Options for Rejuvenating the Neck

Neck Surgery MCS

The neck is an area that is often overlooked during many skincare routines. Premature aging is often noticeable in that area, especially if the facial area has been kept youthful and smooth with fillers and botox.

Loss of contour in the face and neck is due to a variety of factors. As we age, wrinkles appear as the skin becomes loose. Weight gain can cause fat to accumulate under the chin, and vertical neck bands will form from contracting these muscles. Sun exposure, genetics, gravity, environmental conditions, and stress also play a part in a sagging neckline.

Although surgery was traditionally the only way to rejuvenate the neck, these days, less-invasive options exist. It’s now easier than ever to improve the neck’s appearance and treat the signs of aging. Read on to learn how to rejuvenate the neck area beyond cosmetic surgery.

Topical Products

It is never too early to treat signs of aging, and topical products make up the first line of defense. Skin will look older when it is dry and not properly moisturized, and dull from the lack of exfoliating. Maintaining a consistent skincare routine and applying quality products is essential to prevent premature aging of the face and neck. Choose products that contain growth factors to help repair and rebuild the skin’s integrity. Also, use products with peptides, antioxidants, and vitamins to keep your skin healthy and vibrant. Always apply sunscreen daily to prevent sun damage and premature aging of the neck.

Botox

Botox is an effective way to treat early muscular changes in the neck. Many people like this option because it provides them with noticeable results, no surgery, and no recovery time.

When Botox is injected into the neck muscle, it can help the appearance of lines around the neck look less conspicuous. Botox also softens the look of tight platysmal bands. Platysmal bands are two strips of muscles that start at the base of your neck and run up the sides of your neck to the jaw, into the area where frown lines are prominent. Platysma banding is also known as a “turkey neck”, which is more common in women than men. When Botox is injected into these bands, it tightens the lax muscles.

Injections take about 10 minutes and are typically recommended 3 or 4 times per year. Results from a Botox neck lift can last up to 4 months and, when maintained, can provide long-term anti-aging benefits.

Laser Resurfacing

Another great option that doesn’t involve surgery is lasers. Laser resurfacing is ideal for neck skin that is wrinkled from long term sun exposure and aging. It uses the energy from an intense beam of light to ‘wound’ thin layers of skin. As this resurfaced area heals, smoother, and tighter skin forms.

CO2 Laser Resurfacing is a treatment that can be used on the neck, chest, and hands to minimize wrinkles, sun damage, and age spots. CO2 laser resurfacing can effectively improve the skin texture, fine lines, wrinkles, sun damage, and overall tissue slackening.

Each treatment is tailored to the specific needs of the patient. The whole face can be resurfaced in approximately 15 minutes using a topical anesthetic and a cold air chiller.

Cosmetic Surgery

Not everyone who is unhappy with the appearance of their neck needs neck lift surgery. If the concern is excess fat under the chin, this can be taken care of with a liposuction procedure. However, if there are loose, excess skin and muscle banding in the neck, then a neck lift may be the most appropriate choice.

A neck lift, or lower rhytidectomy, is a surgical procedure that reduces the visible signs of aging in the jawline and neck. A neck lift procedure will improve the appearance of loose, sagging skin under the jawline and restore a youthful contour.

A neck-lift remains the best bet for a striking, lasting fix. During a surgical lower face and neck lift, the muscles of the lower face and neck are tightened, and the skin is redraped and sutured in place. The recovery time for a lower face and neck lift is typically two weeks.

Would you like to learn more about neck rejuvenation? The Marvel team can help you find the perfect procedure for you. Contact us today at 615-538-0399 to schedule your free consultation!

Skincare Tips for Winter

Skincare MCS

Winter weather is undoubtedly harsher on our skin than warmer seasons, yet many people don’t think to switch up their skincare routine. Cold air, low humidity, and blistering winds each create uncomfortably dry skin or skin that is itchy, red, and irritated. During colder seasons, our skin needs much more help to stay hydrated.

