"Now, Stickers with Microneedles can Help Fix Everything from Acne to Wrinkles" - Dr. Devgan Featured on Vogue

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Vogue.com recently published an article “Now, Stickers with Microneedles can Help Fix Everything from Acne to Wrinkles,” which garners expert opinions on the latest at skincare innovations, from lasers to acne vacuums. Dr. Devgan shares her advice on today’s top skincare solutions.

When it comes to cystic acne, the best solutions are those beyond topical creams. The pimples are too deep in the skin, and require more invasive techniques. “The most innovative new skincare delivery system is microinfusion. In your doctor’s office, that comes in the form of microinfusion microneedling (aka the botox facial with PRP), but for at-home products, the microdart technology has the same idea of active ingredients being placed closer to where they need to be,” Dr. Devgan shares. These methods allow the skin-healing ingredients like hyaluronic acid and salicycle acid to reach the infected areas more effectively.

The article goes on to address other skincare concerns like hyperpigmentation and sagging, tired skin. As there are a number of new products out on the market claiming to solve these problems, they aren’t going to be as effective as injectable fillers or medial facials. Specifically, Dr. Devgan’s IPL photo facial is a perfect solution for hyperpigmentation concerns. Additionally, when it comes to sagging skin, very few products on the market are going to provide as effective results as injectable fillers. Read full article here.

Dr. Devgan Featured in New Beauty's Comprehensive Guide to Facelift Surgery

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New Beauty Magazine recently published an article citing top plastic surgeons on the past, present, and future of facelift surgery. Dr. Devgan, among the elite facelift specialists, weighed in on important questions, including when to consider a facelift and what to expect after the procedure, focusing on patient education and awareness.

Dr. Devgan is featured as the article questions if there is a right time to consider a facelift, stating “When it’s not just some horizontal forehead lines anymore—it’s midface descent, jowling and laxity of the neck. Those, to me, are the three stigmata of facial aging that are the most difficult to fix with fillers.” Dr. Devgan ultimately advises that facelifts are empowered to “solve one or more of those problems in a way the technique of injectables is not powered to handle.”

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Dr. Devgan also weighs in on her predictions of what the future of facelift surgery will bring. She predicts “smaller interventions at earlier ages, shorter incisions in more discreet locations, and even more conservative and natural-looking results.” Dr. Devgan also places importance on furthering patient education. She states that “savvy patients will realize that what matters most is a surgeon’s training, aesthetic judgment and delicacy of dissection—not the marketing of a new, well-branded term.”

"11 Doctors Can't Be Wrong About Skin Care" - Dr. Devgan Featured on Glamour.com

Glamour.com recently published a video, asking top doctors all our skincare questions. Dr. Devgan was among the elite list, offering her expertise to the beauty site. Rather than stopping short of a second or third opinion, Glamour got eleven opinions on skincare FAQs, from how to safely tan to the next big thing in skincare.

“Stop touching your skin. That’s the worst crime you can commit!” Dr. Devgan starts off the video by saying. We go on to hear many dos and don’ts, and all there is in between. “There is no healthy way to tan. The sun will give you oxidative damage to the skin, increase fine lines, it’ll give you brown spots, make you look older, and it might give you cancer.” This was a major “don’t”, as the other doctors chimed in in agreement, and adding that the only safe way to tan is out of a bottle, no matter how dark your skin is.

The video goes on to debunk major misconceptions about lip injections, most notably that you won’t leave the doctor’s office looking like Jessica Rabbit, and they can, in fact, be removed. The video concludes with what may possibly be the most exciting question, asking the doctors, “what’s the next big thing in skincare?” From CBD oil-infused products, to bakuchiol, a plant-based retinol, there seem to be quite a few products up and coming. Dr. Devgan adds, “I think honey bee propolis is going to be the next big thing. It’s a wound heeling agent that you actually find in surgical ICUs and burn units all over the world, and increasingly we’re using it to moisturize the skin.”

Dr. Devgan Presents Her Grid 21 Research at Annual Merz Meeting

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Merz North America, a leading aesthetic pharmaceutical company, held their annual Aesthetics Meeting last week, where the company shared their latest research with healthcare professionals and patients alike, showcasing the products within their portfolio. Here, Dr. Devgan presented her data on the Grid 21 Technique, a new approach to forehead and eyebrow shaping using Xeomin.

Xeomin, similar to Botox and Dysport, is a drug commonly used for fine lines and wrinkles in the forehead, crow’s feet, and glabella. However, Xeomin can be used for other cosmetic concerns: creating facial symmetry, shaping the eyebrow, slimming the masseter, upturning the smile, and even elongating the neck. Dr. Devgan’s Grid 21 study specifically explores how the drug can help to shape the brow and forehead.

