Reverse the Visual Effects of Aging with Retinol
SkinCueticals, Retinol 1.0
SkinCueticals, Retinol 1.0

Remember when you’re Mom reminded you to “take your vitamins?” As with so many other things, she was correct. As a retinoid, retinol is a form of vitamin A, which is important for growth and development as well as maintenance of the immune system. It can also do wonders for wrinkles.

The benefits of retinol for the skin have long been known and products are available to help with wrinkles and other signs of aging. Available over-the-counter, retinol-based Retinol 1.0® is ideal for laxity, firmness, and wrinkles.

“Retinoids are a proven way to combat aging of the skin,” said Dr. Tim Love, who recommends Retinol to his patients.

Developed by SkinCueticals, Retinol 1.0® accelerates cell turnover and is ideal for aging and problematic skin. Applied in the evening, the 1% pure retinol product is a lightweight formula that minimizes inflammation commonly associated with retinol use. Retinol 1.0® is available from Dr. Tim R. Love, MD at his office in Oklahoma City.

Schardein’s Salon is committed to education for hair loss and much more

It’s a Tuesday afternoon and there are close to 30 employees in Schardein’s salon but there are no client bookings. Why would this normally bustling salon block their appointment books for two hours every week? A commitment to education, that’s why.

Owner Steve Schardein had a dream, and it wasn’t just to run a salon, it was to create a place that could help his staff become better members of their community. “I’m trying to change the perception many people have that we’re ‘just hairdressers.’“ Steve says.

Schardein, who began in the industry in 1976, offers full-time employment to his stylists, offering professional education and encouraging his staff to carve out a career. His philosophy has made a difference in the lives of his employees and not just while they’re on the clock.

“We have four new homeowners and we have people getting married and starting families. That’s what I love to see,” Schardein says.

At a time when many businesses are cutting back hours so employees don’t get full-time, or reducing benefits, Schardein’s is creating a place where people can thrive and grow.

Six years ago Craig Jackson was sitting in a chair getting his hair washed when he decided he wanted to work at Schardein’s. He was a shy young man who had difficulty communicating with people. Now he’s not only a busy stylist, he’s one of the leaders at Schardein’s, confidently working with the public and guiding staff through training.

“The first time I came in here as a client, I knew I wanted to work here because of the positive vibe,” Jackson says. The benefits haven’t been lost on those close to him. “My friends and family notice the positive change in me.”

Beverly Harlow has been at Schardein’s for six years and is the education leader. “I knew I wanted to work here because of their emphasis on education,” she says. “I wanted a career instead of a job.”

In an industry where there can be high employee turnover, Schardein’s roster is speckled with veterans. Daniel Quinn, one of the salon’s busiest stylists has been there for nearly nine years. He serves as a mentor to younger stylists and has earned respect for his hard work and busy appointment book. “People here want to be what he is – he’s busy,” Schardein says.

Not only is Quinn busy – Schardein’s is busy. The salon located at 9501 N. May Avenue is one of the most popular in Oklahoma City. The state of the art 6,700-foot complex can best be described as the Taj Mahal of salons. If you like to be pampered, Schardein’s is like something out of a dream. Picture the treatment given to the scarecrow, cowardly lion, tin man, and Dorothy by the attendants in Oz.

Many salons stumble when bringing in young stylists fresh from their training, but Schardein recognized an opportunity and seized it. The New Talent Salon employs 8-10 stylists who have recently or nearly completed their certification. In a special section of the salon, these young stylists offer haircuts, styling, and color. As a result, they learn how to build a clientele, work on techniques, and are mentored by an established stylist. It also gives often younger clients a chance to receive a trendy fashion cut at a lower price point. For Schardein’s this is a way to extend their offering to the customer while also guiding these young stylists into the fold.

In essence, Steve wants these stylists to learn “The Schardein Way.” Steve Schardein’s hands have not forgotten the feel of a comb and scissors — he still cuts hair and insists on it. “I need to lead by example, and I love being with our clients so I know what’s important to them,” he says. It’s another example of premium customer service and attention to detail. It’s working — Schardein’s maintains a 90 percent client retention rate. But there’s always room for growth.