This winter, combat dry winter skin with a few simple skincare tips. After all, retaining your skin’s natural moisture means maintaining your youthful glow all year long.

Water

Many people don’t drink enough water throughout the day, and when it’s cold outside, it’s much easier to forget this step. Since weather with low humidity is most likely to strip skin of moisture, staying hydrated is vital. Sipping water slowly throughout the day rather than gulping it all at once will help the skin stay hydrated. If cold water isn’t doing it for you, drinking tea is also a great way to keep hydrated. Sip on warm teas with natural ginger or lemon.

Cleanse

You may need to switch your summer cleanser for a more effective winter one. In the winter, cleansers with harsh chemicals will feel much more damaging than nourishing. Avoid products with alcohol and added fragrances, as they can strip away natural oils and create dry, cracked skin. Look for products specifically labeled “fragrance-free,” because products simply marked “unscented” may actually contain some fragrance. Instead, choose a cream-based cleanser that will help lock moisture in.

Exfoliate

When winter weather creates dry, itchy skin, exfoliating is probably the last thing on your mind. However, but there are many benefits to exfoliating the skin during the winter. Not only does it slough off dry, dead skin cells, but it also helps regenerate new skin cells. The key is to use a gentle exfoliator that is also very moisturizing and won’t strip moisture from the skin. Add this to your skincare routine once or twice a week at night. After completing this step, slather your skin in a rich moisturizer.

Shower

In the winter, nothing feels better than taking a hot shower or bath. However, hot water not only dehydrates you, but it may also strip away the necessary oils from your body. Hot water evaporates fast, and if the skin is not moisturized quickly, it may crack. Cracks in the skin expose the nerves to air. This can result in what feels like a thousand paper cuts and eczema, or winter’s itch.

If you do indulge in a hot shower or bath, keep your bathroom door closed, and after you dry your body off, moisturize generously.

Also, avoid using excessively hot water to wash your hands. Washing your hands in warm water and might be less irritating to the skin. Always moisturize after washing hands with soap.

Moisturize

We’ve already stated many times to moisturize, but this step is crucial for keeping skin hydrated throughout the winter. Apply a very thick moisturizer as soon as you get out of the bath or shower and then one more time per day to help keep your skin feeling nice and smooth. You can also layer oil on your face and body before applying your cream-based moisturizer to really lock in the hydration.

Avoid the most significant mistake people make hydrating during the winter, which is choosing a lotion instead of a cream. Lotions usually come in pumps, so they’re not as thick, and they’re not as moisturizing. With dry skin, it’s important to use thicker creams or balms, which come in jars or ointments.

Sunscreen

In the summer, you may automatically reach for sunscreen, but most people don’t think to apply it during the winter. Harmful UV rays can still permeate clouds during the darker, dreary days and cause damage. Sunscreen is essential to shield from those harmful UV rays. Choose a sunscreen with at least SPF 30 protection and make sure to cover all the exposed areas of your body.

Would you like help to maintain your skin this winter? The Marvel team can help you find the best products or treatments for your skin. Contact us today at 615-538-0399!

Non-Surgical In-Office Treatments with Quick Results

These days, both women and men are choosing non-surgical treatments that offer quick, sometimes immediate, results. The benefit of these non-surgical procedures is that they are done in-office. They allow people to skip a long recovery time and eliminate the risk of complications sometimes associated with surgery.

From lasers to injectables to non-surgical facelifts, there are now a plethora of cutting edge options designed to make you appear refreshed, tightened, and years younger than you are

Below we’ll highlight some fantastic non-surgical procedures you can do in-office with quick results so you can continue to look your best!

Facial Treatments

Regular facial treatments will improve the tone, texture, and clarity of your skin. With consistent maintenance, your skin will appear younger and healthier, making you seem more youthful. There are several facial treatments designed to renew and revitalize your skin with minimal downtime.

Corrective facials, microdermabrasion, dermaplaning, and peels all provide immediate and long-lasting results.  Consistent treatments will reduce age spots, freckles, and hyperpigmentation (including melasma). They will also soften lines and wrinkles, clear up acne, reduce or phase out acne scars, and stimulate the production of collagen for firmer, more youthful skin. 

