Cosmetic Surgery Blog

What is the Difference Between Liposuction and SmartLipo?

Liposuction, one of the most common cosmetic surgery procedures performed in the United States, is continually and evolving and improving. Since its origins in the 1970s, liposuction has made many advancements, but one of the most significant of these may be the introduction of SmartLipo, a laser lipolysis system. A liposuction procedure, also known as … Read More

Bellafill: the Newest Injectable Filler

is the newest injectable “filler” to be used at the Langdon Center and is receiving a great deal of interest because of one major advantage: it provides permanent results. The main component of Bellafill is tiny particles made of methacrylate, a type of synthetic polymer. Methacrylate is a biocompatible material that has been used for … Read More

Dysport: an Alternative to Botox

In addition to Botox, the original botulinum toxin, we now have two other FDA-approved neurotoxins: Dysport and Xeomin. All botulinum toxins work the same way—by inactivating motor nerve endings where they interface with muscle cells. Inactivated nerve endings are unable to transmit the signal to the muscle that stimulates muscle contraction; thus, the muscle becomes … Read More

Enhanced Active FX: A Single Laser Treatment that Rejuvenates and Tightens Skin

Enhanced Active FX is a fractional carbon dioxide (CO2) laser resurfacing technique developed by Robert Langdon, M.D. that provides dramatic improvement of sun-damaged facial skin with only one treatment. Compared to standard Active FX laser resurfacing, the enhanced mode results in significantly more tightening of sun-damaged facial skin. Enhanced Active FX provides the best possible improvement … Read More

What is an Endoscopic Brow Lift?

Gravity is a major contributor to the appearance of aging of the face and neck. A facelift is very effective at lifting the sagging skin of the neck and lower face but does not address the problems in the upper face (at and above eye level). In the upper face (forehead, brows and temples), sagging … Read More

What Can I Do To Improve My Facial Profile & Appearance?

At The Langdon Center for Laser & Cosmetic Surgery in Guilford, CT, Board Certified Cosmetic Surgeon and founder, Dr. Robert Langdon, is pleased to offer two options for patients who are looking for significant improvement in their facial and neck profile and appearance. Take a look to see which one is right for you! ExpresS-Lift: … Read More

How Long Does a Laser Facelift Take?

Let’s face it: You love the idea of getting a facelift. After all, who doesn’t want to enjoy tighter-looking skin, fewer wrinkles, and a well-defined jawline that takes years off their appearance? But a traditional facelift is a real surgery that may take some time for recovery. There are incisions with stitches, swelling and bruising. Is there another … Read More

Am I a Candidate For an Upper Lip Lift?

You already know that if you want to look younger for as long as possible, you need to prevent sun damage of your skin. Gravity also takes a toll on the face and neck by causing stretching and sagging of skin. One area of the face that can sag but that is not always considered is … Read More

How Does the Precision TX Laser Tighten Loose Skin?

The results of a facelift are certainly intriguing to you — but when it comes to the expense and amount of downtime associated with the procedure, you’re not exactly ready to sign the dotted line. You’re looking for a treatment that can help tighten sagging skin in the neck and lower cheeks, without all the … Read More

How Is the ExpresS-Lift Different From a Traditional Face Lift?

Sagging skin in the neck and loose jowls can be a real problem; unfortunately, these are common signs of aging. As we grow older, collagen in the skin and fascia layers starts to break down, making these soft tissue layers much more susceptible to gravity. As the skin and fascia stretch, you can look much … Read More