The Ultimate Guide To A Mommy Makeover

Posted on September 6, 2019 by:

Most of the women today want their body to be as fit as the celebrities and influencers they see on social. This attitude is not only due to social intimidation but also because they want to feel better in their self, and it works as a confidence booster for them. Most of the people nowadays believe that “when you feel good inside, it reflects your outer self,” and this seems to be so true. No woman wants her appearance to be an obstacle in achieving her ambitions and anybody to look down on them. This is one of many reasons they want to restore their body postpartum.

Many women have gone on fad diets and have been busting their butt in the gym. Nothing has worked to get their pre-baby body back; of course, it varies from individual to individual. Some can recover just great, and some just cannot. And there comes Mommy Makeover.

 

A mommy makeover consists of a list of procedures to restore or enhance the shape and appearance of a woman’s body after childbearing. Many areas of a woman’s body undergo a drastic change post-pregnancy. Most commonly, these areas are the breasts, abdomen, waist, and buttocks.

The procedures involved are performed considering the best option for the patient, According to their body conditions and what kind of procedure they want.

  

Possible procedures 

  • Breast Augmentation
  • Breast Lift
  • Liposuction
  • Tummy Tuck

 

Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation is a surgical procedure used to increase the size, fullness, and shape of a woman’s breast.

So, if you want to increase the size of your breasts, this can be an excellent option for you.

The procedure

This surgical procedure is performed under general anesthesia. A small incision is made under the natural breast fold (about 4 cm). The implant of the patient’s choice is then inserted above or just below the muscle and incision is sutured with dissolvable sutures. 

Size and material of Implant

Size of the Implant usually depends on the patient’s goals for breast size and her natural anatomy.

Generally, implants made of silicone are used, but fat or tissue can also serve the purpose of implants.

 Complications 

The majority of patients do not face any difficulties. But in rare cases, these complications can arise:

  • Infection
  • Bleeding
  • Implant complications
  • Nipple numbness 
  • Swelling

 

Scarring

The incision is of generally as small as 4 cm, and as it is made under the natural fold, it is highly conspicuous and fades away with time.

Post-operation Recovery

Along with the medication given to you by your surgeon, much more is needed to be done to ensure a smooth recovery.

  • A surgical bra is advised to the patient for some weeks.
  • The patient can shower two days after surgery.
  • The patient is asked to keep their arms by their sides, which means no excessive stretching as it can cause swelling.
  • The patient shouldn’t drive or lift any heavy object for about 1-2 weeks.
  • Light walking is recommended for six weeks, and the patient can continue their regular regimen after that.
  • Avoid scar treatment of any kind (lotions, solutions, or herbal preps) until consulting your surgeon.
  • Implants usually sit high and take some time to adjust. The time frame can be anywhere from 6 weeks to 6 months.

Breast Lift/ Mastopexy

Breast lift is a surgical procedure, which primarily focuses on raising sagging or drooping breasts and gives them a firmer and round look.

There are three types of breast lift procedures:

1.  Periareolar incision: this approach follows the natural areolar shape of the patient and is typically best for someone who has large areolas and minimal sagging or drooping that needs correction.

2.  Vertical breast reduction Incision: This approach goes the same as the Periareolar incision but also extends down from the areola, thus providing a more significant lift for moderate drooping.

3.  Inverted T-Shape Incision: this approach follows the same way as both of the above-mentioned incisions with an additional incision within the breast fold.

  

The Procedure

It involves four steps:

1. Restoring nipple-areolar complex in its areolar complex

2. Adjust the breast according to the desired size

3. Giving it the desired shape

4. Removal of extra skin

This surgery is performed using general anesthesia, and an incision will be made according to the approaches mentioned above as desired by the patient. The surgeon will lift and reshape breasts. After removing the extra skin for a firmer appearance, the incisions are sutured with skin adhesives, sutures or surgical tape.

Complications

Just like breast augmentation, it has very rare chances of complications. Some of the complications are:

  • Bleeding 
  • Infection
  • Blood clots
  • Uneven breasts
  • Blood or fluid collection in the breasts
  • Blood clots
  • Scarring

Scarring may be a drawback of any surgery. However, scarring doesn’t persist for a long time as it fades away with time and becomes inconspicuous with the use of “doctor approved” scar creams/gels.

Post-operation Recovery

Full recovery times varies from individual to individual according to their body’s wound healing properties.

All the instructions given are just the same as that of breast augmentation procedure.

As there are long incisions, scar fading can take some extra amount of time, but the rest of the instructions are the same.

 

A breast lift and Breast Augmentation can be done together to achieve more appealing results.

 

 

Liposuction

Liposuction is a surgical procedure in which localized fatty tissue is removed from the abdomen. It is a very suitable procedure for people wishing to remove localized or stubborn fat deposits around the abdomen.

The procedure

Liposuction is a surgical procedure performed under local anesthesia. In this process, small incisions are made close to the fat deposits, and a cannula is inserted into the incisions to break up the fatty tissue and remove the dislodged fat by a medical vacuum. The incision is closed using dissolvable sutures.

Possible Complications

  • Temporary loss of sensation in the surgical area
  • Persistent swelling
  • Seroma (temporary fluid pouches)
  • The fat that has been removed may leave some irregularities,
  • Infection, or damage to nerve tissue
  • Fat embolism (trapped fat in blood circulation)

Scarring

Scarring rule goes the same as mentioned above. Although the time frame varies from person to person, it eventually fades away and becomes unobtrusive.