In-office facial treatments vary from 30 minutes to 90 minutes, and the results are noticeable immediately

Injectables & Dermal Fillers

Men and women can use injectables and dermal fillers to look younger without the downtime or cost of invasive surgery. Injectables and dermal fillers lessen the effects of aging by restoring lost volume, smoothing out wrinkles, plumping flat lips, and correcting hollowed out skin areas.

There are two types of injectables. One works by relaxing facial muscles such as Botox or Dysport, and the other works by plumping up wrinkles or folds, such as Juvederm or Restylane. Both treatments are done in-office and offer almost immediate results.

Non-Surgical Facelift

A non-surgical facelift is a combination of minimally invasive and non-surgical procedures designed to rejuvenate and refresh the appearance of the face. This procedure does not require large incisions, general anesthesia, or overnight hospitalization. Patients are usually in and out of the office quickly, enjoy little post-op discomfort, and minimal recovery time. The results from a non-surgical facelift are significant, as it fills furrows and wrinkles, provides a lifting effect in the face and breasts area, and corrects atrophic scars.

Marvel Cosmetic Surgery performs a less invasive facelift using Adivive™ fat transfer system. This technique uses the body’s existing stem cells (found in fat tissues) to help regenerate tissues.  This procedure provides a more predictable outcome, and harvesting your fat can be more cost-effective than using some types of synthetic fillers. It offers quick, lasting results without invasive surgery or long recovery time.

Laser Treatments

Laser treatments improve the skin’s tone, texture, and appearance. And with all the advancements in laser technology, surgeons are now able to perform a variety of procedures in a minimally invasive way with incredible results. 

Laser treatments are done in-office in as little as a 20-minute session. Afterward, patients immediately notice results, such as a youthful glow, softer skin, and reduced pore size. Routine treatments can produce lasting results and keep your skin looking youthful and healthy.

Would you like to enhance your appearance and see results quickly? The Marvel team can help you find the best procedure for you and your schedule. Contact us today at 615-538-0399 to schedule your free consultation!

Tummy Tuck Transformation

Tummy Tuck

We all strive to look our best, yet sometimes, despite hard work, the body we want still isn’t ours. Pregnancy, hormones, and genetics all play a part in how our body looks and changes over time. But today, aging gracefully is achievable and more accessible than ever.

Many people turn to cosmetic surgery to sculpt the body they want, especially when their best efforts aren’t working. If sit-ups are not transforming your stomach or if you have extra flab or excess skin that doesn’t respond to diet or exercise, a tummy tuck might be the next step.  

While fat reduction treatments are becoming popular, they simply won’t give you the dramatic effect and transformation of a tummy tuck. A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, is a surgery that removes extra fat and skin. It also flattens the abdomen and tightens muscles in the abdominal wall.

There are two types of procedures, a mini tummy tuck, and a full tummy tuck. Below we will explain each one and help you decide if you are an ideal candidate for this transformative surgery.

Mini Tummy Tuck

A mini tummy tuck is a surgical procedure that flattens the look of the belly below the belly button. A single incision is made just above the pubic mound, and then your cosmetic surgeon will tighten loose muscles and remove excess skin to achieve a smooth and flat abdominal wall.

If you are mainly concerned with a “pooch” or loose skin and stretch marks below the belly button, a mini-tummy tuck may be a good option for you. The benefits of a mini-tummy tuck include a shorter, less involved procedure, a quicker recovery time, and a flat lower abdomen.

However, if your concerns extend above the belly button as well, you may need to consider a full tummy tuck.

Full Tummy Tuck

A full tummy tuck is a surgical procedure that reduces excess fat and skin from the waist. In most cases, it can also restore weak or separated muscles to create a smoother and firmer abdominal profile. A horizontal or U-shaped incision is made above the pubic mound, then your cosmetic surgeon will remove excess skin and tighten the abdominal muscles. In some cases, a second incision is done around the navel to address excess skin above the belly button.

