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Thinking about lasers? Meet the Halo!

24 Oct

Amber from BeautyJunkiesUnite.com tried out the fantastic Halo laser and shared her experience with her readers and us here.

They says that pictures are worth 1,000 words and they sure speak  volumes in her article. If you want to find out more about the Halo, click here.

Cheers, WGS

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What’s a Cake Without Icing?

17 Sep

Cake without icing? It’s like a facelift that doesn’t leave you with a fully-finished, polished and glowing new you. I think we’d agree that both prospects don’t sound appealing. After many years of experience, my approach to the face is comprehensive; I believe it’s important to improve the face itself and to improve the skin as well.

At Marina Plastic Surgery, we want you to have an overall common but nice skinrejuvenated look that is fresh, clear and truly beautiful.
In order to achieve the best results, I always customize the treatment that I use for each individual patient. After all, there isn’t just one filler that works best for the entire face, and there isn’t just one procedure that rises to every skin challenge.

For wrinkles under the eyes, red spots from broken capillaries close to the skin’s surface, or brown spots from age or sun damage, here are some of the additional tools that I feel have helped achieve consistent and impressive results:

• Limelight: This non-invasive light treatment is great for improving skin tone and age spots.
• Clear and Brilliant: A gentle, non-surgical laser that helps even the skin’s canvas and improve texture by minimizing the appearance of pores.
• Halo Laser: This is a wonderful, new hybrid laser that targets the deeper dermis layers of the skin, causing pigment from damaged layers to rise to the surface and peel off.

Let us use our best tools to bring out the very best in your skin and get the most out of your facelift! Give us a call today. We’d love to hear from you. You can also check out my video for the Plastic Surgery Channel here.

Cheers, WGS

Is Laser Resurfacing Right for You?

27 Mar

If you were a teenager in the 60s and 70s, chances are you spent way too much time in the sun slathering on baby oil to get just the right amount of deep tanning. Now we know how dangerous too much sun exposure and tanning salon time can be. It can put sun devotees on a path to a melanoma, a dangerous and sometimes fatal skin cancer.

sun damageIf you have age spots, wrinkled skin and look like you could audition to be a prune or raisin in a local community play, there is hope…new and better lasers.  The American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons has a description of what you can expect from laser resurfacing treatments on its great website about all things beauty – the Smart Beauty Guide.

If you want to learn more about the laser treatments we do at Marina Plastic Surgery, you can find more information by clicking here.  Summer’s coming, so what better time to get beautiful skin for all those fabulous parties and vacations.

Here’s to looking your best!  WGS

 

 

 

 

 

Got the Winter Blotches?

2 Dec

blotchyskin beforeafterWe see a lot of people at Marina Plastic Surgery with blotchy skin.  It has many causes – sun exposure is fairly common, as is age.  If you want to combat blotchy skin without using tons of makeup, I have some suggestions.

1) Limelight/IPL/Photofacial — These treatments diminish red blotches and red capillaries on the face (especially around the nose) and help with brown spots and irregular skin tone.  Done in our office in just a few treatments of about 20 minutes each, you can vastly improve blotchiness and often make makeup an option, not a necessity.

2) Try products like IS Clinical Pro-Heal combine vitamins, anti-oxidants, olive leaf extract and arbutin (to name a few ingredients) to repair the skin, build collagen, soothe the skin and diminish redness and blotchiness.

3) Always wear sunscreen year round.  It helps keep the blotches from getting worse and prevents damage to your skin.  Getting a tan or using a tanning booth does not blend the blotches together.  In fact, it worsens them.

There are no treatments that are cures and solve blotchy skin forever.  Instead, they treat the problem, but require maintenance, so expect to do periodic treatments and use products regularly.

This is a great time to get rid of blotchy skin before all the holiday parties.  Are you in?

Cheers! WGS

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