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Month: January 2016

How many Laser sessions of PicoSure treatments until I see results?

Is your skin starting to look older with each passing birthday? Then it’s time to get fresh, younger-looking skin with PicoSure skin rejuvenation treatment. PicoSure is an advanced laser that can effectively combat major signs of aging. If you are interested in this advanced skin rejuvenation treatment you may be wondering – How many laser sessions of PicoSure treatments until I see results? Let’s find out.

Benefits of PicoSure
PicoSure lasers can reduce the appearance of wrinkles around the eyes and mouth, arms, hands, and neck. PicoSure also smooths the skin and evens skin tone, so it can also be used for conditions such as age spots, sun spots, melasma, and hyperpigmentation.

It often takes one treatment to diminish wrinkles, but more may be needed depending on your aesthetic goals. Best of all there is minimal downtime, and the results are long-lasting. PicoSure is a gentle, safe, and very efficient way to revitalize your skin.

How PicoSure lasers work
PicoSure is a picosecond laser therefore it emits intense laser pulses that penetrate down to the dermal layer, into the skin’s support structure. The process stimulates the production of collagen and elastin, and this helps to rebuild the skin structure over time.

How soon do you see results?
Most patients notice an improvement in their skin within one to two weeks. There will be some redness of the skin immediately following the procedure, but this only lasts for a few hours.

Are you ready to renew and revitalize the appearance of your skin? Ask your doctor about PicoSure skin rejuvenation treatment. Clients in Knoxville, TN can contact Gallaher Plastic Surgery & Spa, Powell, TN. Call 865-671-3888 today to schedule a consultation.

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Best Ways Pre and Post-Surgery to Avoid Capsular Contracture?

Capsular contracture is an all too familiar side-effect of breast augmentation, but remains poorly understood. Although surgeons cannot predict the instances in which it can occur, they can optimize surgical conditions in order to keep the rate of capsular contracture to a minimum. So let’s take a look at the best ways pre and post-surgery to avoid capsular contracture.

Capsular Contracture
Capsular contracture is a condition in which the thin membrane or capsule that the body naturally forms around the breast implant becomes hard and thick. When breasts implants are placed in the body they are seen as foreign objects, and as a result the body forms a thin membrane around them. While this response is natural, there are times when the capsule tightens around the implant as time passes.

Avoiding capsular contracture
Doctors are not entirely sure what causes capsular contracture, but research suggests that the problem may be linked to a low grade infection. Consequently, prevention methods are primarily focused on reducing the possibility of infection, by ensuring that the breast implants remain as sterile as possible:

Pre-Surgery Prevention
•    Antiseptic solution is used to prep the skin.
•    Application of a microbial sealant to the area where the incision will be made, thus reducing the risk of bacteria in the surgical area.

Post-Surgery Prevention
•    Daily doses of oral vitamin E  help to keep the collagen fibers that make up the capsule soft.
•    Compression exercises help maintain the flexibility of the capsule.

If you are considering breast augmentation, be sure to discuss complications such as capsular contracture with your surgeon. Clients in Orange County can contact Song Plastic Surgery, Irvine, CA for more information. Call 949-701-4454 today, and set up an appointment with Dr. Kyle Song.


Botox vs Fillers: which is best for Minor Forehead Wrinkles?

The forehead is one of the first places wrinkles crop up, and anti-aging creams are sometimes not effective in getting rid of them. If you are wondering what to do about forehead wrinkles, you may want to give botox or fillers a try, but let’s see which is best for minor forehead wrinkles (click here).

Forehead wrinkles are dynamic wrinkles that occur because of repeated muscle movement. Making facial expressions such as frowning and squinting over and over causes these lines to eventually appear. As time passes, the structure of the skin changes, and loses elasticity. As a result, the skin does not snap back into shape and the wrinkles become permanent.