If you are concerned with roundness or excess skin folds above and below your belly button, a full tummy tuck may be right for you. The scar from a full tummy tuck will typically run from hip bone to hip bone, but can usually be hidden beneath a swimsuit bottom. Benefits of a full tummy tuck include a flatter, smoother abdomen, and the reduced appearance of stretch marks.

Best Candidates For a Tummy Tuck

Tummy tucks can help anyone whose body has undergone dramatic changes from weight loss or pregnancy. A tummy tuck is suitable for women and men who are in good health or those who were once obese and still have excess fat deposits or loose skin around the belly.

Women who have experienced one or several pregnancies may find this procedure helpful for tightening abdominal muscles and reducing loose skin.

Is A Tummy Tuck Right For You?

Before undergoing a tummy tuck, patients should consider whether they can achieve the results they want with diet and exercise or with a less invasive procedure. Some transformations, however, will only be attainable through a tummy tuck.

Although the results of a tummy tuck are technically permanent, your transformation can be impacted by significant fluctuations in weight. Individuals who are planning substantial weight loss, or women are considering future pregnancies are advised to postpone this procedure. During surgery, vertical muscles are tightened, and future pregnancies can separate those muscles.

It’s also important to remember that tummy tuck surgery is not a substitute for weight loss or an appropriate exercise program for a flat stomach.

Are you considering a tummy tuck? The Marvel team can help you find the correct procedure for you. Every patient of ours is offered a complimentary consultation before they undergo any procedure.

Contact us today at 615-538-0399 to schedule your free consultation!

Male Breast Reduction: Men Can Have Boobs Too!

Who can forget the iconic Seinfeld episode when Kramer invents “the Bro,” a supportive undergarment for men with enlarged breasts? He tries to help George’s father, Frank Costanza, deal with the discomfort of his “man boobs” by designing the man’s version of a bra. Unfortunately, Kramer and Frank can’t sell their idea, and it never takes off.

That plot in the Seinfeld episode is full of one-liners and goofy situations, which makes for funny television.

But for those men who suffer in real life from enlarged breasts, they’re not laughing.

In fact, “man boobs” will affect at least 30% of males in their lifetimes, according to the National Center for Biotechnology Information. This condition’s official name is gynecomastia. Those who suffer from it experience anxiety, psychosocial discomfort, and fear of breast cancer.

Treating gynecomastia becomes paramount to give patients overall health, wellbeing, and peace of mind. A male breast reduction procedure uses a combination of liposuction and direct excision to reduce the fat and glandular tissue from the breast area, producing a natural, more masculine chest.

What to Expect With Male Breast Reduction

The male breast reduction surgery requires general or local anesthesia — depending on the extent of your reduction — and is done on an outpatient basis. Once the excess tissue is reduced, you will be left with a flatter, firmer chest contour. The procedure is both effective and long-lasting in getting rid of your “man boobs.”

Male breast reduction side effects include swelling and discomfort following surgery, which can be controlled with prescription pain medication. You’ll be given an elastic pressure garment that you’ll need to wear for about two weeks following surgery to help reduce the swelling. Once your stitches are reduced (after two weeks), you can resume normal activities. However, strenuous exercise, sexual activity, or anything else that may risk a blow to the chest should be avoided. 

Male breast reduction surgery may be right for you if:

  • You are healthy
  • Your weight is stable and relatively normal
  • Your breast development has stabilized
  • You have realistic expectations

Schedule Your Consultation for Male Breast Reduction

Don’t suffer any longer with “man boobs”! The condition isn’t funny, and we can help you get the chest you want to see when you look in the mirror. Male breast reduction surgery works, making you more confident at the beach, in the locker room, or in the bedroom.

For more information on gynecomastia surgery, call us at 615-610-7274 or contact us today to schedule a consultation.

 

Three Key Things to Know About Butt Augmentation

Butt Augmentation

If you’d like to improve the appearance of your backside, a buttock augmentation is a popular choice.

As you research this procedure, consider these three key things to know about butt augmentation.

