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Month: August 2015

How many sessions of Dermaplaning will it take to reduce the appearance of a scar with hyperpigmentation?

Exfoliation is vital to healthy, glowing skin, and Dermaplaning is one of the best skin resurfacing techniques. Dermaplaning can resolve skin issues such as scars, hyperpigmentation, and rough dry skin.   But how many sessions of Dermaplaning will it take to reduce the appearance of a scar with hyperpigmentation (click here).

What is Dermaplaning?

Dermaplaning is a simple method of exfoliating the outermost (epidermal) layers of skin. A sterile surgical scalpel is used to shave the upper surface of the skin to slough off dead skin cells, and get rid of fine hair. The procedure can be performed in 30 minutes or less, so it can be done during your lunch hour. Best of all, it requires no downtime. The skin will be smoother and more radiant after treatment.

How many Dermaplaning sessions do you need?

It generally takes multiple sessions to achieve the benefits of Dermaplaning. A series of treatments typically includes 6 sessions, but most patients see results after 2-3 sessions. Some patients include Dermaplaning as part of an effective skin care routine, and undergo regular treatments every 2 to 4 weeks.

Dermaplaning must be performed with a great deal of care, as it should only be done on the superficial layers of the skin. If the blade penetrates to the deeper layers it can result in scarring, as well as some bleeding. Therefore it is always advisable to have the procedure performed by an experienced medical practitioner.

If you’d like to take your skin care treatment to the next level, contact Song Plastic Surgery, Irvine, CA, to find out more about Dermaplaning. Call 949-701-4454   today, and schedule a consultation with Kyle Song, MD.

What are the side effects of Botox?

Botox is booming among those who want to look youthful, because it smooths away facial wrinkles and refreshes the appearance.  Over the past few years it has proven to be a safe way to temporarily turn back the clock. But like other treatments, botox has its own risks that patients need to be aware of. So let’s examine what are some of the more serious side effects of botox (click here).

About Botox
Botox is very effective in smoothing dynamic wrinkles such as crow’s feet and laugh lines, which form as a result of the contraction of the muscles in the face.  Botox works by temporarily paralyzing the muscles, thereby smoothing fine lines and wrinkles. The effects can last for 3-6 months.

Side effects of botox
There are usually only minor side effects related to botox. Patients may notice some redness and swelling, in addition to itching at the treatment site, but this usually only lasts for a short time (learn more).

However there are some serious side-effects that are linked to the use of botox, and a few of them can be life threatening. Clients are therefore advised to seek medical attention immediately if they experience any of these symptoms.

  • Difficulty swallowing: This is a result of the weakening of the associated muscles, and can often last for several months. Trouble breathing or speaking are also issues related to the weakening of the muscles with botox.
  • Unintended spread of the toxin: If botox migrates away from the intended injection site it can adversely affect other muscles. It has been known to cause side-effects such as droopy eyelids.

Contact Sona Med Spa with offices in Little Rock, AR, and Memphis, TN for more information about the side-effects of botox. Call 501-228-7662 today to schedule an appointment in Little Rock, and 901-683-8220 for an appointment with our Memphis   office.

Daddy Dude-over procedures

What are the best Daddy Dude-over procedures?

Over the last 5 years, there has been a huge increase in the number of men getting cosmetic surgery. While procedures like mommy makeovers have been the norm for many years, dads want to look good too, so daddy dude-overs are now becoming popular. But what are some of the best daddy dude-over procedures?

Why is daddy dude-over so popular?

Like many moms, dads are also noticing the physical changes that they have undergone since their kids came along. In particular, sculpted chest muscles have given way to excess chest fat, and well-toned abs have been replaced by embarrassing pot bellies. So it’s not surprising that tummy-tuck and breast reduction surgeries are two of the best daddy dude-over procedures, and are always in demand.