Post-Operative Recovery

  • Generally, this procedure has a quick recovery.
  • Medicines and other preventive infection measures are prescribed. 
  • The patient is suggested to have a family member or friend by their side as the patient needs support while getting out of the bed or walking for the first two days.
  • Driving is forbidden because medication involves Tylenol, which may make you sleepy.
  • Compression garments are advised to support the new contours of the body and let them adjust according to the body’s natural anatomy.
  • The patient is discouraged from doing any heavy lifting/ exercises up to 4 weeks and can continue their regimen after being cleared by their doctor. 
  • Incision site should be cleaned with a specific solution provided by your doctor to avoid the risk of infections.
  • Keep track of your healthy diet.
  • Some medicines can also result in constipation. Add more fruits in your diet with laxative properties, or you can also seek help from a pharmacy product.

Tummy Tuck

A tummy tuck is a surgical procedure, in which loose skin is excised to give a flatter abdominal wall by tightening the abdominal wall. This procedure is best for mommies who have lost weight and are left with droopy skin or loose postpartum skin in the abdomen area.

The Procedure

The patient receives general anesthesia, and a horizontal incision is marked between the hips along the bikini line. The surgeon then tucks the abdominal wall by excising the loose skin and sewing the rest to itself from the sternum down to the pubic area, tightening the abdominal muscles. The navel is repositioned. Then the incision is closed with dissolvable sutures.

Complications

  • Bruising
  • Swelling
  • Changes in skin sensation
  • Seroma
  • Poor wound healing
  • Fat necrosis
  • Asymmetry 

Scarring

Scarring with tummy tucks will be permanent but should fade away with time. As the incision is made below the bikini line, it is easily concealed under the underwear. So, it is just unnoticeable.

 

Post-operation Recovery

  • Following the operation, the patient is asked to put compression garments to reduce the swelling and support the new contours while it heals and adjusts according to the body. The patient is asked to wear these according to the progression of their recovery. 
  • Bruising, tightness, swelling, and moderate pain are expected after the surgery.
  • The patient is prescribed antibiotics as the risk of infections increases and can cause severe and long term damage to your body.
  •  A solution is prescribed to be applied to the incision area to protect it from any infection at least two times a day for two to three weeks.
  • Avoid heavy exercise, work, alcohol intake, and smoking are prohibited.
  • The patient is advised to rest and one to take two weeks off from work to better aid the healing process.
  • Last but the most powerful, must follow your surgeon’s advice no matter what.
  • Scar treatment can be used after talking to your doctor.
  • Pineapple enzyme is helpful in case of inflammation and reduces bruising.
  • Wear comfortable clothes to avoid burns.

Some pre-operation Instructions 

  • Wash with the solution recommended by your doctor twice daily, and one week before surgery.
  • It is advised to use an anti-bacterial soap like Dial anti-bacterial, starting two weeks prior to surgery.
  • Remove all the hairs in the surgical area.
  • Eat light food for two days before the surgery to avoid constipation due to the medication.
  • Wear loose and comfortable clothing.
  • Tell your surgeon about any illness or medication you are currently taking
  • Avoid smoking two months before your surgery as it affects the lungs and causes complications in operation and post-operation as it increases the risks of Pneumonia.
  • No Nicotine products: Avoid intake of any nicotine products for at least two months before the surgery. NIcotine may interfere with the blood flow and slow down the process of healing and recovery.
  • Stop using Aspirin, naproxen, ibuprofen or other NSAIDs, alcohol, vitamins, and all herbal products because they can cause potential bleeding in your surgery.
  • Avoid sun exposure because higher melanin content can slow down your healing process.
  • Do not drink anything (including water) after midnight, the day before surgery.
  • Avoid creams and lotions on your skin during surgery.

 

If you’re interested in more information about Mommy Makeovers, please contact our office at 248-735-3800. 

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10 Reasons To Make HydraFacial Part of Your Skincare

Posted on August 26, 2019 by:

Our skin, being the largest organ of our body, acts as a filter to protect our other body organs and also helps in regulating body temperature. Our skin is in a constant growing state, where new cells are forming and old cells are dying. There is a huge impact of where we live and what we eat on our skin. If your skin is healthy, it can easily heal faster, prevent itself from clogged pores, blackheads and acne and can fight signs of aging.

Proper skin care is not only about looking good, but it’s also about staying healthy and taking skin treatments that are beneficial for the skin. Poor skin care habits can result in wrinkles, acne, sores, and rashes. When your skin is not healthy, it is more susceptible to infections, disease, as well can have permanent scars after an injury. Therefore, proper care is specifically important for people who experience skin problems, such as skin allergies. Thus, it is imperative to include skin treatments in your skincare routine that give instant and permanent results. One, such treatment is Hydrafacial.

10 Reasons Why You Need Hydrafacial

Whether you are 50 years old or 20 years old, your skin deserves to look best. Thus, it is important to follow high-quality skin care, as this can bring a more vibrant and youthful glow to the aging skin, as well as prevent youthful skin from premature aging.

However, sometimes, just prevention of frustrating skin imperfections, such as dark spots, wrinkles and fine lines, is not enough. Now the question arises that what can you do then for reducing wrinkles and spots on the skin and for restoring a youthful glow on your skin?