  1. Options for a Butt Augmentation

We offer two options for butt augmentation. Both are safe and effective, but our team can help advise you on which one will best suit your unique situation and help achieve your goals.

  • Brazilian Butt Lift – A procedure that does not require implants but uses fat from other areas of your body. During this procedure, the doctor transfers your body fat to lift the buttocks and create your desired shape.

    In general, you are a good candidate for a Brazilian Butt Lift if:

    • You want a buttock augmentation without implants
    • You have adequate fat stores in other areas to harvest for injection into the buttocks
    • You are willing and able to avoid sitting directly on your buttocks for several weeks
  • Butt Implants – This procedure starts with the creation of a well-hidden incision, typically in the center of the buttocks crease (the sacrum). A pocket is then formed above, below, or within the gluteal muscle. One of our surgeons then carefully places the implant within the pocket before completing the procedure by closing the incision with sutures.

    In general, you are a good candidate for butt implants if:

  • You want to increase the fullness, roundness, and projection of your buttocks.
  • You want to improve the balance of your figure.
  • You are willing and able to avoid sitting directly on your buttocks for several weeks.
  1. Your Shape Will Change

Even though butt implants produce immediate results, a Brazilian Butt Lift will take six months to a year for the fat transfers to settle.

Also, keep in mind that changes in weight could also affect your butt’s appearance and shape. It’s best to be at your goal weight before getting a Brazilian Butt Lift.

  1. Be Prepared for Post-Procedure Downtime

Recovery for either procedure is important and time-intensive. Even though you may be up and walking within a couple of days after a butt augmentation procedure, you will not be allowed to put any pressure on the buttocks for several weeks. This makes sitting, lying, and sleeping challenging.

During recovery, expect these restrictions:

  • You will not be allowed to sit or lie directly on your buttocks for at least 8 weeks after surgery. You will need to sleep on your stomach or side.
  • You will be given a compression garment to treat the areas where the liposuction was performed. You will need to wear this garment for at least 8 weeks after surgery.
  • Most patients will be allowed to resume all normal activities 8 weeks after surgery.
  • Even after the first 8 weeks of recovery, patients should still avoid sitting for prolonged periods of time and should use a cushion when sitting.
  • Be patient. After surgery, you’ll see a lot of bruising and swelling. It could take as long as 6 months before your body will reveal the final result. That’s all part of the healing process.

You, of course, should confirm your post-operation recovery plan with your doctor, but know going into surgery that the healing period may be long.

Find Out Which Butt Augmentation Procedure Is Right for You

Our team is committed to helping you navigate the options for butt augmentation. We want to help you get the figure you’ve been dreaming of! Butt implants or a Brazilian Butt Lift may be the right procedure to help you reach your goals.

Give us a call at 615-610-7274 or contact us today to book your consultation!

How to Dramatically Change Your Appearance with Cosmetic Surgery

Whether you’re dissatisfied with the size or shape of your nose or the size of your breasts, or diet and exercise aren’t making the muffin top budge, cosmetic surgery may be the next step for you. The truth is that if you aren’t happy with what you see in the mirror, your self-esteem takes a beating with every glance.

You can dramatically change your appearance with cosmetic surgery. Depending upon your specific situation, you can either add or take away to your physique to achieve the look of your dreams. Cosmetic surgery patients routinely report an increase in confidence and overall well-being once their “outside” matches what they feel on the inside.

As cosmetic surgical procedures have evolved over the years, they have become less and less invasive while producing more natural results. Today, many procedures are affordable yet effective, and they can dramatically change your appearance.

Erase the Years and Look Younger       

Patients have always wanted to stop the advance of time and the toll it takes on our skin. Popular age-defying procedures, such as injectables, lasers, and fillers, offer dramatic results, giving older skin a youthful glow. There’s nothing more exciting than looking 5, 10, or 15 years younger! 

These types of procedures are typically quick, non-surgical, have little recovery time, and offer incredible and drastic results.

