgan was honored to receive the awards as many highly regarded physicians in board-certified plastic surgery and other specialties submit entries, with evidence, each year to compete.

The committee selects the winners of Diamond Crystal Awards in nearly forty categories. The highest honor is to be named to the Top Aesthetic Doctor list, which is comprised of fifty physicians in a range of specialties. The award is based on submissions to a committee who select the winners after careful consideration; then, proceeds to rank the recipients in numerical order.

The second award Dr. Devgan received was in the Diamond Crystal Award category of Top Plastic Surgeons East Coast. The Top Plastic Surgeon category is sub-categorized into best plastic surgeons based on region (East, West, and Middle America). Each subcategory consists of ten doctors who, by year, are considered to have the best overall patient results in both body and facial plastic surgery. This particular category is a stirring win because of its specificity to Dr. Devgan’s specialty.

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Now that the winners have been announced, the Everything Aesthetic webpage will be updated to show the latest award recipients. The 2017 Diamond Crystal Award results will soon be made available to the public via the Everything Aesthetic website (please see the link at the end of this post).

Dr. Devgan is excited to have her dedication to providing exceptional patient results recognized by Aesthetic Everything by receiving the Top Aesthetic Doctor and Top Plastic Surgeons East Coast Diamond Crystal Awards. She also wishes to congratulate recipients of Diamond Crystal Awards in all categories. Finally, Dr. Devgan believes none of this would be possible without the trust of her patients and thanks them for allowing her into their lives.

Every Patient is Unique: Dr. Devgan provides perspective on treating young patients

This month, Dr. Devgan gave her standpoint to the Observer on minors consulting for plastic surgery procedures. She states in the article, “There are young patients for whom the right answer will be not to have surgery, but there are also those who would be excellent candidates.” 

Not all patients have the same needs or desires. With parental consent and careful examination processes, plastic surgery may be an option for minors or young adult patients. With Dr. Devgan’s mindset, she has had “an incredibly busy summer, starting in June.”

Dr. Devgan's before and after of a surgical rhinoplasty.

Dr. Devgan's before and after of a surgical rhinoplasty.

Dr. Devgan typically has surgeries scheduled well in advance; however, there are always phone calls coming late in the summer before the onset of school. Many of her patients, from all ages, are hoping for quick recovery. Dr. Devgan states in the Observer article that she will do,”…everything [she] can to accommodate them.” Some of the most sought-after procedures by young women in Dr. Devgan’s practice are breast augmentation, rhinoplasty (both surgical and non-surgical), and labiaplasty.

Natural appearing breast augmentation can help young women gain confidence and create an overall beautiful shape. Rhinoplasty allows for patients to feel self-assured in their facial features, especially after injury from sports or car accident. Labiaplasty is a procedure that can help women of all ages feel less discomfort while walking and playing sports. Each of these popular options for procedures can be used for everyday advancement in the health of a patient or for aesthetic purposes, whichever option is chosen is solely up to the individual seeking treatment.  

Dr. Devgan's before and after of breast augmentation.

Dr. Devgan's before and after of breast augmentation.

No matter the age of a patient, plastic surgery may be an option in order to reconstruct problematic areas of the body or to create an aesthetically pleasing appearance. Ultimately, it is the decision of the patient, the patient’s guardian (if the patient is a minor), and the doctor to decide when and where options of plastic surgery seem appropriate.

Glowing into Fall

With summer fading to fall, it is time to think about how to refresh our skin from damage that may have occurred over the past few months. Although there are many products on the market that promise fantastic results, many do not deliver. So, this autumn, choose effective products in order recover to your skin. 

Dr. Devgan's Platinum Glow Serum

Dr. Devgan's Platinum Glow Serum

A favorite daily use product for fall is the Platinum Glow Serum from Dr. Devgan’s Scientific Beauty line. This product is a highly effective retinol serum designed with patients in mind by Dr. Devgan. Combined with Vitamin C and E, then encapsulated with a proprietary Trans-Epidermal Carrier, the Platinum Glow Serum aids in normalizing skin physiology, allowing for a brighter appearance. Not only does the Platinum Glow Serum make the skin glow, which is important after dulling caused by the summer sun, but it also reduces the signs of aging.

The advantages of this product cannot be understated, especially to regain youthful skin. The Platinum Glow Serum’s properties allow for dramatic reduction in the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and hyperpigmentation. It also gently exfoliates, improves tone, and softens skin texture. Lastly, it stimulates cellular regeneration of collagen and elastin production, counteracting photoaging effects of UV damage. All of the effects of the Platinum Glow Serum allow for the skin to have an overall clear, resurfaced complexion. As an added benefit, the Platinum Glow Serum is an ideal option for those with sensitive skin that are in need of a retinoid product.  The ingredients were formulated by Dr. Devgan to have a gentle, yet powerful effect on the skin. 

With the Platinum Glow Serum, you will be able to put the summer months behind you and face the colder months with rejuvenated, glowing skin. This is a product that not only promises, but certainly performs to regain overall healthy skin.

