Am I a good candidate for laser hair removal?

If you have unwanted hair that you’d like to get rid of, it’s possible to laser it away. Laser hair removal is fast and effective, and has grown in popularity since it was introduced into the cosmetic industry. However, some people are still asking the question – Am I a good candidate for laser hair removal? Let’s find out.

Laser hair removal
Laser hair removal is a safe and efficient way to eliminate unwanted hair. It typically requires a series of 5-6 treatments to achieve the desired results. The areas commonly treated include the armpits, chest, back, bikini area, and face.

How it works
The laser light is directed at the pigment at the base of the hair follicle. The heat that is generated disrupts hair growth, but the laser is only able to disrupt hair when it is in its active or anagen phase of growth.

Treatment time varies depending on the size of the area. Smaller parts of the body such as the armpits, may take only 15 minutes, while larger areas such as the legs can take up to 45 minutes.

Am I a good candidate?
Laser hair removal works well on almost every skin type, but there are some devices that are not effective on people with darker skin and light coloured hair. Hair colour, skin tone, and skin texture, are the factors that determine the best laser for your skin.

At the Skin Cancer Specialists, serving Atlanta, Marietta, Newnan, Smyrna, and Cartersville, we use the Lightsheer Duet laser for hair removal.  Our aestheticians will review your specific needs, and then customize a plan that works best for you.

Call+44 (0) 207 402 2033 today to book a consultation with our office in London, or +44 (0) 330 660 0833 for our Cirencester office.

What exactly is a non-surgical nose job?

Rhinoplasty (nose job) remains one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures, but the surgical option is not the first choice for everyone. Nowadays the non-surgical nose job is available to individuals who don’t want to go under the knife, and endure weeks of recovery. With a non-surgical nose job you can get the changes you are looking for in minutes. But what exactly is a non-surgical nose job and how does it work.

What exactly is a non-surgical nose job?
A non-surgical nose job is a minimally invasive procedure that uses dermal fillers to make the nose thinner, and more refined. The fillers can be used to increase symmetry, even out the shape of the nose, and adjust angles. It’s a good way to camouflage a bump on the nose. The most common dermal fillers used for a nose job include Juvederm, and Restylane.

How does it work?
The area is numbed ahead of time, and then the dermal fillers are injected into the specific areas of the nose where it is needed to create the desired contours.The entire procedure takes about 20 minutes, and there is no recovery time.

If you would like to improve the aesthetic appearance of your nose, but don’t want to deal with the potential risks and long recovery time of traditional rhinoplasty, a non-surgical nose job may be right for you. However, it’s important to understand that a non-surgical rhinoplasty is not a permanent solution, and may not be the best solution for you. Contact a board-certified plastic surgeon to discuss your options and your goals.

Dr. Bryan Correa is a board-certified plastic surgeon serving the Houston metro. He’s an expert an aesthetics, including rhinoplasty and dermal filers.  At Medicetics our clinicians can perform the procedure to achieve your preferred aesthetic outcome. Call today to book a consultation.

Am I a good candidate for a Brazilian butt lift?

butt lift

Larger, rounder buttocks are now considered a very desirous feature, and the Brazilian butt lift is a popular butt augmentation technique that is used to achieve that ideal. It’s a natural way to make your buttocks larger and shapelier.  However not everyone is a good candidate, so an important question to ask your plastic surgeon during the consultation is –Am I a good candidate for a Brazilian butt lift.

What is the Brazilian butt lift?
The Brazilian butt lift is a butt augmentation procedure that involves the transfer of subcutaneous fat to the buttocks. The fat is usually harvested from areas of the body that have excess fat, particularly the abdomen, flanks, hips, and thighs. Liposuction is used to extract the fat, and it is then processed before being injected into specific areas of the bottom, in order to achieveoptimal lift.

Are you a good candidate for a Brazilian butt lift?
There are several factors to be considered in determining your suitability for a Brazilian butt lift, these include the amount of fat you have available, and the quality of your skin.

Since the procedure uses your own fat to augment the buttocks, candidates for the procedure must have sufficient fat in the donor areas that can be used to augment the buttocks. The best candidates are generally 10-15lbs above their ideal body weight.

Candidates for a Brazilian butt lift should also have good skin tone and elasticity.  You should also be healthy and have realistic expectations about surgery.

If you live in El Paso, TX, contact El Paso Cosmetic Surgery for more information on the Brazilian butt lift. Call 915-351-1116 today, to schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Sozer.

Can I undergo a labiaplasty if I haven’t had children yet?

