Dr.Perlman and his staff are wonderful. I went to see Dr.Perlman and was so impressed with this talent and skills I had a facelift. Now everyone thinks my granddaughter is my daughter, I look ten years younger. Best thing I could have ever done. Thank you Dr. Perlman!!!
Anytime a cosmetic surgeon performs a procedure that involves making an incision, however minor, there will be a scar. The trick is to minimize the appearance of that scar so that it doesn’t diminish the results of the procedure. There are a number of ways in which scarring can be reduced. This video explains some of the most common methods used by cosmetic surgeons to reduce scarring.
In the video, you’ll learn that keeping tension high on incisions by using surgical dressing after a procedure is the first step toward keeping scars under control. Staying out of the sun, keeping the scar hydrated, and using steroid creams for slow-healing scars can all help reduce the appearance of incision lines.
Advanced Plastic Surgery Centre of Houston is committed to giving our patients great results with minimal scarring. Learn more about our procedures by calling (281) 205-4006.
I had a full breast lift here at Dr. Perlman's office and at first I was a little concerned about the scars but I trusted him and his staff and I can say that I am truly glad that I did. It hasn't even been 6 months and the incisions are looking great. My clothes look better on and I am very happy with my results and his staff was so very kind...
CO2 laser resurfacing can give you dramatic anti-aging results with a minimal amount of side effects. This laser therapy offers an alternative to facelifts and other, more-invasive cosmetic surgery procedures. If you’re considering CO2 laser resurfacing, here is what you need to know:
How Do CO2 Lasers Improve Skin Appearance? CO2 lasers let cosmetic surgeons use light energy to remove top layers of skin and reveal the healthier, younger-looking skin underneath. These lasers are incredibly precise, so surgeons can target very specific areas without damaging any surrounding structures or tissues. CO2 laser resurfacing is great for getting rid of wrinkles, acne scarring, sunspots, birthmarks, and more.
What Happens During CO2 Laser Treatment?
Cosmetic surgeons perform CO2 laser resurfacing as an outpatient procedure in most cases. A local anesthetic is used to numb the areas to be treated. Some patients also take oral sedatives. If a large area is to be treated, cosmetic surgeons sometimes use general anesthesia.
In most cases, sessions take around 30 minutes; however, some sessions can take as long as two hours, depending on the area to be treated. After the procedure, a soothing dressing is applied to the treated area for 24 hours, and then a saline solution is used to help the skin recover.
What Are The Side Effects of CO2 Laser Resurfacing?
The most common side effect of CO2 laser resurfacing is redness. This redness can persist for a few months. White bumps, hyperpigmentation, and swelling are also possible. In most cases, these side effects clear up on their own. It’s important to follow the advice of your cosmetic surgeon after your procedure to help reduce your risk of complications.
If you want to know how CO2 laser skin resurfacing could improve your appearance, call Advanced Plastic Surgery Centre at (281) 205-4006. In addition to skin rejuvenation treatments, we offer breast augmentation, liposuction, facelifts, nose jobs, and more. Make an appointment for a consultation at our Houston clinic today.
Liposuction isn’t a weight loss treatment. Although this procedure can make you lose inches, it doesn’t take the place of diet and exercise to achieve a healthy weight. Liposuction also doesn’t prevent future weight gain from occurring. It is possible for fat to return after liposuction if you don’t keep your weight in check.
This video from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery clears up some misconceptions about liposuction and weight gain. Many people incorrectly believe that you can’t regain fat in an area that has been treated with liposuction. In fact, you can regain fat in treated areas. This is why plastic surgeons recommend that patients wait to undergo liposuction until they are at a healthy, stable weight.
At the Advanced Plastic Surgery Centre of Houston, we’ll help you decide if liposuction is right for you. Call (281) 205-4006 to learn more or the schedule an appointment with Dr. Joseph Perlman.