Dr. Devgan offers guidance on ankle fat deposits in Zwivel article

Recently, Dr. Devgan was inquired, along with other top board-certified plastic surgeons, to give her guidance on how to rid ankle fat deposits, more commonly known as “cankles”. Ankles, as Dr. Devgan states in the article, “…are prone to fat depositions…” Dr. Devgan believes, “Most of the time, cankles are not related to obesity or being overweight.” Rather, “…genetic tendencies and body type…” are often causes of fat deposits in the ankles. Unfortunately, this means ankles can also be resistant to change even with consistent diet and exercise. Dr. Devgan believes that liposculpture is the best procedure for lasting results while ensuring tissue differentiation.”

Dr. Devgan noted on Zwivel.com as a top plastic surgeon

Dr. Devgan noted on Zwivel.com as a top plastic surgeon

Liposculpture is a cosmetic procedure using a tool known as cannula. A cannula is a stainless steel tool that extracts fat deposits in a variety of procedures. Selecting particular cannula size is of the utmost importance to obtaining sought after patient results from an ankle liposculpture. In order to create a beautiful shape and get rid of pesky fat deposits, Dr. Devgan chooses fine tipped cannulae to ensure optimal outcomes while also keeping surrounding tissue healthy. By using the proper sized cannula, doing thorough examinations, and meticulously preparing, patients can expect to see, according to Dr. Devgan, “[a] lower leg appear slimmer and more defined.”

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It should be noted that while noninvasive procedures exist, Dr. Devgan considers the effects to be of noticeably lower quality. As she stated in the Zwivel article, “They are not able to precisely differentiate between fat depositions, tendons, arteries, veins, nerves, muscles, bone, and soft tissue, and this limits their utility.” There are noted side effects of swelling and edema for liposculpture; however, with a top board-certified plastic surgeon excelling in anatomy and physiology, such as Dr. Devgan, the risks can be minimized. With the upsides to a minimally invasive procedure and confirmed lasting results, Dr. Devgan hopes all patients with stubborn ankle fat deposits wishing to make a change would consider liposculpture.

New Images of Dr. Devgan's Upper East Side Office

Dr. Devgan has officially opened her new office in the upper East Side of New York City on Park Avenue. Here, she has a private office in which there are three patient rooms, a fully-equipped operating room, a waiting area, a checkout area, and plenty of eye-catching artwork throughout. 

Dr. Devgan's office is located at 969 Park Avenue in Suite 1G. This is the first week in which she is seeing patients at her new location. The office space is private, quiet, and patients are enjoying the new aesthetic.

To see more images of her new office, please look below:

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For more information or to see Dr. Devgan in as a patient in her New York City private practice, please contact the office at (212)-452-2400 or email office@LaraDevganMD.com.

Dr. Devgan's New Office Location

In the coming days, Dr. Devgan will be moving into her new office in the Upper East Side of New York City on Park Avenue. In this private office, Dr. Devgan has a featured waiting room, a VIP waiting room, a fully medically equipped operating room and three patient rooms. 

This office contains various pieces of high-end artwork and statement décor pieces throughout. Dr. Devgan aims to create a pleasant experience for each of her patients so that everyone has the ability to enjoy the new office space in terms of their procedure experiences as well as the aesthetics of the office.

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This office is scheduled to open in the up and coming weeks. Patients will soon be going to the new office for visits in a more privatized location and for a more pleasant and relaxing experience, as the office has been fully customized by Dr. Devgan herself.

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For more information or to see Dr. Devgan in as a patient in her New York City private practice, please contact the office at (212)-452-2400 or email office@LaraDevganMD.com.

The Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty Procedure

The non-surgical rhinoplasty is becoming an increasingly popular procedure, especially in Dr. Lara Devgan’s private practice in New York City.

The non-surgical rhinoplasty uses a filler in order to fill in areas of the nose to create a certain look and shape, or to make a correction of the physical appearance of the bone structure of the nose.

Many patients come in to see what their desired nose shape would look like before committing to a surgical rhinoplasty. Other patients come in each year or every other year to make slight changes to the nose shape without going through any invasive procedures to achieve their goals.

Many patients ask if a non-surgical rhinoplasty makes the nose look wide or bulbous from the front view. Provided that the procedure is performed with a delicate hand and an artistic eye, the nose does not look wide or bulbous from a front view. Dr. Devgan uses micro droplet injections, which allows her to use the minimum amount of filler for visibly noticeable results. This way, patients can achieve their desired look without having a significant amount of volume added to their nose. Because of this, the nose appears to remain the same size, as the amount of filler in each dispersed area is quite minimal.

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A non-surgical rhinoplasty takes a few minutes, lasts 1-2 years, and has no associated time off from work or social functions. It uses fillers such as Juvederm, Restylane, and others for a non-operative nose correction. The type of filler depends on the patient's anatomic characteristics and desired results.

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As a board-certified plastic surgeon who is capable of traditional surgical rhinoplasty as well, Dr. Devgan is qualified to offer my patients an unbiased approach that is best for their unique circumstances.

