Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Plastic Surgery and Simple Aesthetic Enhancements For a Better You

We all want to look our best. As a practicing plastic surgeon, I know surgery gives the most drastic results but surgery is way more than many people want or need. There are many simple, nonsurgical things you can do to enhance your beauty that only require an office visit.

My clinic in Oklahoma City keeps busy offering people nonsurgical beauty treatments. Hair removal and permanent cosmetics are two of the more popular procedures done in the office. Facial rejuvenation takes many forms, from laser to chemical peels, that are also quick and easy office visits. Here is a sampling of beauty treatments available in a medically supervised spa.

Laser Hair Removal -Want to save time on shaving during the summer months? Laser hair removal might be your answer. Laser hair removal has many aesthetic advantages over shaving and produces a smoother look. Laser hair removal has gained popularity in recent years due to advancements that make the treatment longer lasting and more comfortable. We use the GentleLase Hair Removal System. The GentleLase Hair Removal Laser System works by targeting the melanin (pigment) in hair. The beam goes through the skin and heats up the hair follicle. This permanently destroys the hair follicle, preventing the re-growth of the hair. Over time, new hair follicles grow in new areas and follow-up treatments may be required to target those. However, results typically last for about a year.

Laser hair removal is increasingly popular with women who want to eliminate unwanted hair on the face, legs, underarms and bikini line.

Pricing ranges $75 to $125 per zone, which covers a three-inch by three-inch square, and up to $1,000 an hour for treatment of larger areas. Prices differ according to region of the country.

Permanent Cosmetics Are you sick of your eyeliner running when you swim? Permanent cosmetics might be the perfect summer solution for you. Permanent cosmetics are applied by certified personnel and much like a traditional tattoo, cosmetic tattoos are the permanent application of pigment to the skin, Eyeliner and lip color tend to be the most popular permanent cosmetic choices among women. Many women love the idea of waking up without having to worry about doing their eyes or applying lipstick, especially during the warm summer months. Be sure the person who they are considering is certified by the State Department of Health to apply permanent cosmetics. Each state has their own individual regulatory boards and people who are not licensed should not be considered safe practitioners.

Facial Rejuvenation As many women opt for the look of less makeup during the summer months, facial rejuvenation procedures also become increasingly popular. Women want their skin to look as health and beautiful as possible when they are poolside or enjoying time on the beach. Facial fillers such as Juvederm and Radiesse offer a quick pick-me-up for one's appearance, filling lines and plumping lips. Botox is popular year-round for it's age-erasing effects; and microdermabrasion treatments offer an in-office option that provides smoother, younger-looking skin.