Category: Aging

Top Surgeries To Enhance The Profile

 

A facial profile is the outline of a face when viewed from one side. Whether realized or not, most people find a well-balanced profile to be more attractive, youthful, and likable. However, many people feel they only have one “good side,” the side they always show the camera, and are unhappy with a specific part of their profile.

Many procedures can help patients achieve a more balanced and attractive profile. Below are the top surgeries that help patients enhance their facial profile while minimizing the signs of aging.

Lip Augmentation

Lips are one of the most prominent features of the face. Lips start out full and smooth, but over time, they may develop wrinkles and thin out. As lips become thinner with age, some individuals wish to enhance them to appear more youthful. Others may be dissatisfied with their naturally thin or flat lips and want to correct them.

Lip augmentation can improve the appearance of the lips and mouth by adding volume and fullness, eliminating wrinkles, and making them more youthful and balanced with the face. Options include fillers, implants, or possibly a lip lift.

However, if the lips are naturally oversized, a lip reduction will reduce the size of the lips, creating balance, so that the mouth is more proportionate with the profile.

Facial Implants

Many people don’t realize that facial structure can naturally change shape with age or weight fluctuation. So, what began as a nicely balanced profile might change over time. Facial implants can make a profound impact on the appearance of the face, as they restore lost facial contours due to aging or injury.

Facial implants can correct an undefined jaw, a weak chin, or sunken cheekbones. They can add definition, restore volume, and improve the overall balance of a face. The results are subtle and natural, yet patients receive dramatic improvement.

Chin Augmentation

One of the most popular procedures to enhance a facial profile is chin augmentation. This procedure can dramatically improve the profile by altering the facial shape, specifically the jawline. For example, if a patient has a rounded face and neck, a chin implant will help create a more angular face shape, improving the balance between the cheekbones, nose, and chin.

A successful procedure will dramatically improve the overall balance of the face. Chin implant surgery creates a small incision on the inside of the mouth or under the chin, so any scarring is minimal and hidden. Results are subtle and natural, yet they provide dramatic improvement, a stronger profile, and overall, a more proportional look.

Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty, commonly known as a nose job, is designed for those wishing to refine and reshape their nose. Some patients feel that their nose is the most prominent or flawed feature on their face and want to correct the size, shape, width, or bump on the tip of the nose. Rhinoplasty works to improve the appearance of the nose and balance it with the rest of the face, allowing it to blend in and not stand out.

Rhinoplasty can be a life-changing procedure for patients. Many people report increased confidence, improved self-esteem, and even easier breathing.

Neck Lift

A sculpted jawline and a wrinkle-free, firm neck are associated with youthfulness and health. But over time, skin in the cheeks, jaw, and neck loses its elasticity and sags. This loss of contours in the face and neck may be the result of genetics, gravity, stress, and environmental conditions. By tightening the skin around the neck and removing excess fat, patients can dramatically improve their profile.

However, not everyone that’s unhappy with their neck needs neck lift surgery. For example, if a patient is only concerned with excess fat under the chin, this can be addressed with liposuction. But if the neck has loose, excess skin or muscle banding, then a neck lift may be the most appropriate choice.

Marvel Cosmetic Surgery offers a full range of procedures to enhance a facial profile. Contact us today or call 615-538-0399 to schedule your free consultation. Let the Marvel team find the perfect procedure for you!

 

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.

Why Medical Peels are the Secret to Younger Skin

Why Medical Peels are the Secret to Younger Skin

Achieving younger, glowing skin is possible with the use of medical peels. Medical peels use a variety of different acid combinations to slough away dead skin and reveal fresher, plumper looking skin. It will also improve the way your skin absorbs the ingredients in your skin care products, which will help continuously improve your skin’s complexion and appearance.

Although medical peels have been around several years, many women still aren’t aware of all their benefits. We’ve compiled a list of seven different ways medical peels can help give you a youthful glow.

Peels make your skincare routine more effective

Medical peels lift the top layer of dead skin cells off the face. Dead skin is not absorbent and when it sits on top of the face it makes it harder for your skin care products to do their job. Dissolving the dead skin erases this barrier, making it easier to absorb all the good ingredients found in your face washes, lotions, and oils.

Immediate results for smoother looking skin.

Anyone who wants immediately smoother looking skin should choose a medical peel. They are effective at sloughing off the dead skin that leave a textured appearance. Without this added texture, your makeup application will look smoother, more even and the appearance of pores will be minimized.