Dr. Devgan’s study consisted of using the brows and foreheads of her patients to sketch a grid. Because the patient’s unique anatomical features provide the framework, these grids create a map, revealing customized injection sights for every patient. Dr. Devgan can uses the intersections of the grid to create an ideal eyebrow peak between the lateral limbus (edge of the iris) and lateral cants (corner of the eye), complimenting the natural shape of the eye.

"How to Get Rid of Cystic Acne" - Dr. Devgan Offers Expertise to Good Housekeeping

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Good Housekeeping’s latest article “How to Get Rid of Cystic Acne,” calls upon medical professionals to offer their knowledge and advice. Cystic acne is different from other forms of acne because of its deep roots within the skin, lengthy irritation, and its ability to expand beyond the face. Dr. Devgan explains, "it occurs when sebaceous material clogs the pores and causes bumpy texture, inflammation, and infection under the skin.” The general causes, however, are genetics, diet, and lifestyle.

Aside from over-the-counter creams and cleansers, chemical peels and steroids can sometimes help with clearing the skin, though not always as effective as more advanced alternatives. Dr. Devgan recommends the IPL (intense pulsed light) photo facial, which uses light to blast bacteria from the skin, and offers considerably quick results. She adds that, “resurfacing lasers and microneedling can be helpful with scarring once the cystic acne has cleared.” Microneedling sends the skin into healing mode, causing it to produce more collagen. For deeper acne scars, Dr. Devgan can inject small amounts of dermal fillers.

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Dr. Devgan also mentions the importance of skincare maintenance to avoid breakouts. She provides a list of ingredients to look out for when shopping for cleansers: benzoyl peroxide, salicyclic acid, glycolic and alpha-hydroxy acids, and gentle cleansers, as well as habitual use of a retinoid. Retinoids help to keep pores clean and calm inflammation in the skin. Read the full article here.

"Pre-Wedding Cosmetic Treatments are Reportedly on the Rise" - Dr. Devgan Shares Insight with Yahoo News

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Yahoo News recently published the article “Pre-wedding cosmetic treatments are reportedly on the rise”, which brings to light new data released by RealSelf, for which Dr. Devgan is Chief Medical Officer. According to RealSelf, there is a 30% spike in wedding-related reviews from patients in 2019, with specific regard to nonsurgical procedures taking up at least 46% of this spike.

The data released by RealSelf shows that in 2019 breast augmentations and rhinoplasties tie for the most common pre-wedding treatments. Noninvasive fat dissolvers, botox, and fillers are among the most popular nonsurgical pre-wedding treatments. Dr. Devgan has previously noted that increases in cosmetic procedures like these - both surgical and non - can be contributed to an advance in technology, allowing limited commitment, lower costs, and easier recovery.

Having had many patients visit her while amidst their wedding preparations, Dr. Devgan is no stranger to this new trend. However, she notes that the majority of these patients are using their special day to fulfill cosmetic ventures they’ve been mulling over for a long time. "Cosmetic interventions are real medical procedures that require serious thought and consideration. While a major life event such as a wedding might motivate a patient to move forward with a procedure, that individual has likely been contemplating and researching for months or even years leading up to that point,” she adds. Read full article here.

"How Meghan Markle is Influencing Plastic Surgery Decisions" - Dr. Devgan Featured on Vice.

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Vice Media recently published a story, featuring the Markle Sparkle beauty trend inspired by the Duchess of Sussex, which seems to be having a major impact on the plastic surgery industry, as many women are using the princess as inspiration in their own cosmetic journey. Right away, Dr. Devgan reveals to us why we’re obsessed with Meghan Markle’s look, “Meghan Markle is a beauty icon because she has so many of the classic symmetrical facial features.” Dr. Devgan’s patient hopes to achieve this symmetry, and a similar facial structure, with dermal fillers and botox.

With dermal fillers in the jawline and cheek areas, Dr. Devgan is able to mirror some of the structural attributes of Meghan Markle for her patient, by creating more definition in these areas. Once the filler is injected in the cheeks, Dr. Devgan utilizes a “lift and sculpt technique, that not only makes the filler smooth and not lumpy or bumpy, but it’s also lifting those malar fat pads back up.” Similarly, the jawline filler will create a more angular and contoured look.

Dr. Devgan also uses botox to smooth out some fine lines in the forehead, glabella, and crow’s feet, creating a more youthful, refreshed look. She begins with softening the eleven lines, the furrows made by frowning. With injectables like fillers and botox, Dr. Devgan is able to create a subtle, contoured look, inspired by Meghan Markle, while simultaneously accentuating the patient’s already beautiful features.