Last year while Steve was at a Thunder Game at Chesapeake Energy Arena, he marveled at the thousands of fans in attendance. “I wondered, where are all these people getting their hair done? There are always more people we can help.” Sending the customer out the door looking and feeling more beautiful is one of Schardein’s goals. Two years ago, Steve had a conversation with client Dr. Tim Love, a noted Oklahoma City plastic surgeon who helps clients with hair loss. Out of that brief talk, Schardein and Love decided to combine efforts to educate people about hair loss, something that impacts both of their businesses.

Dr. Tim R. Love, MD performs hair transplant procedures and Schardein wanted to be able to help his customers get help if they had hair loss. The Schardein staff learned how to speak to their clients about hair loss as well as methods for working with restored hair. Steve Schardein even underwent the procedure himself to see what it was like.

The salon’s commitment to Oklahoma City extends beyond its four walls. Schardein’s has donated time and resources to help several causes, including the Battered Women’s Shelter. “We support each other, we support our clients, and we try to support the community,” Jackson says.

All of the things the salon is doing: their dedication to training and education, the cutting edge salon techniques and use of technology, the New Talent Salon that helps young stylists enter the industry, the almost fanatical care they show for their employees personal growth, is why Steve Schardein got into this business.

“This is my dream,” Schardein says as he waves his hands toward his staff while they take part in training. “I want them to be happy, productive members of the community. I spend more time with these people than I do with my family.” A family, that’s what Schardein’s feels like, and that’s the refreshing and compassionate way they treat their employees.

More seniors electing for cosmetic surgeries and procedures to help them stay in the workforce

doctor marking senior woman faceIt appears that an increasing number of senior citizens are opting for cosmetic surgery in an effort to gain or retain a competitive edge and stay in the work force.

study released by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons shows that baby boomers (who are working later into their lives than any previous generation) are taking advantage of cosmetic surgery and non-invasive procedures to make them more employable and productive.

The study reveals that the number of people over the age of 55 who have opted for cosmetic surgery of some kind has increased in the last several years.

“Many people in their 50s and 60s who are looking for work find their age can be a real barrier to landing a new job, even though age discrimination in employment is illegal,” John Rother, former executive vice president of Policy, Strategy and International Affairs at AARP told The Fiscal Times.

This is a trend that we’ll continue to keep an eye on in the future. Contact Dr. Tim Love if you have any questions about plastic surgery or any of the cosmetic procedures we offer in Oklahoma City.

Replenish Your Eyelashes with Latisse

latisse-lash-procedureNeed to replenish your eyelashes or just want a new look? Come in for a Latisse® procedure from Dr. Tim Love in Oklahoma City at 11101 Hefner Pointe Drive, Suite 104.

Rhinoplasty to Solve Medical Problems: Reasons for a Nose Job

Sometimes the answer is right under your nose.  One of the hardest working parts of your body can affect everything from your memory center to the way you sleep at night—your nose. That’s right, your schnauze has a pretty large impact on the way you experience the world, far beyond the basic sense of smell. If you aren’t breathing just right, rhinoplasty may be the surprising answer.

What’s in a Nose?

Your nose has a fairly big impact on your life, whether you realize it or not, and it goes beyond letting you smell the roses. To help you understand how prominent it can be, we’ve compiled a list of the ways your nose works for you: Seinfeld fans may remember the scene where Kramer praises George’s girlfriend—for everything but her nose:

Scene is at 1:19

Scientists at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas say that Kramer may have had a point: as the most prominent facial feature, the nose can impact the way we perceive a person. Rumors of what a nose shape may indicate date way back: the Greeks and Romans believed that a long, strong nose meant power and strength.

