Offload Your Seasonal Weight with These Procedures

Offload Your Seasonal Weight with These Procedures

It’s easy to put on extra weight during the winter and holiday months! Weather and an abundance of sugary and fatty foods can add up fast, and even with healthy New Year’s resolutions, you might be finding it difficult to lose those areas of stubborn fat. Fortunately, we offer many different solutions to fat that just won’t go away to get your body ready by spring!

Laser Liposuction

You might be hesitant to undergo an invasive surgery, so laser liposuction is a great alternative. Whether it’s Smart-Lipo Triplex to melt away love-handles or back fat, or Precision TX to contour and get into those precision areas, there’s a simple weight-loss procedure for you. These treatments use laser energy to destroy fat cells that can be impossible to shrink with diet and exercise alone!

  • Cynosure Smart-Lipo Triplex works best with large areas of fat like love-handles, muffin-tops, or back fat. Different than other laser lipo treatments, Smart-Lipo Triplex has the added benefit of skin-tightening after the fat is removed, minimizing the possibility of loose skin afterwards. Get your body beach-ready in one easy, minimally-invasive procedure!
  • Cynosure Precision TX Laser Contouring can melt away even the most difficult-to-reach areas that don’t respond to exercise. Common areas include the neck, inner arms, inner thighs, and knee and ankle areas. This technique provides definition without the invasive surgical body contouring.

Surgical Procedures

If you need drastic results for your excess fat, a traditional liposuction procedure can be a long-term solution and a jumpstart for a new, healthy you. If excess skin and tissue are causing you concern, you might consider a tummy tuck, arm lift, or thigh lift as well to re-tighten the underlying muscles that might be causing unwanted sag in areas where you want a healthy, attractive contour. Recovery from a surgical procedure can take some time, so get your procedure in now to be ready by the spring and summer!

If you’re ready for a positive change in your body and would like to discuss your options with our expert staff, contact our office.

How to Get the Best Results from Your Chemical Peel

Chemical peels can be a great way to reveal a healthy, smooth, new layer of skin and can treat many skin problems in one easy procedure. A successful healing process after a chemical peel is essential, especially during the Spring and Summer seasons when you’re most prone to sun damage. Here are some tips to take care of your new skin for best results!

Sun Protection is a Must

Sun protection is important! One of the greatest causes of skin damage is the sun and UV rays. Using a sun protection cream every day will help you take care of your skin over the long term, and it can even be mixed in with your daily moisturizer. Wearing this will be extra important after your chemical peel because the outer layer of your skin will have been removed, so you’ll be extra sensitive to sunlight. Don’t skimp on sunscreen— use high-factor protection over the course of your recovery so you don’t reverse the positive results of your chemical peel. Depending on the depth of your peel, you may need to avoid sunlight altogether for a period of time.

Moisturize Religiously

After your chemical peel, your skin will feel flaky and sensitive, similar to a sunburn. Your skin will be dry during this time so you’ll need to make sure you moisturize it well. To keep your new skin healthy and soft, find an effective moisturizer and give it the proper hydration and nutrients it needs. A special retinoid cream or ointment called Tretinoin might also be prescribed to help speed the growth of skin cells. Your aesthetician can direct you to proper moisturizing instructions and products!

Keep it Clean

It might seem obvious, but a chemical peel creates something like a wound as it removes the outer skin cells. Your skin is your first defense against outside stuff getting into your immune system. With your skin in its healing process, you’ll need to be extra careful to keep outside irritants and debris away! Your skin care specialist can prescribe or recommend an effective wash to use regularly that will cleanse the skin without causing irritation.

Your healing process will depend on how deep your chemical peel is, but you should make sure you follow any instructions given to you by our staff to ensure you get the best possible results as your skin rejuvenates.

If you would like to schedule a consultation to discuss a chemical peel, contact our office.

Repair your Skin with Chemical Peels

After a long summer in the sun, your skin will often show some signs of wear or damage. Now that the weather is growing cooler and your time in the sun will be reduced, this is the perfect time to consider chemical peels to help you achieve a clearer, more youthful complexion.

Chemical Peels

Here at Allegany Plastic Surgery, we offer two types of chemical peels: ZO 3-Step Peel and the controlled depth chemical. Chemical peels are great for the reversing of skin aging and sun damage. The acids in the chemical peels increase cell turnover in the skin, revealing a fresher complexion.

ZO 3-Step Peel

This peel is a simple peel that can be used for unwanted pigmentation and minor skin aging. This peel may be perfect for the younger patient or someone with a more sensitive skin type. Like most peels, your skin care practitioner will be able to customize your treatment to your skin by adjusting the application time before the solution is neutralized.

Controlled Depth Chemical Peel

The Controlled Depth Chemical Peel is medium depth peel that addresses both the epidermis and dermis. This peel is more advanced in comparison to superficial peels that do not penetrate any deeper than the epidermis. This type of peel is better for the more dramatic signs of aging due to its potential for a deeper reach. If you are interested in learning more about chemical peels and which one might be best for your skin, contact our skin care experts at Allegany Plastic Surgery!

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