Labiaplasty is on the rise, as more women seek to correct cosmetic or functional problems with their labia.However, some women contemplating labia surgery are curious about the possible impact the operation may have on their ability to go through natural childbirth. It’s therefore not surprising that one of the questions plastic surgeons are often asked about the procedure is – Can I undergo a labiaplasty if I haven’t had children yet.

Labiaplasty Surgery
Labiaplasty is a surgical procedure that adjusts the shape or size of the labia minora, or the inner lips of the vagina.

For some women, the labia minora may be longer than the labia majora, and the condition becomes a source of discomfort, pain, or irritation when some physical activities are being performed. Others choose to undergo the procedure because they think their labia minora projects more than it should.

Labiaplasty is an outpatient procedure that can be done under general or local anesthetic. The procedure typically takes 1-2 hours to complete. It involves the removal of some of the tissue of the labia minora, in order to reduce the size.

Patients are generally advised to take a week off to from work and usual activities, in order to rest after surgery.

Can I undergo a labiaplasty if I haven’t had children yet?
If you are planning to undergo labiaplasty there is no reason to wait until you’ve had children. The labia is very pliable and stretches easily, therefore surgery will not affect your ability to go through natural childbirth in any way.

Contact Correa Plastic Surgery, The Woodlands, TX, to learn more about labiaplasty. Call 281-419-9119 today, to schedule a consultation with Dr. Bryan Correa.

How much does a Facelift typically cost?

If you are dissatisfied with your appearance, and want to reduce wrinkles and other telltale signs of age in the face and neck, a facelift is the procedure that is often recommended.  It’s the ideal way to refresh your face, and give you a more youthful appearance. But how much does a facelift typically cost, and is it worth it.?

Facelift Surgery
Facelift surgery rejuvenates the face by tightening sagging skin on the face and neck. The operation is focused on the lower half of the face, so you may have to combine it with other procedures if you would also like to correct aging in the upper half of the face.

The incisions for facelift surgery are typically made in front of and behind the ear.During the procedure the surgeon will tighten the skin and underlying muscle, and any loose skin is removed.

How much does a facelift typically cost?
The cost of facelift surgery is variable, because it depends on the extent of the treatment. The cost consists of fees for the surgeon, anesthesia, and facility, along with the cost for any medical tests and prescription medication. When these costs are all added up, a facelift can cost anywhere from $ 7,000 – $15,000. The cost also varies depending on the region in which your surgeon is located.

However,when selecting a plastic surgeon, you should never consider costs alone. It is important to review the surgeon’s credentials and experience. Possible risks are significantly reduced when the procedure is done by a board certified plastic surgeon.

Facelift surgery is available in the greater Houston area, at Correa Plastic Surgery, The Woodlands, TX. Dr. Bryan Correa is an experienced and skilled board certified plastic surgeon, and he will customize your facelift based on your individual aesthetic needs and desires.

Call 281-419-9119 today to schedule a consultation.

CoolSculpting vs. SculpSure: Which procedure is better?

If you’ve decided it’s time to get rid of excess fat and sculpt your body,there are now many options on the market that can help you achieve that goal. Foremost among these are CoolSculpting and SculpSure, which are both non-invasive procedures that require no anesthesia, and minimal downtime. But when comparing CoolSculpting vs SculpSure, how do you decide which procedure is better.

CoolSculpting vs SculpSure
CoolSculpting is a fat reducing procedure that uses controlled cooling to freeze and destroy the fat cells. The fat cells are then naturally eliminated from the body.

SculpSure is also a very effective body contouring procedure that uses heat to eliminate fat cells. The system heats the fatty tissues to a temperature between 42-46 degrees Celsius.  A single treatment with SculpSure results in a 24% reduction in the fat layer.

Which procedure is better?
Some physicians consider SculpSure the better treatment, because it produces superior results. SculpSure not only melts the fat cells, it also stimulates collagen. As new collagen develops, the skin takes on a firmer more youthful appearance.

SculpSure is also a more versatile option, because it has 4 applicators, so it can treat several areas of the body at the same time. CoolSculpting can only treat one area per session.

SculpSure saves you time because a single session takes 25 minutes, and typically only one treatment is required. With CoolSculpting you generally need 2-4 treatments, and each session lasts for 60 minutes.

If you have stubborn fat on the abdomen and flanks that you’d like to get rid of, SculpSure may be the right treatment for you.  Clients in Orange County, CA, can contact Song Plastic Surgery, Irvine, CA to find out more.

Call (949) 701-4454 today to schedule a consultation.