Which type of chemical peel is right for me?

Would you like to brighten your complexion and rejuvenate your aging skin? A chemical peel may be the solution for you, because it renews and refreshes the skin. There are a variety of chemical peels available,so understandably, one of the most common questions patients ask their doctor about the procedure is – Which type of chemical peel is right for me?

About chemical peels
Chemical peels revitalize the skin and improve skin tone and texture. There are different types of chemical peels – mild, medium, and deep – and they penetrateto varying depths.

It typically requires a series of treatments to achieve the best results with a chemical peel. Chemical peels can be used to treat a variety of skin concerns including fine lines, wrinkles, melasma, rough skin, skin discoloration, and age spots.

Which type of chemical peel is right for you?
The chemical peel that’s right for you will depend on a variety of factors including your skin tone, and the specific skin concerns you need addressed.

If you would like to improve the appearance of your rough, dry skin, and enhance skin tone and texture, a chemical peel that uses mild solutions may be all you need.

However, if you need to smooth deep wrinkles and get rid of sun damage, a deeper peel may be more appropriate. Deeper peels penetrate through to several layers of skin, and produce more dramatic results (click here).

Medium peels can correct superficial skin discoloration, and smooth fine wrinkles. Mild and medium peels are recommended for darker skin tones.

Are you ready to rejuvenate your skin with a chemical peel? Search our directory to find a practice in your area.

If you are in the Orange County, CA area, South Coast Plastic Surgery in Irvine is our featured practice.

You can reach them at www.socoplasticsurgery.com, or by calling 949-701-4454.

Is There a Non-Surgical Treatment For Pain?

Is There a Non-Surgical Treatment For Pain

People with chronic pain often have to undergo surgery to get the help they need. However, many patients are now exploring other options and considering less invasive alternatives for pain relief. They are therefore asking the question – Is there a non-surgical treatment for pain.

Is there a non-surgical treatment for pain?
There are several non-surgical treatments for pain but stem cell therapy is by far the most innovative. Stem cell therapy has been used successfully to treat people with chronic back pain and joint pain.

Stem Cell Therapy for Pain
Stem cell therapy has opened up exciting possibilities in the field of non-surgical pain management. Stem cells are unspecialized cells, and as they grow, they can potentially develop intoany other type of cell in the body. Stem cells stimulate the growth of healthy tissue, and also restore and regenerate damaged tissue.

How it works
Stem cells can be gathered from various parts of the body including bone marrow, and adipose tissue. The harvested stem cells are conditioned, and then injected into the affected tissue.

Stem cell therapy is particularly effective for pain management because it gets to the underlying cause of the problem. It triggers the restorative process in the body that will repair and regenerate the injured tissue.

Research into stem cell therapy for pain reduction is ongoing, but in the meantime, it is improving the lives of those with chronic pain.

Are you interested in stem cell therapy for pain relief? Search our directory to find a practice in your area.

If you are in the Silver Spring, MD area, Paul C. Dillon, MD is our featured board certified plastic surgeon.

You can reach Dr. Dillon at silverspring.paulcdillonmd.com, or by calling 800-519-8605.

How longis recovery from an Eyelid Lift?

Excess skin and fat on the upper eyelids can make the eyelids heavy and puffy, resulting in an aged appearance. But an eyelid lift can refresh the eyes and create a more youthful appearance. But what is the procedure like and how long is recovery from an eyelid lift

About eyelid surgery
Eyelid surgery or blepharoplasty is done to rejuvenate the eyes by removing extra skin and fat from the eyelids. The procedure is often performed on both the upper and lower eyelids.

Blepharoplasty is an outpatient procedure that may be done under general or local anesthesia. The incision for the upper eyelid is usually made within the natural fold of the eye, and the surgeon will remove the extra skin and tighten the underlying muscles. For the lower eyelid, an incision is made just beneath the lower lashes, and the loose skin and fat is then removed. The incisions for eyelid surgery are typically well-hidden, so there are no scars.

How long is recovery from an eyelid lift?
After eyelid surgery there is generally some swelling, bruising, and redness around the eyes. These symptoms can last up to 2 weeks. Most patients are able to resume reading within 2-3 days, and return to work after about 7 days. However, all strenuous activity should be avoided for at least 3 weeks.

Recovery times vary, so everyone’s experience may not fit within this timeline, thereforepatients should follow the post-operative instructions of their plastic surgeon.

Would you like to refresh the appearance of your eyes? Search our directory to find a practice in your area.

If you are in the Athens, GA area, Pittman Plastic Surgery is our featured practice.

You can reach them at www.pittmanplasticsurgery.com, or by calling (706) 549-3203.