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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!

Is Rhinoplasty Right for You?

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Front and center, your nose plays an important role in your appearance and how you feel about yourself. If you are unhappy with the size or shape of your nose, or if you feel it simply doesn’t “fit” with your face, you’re not alone. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, rhinoplasty is among the top five most popular invasive cosmetic surgical procedures.

So, is rhinoplasty right for you? When performed by a skilled, qualified cosmetic surgeon, rhinoplasty, more commonly referred to as a “nose job,” can have a significant positive impact on your appearance and health.

Here are some of the most common reasons people choose to have rhinoplasty. A nose job may be right for you if any of these sounds like your situation.

You have breathing issues.

Sometimes a medical issue with your nose can also cause a cosmetic issue. If you struggle with chronic congestion or have trouble breathing, consider the possibility that you may have a deviated septum (which can cause a structural nasal problem that may also create a misshapen nose).

The septum is a wall of cartilage between your two nostrils, and it divides the nasal cavity in half. An ideal septum is centered in the nose and creates an even passageway on both the left and right side. A deviated septum, which occurs when the septum shifts away from the midline, can cause cosmetic problems as well as issues with breathing. Rhinoplasty can help correct this, which will help you breathe normally and give you a beautiful, smooth profile.

You have a crooked or larger nose, a bump, a hook, or another unsightly characteristic.

If you’ve ever wished that your nose was smaller or straighter and never thought it looked quite proportional to the rest of your face, then you may be a great candidate for rhinoplasty. The procedure can correct all sorts of cosmetic concerns, such as a bump, a hook, a wide nose, a thick or bulbous tip, or nostril size and position. Rhinoplasty can also help with any cosmetic issues that result from injury or trauma.

You’re not happy with your appearance, and you want a nose that’s a better complement to your face.

Even though a nose job won’t result in “perfection,” the procedure will give you a beautiful revision that will be a lovely addition to your face. Your nose job will be unique to your situation, your face, and the goals for your procedure. Rhinoplasty is designed to enhance your true beauty with an end result that looks natural alongside your unique facial features.

We at Marvel Cosmetic are excited to help you achieve the look you’ve been dreaming of, which may also alleviate breathing problems, chronic congestion issues, or help alleviate pain sustained in an accident. Whatever the reason you’re interested in rhinoplasty, we can help!

If you’re curious to learn more about rhinoplasty and discover whether or not you’re a good candidate for the procedure, schedule a free consultation. One of our doctors will explain the procedure to you in detail, address concerns specific to your situation, and answer all your questions. Give us a call today at 615-538-0399 to take the first step!

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.

Dr. Jeffrey Marvel Receives RealSelf 500 Award For Enduring Commitment to Consumer Education

Dr. Jeffrey Marvel Receives RealSelf 500 Award For Enduring Commitment to Consumer Education

Dr. Jeffrey Among Top Influencers in Cosmetic Medicine

Nashville, TNMarch 24, 2017 – Dr. Jeffrey Marvel is one of 500 doctors worldwide to receive the RealSelf 500 Award, a prestigious award honoring the top influencers on RealSelf— an online destination to get informed about elective cosmetic procedures and to find and connect with doctors and clinics.

Results are not guaranteed and vary from person to person.* 

*In 2016, more than 82 million people visited RealSelf to research cosmetic treatments and connect with local medical professionals. The RealSelf 500 Award honors the top rated and most engaged board-certified aesthetic doctors who consistently demonstrated a commitment to patient education and positive patient outcomes throughout 2016. Winners of the award excel at sharing their expertise, free of charge, with tens of millions of RealSelf community members actively searching for information and the right provider.

About RealSelf

*RealSelf is the largest online destination to get informed about elective cosmetic procedures and to find the right doctor or clinic. More than 9 million people visit RealSelf each month to find out which treatments and providers live up to their promise of being “Worth It.” RealSelf is powered by unbiased experiences shared by consumers for hundreds of treatments, ranging from simple skin care to highly considered cosmetic surgery. Offering millions of photos and medical expert answers, RealSelf has become the essential resource and service for those seeking to find the right doctor or clinic.

Dr. Jeffrey Marvel has become one of the most recognized names in Middle Tennessee for surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures. Dr. Marvel’s expertise spans many cosmetic procedures and treatments, including breast augmentation, liposuction-assisted body contouring, and facial rejuvenation. He believes that the best way to achieve beautifully, natural-looking results is to combine technical skill with meticulous attention to detail. Dr. Marvel is proud to provide cosmetic procedures to patients throughout the Nashville and Middle Tennessee area.

*“These 500 doctors are part of a select group of top influencers on RealSelf who collectively answered more than 300,000 consumer questions in 2016 alone,” said Tom Seery, Founder, and CEO of RealSelf. “Our research shows that more than 95 percent of patients expect a practice to engage with them online. These doctors are leading the way in terms of their online engagement and focus on empowering patients with good information.”

For more information about Dr. Jeffrey Marvel or Marvel Cosmetic Surgery, please visit www.CosmeticSurgeonNashville.com, and for the full list of RealSelf 500 Award winners, visit https://www.realself.com/RS500.