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Laser Hair Removal Bellevue: How Often Can You Do Laser Hair Removal?

By | Laser Hair Removal
Laser hair removal is a hair removal treatment that requires around four sessions to see lasting results. Understandably, patients often want to finish these sessions as quickly as possible. Traditionally, laser hair removal sessions are spaced four to six weeks apart to account for every hair growth cycle. It is a common question during laser hair removal consults: how often can you do laser hair removal? Hair grows in cycles. This means that not every follicle produces hair all the time. During your first session, the laser will address the active hair follicles. Varying hair follicles are active during different cycles. Therefore, laser hair removal requires multiple sessions for the best results. Hair has four growth cycles. This is why your master esthetician usually recommends at least four treatments to treat each cycle. Depending on the thickness of your hair and the area, you may need extra sessions. Typically, hair cycles shift every four to six weeks. Hence, the reason why there are usually four to six weeks between sessions.  Some people have differing cycles depending on their body and the treatment area. At a consultation, your master esthetician will examine the area to determine your hair type and other factors that influence the number of sessions and how far they are spaced. To schedule a consultation, call us at 425-775-3561. You can also reach us through our Price Simulator™ app and social media.
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Facelift Bellevue: How Long Does A Facelift Take To Heal?

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Facelift plastic surgery is among one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries of the face. Addressing the early signs of aging and lifting the lower the face, facelift patients are often excited by the possibilities the procedure offers. They also want to know about the recovery process and a common question is: how long does a facelift take to heal? The amount of time it takes for a facelift to heal will vary from patient to patient. Factors like age, general health, lifestyle, the extent of the surgery, and if recovery instructions are followed. Most patients can expect to return to work and the majority of their daily activities in seven to ten days. Some patients may find themselves up and about before then. However, it is important to rest and take it easy. This will promote recovery and contribute to an overall faster healing process.  As far as when you can expect to see results and everything fully healed, it can take up to a year for the skin and tissues to settle well. Most side effects dissipate in about ten days, although some swelling can hang on for a few weeks. Normally, it becomes concealable in a week or so. Within a few weeks to months, patients see the beginning of their results and they continue to improve over the first year. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Jonov, call us at 425-775-3561. You can also contact us online via our contact form, Price Simulator™, or chat.
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BBL Bellevue: Does Mommy Makeover Include BBL?

By | Brazilian Butt Lift
A common question that patients often ask a mommy makeover consultation is: does mommy makeover include BBL? This question is not as straightforward as it seems because a mommy makeover is a highly customizable procedure.    Traditionally, a mommy makeover is a combination of plastic surgeries that address the areas of the body affected most by pregnancy and childbirth, the breasts and abdomen. Most mommy makeover surgeries in Bellevue will focus on these areas exclusively. Occasionally, patients will also be interested in a Brazilian butt lift to fully enhance their bodily contours.    It is possible to add a BBL to a mommy makeover. Depending on the patient, Dr. Jonov may choose to split the procedures into two surgical sessions. Breast and tummy procedures complement each other well and are usually safe to perform together. Adding on a BBL adds on significant surgical time and depending on the other procedures may not be safe to perform all at once.    Based on the other procedures part of your Bellevue mommy makeover and your medical history, it may be safe to have a BBL as part of your mommy makeover. The best way to find out whether BBL surgery can be part of your mommy makeover is to consult with expert Bellevue plastic surgeon, Dr. Craig Jonov. To schedule a consultation, call us at 425-775-3561. You can also reach us online via our contact form, Price Simulator™, and chat. 
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Breast Implants Bellevue: Ways To Treat Capsular Contracture

By | Breast Augmentation, Breast
Capsular contracture is a rare complication of breast implants where scar tissue forms a capsule around a breast implant. While possible to experience no symptoms, some patients experience pain, distortion of their results, tightness, and increased firmness. The formation of scar tissue is normal. Although, it should not cause any symptoms or change the look or feel of your results. If you develop capsular contracture, are there ways to treat capsular contracture? There are many ways to treat capsular contracture and it depends on the severity. For Grade I, it is likely most patients will not notice any difference or symptoms. Therefore, no treatment is needed. For Grades II and III, which do not commonly cause pain, ultrasound assisted lymphatic massage has shown to reduce and treat capsular contracture.  Grade IV capsular contracture is the most severe and often painful. While ultrasound massage may provide some benefit, the best course of action for this type of capsular contracture may be breast revision or implant removal. Known as an en bloc removal, Dr. Jonov removes the breast implant and full scar tissue capsule. If you want to replace one or both breast implants at this time, you usually can do so. To schedule a consultation, call us at 425-775-3561. You can also contact us online via chat, our Price Simulator™ app, or contact form.