While you may be largely unconcerned with how your nose is perceived, a recent study by Psychology Today reported that a person’s facial features can signal more about a person on first impressions than what they were or even the way they may act. Before you go researching what your nose shape may mean, you’ll want to figure out what it is. According to the Journal of Craniofacial Surgery, a minimum of 14 different nose shapes exist in humans. These range from the downward-hooking “hawk” to the traditional straight “Greek” nose, with the “fleshy” nose being the most common. Although ethnicity and genetics play a factor in nose shape, they’re more likely to determine the way you sneeze than exactly how your nose looks.

A Healthy, Happy NoseRhinoplasty could be the solution to medical problems like sleep apnea and sinuses.

Beyond looks, your nose also has a large impact on health. Your nasal cavities are linked to your ear and throat cavities, which can explain why discomfort with one often results in problems with another. In addition to being an amazing filter for the air you breathe in, your nose has the ability to detect over 10,000 scents and smells.

What is even more impressive than the 12 million olfactory receptor cells you have is their connection with your brain: they have a direct line to your memory. In fact, smell is the only one of the five senses with direct lines to the hippocampus (memory formation) and amygdala (emotion). If you’re experiencing problems with your sense of smell, it could also affect the formation of memories due to a lack of information when forming them. While a stuffy nose can’t be to blame for severe memory impairment, it does have an impact.

That’s not all—your nasal cavity also has an impact on the way you sleep. If your nasal cavities are impaired in any way, breathing at night can become troublesome. This in turn can lead to a variety of problems including sleep apnea, where you momentarily cease breathing while asleep.

The Nose Job That Works For You

Depending on the medical condition that urged you to look into rhinoplasty, your experience in plastic surgery may vary. In some cases, an otolaryngologist may perform the initial surgery and require you to follow up with a plastic surgeon. A nose job can be used to repair:

  • Deviated septum, or a broken nose
  • Burns, defects, and other deformations
  • Septoplasty for problems with the airway
  • Ethmoidectomy to remove the ethmoid bone and clear the sinuses
  • Polypectomy to remove any polyps in the nasal cavities
  • Turbinate removal
  • Surgery on the sinuses
  • Other surgeries including those performed for snoring, etc

If you aren’t sure of the impact your nose may be having on your medical problems, talk with your doctor. Although the nose may not be to blame, inquiring about it could be the difference between breathing easy and keeping your partner awake with your snoring! A nose job could be the solution to some medical problems.

Who Gets Nose Jobs?

Before you can dismiss the benefits a nose job may have upon your medical issues or write it off as a risky cosmetic procedure, here are some things you should know (courtesy of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons):

  • Rhinoplasty was the second most popular cosmetic procedure in 2012 overall, second only to breast augmentation. It is the most popular procedure among men, and the second most popular among women.
  • 242,683 nose jobs were performed last year
  • Nose jobs are the most popular among the 15-20 age group, and very slowly decrease in popularity with the increase in age group
  • The average cost for the procedure is $4,493, largely due to it being one of the most difficult cosmetic procedures
  • The recovery time is several weeks long, with the final results visible at around the year mark
  • While the surgery is often used to improve minor medical or cosmetic issues, the final nose shape should mimic the natural nose shape to retain symmetrical facial features

Take it from us—you aren’t alone in considering rhinoplasty. As always, you’ll want to talk to your doctor and do a thorough research of the procedure before committing. Our very own News9 did an in-depth article on what it was like to have a rhinoplasty procedure done. Once you’ve chosen an ASPS-accredited surgeon, be sure to have them walk you through what to expect. For questions or a consultation, contact us. We’d love to help you breathe easier!

Rhinoplasty to Solve Medical Problems: Reasons for a Nose Job

Sometimes the answer is right under your nose.  One of the hardest working parts of your body can affect everything from your memory center to the way you sleep at night—your nose. That’s right, your schnauze has a pretty large impact on the way you experience the world, far beyond the basic sense of smell. If you aren’t breathing just right, rhinoplasty may be the surprising answer.

What’s in a Nose?

