From now through February 28th, the highly skilled surgeons of Atlanta Plastic Surgery, P.C. invite patients to take advantage of specials on laser hair removal and Juvéderm® at AYA Medical Spa. For patients looking to remove unwanted hair, AYA is offering 25% OFF initial treatment fees. If patients are seeking facial rejuvenation, AYA is also offering $50 OFF Juvéderm with the purchase of Botox®. Juvéderm® is a perfect complement to Botox® since it addresses signs of aging in the lower third of the face including areas around the nose, mouth, and cheeks while Botox® addresses the forehead and eyes. Don’t forget, gift certificates are available towards any service or skincare product. For more details, see the flyer below and check out AYA’s specials page.
AYA will also be hosting a New Technology Open House on February 28th from 5pm to 7pm at their Phipps Plaza location to introduce their newest laser skin resurfacing technology, Sciton®. Patients can learn more about Sciton® as well as Ulthera® skin tightening and CoolSculpting® fat reduction treatments. Refreshments and hors d’ oeuvres will be served for event attendees. Stay tuned to our blog for further details to be announced later this month.
With the arrival of 2013, many patients desire a new look for the New Year. As we age, wrinkles, furrows, fine lines, and sagging becomes more prominent, especially on the face and neck. For patients looking to reduce these signs of aging in the New Year, facelift surgery (rhytidectomy) at Atlanta Plastic Surgery, P.C. can visibly rejuvenate the face and neck. The procedure involves tightening the facial skin, removing excess fat, and lifting underlying muscles. Although facelift surgery is the most comprehensive procedure for overall rejuvenation, some parts of the face age quicker than others so the highly skilled plastic surgeons of Atlanta Plastic Surgery, P.C. offer mini facelift procedures that are similarly performed but focus on specific areas of the face for more subtle results.
Upper, mid, and lower facelifts are the three variations of mini facelift procedures to help patients achieve their goals for the New Year. As the names indicate, each option pinpoints areas of the face. An upper facelift targets the forehead and brow to tighten skin on the forehead for a rejuvenated appearance. Like a traditional facelift, incisions are hidden in the hairline. Often, upper facelifts can be combined with blepharoplasty or eyelid lift for complete rejuvenation.
A lower facelift targets the lower third of the face such as the chin and neck to tighten sagging skin surrounding the jaw line. Depending on each patient’s individual facial structure, a lower facelift can also remove excess fat that contributes to the appearance of a double chin. An incision is made near the ear to minimize visible scarring. Neck lift surgery, which uses liposuction to remove fat, is commonly performed at the same time as the lower face lift for amplified result.
For deep wrinkles and furrows, a mid-facelift is performed endoscopically to sagging muscles and tissue found underneath. Areas of concern traditionally addressed by a mid-facelift are in the middle of the face at the triangular area formed between the corners of the eyes to the mouth. Small incisions are made based on which area(s) need excess fat and skin removed. A patient can also opt for facial implants or fat grafting to restore or augment facial contours. In some instances, our physicians may even use a more natural option of harvesting the patient’s own skin, bone, and tissue to augment the chin or face instead of silicone implants.
Patients who are not quite ready for a facelift procedure may be more suited for minimally-invasive treatments such as Ultherapy® skin tightening and facial injectables. Ultherapy non-surgical skin tightening uses ultrasound technology to penetrate deeper tissues and use the body’s own healing response to firm and tighten loose skin. Facial injectables such as Botox® and Juvéderm® reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
While facial rejuvenation procedures reduce the signs of aging, it will not stop the aging process or completely change a patient’s fundamental appearance. Patients should thoroughly discuss aesthetic concerns with their plastic surgeon to determine which option will best achieve their aesthetic goals. If you are interested in facelift surgery or other cosmetic procedures for a new look in 2013, visit our website or schedule a consultation today.
As we’ve reported in previous blogs, patients have begun seeking plastic surgery at a younger age than ever before. With this increase, we’ve also noticed more patients are seeking less invasive procedures to address signs of aging as they begin to appear. Since Atlanta Plastic Surgery owns and operates AYA Medical Spa, we offer a variety of procedures to meet the needs of patients of all ages. Whether you’re looking for a treatment to maintain your youthful appearance or a procedure to help restore a youthful look, this skin care and facial plastic surgery guide can help you determine which treatment will best meet your needs.
Maintenance – Although we often think of yard or house upkeep when using the word “maintenance,” it also has a place in skin care. The better you take care of your skin when you’re younger, the better it will look later on. It is imperative for you to wear sunscreen as well as cleanse, exfoliate, and moisturize your skin. Cosmetic treatments like microdermabrasion, facial, and chemical peels are perfect treatments for early signs of aging and to maintain a healthy complexion.
Rejuvenation – Facial rejuvenation patients typically include those who are bothered by signs of aging, but are not a yet candidates for facial plastic surgery. Options for facial rejuvenation range from cosmetic injectables and facial fillers to laser skin resurfacing treatments, and our newest offering, Ultherapy®. Cosmetic injectables like Botox® and Dysport® reduce the appearance of wrinkles along the brow and between the eyes by relaxing wrinkle-causing muscles. Facial fillers like Restylane® and Juvéderm® fill in deep wrinkles and plump areas of lost volume in the cheeks and lips. Laser skin resurfacing treatments help even out pigmentation and stimulate collagen production for younger-looking skin. Ultherapy® is a skin tightening treatment, which uses the power of ultrasound technology to heat deep layers of the skin and stimulate collagen production. Ultherapy® is perfect for patients who wish to rejuvenate their brow, neck, or face as well as those who wish to refine previous plastic surgery results.
Restoration – Even with the best maintenance and rejuvenation efforts, time still affects our appearances. While some patients may wait until they need traditional facelift surgery before pursuing any type of treatment, some patients choose mini plastic surgery procedures to maintain their appearance and postpone the need for traditional procedures longer. For instance, patients frequently complain about their baggy or saggy eyelids before anything else. Depending on the area(s) of concern, these patients can benefit from upper or lower eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty). Likewise, patients noticing wrinkles and a sagging brow may benefit from brow lift surgery, which only targets this area of concern. Other procedures like neck lift and mid facelift can help patients achieve their desired look.
Many patients who seek cosmetic enhancement as they need it are often very pleased with their results because rather than a dramatic change, they are left with a subtle enhancement that will leave their friends guessing about what they’ve done differently. To learn more about the other procedures we offer, visit our website today or schedule a consultation.
Owned and operated through Atlanta Plastic Surgery, AYA Medical Spa is the solution for healthy skin in the Atlanta area with savings all summer long. Through June only, take advantage of a rebate on combination Botox® and Juvéderm® treatment and a free sample when you buy Revision® Intellishade tinted moisturizer (while supplies last). During the months of June, July, and August, save on certain facial rejuvenation treatments and CoolSculpting® fat reduction. If you’re searching for a Father’s Day present, don’t forget AYA offers gift certificates. Check out the flyer below for more details.
Take advantage of special offers from Atlanta Plastic Surgery’s AYA Medical Spa through May 31st, 2012. You can save on cosmetic injectables like Sculptra®, Botox®, and Juvéderm® as well as products like Latisse® and sunscreen. You can also receive a FREE Obagi® travel gift set with the purchase of a microdermabrasion treatment. If you’re looking for a Mother’s Day present, get her a gift certificate to AYA Medical Spa. Right now, you can get a FREE $20 gift certificate with the purchase of a $100 gift certificate See the flyer below for more details.