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Is An Oxygen Facial Good For Oily Skin?

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Oily skin can be frustrating to live with and treat. People with oily skin are often more prone to breakouts and inflammation than those with other skin types. When it comes to skincare for oily skin, there are several recommendations that will vary based on the specifics of the patient. However, one frequent suggestion is to double cleanse or deeply cleanse. This is where oxygen facials come into play. Let’s look at the question, “Is an oxygen facial good for oily skin?”   An oxygen facial is a deeply cleansing surface professional skincare treatment. It uses highly pressurized oxygen to clean the pores of debris and oily. It also provides moisture to the skin which is sometimes the cause of oily skin. The skin is dry and then the skin overproduces oil. This helps treat that process to hopefully reduce the sebum and oil the skin creates.   Oxygen facials are also great for treating mild inflammation due to acne or irritation. The soothing nutrients and treatment may help reduce redness. Therefore, regular oxygen facials can treat oily skin and the issues that arise from it.   To learn more and schedule a consultation, call us at 425-775-3561. You can also reach out online via chat, contact form, and Price Simulator.
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3 Ways To Maintain Thigh Liposuction Results

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3 Ways To Maintain Thigh Liposuction Results

  Thigh liposuction can provide amazing results by creating a thigh gap, addressing saddle bags, and help overall thin the thighs. Often patients want to ensure that they maintain their results for as long as possible. It is reassuring to know that fat removed from liposuction cannot come back. However, this does not mean liposuction cannot be reversed. Here are 3 ways to maintain thigh liposuction results.  

#1: Exercise

  After you are fully recovered, it is important to exercise to help maintain your weight. This can also help tone the thighs and improve results. It is also generally healthy and helps keep you in good health which is important for maintaining any surgical result. You do not need to be a gym rat to keep your result fortunately and some basic exercise should be enough.  

#2: Do Not Smoke

  Smoking—beyond putting your health at risk—also reduces circulation and ages you faster. Thus, the skin can lose elasticity and sag. This can lead to you needing a thigh lift or seeing your thigh appearance change, even without major weight fluctuations. Avoiding smoking is best when wanting to remain looking youthful as long as possible.  

#3: Stay Hydrated

  Hydration is important for your entire body and being dehydrated can cause negative effects on the skin and tissues which can promote less healthy skin. In turn, this can age the skin. Additionally, not getting enough water is also linked to weight gain which can negatively affect thigh lipo results.   To learn more and schedule a consultation, call us at 425-775-3561. You can also reach out online via chat, contact form, or Price Simulator.
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The Top 2 Procedures For Lifting Droopy Cheeks

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The Top 2 Procedures For Lifting Droopy Cheeks

The main cause of droopy cheeks is aging. While not all people will experience this as they age, it can be exceedingly frustrating for those that do. Fat and skin can descend to throw off facial proportions and cause fullness in the wrong places. Not only can this make a patient look aged, but it weighs down the face. There are treatment options. Here are the top 2 procedures for lifting droopy cheeks.

#1: Midface/Cheek Lift

The cheek equivalent of a facelift, this procedure lifts the descended structures back to their natural positions. It also removes any extra skin which may be contributing to a heavier facial appearance. Out of the various anti-aging facial surgeries, a midface lift is performed on the broadest age range. Additionally, it is also frequently performed with a facelift.

#2: Dermal Fillers

While there are several non-surgical options that can help lift the cheeks, dermal fillers are among one of the most effective and reliable options. In cases where there is little extra skin or the fat has not descended significantly, cheek fillers can help balance out the look of the face. Augmenting the appearance of the cheekbones can promote a balanced and younger looking facial appearance. To learn more and schedule a consultation, call us at 425-775-3561. You can also reach out online via chat, contact form, or Price Simulator.
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3 Hand Rejuvenation Treatments For Younger Looking Hands

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Like the face, the hands tend to age quickly. The skin can lose thickness and laxity. This causes a crepey appearance and also can make the veins and tendons of the hands look more prominent. Several anti-aging treatments for the hands have emerged to both treat and prevent aged-looking hands. Here are 3 hand rejuvenation treatments for younger looking hands.  

#1: Dermal Fillers

  Dermal fillers can plump up the skin to disguise the look of unsightly veins and tendons. Unlike other filler procedures, hand filler is not focused on augmentation, but rather on restoring the look of thickness to the skin of your hand. This is one of the popular hand rejuvenation techniques and both Restylane Lyft and Radiesse are FDA-approved for use in the hands.  

#2: Laser Resurfacing

  Another common option for treating aged hands is with a laser resurfacing procedure. It can either be surgical or non-surgical and it helps improve the quality and appearance of the skin on the skin. This can help reduce age spots and thicken the skin.  

#3: Chemical Peels

  Like how chemical peels are a great prevention tactic for facial aging, they can also help maintain the skin on your hands and prevent aging. The process is essentially the same and a master esthetician can discuss if chemical peels for your hands will provide you the benefits you want.   To learn more and schedule a consultation, call us at 425-775-3561. You can also reach out online via chat, contact form, or Price Simulator.
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Is Microblading Painful?