Your nose has a fairly big impact on your life, whether you realize it or not, and it goes beyond letting you smell the roses. To help you understand how prominent it can be, we’ve compiled a list of the ways your nose works for you: Seinfeld fans may remember the scene where Kramer praises George’s girlfriend—for everything but her nose:

Scene is at 1:19

Scientists at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas say that Kramer may have had a point: as the most prominent facial feature, the nose can impact the way we perceive a person. Rumors of what a nose shape may indicate date way back: the Greeks and Romans believed that a long, strong nose meant power and strength.

While you may be largely unconcerned with how your nose is perceived, a recent study by Psychology Today reported that a person’s facial features can signal more about a person on first impressions than what they were or even the way they may act. Before you go researching what your nose shape may mean, you’ll want to figure out what it is. According to the Journal of Craniofacial Surgery, a minimum of 14 different nose shapes exist in humans. These range from the downward-hooking “hawk” to the traditional straight “Greek” nose, with the “fleshy” nose being the most common. Although ethnicity and genetics play a factor in nose shape, they’re more likely to determine the way you sneeze than exactly how your nose looks.

A Healthy, Happy NoseRhinoplasty could be the solution to medical problems like sleep apnea and sinuses.

Beyond looks, your nose also has a large impact on health. Your nasal cavities are linked to your ear and throat cavities, which can explain why discomfort with one often results in problems with another. In addition to being an amazing filter for the air you breathe in, your nose has the ability to detect over 10,000 scents and smells.

What is even more impressive than the 12 million olfactory receptor cells you have is their connection with your brain: they have a direct line to your memory. In fact, smell is the only one of the five senses with direct lines to the hippocampus (memory formation) and amygdala (emotion). If you’re experiencing problems with your sense of smell, it could also affect the formation of memories due to a lack of information when forming them. While a stuffy nose can’t be to blame for severe memory impairment, it does have an impact.

That’s not all—your nasal cavity also has an impact on the way you sleep. If your nasal cavities are impaired in any way, breathing at night can become troublesome. This in turn can lead to a variety of problems including sleep apnea, where you momentarily cease breathing while asleep.

The Nose Job That Works For You

Depending on the medical condition that urged you to look into rhinoplasty, your experience in plastic surgery may vary. In some cases, an otolaryngologist may perform the initial surgery and require you to follow up with a plastic surgeon. A nose job can be used to repair:

  • Deviated septum, or a broken nose
  • Burns, defects, and other deformations
  • Septoplasty for problems with the airway
  • Ethmoidectomy to remove the ethmoid bone and clear the sinuses
  • Polypectomy to remove any polyps in the nasal cavities
  • Turbinate removal
  • Surgery on the sinuses
  • Other surgeries including those performed for snoring, etc

If you aren’t sure of the impact your nose may be having on your medical problems, talk with your doctor. Although the nose may not be to blame, inquiring about it could be the difference between breathing easy and keeping your partner awake with your snoring! A nose job could be the solution to some medical problems.

Who Gets Nose Jobs?

Before you can dismiss the benefits a nose job may have upon your medical issues or write it off as a risky cosmetic procedure, here are some things you should know (courtesy of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons):

  • Rhinoplasty was the second most popular cosmetic procedure in 2012 overall, second only to breast augmentation. It is the most popular procedure among men, and the second most popular among women.
  • 242,683 nose jobs were performed last year
  • Nose jobs are the most popular among the 15-20 age group, and very slowly decrease in popularity with the increase in age group
  • The average cost for the procedure is $4,493, largely due to it being one of the most difficult cosmetic procedures
  • The recovery time is several weeks long, with the final results visible at around the year mark
  • While the surgery is often used to improve minor medical or cosmetic issues, the final nose shape should mimic the natural nose shape to retain symmetrical facial features

Take it from us—you aren’t alone in considering rhinoplasty. As always, you’ll want to talk to your doctor and do a thorough research of the procedure before committing. Our very own News9 did an in-depth article on what it was like to have a rhinoplasty procedure done. Once you’ve chosen an ASPS-accredited surgeon, be sure to have them walk you through what to expect. For questions or a consultation, contact us. We’d love to help you breathe easier!