There is a peel for every skin concern.

Not every skin reacts and behaves the same way. When it comes to beauty routines, you’ll want to find the best one to suit your needs. The virtue of medical peels lie in the customization of each treatment, meaning there is a medical peel that will suit just about every skin concern.

Medical peels come with minimal side-effects.

Years ago, many people associated medial peels with a red, burned face. But now, you can add and subtract acids and their intensity, so it’s possible to build a gentle, yet effective peel that is perfect for your skin. Some skin types can handle stronger acids than others, so there is a lot of flexibility to building the right amount of acids for your specific needs.

Peels eliminate acne and acne scarring.

Different acids that have different benefits. For example, salicylic acid has the ability to dive deep and unclog pores. They erode blackheads and fight blemishes at the root. The solution can also linger in the pores to help the skin stay clear over time.

You can reduce the appearance of melasma.

Melasma is a common skin problem among adults. It’s identified as brown or grey patches on the skin, which mostly appear on the face. This discoloration can present itself as a result of too much sun exposure or during hormonal changes in women. Medical peels help to drastically reduce the appearance of melasma.

You can target dark circles under the eyes.

We’ve already touched on how customizable the formulation is for building the right peel for your skin. But, this expands into a gentle acid combination that can work wonders on minimizing the pigmentation under the eyes. Because they are so gentle, you might need a series of treatments to see the best results.

Want to learn more about how medical peels can work for you? Marvel Cosmetic Surgery’s team of experts are here to help you build a treatment plan tailored to your skin type and tone. Call 615-205-9771 today to book an appointment.

6 Ways Your Skin Benefits from Botox and Fillers

6 Ways Your Skin Benefits from Botox and Fillers

There are many reasons why Botox and fillers are popular cosmetic treatments. One reason is that they help individuals improve aspects of their skin that would be otherwise untreatable. While these procedures have been around many years, there is still confusion as to what they can do for you. We’ve put together everything you need to know about Botox and fillers and how they benefit the skin.

The Difference Between Botox and Fillers

Before we dive into the benefits, we should clarify the difference between Botox and fillers. While each have incredible benefits for the skin, they also have different characteristics and uses.

Injectables

Injectables is the umbrella term used for both Botox and fillers, as they each apply a product directly under the skin and muscle via a syringe to reduce the signs of aging. 

Botox

Botox is the name of a brand, and there are similar brands such as Dysport on the market as well. Botox works by using Botulinum toxins, which are injected directly into the facial muscle in order to restrict muscle movement. Deeply etched lines in the face, often created by intense concentration or constant furrowing, will smooth out with regular use.

Fillers

Fillers differ from Botox because they are injected into the contours of your face, not to paralyze, but to add volume or plump specific areas. Some fillers are made with hyaluronic acid which fills in wrinkles. Hyaluronic acid is a substance your body naturally produces to keep skin plump and hydrated. Fillers can also use fat from your body.

The Benefits of Injectables

Add Volume to Your Face

If you want to add volume to your face, fillers are a perfect choice. The best areas to target are under the eyes, thinned cheeks, and lips. Hyaluronic Acid is a natural substance, so it is ideal for anyone who suffers from severe allergy problems.

Get a Youthful Glow

As we already mentioned, Hyaluronic Acid is a naturally forming substance in the body. By adding this to the skin, you improve not just volume but the appearance. Hyaluronic acid has been noted for improving the overall condition and adding a youthful glow. 

You’ll See Immediate Results

One way your skin benefits from Botox or fillers is the immediacy of the results. It only takes one session for you to notice the difference. However, the best results are achieved over time through the implementation of a treatment plan.

The Effects Are Long-Lasting

When you use a product like Botox or a similar brand, you aren’t working on the lines that are already visible but reducing the chances of developing new ones. In most cases, patients will start a treatment plan and then eventually taper off the number of injections they need.

Eliminate the Appearance of Fine Lines and Wrinkles

Botox is for those who are experiencing wrinkles in places where they hold a lot of tension; think frown lines, furrowed brows, etc. By freezing the muscles in these areas, you prevent deeper lines forming.

Improves Tension Headaches

This one isn’t about skin, but it helps so many individuals we wanted to give it a special mention. Botox is being used to treat patients with headaches. When injected into the muscles of the forehead, neck, and shoulders, it can release built-up tension, therefore, lessening the strain on the nervous system.

