Plastic Surgery

Plastic Surgery

Skin Care

We offer today’s newest and most effective non-surgical treatments designed to give you younger, more beautiful skin. Dramatic advances in skin rejuvenation, from state-of-the-art laser procedures to new dermal fillers, are helping men and women of all ages enjoy the advantages of younger, smoother and healthier looking skin.

These breakthroughs in care can significantly improve the texture, tone and appearance of your skin—affordably and without surgery. Call us and schedule a free consultation with our board certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon, Michael McConnell, M.D., to discuss what today’s innovations in skin care can offer you.

Treatments

Juvéderm

Restylane

This safe and natural filler contains hyaluronic acid, an essential element of the skin’s structure that diminishes with age. By replacing the hyaluronic acid that is crucial to younger looking skin, Restylane safely restores fullness and volume while correcting both minor and severe wrinkles and folds. In addition to helping erase facial lines, Restylane can also add fullness to thinning lips and cheeks.

Restylane offers a completely natural appearance and feel, making it the leading dermal filler on the market today. Treatment takes less than 30 minutes and results are immediate. Equally important, the chemically stabilized hyaluronic acid found in Restylane can remain in the dermis for six months or more, significantly longer than collagen-based dermal fillers.

Once injected, Restylane integrates into the dermis and binds with water. It does nothing to hinder the normal metabolism and movement of nutrients and oxygen, and over time, Restylane is gradually reabsorbed without a trace. Because it is not permanent, Restylane gives you the option of adjusting or changing treatments as your needs change.

Prevelle Silk

Interested in younger looking skin but uncertain about dermal fillers? Prevelle Silk is a hyaluronic acid filler that reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on the face, but is designed to work for a shorter period of time than many other fillers. Patients see immediate results, yet because of the lower solution concentration, there is no downtime or side effects following the procedure. Often called a "lunch hour" treatment because of its convenience, Prevelle Silk also contains lidocaine-a common local anesthetic-for increased comfort during the procedure.

Prevelle Silk is ideal for patients who are trying dermal fillers for the first time or who want to improve their appearance in time for a special event or party. It is primarily used on laugh lines, lips and superficial wrinkles, with results typically lasting 60-90 days.

Botox

One of today’s most popular cosmetic procedures, Botox Cosmetic can take years off your facial appearance without inconvenience or downtime. This FDA-approved, non-surgical injection successfully reduces or eliminates frown lines, forehead creases, crows feet and thick bands in the neck-and is equally effective for both men and women.

The purified protein toxin within Botox interrupts specific nerve impulses, temporarily preventing unwanted muscle activity that causes wrinkles. The strategic relaxation of certain facial muscles gives the skin a smoother, more refreshed appearance. One 10-minute treatment can create a noticeable improvement in facial lines and folds, with results lasting up to four months or longer.

Fat Transfer: natural facial rejuvenation

Fat transfer is a safe, effective and natural way to smooth out wrinkles and shed years from your appearance. Also known as autologous fat transplantation, fat grafting, or micro-lipo injection, this technique uses fat cells from another part of your body to successfully smooth facial lines, reduce acne scars or plump up facial features.

A small amount of fat is gently removed from your abdomen, thighs or buttocks, purified, and then injected into problem areas in the face. The most common areas for treatment are frown lines, laugh lines and crow’s feet. Fat transfer can also provide definition to cheeks, chin, lower eyes and lips-without incisions or any lost time from daily activities.

Using your own fat cells, this non-surgical technique offers a solution for deep facial wrinkles, creases and furrows, sunken cheeks, skin depressions and some types of scars-without risk of an allergic reaction. While some portion of the fat is reabsorbed, results tend to last significantly longer than other forms of fillers and for some patients create results that last years.

IPL Photo Rejuvenation

A breakthrough in age-defying skin care, Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Photo Rejuvenation is a gentle, non-invasive treatment with often dramatic results. Photo Rejuvenation allows you to immediately improve the appearance, tone and texture of your skin with no recovery downtime.

IPL technology gently delivers precise amounts of light energy deep into the skin to stimulate the production of collagen. As new collagen forms, many common effects of aging-including wrinkles and skin discolorations-are significantly reduced or erased. This safe, non-invasive procedure successfully treats a wide range of skin problems, including the redness caused by acne, rosacea, hyperpigmentation, and facial veins, as well as the fine lines and wrinkles caused by aging or sun damage. The result is younger, smoother and healthier looking skin.

Photo Rejuvenation, also called Photo Facial, can treat the face, neck, chest and hands. The procedure typically takes 15-20 minutes with results becoming more pronounced after each treatment. Outstanding long-term results can often be achieved with a series of four to six treatments.

Chemical Peels

First used in ancient times to achieve smoother, more beautiful skin, chemical peels remain a popular facial rejuvenation technique. Chemical peels can reduce the appearance of sun damage, wrinkles, acne scarring, and uneven pigmentation while restoring a youthfulness and vitality to the skin.

During this procedure, a chemical solution is used to remove the damaged outer layer of the skin, promoting the growth of healthy, younger-looking skin. The type and concentration of the chemical solution used controls the depth of the peel: superficial, medium or deep peel. The specific solution used will depend on the characteristics of your skin and the results you want to achieve.

While a deep chemical peel produces the most dramatic, longest-lasting results, the treatment takes longer than other peels (one to two hours) and requires the most healing time. Lighter chemical peels are ideal for people who want the benefits of a facial peel but do not want to spend time recovering.

Sclerotherapy: eliminating varicose and spider veins

Unsightly veins bother millions of men and women: in fact, almost half of the adult female population is affected by this common cosmetic, and sometimes painful, problem. Sclerotherapy offers a safe, non-surgical solution.

This popular treatment involves injecting a solution that collapses the veins, causing them to fade away and be reabsorbed by the body. The procedure requires no anesthesia and typically takes less than 30 minutes. Often, two or more sessions are needed. The result is younger-looking, healthier legs.

Laser hair removal

Imagine never having to shave, wax or pluck again. Laser hair removal offers more permanent hair removal, safely and effectively, as it gently diminishes hair growth. And because numerous hair follicles are treated simultaneously, even the largest areas of the body can be treated quickly and successfully.

Since hair follicles grow and re-grow in cycles-and only growing follicles are affected by laser removal-several treatments are necessary to achieve the best result. Call us and schedule a free consultation to talk about customizing a treatment plan for your skin tone, hair type and lifestyle.

Medical grade skin care products

Obagi skin care: This prescription-strength skin care system treats skin at the cellular level to help you achieve healthy, younger-looking skin. Unlike over-the-counter products which work on the surface of the skin, the Obagi skin line actually helps prevent aging and correct photo damage by neutralizing free radicals and building new collagen.

Colorescience: Completely free of the dyes, talics, fillers, mineral oil, perfumes and other ingredients found in traditional make up lines, Colorescience offers excellent results without disrupting healthy skin function. The face, eye and lip products both color and protect with antioxidant and anti-microbial ingredients. The highly pigmented, light reflective colors help create the appearance of a more flawless and youthful look.

Latisse eyelash treatment

Tired of thin eyelashes? The first and only FDA-approved prescription treatment shown to grow eyelashes, Latisse can make lashes significantly longer, thicker and darker. Applied once a day to the eyelashes, Latisse works gradually - with full results after 12 to 16 weeks.