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Learn More about the FAB Facelift Developed by Dr. Alessi 

December 17, 2015

The FAB Facelift is a revolutionary way to take years off of your appearance without surgery. This treatment, developed by Dr. David Alessi, uses a combination of the latest non-surgical enhancements to create dramatic results much like those of a traditional, surgical facelift. Our Beverly Hills office is your exclusive source for the FAB Facelift. While almost every cosmetic practice offers some type of non-surgical facelift these days, the FAB Facelift stands apart, with many of our patients saying that they look five to ten years younger after only minutes in our office.

The FAB Facelift isn’t just about achieving “FABulous” results. The name itself explains the techniques used for facial enhancement:


F - Fillers (such as Restylane®, JUVÉDERM® and RADIESSE®) are used to smooth out lines on the cheeks and around the mouth, such as nasolabial folds (extending from the nose to the mouth) and marionette lines (extending from the corners of the mouth down to the chin). These dermal fillers can also improve facial volume lost that can result in a hollow appearance in the face, below the eyes or cheeks.

A - Ablation (removal of surface layers of skin) is achieved through laser skin rejuvenation. We can use Fraxel®, Photofacial IPL, and other laser therapies in combination to encourage skin renewal for beautiful results.

B - BOTOX® Cosmetic is used to reduce wrinkles on the upper face, outer corners of the eyes (crow’s feet), between the eyebrows and across the forehead. By including BOTOX treatment, the FAB Facelift is actually more comprehensive than a surgical facelift, which only focuses on the lower half or third of the face.

Local anesthesia is applied to the treatment areas to maximize comfort. The combined treatment can be completed in an hour or less. Downtime is minimal, and our FAB Facelift patients will be able to see improvements immediately after treatment. Wrinkles treated with BOTOX will take a few days to diminish and skin tone should continue to improve as dead and dull surface layers of the skin are gradually replaced by new, smoother layers beneath. The FAB Facelift can address these and other cosmetic concerns:
Wrinkles on the cheeks and forehead and around the eyes and mouth
Deep vertical furrows between the brows
Hollowness in the cheeks
Minor skin sagging
Skin with sun damage, age spots, blotchiness, rosacea, or enlarged pores

Results will last several months before a touch-up treatment is required. Not all components of the FAB Facelift will need to be performed at each follow-up visit. For instance, BOTOX treatments may be scheduled about four months apart, while laser skin rejuvenation results may last a year or more.

 

 

Dr. Alessi Explains the Anti-Aging Benefits of PRP Treatments

November 4, 2015

What is PRP?

PRP or ‘Platelet Rich Plasma’ is used to enhance the shape of the face, restore volume, and minimizes wrinkles and scars. A simple in-office nonsurgical procedure which uses a concentrated serum processed from your own blood to stimulate your body’s natural collagen building process.

How does it work?

PRP utilizes your own natural platelets to encourage the body to create new collagen for tighter, smoother and better-toned skin. It can be utilized with or without fillers although filler will enhance the overall result. The platelet solutions can be introduced with individual injections or by using the Eclipse Micro Pen Elite, an automated micro-needling system or as a topical addition to laser resurfacing.

The PRP procedure can be performed in about 30 minutes in office. A small vial of blood will be taken from your arm. The blood is then placed in a vial and spun in a centrifuge to separate the red blood cells and plasma. The process concentrates the platelet count to about 4X normal. Platelet-rich plasma that is then activated and injected into the skin or applied topically in a surface regeneration action.

The addition of calcium chloride activates the plasma. The activated plasma serum mimics the body’s response to injury and facilitates healing platelets to rush in to create a rich fibrin mesh. This fibrin mesh in turn calls out to natural healing cells, releasing growth factors and stimulating the process of fibroblast production (the cells that create collagen) to energize the skin and heal.

PRP has been used for years to speed joint, tendon and tissue repair and is a popular treatment for professional athletes such as football players, golfers and basketball players.

What is the down time for PRP?

Bruising and swelling are normal for 2-3 days following the procedure.  Results will start to appear in a few weeks to a month and will last 2-3 months. 

What results can I expect?

  • healthier skin appearance
  • thicker dermis (reducing wrinkles and scars)
  • improved overall tone
  • prolonged duration of fillers (Used with underlying fillers such as Juvderm, Restylane or Radiesse, the PRP serum prolongs and amplifies the filler correction with the need for less filler per treatment and a longer duration.)


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About Dr. Alessi

Dr. David Alessi is the founder and medical director of the Alessi Institute for Facial Plastic Surgery. He is board certified by both The American Board of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery and The American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery. Dr. Alessi’s experience, training, artistic hands and desire to help people feel their best has resulted in thousands of patients from all over the world choosing Alessi Institute for facial rejuvenation. He delivers the most natural-looking results through a variety of trademarked techniques and procedures that he personally developed to reduce scarring and recovery times for patients.