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Microblading is a growing brow enhancement procedure that grows in popularity every year. Since it provides semi-permanent results, many patients understand that it is going to be a more involved procedure than other brow enhancements such as brow lamination. So, let’s look at one of the most commonly asked questions, “Is microblading painful?” Microblading is technically a form of tattooing. While it does not use exactly the same technology or go as deeply into the skin, it can hurt. Face tattoos are often considered among the most painful. However, our microblading artists use numbing cream to limit the pain felt during the procedure. Overall, patients feel little pain and only slight discomfort during their microblading treatment. In general, microblading is less painful than a tattoo, even without numbing cream. Though, at the Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery, we tend to recommend that all patients get numbing cream because it can be uncomfortable otherwise. It is a two-hour procedure on average, so numbing cream takes the edge off. To learn more and schedule a consultation, call us at 425-775-3561. You can also reach out online via chat, contact form, or Price Simulator.
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Does A Mommy Makeover Include BBL?

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Mommy makeover surgery is one of the most popular procedures among middle-aged women who have had children. Due to damage from having children and aging, the body can lose volume and skin quality which both ages the body and affects overall contours. A mommy makeover can restore youthful body contours. However, does a mommy makeover include a BBL?   Traditionally, a mommy makeover includes a breast procedure and an abdominal procedure. Beyond that, it will vary from patient to patient. Sometimes, a Brazilian butt lift, or BBL, is included in this. The buttocks can lose volume with age, or perhaps a patient has always wanted to enhance their backside, and this presents an ideal opportunity.   If liposuction is already part of a mommy makeover, adding the BBL is much easier and does not require much more surgical time. However, not all patients will be good candidates for a Brazilian butt lift or combining it with a mommy makeover.   To learn more and schedule a consultation, call us at 425-775-3561. You can also reach out online via chat, contact form, or Price Simulator.
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Will I Have Scars After A Breast Lift?

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Surgical scarring—especially after plastic surgery—is one of the biggest concerns for patients who undergo cosmetic procedures. Even when the scars are typically hidden under clothing, they can still bother patients. Breast scarring is a great example of usually hidden scarring that can cause distress. Let’s look at the frequently asked question, “Will I have scars after a breast lift?” A breast lift usually involves fairly extensive incisions in the shape of the anchor—the incision stretches around the nipple, down the breast, and through the inframammary fold. This will inevitably leave scarring. While every patient will heal differently, the incisions around the nipple and areola tend to heal well and generally become quite indistinguishable. The vertical incision down the breast is often the one that causes the most concern. It will take some time to heal and may remain visible for a while. Following post-operative procedures and taking proactive steps to minimize scarring such as with Scar Protocol will help keep the scars discreet. To learn more and schedule a consultation, call us at 425-775-3561. You can reach out online via chat, contact form, and Price Simulator.
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Does Masseter Botox Work?

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When considering Botox treatment, most people likely picture forehead or glabella injections. However, Botox has several uses around the face. One of the growing Botox treatments is masseter Botox which involves injecting Botox into the masseter muscle to promote slimming of the face. Let’s look at the question, “Does masseter Botox work?”   The masseter muscle is one of the largest on the face and helps jaw movement. People can accidentally build up their muscle through frequent gum chewing, teeth grinding, and other conditions. Some people may naturally have a large masseter muscle.    Botox deactivates specific movements and helps weaken the masseter muscle. Over time, this can make the masseter muscle look smaller and in turn slim the face. This works in several different ways and can work on almost anyone to help define the jaw. It is a great complement to Kybella or submental liposuction.   To learn more and schedule a consultation, call us at 425-775-3561. You can also reach out online via chat, contact form, or Price Simulator.
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Can RF Microneedling Cause Scarring?

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Scarring is one of the top concerns of patients undergoing cosmetic procedures, even non-surgical ones. Since RF microneedling is a little more involved than a typical facial and creates controlled damage to the skin, patients sometimes ask, “Can RF microneedling cause scarring?”   Technically, yes, RF microneedling can cause scarring. However, it is more commonly used to treat scarring. In cases where scarring occurs there is generally one of two causes. First, the practitioner was not qualified or skilled enough to administer RF microneedling correctly. Secondly, the patient was not a good candidate and the provider should not have moved forward with the procedure. Occasionally, both may contribute.   Practitioners who can administer RF microneedling include dermatologists, master estheticians, and plastic/cosmetic surgeons. Generally, you will find it performed by dermatologists or master estheticians. This may also vary by your state. While most people can safely undergo RF microneedling, if a patient is particularly prone to scarring or on certain medications, it may not be a good idea to proceed with treatment.   To learn more and schedule a consultation, call us at 425-775-3561. You can also reach out online via chat, contact form, or Price Simulator.
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What Is The Difference Between A Tummy Tuck & Panniculectomy?

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A tummy tuck—known as an abdominoplasty—and a panniculectomy are two similar procedures that often confuse patients. Both do have medical and cosmetic benefits in many situations and are even performed together in many circumstances. Let’s look at the question, “What is the difference between a tummy tuck and panniculectomy?”   A panniculectomy removes the “pannus” which is a flap of skin that usually extends over the abdomen, genital area, and sometimes even the thighs following massive weight loss or childbirth. Obviously, this much extra skin can cause various problems and should be removed.    A tummy tuck, however, focuses more on tightening the abdominal muscles and removing extra skin from the abdomen. Sometimes, if there is enough skin, this skin removal may technically be a panniculectomy. However, many tummy tuck patients will not have a full pannus.   To learn more and find out if you are a candidate for a tummy tuck, call us at 425-775-3561. You can also reach out online via chat, contact form, or Price Simulator.
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