According to Allure magazine, “injectables, lasers, and skin resurfacing can be quick, lunchtime procedures, often with immediately visible effects and limited downtime. Botox and fillers have become so mainstream that four-fifths of all treatments performed by facial surgeons in 2018 were cosmetic, non-surgical procedures.”

Blast the Fat with Liposuction

No matter how much we diet and exercise, sometimes there’s stubborn fat that just won’t budge. For those areas that torment you, you may want to consider the ever-popular and super-effective liposuction.

Liposuction still reigns supreme when it comes to medical intervention for fat elimination. This

surgery has come a long way in the past 20 years with shorter recovery times and improved doctor techniques to reduce bruising and swelling. It’s not uncommon for a patient to have liposuction on one specific area (most commonly, the thighs, stomach, or buttocks) in the afternoon and go back to work the same week.

For a complete updated look and total-body makeover, many patients choose to have liposuction performed in conjunction with other procedures, such as a facelift, breast reduction, or “tummy tuck.”

Not Born With It? No Problem!   

Often, we’re troubled by something in our appearance that stems from a part of our physique that’s not easily changed: small breasts, a crooked nose, or a flat butt.

Having a procedure to reform, enhance, enlarge, or correct aspects of your appearance will have a dramatic result. No matter what your concern, we can help! We offer:

  • Brazilian Butt Lift – a specialized fat transfer procedure that augments the size and shape of the buttocks without using implants
  • Buttock Implant – enhances the appearance, shape, and size of the buttocks using implants.
  • Breast Augmentation – uses breast implants to create fuller breasts.
  • Breast Lift – raises and firms breasts by removing surplus skin and tightening the surrounding tissue to reshape and support the breasts.
  • Rhinoplasty – corrects cosmetic problems with the nose, like a bump or a hook, as well as structural issues, like difficulty breathing due to a deviated septum.

Get Dramatic Results with Cosmetic Surgery

A “new you” is not far away. Cosmetic surgery offers a variety of options for creating a dramatic shift in your appearance and your self-confidence.

Not sure what is right for you? We’d love to help you find the correct procedure that will work well for you. We offer every patient a complimentary consultation before they undergo any procedure.

Contact us today at 615-538-0399 to schedule your free consultation, and get ready to be blown away by the updated version of yourself!

What is Vaginal Rejuvenation?

As if aging didn’t give us enough to worry about with wrinkled, sagging skin, there’s yet one other area that’s affected as we advance in years: the vagina. Muscles become more relaxed as we age, which causes looseness and dryness.

Pregnancy and childbirth can further contribute to vaginal problems, including stretched tissues and bladder problems. When women approach menopause, estrogen levels drop, and this further exacerbates vaginal atrophy.

These problems can have profound effects on a woman’s quality of life. An irritated and dry vagina can impede sexual pleasure and intimacy. Overall discomfort can lead to chafing, and mild urinary incontinence can be inconvenient and embarrassing.

The good news is that help is available for women who are struggling with these vaginal issues.

Laser vaginal rejuvenation is a minimally invasive outpatient procedure, which revitalizes and reconditions the vagina by reconstructing damaged muscles and tissues of the vaginal cavity.

RejuVAnate is a novel, painless pulsed CO2 laser vaginal rejuvenation treatment to vaginal tissues delivered through a special hand piece in a procedure that takes less than 15 minutes. Downtime is minimal; patients must only have vaginal “rest” for the three days after the procedure.

How RejuVAnate Works

RejuVAnate works via pulses of laser energy into the collagen layer of the vaginal mucous membrane. Concentrated thermal heating leads to collagen and elastin “shrinkage” and secondary regeneration, producing a tightening of the vaginal tissues. These CO2 laser treatments are delivered in a series of three spaced four weeks apart.

The initial shrinkage and secondary regeneration produce improved pressure on the “G-Spot” and the clitoris. Tightening also occurs along the base of the overlying bladder, which improves minor urinary incontinence.

The result of the treatment is the complete remodeling of the vaginal mucosa, in addition to the re-establishment of robust, more “youthful” vaginal tissue embedded with thick and long collagen fibers. Patients report a noticeable tightening of the entire vaginal canal for increased friction and pleasure during sexual intimacy.