Best Daddy Dude-over procedures

  • Tummy tuck or abdominoplasty is done to get rid of excess fat in the abdomen. Men have a propensity to gain fat in the belly, and it’s often difficult to get rid of it with diet and exercise. A tummy tuck is typically done under general anesthesia on an outpatient basis. During the procedure excess skin and fat deposits are removed, and the underlying muscles are tightened.
  • Male Breast reduction surgery is another popular Daddy dude-over procedure. The enlarged breast size may be due to excess glandular tissue, or fat. If there is largely glandular tissue there, it can be removed with a scalpel, but if it is mostly breast tissue, liposuction is performed. Surgery may be done under general or local anesthesia, and lasts for about 1 hour.

Dads that are interested in learning about the best daddy dude-over procedures, can contact plastic surgeon Sean Doherty, MD, in Concord, MA. Call (978)-369-4499 today to schedule an appointment. Dr. Doherty can also be reached on (617)-450-0070 at his practice in Boston, MA.

What is SmartLipo and is it right for you?

If you would like to get rid of your ‘saddle bags’ or ‘muffin  top’ without undergoing surgery, you may be interested in non-invasive body contouring options like Smart Lipo. Many people choose Smart Lipo to get rid of these bothersome areas, because it is fast and effective, and virtually painless. But what is Smart Lipo, and how do you know if it’s right for you.

What is Smart Lipo?
Smart Lipo or laser lipo is a minimally invasive procedure that eliminates unwanted fat deposits in the body. It also tightens the skin and contours the body. The procedure involves using a thin fiber-optic laser to melt the fatty deposits.

How does it work?
Local anesthetic is first applied to numb the areas to be treated. Very small incisions are made through which the fiber-optic laser is introduced. The heat from the laser melts the fat, and promotes the growth of new collagen, which tightens the skin.  There is very little bruising with Smart Lipo, and the downtime is minimal.

Is Smart Lipo right for me?
If you have resistant areas of fat in places like the neck, abdomen, inner and outer thighs, or flanks, and you are also close to your ideal weight, Smart Lipo may be a good option for you. However, it is important to consult with a qualified and experienced plastic surgeon.

Smart Lipo will help you lose inches, as it adjusts the appearance of fatty deposits in various parts of the body, but it is not meant as a solution for weight loss.

For more information about Smart Lipo, contact the office of Connecticut based board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Robert Langdon. Call The Langdon Center for Laser and Cosmetic Surgery at 844-551-9880 or 203-745-0340, to schedule a consultation.

What are the best areas of the face to get Botox injections, and how safe is it?

Botox has become famous for its ability to rejuvenate the face and refresh the appearance. But although it is widely used as a cosmetic treatment, botox should not be injected everywhere, because it is only suited for specific areas.  So what are the best areas to get botox injections? Let’s take a look.

Where does botox work best?
Botox works best on dynamic wrinkles, particularly those in the upper face. Dynamic wrinkles are formed as a result of normal facial expressions such as smiling, squinting, or frowning. When the skin is young, it is able to quickly bounce back after these muscle motions, but as the skin ages, the dynamic lines become permanent.

The most common dynamic wrinkles are the lines across the forehead, frown lines between the eyebrows (glabella lines), and lines at the corner of the eyes (crow’s feet). These are the best areas of the face to get botox injections. Medical practitioners have used botox in these areas for many years, in order to effectively smooth those annoying wrinkles.

How botox helps dynamic wrinkles
Botox inhibits the nerve impulses normally sent to the muscles, and because they no longer receive the signal to contract, the muscles relax.  This makes the skin smoother and also causes the wrinkles to soften. Although the lines will  reappear after the effects of botox have worn off, they are usually less severe.

How safe is botox?
Botox is a very safe cosmetic treatment, and side effects are rare. However, botox injections should only be done by a trained medical professional (learn more).

Contact Cobb Wellness and Aesthetics, Roswell, Georgia, to learn more about botox injections. Dr. Linda Kelley is vastly experienced in the use of cosmetic fillers.  Please call  (770) 649-0094 today and schedule your appointment.

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