A non-surgical rhinoplasty procedure is a great option to get a desired look of the nose without any invasive procedures or downtime.  

For more information or to see Dr. Devgan in as a patient in her New York City private practice, please contact the office at (212)-452-2400 or email office@LaraDevganMD.com.

Procedures for Excess Fat Underneath the Chin

It is common to have excess skin and fat underneath the chin leading to the neck area. Many would call this a ‘double-chin.’ For some, it is not problematic but for others, it can be an area of insecurity. Many avoid looking down as this can be a way to pronounce a double-chin, and others find that they do not like the appearance of it in pictures and videos. Any insecurities can make us feel like we cannot do the things we want to do or fully be ourselves. This can leave us with a burden that constantly remains in the back of our minds whether we are facing personal situations or social situations.

In Dr. Devgan’s practice in the Upper East Side of New York City, she comes across many patients that face insecurities with the so called ‘double-chin.’ For those looking for a solution, Dr. Devgan offers procedures such as Kybella and submental liposuction. Kybella is a popular solution. it is an FDA approved injectable enzyme that permanently and effectively dissolves fat under the chin. Typically, patients require one to six treatments spaced out by about six to eight weeks and as a result, fat under the chin permanently melts, with an associated skin tightening effect. This is a great option for those looking for a non-invasive procedure to get rid of the excess fat underneath the chin. Although the results are not completely immediate, results can be seen over a few days and weeks, as the fat dissolving enzyme takes some time to work.

Dr. Devgan uses Kybella injections on a patient. 

Dr. Devgan uses Kybella injections on a patient. 

As an alternative, which offers results that can be immediately seen, many opt for submental liposuction, or otherwise known as microliposculpture. With this procedure, patients can achieve dramatic results of the overall physical anatomy of their face. By using one to three tiny 0.5 centimeter incisions placed in various inconspicuous locations, an experienced plastic surgeon is able to refine and define the lower face.

Before (left) and immediately after microliposculpture (right).

Before (left) and immediately after microliposculpture (right).

Another option available to patients is a neck lift. A neck lift is a surgical procedure that improves the physical appearance of the neck and the jaw line. This is also a procedure that results in instant gratification, as the results can be immediately seen after surgery. Dr. Devgan keeps incision marks minimal and places them in inconspicuous areas, as to not make them apparent.

Before (left), and after facelift/necklift procedure (right).

Before (left), and after facelift/necklift procedure (right).

Facelift/necklift scare 5 days after (right), and 5 weeks after (left).

Facelift/necklift scare 5 days after (right), and 5 weeks after (left).

All of the following procedures are great options to get rid of unwanted excess fat underneath the chin and are highly effective.

For more information or to see Dr. Devgan in as a patient in her New York City private practice, please contact the office at (212)-452-2400 or email office@LaraDevganMD.com.

 

All About Correctional Fillers

In general, fillers are traditionally thought of as a way to fill in wrinkles and create volume in order to look younger without any surgical procedures or other invasive options. Although this is the more popular use for fillers, many individuals use fillers for correctional reasons.

In Dr. Devgan’s practice, many patients come in seeking a non-invasive way to correct the shape and appearance of wrinkled areas due to scars or simply nonsymmetrical areas that can be corrected with a filler.

Many patients come in for naval corrections of the belly button. This is usually because of belly-button piercing scars that have not healed correctly, or scars that have been stretched out due to pregnancy. To correct any distortion of the belly button or scarring that occurs over time, Dr. Devgan uses a filler procedure to create volume for alignment and symmetry where the scarring is distorted. For these types of procedures, Dr. Devgan uses a long-active hyaluronic acid based injectable to correct the appearance of the umbilicus, give it an improved shape, and reduce the appearance of wrinkled skin in the area.

Belly button correction with the use of fillers

Belly button correction with the use of fillers

In other cases, fillers can be used in a multitude of ways. For example, fillers can be used to correct asymmetry in the lips, correction of dark circles and hollow under eyes, otherwise known as a tear trough augmentation. A non-surgical rhinoplasty is another surgical procedure that is known to correct anatomic feature of the nose area. There is a range of correctional ability with nose fillers, such as correcting a droopy bulbous nasal tip, straightening the nose bridge, giving a refined nose tip, filling a dorsal hump, and refining a rounded nasal tip. Non-surgical rhinoplasties are a great option for those who want to see a change in their appearance with minimal downtime without any invasive procedures, such as a surgical rhinoplasty. A non-surgical rhinoplasty is also preferred by patients who would like to undergo a surgical rhinoplasty but would like to see an example of the results before undergoing the actual surgical process.

Dorsal hump and tip refinement using fillers

Dorsal hump and tip refinement using fillers

Dorsal hump and cleffed tip correction

Dorsal hump and cleffed tip correction

Overall, fillers are a great way to get a rapid correction in many areas of the body without the invasiveness of any surgical procedure.

To see Dr. Devgan in as a patient in her New York City private practice, please contact the office at (212)-452-2400 or email office@LaraDevganMD.com.

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