Monthly Archives: January 2013

Take Care of Your Skin When You’re Sick

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Cold and flu season are here, and not only does your body feel bad, but your skin can suffer some ill effects, as well.  To make sure your skin stays healthy while you’re sick, follow some of these simple tips from us here at Parker Plastic Surgery.

1. Use a humidifier at night. Dry air can rob your skin of essential moisture and many decongestants will dehydrate the skin, as well.  Having a humidifier helps to maintain hydration levels in the skin.

2. Apply a cold gel mask to your skin.  We all know a cold pack is a great way to help alleviate a pounding head or achy face. But did you know that since decongestants can dehydrate the skin, a gel mask is a good way to help replenish skin’s moisture?

3. Keep moisturizer on your nose at all times. We’ve seen the Puffs Plus commercials, and chances are, we’ve all been there. Blowing your nose repeatedly can cause red, dry, and irritated skin, so after every blow, apply a small amount of moisturizer to the nose area for comfort and repair.

4. Think mint.  With all that congestion, it can be downright hard to breathe.  Look for products that contain mint as it helps open clogged nasal passages.  You can also sip on some mint tea.  It can help with congestion, drain sinuses and soothe a sore throat.

5. Drink lots of water.  It’s always important to stay hydrated, and keeping fluids in your system can help flush away toxins and keep your internal temperature down.

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Beware of Bogus Botox!

We recently received notification from Allergan, the BOTOX® Cosmetic company, that the FDA has sent warning letters to medical practices who are purchasing BOTOX® Cosmetic from foreign or unlicensed suppliers. Believe it or not, some physicians put profit ahead of patient safety by buying BOTOX® Cosmetic from illegal sources.

We here at Parker Plastic Surgery want you to know that we purchase our BOTOX® Cosmetic directly from Allergan, and Allergan has listed the following tips to make sure you’re getting authentic BOTOX® Cosmetic:

  1. See a reputable physician who purchases BOTOX® Cosmetic directly from Allergan or an authorized Allergan distributor.  
  2. Request to see the package and vial of BOTOX® Cosmetic that the physician will use during your treatment.
    • Check the package for a U.S. license number on the carton.
    • The vial will have the “BOTOX® Cosmetic” logo and also have a hologram image that says Allergan.

Click Here to learn more about BOTOX® Cosmetic at Parker Plastic Surgery.

(You can also find additional information about the FDA’s action by clicking here.)

Is Breast Augmentation Surgery Right for You?

breast aug seminar picBreast augmentation refers to the enlargement of the breast using either silicone or saline breast implants. Many women consider breast augmentation surgery because they feel self-conscious in bathing suits or clothing or their breasts have lost their size and shape due to gravity, aging, or breastfeeding. Regardless of the reason, breast augmentation can boost a woman’s self confidence.

If you’ve been thinking about breast augmentation, you’re not alone. It has been the number one cosmetic surgery procedure in the United States for years, and we here at Parker Plastic Surgery in Athens can help you decide if it is right for you. We have a breast augmentation bookletbefore and after photos, a consultation appointment that includes breast implant sizing, and financing options.

If you would like more information about breast augmentation or would like to schedule your complimentary cosmetic consultation, we invite you to contact Katie Garmon, our patient care coordinator, via email or phone at 706.543.0404.



January is for Juvederm

January is for Juvederm!

Everyone’s skin ages differently and JUVÉDERM® XC may be used to rejuvenate problem areas such as smile lines (nasolabial folds), marionette lines (the corners below the mouth) and vertical lines above and around the lips. JUVÉDERM® XC is a smooth gel filler that Dr. Parker uses to instantly smooth away wrinkles around your mouth and nose, and with just one treatment, you’ll get smooth, natural-looking results that last up to a year.

And during the month of January, we here at Parker Plastic Surgery are offering 20% off your JUVÉDERM® XC treatment, so give us a call at 706.543.0404 to schedule your appointment.Juvederm-Ultra-XC-300x151

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Put Your Best Face Forward

Chances are the holidays meant eating too much, celebrating too much, and probably not getting enough sleep.  And more than likely, your complexion is a little less than radiant now that the holidays are behind us and we’ve entered 2013.  That being said, we here at Parker Plastic Surgery think the new year is a perfect time to “put your best face forward” with a new skin care regimen.

By making some easy modifications to your daily routine – drinking more water, eating a balanced diet, getting active and sleeping better – you can take control of how your skin looks.  Of course, an anti-aging skincare regimen is also recommended, and our products from Revision Skincare can put you on the road to success.

We invite you to make an appointment for a complimentary skincare consultation with our nurse, Shawna King, who can help you choose the right products for your skin and your lifestyle.  To schedule your consultation, please give us a call at 706.543.0404.


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