If you would like to learn more or to book your appointment, you can call our offices at 615-205-9771 today!

5 Benefits of Laser Treatments

5 Benefits of Laser Treatments

As we begin to age, we notice our skin begins to change. From wrinkles to spider veins, there are many concerns that start to surface which we would like to change, but topical treatments only go so far. If you’re looking for a rejuvenation regimen that is effective and precise, you’ll want to learn about laser treatments. Lasers work deep within the skin to restore it and offer a more youthful and natural appearance.

Eliminate Acne

From acne to acne scars, laser treatments are effective at reducing the signs of blemishes on the skin and providing individuals with clear skin.  Lasers work to penetrate deep within the dermis to kill the bacteria that causes acne. The high-concentration of monochromatic light evens out the pigmentation and helps to reduce scarring. The combination of efforts means many patients can benefit from two procedures at once. First, there is the reduction of the bacteria, and second, you can rid unwanted acne scarring that has carried over from your youth. The result is fresh, youthful looking skin.

Even Out Skin Tone

Lasers are the latest technology for skin resurfacing, that not only reduce scarring but help restore tone. They can remove wrinkles around the eyes, forehead, and cheeks. Additionally, it can help those who suffer from sunspots that are from overexposure to the sun or aging. The laser works by gently vaporizing the outer layer of sun-damaged or acne scarring to reveal smooth, fresh new skin underneath. Similarly, the laser works to phase out fine lines and wrinkles. The procedure gives your physician control over the application. Recovery time lasts about two weeks and works best for lighter skin tones.

Remove Hair

If you’re not interested in shaving, tweezing, or waxing to remove unwanted hair, laser treatments are an effective way to eliminate them altogether. Effective on almost every area of the body, lasers give precise control over what hairs to remove and can even target hairs that are dark, thick, and coarse.  The procedure is fast, which means your physician can work quickly through larger areas of the body. For example, the upper lip can be completed in minutes, and the back can take roughly an hour. Each pulse of the laser takes a fraction of a second and can target multiples hairs at once. The result for most patients is permanent hair loss.

Get Rid of Spider Veins

The tiny red and blue veins with a thread-like appearance near the surface of the skin are known as spider veins. They are caused by increased pressure on the veins and can appear anywhere on the body. However, most individuals will find them on their legs and thighs. For years, there wasn’t much you could do once they started to appear, but with the introduction of laser treatments, adults now have the option to banish them for good. The procedure uses a focused beam of light on the spider vein. As the laser begins to heat up, the vein is destroyed and reabsorbed into the body after 4-6 weeks. Lasers offer precision, which means physicians can target the specific area without damaging the surrounding areas.

Feminine Rejuvenation

For women who have given birth, suffer from urge incontinence, or who have had breast cancer and can’t be on hormones, lasers are a safe and minimally invasive procedure providing tightening, strengthening, and smoothing. It can also help with unwanted secretions, increase blood flow, and sensitivity. The lasers work to stimulate and promote the production of collagen. New skin cells will be produced in the underlying layer of tissue bringing about a smoother, tighter, and healthier skin. Before treatment, a pelvic exam should be performed, and the patient must have had a routine Pap Smear within the last six months. Results are achieved over a span of three months, with the inclusion of rest and temporary abstinence as part of the recovery process.

If you are interested in learning more about how laser treatments can work for you, call us today at 615-329-3900. Our expert members of staff and talk you through the options and book you a consultation over the phone!

Your Guide to Flawless Summer Skin

Your Guide to Flawless Summer Skin

Summer is here and that means many of us spend more time outside than in, due to our constant activities or vacations. During these months, many women choose to wear less makeup as they lounge by the pool or relax at the beach. If you are looking for ways to improve the appearance of your skin so you can feel more confident going au naturel too, we’ve highlighted some of the best treatments at Marvel Cosmetic Surgery.

Hyaluronic Enhancer

Hyaluronic acid is an amazing product that makes your skin look younger, fresher, and more subtle. Overall, it’s a skincare superstar and is found naturally in your body. Although the name says acid, it’s not. It’s actually a sugar molecule found in the body that holds almost a thousand times its weight in water. The result is plumper, fresher looking skin. As a facial treatment, it has the ability to smooth out skin and add volume. If you’re looking to obtain natural, dewy skin Hyaluronic Enhancer is a fantastic option.

