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What to Know About Laser Treatments for Hair Reduction and Skin Rejuvenation

Frequently having to shave excessive hair growth is an inconvenience that can also result in skin irritation. Skin imperfections from aging, sun exposure, or medical conditions can lower self-esteem. Luckily, thanks to the state-of-the-art laser treatments, cosmetic care professionals have the solutions to these problems. The Alternative to Traditional Hair Reduction Popular laser hair reduction areas for women include their bikini lines, legs, underarms, and facial hair, while men often choose to have their back hair reduced. The process involves using skin type-specific (depending on light or dark pigmentation) wavelength pulses to target many hair follicles at once. These wavelength pulses are derived from non-ionic radiation that is purely light-based, and safe for the skin. There should be minimal discomfort, which, if necessary, can be treated by a numbing cream. […]

What Areas Does a Body Lift Cover?

Achieving a well-defined, toned body is the goal of many individuals who are trying to lose weight through diet and exercise. Unfortunately, once people lose large amounts of body weight, the skin that’s left behind lacks the necessary elasticity to tightly conform to the contours of newly developed muscle. Sagging skin and stubborn deposits of fat can be disheartening for those who have put in the effort to lose weight or keep it off. A body lift is a highly customizable surgical option that can target specific areas of the body to give a patient the tight, toned look they desire. When combined with liposuction, the procedure can be an excellent option for those who have plateaued with diet and exercise, and who want to put the finishing touches on […]

Four Things to Do After Getting a Skin Peel

A skin peel is a safe and effective way to erase fine lines, repair minor sun damage, and improve the overall texture of your skin. Immediately after the procedure, patients may experience dry, irritated, or peeling skin. While these after-effects are entirely common and will go away on their own, they can be uncomfortable. Try these tips to soothe and care for your skin following a peel, and hasten the recovery process. Avoid the Sun A skin peel works by using chemicals to remove the outermost layer of skin cells. This leaves behind a layer of immature skin cells that are unaccustomed to the UV rays outside. Stay indoors as much as possible during the day. If exposure to sunlight can’t be avoided, be sure to apply sunscreen with at […]

Exploring the Psychological Benefits of Dermal Fillers

At Tallahassee Plastic Surgery Clinic, we see our patients as friends. Because of that connection, we can appreciate some of the secondary benefits of procedures like dermal fillers. We have been happy to hear that many of our patients feel revitalized after this simple procedure. Injectables are an excellent option for patients who are nervous about surgery, and yet the results can still be immediately noticeable among friends and coworkers. As non-surgical procedures, dermal fillers have a surprisingly long list of benefits. Immediately Visible Results Dermal fillers give an immediate fullness and reduce wrinkles. We offer several types of dermal fillers for different areas of the face and different desired effects. When the facial lines and creases that most bother you are addressed, there can be an immediate effect on […]

Medical Micro-Needling for Skin Rejuvenation: A Patient Resource

For those suffering from acne scarring, rough skin texture, and wrinkles, medical micro-needling offers an effective skin rejuvenation treatment to help skin work at its best. Read on to learn more about the procedure, which is now offered by our award-winning team at Tallahassee Plastic Surgery Clinic.   What is Micro-Needling and How Does it Work? Micro-Needling uses repeated punctures from an ultra-fine needle to create a “perceived injury.” Small, nearly painless punctures make the skin act as though it has been hurt. The skin then sends a host of helpful healing agents to the surface, which can help ameliorate a number of conditions, including acne scarring and wrinkling. The procedure uses a sterilized pen-like tool with circular microscopic needles to glide over the face. It penetrates the outer layer […]

Tallahassee Plastic Surgery Now Offering State-of-the-Art Laser Tattoo Removal

Having an unwanted tattoo successfully removed is a procedure many people wish to have. Now, with cutting-edge laser tattoo removal from our team at Tallahassee Plastic Surgery Clinic, tattoo removal is permanent, relatively painless, and affordable. Read on for more information about the procedure. How The Procedure Works A tattoo is a collection of hundreds to thousands of ink pinpricks in the skin. The procedure works by using a precise, high-energy Cutera laser to break down these small ink deposits. The more a laser is directed at the ink, the more it breaks down into smaller particles that are then absorbed by the skin. This process effectively leaves no scar tissue behind. Our Procedure Before the procedure begins, the area that will be treated is cleansed, and the patient’s eyes […]

Why Choose Tallahassee Plastic Surgery Clinic? We’re Glad You Asked!

Our clinic prides itself on building relationships. With many plastic surgery clinics to choose from, we rise above the competition with our knowledge, teamwork, and commitment to each customer’s needs. That’s why we were awarded the “Best of Tallahassee” award for plastic surgery in 2014, 2015, and 2016 by Tallahassee Magazine. A Dedicated, Experienced Staff Our board certified plastic surgeons are knowledgeable and passionate about their work. Dr. Larry Harper is not only an experienced surgeon with more than 15 years at Tallahassee Plastic Surgery Clinic, but he is also a native Floridian with deep connections in the community. He is joined by Dr. Alfredo Parades who graduated first in his class from Emory University and went on to receive the Woodruff Scholarship during his residency. Dr. Jeffrey Rawlings has […]

Liposuction or Tummy Tuck? All the Information You Need

At Tallahassee Plastic Surgery Clinic, we know that fat around the stomach area is tough to eliminate and even harder to keep off. Both liposuction and tummy tuck procedures give patients great options for slimming down. How Are They Different? A tummy tuck removes excess skin from the lower abdomen, which tightens the skin in the upper section. The result is a smooth, flat stomach area that allows natural abs to show through. On the other hand, liposuction uses a small tube to get under the skin and vacuum out problems areas of fat. The removal of these pockets of fat makes it easier to maintain an ideal body weight after the surgery. What’s Right for You? There is a common thought that tummy tucks are mainly for mothers who, […]

Why You Should Invest in Better Skin Care Products in the Winter

Fun fact: the driest place on the planet isn’t in the Sahara or the Mojave. It’s in Antarctica. At the bottom of the earth, the relentless cold sucks moisture out of the atmosphere, cutting humidity to practically zero. The same effect is at work during the winter, when people’s skin can rapidly dry out. Add in behavioral changes brought on by the cold and it becomes a recipe for irritated skin. Changing skin care regimes in the wintertime can greatly improve the appearance and overall health of the skin. hand crafted soap tied with twine again What Happens in Winter? A number of factors combine to make winter tougher on the skin. First, colder weather generally leads to lower humidity, which means less moisture in the air. In cold weather, […]

What Is Skin Peel Rejuvenation? The Process and Results

Skin peel rejuvenation is a safe and effective method of reducing visible blemishes that are the natural result of sun exposure and aging. The process accelerates the natural exfoliation of skin using chemicals to reveal newer, healthier looking skin. Skin peels come in a range of intensities with varying pH levels, but the process is the largely the same. Skin Peel Rejuvenation Process The skin peel rejuvenation begins with a consultation. Patients sit down with an experienced cosmetic surgeon to discuss their goals and determine whether they’re a good candidate for treatment. Patients with moderate to severe skin imperfections from laugh lines and crows feet to acne scarring and pigment changes. Patients with darker skin can benefit from the process but those with deeply pigmented skin may need to undergo […]

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