October 2017

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Your Skin Needs Your Attention

Your Skin Needs Your Attention | Fante Eye and Face Centre | Denver, CO Aging is something that a lot of people think about. But thinking isn’t enough. Worrying about those worry lines isn’t enough. To manage great skin from one decade to the next requires attentive action. We’ve all seen those guides that tell us what we should be doing during our twenties, thirties, and beyond. Here, we want to point out a few of the nuances that typically get overlooked, so you can have confidence as you give your skin the attention it needs.

Start Fresh

We like to start fresh with each new day. This may include washing the face with a particular cleanser, toning it, and moisturizing it (hopefully with an SPF moisturizer). This seems like a decent habit to keep; much better than merely splashing water on the skin to wake up a little easier. To start fresh, though, it’s necessary to go deeper. What we see when we look in the mirror is a surface. What we see when we observe the skin under a microscope is up to 20 layers of dead cells on that surface. No wonder there is no radiant glow!

There are several ways to start fresh with your skin, and many reasons you want to do this on a regular basis. Layer upon layer of dead skin cells is not the way to maximize any skincare product. It’s a great way to hide smoothness and vitality, though. Getting a fresh start means getting through this layer. This may mean the occasional chemical peel or microdermabrasion. It may mean a yearly laser treatment. One of our experienced staff can help you determine how to make sure your skin stays fresh.

Promote Youthfulness with Products

Anyone that we meet who is concerned about maintaining youthful skin uses skincare products of some sort. There are so many to choose from that it’s easy to step off-track. Here’s the one thing you need to know: If you want results from your daily skin care routine, you want medical-grade products on your skin. What many people don’t realize is that store-bought products have to be usable by any person without the oversight of a doctor or esthetician. To accomplish this, active ingredients are limited. Where ingredients are limited, very little improvement can occur. Fante Eye & Face Centre provides multiple options for patients, as well as personal care to identify skincare needs.

Schedule a Consultation

The more you know about how to care for your skin, the more you know about maintaining your youthful appearance. To learn more about skin care or to schedule a consultation in our Denver office, call (303) 839-1616.

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Otoplasty: When the Timing is Right

Otoplasty: When the Timing is Right | Fante Eye and Face Centre | Denver CO Timing is everything. We’ve all heard this adage. It can mean so much, right? We consider the right time to wean an infant off the breast or bottle. As adults, we often think about the right time to start an anti-aging program, or to schedule that facelift. Here, we want to take a look at the matter of timing in the planning of Otoplasty surgery.

Otoplasty is the procedure performed to “pin” the ears. This surgery can create a natural-looking protrusion of the ears, and may also be performed to make the ears stand more upright, not to fold forward. Because the ears are such a prominent feature, especially when they are prominently positioned, the question about the best time for Otoplasty may be asked very early in a child’s life.

Childhood Concerns

Regardless of a child becoming accustomed to his or her prominent ear size and shape, there is the issue of school. When children enter school, appearance may become a prime target of teasing. Understanding the importance of these developmental years, parents may wonder if ear pinning surgery is appropriate at this early stage of life. The answer is yes; Otoplasty is a consideration for pediatric patients for more than one reason.

What You Need to Know About Otoplasty

Physical development is an important consideration in some treatments. For instance, rhinoplasty, or nose surgery, should be postponed until facial anatomy has developed completely. The ears are different. A person’s ears reach full-size between the ages of 4 and 5. This means that, if desired, parents may consider Otoplasty for their child before entry into elementary school.

The earlier performance of Otoplasty takes away a primary concern related to social development. It is also advantageous during the first decade of life because, during this phase of development, a child’s cartilage is still relatively soft and malleable. This makes for a gentler pinning process.

What parents do want to consider is how to strategize the recovery from Otoplasty. The biggest challenge may be that, during the post-surgical phase, the patient may only sleep on their back. Aside from the potential for a few bedtime battles, Otoplasty recovery is rather easy. Comfort is not an issue for children, nor for adult patients.

Schedule a Consultation

Would you like to know more about the Otoplasty procedure or schedule a consultation? Contact our Denver office at (303) 839-1616.


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