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Does anybody really “Need” a Park Avenue Facelift? Feb 9th, 2021

Does anybody really “Need” a Park Avenue Facelift? I think if we look at this question there are a few questions to ask & answer. If we substitute “Manhattan Facelift” for “Park Avenue Facelift” or even “Beverly Hills Facelift” we know for a fact it is going to be awfully...

FAT GRAFTING AND FAT TRANSFER REVERSAL Dec 3rd, 2020

Fat grafting creates a natural augmentation for the face using your own “filler”. Fat is usually harvested from the abdomen, flanks, or inner thighs; and about one third of the volume remains after the treatment. Fat grafting can be repeated for additional fullness. Fat can now be processed to be...

"BATMAN" LIP LIFT Oct 9th, 2020

Patients and I love the results of the "Batman" Lip lift... It is called that because the strip of upper lip skin just under the nose which is removed resembles a batman image. For those who tire of filler injections to their lips make a beautiful change with the Batman...

UNDER EYE FILLER Oct 9th, 2020

 

KERALASE Oct 9th, 2020

ELIMINATE YOUR HOLIDAY MUFFIN TOP WITH SCULPSURE Dec 15th, 2018

No matter how fun the holiday season is, there is no denying the toll it takes on your waistline. After multiple holiday feasts, you may be struggling to squeeze into your pants. If you want to get rid of your holiday muffin top without needing to spend the rest of...

THE BENEFITS OF AN ENDOSCOPIC BROW LIFT Nov 29th, 2018

Facial plastic surgeon Dr. Richard Gentile is committed to providing patients with procedures and techniques that produce the best possible results. In regards to a brow lift, experience has shown Dr. Gentile that the benefits an endoscopic brow lift provides make it the ideal approach. A major benefit of an...

WHAT IS STRUCTURAL FAT GRAFTING? Nov 10th, 2018

Structural fat grafting is a cosmetic procedure that restores precise amounts of volume to the face. It can effectively reduce the appearance of wrinkles, lines, and folds and restore the youthful appearance of cheeks that have take on a hollowed look due to volume loss. The first step of structural...

HAVING STRONG AND ELASTIC SKIN IS IMPORTANT Nov 1st, 2018

If you have noticeable wrinkles, deep facial folds, and severe facial sagging, simple skin-care treatments will not provide you with the level of care you need. However, maintaining healthy skin through a good skin-care routine is very important. Having strong and healthy skin is especially beneficial when it comes to...

TREATING YOUR DOUBLE CHIN WITH KYBELLA Oct 12th, 2018

Is the beauty of your profile suffering due to your double chin? All it takes is a small amount of excess fat under your chin to rob your jawline of its well-defined and attractive appearance. Targeting such a small area on your body can be difficult, but you can make...

INSTALIFT IS THE SOLUTION TO YOUR SAGGING SKIN PROBLEMS Sep 14th, 2018

Do you avoid looking in the mirror because you hate the sight of the sagging skin on your face? Sagging skin can be a difficult issue to deal with on your own. Luckily, there are ways that we can help restore the tight and toned appearance of your skin. At...

RESTORING THE BEAUTY OF YOUR UPPER EYELIDS Sep 8th, 2018

Do your upper eyelids have a sagging and tired appearance? The skin of the upper eyelids is very thin and sensitive, which is why the effects of aging can be so noticeable on them. Problems like skin laxity, excess fat accumulation, and strained eyelid muscles create a compounded issue that...

ARE YOU LOOKING FOR A NON-SURGICAL WAY TO REJUVENATE Aug 28th, 2018

Are you unhappy with the aged appearance of your face but uncomfortable with the idea of undergoing surgery? There are tons of options for non-surgical facial rejuvenation that can provide you with the aesthetic care you need. One of the latest and most effective options for non-surgical facial rejuvenation is...

HAVE YOU GIVEN UP ON FINDING A GOOD SKIN-CARE PRODUCT? Jul 17th, 2018

A lot of people have had bad experiences with expensive skin-care products. They might spend a lot of money on skin-care products that provide subpar results, or their skin might even get worse after using them. This can discourage a lot of people from exploring different skin-care options. If you...

DO YOU HAVE A NOTICEABLE HUMP ON THE BRIDGE OF YOUR NOSE? Jun 16th, 2018

Noses come in all shapes and sizes and are often seen as one of the most distinguishing characteristics of a person’s face. Unfortunately, when there are issues with the appearance of the nose, its prominence on the face can cause a lot of embarrassment. One of the features that a...