Botox

Combating fine lines and wrinkles is possible with Botox. Botox is derived from neurotoxins that relax facial muscles. The process encourages patients to limit movements that enhance age lines like furrowing or frowning. What it does not do is add volume to the skin. Instead, it focuses on eliminating wrinkles cosmetically around the eyebrows, mouth, and forehead. The results provide patients with a more youthful complexion.

O2 Lift

An interest in a spa-like experience is completed with the O2 Lift Facial. This facial is a multi-step treatment that infuses oxygen, stem cells, peptides, and a high concentration of botanicals that are designed to exfoliate, illuminate, and oxygenate. The process is safe and great for all skin types. The products used are free from acid and sulfates and work to balance out the skin’s pH leaving you with nothing to the softest and most radiant skin.

Fillers

Fillers are similar to Botox as they are injected into different areas of the face. But while Botox eliminates lines by relaxing the muscles, fillers work to add volume to the skin. The perfect candidate for fillers will have a noticeable loss of volume around the mouth, eyes, jaw, and cheeks. There are a variety of fillers available that provide patients with the youthful, glowing skin they desire. The best part is the utilization of Hyaluronic Acid. Because it’s naturally found in the body, these fillers will work well with almost everyone.

Intense Pulse Light Facial Rejuvenation (IPL)

IPL Facials are designed to improve the appearance of photo-aged skin on both the face and body. It treats broken capillaries and age spots for a smoother looking skin. Additionally, it can reduce the appearance of redness, correct skin pigmentation and irregularities. The treatment uses emissions from high-intensity lasers to treat deep within the dermis. These lasers are filled with plasma and destroy skin cells that may be damaged. It will also induce a natural healing process.

Microdermabrasion

Microdermabrasion is a popular treatment that eliminates dead skin cells but stimulates cell growth. Many patients use it to reduce fine lines, wrinkles, sun damage, large pores, and other imperfections. It’s a non-invasive procedure which means there are no incisions or scarring. Microdermabrasion is perfect for anyone who is looking to get rid of age spots, sun damage, acne, scares, or hyper-pigmentation. By exfoliating the skin and stimulating collagen production, your skin looks healthier and more rejuvenated.

Protecting Your Skin

The best way to protect your skin is to use sunscreen every day to reduce the chances of getting sun damage or wrinkles. You should apply it under your makeup and wear it regardless of how much sun you plan on getting that day. Even when you drive or sit next to your office window, you are subjecting your face’s delicate cells to UVA and UVB lights that in high doses accelerate aging and sometimes cause cancer.

Additionally, never underestimate the power of water. Your 8 glasses a day are a natural way to remove toxins from your body that can cause your skin to look dull. Try to swap your cokes and coffee with a glass of water as often as you can to keep skin looking youthful.

For more information about the procedures or to book an appointment, call 615-329-3900 today!

When Should I Consider a Mommy Makeover?

Mommy Makeover

A Mommy Makeover isn’t one product, but a package of services customizable for each person. The idea is to give mothers an opportunity to restore and reshape areas of their body post-baby. Because of its flexibility, women can add and subtract various surgeries and procedures to tailor the package to their needs, but with so many options available, how do you know which is right for you? We’ve addressed the most common options our clients request when putting together their Mommy Makeover, their benefits, and how you know you are ready!

You Want to Define Curves

For those who are looking to lose weight in the tummy, hips, and thighs, there are liposuction treatments that will get you back to your pre-pregnancy body.

Liposuction

Liposuction, also known as lipoplasty and body contouring surgery, is a popular cosmetic procedure that uses suction to remove excess fat deposits from the skin and muscle. This procedure works well on stubborn fat deposits. Read more about Liposuction

SlimLipo™

SlimLipo™ is a liposuction technique that uses laser wavelengths to dissolve fat. And unlike traditional liposuction, there is no need for general anesthesia and extensive downtime. With a few tiny incisions, this laser gently “melts” fat for quick and permanent results. Since the lasers stimulate skin cells into producing collagen and elastin, you can also tighten up the skin;

Special note: Liposuction treatments aren’t a form of weight loss. The right candidate for liposuction has lost most of the baby weight before they undergo surgery. Fat cells are easily reproduced by the body, so you want to be as close to your ideal weight as possible. Read more about SlimLipo™