There are a number of spa and medical treatments with which you can regain healthy and smooth, skin. But, when it comes to finding a treatment that is not only effective but also non-invasive, and gentle, then there a few options. One such treatment is HydraFacial. The difference between Hydrafacial and other treatment is that other treatments only target a specific type of skin problem, for example, dark spots or wrinkles, but HydraFacials helps in correcting almost all imperfections of the skin. Here is a list of 10 reasons that show why it is necessary to have Hydrafacial in your skincare routine.

No. 1: Hydrafacial Provides Immediate Results and Treatment Takes Less time

The best thing about this facial that it does not require any special preparation as other skin treatments. This is because Hydrafacial can be performed promptly. You will be amazed to know the whole procedure hardly takes as little as half-hour, and you can see the results at once. This is why most celebrities prefer to go through this treatment on a particular day to make sure that their skin glows in front of the camera.

Basically, HydraFacial is a treatment that takes place in many steps. The goal is to brighten, hydrate, exfoliate and rejuvenate the skin, which improves its overall appearance.  This treatment relies on Vortex, which is the biggest breakthroughs in aesthetic technology. This is the reason why this facial is soothing, non-irritating, refreshing and moisturizing because it combines several different facial treatments. Hydrafacial treatment results are remarkable as it leaves the skin looking healthier, younger and beautiful.

No. 2: HydrafacialProvides Protected and healthy Skin

The facial treatments that most Spa and parlors offer generally focus on improving the existing issues of the skin. However, with HydraFacial, you get the infusion of everything, including antioxidants, moisture, and essential vitamins. Thus, it offers a lot for the skin. Your skin is protected from harmful effects of free radicals and environmental pollution. The moisture from HydraFacial keeps the skin soft and smooth and also increases its elasticity, which ultimately prevents wrinkles and fine lines. The best thing about HydraFacial is that it involves various steps and every step plays a unique role in keeping your skin healthy. Here are four major steps that are included in HydraFacial, offering amazing results.

The first step involves exfoliation and deep cleansing. A solution that has a blend of Alpha Hydroxy acids is applied to the skin, which helps in deep cleaning and exfoliating the skin, at the same time, remove impurities and excess sebum from the skin.
In the second step, dead cells of the skin are removed through the chemical peeling. A mild mixture of salicylic and glycolic acids is softly and gently applied to the skin to remove dead skin cells and also for preparing the skin to absorb restorative nutrients and vital hydration.
The focus is extracting impurities, dry skin, and blackheads in the third step. A specialized solution along with patented vortex suction formulated for acne-prone and oily skin is used, which assists in removing all impurities of the skin, which give your skin a glowing and fresh look.
Finally, in the last step, the goal is to nourish the skin. An antioxidant solution, which is made up of powerful antioxidants and Hyaluronic Acid is infused into the skin. The aids in combatting environmental and free radical damage to the skin cells. Thus, this step is the most important as it not only enhance the tone, texture, and appearance of the skin but also provides ultimate hydration.

No. 3: No Discomfort After Treatment

The best thing about HydraFacial is that it is a 100% painless treatment, thus it can easily be included in your daily care routine. It is imperative to take care of your skin if you are concerned about your physical appearance. This is because if your skin is not healthy, it tends to appear dull and shallow, whereas healthy skin appears vibrant and shiny. Unhealthy and dehydrated skin is more prone to getting wrinkles and can also result in uneven patches all over the face. Besides, unhealthy also loses elasticity, which can make it appear thin and sagging.

Most of the facial treatments have side effects and after being performed, they give your skin an unbearable burning sensation. Thus, you cannot immediately return to your work or do normal activities after the treatment. However, with HydraFacial, the case is entirely different as it is very gentle to your skin. As soon as the treatment is completed, you will not feel any unpleasant reactions or pain. In fact, overall this therapy is relaxing and enjoyable and you can even apply make-up after the facial.

No. 4: Help With Wrinkles And Fine Lines

Even though this statement is completely true that at one point you get wrinkles and fine lines on your skin and also it is not possible to avoid the signs of aging completely, however, it is in your hands to at least prevent premature aging.

With age, your skin cells start to divide, which results in the thinning of the skin. The collagen and elastin which hold your skin, start to loosen, which eventually makes your skin lose its ability to maintain the moisture.

This inevitable and depressing process of aging can be slowed and controlled to some extent. HydraFacial works similar to a chemical peel, as it removes dead cells of the skin and also lifts your skin. This aids in diminishing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.

The best thing about HydraFacial is that rather than using acids to accomplish required outcomes, a water spiral suction is used to achieve the same result. Without causing irritation on the skin, HydraFacial gently diminishes wrinkles on the skin.

No. 5 Lighten Patches And Dark Spots

Usually, ladies suffer from dark spots in their 30s. Another name for this condition is hyperpigmentation. Dark spots are caused because of many reasons such as:

When you suffer from any trauma, this may result in the occurrence of hyperpigmentation.
There are some medicines that are known to cause dark spots. This is because medicines cause an overproduction of melanin, specifically when there is exposure to UV.  For example, tetracyclines
And NSAIDS (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) are the most common drugs that induce melanin.
Fluctuations in hormones due to pregnancy, stopping and starting birth control
Acne breakouts and injuries to the skin can leave pigmented skin marks
Darker skin tone is more prone to dark spots

Hyperpigmentation is also an indication of any existing medical conditions, such as Addison’s disease, Hemochromatosis, pituitary tumors, and liver disease.