""Everything to Know About Getting a Facelift" - Dr. Devgan Offers Expertise to Yahoo

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Yahoo News recently published the article “Everything You Need to Know About Facelifts”, detailing one of the most common plastic surgeries, from pre-op and post-op rules, variations of the procedure, and nuances and innovations of the procedure.   

Though many patients take advantage of noninvasive alternatives to conquer the effects of aging, the facelift is the gold standard for more permanent results. Though facelifts have advanced considerably over the years from simply tightening the skin, to now restoring facial musculature and reviving the youthful appearance of our younger selves, the procedure, unfortunately, cannot stop the aging process. “We can only turn back the clock with a lift, we can’t stop it from ticking,” Dr. Devgan adds.  

Generally, facelifts can be divided into three subcategories: the full facelift, addressing skin sagging and muscle laxity in the mid face and neck regions; the mini facelift, addressing a specific area of the face; and the necklift, addressing sagging and laxity in the jawline, jowls, and neck regions.  One of the popular add-ons to the procedure is eyelid surgery. According to Dr. Devgan, “the facelift can’t fix aging eyes, so it’s very common for patients to do an upper and lower blepharoplasty with their facelift.”  Along with most anti-aging solutions, facelift techniques are constantly progressing.  Doctors predict the future of the procedure to require less downtime, advancement in noninvasive alternatives, and improvements in regenerative medicine. Read the full article here.

"Surgical Cosmetic Procedures of the Face" - Dr. Devgan's Latest Article Published by Elsevier

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Dr. Devgan’s most recent essay, “Surgical Cosmetic Procedures of the Face,” has just been published by Elsevier, an online resource for professionals and institutions working to advance healthcare, science, and technology. In her article, Dr. Devgan provides an overview of select facial procedures, including the blepharoplasty, brow lift, lip lift, rhinoplasty, rhytidectomy, lower rhytidectomy (neck lift), and submental liposuction, along with techniques for each. These facial surgeries mean to address a number of age-related concerns, such as tissue laxity, hollowing around the eyes, heaviness of the nasolabial folds and jowls, and weakening of the muscular tissues of the head and neck. For each of these procedures, Dr. Devgan discusses her surgical technique, anesthesia requirements, and potentials risk and/or scarring concerns.

Dr. Devgan divides her discussion of the above procedures into three sections: upper face, mid face, and lower face, with the upper face procedures consisting of the brow lift, lower blepharoplasty, and upper blepharoplasty. The brow lift aims at “addressing frown muscle imbalance, upper eyelid aesthetics, lateral temporal laxity, and abnormal expression.” The blepharoplasty addresses tired-looking eyes, droopy eyelids, and skin laxity around the eye area.

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For mid face procedures, Dr. Devgan begins with the rhinoplasty. The rhinoplasty can encompass a number of nose-related concerns, which she highlights individually: the dorsal hump, deviated septum, nasal tip rotation and projection, and nasal osteotomies. She concludes her mid face subsection, with the lip lift, which improves vertical height of the lip, while also addressing an elongated philtrum.

Wrapping up her article, Dr. Devgan discusses lower face surgeries, including face and neck lifts, and submental liposuction. For the face and neck lift, she says “the focus is placed on resuspending the muscular substructure,” which restores bone structure and definition to the jaw, cheek, and neck. Submental liposuction is performed to address aging and unwanted fat deposition around the neck and chin areas, or a double chin. The procedure brings back definition and jaw contouring to this area. Read the full article here.

"Do Lip Plumping Glosses Really Work? Experts Tell All" - iDiva Consults Dr. Devgan for her Expertise

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iDiva, India’s number one lifestyle site for women, recently published an article uncovering the efficacy of lip plumping glosses, along with other cosmetic alternatives for women desiring fuller lips. Around the globe, women are exploring a variety of techniques, from diy cupping methods to topical serums. As one of the top plastic surgeons in the industry and all-around beauty expert with her best-selling Platinum Lip Plumper, Dr. Devgan was asked to share her expertise on the subject.

Generally, lip-plumping glosses contain ingredients that cause mild irritation. This results in both subtle swelling and increased blood flow to the area, translating to fuller, pinker lips. Dr. Devgan mentions that many common ingredients that cause irritation are peppermint, cinnamon, or capsicum, none of which harm the body. However, some brands resort to riskier alternatives when concocting their lip-plumping glosses, like bee venom, which causes inflammation, and should be avoided.

Dr. Devgan’s Platinum Lip Plumper contains hyaluronic acid and Vitamin B3 (Niacin) to achieve not only a pinker and plumper look, but a more hydrated lip. Products containing hyaluronic acid are recommended, as there is the least potential for irritation. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally-made lubricant within the body, and also a primary ingredient in many dermal fillers. Read the full article here.