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Skincare Tips for Winter

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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!

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!

 

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

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

No matter your age, there is a procedure that can help your skin look and feel its best! For skin that is healthy and vibrant, knowing what to expect at each age and stage is the best way to decide which procedure is right for improving your skin’s appearance, regardless of the change. 

Twenties

You may have heard the often repeated phrase, “the decisions we make in our twenties can affect us the rest of our life.” This is especially true when it comes to our skin! During our twenties, many of us can experience acne- even if we never did as teenagers.

Sun damage, freckles, dark spots, and the beginnings of wrinkles also may start developing during this period of our lives. When it comes to anti-aging, prevention is key! Some of us may begin to develop fine lines around the corners of our mouths, forehead, and crow’s feet.

Your twenties are a great time to get serious about skincare regiments and cosmetic treatments that focus on anti-aging. Botox and Dysport work fantastically to prevent the formation of deep lines. Gentle laser treatments like Clear + Brilliant are also great for young skin, as they address pigmentation and increase skin porosity.

If you are experiencing early signs of skin sagging or laxity, CO2 Resurfacing treatments can be a great option.

Thirties

At this point, it’s likely you will begin to develop some wrinkles or small dark spots on your skin. You may have lost some elasticity, since our skin’s collagen production slows as we age.

If you haven’t already begun Botox treatments, your thirties are a great time to start. Botox relaxes face muscles that cause wrinkles, and also works to smooth existing wrinkles and prevent new ones from developing.

Laser skin resurfacing can help to treat everything from uneven textures to dark spots, as well as fine lines and wrinkles. There are a variety of different cosmetic lasers available.

While light chemical peels can be great as skin refreshers, using a medium to deep peel will provide a more intense, targeted treatment. These procedures increase skin tightening, brighten skin tone, and improve overall texture. Facial fillers like Juvederm and Restylane can minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles that may have begun to appear throughout the face.

Forties

This period is when women begin to see the most changes in their skin. Wrinkles become more visible, and incorporating regular monthly facials into your skincare routine becomes a must. Because your skin is no longer producing natural structural elements, specifically collagen, as quickly as it did in your 20s and 30s, you may notice one of more of the following: duller complexion, hooding of the eyelids, reduced elasticity in the face, and more pronounced laxity on the face and neck.

Luckily, there are a variety of procedures that can easily address any changes you’ve begun to notice in your skin!

CO2 Resurfacing is a more aggressive type of fractional resurfacing that helps to improve the tone of skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Dermal fillers, such as Juvederm Voluma, can be some of the best anti-aging skincare treatments for your 40s. These fillers smooth fine lines and wrinkles, add volume and definition to lips, and add contour to the face to recreate the fuller, more supple look of younger skin.

Not sure which procedure is right for you? Contact Marvel Cosmetic Surgery at 615-538-0399 to discuss your needs and get started on the path to your best skin!

New Year, New You! Why 2019 is Your Year for Cosmetic Surgery

New Year, New You! Why 2019 is Your Year for Cosmetic Surgery

The new year is almost here, and we are looking forward to working with new patients and helping them achieve their goals. Our patients mean a lot to us, so we take time to understand their goals and to go above and beyond to create a treatment plan that will work specifically for them.

You would be surprised at the number of patients who wonder why it took them so long to pursue their procedure after they see their amazing results! There are many reasons why people delay treatment, so allow us to tell you why we believe 2019 is the best year for your cosmetic surgery!

Common Misbeliefs About Cosmetic Surgery

Here are the most common reasons we hear of why patients put off surgery:

  • Afraid the results won’t look natural
  • Being concerned they are too old
  • Not sure if it’s affordable
  • Wanting to achieve their goals without going under the knife
  • The safety of the procedures

Today with all the technology at our disposal doctors can provide patients with more tailored and natural looking results. In short, there hasn’t been a better time to consider cosmetic surgery!

Non-Invasive Procedures

One particular advancement that is revolutionizing the way cosmetic procedures are done in 2019 is the use of lasers.

Lasers enhance the epidermis in many ways. They tighten tissue, remove blemishes, reduce wrinkles, and give the skin a youthful appearance. Additionally, lasers are more targeted, so the precision is astonishing compared to what was offered just five years ago. What that means for you is the ability to get fantastic, natural results with less recovery time and light anesthesia.

Injections Offer More Options

The new year is all about a new you and if you want to improve the appearance of your skin by eliminating fine lines, wrinkles, and furrow lines, you no longer have to go under the knife! A treatment plan of injections can not only improve skin’s appearance but work as a preventative treatment to slow down the effects of aging. Through the use of fillers and Botox, patients can achieve a natural, youthful glow. If utilized appropriately, your treatment plan can also slow down the signs of aging. 