Most of the people focus on laser treatments when it comes to lightening dark patches, age spots and sun spots on the skin. However, these treatments have their own disadvantages, including teeth sensitivity and temporary aged-looking skin.

HydraFacial with less downtime and no side effects is a much gentler option for cleaning out impurities, waking up your blood vessels and for hydrating your inner skin. Thus, it is a great alternative to laser treatments, because it lessens the appearance of spots without causing any problem.

No.6 Provides Glowing and Beautiful Complexion

We generally hear that first impressions are very important. This is because, with a first impression, you are able to decide whether or not you would like to become lovers, hire or befriend with the other person.

Here, appearance plays a major role in conveying the essence of your true self. Even though, your hair, your dress and the car you drive come in the notice, but your skin is the most prominent among all.

Your skin tells a lot about you. Healthy and beautiful skin gives the impression of vitality and shows that you care about yourself. However, if your skin does not appear to be healthy, the viewer will draw a conclusion that would not be in your favor.

Your internal health can be easily recognized by the condition of your skin. If your body is malnourished, dehydrated or overtired, your skin will show this through its uneven texture and blotchy coloring.

The aim of HydraFacial is to enhance the complexion and texture of the skin by reducing fine lines and visible pores of the skin. Moreover, it gives you a glowing and brighter complexion without any uncomfortable aftereffects. Therefore, it gives you a perfect looking skin.

No. 7: Helps In Cleaning Up Acne

Acne is the most important symptom of unhealthy skin. There are many reasons that may lead to acne. For example, a buildup of bacteria may result in blemishes, zits, and pimples. Besides, the improper shedding of dead skin and overproduction of oil causes acne. It is mentally devastating when you suffer from acne. The struggle to look good usually affects the self-confidence of the person. Besides, acne can further result in acne scars, which also impacts the personality of the individual.

It does not matter what is your age, acne can affect anyone. To get rid of acne, people start using different chemicals to clear dirt and oil from the skin, without knowing the side effects. The HydraFacial treatment removes the need for any harsh chemical peels and washes. By washing away the impurities and dirt in an effective and gentle manner, HydraFacial helps in clearing up existing acne scars and aids in reducing the chances of acne outbreaks.

No. 8: Aids in Cleaning Out Clogged Pores

Pores can hold and trap oil and dirt, which causes a multitude of problems, such as premature wrinkles, discoloration, and acne. HydraFacial helps in cleaning out clogged pores by using its amazing spiral suction, which slides water beneath the surface of the skin and also lifts impurities and dirt out of your pores, leaving behind a youthful glow, vibrant skin and even tone.

No. 9: Use Hydrafacial to Shrink Enlarged Pores

Your skin pores become large because it carries dirt hiding beneath the surface of the skin. The enlarged pores make your skin appear dull and give uneven complexion. By removing impurities and trapped dirt in the pores, HydraFacial aids in improving skin health, as well as make skin pores smaller, giving an overall smoother appearance.

No. 10: HydrafacialReduces Breakouts Because of Oily Skin

Is your skin oily? With oily skin you are prone to acne breakouts, as well as there is a high risk of clogged pores. However, with the gentle spiral suction of HydraFacial, you can exfoliate and remove oil and dirt from beneath the skin’s surface, which ultimately reduces the chances of blemishes and acne.

Poor skin health means your hygiene is poor, you have an unhealthy lifestyle and gives an impression of apathy. Therefore, it is important to recognize the signs of poor skin health. In this way, you can take steps to make your skin healthy. The signs of poor skin health include clogged pores, dehydrated skin, acne-prone, dry and dull skin, uneven skin and patches all over the skin.

Whether you are a female or male, your skin needs a little extra attention. The HydraFacial treatment will give you smooth, supple and glowing skin by simultaneously hydrating and cleansing tired skin cells, and you can achieve skin results that you always wanted.

Come to Star and receive a hydrafacial from our professional staff to get instant results. Book your appointment today! Call 248-735-3800

ARE MICRONEEDLING TREATMENTS WORTH IT?

Posted on August 5, 2019 by:

 

How Micro-Needling Makes Your Skin Youthful and Radiant?

Every woman wants to have young, glowing and beautiful skin irrespective of her age. As you grow older you have to deal with dull skin, age spots, acne scars, lines, and wrinkles. These skin issues often make you feel depressed and lower your confidence. In this modern era, technological advancement has gifted you several skincare treatments through which you can get back your young and shiny skin once again. Micro-needling is one of the best treatments for skin rejuvenation. This procedure has gained popularity in recent years not only due to its effectiveness and long-lasting effects; but also due to the introduction of the latest FDA Cleared micro-needling device called SkinPen by Bellus Medical.

What is Micro-needling?

Microneedling is a procedure in which fine needles are used for creating several invisible, tiny puncture wounds on your top skin layer. This process is also called collagen induction therapy. This slightly invasive skin treatment is very effective and nearly painless.

What is Micro-needling Used For?

Microneedling is generally used to target

·  age spots or sun spots

·  acne scars

·  fine lines and wrinkles

·  large pores

·  uneven skin tone

·  reduced elasticity of the skin

Microneedling is also used for treating stretch marks in different parts of the body like abdominal area and thighs. This process also treats scarring on certain body parts. However, micro-needling is mainly used to treat facial issues.

