Beauty Basics with Plastic Surgeon Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian
Highlighting The Beauty of Your Brows
Monday, October 05, 2015 • 26 comments
Women often underestimate the aesthetic importance of the eyebrows in facial aging. A carefully tailored eyebrow-shaping can highlight the beauty of the eyes, forehead, and upper face.
“All too often, I see women with amazing eyes who have taken shortcuts with eyebrow shaping. The eyebrows can add youthful harmony to the face,” says celebrity plastic surgeon Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian. In his exclusive Kare Plastic Surgery & Skin Health Center on upscale Montana Avenue in Santa Monica Beach, Dr. Karamanoukian focuses on the complete picture when it comes to facial beauty.
As a leading beauty innovator and plastic surgeon to the most influential cadre in Hollywood, he sees plastic surgery as a way to enhance a woman’s self-confidence. We sat down with Dr. Karamanoukian to talk about the do’s and don’ts about the eyebrows.
WHY ARE THE EYEBROWS IMPORTANT IN FACIAL AESTHETICS?
DR. RAFFY KARAMANOUKIAN: Many cultures have emphasized the concept of the eyes as being the windows to the soul. The eyebrows tend to complement the eyes and help us non-verbally express our emotions. With age, however, the droopiness of the eyebrows coupled with deep wrinkles between our brows causes the upper face to look worried, angry, or aged.
WHAT ARE SOME OPTIONS FOR WOMEN TO RESHAPE THE BROWS WITHOUT PLASTIC SURGERY?
DR. RAFFY KARAMANOUKIAN: In my office, I work alongside some of the top eyebrow stylists in Hollywood. I believe that women should see an eyebrow stylist at least a few times a year, if not more often, to reshape the eyebrows in a way that enhances their facial features.
ARE THERE ANY LONGER LASTING SOLUTIONS FOR THE EYEBROWS?
DR. RAFFY KARAMANOUKIAN: There are many techniques we use at Kare Plastic Surgery & Skin Health Center in Santa Monica to help enhance the look of the eyebrows. Some treatments last for months, others years. The top three are as follows:
#1: Wrinkle relaxing injections such as Botox or Dysport can be used to relax the eyebrow depressor muscles that cause the brows to look sad and droopy. By injecting a tiny amount around the corners of the eyes, crow’s feet are erased and the brow is lifted.
#2: Fillers can be used to add volume to the lateral prominence below the tail of the eyebrows. These fillers can lift up the brows and give you a beautiful lift.
#3: Ultherapy is a non-surgical tightening treatment that can be used on the upper face, forehead, and eyebrows to lift up the area without downtime or recovery. Ultherapy uses micro-focused ultrasound to give you a non-surgical upper facelift and browlift.
ARE THERE ANY SKINCARE PRODUCTS YOU WOULD RECOMMEND AROUND THE EYES?
DR. RAFFY KARAMANOUKIAN: Retinoids stimulate the skin to produce collagen. In our office, we recommend Replenish CX cream by Kare MD Skin Health to help rejuvenate the skin around the upper and lower eyelids.
Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian recently opened a contemporary and state-of-the-art plastic surgery and skin health clinic blocks away from famed Santa Monica Beach. He is available for consultation by appointment at Kare Plastic Surgery & Skin Health Center (804 7th Street, Santa Monica). You may head on to www.kareplasticsurgery.com and www.surgery90210.com to know more about the amazing services that they offer.
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