Breast Augmentation Has More Options

Breast augmentation surgery is one of the leading cosmetic procedures in the United States and will continue to be one of our most requested in 2019. Over the years, implant options have expanded, giving patients more customization over the final appearance and feel of the implant. While saline and silicone remain two of the most popular, the market is continuing to expand with a third option. “Gummy Bear” implants are a new product that mimics the natural contours of the breast with an emphasis of fullness on the bottom.

Don’t want implants? There’s an option for that as well! Fat transfers utilize the body’s fat to add volume without relying on an implant of any kind. This technique is perfect for women who are wanting a subtle increase in volume with an minimal scarring.

At Marvel Cosmetic Surgery, we are committed to delivering the most advanced techniques and procedures to give our patients the best possible results. Our board-certified doctors are updating their expertise with continued education and providing procedures that are unique, customizable, safe, and yield natural-looking results. Learn more by contacting our offices at 615-329-3900.

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!

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.

Biggest Beauty Trends for 2018

Biggest Beauty Trends for 2018

The new year is here, bringing with it fresh beauty trends. 2018 is all about celebrating what you were born with and enhancing what you already have. The focus is shifting to a more natural look in makeup, hair, and cosmetic trends. Below we’ve compiled a list of the top beauty trends people will be requesting and using in 2018.

Natural Makeup

Forget heavy, caked on foundations and powders; celebrities are now minimizing the amount of makeup they apply and focusing instead on their natural features. This means ditching the heavy use of highlighters on the cheeks, nose, and under the eyebrow. The idea is to enhance your natural beauty. You’ll see this look a lot on the red carpet, especially at this year’s Oscars.

The Longer, the Better

Lobs and Bobs will take a back seat because Rapunzel hair is the new length for 2018. The 90’s are back with luscious locks falling to a hip-grazing length and a middle part. If you decided to chop it all off last year, you don’t have to wait years for it to grow out, just invest in some quality hair extensions.

Products The Multi-Task

In 2017, the Korean 10-step beauty routine was a huge hit. It was great for keeping your skin looking healthy and bright, but also an excellent way to pamper yourself. However, in 2018 products will focus on being multitaskers that will promise to fix more than one issue in a single application. They should balance out skin tone, hydrate, and smooth texture.

Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation continues to be one of the most popular cosmetic procedures, but it looks a little different in 2018. Requests to look like Pamela Andersons or Dolly Parton has tapered off and now, most women prefer the healthy size of Taylor Swift or Jennifer Lawrence. The idea is having enough to work with, without looking like you’ve had any surgery done. Small and perky is the most requested size.

Blondes Have More Fun

The biggest hair color trend for 2018 is all about blondes, but just not the way you think. Instead of applying root to tip, leave the roots dark and style with a tasseled wave for the ultimate look. You’ll also want to skip the bleach because it’s all about a warm, rich tone that compliments your natural glow.

A New Red Lip

A red lip never goes out of style, and this year it’s going to get a new update. You can now sport red lipstick in glitter and metallic. These fresh finishes give lips extra dimension and glamour. Shades vary from deep rich raspberry to a bright cherry which means regardless of your undertones, you can find a shade that works for you.

Face Oil

Coconut and argan oil are fantastic for your face, but 2018 will introduce us to the moringa oil. It mimics the oil your skin naturally produces making it easy to apply to any skin type. It’s lightweight, so it nourishes deeply and works well on dry skin. This oil is also following the multitasking trend by working as an excellent moisturizer for the face, body, and hands.

Acid Peels

Acids peels had a moment in the early 2000’s, and they are making a comeback in two ways. There are gentle at home grades you can apply every day with retinol cream, and then there are the advanced versions you can get done in a Medspa. For example, Vitamin C peel works wonders for treating uneven skin tone, acne, scarring, fine lines, and wrinkles. The Vitamin C Peel sloughs off dead skin leaving you fresh and radiant. This also allows for you skin to better absorb that multitasking product you are using on your face. 

To book your facial peel or to schedule a consultation call 615-329-3900 today!

10 Gift Suggestions from Marvel Cosmetic Surgery

10 Gift Suggestions from Marvel Cosmetic Surgery

The holiday season is here, and that means Christmas shopping is in full swing. If you are looking for a unique way to show that special someone just how much you appreciate them, why not treat them to special treatment from Marvel Cosmetic Surgery. They can pamper themselves with one of our Medspa services or enhance their figure with one of our surgical treatments. We offer a variety of options, but we’ve compiled a list of some of our most popular treatments!

#1 Microdermabrasion

Microdermabrasion is a popular skin rejuvenation treatment that reduces dead skin cells and 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.

#2 IPL Facial Rejuvenation

Intense Pulsed Light, or IPL, improves the appearance skin on the face and body with little-to-no downtime. By treating broken capillaries and age spots (sun-induced freckles), IPL creates smoother looking skin through a process called photo-rejuvenation. IPL reduces redness and brown spots on the face, neck, hands, chest, arms, and legs.