How Micro-needling Works?

The primary concept behind the process is creating micro-injuries that in turn stimulate your body’s ability to heal the wound itself naturally. There are three important phases in the process of wound-repair:

·   Inflammation. When skin is pierced, the immune system is triggered for disinfection of the wounds, removal of debris, and enhancement of blood flow. In this way, new tissue is created.

·   Proliferation. The new granulation skin cells rebuild the wounds and a fresh network of blood cells is formed.

·   Remodeling. Newly created blood vessels and dermal tissues replace the wounds.

This turnover of skin cells produce increased elastin and collagen production; consequently preventing and reversing the signs of skin aging. Microneedling is generally done on the face to generate firmer, toned and smooth skin. The procedure does the same job as lasers do. The only difference is that here you injure your skin mechanically whereas laser uses light or heat to achieve the goal.

Micro-needling-The Procedure

Before undergoing this treatment, your skin needs certain preparations. Mostly, the skin under consideration is prepared with a particular formulation that contains vitamins C and A, a month before. In this way, collagen production is pumped in your skin.

Your doctor will perform micro-needling by giving you topical anesthesia. The procedure involves the following steps:

·  The plastic surgeon/ dermatologist/aesthetician will first apply an antiseptic and clean your skin by using a saline solution.

·  He then stretches your skin with hands and with derma-roller/skin pen for about five times in every direction like a horizon, diagonal and vertical.

·  Pinpoint bleeding occurs from the tiny punctures that can be controlled easily.

·  An ice pack or a saline formula is applied to the affected area when the procedure is over.

·  Likewise a serum to enhance collagen is also applied to that area.

 

This procedure is repeated in the coming months as you have to do several sessions for excellent results.

Micro-needling Aftercare Tips

The micro-needling post-care routine is extremely important to follow. Following are a few tips on taking care of your skin after undergoing this treatment:

·  Avoiding Sun Exposure: It is crucial to avoid sun exposure and if you are going out then covering your face is the best option. Never apply any sunblock on your face as the pores of your skin remain open after this procedure. The injurious chemicals containing these sun-blocks quickly penetrate in your skin and can damage it. Use only such products suggested by your micro-needling surgeon.

·  Keeping It Clean: You should clean your skin with a mild cleanser during seventy-two hours after this procedure. Using any harsh product on your skin may also hurt your skin.

·  Avoiding Active Ingredients: Skincare solutions that have active ingredients such as alpha-hydroxy acids, retinol, etc should not be applied since your skin becomes highly sensitive after the procedure.

·  No Makeup: Allow your skin to settle down and recover after the treatment. Do not apply makeup on your skin as chemicals in such products can cause irritability.

·  Collagen Stimulation Needed: Your doctor will prescribe peptides for collagen stimulation after micro-needling. Using them regularly enables your skin to produce more collagen and recover quickly.

·  Drinking Plenty Of Water: When you stay hydrated, your skin recovers faster.

 

Key Benefits of Micro-needling:

Microneedling is quite a painless process that offers numerous amazing benefits. Following area few ways that highlight how this procedure works wonders on the skin:

1. Improves Your Skin’s Texture and Quality Immediately

Microneedling is a one-hour long procedure and for best outcomes, the skin is left with some pinpoint bleeding. The skin remains red and this pin-point bleeding continues for about one day, but thereafter you are going to notice a remarkable improvement immediately in the quality and texture of your skin. This happens when the pin-prick needles promote the production of new collagen and blood vessels in your skin. The two components, elastin, and collagen are mainly responsible for the youthful, plump skin every woman dreams of. When you cross the age of 30, collagen degradation begins naturally and you start noticing slight sagging in your skin. Since the healing process starts soon after the procedure ends, you experience a flawless, soft textured skin.

 

2.  Reduces Deep Wrinkles and Fine Lines

Microneedling has gained popularity among aging treatments. It helps you in looking younger and reduces deep wrinkles and fine lines. What happens is thousands of needles create small pin holes that break into the upper-level dermis and release growth factors for the “repairing” and “healing” from the damage caused. These growth factors are collagen and elastin. Apart from this, millions of blood vessels are formed that supply oxygen, blood, and nutrients directly into your dermis. Consequently, all these changes reduce deep wrinkles, fine lines and also tighten your existing skin, hence making you look fresher and younger than before.

3.  Treats Acne/Cystic Acne

Micro-needling is an amazing acne scar treatment. It not only helps in treating acne but also stops acne. The procedure reduces sebum production, hence making your skin less oily. Blackheads tend to form less often and so acne issues are also resolved. You can get micro-needling done on your skin even if you are facing active breakouts. You have this benefit in micro-needling, unlike other procedures that cannot be carried out if you have active acne; for instance dermaplaning.

4.  Repairs Visible Acne-Scars

Another excellent benefit of micro-needling is that it helps in reducing acne scars that are quite difficult to get rid of. If your body or face has any type of scarring, your body undergoes a natural process called fibrosis. During healing, fibrosis results in everything sticking together, however, beneath your skin, this glue is very strong and pulls your skin down. This results in scarring on your skin surface.