Tummy Tucks

Tummy tucks are also quite popular and will help dramatically improve your stomach’s appearance by reducing excess fat, skin, and tissue. You can also use this procedure to repair any abdominal separation. You can choose between two options. A Mini Tummy Tuck focuses on the lower abdomen by tightening the muscles and reducing loose skin. This surgical procedure flattens the look of the belly, but with less invasive techniques than a standard tummy tuck. A standard Tummy Tuck focuses on a larger area of the torso. Your doctor can help you decide the best option. Read more about Tummy Tucks

You Want to Restore Lost Breast Volume

If breastfeeding has left you with noticeably thinner or saggy breasts, you have a couple of options to restore lost volume. While you can breastfeed if you have implants, we don’t recommend nursing mothers to undergo surgery.

Breast Lift

A breast lift can help repair and reshape your breasts without the need for implants. Depending on the amount repair required, an incision around the areola or down the breast allows for skin to be tightened and the nipple to be raised. This procedure will help restore your breast to a more youthful position. If a more dramatic look is favored, a breast augmentation can also be a good option to give volume and lift to the chest. Read more about Breast Lift

Breast Augmentation

Breast Augmentation is another option to restore lost breast volume. Implants can help to balance your figure, boost your confidence and restore volume to your chest. Breast augmentation is a major surgery that does require some recovery time. There are many different sizes, shapes, and fillers available which allows each client to customize the look. Deciding on what shape and size to go with is best discussed in your consultation, just bring along some pictures. Read more about Breast Augmentation

You’re Ready to Smooth Out Lines

Late nights can leave you with noticeable lines around the face and eyes. There are facials, injections, and skin-resurfacing treatments that will help.

Botox®

Botox® works by using Botulinum toxins, which are injected directly into the facial muscle to restrict muscle movement. Deeply etched lines in the face, often created by intense concentration or constant furrowing, will smooth out with regular use. Regular Botox treatments mean preventing new creases from forming while smoothing out the appearance of what you already have. Read more about Botox®

Fillers

Fillers are made with hyaluronic acid which is injected into the face to smooth wrinkles. The filler itself has a gel-like consistency that is injected into the skin to smooth fine lines. These particular fillers can last from 6 to 12 months before being absorbed. Brands such as Juvederm, Juvederm Voluma, and Restylane are all options for those who are interested in the Hyaluronic Acid option. Read more about Fillers

Regardless of the option you choose, the procedure is non-invasive, which means you can start a treatment plan soon after giving birth.

What should I do next?

Mothers in the Nashville, Franklin and Tullahoma area looking to restore their post-baby body should consider a mommy makeover. 

Are you ready to see what Dr. Jeffrey Marvel can do for you? Call 615-329-3900 or contact us to set up your initial consultation.

What to Expect When You Try Botox

What to Expect When You Try Botox

Aging is inevitable. Some might take pride in the furrowed lines on their brow, but to others, it’s a problem to rectify. Botox is widely known for its use to reduce the signs of aging. With a few quick injections, deep lines between brows, crow’s feet, and laugh lines are all reduced in appearance.

If you are looking for a way to combat the issues of aging, you might want to consider Botox. Below, we’ve highlighted what it is, how it can work for you, and what you can expect from your treatment plan.

How does Botox Work?

Botox works by using Botulinum toxins, which are injected directly into the facial muscle to restrict muscle movement. Deeply etched lines in the face, often created by intense concentration or constant furrowing, will smooth out with regular use. Regular Botox treatments mean preventing new creases from forming while smoothing out the appearance of what you already have.

Botox Won’t Add Volume

Before getting started, please note that Botox doesn’t plump up sagging skin. Botox paralyzes the muscle rather than adds volume. Injectables work structurally to enhance the shape of your face, with injections to the cheekbones to give a youthful appearance. Additionally, also work to plump areas like your lips or under your eyes, all of which are options for maintaining a healthy glow.

Booking Your Consultation

The consultation is a mini meeting to discuss your treatment plan. You’ll like book some time with a clinician where you will go over all of your desired results and plan a course of action to help you achieve everything on your list and stay within your budget. This is an open discussion where you should air out any concerns and ask as many questions as possible. Your clinician should take the time to walk you through what to expect and give you realistic expectations of the results.

