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Submitted by sammamishAdmin in Eyelid Surgery on August 31st

Preparing For Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery

Anyone can look alert and well rested with blepharoplasty. This unusual name simply refers to the cosmetic eyelid surgery that nearly 150,000 people have elected to do. This procedure is requested by those who have bags, dark circles or loose or droopy skin around the eyes. Those who are considering the procedure should look for licensed and experienced doctors while reviewing what to expect after the surgery.

This procedure focuses on the delicate skin near the eye meaning that recovery time is important. Many people can return to work in 10 days but should not exert themselves for a few weeks. Difficulty reading and discomfort in the eyes are normal. Any pain a person feels can be treated with medication, and doctors should be notified of all symptoms. Doctors may also prescribe antibiotics to keep infections at bay.

Submitted by sammamishAdmin in BotoxInjectable Fillers on August 30th

Botox is a popular brand name for a medicinal form of botulinum toxin, a type of protein and neurotoxin. The toxin is produced by the same bacterium that causes botulism or food poisoning. When Botox is injected into certain muscles, it acts as a muscle relaxant instead of a poison. The effects can last for several months.

Botulinum toxin medicine is available in two forms: Botox and Botox Cosmetic. The first form is used to treat medical problems. The second form is used in cosmetic procedures to eliminate wrinkles and rejuvenate the face.

While the typical Botox patient is female, many plastic surgeons report that men are seeking treatment in increasing numbers. A drop in stigma is one explanation for the increased interest by men. However, growing provider availability is making Botox injections more common for men and women alike.

Submitted by sammamishAdmin in BotoxEyelid SurgeryRhinoplastySammamish Plastic Surgeon on July 16th

Cosmetic Surgery on the Rise

In 2010 nearly 9.5 Americans underwent a cosmetic surgery procedure. According to the study by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), this was a 9% increase over 2009.

The ASAPS has kept records since 1997 and note that the incidence of cosmetic surgery has increased 155% since then. Clearly, an uncertain economy and less than ideal job market has not affected the cosmetic surgery field as both cosmetic surgery and non-surgery procedures expenditures topping in at nearly $10.7 billion dollars.

Submitted by sammamishAdmin on April 16th

Is laser liposuction a good technique for treating the neck and jowls?

Laser Assisted Liposuction is an effective way to get rid of fat. It is noninvasive and it helps liquefy fat cells, removing the targeted body fat and allowing for a firm and more attractive area of the body that is treated. Any area of the body can be treated, especially the neck and jowls where pockets of unwanted body fat can be improved. Popular areas that patients often have work done for include, but are not limited to, under the chin, on the abdomen, in love handle areas or midsection, saddle bags under the eyes, inner and outer thighs, back, knees and ankles. With this type of liposuction, generally only one treatment is necessary.

Results are usually visible soon after treatment and will continue to improve over several months. Doctors at Sammamish Center who perform this procedure may suggest wearing a compression garment for a brief period. According to plastic surgeon Seattle doctors, Liposuction procedures benefits include a faster recovery, performed using local anesthesia, fast treatment time with rapid results and very minimal downtime, bruising and discomfort.

Submitted by sammamishAdmin on April 16th

Is a photofacial the same thing as laser skin resurfacing?

Not exactly. Photofacials can be ideal for treating skin care concerns that might include light acne scars, redness, rosacea, broken capillaries and hyper pigmentation. The photofacial procedure includes a non-ablative laser that is calibrated to seek out exact pigments in the skin and ultimately feels like rubber bands snapping against the skin's surface. With each individual snap, the photofacial penetrates below the skin's surface treating the issues at the core. For success, a patient will likely require multiple photofacial treatments. Overall, it can create a big difference in the patient's skin over time. This is because the skin will continue to improve for weeks following the procedures. Over the course of a few treatments, laser skin resurfacing therapy can help restore the patient's youthful glow by smoothing out texture that might appear uneven and caused by sun damage, scars or aging. The procedure reduces pore size, and other minor imperfections for an overall healthier complexion. The individual treatment results are subtle, but the overall effect of multiple treatments can have quite a dramatic effect. It is a comfortable, non invasive and non-ablative skin therapy. There are no side effects and the treatment can be performed in a relaxed, comfortable manner without anesthesia.

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