A New Paradigm in Facial Rejuvenation

For many, the aging process creates a discrepancy between the way a person views themselves in their mind and the way they look in the mirror. Most people feel younger than their actual age, but the harsh reality of a photo can sometimes bring to light the shocking realization that we no longer look as youthful on the outside as we feel on the inside.

The Pure Renewal treatment focuses on turning back the clock and reversing some of the most common signs that the aging process has begun. As part of the comprehensive and customizable Vertical Restore procedure, the Pure Renewal treatment can create incredible results. When you’re ready to learn more, simply reach out and set up your consultation with a member of Dr. Karam’s team.

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Is Facial Rejuvenation Right for Me?

Our comprehensive facial rejuvenation program could be right for you if you’re looking to:

  • Eliminate sagging in the entire facial region, especially around the eyes, brows, and neck
  • Eradicate dark circles, jowls, and under-eye bags
  • Remove excess skin
  • Restore facial volume
  • Recover youthful luminousness and tightness
  • Eliminate wrinkles like crow’s feet, age spots, and other skin imperfections
  • Feel like your best, most confident self

Restoring Your Self-Confidence

Looking youthful and fresh makes us feel more attractive and, to put it simply, better about ourselves. This is the number one reason why so many people seek facial rejuvenation procedures. The principal effect of the Pure Renewal procedures is to make you feel better about yourself and boost your confidence and overall happiness.

We not only restore your youthfulness—we restore your self-confidence, as well. Our comprehensive approach to facial rejuvenation enables us to combine treatment modalities, developing highly customized procedural plans that truly create our patients’ ideal results.

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Comprehensive Facial Rejuvenation

For over 10 years, Dr. Karam has recognized that in order to naturally rejuvenate the appearance of the face, one must address all the components simultaneously.

Otherwise, the face will look unbalanced and lack harmony. Imagine, for example, if you were to restore a 1970s kitchen, but all you did was replace the cabinets and countertops. When you walked in, the kitchen would look odd.

In order to avoid this, all the elements of the kitchen would have to be fully renovated and updated. This same concept applies to the face. If all the above-mentioned areas of the face have aged, it’s necessary to treat all the aged areas together to create a harmonious, seamless, and naturally rejuvenated outcome. This means you must treat the skin, replace the volume, lift the sagging muscles through the use of our Vertical Restore™ technique and remove the excess skin.

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Pure Renewal Results

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Before Surgery

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After Vertical Restore & Fat Transfer

The full magical restoration of facial rejuvenation only comes about through a combined approach with eye rejuvenation and Vertical Restore.

Facial Rejuvenation Procedures

Our facial rejuvenation program can include a variety of procedures, including:

  • Vertical Restore
  • Vertical Prevent
  • Fat transfer
  • Upper blepharoplasty
  • Lower eyelid blepharoplasty
  • Lower eyelid skin pinch
  • Skin Resurfacing (laser or chemical peel)

Discover the Vertical Restore

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While most surgeons will discuss options for a traditional Facelift and Necklift, Dr. Karam's unique approach to addressing the signs of aging and turning back the clock has resulted in a new paradigm for facial rejuvenation called the Vertical Restore. One simple look at the results from Vertical Restore indicates the advancement this procedure has made over the traditional Facelift and Necklift.

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A Patients Journey

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The Advantages of Facial Rejuvenation

  • Natural-looking results
  • Direct treatment of the changes resulting from aging
  • No harsh change in appearance, look, or identity
  • Short recovery
  •  Minimal to no discomfort
  • Long-lasting results (5-10+ years)
  • A large variety of procedures and treatments to choose from
  • Prevents future aging

Outer Brow Rejuvenation

The outer brow is addressed simultaneously. The approach that Dr. Karam has been using is not a brow lift – he doesn’t believe patients need browlifts. Aside from one-third of the brow, the rest of the brow doesn’t sag. So, knowing this, why get a brow lift procedure that lifts the entire brow? Dr. Karam’s answer is you shouldn’t get a brow lift because, when you do, your face ends up having a surprised or entirely different look. 

Having that restored and refreshed look is the goal. Dr. Karam applies a very minimally invasive approach to reposition just the tail of the brow back to its original spot. For women, this is just above the orbital rim. In men, it is at the orbital rim. This procedure never has an extreme outcome and always looks natural, which is what patients are looking for.

Shaping the Chin and Jawline

Dr. Karam will address the excess fat under the chin and neck by removing the fat pad directly, tightening the neck muscle (platysma), and lifting the jowls. The key here is the natural vector of lift; lifting the face in a vertical direction leads to a naturally refreshed look — not pulled or tight.

