Prepare for the Holiday Season with Parkway Plastic Surgery

The holiday season is just around the corner, starting with Halloween next month. Glam up your holiday look with cosmetic services by Parkway Plastic Surgery.

The holiday season is just around the corner, starting with Halloween next month. Glam up your holiday look with cosmetic services by Parkway Plastic Surgery.

The holiday season is right around the corner. So, now is a great time to get glam with cosmetic services by Parkway Plastic Surgery. Here are three ways to make sure you look gorgeous for those Halloween parties, Thanksgiving dinners, Christmas celebrations and New Year’s bashes…

  1. Chemical peels: A customized chemical peel can help clear away the signs of sun damage that may have accumulated over the summer by removing the damaged outer layers of skin and leaving you with a smoother, brighter, more youthful look. Formulas can be tailored for your particular skin condition and desired outcome. Best of all, depending upon the strength of the chemical peel formula you choose downtime may be minimal. Chemical peels also help treat acne, wrinkles, freckles, age spots, liver spots and scars.
  2. Botox or dermal fillers: Injectables like Botox, which helps to relax overactive facial muscles, and dermal fillers like Radiesse, Juvederm and Restylane are among the quickest and most effective ways to smooth wrinkles, plump lips, augment cheeks, erase under-eye circles and reduce the appearance of scars. Your skincare specialist will help you choose which option is best for you.
  3. Permanent cosmetics: The holiday season no doubt is a busy one. Permanent cosmetics can help assure you look your beautiful best while minimizing your makeup routine. Our permanent makeup can be expertly applied as lash liner, eyeliner, eyebrow color or lip enhancement. Spend less time in front of the mirror and more time at the party.

Get your look holiday-ready with a call to Jacksonville’s Parkway Plastic Surgery at 904-396-1186 today.

Five Tips for Making Your Permanent Makeup Last Beautifully

Permanent makeup may not be quite so permanent unless you exercise proper care.

Permanent makeup may not be quite so permanent unless you exercise proper care.

Summer time means lots of swimming and sweating. And even the best of water-resistant cosmetics won’t stand a chance after a few hours of splashing in the water, lingering in the sun and dominating that game of beachfront volleyball. That’s why many women opt for permanent makeup.

Formally known as micropigmentation, permanent makeup involves using tattoo technology and techniques to enhance the face with coloring that resembles eyeliner, brow makeup, mascara or lipstick. Because it’s permanent, it run, fade or wash off even on your most active days. But making sure your beautiful new look lasts, it’s important to know just how to take care of your permanent makeup, both just after application and over the long term.

Jacksonville’s Parkway Plastic Surgery offers five tips for making your permanent makeup last:

  1. Stay dry: Resist the temptation to take a dip until your permanent makeup procedure area has fully healed. Bacteria can breed in all kinds of water, including lake, river, ocean pool and hot tub water. If it enters an open skin wound, it could cause a severe infection.
  2. Shun the sun: Vigilantly protect your treatment area from the sun’s rays for at least seven to 10 days. A wide-brimmed hat is a fashionable protective option. Also, your doctor may recommend you protect recently treated eyebrows with a substance like petroleum jelly until they’re fully healed.
  3. Hold the bleach: A bright, white smile is a beautiful asset. But if you’ve recently enhanced your lips with permanent makeup, wait until they’ve fully healed before bleaching your teeth. A substance called Carbamide peroxide common in bleaching gels can pull the new color from your lips, leaving them blotchy and faded.
  4. Don’t touch: Resist the urge to touch your new permanent makeup, particularly permanent eyeliner. If you must touch it, for instance to clear away dust or an errant eyelash, use a new, clean cotton swab. Otherwise, you’re courting an infection that will need to be medically treated.
  5. Kick the habit: Smoking can ruin a new permanent lipstick where your lips touch the cigarette filter. Plus, it does a real number on your skin anyway. Just nix it.

If you’re considering permanent makeup, contact Jacksonville’s Parkway Plastic Surgery at 904-396-1186 and schedule a consultation today.

Look your Summer Best with Permanent Cosmetics

Permanent makeup by Parkway Plastic Surgery is a great way to look your best during  summertime activities like swimming and sports.

Permanent makeup by Parkway Plastic Surgery is a great way to look your best during summertime activities like swimming and sports.

Summer time means days and nights of fun in the sun and surf. And that can make looking your best a little difficult. Even the most high-end cosmetics are no match for the excessive sweating and pool or ocean water. Fortunately, Jacksonville’s Parkway Plastic Surgery offers a solution.

Formally known as micropigmentation, permanent makeup offers a way to look your beautiful best event on the hottest, wettest days. It employs tattoo technology and techniques to enhance the face with coloring resembling lipstick, eyeliner, brow makeup or mascara. Because it’s permanent, and with proper care following application, your look won’t run or fade. No more multiple trips to the ladies room to reapply your makeup. And, you can feel confident in your look even while playing sports or swimming.

You may have heard – and yes, it’s true – that permanent makeup has a rather dubious early history. Tattooist George Burchette, a major developer of the technique back in the 1930s, revealed in his memoirs that beauty salons of the day often tattooed women by injecting vegetable dyes just beneath the top layer of the skin without their knowledge, passing it off as an amazing new “complexion treatment.” Today, permanent makeup is a safe, effective and widely accepted aesthetic practice for creating a beautiful and enduring look.

Permanent makeup is an effective choice not only for those with active or athletic lifestyles, but also for those who:

  • Suffer from makeup allergies;
  • Wear contact lenses;
  • Have visual or motor impairments that make applying makeup difficult;
  • Have thin, uneven, poorly shaped eyebrows or sparse eyelashes;
  • Have excessively oily skin that causes makeup to smear;
  • Have surgical scars, vitiligo or hypo-pigmentation disorder;
  • Or have hair loss, often as a result of alopecia, certain genetic disorders or having undergone chemotherapy treatment.

If you’re considering permanent makeup to prepare your look for the summer season, there are a few preparatory and protective measures you’ll need to take. Avoid blood thinners, such as aspirin, in the weeks prior to your appointment. Afterward, avoid submersion in water, including in the ocean, or a lake, swimming pool or hot tub, until you’ve completely healed to avoid a bacterial infection; And always protect your procedure area from the sun’s rays by wearing a wide-brimmed hat and, after healing, a high-SPF sun block.

Also, make sure your permanent makeup procedure is performed by a highly trained professional. Call 904-396-1186 to schedule a consultation with one of the top-notch physicians or aesthetic specialists at Parkway Plastic Surgery.