We are often asked by our clients, is cosmetic surgery the same as plastic surgery? Though the term plastic surgery is often used interchangeably with cosmetic surgery the nature of the two surgeries are in fact different. Though both types of surgeries can be geared at changing the appearance of the patient they are each done for different reasons. Continue reading “Is Cosmetic Surgery the Same as Plastic Surgery?”
Category: Skin Care Tips
Skin Resurfacing with the Cutera™ Pearl Fractional
From wrinkles to stretch marks and everything in between, Pearl Fractional is the “one laser” to choose to renew the surface of the skin with instant and noticeable results after just one treatment. Fractional skin resurfacing uses micro-beams of laser energy to create areas of affected tissue that extend through the epidermis into the dermis. The body’s natural healing process creates new, healthy tissue to replace the areas of affected tissue, resulting in healthier, younger looking skin.
Pearl Fractional laser skin resurfacing can be used to treat a variety of skin concerns on different areas of the body, such as:
- Aging skin
- Crow’s feet
- Stretch marks
- Surgical scars
- Enlarged pores
- Moderate to severe acne scars
- Fine lines
- Moderate to deep wrinkles
- Sun damage
- Skin laxity
- Uneven pigmentation
When compared to traditional carbon dioxide (CO2) laser resurfacing, Pearl Fractional produces similar results with much less downtime and significant results after only a single treatment. A recent comparative study to other fractional devices demonstrated that Pearl Fractional was a more comfortable patient experience; further, the treatment is possible with only topical anesthetics.
Because of the intensity of skin resurfacing, we strongly advise patients to consider laser skin resurfacing during the winter months to avoid damage causing UV ray exposure from the sun on newly resurfaced, fresh skin.
Not sure if you’re a candidate for Pearl Fractional Laser Skin Resurfacing? Contact NewDermaMed today for a complimentary skin evaluation to determine the best skin care solution for you.
Pineapple, Cucumber & Apple Smoothie for Healthy Skin!
This recipe is simple, delicious, nutritious and packed with skin benefits – especially those acne-prone skin! Pineapples, Cucumbers and Apples work together to calm inflammation, which is beneficial for treating acne.
Pineapples contain Bromelain, a protein-digesting enzyme that promotes digestion and healthy skin. Pineapples are also a great anti-aging home remedy. It is rich in Alpha-Hydroxy Acids, which has been found to slow down the aging process. TIP: Rubbing fresh slices of pineapple on your skin can dark spots and blemishes! Drinking pineapple juice and eating pineapples often can be beneficial. It has proven to also to reduce irregular and painful periods in women, and is an effective home-remedy for sore throats.
Cucumbers are actively used in the beauty and cosmetic industry. They are great skin-purifiers that help hydrate and maintain our bodies’ alkalinity. It is comprised of 95% water, which keeps the body hydrated, promotes digestion and rids of body of toxins. Cucumbers are also a great source of Vitamin B, which is a great pick-me-up that makes your skin feel happy. As an added bonus, cucumbers are also rich in other vitamins such as, Vitamins A, Vitamin C, Calcium, Magnesium, Potassium – which has shown to promote healthy joints and connective tissues.
Apples are also skin-purifiers, they help to boost hydration and alkalinity – this promotes healthy cells to thrive. Packed with Vitamin C, apples help you produce collagen to help your skin maintain its natural barrier for youthful skin. Apples also contain copper – an essential mineral that helps you produce Melanin to protect you from harmful UV Rays. Lastly, Apples provides small amounts of Vitamin A which is essential for rejuvenating the skin.
- A few slices of pineapple
- 1/3 Cucumber
- 1/2 Apple
- Blend all ingredients together with a blender and enjoy!