If screaming kids, matching outfits, and a bunch of fits are a part of your Christmas card then you are not alone. It’s safe to say that a messy Christmas card photo shoot is everyone’s normal. Even though we at Associated Plastic Surgeons may not be able to convince your kids that they need to behave, we can ensure that you are looking your best. From fighting acne to fine lines and wrinkles, we have a few fast solutions that will help you get the picture-perfect worthy complexion that you want.
If you have acne scars that you are really concerned about then you may want to consider getting some chemical peels before your photo shoot. Depending on the type of chemical peel that we do, however, your skin may be red for several days afterward which means that you will have to plan accordingly. During your initial chemical peel consultation, we will go over what you can expect as far as healing time.
Fine Lines and Wrinkles
A photo says a thousand words which means that your fine lines and wrinkles can’t behind that lens. To help you get a more youthful appearance, we can use both fillers and Botox to help you get a smoother looking appearance. During your consultation, your doctor will discuss what injections they think will help you give the best results. The great thing about fillers is that they work almost immediately. Botox takes about seven full days to show full results but many patients start to see visible results in just five days.
You want to send your Christmas or holiday card out feeling confident about your appearance. If you want to learn a little bit more about how you can get a better-looking complexion, schedule a consultation with us at our Huntington office and contact us at (631) 423-1000.
Now that we are clearly into fall and you have kissed the summer sun goodbye, for now, you may have some regrets regarding how much time you spent outside this summer and how much sun you exposed your skin to. Even though a lot of sunspots will fade on their own over time, there are some sun spots that may just want to stick around for the long haul. Luckily, here at Associated Plastic Surgeons, we have a few non-invasive ways that we can help you get rid of the summer’s sun damage this fall. Let’s take a closer look at how.
The Antioxidant Sun Fader Facial
Getting a regular facial from our office is a great way to moisturize and hydrate your skin so that it’s smoother and healthier. In addition to getting a regular spa facial from our office, however, we also offer facials like the antioxidant sun fader facial that’s designed to help patients like you get rid of age spots caused by sun damage. By using a combination of Vitamins A, C, and E, we can help to rejuvenate and brighten the skin.
Intense Pulse Light
Another treatment that we may recommend is intense pulsed light or IPL which is designed to target the top few layers of the skin. By heating up the top layers of the skin, IPL works to encourage the growth of newer, healthier skin in its place. After multiple treatments, a lot of patients notice a significant difference in the appearance of their sunspots.
In addition to these types of treatments, we also encourage all of our patients to wear a good sunscreen every day that contains ingredients like zinc oxide in it. This extra layer of protection will help you to keep more sunspots from coming back and will help your skin full heal afterward.
Whether you like it or not the holidays are just around the corner which means that not only do you have to tackle a long list of presents to buy for just about everyone you know, but you also have to cook, clean, and go to what feels like 1 million school performances with different renditions of Jingle Bells. Before things start to get chaotic, try taking some time for yourself and scheduling an appointment at our Cactus Medical Spa. Here’s why.
It Will Get You Prepared
Okay, so when you take a close look at it, the last way you can justify a spa day is by saying it will prepare you for the upcoming holidays, but take a step back and you’ll see what we are talking about. By taking time for yourself and getting pampered, you will be amped up and ready for the holidays like never before.
It’s Good for Your Stress
Stress— wouldn’t it be nice if it didn’t exist? Since that’s a fantasy that’s not going to be fulfilled anytime soon, it’s good to try to find a way to manage your stress by doing things like getting regular exercise and, you guessed it, going to the spa. With just an hour or two of a relaxing facial or one of our other treatments, you can feel more calm and carefree than you may remember feeling in a long time.
It’s Great for Your Skin
Whether you’re getting microdermabrasion or one of our facials, there’s one thing for sure: your skin will thank you. Depending on the treatment you choose to go with, you may receive excellent benefits like stimulating skin cell turnover, getting hydration, targeted scars, and more.
It can be hard to find the time to read a book, let alone spend the afternoon at the spa, but trust us: it will be worth it. Schedule your spa appointment at our Huntington office today!
When you initially hear the term “smoke damage” images of a burned down home or business may come to mind. However, did you know that your skin can also show signs of smoke damage? Patients who are current or past smokers are more likely to show premature signs of aging in areas such as the skin around their lips. Luckily, here at Associated Plastic Surgeons & Consultants, we have a procedure that is designed with you in mind: The Mesofacial.
What Is the Mesofacial?
The Mesofacial was first introduced by board certified surgeon Dr. Elliot Duboys himself in 2005, as a unique way to get rid of fine lines and wrinkles. The Mesofacial combines micro-needling with non-cross-linked hyaluronic acid to help restore the skin around the lips that have damage from cigarette use.
During this 30 minute procedure, one of our medical aestheticians will thoroughly cleanse the skin with either a chemical peel or microdermabrasion. Once the skin is clean, Dr. Duboys applies the non-cross-linked hyaluronic acid to the skin. After which, multiple perforations will be made with a unique handheld device. The combination of the hyaluronic acid and the perforations in the skin will simultaneously add volume while encouraging your skin’s natural reaction to heal itself.
What Is Recovery Like?
One of the biggest concerns patients have in regards to skin care procedures is what the recovery time is. Luckily, the Mesofacial requires no downtime at all. In fact, patients can return right back to work or even head to the gym immediately afterward. Although patients typically experience some redness directly after their facial, it should subside within six hours.
If you are experiencing adverse side effects from chronic cigarette use such as fine lines and wrinkles around your lips, consider the Mesofacial. To learn more, schedule your consultation with our Huntington office today! Call (631) 423-1000 to make an appointment.