Do You Know the Difference Between Moisturization and Hydration?

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We’ve all been told that a primary key to beautiful, healthy skin is to “moisturize, moisturize, moisturize!” Truth be told, it’s not moisturization that truly makes a difference, but hydration. That’s exactly what you’ll get with SkinMedica’s new HA5 Rejuvenating Hydrator.

Simply put, moisturization is the process of making skin FEEL hydrated, while hydration results in an actual increase in the water level in the skin. That’s what truly helps to keep skin plump, firm and smooth, combating the signs of aging.

In this amazing serum’s name, HA stands for hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring, gel-like fluid in the skin that serves to lubricate the body’s tissue and bind cells together. The 5 refers to the serum’s proprietary mix of five HA forms proven to best smooth the skin, minimizing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. These include:

  1. Time Release HA, a proprietary ingredient that ensures sustained release of hyaluronic acid throughout the day;
  2. Sodium Hyaluronate for immediate hydration;
  3. Uncross-Linked HA for smoothness and hydration;
  4. Nano HA for further smoothing of the skin;
  5. Cross-Linked HA for for long-lasting hydration of the skin that continues for up to eight hours.


SkinMedica’s HA5 works by supporting your skin’s natural ability to replenish its own hyaluronic acid throughout the day, holding in moisture and boosting the skin’s resiliency. That’s critical because as we age, our bodies’ ability to produce hyaluronic acid diminishes. In fact, during your 40s, your skin will have lost half of the HA it held at age 20.

Jacksonville’s Parkway Plastic Surgery offers an array of SkinMedica products, plus a range of skin treatments designed to give you smoother, firmer, younger-looking skin. Stop by our Gate Parkway location or call 904-396-1186 to schedule a consultation.


Get Your Gams Beach-Ready with Sclerotherapy

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Though the temperatures here in Sunny Florida remain a bit chilly, springtime is just around the corner. If you’ve got varicose veins, make sure you’re ready to don that flirty little sundress or hit the beach in your new bikini with expert sclerotherapy treatment.

Varicose veins form when, for any of a variety of reasons, the veins are unable to keep blood flowing properly. Rather than being pumped back up to the heart, blood can pool backward and collect inside the veins, primarily in the legs and feet. This enlarges the veins, causing them to protrude above the surface of the skin, often creating a blue-hued, twisted look.

A top proven solution is sclerotherapy. This highly effective treatment involves your surgeon injecting a sclerosing agent into varicose vein valves, causing them to collapse, smooth out and ultimately disappear. Most patients see a marked improvement with just one treatment. But typical cases require two to three treatments administered a month apart and full healing can take up to eight weeks.

This means that right now is the perfect time to undergo your first sclerotherapy treatment, assuring you’ll be ready to rock those leg-baring looks when the spring season rolls around. Find out how sclerotherapy can help improve the look and health of your legs by calling Jacksonville’s Parkway Plastic Surgery at 904-396-1186 to schedule a consultation.

February specials

Sweetheart Facial $99.00

Indulge in a decadent chocolate mask while our Aesthetician pampers your skin with a combination of Skin Medica treatments. Be prepared for tighter, smoother and brighter skin. Expect that youthful glow you’ve always desired. Our complimentary gift to you with this treatment is a travel size Skin Medica product.

 Purchase a second sweetheart facial for your sweetheart for $59.00.


Juvederm Facial Filler

Buy a syringe of Juvederm for $600.00 & get second syringe half off!!

 Both syringes must be used on the same day. (Non-transferable)

Skin Medica Skin Care Packages

His Package $199.00 (plus tax)     
Facial Cleanser
HA5 Rejuvenating Hydrator
Total Defense & Repair SPF 50+

Her Package $399.00 (plus tax)
Facial Cleanser
HA5 Rejuvenating Hydrator
TNS Essential Serum
Total Defense & Repair SPF 50+

Join us for our Valentine’s Event on Thursday, February 11, 2016.
*Botox $10/unit  *Raffles  *Sweet Treats  *Gift Bags  *Roses
Call our office for more details 396-1186