NewBeauty publishes Dr. Devgan's opinion on the future of Facelifting

The article “Is This the Future of Facelifting?” from NewBeauty features Dr. Devgan’s facelift forecasts for 2019 in which she discusses her opinion that as patients become more savvy, what matters most is the surgeon.

“I predict smaller interventions at earlier ages, shorter incisions in more discreet locations, and even more conservative and natural-look-ing results. The ‘Park Avenue 1990s’ look— surprised, taut, shiny—is definitely over,” says New York plastic surgeon Lara Devgan, MD. “I also foresee more educated consumers who will be less susceptible to the marketing of confusion—this strange notion that every plastic surgeon has a new and wholly unique method for well-established procedures such as browlift, facelift and necklift. There are a number of variations in surgical techniques, and every procedure is customized to every patient, but eventually 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.”

Read the full article here.

Dr. Devgan featured in NewBeauty on Facelift Downtimes

A facelift surgery can be a nerve-wracking experience but with medical advances, it is a procedure that is now more patient- friendly. NewBeauty recently published a piece on what can be expected in the aftermath of a facelift. In the article, plastic surgeons discuss their opinions on downtimes and recovery times for a facelift.

Dr. Devgan writes “It’s not uncommon for bruising and swelling to last several weeks. You want to stay well-hydrated, minimize salty foods and sleep on your back with your head elevated on two pillows. Stitches come out about a week after surgery. After two weeks, most people look and feel good enough to dine out, and by four to six weeks, they’re comfortable going to big events. Final results—complete healing and scar maturation—typically take a full year.”

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"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.