WHY IS BOTOX SO POPULAR? Apr 15th, 2018

Botox is one of the biggest names in the world of cosmetic procedures. You have probably seen or heard about Botox on TV and online, or you may even know someone who has received Botox injections.The reasons why Botox injections are so popular are because the procedure is safe, relatively...

PROFOUND FOR THE TREATMENT OF CELLULITE IN 2017 Apr 12th, 2018

In November, Syneron Medical Ltd. announced that it received a new FDA 510(k) clearance of its minimally invasive, fractional radiofrequency (RF) microneedling device Profound. The new indication is for using the device with the 75o SubQ handpiece and cartridge to improve the appearance of cellulite. “Profound is the first and...

USING SCULPSURE TO ATTAIN YOUR IDEAL SUMMER BODY Apr 2nd, 2018

It may still be spring, but summer is just around the corner. If you need a way to jumpstart your journey to attaining the perfect summer body, our team at Gentile Facial Plastic and Aesthetic Laser Center can provide you with the outstanding care you need. At Gentile Facial Plastic...

DON’T WASTE YOUR SUMMER DEALING WITH UNWANTED BODY HAIR Apr 1st, 2018

One of the most annoying things about the summer is having to shave your legs, armpits, and bikini zone just so no one sees your unwanted body hair while you are wearing your bikini. If you want to make body-hair maintenance simple, laser hair removal is the right choice for...

BOTOX INJECTIONS ARE QUICK AND EASY Mar 20th, 2018

Your probably already know that Botox is an excellent option for reducing the appearance of crow’s feet, forehead wrinkles, brow furrows, and a number of other common aesthetic facial flaws. What you may not know is how simple and comfortable the Botox treatment process is. The Botox treatment process only...

WAITING UNTIL THE RIGHT TIME FOR YOUR RHINOPLASTY Mar 11th, 2018

Many younger patients find that they are dissatisfied with the appearance of their natural nose. These people are interested in pursuing rhinoplasty as a way to enhance the appearance of their nose so that it meets their aesthetic needs. Rhinoplasty makes significant alterations to the structural elements of your nose,...

WHY DO WOMEN GAIN WEIGHT ON THEIR THIGHS? Mar 7th, 2018

There’s a reason women tend to gain fat around their thighs and buttocks and why they struggle to lose it. Here’s the skinny on why your stubborn thigh fat just won’t seem to go away and what you can do about it. Why Do Women Gain Weight on Their Thighs?...

WHAT CAN I DO TO ADDRESS MY ACNE SCARS? Feb 10th, 2018

Acne can be a difficult issue to manage. Even if you find a treatment option that clears up your skin, that may not be the end of the issues. Acne can cause noticeable scaring on the face that may still be there long after your acne has gone. Thankfully, there...

HOW TO ELIMINATE YOUR UNDEREYE BAGS Jan 13th, 2018

Have you been trying to get rid of the puffy bags under your eyes by getting more rest? The reason getting more rest won’t help is because the actual cause of the problem is the accumulation of fat in the lower eyelids. Thankfully, there is a surgical solution to your...

CHEMICAL PEELS – THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN CONCENTRATION LEVELS Dec 18th, 2017

Chemical peels are an excellent resource for non-invasive facial rejuvenation. They can come in a variety of types, and each type can have a varying concentration level. The concentration level of your chemical peel has a significant impact on your results. Chemical peels with lower concentration levels are effective at...

CHANGE THE APPEARANCE OF YOUR FACE BY ALTERING A SINGLE FEATURE Dec 18th, 2017

The phrase “The whole is greater than the sum of its parts” can be applied to your appearance. When you look at your face in the mirror, you don’t view each feature individually. Instead, you see how each feature complements and contrasts against the others to create your distinct appearance....

PROCEDURES TO HELP YOU LOOK YOUR BEST FOR THE NEW YEAR! Dec 18th, 2017

Who doesn’t want to look fabulous? The problem is, a refreshed and rejuvenated appearance takes time and planning. Now that the holidays are over, its time to make an appointment with Dr Gentile. While it might feel too early to start thinking about your Memorial Day Celebration, or your Summer...

HOW WE TREAT AGE SPOTS Aug 11th, 2017

Age spots, also known as sun spots, are commonly found on the face, neck, shoulders, and arms. They have a brown or dark appearance and form in irregular shapes. Sun spots can significant diminish the appearance of your skin by giving it an uneven and unhealthy look. At Gentile Facial...

