Cheek Enhancement Options

Many are familiar with the fear of aging signs in the face. But what most do not consider along with age spots, sun damage, and wrinkles is sunken and hollow cheeks. The check can also look less than full naturally, due to natural facial structure. Our San Fernando Valley skin doctor offers several different check enhancement options for those looking to revitalize and round out the face.

Cheek implants are a great option for restoring or introducing fullness to the cheeks. This method requires surgery, but will allow you to achieve the exact results you want to see, and offers a permanent solution.

Soft tissue fillers are a popular option lately. This method can not only add volume to the cheeks, but eliminate creases, wrinkles, and folds. There are several different types of fillers available, and you can work with our expert in cheek enhancement in San Fernando Valley to decide which one will work best for you. The effects can last up to two years.

Other dermatological options include forehead lifts, surgical and non-surgical rhinoplasty, and eyebrow lifts. Call our office to see what options might be right for you.

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Central Sleep Apnea and Its Symptoms

0433.jpgMany patients are not aware that there is more than one type of sleep apnea. Most suffer from obstructive sleep apnea, which occurs when the air pathways are partially or completely blocked during sleep. Central sleep apnea is much more complicated. In this case, the patient does not breathe while sleeping not because their airways are blocked, but because their brain does not send the command to the muscles.

Central sleep apnea is marked most obviously by the pausing of breath during sleep. This is usually notices by the sleeping partner of the patient, who might hear the lack of breath or gasping that comes after when the body wakes itself enough to breathe for a moment. Other symptoms include:

• Tiredness during waking hours
• Waking up often during the night
• Going to the bathroom often at night
• Poor memory and/or difficulty concentrating
• Morning headaches
• Unnaturally shifting or unpleasant moods

Fortunately, our Thousand Oaks sleep apnea expert employs several ways to reduce the inconvenient and often debilitating effects of CSA. CPAP, or positive airway pressure machines, are a commonly used device that supplies a constant stream of air into the system while you sleep. Talk to our expert to see if this treatment option could work for you.