The Appointment

Some medspas and health centers book the consultation and appointment back-to-back, but either way, you’ll want to review the process with your clinician gets started. The initial visit usually takes 30 minutes or longer, with follow-up sessions taking up less time. To prepare for your visit, make sure you eat well and stay hydrated to help any nervousness you might have regarding the procedure.

After the Appointment

Directly following the appointment, you should experience redness and small amounts of swelling to the treated areas. For most individuals, there is little pain associated with the process, but a small number do get dull headaches that can be treated with pain medication. It’s important to note; you might appear puffier directly after because of the swelling. This is only temporary and will balance out with time.

1 Week After Treatment

One week after treatment, you should begin to see the results of the procedure. The areas identified in the process should be smoother and look refreshed. It’s not uncommon to feel your skin is “tight” or “heavy” which is a result of the muscle being paralyzed. They are common side effects for anyone new to the Botox treatment and should subside in another week or two.

1 – 3 Months After the Treatment

The first month after the Botox treatment will still be very effective and provide you with a healthy and younger looking complexion. Some individuals will find they can feel a small amount of movement return around the one-month mark, but it will depend on the treated area. By three months, you should feel the gradual return of movement. It’s around this time you will want to book another appointment to continue your treatment plan.

If you are ready to see what Botox can do for you, call us at 615-329-3900 to book your consultation today! Our expertly trained staff can work with you to develop a treatment plant specifically designed for your needs.

Skin Care for Your Twenties, Thirties, and Forties

The Best Skin Care for Your Twenties, Thirties, and Forties

Skincare is incredibly important, no matter what your age. Developing a great skincare routine early on will set you up for success as the years start to tick by. Each generation needs different products according to their skin’s need, but far too often we see clients using the same products they did when they were teenagers. Below we’ve listed everything you need to know to keep your skin healthy and fresh at any age!

For your Twenties

What you should focus on: In your twenties, you should spend time developing a skincare routine that will keep you hydrated and protect you from skin damage. Try to increase your water intake. Water is the body’s best detoxifier and getting into a habit of drinking plenty of it will mean your skin will look healthy and fresh no matter your age. Also, you’ll want to invest in sunscreen for your face. This habit is one you want to start now to protect you from premature wrinkles and sunspots.

What you should avoid: The worst thing you can do in your twenties is making a habit of sleeping in your makeup. Most twenty-year-olds are in school or working their first career job and regardless of how late or tired, a good cleansing habit will keep your skin free from bacteria. Fortunately, in your twenties, your skin is still producing higher levels of collagen which means you don’t need to focus too heavily on anti-aging creams. Just keep the skin hydrated with plenty of water and moisturizer.

For Your Thirties

What you should focus on: trying to reduce anxiety and stress because they wreak havoc on the skin. A lot of women in their thirties are accelerating their careers, getting married, or having kids. All of which can prove to be very stressful. Choose anti-aging products with multiple ingredients like antioxidants and retinoid to help with cell development. Hyaluronic acid is found naturally in the body and gives skin plumpness. When shopping for facial products, make sure it’s listed in the ingredients as well.

What you should avoid: If possible try to allow yourself as much time for sleep. It will not only keep your skin looking fresh but keep the dark circles at bay. You can also start using AHA products that have natural acids in them to help reduce fine lines, wrinkles and increase cell production. It’s a form of exfoliation, and it does fantastic things for your skin. It also makes it easier for your skin to absorb all the amazing anti-aging products by dissolving the dead skin that is sitting on your face.

For Your Forties

What you should focus on: Your collagen levels fluctuate a lot in your forties which means you should invest in a perfect retinoid cream to combat any fine lines or wrinkles. You’ll also want to focus on heavier moisturizers. For most people, our skin dries as we age and becomes sensitive. These issues can lead to red, inflamed skin and a deep, heavy facial cream locks in moisture. Look for one that has ceramides or fatty acids in the ingredients.

What you should avoid: If your skin has become super dry, you can skip the morning face wash if it was a part of your routine. Dry skin looks dull and clogs pores. Additionally, it enhances the appearance of wrinkles which is not something we want. You’ll also want to stop ignoring problem areas. If sunspots or deep wrinkles just don’t dissipate no matter what you do, there are skin laser treatments and injectables that can remove age spots and plump out skin.

If you are ready to talk about a treatment plan for younger, healthier looking skin, call 615-329-900 today! One of our expert members of staff can walk you through the best options available to achieve the results you want! Don’t delay, and book your appointment today!