#3 SkinPen

SkinPen uses fine “microneedles” to create microscopic channels in the skin. These channels allow products to penetrate into the deeper layers of the skin, resulting in better treatment outcomes. The treatment takes about 15-30 minutes and can be used on any part of the body. As the skin repairs itself, new collagen and elastin production is triggered, creating healthier skin. Results are noticeable after only one treatment. Improvement continues with a series of treatments.

#4 CO2 Laser Treatment

At Marvel Cosmetic Surgery, we achieve a quality of care and surgical results by incorporating the latest techniques and procedures in our practice. As advocates of minimally invasive procedures, we are proud to announce the addition of the Phoenix 15 CO2 Laser. Read on to discover the benefits. It can help with:

  • Skin Resurfacing
  • Hand Rejuvenation
  • Feminine Rejuvenation

With multiple uses, your gift can be customized to the needs of your special someone!

#5 Botox/Fillers

Treat your loved one to youthful skin with Botox or Fillers. Injectables and dermal fillers lessen the effects of aging skin by restoring volume to hollowed areas and restore the contours and smoothness of the face. These non-surgical treatments work in various ways to provide fullness and lift to problem areas by smoothing out wrinkles, plumping flat lips and correcting hollowed skin areas.

#6 Fat Transfer

Noninvasive fat transfers add volume to the skin in the face and hands, giving you a more rested, youthful appearance. Using your body’s own unwanted fat, the procedure can reduce crow’s feet, laugh lines and ridges that appear as a regular part of aging. Along with improving the skin’s appearance and reversing the signs of aging, fat transfers can also repair and reconstruct skin that’s been damaged by trauma or surgery.

#7 SlimLipo

Give the gift of firmer skin with a SlimLipo treatment. SlimLipo™ is a liposuction technique that uses laser wavelengths to dissolve fat. With a few tiny incisions, this laser gently “melts” fat for quick and permanent results. Like other laser treatments, the improvements are multifaceted. Since the lasers stimulate skin cells into producing collagen and elastin, you can also tighten up the skin, so you aren’t left with any sagging or wrinkles.

#8 Lip Augmentation

Make every day a moment under the mistletoe with lip augmentation. Lip augmentation is a cosmetic procedure that adds volume and fullness to the lips. The most common method is the use of injectable fillers. However, there are a variety of ways including fat transfers and surgical lip implants to achieve a plump pout.

#9 Mini Tummy Tuck

Give the gift of an enhanced silhouette with a mini tummy tuck. A mini tummy tuck is a surgical procedure that flattens the look of the belly, but with less invasive techniques than a standard tummy tuck. It renders a shorter scar, and primarily focuses on excess skin and abdominal wall laxity below the belly button.

#10 Mommy Makeover

Our Mommy Makeover is the complete package of services you can put together to address any problem areas that are a concern. The overall results help reduce the effects of childbearing on your body. Depending on what areas you’d like to address, we will help you narrow down what combinations will work best for you. One of the great things about a Mommy Makeover is that it is completely customizable and tailored to the needs of your giftee.

Best Procedures to Reduce the Signs of Aging

Best Procedures to Reduce the Signs of Aging

 

Reduce Signs of Aging

The easiest way is to start drinking plenty of water and make sure to apply sun screen and moisturizer daily. However, even with meticulous care, frown lines and wrinkles will happen. Because September is National Healthy Aging Month, we want to share with you the best procedures to reduce the signs of aging.

Botox

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.

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.

Injectables

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.

Made with hyaluronic acid fillers smooth out wrinkles. Hyaluronic acid is a substance your body naturally produces to keep skin plump and hydrated. Since it already occurs in the body, these fillers are less likely to cause an allergic reaction. 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.

Fat Transfers

Noninvasive fat transfers – or micro-lipo injection – add volume to the skin in the face and hands, giving you a more rested, youthful appearance. By using your body’s unwanted fat, the procedure reduces crow’s feet, laugh lines and ridges that appear as a normal part of aging. Along with improving the skin’s appearance and reversing the signs of aging, fat transfers can also repair and reconstruct skin damaged by trauma or surgery.

Vitamin C Peel

Vitamin C is one of the best-known defenses against free radicals. This peel is an option for anyone who suffers from acne because it deeply cleanses the pores and provides an anti-bacterial action to prevent acne from reappearing. The acid found in Vitamin C also works as a bleaching agent, which can help restore imbalanced skin tone and help fade blemishes.

Vitalize Peel

The Vitalize Peel uses a combination of AHA (Alpha Hydroxy Acids and Beta Hydroxy Acids), along with Retinol, to give a more corrective exfoliation for the skin. Our most popular facial treatment and suitable for melasma, sun damage, acne, post hyper-inflammatory acne, fine lines and all-over tone and texture of skin. For best results, you should consider a series of three visits.

CO2 Laser

CO2 laser is the latest technology for skin resurfacing. It’s designed to help remove wrinkles around the eyes, forehead, and cheeks. 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.

If you would like to see what Dr. Marvel and his team can do for you, call 615-329-3900 to book a consultation today!