The micro-needling treatment helps in breaking up all the fibrosis underneath your skin. This enables your skin to develop the ability to let go of the tenting and releasing the skin surface. Therefore, you find a smoother and shinier skin than before.

5.  Reverses Hyperpigmentation and Sun Damage

Microneedling also aids in reversing hyperpigmentation, discoloration and sun damage. Hyperpigmentation is referred to as the slight changes occurring in your skin due to inflammation, blackheads, pimples, whiteheads, etc. Mostly any type of skin issue can change the color of the underlying skin that does not match with the surrounding skin. Thus, your skin looks uneven and blotchy.

What micro-needling does is; it results in increased expression of matrix metalloproteinases that curbs hyperpigmentation. You should combine vitamin c serum with micro-needling to aid the healing process as vitamin c plays a key role in balancing melanin levels also.

Microneedling is given preference over hyperpigmentation laser treatments, especially for dark-colored skin. This is because when lasers are used, some women may have the worst pigmentation as a reaction, and microneedling does not have this issue.​

6.  Improves Skin Absorption

Mostly it happens that your skin does not absorb skincare products which you apply on your body or face because of clogged pores. This affects the effectiveness of the product. Microneedlinghelps any topical medicine in penetrating your skin quite effectively, hence offering you to get fully benefitted of its ingredients. It creates micro-holes, which causes your skin to absorb quickly whatever you apply on it.

 

7.  Helps Aging Skin

As you grow older, your skin loses its elasticity and sags due to low production of collagen and elastin. Microneedling tightens loose skin by enhancing the production of collagen and elastin, hence making your skin firmer, plump, softer, younger and healthier.

8.  Shrinks Pores

Microneedlingshrinks your skin pores rather than increasing their size. You may think that piercing hundreds of micro holes in your skin can enlarge your pores but that is a wrong concept. As micro-needling stimulates the collagen around and in your pores, it makes them plump and shrunken.

9.  Reduces Blackheads

Women with issues like hormonal acne or PCOS suffer from blackheads. Microneedling comes to rescue in this situation. Thousands of needles pierced in this procedure liberate and reduce blackheads considerably, especially from your nose. ​Although the reduction in blackheads does not last forever; but you are relieved for at least three to four weeks. This problem can be further minimized through proper aftercare and persistent usage of vitamin c serum.

10. Exfoliates Skin

Microneedling is such skincare treatment that mechanically disrupts the epidermis, hence resulting in exfoliation. What exfoliation does is it removes the upper surface of your epidermis. In this way, the dead skin cells living on this epidermis are removed. Your skin looks smooth and fresh instantly.

11. Microneedling-For Whole Body

Another crucial benefit of micro-needling is that this skincare treatment is not exclusively for the face but your entire body. Any area of your skin can be repaired with the procedure; especially areas that have stretch marks or other acne scars, like your chest, legs, butt, and back. Around five to six sittings make a visible difference in such problem areas.

12. Stimulates Dormant Hair Follicles

 

Microneedling is also done over your scalp to treat baldness caused by alopecia. It stimulates your dormant hair follicles and improves blood circulation in the scalp, causing new hair growth. Derma-rollers are prescribed to use at home to the patients who use minoxidil solution for better hair growth.

Types of Devices Used For Microneedling

Microneedling is done by a trained dermatologist, aesthetician, or plastic surgeon with the help of two principal devices; namely dermarollers and the Bellus Medical Skinpen.

·   Dermarollers: They appear to be a small paint roller having numerous tiny needles which are rolled over your skin surface gently in different directions to accomplish the effect. You can use derma roller at home; however it is unsafe and risky if you have little knowledge about its proper usage and aftercare, and you may cause injury to your skin.

·   Skinpen is an automated device that looks like a pen. Skin pen uses disposable needles and their length can be adjusted for resurfacing as per the requirement. It has a rechargeable battery with it and can be operated in both high and low-speed modes.

Why Skin Pen is Preferred Over Dermarollers?

A thorough study reveals that the skin response for collagen production that repairs scars and fine lines, is more effective with a professional Skinpen as compared to dermaroller. The biggest difference between the two devices is that with Skinpen, your skin surface is punctured vertically by the needles, whereas dermaroller needles do not penetrate your skin vertically. This means a dermaroller needle enters and exits the surface of the skin at a certain angle. This angle can make tears in your skin, hence creating a bigger micro-channel than required, which then leads to scarring. You can customize skin pen according to your specific requirements with needles, which you can adjust to varying depths. This device can also easily glides over your skin and gives you consistent results.

Apart from this, Skinpen is reusable and can be used on different patients since the needles of the device are disposable. Needles are safe to use, less painful and highly convenient for treating narrow areas like nose, around lips and eyes without causing damage to the adjoining skin. Skinpen makes the micro-needling procedure more economical since you need not buy a new device every time. With Skinpen you also overcome the problems of application of varying pressure and the achievement of desired penetration depth.

Other Facts about micro-needling

·   It is effective in treating all skin types; dark to fair.

·   Microneedling with skin pen takes about thirty minutes, and the results are usually visible after three treatments.

·   Microneedling treatment costs less compared to other alternatives.

It is a safe procedure for people whose overall health is good. However, people using any acne medications or women during pregnancy should avoid this treatment.

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Build Muscle And Blast Away Fat With EMSCULPT!

