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Micro needling is here

Maybe you’ve heard about micro needling on a TV show or read about it in a magazine and wondered what the fuss is all about.   Well, here’s a little information about what it is and why we are so excited to add it to our list of services.

What is micro needling?

Micro needling, also known as collagen induction therapy, is performed using a device – we use Rejuvapen – with 9 adjustable surgical-grade stainless steel needles to create thousands of micro channels in the skin.  This process stimulates the skin’s natural response to healing thereby promoting the production of collagen and elastin (which means healthier, younger-looking skin).

What is micro needling for?

It may sound too good to be true, but micro needling works for aging-skin issues such as fine lines, wrinkles, pore size, sun damage and hyperpigmentation.  It can be used to treat the face, the hands and the decollete.  It’s also great for acne scars, surgical scars and stretch marks.  And because, unlike lasers, micro needling doesn’t produce heat, it works on all skin types.

What is the downtime?

After the procedure- which usually takes 30 minutes to one hour – your skin will look as if you have a sunburn and your skin will be dry and feel tight.  We recommend that you take the rest of the day off and stay out of the sun.  The next day, most of the redness will have subsided – although some patients stay a little pink for a couple of days – and you can pretty much go back to your daily activities – just make sure you wear the sunscreen that comes in your post procedure packet.

How many treatments are required?

The number of micro needling treatments varies from patient to patient.  Many people notice that their skin looks better almost immediately.  And although one treatment is beneficial, multiple treatments (3 to 6) are recommended depending on the issues you want to address.

Needless to say, we are delighted to share this service with our patients.  If you have questions or would like to schedule a consultation to learn more about what micro needling can do for you, please call our office.

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Cheeks, Chin & Beautiful Skin

 

Cheeks, Chin & Beautiful Skin

Cheeks, Chin & Beautiful Skin

 

Join us on Tuesday, April 26th to learn more about Voluma (cheeks), Kybella (chin) and our SkinMedica Products (beautiful skin).

Wrinkles and lines aren’t the only signs of aging. Over time, the cheeks flatten, and the skin may begin to sag. This is caused by a natural loss of volume in the cheek area, or what the experts call age-related midface volume loss. JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC is designed to add volume beneath the skin’s surface to lift and contour the cheek area. It’s a great way to combat sagginess and give your face a “lift” without surgery.

KYBELLA is the nonsurgical solution to put an end that double chin – and it’s a great way to look fabulous in all those selfies.  The active ingredient in KYBELLA® is deoxycholic acid, a naturally-occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat.  When injected into the fat beneath your chin, KYBELLA® causes the destruction of fat cells. Once destroyed, those cells cannot store or accumulate fat. Most patients require two to three sessions for optimal results.

SkinMedica® professional skin care products are the result of almost two decades of research and clinical experience. SkinMedica scientists are continually working on new formulations and clinically testing our products to provide the next breakthrough in skin care. Our staff love these products – especially the new HA5 which provides immediate smoothing in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and supports the skin’s natural ability to replenish its own hyaluronic acid (HA) for overall skin health.

Appointments are available from 9:00 am until 1:00 pm, but space is limited so call us at 706.543.0404 to reserve your time.  All attendees will receive special pricing on Voluma, Kybella and our SkinMedica products.

How Important is Sunscreen?

sunscreen parker plastic surgeryLabor Day has come and gone, but just because summer is over, it doesn’t mean you should stop wearing your sunscreen.  This video has been receiving a lot of attention on the web, and we thought we would share it with our patients as a sort of public service announcement. Watch these people as they see their skin under an ultraviolet camera – with and without sunscreen. This powerful clip will make you want to slather on your sunscreen every single day if you don’t already.  And if you need SPF recommendations, we can help! 

CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE VIDEO!

Can You Tan Safely?

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“I look better with a tan.”

“Getting a little color can’t hurt.”

Summer is still in full swing, and we all spend a lot of time in the sun.  There are many things people say to justify a tan, but the truth is that sun damage is cumulative and can lead to premature aging of the skin and even skin cancer. Because UVA/UVB rays break down the collagen proteins in our skin, we develop wrinkles, lose volume and the skin begins to sag.

Too much exposure to the sun can also be dangerous.  UVA/UVB rays are a form of radiation which damage the DNA of skin cells.  When the DNA of keratinocytes is damaged, the result is a basal cell or squamous cell skin cancer.  When the DNA of melanocytes is damaged, you can develop melanoma.

If you want a “safe” tan, use self tanners or get a spray tan.  Just remember that self-tanners don’t provide any protection from the sun, so be sure you apply your sunscreen.