REFINING THE NASAL TIP WITH RHINOPLASTY Jul 14th, 2017

Rhinoplasty provides patients with a way to makes changes to the shape and look of their nose so that it has a more aesthetically pleasing appearance. Rhinoplasty can be a complex procedure, because it is not as simple as removing excess tissue. The tissue and internal structures of the nose...

THIS FAT-DESTROYING LASER IS NOW FDA-CLEARED FOR USE IN THREE MORE HUGE PROBLEM AREAS Jun 20th, 2017

SculpSure, the noninvasive body-contouring treatment used to permanently eliminate stubborn fat cells in the abdomen and flanks or love handles, has just been cleared by the FDA for use on the back and inner and outer thighs. Utilizing a diode laser to permanently destroy fat cells with heat, SculpSure takes...

LESS INVASIVE OPTIONS FOR FACIAL REJUVENATION Jun 9th, 2017

A full facelift is the best option for those in need of major facial rejuvenation due to advanced signs of aging on the face. However, a full facelift is often too extreme of an option for patients who are only suffering from minimal to moderate aesthetic facial issues. In many...

A BEAUTIFUL BODY IN 25 MINUTES May 13th, 2017

For a lot of people, the main thing standing in the way of an ideal body is time. This can mean not having enough time to go to the gym or to the store to buy healthy ingredients. It can also mean not having enough time to dedicate to recovering...

WHAT TO DO WHEN DIET AND EXERCISE FAIL? Mar 1st, 2017

You had a good start with your weight loss goals. You’ve even gotten used to waking up early to exercise. Your food choices have also changed from junk food to healthier stuff. However, as the months go by, you noticed your weight has not continued to decrease, as it should....

VOLBELLA Feb 22nd, 2017

Volbella, a newly-approved injectable filler, promises full, smooth, kissable lips – all in a single comfortable treatment. Let’s face it: our society is obsessed with full, bee-stung lips à la Kylie Jenner and Jennifer Lawrence. In fact, in 2015 the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) conducted a national survey asking more than...

SO WHAT ABOUT FILLERS? Feb 16th, 2017

Fillers are fun. Fun for me means extraordinarily safe and extraordinarily effective. This was not always true. Twenty five years ago we used bovine collagen. It lasted six weeks, had to be over corrected, and looked un-natural for two weeks.  Human collagen came next and other than reduction in sensitivity...

THE PRECISION OF FRACTIONAL CO2 LASER TECHNOLOGY Feb 11th, 2017

Laser energy is incredibly powerful and can provide amazing benefits for the health and appearance of your skin. The key to the excellent results laser treatments can provide is the complete and precise control we have over the entire process. Fractional CO2 laser technology can provide dramatic improvements to the...

OUR PHILOSOPHY: REVEALING BEAUTY, NOT CREATING IT Jan 11th, 2017

What makes Gentile Facial Plastics such an excellent practice? There are a couple of things: our renowned, board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Gentile; our state-of-the-art facility; and our highly trained, dedicated staff. When it comes down to it, we believe it’s this tremendous amount of talent and experience combined with our...

HOW LONG WILL BOTOX RESULTS LAST Jan 10th, 2017

Are the signs of aging on your face more visible now? Are you tired of being constantly told that you look exhausted or angry even if you’re not? Wrinkles, deep furrows, fine lines, and creases can alter your facial appearance. They can even contribute to creating a fixed sad, tired,...

WHAT TO EXPECT FROM YOUR NECK LIFT Nov 2nd, 2016

Before undergoing any surgery, it is important to understand what to expect. A neck lift will adjust and tighten any misshapen and wrinkled area of the neck. Sometimes these aesthetic neck issues are a result of age, and gravity and other factors can also cause this. A neck lift can...

FACELIFTS – SHOULD I ABSTAIN FROM SMOKING? Oct 26th, 2016

In order to guarantee the success of your facelift, it is crucial that you cease smoking. Tobacco use before and after surgery places your health and recovery at great risk. Nicotine use tightens blood vessels, reducing the blood supply to the face. During a facelift, the tissue being lifted is...