Posted on June 24, 2019 by:

If your anything like me then you are always busy, and sometimes that could mean neglecting things such as working out. Let’s face it, you work so hard all day and when you get home you just want to eat dinner and binge Netflix.   Going to the gym that is at least 1 hour and 30 minutes. What if you could do 20,000 crunches on your 30-minute lunch break? With the launch of EMSCULPT that is now possible.

 

So what is EMSCULPT?

 

Emsculpt is a revolutionary body contouring treatment that simultaneously burns fat and builds muscle. It’s the only non-invasive, FDA-approved treatment that offers this duality.

As a result, Emsculpt can strengthen, tone, and firm the abdomen and buttocks in a way that’s not possible with exercise or other procedures.

EMSCUPLT is a NON INVASIVE procedure meaning there is no downtime at all!

What is an EMSCULPT treatment like?

Four treatments sessions are scheduled 2-3 days apart and last 30 minutes each. Through a paddle-shaped applicator, Emsculpt delivers electromagnetic energy to abdominal and gluteal muscles. In doing so, the treatment produces extremely powerful muscle contractions.

Some people say the procedure feels like an intense workout as you relax while lying down. During treatments, you will experience 20,000 contractions over 30 minutes. These contractions are involuntary, we cannot achieve these on our own (this is like doing 20,000 crunches in 30 minutes). Results are seen 2-4 weeks after the last session with optimal results improving several weeks following the last session. The ideal candidate is close to an ideal weight and is physically active, but wants more defined abs or a higher and rounder butt.

According to the website RealSelf.com, 87% of those that had EMSCULPT treatments say it’s “WORTH IT.”

Results from clinical studies show:

  • a 19% fat reduction
  • 16% increase in muscle mass,
  • an average of 1.5-inch loss in waistline circumference
  • 80% of patients reported a visible lift of buttocks
  • an overall 96% patient satisfaction.

 

This treatment is most optimal for patients who are in overall good health, physically active, are 30 BMI or under, and want to enhance where their regular exercise program plateaus.

If you’re wanting stronger and longer endurance during workouts, added core strength, better posture and experience released endorphins EMSCULPT is the procedure for you.

EMSCULPT BEFORE AND AFTER

Call today to see if you’re a candidate for EMSCULPT! 248-735-3800

Carrie Underwood Suffers Facial Trauma

Posted on January 3, 2018 by:

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Carrie Underwood via Instagram

Country music superstar and American Idol winner Carrie Underwood slipped and fell in November, breaking her wrist. However, it wasn’t until this weekend that she revealed that she also had some facial damage.  She sent a note to her fan club, discussing her hesitation to talk about her facial injuries until now.

“There is also another part of the story that I haven’t been able to talk about, since I still have been living it and there has been much uncertainty as to how things will end up. It’s crazy how a freak random accident can change your life. In addition to breaking my wrist, I somehow managed to injure my face as well. I’ll spare you the gruesome details, but when I came out of surgery the night of my fall, the doctor told (my husband) Mike that he had put between 40 and 50 stitches in. Now, here we are 7 weeks later, and even though I’ve had the best people helping me, I’m still healing and not quite looking the same. I honestly don’t know how things are going to end up but I do know this: I am grateful.”

Carrie Underwood, in her own words, hints at the fear and crisis of confidence that can come from a facial injury. This would be true of anyone – whether you are one of People Magazine’s “Most Beautiful” like Carrie Underwood or any John or Jane Doe walking down the street.

Cosmetic surgery is not just for “problem areas” or weight struggles. It can be an effective tool for reconstruction and repairing an injury from a freak accident. At Star Plastic Surgery, some of our most rewarding work has involved helping people recover from such injuries. If you are experiencing a crisis in confidence due to a car accident, a freak injury or a slip and fall, we can help restore your confidence. Give us a call today.

Make Me A Princess: The Rise of Meghan Markle Plastic Surgery

Posted on December 13, 2017 by:

Last month, actress Meghan Markle broke the Internet with news of her engagement to Prince Harry. Some recognized Markle from her role as Rachel Zane on the USA Network show “Suits.” Once it was announced that she will marry into the British Royal Family, interest in Meghan and her radiant “Markle Sparkle” skyrocketed.

Cosmetic surgeons worldwide have been flooded with requests from patients to look like Meghan Markle. Many women want the future Dutchess of Sussex’s nose, which has been described as including “a pointed tip, narrow middle vault, and slight dorsal hump” that is visible from Markle’s profile, but not from straight on.

Meghan Markle Cosmetic Surgery

This isn’t the first time we’ve seen celebrities inspire cosmetic surgeries. This was the case with Kim Kardashian and her siblings, as well as Kate Middleton’s sister Pippa.The “Pippa Butt Lift” was a popular request in 2011. Every time there is a royal wedding, interest in the family spikes and so do cosmetic surgery procedures.

Meghan Markle is a beautiful woman with a unique girl-next-door quality. It’s important to remember, however, that a celebrity’s features won’t be the right fit for every face or body. At Star Plastic Surgery, we pride ourselves on individualized plans and procedures for each one of our patients. Schedule a free consultation with us today to meet with one of our board certified cosmetic plastic surgeons in Novi, Michigan. You’ll look like a princess and you’ll be treated like royalty.

Plastic Surgery Center: Why Don’t All Surgeons Use Hospitals?

Posted on May 12, 2017 by:

Question: Why do some surgeons use a plastic surgery center instead of the hospital?

