Blepharoplasty or eyelid surgery, is one of the most commonly performed procedures at Premier Image because the eyes are often the first area of the face to show signs of aging. There are actions you should take prior to and after your surgery in order to speed up the recovery process and provide you with the best results.
In today’s working world, appearance matters. More and more people are turning to plastic surgery in order to appear younger with hopes that it will not only improve their appearance, but may also improve their careers. As a result, plastic surgeons and dermatologists are seeing increasing numbers of men coming into their practices, wanting a little work done to help them appear younger. Total cosmetic procedures for men rose 22% from 2000 through 2012, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.
Although the unemployment rate for those 55 and over is lower than for other ages, it takes job seekers in the 55 and over age group much longer to find work if they lose their jobs. Appearance definitely plays a role in a job seeker’s quest, and as a result, men are turning to their dermatologists and plastic surgeons for Botox and fillers in order to minimize wrinkles.
The brisk, chilly weather will soon be making its arrival in Atlanta and your skin should be prepared! The blistering winds of winter can leave your skin dry, cracked, and itchy. Even your beloved heating system in your home can suck moisture out of the air, adding to the dryness your skin can experience. To keep your skin hydrated and healthy during the cold winter months, try these five tips from Premier Image Cosmetic and Laser Surgery:
1. Moisturize daily.
After showering, immediately apply moisturizer to your body. The steam of the shower causes your pores to open and immediate application of moisturizer will allow the skin to soak in all the nutrients. Lotions, heavy creams, and Vaseline petroleum jelly are all skin savers.
2. Stay hydrated, drink water!
Just because the heat is gone, doesn’t mean you should skimp out on drinking enough water. Staying hydrated can help your skin tremendously.
Do you have unwanted skin and fat surrounding your abdominal area? If so, a tummy tuck may be right for you! This procedure is extremely common and helps patients win back their confidence and positive self-image they may have lost after having children, losing weight, or undergoing surgery. A tummy tuck will tighten the skin and muscles of the abdomen to restore the area’s youthful appearance. At Premier Image Cosmetic Surgery in Atlanta, the procedure involves the removal of excess skin and fat from the abdomen and tightening the muscles of the abdominal wall. A waistline that has been stretched and misshaped over time, can be corrected and restored.
The best candidates for a tummy tuck are ones that live healthy lifestyles, are non-smokers, and have realistic expectations about the results they will receive. Tummy tucks are particularly helpful to men and women who, through episodes of weight gain and loss or pregnancy, have stretched their abdominal muscles and skin beyond the point where they can return to normal. Also, loss of skin elasticity in older patients, which frequently occurs with the normal aging process, can be improved as well.
If you spent a lot of time in the sun this past summer, you likely have done some damage to your skin. The good news is that you can undo some of this damage and make your skin look like new again. If you are in the Atlanta area, there are a few laser treatments we provide at Premier Image Cosmetic and Laser Surgery you should consider to treat your sun damaged skin.
When the aging process strikes and leaves those age-telling frown lines, our Premier Image plastic surgeons in Atlanta can provide Botox treatments to give you a more youthful appearance. Botox can be used for many reasons, such as facial lines or wrinkles. It is a magic treatment that can bring the youth back into play and leave the skin touch-ably smooth.
Let us take a look at what this process can do for those embarrassing frown lines.
How Does Botox Work?
The substance used is a type of protein that when injected into the muscles of the problem area, stops the nerve impulses, thereby weakening those muscles so they will relax. By doing this, the skin smoothes out, and reduces the wrinkles and fine lines. When used on facial lines, such as the frown lines between the eyes, the end product is a much more youthful look.
What Happens After A Botox Treatment?
After the injection takes place, a patient can expect to see marked improvement on the lines between the eyes within days and continuing for approximately a month. The final results from the treatment can last up to four months. The results of each individual patient may vary.
Do you deal with spider veins on your face or your legs? If so, you are not alone. Many people deal with these unsightly veins on a daily basis. Spider veins are caused by a number of different factors including hormone changes, injury, or exposure to the sun. Spider veins don’t just look unattractive; they can also cause irritating symptoms as well. The affected veins can burn and itch. Luckily, you don’t have to put up with spider veins forever.
While schlerotherapy has been around for a long time (the 1930s to be exact), at Premier Image, we are excited about our new sclerotherapist Jana Emmett. When Jana performs this procedure, she injects a highly concentrated solution called a sclerosant into the spider veins. The solution actually makes the vein collapse, causing blood to redirect through healthier veins. This process causes the vein to go away gradually over the course of three to six weeks. Schelerotherapy is not a complicated procedure and can be performed at one of our two Atlanta locations as an outpatient setting. This procedure usually does not involve a lot of pain, but you might feel minor stinging when the our schlerotherapy specialist inserts the needle in your vein. Some of the side effects of this procedure include darkened skin, bruising and small skin sores. However, most side effects are temporary and mild.
If you have spider veins, don’t just sit around and suffer through these unsightly blemishes. Consider schlerotherapy at Premier Image in Atlanta to get rid of your unsightly, painful veins.
Rhinoplasty, more commonly known as a nose job, is a surgical procedure that corrects nasal problems, such as a deviated septum, while also providing an improved appearance. Many people elect to have a rhinoplasty procedure strictly for the cosmetic benefit. The following explains what the procedure can do, what to expect on surgery day, and how long the recovery can take.
The key to having the best experience with rhinoplasty is having reasonable expectations. Our doctors will work with you to completely understand your goals from the procedure. Those who are seeking correction for a breathing difficulty or a birth defect also make great candidates. It should be noted that anyone wanting or needing this procedure should be over age 16, due to growth considerations.
The procedure can be performed A Premier Image facility. One of our doctors, will give detailed instructions regarding eating, drinking and other activities prior to surgery day, and the patient will require another person to drive you home afterward. You can have the choice of being either lightly sedated, where they will be awake and aware but not able to feel pain, or be completely asleep. The procedure usually takes between one to two hours, and the patient will have a splint on the nose upon awakening.
The 4th of July is typically a day to lounge around the beach or the pool, waiting for the fireworks that night, trying to keep the dog out of the burgers, the kids out of the potato salad and the baby out of the water, unsupervised. It’s a day to forget worries; who cares if the house is clean, let’s have some fun! So you’ve packed up the food, given everyone their medicine for the day, got clean clothes for after swimming and made sure everyone has shoes. But have you prepared to take care of your skin during the holiday? Here are three things to remember about fun in the sun and your skin:
You’re going to be swimming in it, but you need to remember to drink it, too. Dehydration is easy to forget when you’re trying to keep the kids from dunking the baby and keep the dog out of the pic-a-nic basket. Drinking plenty of water keeps the skin hydrated, and that will be a big help when it comes to sunburn. And that brings us to the next thing to remember.
As physicians focusing on plastic surgery in Atlanta, we have noticed that there is some confusion about the cosmetic procedure known as abdominoplasty or a tummy tuck. The term is sometimes used in a general way that actually describes liposuction or another type of cosmetic surgery. There is also a misunderstanding about what abdominoplasty actually treats. Today, we want to cover several points that should be understood by anyone interested in flattening their stomach.