Three Options for Back to School Beauty

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August means the start of a new school year. Whether you’re a college student ready to begin a new semester of studies, a teacher wanting to put your best face forward for your new students or a mom excited for a bit of “me time” once the kids are back in the classroom, a little back-to-school beauty indulgence is in order.

Jacksonville’s Parkway Plastic Surgery recommends these non-invasive and minimally-invasive, yet highly effective cosmetic procedures to help refresh your look just in time for the new school year.

  1. Chemical Peel: One of the most popular cosmetic procedures, the chemical peel involves a customized chemical solution applied to the skin. Once the solution sufficiently penetrates the skin, it’s neutralized and gently removed. Dull, dry skin cells are cleared away, allowing for new skin to grow in its place and lending a smoother, tighter, more vibrant look. Results range from mild to dramatic, depending upon your goals and the type of chemical peel you choose – light, medium or deep.
  2. Microdermabrasion: In performing microdermabrasion, your aesthetician essentially sprays tiny crystals onto the surface of your skin to exfoliate the thicker, uneven outer layer, revealing younger, healthier skin that had been hiding beneath. It’s effective for treatment of light scarring, discoloration, sun damage, age spots, acne and more.
  3. Botox or filler: Of all the minimally invasive cosmetic procedures available, Botox and injectable fillers are the undisputable top choices. Statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons shows that last year, 6.7 million Botox injections and 2.3 million were performed in 2014, topping all others. Botox works to smooth existing wrinkles and prevent the development of new ones by temporarily relaxing expression muscles, particularly on the forehead and around the eyes. Fillers like Juvederm and Restylane add volume and fullness to various areas of the face to smooth wrinkles and fill hollows.

Which option is best for you? Call Parkway Plastic Surgery at 904-396-1186 to schedule a consultation. We’ll tailor a skin-rejuvenating plan just for you just in time for the coming school year and holiday season.

Are You a Good Candidate for a Chemical Peel?

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Chemical peels are among the quickest, least invasive yet highly effective procedures for gaining a smoother, younger, healthier look to your skin. But not everyone is an ideal client for certain levels of this procedure.

With early forms being performed centuries ago in ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome, chemical peels are among the world’s oldest cosmetic procedures. They’re popular because they are minimally-invasive, outpatient procedures that offer near-immediate results. Fine lines, wrinkles, scarring, acne and uneven pigmentation all can be treated with a light, medium or deep chemical peel.

The procedure involves using an acid solution to remove damaged outer layers of the skin, making way for a newer, smoother, firmer and more even complexion. Ideal candidates have lighter skin and hair, do not smoke and are careful to shield their skin from exposure to the sun when spending time outside. Darker-skinned patients also can achieve great results, but are more prone to scarring, so a lighter, expertly formulated peel is best. Patients with abnormal pigmentation or facial warts, and those who have used certain acne treatments within the past year may not be suitable candidates. Nor are those who spend lots of time in the sun with inadequate skin protection.

It’s also important to know what can and cannot be achieved with a chemical peel. Patients have great success with chemical peels for treatment of fine lines and wrinkles; freckles; age and liver spots; sun-damaged skin; acne and acne scars; and scaly patched or rough skin. But chemical peels are less effective for treating deep wrinkles and scars; loose or sagging skin; broken capillaries; and enlarged pores.

To find out if you’re a good candidate for a chemical peel, call Jacksonville’s Parkway Plastic Surgery at 904-396-1186.

 

Restylane & Obagi Combination Offer Long Lasting Beauty Benefits

My skin feels amazing!

Parkway Plastic Surgery is offering great deals on Restylane procedures and Obaji Medical skincare products throughout July.

Want to erase years from your face and keep them off without undergoing surgery? Throughout July, Jacksonville’s Parkway Plastic Surgery is offering a unique set of specials that will help you quickly gain and maintain a smoother, firmer, more youthful and vibrant look via the combination of Restylane injections and Obagi skincare products.

Restylane is an injectable facial filler that uses a hyaluronic acid gel genetically engineered to diminish the effects of aging on your skin and to reshape certain facial contours for a younger look. It’s highly effective in adding or returning youthful volume to the cheeks, lips and eye area, filling deep crevices, plumping fine lines and smoothing acne scars. And, because hyaluronic acid is a naturally-occurring component of the skin, Restylane offers more natural looking results that last longer than more conventional gel-based fillers.

Obagi is a line of top-shelf skincare products with prescription-strength formulations available only via medical spas, dermatologists and physicians. Collections include Nu-Derm, the top physician-dispensed skin care system to help reduce visible signs of skin aging; Obagi-C Rx, formulated to correct early visible signs of skin aging and maintain younger-looking skin; and Gentle Rejuvenation, developed specifically for sensitive skin.

Intrigued? Find out first-hand how Restylane and Obaji can give you a beauty boost at Parkway Plastic Surgery’s Obagi Reveal Party Thursday, July 16, 10am-3pm. You’ll get a complimentary skin analysis with the Reveal camera, plus gift bags and chances to win Obagi products and Restylane injections (purchase required to enter raffles). Throughout July, you’ll enjoy 20-percent discounts on all Obagi products, plus Obagi and Restylane package specials priced from $250 to $999.

Reserve your spot for the Obagi Reveal Party and learn more about July’s specials by calling Parkway Plastic Surgery at 904-396-1186.