Vaginal rejuvenation helps:

  • Vulvovaginal Atrophy (painful intercourse, dryness, itching/irritation)
  • Vaginal laxity
  • Mild urinary incontinence or mild overactive bladder

Vaginal rejuvenation may be right for you if you have minimal to moderate vaginal looseness or laxity not severe enough to need a complete surgical repair but bothersome enough (less “grip,” too much “droop”) to diminish sexual pleasure and sometimes lead to modest urinary incontinence.

Find Out if Vaginal Rejuvenation Is for You

Laser vaginal rejuvenation is a highly personalized cosmetic procedure. We’d love to discuss with you your unique situation and the options available.

Schedule a free consultation to learn more today. Contact us or call 615-538-0399.

Minimally Invasive Beauty Procedures that Offer Natural Results

If you look in the mirror and don’t see the exuberant look you’d like to have, you may be ready for a cosmetic procedure or two. There are simple options to help restore youthful skin and boost self-confidence.

Many cosmetic beauty procedures are minimally invasive yet quite effective in offering natural, long-lasting results. The treatments work well for so many patients because they are safe, affordable, and quick. With minimal investment, you can smooth the wrinkles, plump the creases, and reverse the signs of aging and sun damage for a healthy, beautiful, and natural look. 

Get a Beautiful, Natural Look with These Minimally Invasive Procedures 

Returning to a youthful glow doesn’t have to cost a lot of money or downtime. These are some of our favorite minimally invasive cosmetic procedures that rejuvenate your skin. 

Most are performed in our office without general anesthesia. They are quick and easy, so returning your appearance to its younger version can—literally—happen in an afternoon. 

Facial Treatments 

Corrective facials help to rejuvenate facial skin, relax the mind, and restore beauty, all in a relaxing spa environment. We also offer a membership service for customized facials every month.

  •     Vitamin C Enhancer– This treatment can be customized for the patient’s specific needs while providing the skin with necessary vitamins and hydration.
  •     AntiOxidant – Enhanced healing and anti-inflammatory
  •     Signature – Enhance the texture and tone of your skin for a glowing complexion and overall wellbeing.
  •     Microdermabrasion – This is a popular skin rejuvenation treatment that reduces dead skin cells and also stimulates new cell growth. It is often used to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, sun damage, large pores, and other skin imperfections. Learn more about the procedure
  •     Dermaplaning– A simple and safe procedure for exfoliating the epidermis and ridding the skin of fine vellus hair (peach fuzz).
  •     Express 30-Minute Facials– These mini treatments are perfect for our patients with busy schedules. Our aesthetician will assess your skin needs and provide a customized facial treatment in just 30 minutes.
  •     Clear and Brilliant®– Clear + Brilliant® is a laser skincare treatment that is a non-surgical procedure used to reduce the signs of aging. It provides a glowing, more youthful appearance. It is a gentler and less invasive option than other fractional laser treatments. Learn more about the procedure. 
  •     SilkPeel Dermal Infusion – Dermal Infusion is a patented, non-invasive, 3-in-1 dermatological treatment. It simultaneously exfoliates, extracts, and infuses skin with condition-specific serums for an all-inclusive treatment in one step. This procedure provides immediate and long-lasting results on all skin types – with no downtime. 
  •     Skinpen – SkinPen is a new fractional micro-needling device used to tighten, lift, and rejuvenate the skin with minimal discomfort. The result is smoother, firmer, younger-looking skin! Marvel is the only practice in Nashville offering this cutting-edge device voted “Best New Aesthetic Device of the Year.”
  •     Peels – A medical peel will improve the tone, texture, and clarity of your skin; reduce age spots, freckles, and hyper-pigmentation, including melasma; soften lines and wrinkles; clear acne skin conditions, reduce or phase out acne scars; stimulate the production of collagen, for firmer, more youthful skin. 