DR. GENTILE FEATURED AT NATIONAL MEETINGS AND ON AESTHETIC MD INSIDER ON NEW THERMOPLASTIC TECHNOLOG Mar 26th, 2015

Dr. Richard Gentile a board certified Facial Plastic Surgeon with offices in Youngstown, Akron and Cleveland Ohio was a featured speaker at the  Advance Aesthetics & Cosmetic Dermatology Symposium in Marina Del Rey California in January 2015, and at he Foundation for Facial Aeshtetic Surgery in Atlanta Georgia in March...

THE “NEW” NECKLIFT NOW AVAILABLE AT CENTER Dec 18th, 2014

Dr. Richard Gentile a board certified Facial Plastic Surgeon with offices in Youngstown, Akron and Cleveland Ohio is pleased to introduce an exciting new option for neck rejuvenation……The New NECKlift™ a minimally invasive non excisional neck lift for quick recovery and limited down time. A person’s appearance is a reflection of...

MEDSPA GETS FACELIFT Feb 13th, 2014

Dr. Richard Gentile a board certified Facial Plastic Surgeon with offices in Youngstown, Akron and Cleveland Ohio is pleased to announce the grand opening of Technika Medical Aesthetic & Skin Spa located in Boardman Ohio with satellite offices in Cleveland and Akron Ohio. It was in 1996 that Dr.Gentile opened...

INNOVATIVE NEW AESTHETIC TECHNOLOGY FOR 2014 THERMILIFT NOW AVAILABLE AT GENTILE FACIAL PLASTIC Jan 28th, 2014

Dr. Richard Gentile a board certified Facial Plastic Surgeon with offices in Youngstown, Akron and Cleveland Ohio is pleased to announce that we are the first Plastic Surgery Center in Northern Ohio to offer the exciting new aesthetic technology from ThermiAesthetics…The Thermi Lift. Powered by ThermiRF the technology is the...

PRESS RELEASE – DR. RICHARD GENTILE PRESENTS LANDMARK STUDY ON NEW TREATMENT FOR ACNE SCARRING Dec 18th, 2013

Dr. Richard Gentile a board certified Facial Plastic Surgeon with offices in Youngstown, Akron and Cleveland Ohio presented a Landmark Study on treatment for acne scarring at the recent American Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery meeting held in New Orleans Louisiana. The meeting was held September 20-22 and featured Facial...

PRESS RELEASE – HOTTEST NEW AESTHETIC TECHNOLOGY FOR 2014 Dec 18th, 2013

Dr. Richard Gentile a board certified Facial Plastic Surgeon with offices in Youngstown, Akron and Cleveland Ohio is pleased to announce that we are the first Plastic Surgery Center in Northern Ohio to offer the exciting new aesthetic technology from Venus Technologies…Venus Legacy featuring Lift FX and Sculpt FX. Venus...

PRESS RELEASE – DR. RICHARD GENTILE PUBLISHES CLASSIFICATION OF FACELIFT PROCEDURES Sep 12th, 2013

Dr. Richard Gentile a board certified Facial Plastic Surgeon with offices in Youngstown, Akron and Cleveland Ohio in an effort to give both Plastic Surgeons and patients an ability to distinguish different facelift procedures has published a “Gentile Classification of Rhytidectomy” in his recent book “Neck Rejuvenation” published by Thieme...

PRESS RELEASE – DR. RICHARD GENTILE SPEAKS AT EAFPS IN NORWAY Sep 7th, 2013

Presents topics in Facial Plastic Surgery to European Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery Dr. Richard Gentile a board certified Facial Plastic Surgeon with offices in Youngstown, Akron and Cleveland Ohio was a featured speaker in Oslo, Norway at the 36th Congress of the European Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery August...

PRESS RELEASE – DR. RICHARD GENTILE VISITING PROFESSOR IN TEHRAN, IRAN Oct 18th, 2012

Dr. Richard Gentile a board certified Facial Plastic Surgeon with offices in Youngstown, Ak-ron and Cleveland Ohio was the featured speaker in Tehran, Iran at the 13th Congress of the Iranian Society of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery October 2-5, 2012. Dr. Gentile joined international faculty from the USA...

CELLULAZE – CELLULITE REDUCTION TREATMENT DEBUTS IN OHIO Aug 24th, 2012

Youngstown Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Richard Gentile of the Gentile Facial Plastic & Aesthetic Laser Center, is first in Northern Ohio to offer the new, FDA approved, Cellulaze™ cellulite reduction treatmentYoungstown Ohio, August 23 2012 For the 85% percent of women over 20 years of age who are troubled by cellulite,...