Dr. Alessi serves as the Co-founder and Physician Advisory Board Director of Face Forward, Inc. a 501(c)(3) non-profit charity organization helping victims of domestic violence, human trafficking and other cruel acts of crime move forward with their lives after suffering from abuse. For more information on how you can help, please visit www.faceforwardla.org

Dr. Alessi is also an active Advisory Member of the Cosmetic & Reconstructive Support Program (CRS™) of the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, which was created to connect survivors of domestic violence to medical associations and professionals. www.ncadv.org

Read more about his expertise, training, awards and achievements here.

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Alessi Institute

Dr. David Alessi is the founder and medical director of the Alessi Institute for Facial Plastic Surgery. He is board certified by both The American Board of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery and The American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery. Dr. Alessi’s experience, training, artistic hands and desire to help people feel their best has resulted in thousands of patients from all over the world choosing Alessi Institute for facial rejuvenation. He delivers the most natural-looking results through a variety of trademarked techniques and procedures that he personally developed to reduce scarring and recovery times for patients.

Dr. Alessi serves as the Co-founder and Physician Advisory Board Director of Face Forward, Inc. a 501(c)(3) non-profit charity organization helping victims of domestic violence, human trafficking and other cruel acts of crime move forward with their lives after suffering from abuse. For more information on how you can help, please visit www.faceforwardla.org

Dr. Alessi is also an active Advisory Member of the Cosmetic & Reconstructive Support Program (CRS™) of the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, which was created to connect survivors of domestic violence to medical associations and professionals. www.ncadv.org

Read more about his expertise, training, awards and achievements here.


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About the Alessi Institute

The Alessi Institute is a cosmetic plastic surgery practice in Beverly Hills focusing on facial plastic surgery. Our practice is also home to some of the finest breast and body contouring specialists around. We offer a host of comprehensive surgical and non surgical treatment options proven to help you maintain a youthful-looking appearance or restore areas of the face and body that have been altered by age, pregnancy, weight loss, sun damage or other factors over the years. We are in the business of helping you look and feel your best, not only on the outside, but on the inside too. The true rewards of our efforts are seen every day in the confidence our patients exude following their procedures. But our belief is that maintaining beauty starts with prevention.

ACHIEVE DRAMATIC, NATURAL-LOOKING RESULTS…WITHOUT SURGERY

If you’re not ready to jump into cosmetic improvement through a surgical option, don’t be discouraged. We can provide incredibly, dramatic results through a variety of safe, effective non-invasive treatments that require little to NO downtime! Many of the these treatments are performed within minutes…on your lunch break…having you back to work or other activities within an hour! A combination of in-office, non surgical treatments is popularly referred to as the “Lunch-Time” Facelift. However. Dr. David Alessi developed the FAB Facelift, a combination of treatments that can provide results much like those seen from a traditional, surgical facelift. Patients who have chosen our FAB Facelift™ say they look five to ten years younger.
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Patient Photos

The popular phrases “seeing is believing.” “a picture’s worth a thousand words.” and “beauty is in the eye of the beholder” each ring true for so many things we are able to witness with our own eyes.

And when it comes to cosmetic surgery, it is critical to view the actual patient photo results of any plastic surgeon you’re considering to perform your surgery or non-surgical treatments. Results should look as natural as possible, without revealing exactly what has been altered, but rather revealing–overall–a more refreshed, younger-looking face or a more shapely, proportionate and contoured body.

At the Alessi Institute of Beverly Hills cosmetic surgery office, our goal is to achieve dramatic improvement with the most natural looking results for each patient. Upon scheduling a private consultation, you will be able to view many additional photos of those patients who have given us permission to share their photos “in office” only.
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We want to help you expedite your initial appointment process so we’ve provided some of our forms here for you to complete ahead of time. Please print out the forms, fill in the requested information, and bring them with you to your appointment.

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SERENITY AFTER CARE
If you require after care accommodations following a surgical procedure, we highly recommend contacting Serenity After Care.

Located in Santa Monica, California, within a licensed medical setting, Serenity is a post-surgical aftercare facility meeting the needs of the plastic surgery and elective surgery patient. Serenity combines the best of a luxury hotel with the advantage of a modern hospital, all in a single location. At Serenity, you will experience the care, comfort, and security that are essential to your recovery. They serve doctors and patients from Beverly Hills, Santa Monica and Los Angeles, as well as patients visiting from other national and international locations.

For more information, contact an Alessi staff member, visit the Serenity After Care website, or contact Serenity at (310) 586-0740.

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Dr. Alessi Named a RealSelf "Top Doctor"

Dr. Alessi has been recognized as a "Top Doctor" on RealSelf.com, the leading online community devoted to cosmetic procedures.

This designation is awarded to a select group of doctors with top credentials, high patient ratings and significant contributions to patient education on cosmetic services and procedures. Less than 10% of RealSelf doctors have achieved this distinction.

Go to Dr. Alessi's RealSelf.com profile to see reviews from real patients.

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    "I have been a patient of Dr. Alessi for 5 years. I would never go to an other surgeon. I feel confident that my face is in the right hands."

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  • "My appearance is enhanced and my self esteem is better. I get compliments on my new look from my relatives and friends."

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