If you’ve been considering brow lift surgery to rejuvenate your face and take a few years off your looks, going under the knife may not be your only option. Today’s advanced technologies in facial rejuvenation include skin tightening treatments and strategically-administered injectable fillers such as Botox.
Dr. Benjamin Marcus is certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and the American Board of Facial Plastic Surgery. He is fellowship trained in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, having learned leading-edge techniques with Drs. Ted Cook and Tom Wang in Portland, Oregon, leaders in the field. Dr. Benjamin Marcus performs cosmetic surgery of the face and neck, rhinoplasty and facial reconstructive surgery. Specialty areas include: facelift, brow lift, eyelid surgery, rhinoplasty, facial trauma, reconstruction of congenital deformities, and reconstruction after Mohs surgery. He also provides the complete spectrum of ENT services, specializing on sinus and nasal problems. He is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery and Director of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. A full-time faculty member of the UW Medical School, he is actively involved in training the next generation of facial plastic surgeons.
Cells are the smallest unit of life, the very building block of life, and together make us and all other multicellular organism what we are. Adult cells are usually specialized for specific function (i.e. cartilage, acid secretion in the stomache, etc). However, some cells remain less specialized and differentiated, called stem cells. Stem cells play a primary role in the healing process, and are capable of dividing into a wide variety of cell types. While stem cells previously were collected using aspiration of bone marrow, but recently they have been found in very high numbers in fat, which is much easier to collect and more abundant. The ease of obtaining adult stem cells from fat currently makes liposuction the preferred method for collection, and avoids the risk and controversy of embryonic stem cell use.
If you’ve been thinking about facelift surgery but don’t want to deal with the downtime and pain involved, you may be a better candidate for the non-surgical facelift. The FotoLift Polaris system is one of the latest innovations for non-surgical facelifts and can be beneficial facelift alternative. Unlike traditional facelift surgery procedures, the FotoLift Polaris is a “no downtime” laser that can rejuvenate the skin, get rid of wrinkles and also tighten the skin to create a more youthful look.
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