LASER ASSISTED FACELIFTING CONTINUES TO OFFER DISTINCT ADVANTAGES OVER TRADITIONAL FACELIFTS Jul 24th, 2012

Nearly four years ago Laser Assisted Face & Neck Lifting or Smartlifting™ was introduced by Dr. Gentile to the Plastic Surgery Community as a new option for facial & neck rejuvenation. As thousands of these lifts have been performed by Dr. Gentile and other Plastic Surgeons he has trained in the USA...

SURGERY ANNUAL MEETING 2012 Apr 19th, 2012

Dr. Gentile was an invited speaker at the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery Annual Meeting for 2012 held in Orlando Florida on April 18-22, 2012. The meeting assembles some of the premier laser surgeons from the US and internationally with emphasis on laser assisted techniques and laser research....

AGING FACE MEETING 2012 Feb 29th, 2012

Dr. Gentile was an invited speaker at the Aging Face Meeting 2012 held in San Diego California on January 18-22, 2012.  The meeting assembles some of the premier surgeons from the US and internationally with emphasis on technques for the Aging Face.  Dr. Gentile presented on “Acne and Acne Scarring”...

LASER NECK LIFT PUBLISHED IN FACIAL PLASTIC SURGERY Dec 18th, 2011

Dr. Richard Gentile a board certified Facial Plastic Surgeon with offices in Northern Ohio The technology behind Smartlifting™ facial rejuvenation is also being featured in two publications this year.  The Facial Plastic Surgery Clinics of North America feature Dr. Gentile’s chapter on “Smartlifting™ Fiberlaser Assisted Facial Rejuvenation Techniques” in the May 2011...

HOW LONG WOULD EACH LASER HAIR REMOVAL SESSION TAKE? Dec 18th, 2011

Question: I have unwanted facial hair, but with my busy schedule my lunch break is the only time I have available. How long would each laser hair removal session take? Answer: Depending on the size of the treatment area and the equipment laser hair removal can be completed in a lunch hour....

SURGERY FOR SOME SMALL REFINEMENT NOT WORTH IT? Dec 18th, 2011

Question: I think my nose is okay but I do think some very small improvements could be made. Is undergoing surgery for some small refinement not worth it? Answer: What you are describing is known among Rhinoplasty experts as the the “Finesse Rhinoplasty.” For rhinoplasty specialists such as Dr. Gentile the procedure...

WHAT EXACTLY IS NASAL PACKING? Sep 29th, 2011

What exactly is nasal packing? Is it always required after a nose job and for how long? Answer: Anything placed into the nose after nasal surgery can be considered “packing”. Having said that most horror stories regarding nasal packing refer to the use of long thin nasal packing which was layered...

HOW CAN YOU MINIMIZE PAIN DURING LASER HAIR REMOVAL? Sep 26th, 2011

Question: How can you minimize pain during laser hair removal? Answer: The key to effective and pain free laser hair removal is adequate chilling of the skin. All of our lasers are contact cooled that is the tip of the laser is chilled to increase patient comfort during treatment. In addition we...

DOES JUVEDERM WORK FOR PEOPLE OF ALL SKIN TONES? Sep 22nd, 2011

Question: Does Juvederm work for people of all skin tones? Answer: Juvaderm is a beautiful choice for facial volumizing in all skin tones. Becasue the filler is placed underneath the skin (dermis) the augmentation of nasal creases, wrinkles, and folds is natural. Because the hyaluronic acid is a naturally occuring substance allergies...

WHERE IS THE ANESTHESIA INJECTED? Sep 5th, 2011

Question: I am scheduled for otoplasty with local anesthesia. Where is the anesthesia injected? How many shots are normally given? Are the shots painful? Answer: Otoplasty numbing shots are typically given behind the ear where there is much less sensitivity. In our centers we will typicall administer an light oral or IV...

DR. RICHARD GENTILE PRESENTS SMARTLIFTING™ Jul 16th, 2011

Boardman, Ohio Dr. Richard Gentile a board certified Facial Plastic Surgeon with offices in Northern Ohio published a review of the first 500 Smartlifting or laser assisted facial rejuvenation procedures at the Annual Meeting of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS) held in Dallas Texas this Spring....

DO ANY FILLERS PROVIDE PERMANENT RESULTS? Mar 24th, 2011

Question: Do any fillers provide permanent results? Which provide the longest lasting results and what can they be used for? Answer: There are several fillers available which are semipermanent and are used in Europe and Canada. In the US Artefill is one of the recently FDA approved fillers to be...