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Laser Tattoo Removal in Seattle, Bellevue, and Kirkland

Laser Tattoo Removal: The Results You Can Expect

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In the 21st century, tattoos no longer have to be a permanent fixture on the skin. The human body does breakdown tattoo ink throughout a person’s life, but this will usually only result in some minor fading and blurring. Laser tattoo removal can help enhance and speed up this process to fade or remove tattoos. 

As far as the results you can expect from laser tattoo removal, it will depend on the size, color, and age of the tattoo. Older tattoos that have already experienced some natural fading will often respond better to treatment than fresher tattoos. Black ink is also easier for the laser to identify and, therefore, remove. Your master esthetician can advise you on the specifics as they relate to your tattoo. 

In general, it takes between three and six laser tattoo removal sessions to see long lasting results. However, it depends upon your individual goals. Many patients use laser tattoo removal to fade older tattoos to seek cover ups, which usually takes fewer sessions to achieve the desired result than those who want to remove a tattoo altogether. Even with a full removal, some remnants of the tattoo may remain, but with enough sessions and a good result, it should be hard to tell there was ever a tattoo.

To schedule a free consultation with a master esthetician, call us at 425-775-3561 or contact us online.

Non-Surgical Chin Augmentation in Seattle, Bellevue, and Kirkland

Non-Surgical Chin Augmentation: It May Be The Solution For Your Undefined Jawline

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When patients seek treatment for an undefined jawline, they may think that jaw filler or an implant are the only methods that will help them get the chiseled, contoured jaw they want. However, because of the jaw’s relative location on the face, and it’s importance to the facial profile, addressing the chin may actually provide the results they want.  Lengthening the jaw by injecting filler or placing an implant in the chin, can make the jaw look longer and sharper. Additionally, a recessed jaw often causes an unpronounced jaw. When you correct this using filler or an implant, this can lead to a strong, defined jawline. Chin augmentation can be performed in many ways, however, most commonly it is either achieved through the use of dermal fillers or a silicone implant. Dermal fillers provide a non-surgical, although temporary, it does allow you to try out the look of your chin and jawline before committing to an implant. Some people also only need minor corrections, making an implant unnecessary for their needs.  To schedule a free consultation with Dr. Jonov or a qualified injector, call The Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery at 425-775-3561 or contact us online.
Buccal fat removal in seattle, bellevue, and kirkland

2020 Cosmetic Surgery Trends: Buccal Fat Removal And The Ideal Candidates

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Buccal fat removal is on the path to become one of the hottest and fastest growing cosmetic surgeries in 2020. The procedure–which requires a talented and experienced cosmetic surgeon–removes the buccal fat pads located in the cheeks. This usually results in a natural slimming of the face and can provide added definition to the cheekbones. 

While many people find themselves dissatisfied with the amount of fat in their cheeks, when the procedure is performed on an unideal candidate, it can quicken the aging process and result in unwanted gauntness in the area earlier in life. Anyone thinking about buccal fat pad removal should use careful consideration and consult with a board-certified cosmetic surgeon.

Buccal fat removal candidates should be at least 25 and at a healthy body weight. Weight gain, hormonal factors, and age can all contribute to the amount of fat present in your cheeks. Some people, however, are genetically predisposed to carry excess fat in their cheeks. In which case, weight loss, lifestyle changes, and other medical interventions will not result in a reduction of cheek fat. These are usually the best candidates for buccal fat removal.

To schedule a consultation at The Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery, call us at 425-775-3561 or contact us online.

Breast Reduction in Seattle and Tacoma

When Is A Breast Reduction Necessary?

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A breast reduction in Seattle is a cosmetic procedure that decreases the size of the breasts. There are a variety of reasons for a breast reduction. Unlike many other cosmetic procedures, a breast reduction is often a medically necessary procedure and can alleviate a patient’s pain and improve their quality of life. The most common medical reasons for a breast reduction include back, neck, or shoulder pain. Overly large breasts can weigh down on a patient’s body, especially if they are petite or small in stature. This can cause stress on the spine and muscles in these areas. Chronic pain and even spinal problems often have their roots in overly large breasts. Other medical reasons for a breast reduction are rashes or hygiene problems caused by the breasts. While these have topical treatments and can sometimes be prevented, often a patient cannot adequately improve hygiene practices to diminish these concerns. Finally, living with overly large breasts can cause mental health issues and anguish that is unnecessary. Especially at a young age, large breasts can put a woman through increased stress and pain that can cause her to become anxious or depressed. Undergoing a breast reduction to make her breasts proportionate and even to the rest of her body can sometimes improve these mental health problems.  To schedule a consultation with Dr. Jonov at The Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery, call us at 425-775-3561 or contact us online.
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