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Facial Rejuvenation Part 4: Chemical Peels

June 14, 2017

Medical grade peels are designed to give you youthful, radiant vibrancy and glow.  They work by inducing accelerated exfoliation to the top layers of skin. However, Chemical Peels are not one size fits all.  We offer a variety of different peels to address different skincare needs.  Below, we will break down some of our most popular peels so you can determine which is the best solution for you.

SkinMedica Illumizie Peel:  The SkinMedical Illuminze Peel helps provide vibrant, radiant looking skin.  This peel must be administered by a liscensed medical professional but allows for minimal down time.  This peel is ideal for mild skin imperfections…

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Facial Rejuvenation Part 3: Botox and Fillers

June 07, 2017

Often times we find patients can benefit from using Botox, Dysport, or other fillers. These fillers can help dramatically improve the look of your skin and help you have a more youthful appearance.  In some cases, when combined with Chemical Peels or DOT Laser Therapy, you can achieve even better results.  So options do you have?  Here are some of the most commonly used fillers and how they work:

Dysport is a prescription injection that helps smooth the appearance of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows without changing the look or movement of the rest of your face. Dysport is injected in 5 points between and above the eyebrows and temporarily…

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Facial Rejuvenation Part 2: DOT Laser Skin Therapy

May 23, 2017

When it comes to Facial Rejuvenation, it’s no surprise that our patients want healthy, younger looking skin.  Since the face is one of the first things people notice, having fine lines, sun spots, dull skin tone, or acne scaring can be very frustrating.  Even as we start to take preventative measures now, sometimes the damage has already been done to the skin.  When this is the case, Laser Therapy Rejuvenation is an option to help repair your skin.

Laser Skin Therapy is a more aggressive solution than a Chemical Peel alone.  At Plastic Surgeons of Lexington, our Laser Skin Rejuvenation of choice is DOT Laser Therapy.  DOT Laser Therapy is an advanced new…

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Facial Rejuvenation Part 1: Face Lift

May 18, 2017

Visible signs of aging can be very difficult to conceal- especially on our face.  If your face is showing visible signs of wrinkling or sagging along you cheeks and/or jawline, you may be a candidate for a facelift.   Although there are many non-surgical treatments that can help give your skin a somewhat more youthful appearance, in some cases these treatments alone are not enough.

So, what can you expect when having a Face Lift Surgery?  The incisions made during a Face Lift are created in a discreet location; often along the hairline and in front of the ear.  This helps mask any visible scarring that may occur.   When having a Face Lift…

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Facial Rejuvenation Month!

May 08, 2017

What is Facial Rejuvenation?  Facial Rejuvenation is a Cosmetic Treatment or series of treatments, which aim to restore a youthful appearance in the facial area.  Both surgical and non-surgical treatments can be used to achieve this.  Over the next series of blogs, we are going to highlight four Facial Rejuvenation Techniques and how they can impact the look of your Face.  The four topics we will cover are:

  1. Face Lifts
  2. Dot Laser Skin Therapy
  3. Injections and Fillers
  4. Chemical Peels

Sometimes one of these treatments will do the trick!  Oftentimes, we find that a combination of treatments provides the best…

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Tired Look

March 06, 2017

Let‘s face it, as we get older our face starts to show our age.  Sometimes, we are genuinely tired, but sometimes we look tired even when we are not.  Has someone ever said to you, “You look tired today.”  Well, mama says if you can’t say anything nice, you shouldn’t say anything at all.

In some cases, maybe you are up all night with a newborn. If that’s the case, no wonder you look tired.  But, sometimes even after a full eight hours, you still have a tired look. Maybe it’s because of sagging around your eyes?  Maybe it’s because of a furrow across your forehead?

If you are experiencing a chronic tired look, here are some solutions.

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February 27, 2017

There is something to be said for long, beautiful lashes.  Not only do they accentuate the eye area, but they can also give you the appearance of an overall brighter look.

Maybe you have always had thin lashes or short and unnoticeable lashes.  Perhaps you just want darker lashes that stand out more.  Maybe you have seen your lashes start to thin over time due to age or hair loss.  Regardless of the reason, Latisse could be the answer.

Before starting Latisse, there are some things you should know:

  1. Latisse is believed to prolong active growth of lashes, but it is important to know that once you stop using it, your lashes will eventually…
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NeoGraft for Women

February 22, 2017

It may come as a surprise, but women make up roughly 40 percent of people suffering from hair loss in America. Hair loss can be a difficult thing to deal with and can play a major impact on self-confidence.  There are several contributing factors to female hair loss:

  1. Genetics- thinning hair or Female Pattern Baldness is something where heredity is a major contributing factor.
  2. Trauma- When your body goes through something traumatic (physically or emotionally) or you experience extreme stress, it can cause you to lose handfuls of hair. Sometimes this only lasts 3-4 months after the stressor occurs, but for some people, it can become a chronic disorder.
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How to Select a Plastic Surgeon

February 08, 2017

In any given city, there are typically a number of plastic surgeons to choose from. How do you know which doctor to go with?  Here are our recommendations for finding the doctor that’s right for you.

  1. Go with someone who is Board Certified. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons is the largest plastic surgery specialty organization in the world. Board certified doctors are held to the highest standards of training, ethics, research, and patient care.  These doctors are tested to ensure they warrant the title “Board Certified.”
  1. Do your research. Once you decide what procedure you would like to have done, do some research on Plastic…
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Botox vs. Juvederm

January 30, 2017

Often times we find patients don’t always know the difference between Botox and Jevederm.  While they are both injections that can be used for cosmetic purposes, they are vastly different products.  We are going to breakdown each product, so you can decide which is right for you.

Juvederm is a filler made from hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is naturally found in the body, most prominently in the eyes and joints.  Juvederm is injected into the skin or sometimes just under it in order to restore diminished volume and achieve youthful skin.  It can smooth wrinkles, folds, and laugh lines.  It can also lift and contour cheeks and plump lips. It is primarily…

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