It's about slowing down the aging process, not reversing the clock. Part of building our practice at Plastic Surgery of Texas is about relationships and providing consistently effective procedures. Patients trust Plastic Surgeons because they are the experts in the business of skin care and treatments available to date. We are "health advisors," as Dr. Tittle would say. And he would know; He was one of the first in Texas to own a laser!
Hyperhidrosis – a condition that causes excessive sweating – affects around 3% of the population, often causing embarrassment, discomfort, and anxiety. Over half of people with hyperhidrosis are never diagnosed or treated, despite the fact that it is considered a serious medical condition.
Skin resurfacing, or ablative lasers, direct an intense burst of laser energy onto the surface of the skin. This energy heats water within the surface layers of the skin, causing both the water and the tissue of the skin to turn to vapor. Every time the laser passes over the skin, some of the outermost layers of the skin are removed in a precise and controlled way to the appropriate depth.
MEN are just as interested in cosmetic and aesthetic procedures as women.
Men underwent more than 1 million of the 11 million procedures performed in the US in 2013. WHY you ask? Because they're tired of being left out in the rain. Why shouldn't they look as good as the women walking around with great skin and small waists? There is a ton of things Men can do they just don't know what to ask for or how to go about asking it.
The harsh, dry, cold winter months can wreck our skin. We've compiled a list of 5 things you can do to keep your skin healthy and glowing all winter long!
You can embrace the aging process gracefully and still have a healthy and youthful-looking appearance. To do this, you don’t have to look further than your own body for a natural fountain of youth. You have inside of you the power to heal and regenerate tissue in all areas of your body. Stem cells do this for you every day of your life. Cosmetic Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Facial Rejuvenation is a leading-edge procedure that harnesses the healing power of platelets and growth factors from your blood to stimulate a stem cell response. These stem cells help you to grow new collagen and blood vessels, repair and regenerate damaged skin, and help slow and reverse the signs of aging.
Look to Nature For A Different Kind of Growth Factor
It’s a fact. Your skin thins with age and sun damage. This makes it more prone to fine lines and wrinkles. Also, when you undergo certain dermatologic procedures such as chemical peels, laser therapy or microdermabrasion, your skin undergoes more damage as part of the process.
Hundreds of millions of years ago, during a period when our planet was bombarded by extreme radiation, a little snail evolved a method to protect itself, a secretion of growth factors and glycoproteins that covered its skin. This special fluid was absorbed and healed the damage from the sun’s rays, almost instantaneously!
After years of research, European scientists have discovered a unique way to harness this growth factor to help damaged human skin: Tensage® SCA Technology (which stands for Secretion of Cryptomphalus Aspersa, a type of snail).
Tensage SCA Technology is available in a variety of strengths. Each of the Tensage® products has a Biorepair Index Number, which indicates the strength and percentage of SCA in the product. Your skin care specialist will help you determine which products are appropriate for the level of repair and rejuvenation you desire.
Benefits of Tensage:
• firmer looking skin with renewed rejuvenation
• smoothes the appearance of fine lines
• softens the appearance of coarse wrinkles
• helps skin damaged by photoaging
• faster recovery of skin appearance following dermal procedures
• increased hydration for softer skin
Enjoy surgeries at the luxury of our office. Easy access, easy recovery, easy pick-up, fabulous results!!
Learn about types of acne and how to treat them:
There are many different types of acne. I don't just mean how everyone breaks out differently, either: I mean actual different types of acne. They exist, and they really affect how you treat your skin conditions.
Whether you deal with chronic acne or periodic outbreaks, it's helpful to understand causes of acne, types of acne, and all the ins and outs that help you treat -- and prevent! -- acne breakouts.
Types of acne:
There are two primary types of acne: inflammatory and noninflammatory. They work out pretty much how you would think: inflammatory acne swells up and gets that beautiful Rudolph look while noninflammatory acne at least has the courtesy to stay flush to your skin.
Noninflammatory acne basically refers to blackheads or whiteheads. If you want to really impress people, you can go ahead and use the scientific name: comedones. (I just like to call them a pain in the neck). You get these when oil and dead skin block your hair follicles. With blackheads, you actually see those hair follicles (which is why they're black). Whiteheads are the same thing, but they close themselves off.
You may think that all remaining types of acne are pimples, but actually, there are four different types of acne that can blow up in your face (not literally, of course...).
Pimples is one of them: painful, bright red swellings full of pus. We've all had these and we all just LOVE them. Another technical name for you: pimples are also known as pustules. Papules, on the other hand, are smaller, and instead of containing puss, they're another indication of infection in the hair follicles. Like pimples, they can get quite red and sore.
Both of these types of acne occur on the surface of your skin, but there are two types that actually happen beneath your skin. Nodules occur when there's a deeper infection in the hair follicle and the lump happens beneath the surface, creating big, hard, painful lumps. Cysts are more like underskin pimples: full of puss, big and ugly, and the most likely types of acne to cause scars.
Choosing the best acne treatments
You may be thinking so what? They're all zits, and I hate them. Just tell me how to get rid of them.
Basically, acne treatments remain the same no matter what type of acne you have. There's no specialized treatment for certain types. However, it's useful to recognize the different types of acne. For one thing, if you're a pimple squeezer -- and I hope you're not -- you should at least know that there's no point squeezing blackheads and whiteheads, and if you squeeze cysts, you're creating a lot of future issues.
It's also helpful to recognize what type of acne you're prone to if you visit a dermatologist, or when you're choosing a facial cleanser. Recognizing different types of acne may not provide a cure, but it can help you make better choices.
Heat Rashes are a common occurrence during hot summer days in August. The skin's job is to protect the inside of the body from the outside world. It acts as a preventive barrier against intruders that cause infection and prevents ultraviolet light from invading or damaging the body. It also plays an important role in the body's temperature control. One way that the body cools itself is by sweating, and allowing that sweat or perspiration to evaporate. Sweat is manufactured in sweat glands that line the entire body (except for a few small spots like fingernails, toenails, and the ear canal).
Sweat glands are located in the dermis or deep layer of the skin, and are regulated by the temperature control centers in the brain. Sweat from the gland gets to the surface of the skin by a duct.
A heat rash occurs when sweat ducts become clogged and the sweat can't get to the surface of the skin. Instead, it becomes trapped beneath the skin's surface causing a mild inflammation or rash.
If this is something you are experiencing, call Plastic Surgery of Texas and we can prescribe a treatment that will help it improve much quicker.