When the face and neck are lifted and the facial contours are restored with fat transfer, the face once again takes on the youthful shape that is so important. Fullness in the upper face, tapering down to a soft oval in the lower face, is the structural change we aim to achieve.

The moment you invest in a procedure like a facelift or an eyelid lift, you dramatically slow the way that area will age forever. The effects can last for decades, meaning that your procedure is not only restorative but preventative, as well.

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Comprehensive Skincare

We also suggest a specific skincare regiment for our patients, including products and treatment plans with lasers or peels designed to increase collagen and skin volume, and continue to combat skin thinning and aging. When you begin a facial rejuvenation program, you’re choosing to change the way your face ages forever.

Many of our patients choose to invest in our facial rejuvenation programs as a purely preventative measure. In your 30s and 40s, the signs of aging are minimal—but why not stop them in their tracks?

We address each of the subtle changes of aging as they come along, resulting in a face that never ages, so you can look “forever young.” The ultimate goal is to reestablish a refreshed, rejuvenated look free of any stigma of plastic surgery. You’ll look revitalized, youthful, and confident—and no one will suspect a thing.

The New Paradigm in Facial Rejuvenation

This field has advanced tremendously in the last 20 years. Until recently, when a patient walked into a plastic surgeon’s office, they were offered surgery and nothing else. The surgical approaches were deeply invasive and the recovery took months.

Often, as a result of overly aggressive surgical approaches to rejuvenate the eyes, forehead, cheeks, and neck, patients ended up looking distorted, pulled, and unnatural.

Unfortunately, many prospective patients today still have a vivid memory of these faces and they think twice about having facial surgery to refresh and rejuvenate their look. Who can blame them? Today, things have changed dramatically. In the hands of a modern and well-trained facial plastic surgeon, dramatic yet natural-appearing results can be achieved using a variety of advanced, minimally-invasive approaches, such as micro fat transfer, short-scar vertical facelifts, or skin resurfacing. In our practice, patients are offered a choice of local anesthesia or general anesthesia.

Your Results

There are a variety of positive results you can expect from your facial rejuvenation, including:

  • Restoration of a youthful and healthy appearance
  • Recovery of your original facial volume
  • Elimination of excess skin, dark spots, bags, and sagging
  • Natural-looking results that leave you feeling confident and happy
  • Long-lasting outcomes that help prevent future aging

Published Author and Lauded Speaker

Throughout his time practicing in San Diego, Dr. Karam has become an innovative force in the world of facial plastic surgery, pioneering multiple procedures and combinations. His mastery of this art is so great that he wrote the fundamental textbook, Rejuvenation of the Aging Face, on the subject, along with dozens of book chapters and research articles.

He consistently receives awards and accolades for his work, as well as public recognition and laudation in publications and magazines, including winning Best Cosmetic Surgeon in San Diego seven times by public voting.

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Double Board Certification

Double Board Certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology, Dr. Karam routinely has patients fly in from around the country for his advanced techniques.

Dr. Karam has successfully treated thousands of patients from around the world using his state-of-the-art approach. Over his years in practice, he has consistently maintained an extremely low complication rate, and the occasions of surgical revisions are incredibly rare.

The outcome in every case is the same: natural-looking, youthful results. His artistic eye, excellent technique, and inherent amiability make him the best possible choice for your facial plastic surgery and facial rejuvenation.

Why Choose Dr. Karam?

Few surgeons in the world have devoted their careers to such a narrow focus of facial rejuvenation. Unlike other plastic surgeons, Dr. Karam’s devotion to the face—rather than the entire body—makes him a true authority in his chosen field through both experience and education. His experience is incomparable: he performs over 1,500 facial surgical procedures per year, including over 250 facelifts, over 350 eye rejuvenation treatments, and over 350 fat transfers, far exceeding other surgeons. He is also in the top 3% of injectable practitioners in the entire US and is one of the nation’s rare leaders in fat transfer; very few surgeons have developed the skills necessary to perform a comprehensive facial fat transfer.

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The Consultation: Your Gateway to Well-Being

A major part of the consultation process is to first explore your concerns, before formulating a unique and comprehensive treatment plan, followed by a thorough understanding of the rationale, pros and cons, and your expected outcome. This ensures that you and Dr. Karam will be on the same page, throughout every step of your procedure.

You’ll leave your consultation feeling very well informed and comfortable with the treatment plan, as our goal is to make the process understandable, simple, and ultimately successful. Dr. Karam’s general approach has always been based on getting the best results in the safest, most effective, and most natural-looking way.

To achieve this, each patient is evaluated based on skin quality, facial volume status, and facial contour. In order to truly rejuvenate the face, often a combination of non-surgical and surgical approaches are designed to give you control of the aging process and once again leave you looking as young as you feel!

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