Answer: Because not all Plastic Surgeons are Board Certified in Plastic Surgery!

A few things to keep in mind when looking for a Plastic Surgeon.

All plastic surgeons are not alike. Plastic surgeons certified by the American Society of Plastic Surgery (ASPS) are uniquely qualified and specially trained. They have been proven to provide the best patient care and have the lowest rates of complications.

Do not assume that all doctors who claim to be “board certified” have the same training. Be sure that your doctor is certified by the American Society of Plastic Surgery.

Don’t hesitate to ask if the surgeon has hospital privileges.

This is important because hospitals do background checks. If they don’t have hospital privileges, that is a red flag. The hospital has balances and checks on the doctors who operate in their facilities. They know what a doctor’s credentials are and if they are qualified to be performing the surgery you are receiving. Also, if there is a complication, it is important to have a place to take a patient. Often times when doing a surgery in an outpatient setting, there’s nowhere to take a patient if you can’t admit them to a hospital. Safety first.

Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue is Misleading

Posted on February 17, 2017 by:

It’s that time of year again. The annual Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue is coming out and that means many men will be ogling the photos of the half naked swimsuit models. They aren’t the only ones. Many women will be too.
Women look at the photos, beginning with Kate Upton who graces the cover yet again, and hold these bikini babes to a standard. They want to look exactly like them. They see no blemishes, no wrinkles, no stretchmarks. However, all of these photos are airbrushed with the latest technology to make these women look flawless.
Yes, the Sports Illustrated models are beautiful, but they’re not perfect. No woman is flawless, but at Star Plastic Surgery we want you to get that look that will make you happy. We can’t airbrush you, but we our team of board-certified surgeons can help you get that look you dream of. Call today to schedule your consultation and you’ll be one more step closer to discovering your new self.

The New Celeb View on Plastic Surgery

Posted on January 30, 2017 by:

There’s a lot of pressure that comes along with being a Hollywood celebrity and that can mean feeling the need to look great for photos and interviews, as well as on your TV show or in movies.

Former child star Jodie Sweetin, who played Stephanie Tanner on “Full House” is no different. This child actor is all grown up now in her early 30s and is once again a star — this time on the reprisal of the 1980s hit. Sweetin plays Stephanie on the Netflix show “Fuller House” and it’s pretty obvious to anyone watching that she’s a beautiful adult now.

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Sweetin has spoken out publicly about her positive experience with cosmetic surgery. From before and after photos, it would appear likely that Sweetin had breast augmentation, which is among the most common procedures many Hollywood celebrities have had. Comparing her breasts before and after plastic surgery, it’s clear they look bigger and firmer than previously. There have been rumors that Sweetin had a tummy tuck procedure to improve her figure.

Many Hollywood celebs deny they had plastic surgery, but younger stars find no problem publicly discussing their positive experience with cosmetic surgery. Countless women proclaim an overall improvement after they’ve had cosmetic surgery procedures.

Call Star Plastic Surgery today and ask out our 2 for 1 promotion. You’ll love your new look in the new year!

Kaley Cuoco is a Big Fan of Plastic Surgery

Posted on November 21, 2016 by:

We love Kaley Cuoco of The Big Bang Theory!!! What did Kaley have to say about Plastic Surgery?
“Years ago I had my nose done,” Cuoco shared openly. “And my boobs — best thing I ever did. Recently, I had a filler in a line in my neck I’ve had since I was 12. As much as you want to love your inner self… I’m sorry, you also want to look good.”

Fox News reports that “Kaley Cuoco has nothing to hide when it comes to her past cosmetic surgery or the future of her love life.”

“The Big Bang Theory” star recently sat down with Women’s Health magazine for their December 2016 issue, where she got very candid about having plastic surgery throughout her career.

“Years ago I had my nose done,” Cuoco shared openly. “And my boobs — best thing I ever did. Recently, I had a filler in a line in my neck I’ve had since I was 12. As much as you want to love your inner self… I’m sorry, you also want to look good.”

“I don’t think you should do it for a man or anyone else,” she added. “But if it makes you feel confident, that’s amazing.”

Kaley Cuoco

However, there’s no cosmetic surgery needed when it comes to Cuoco’s super fit physique. Her toned abs are a result of hard work, which she said also doubled as an outlet for her emotional distress following her split from ex-husband Ryan Sweeting last year.

“I’ve cried numerous times in yoga,” she admitted. “The best part is, I’m sweating so bad no one can tell.”

When she wasn’t getting choked up during CorePower Yoga, Cuoco was spending her time on cathartic, therapeutic horse rides on her ranch in Simi Valley, California.

“For a month straight I would talk to my horse and just bawl,” she recalled. “Finally, I went out and the crying didn’t come. I was like, I think I actually got through this.”

It was her love of horses and riding that led her on a seemingly-destined path to her current boyfriend, professional equestrian Karl Cook.

“Literally, we bumped arms at a horse show,” she shared. “We each said, ‘Oh, I’m sorry’ — and everything changed. I looked at him, and he looked at me.”

Despite having questioned whether or not she would ever be able to love again after her divorce, Cuoco says her relationship has once again established her faith in “the sanctity of marriage,” and she would “absolutely” consider tying the knot sometime in the near future. Furthermore, she’s even thinking about the possibility of starting a family, explaining, “I’m meant to be a mom.”

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