Botox vs Fillers
Botox is generally the first thing most people try for forehead wrinkles, because it’s designed to reduce muscle movement. It is a non-surgical treatment that involves using a tiny needle to inject a small concentration of botulinum toxin into the muscles. Botox works by interrupting the signals from the nerve cells to the muscles. The muscles therefore remain relaxed, as they receive no instructions to contract.

Although fillers can improve the appearance of other wrinkles on the face, they are not nearly as effective in treating dynamic forehead wrinkles. These wrinkles are often still noticeable after being treated with fillers, because they are due to muscle activity. Since botox addresses muscle activity, it is generally consider best for forehead wrinkles.  However, it is not recommended for individuals with excess sagging tissue over the brow, as it can worsen the condition.

Are forehead wrinkles a problem for you? Contact the Beaux Arts Institute of Plastic Surgery, Lanham, MD, for help. Call 301-880-7022 today and schedule an appointment with Dr. Nia Banks. During your consultation Dr. Banks will determine whether botox or fillers would be most appropriate for you.

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How long will the results last for Juvederm Ultra XC?

Lip augmentation is rising in popularity, as there seems to be no end to the demand for fuller, well-defined lips. However, people should be careful to learn about the products being used, and what type of results to expect. Juvederm Ultra XC is one of the most common dermal fillers now being used for lip enhancement. But how long will the results last for Juvederm Ultra XC.

Juvederm Ultra XC
Juvederm Ultra XC is an injectable gel derived from hyaluronic acid. It is already a well-known wrinkle filler, but has now been approved for lip enhancement. Lip enhancement with Juvederm is a comfortable experience, because the product also contains a small amount of a local anesthetic known as lidocaine. The injection takes about 10-20 minutes, so it can be conveniently done in the lunch hour. Juvederm Ultra XC is FDA approved for lip enhancement in adults over the age of 21.

How long do the results last?
You should see the results of Juvederm XC the same day of treatment. There may be some slight swelling, but this usually resolves within 5-7 days. The final results will be seen then, but the difference will not be significant.

The results of Juvederm Ultra XC typically last about 12 months, and require only one injection. However, a touch up may be given after treatment if needed.

Lip augmentation with Juvederm Ultra XC is available in Boston, MA, at the offices of board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Sean Doherty. Please call (617)-450-0070 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Doherty in Boston. You can also call (978)-369-4499 for the office in Concord, MA.

Is Recovery Better for Juvederm or Botox when Used to Reduce frown Lines?

Are those deep frown lines making you look tired, upset, or angry? Then it’s time to do something about them, and there are several non-surgical treatments to choose from, including botox and juvederm. But which should you choose, and is recovery time better for juvederm or botox when used to reduce frown lines.

What are frown lines?
Frown lines are those vertical lines between the brows, which occur because of the aging of the skin.

Juvederm or Botox?
Juvederm is a temporary soft tissue filler treatment derived from hyaluronic acid, which is used to correct facial lines.

The side-effects experienced after juvederm treatment for frown lines varies among patients. There is generally some swelling and bruising at the injection sites, as well as some pain. Recovery takes a few hours or a few days, it all depends. Symptoms generally clear within 8-10 days, and by that time there will be a noticeable improvement in the appearance of the skin.

Botox is a muscle relaxer that is particularly effective in treating frown lines and crow’s feet. Botox reduces the movement of the frown muscles, and this causes the frown lines to soften.

After botox there may be some localized pain, swelling, and redness, but there is really no downtime. The results can be seen within 2-7 days of treatment.

Which recovery time is better?
There is virtually no downtime when using juvederm or botox for reducing frown lines, as most patients are able to resume regular activities after treatment. The choice depends on which option will give you the desired results, and this can be discussed with your dermatologist.

Contact Wisconsin Vein & MediSpa, Pewaukee, WI, to learn more about the recovery after juvederm or botox treatment for reducing frown lines. Call (262) 746-9088 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Deborah Manjoney.

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