Injectables and Dermal Fillers 

Injectables and dermal fillers are the perfect options for men and women looking to correct wrinkles or folds and restore the contours and smoothness of the face. Roughly one million people annually choose injectables or dermal fillers because of their affordable cost and easy recovery, without extensive surgery.

  • Botox or Dysport (for larger areas) injectables work by relaxing the facial muscles to remove wrinkles on the forehead, around the corners of eyes, or on other areas of the face.
  • Juvederm and Restylane are fillers that provide natural-looking results by smoothing wrinkles and folds, or adding subtle enhancements and smoothing lines.
  • Voluma, Kybella, and Bellafill are used to correct specific areas of the face, including the nose, below the chin, and for the “laugh lines.”

Non-Surgical Facelift 

A non-surgical facelift is an excellent option for patients wanting the benefit of a facelift without any incisions. Most people are familiar with a traditional facelift, which helps to correct facial sagging, reduces wrinkles/fine lines, and provides an improved, more youthful appearance.

A Non-Surgical Facelift is great because it uses the body’s own existing stem cells found in fat tissue to help regenerate tissue. Benefits also include:

  • a more predictable outcome
  • a more cost-effective procedure
  • the avoidance of synthetic fillers
  • filling of furrows and wrinkles 
  • volumetric lifting effect in the face and breasts area
  • lasting correction of atrophic scars 

Find Out Which Minimally Invasive Cosmetic Procedure Is Best for You

Not sure which procedures will help you reach your appearance and wellbeing goals? Have questions about your unique situation? We’d love to help you find the right minimally invasive procedure that will work well for you. We offer every patient a complimentary consultation before they undergo any procedure. 

Contact us today at 615-538-0399 to schedule your free consultation, and get ready to love the skin you’re in!

 

Eye Lid Surgery… An Eye-Opening Experience

You’ve tried all the makeup hacks to make your “hooded eyes” look more prominent, but they don’t seem to work. 

You continuously hear you look tired, and now you’ve also noticed problems with your vision.

It may be time for eyelid surgery to remove excess skin, lift and tighten the remaining skin, and give you a real eye-opening experience. 

What Is Eyelid Surgery?

Blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, is a popular cosmetic procedure among Americans. The latest statistics reported in Dermatology Times named eyelid surgery the fourth most popular procedure with 206,000 operations performed in 2018. 

Exposure to the sun and genetic predisposition can contribute to sagging skin around the eyes, and aging and gravity take their toll on the delicate eyelid area, too. It wrinkles and creases, causing deep lines, puffiness, sagging and drooping.

From a cosmetic standpoint, droopy eyelids can cause you to look older and more tired, but many people get eyelid surgery for health and wellness reasons. The excess skin can impair your vision.

What to Expect During Eyelid Surgery

Depending upon the extent of the surgery, the procedure will take approximately one to two hours. It can be done under general anesthesia with the patient asleep, or under local anesthesia in which the area is numb, and the patient remains awake.

The surgeon follows the eyelid’s natural lines and creases, making very fine incisions from the inner to the outer edge of the eyelid. On the upper eyelid, the incision is in the fold of the lid. On the lower eyelid, the incision is made directly below the eyelash or, in selected cases, inside the eyelid.

Excess fat and skin will are removed from the underlying compartments. The amount of fat excised is determined by the degree of protrusion of fat when gentle pressure is applied to the area. Small sutures are used to close the incision, and ointments and dressings may be applied. Since the sutures are in the eyelid’s natural creases, the scars are barely noticeable.  

Is Eyelid Surgery Right for You?

If you don’t like the look of your eyelids or you’re having problems with your vision that may be caused by sagging skin on the eyelids, blepharoplasty may be a great next step. As long as you are in good health, a non-smoker, and do not have any serious eye conditions, you should be a good candidate for eyelid surgery.

The best way to find out if eyelid surgery is right for you is to schedule a consultation with our staff. We’ll evaluate your unique situation and help you decide the best course of action for your concerns or goals.

Please call 615-538-0399 or contact us today, and a member of our helpful staff would be happy to assist you in setting up your consultation.