Permanent Hair Removal in a Snap.

allysonIf you are tired of shaving, you should try laser hair removal.  Laser Hair Removal has become the preferred option and hair removal continues to be the #1 requested aesthetic treatment. Permanent hair removal happens when light passes through the skin and is absorbed by individual hair follicles. The process damages the hair follicles enough to inhibit future growth. The Cynosure Icon System offers high peak power and state-of-the-art cooling resulting in fast treatments with excellent results!  When using the laser as the preferred method of hair removal, one must commit to an average of 6 treatments.  Each treatment is administered about 6-8 weeks apart.  This treatment regimen will provide a nice result.  You will no longer have razor burn or angry,painful red bumps that appear as a result of ingrown hairs.  You will simply experience smooth, hair free skin until the growth cycle renews.  Each treatment, you will see less and less hair reappearing, eventually ending your love/hate relationship with your razor.

Allyson- Licensed Aesthetician at the MedicalSpa at Corbett Cosmetic

Chemical Peels

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I love chemical peels!

Chemical Peels are a non-invasive path to improving your skin’s overall appearance. Depending on the concentration and number of peels in your series, you can expect minor to major improvements. Superficial Chemical Peels typically contain alpha and beta hydroxyl acids (glycolic and salicylic acids). Peels can help with fine lines, wrinkles, skin discolorations, skin texture, and blackheads. You may experience some redness, increased skin sensitivity, and yes- FLAKING. Though in about a week, all is replaced by fresh, smooth, new skin. The most important thing to keep in mind is that chemical peels are not anti-aging miracles! You must keep your expectations realistic. All in all, the combination of superficial chemical peels and the right daily skincare routine will help you to achieve healthier, younger looking skin. –  Allyson, Medical Aesthetician

Summer Skin Care

Now at Corbett Cosmetic Surgery, my Louisville Plastic Surgery practice, we are offering several summer MediSpa packages.

We have Laser Genesis treatments that help reduce redness, pore size and build new collagen to firm the skin. SkinCeutical Peels are available to lighten and brighten your skin. Microdermabrasions are also available to exfoliate dead skin and deeply cleanse the skin.

If you have any interest in our MediSpa services please give us a call at 502.721.0330

Lee Corbett, MD

http://www.corbettcosmeticsurgery.com/

Lip Lines

Lip lines are a common complaint in my Louisville Plastic Surgery office.

Treatment options for lip lines include Louisville Botox, Louisville Dysport, fillers such as Restylane and Juvederm, and lasers.

Botox, Dysport and fillers are office procedures that only take a few minutes to have done. Lasers, depending on their power levels, can be done in the office or sometimes in the operating room.

Lee Corbett, MD

www.CorbettCosmeticSurgery.com

Botox and the lower face

In Louisville Botox is an invaluable tool for contouring the upper third of the face. The forehead, the creases between your eyes, and your crow’s feet. Use in these areas is pretty universal, very safe & predictable, and very successful.

Once we get below the level of your eyes, Botox use becomes a lot more tricky. Now it’s not as useful as a Louisville Facelift, but Botox can be very helpful for a gummy smile or a downturn of the corners of your lips.

Use below the eyes is almost entirely directed towards the mouth. The problem is that unlike most of the muscles on the forehead and around your eyes, the muscles around the mouth serve more of a function. Namely, they allow us to speak and eat without food and drink leaking out of your mouth! Weakening these muscles can definitely interfere with these functions.

Now, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t use botox to treat your lower face. What it does mean is that you need to seek out an injector with significant experience. Otherwise you may get more than you bargained for.

Lee Corbett, MD

www.CorbettCosmeticSurgery.com

On Line Beauty Treatments…Buyer Beware!

Please be careful when you buy beauty treatments on line.

Case in point. Today I saw a patient for an Internist friend of mine. The patient thought she had burned her face using a chemical peel kit a friend bought off the internet.

Chemical peels are great. The one she used was mainstream stuff and perfectly fine…but it was the perfectly wrong peel for her to use based on her skin type.

Prescription strength MediSpa treatments are potent products. Assuming you actually get what is advertised, these products need to be used by someone who has knowledge and experience! Otherwise, you very well may get a result you didn’t bargain for! Worse case scenario is the product is bogus and then who knows what you can end up with.

It’s your FACE! Spend a few dollars more and get your facials, botox, lasers etc…from someone you know and trust! It’s worth the extra.

Lee Corbett, MD

www.CorbettCosmeticSurgery.com 

All posts on this blog are prensented by Louisville Skin Care physician, Dr. Lee Corbett

Hand Rejuventation

Hands and necks tend to give us away from an aging perspective.

As far as the hands are concerned, what I typically see are brown spots and a thinned, skeletonized appearance. Both problems are actually pretty easy to correct though.

I treat the dark spots with a Laser. There are a lot of lasers out there that treat pigment. It can be done in the office in just a few minutes. It is slightly uncomfortable but in 11 years I’ve never had anyone tell me it ‘hurt’. In fact, I’ve lasered myself numerous times to put a patient at ease. It’s not a big deal. Afterward, the spots will get a little red and may scab but within a week the skin will flake and your spots will be gone. The cost is very reasonable, about $300, but this is a treatment you will have to repeat, probably about once a year depending on how much sun you get.

Injectable fillers are used to add volume to the back of the hand so it doesn’t look so skeletonized. This does require a couple of needle sticks on each side so it is a little uncomfortable. It is done in the office and only takes a few minutes. There is no recovery though. The main ‘downside’ to this treatment, like all fillers, is cost and the need for repeat treatments. Costs will range from $500 to $1000, depending on how much filler is used, and most of the fillers will go away after 12 to 18 months.

Check with your Plastic Surgeon if you are interested because if you really hate your hands and your budget allows, we do have a really effective solution for you.

Lee Corbett, MD

www.CorbettCosmeticSurgery.com

502.721.0330

All posts on this blog are presented by Louisville MediSpa physician, Dr. Lee Corbett.

How can I get rid of these sun spots?

Well, my first recommendation is to stay out of the sun. Sun is the culprit here so make sure you wear a hat when possible, use sunscreen and/or use make-up with sun screen in it. This is your best defense against getting more of them.

To get rid of them you have a few options. First, and the easiest, is to try hydroquinone. This is a prescription strength skin care product that is commonly used to fade dark spots. It doesn’t work for everyone or for every dark spot, but it helps and can help quite a bit.

Next, there are masks, namely a product called Cosmelan. This is a mud mask that you wear for several hours one time only. In the next 4 or 5 days you will peel and your skin should be much  more uniform and even. It is very effective for those who battle melasma, which is a skin condition that causes brown patches over the cheeks and nose.

Lasers are also a good option. Fraxel and Pearl lasers are non-ablative resurfacing techniques that are done  outpatient with only topical anesthesia. These too result in some redness and swelling for a couple of days followed by an exfoliation. After the peel, your skin should be more uniform in color and most if not all of the brown gone.

Remember though, that sun is the culprit so you must protect your skin. Also, to get the most out of your treatments, it’s probably best to do the Cosmelan or Lasers in the Fall or Winter months when the sun isn’t quite so strong.

Lee Corbett, MD

www.CorbettCosmeticSurgery.com

502.721.0330

All posts on this blog are authored by Louisville Cosmetic Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Lee Corbett. Dr. Corbett specializes in cosmetic plastic surgery including  Botox, Juvederm, Restylane.