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Time to take off that winter skin and glow for spring! Enjoy Coastal Cosmetic Center’s March Specials for Skincare:
Dermaplaning is a simple and safe manual procedure for exfoliating the epidermis and ridding the skin of fine vellus hair (peach fuzz) so the skin is better prepared to respond to treatment and products.
• SAVE 15% off antioxidants and C serums!
They increase the power of your sunscreen for more protection against the burning and aging rays. Vitamin C also brightens, lightens and tightens the skin.
• 10% OFF Laser Hair Removal. All laser treatments come in packages of 6 treatments. Individual treatments are available upon request. View our price list here!
Read more about How To Improve Your Skin’s Appearance on our blog.
Book a complimentary skin care consultation by calling us at (904) 332-6774 or by contacting us today.
All offers expire March 31, 2014 so book your appointment today and get back your springtime glow!
We all want to look our best. Have you been wanting to maintain a youthful appearance but not sure if a surgical facelift is the answer for you? You’re not alone. Many women and men have been recognizing the convenience and accessibility of today’s skin rejuvenation choices. Ultherapy is definitely one of them. Read these surprising facts about the Ultherapy non-surgical facelift right here in Jacksonville.
1. Ultherapy is FDA Approved
One surprising fact you’ll be happy to know is that Ultherapy, an innovative procedure that uses focused ultrasound technology, is the ONLY U.S. FDA cleared non-invasive lifting procedure that lifts and tightens loose skin for the brow, jawline, upper lip, under the chin and neck areas. No other in-office procedure has been FDA cleared for lifting of the facial skin.
2. Ultherapy Was Voted “Best In Office Procedure” -New Beauty Magazine
Discerning women and men agree- Ultherapy is a great in-office treatment. It has been featured in Harper’s Bazaar, Shape and more. Ultherapy also recently won the New Beauty Product Winner Award for “Best In Office Procedure.” It is a natural, safe and effective alternative to surgical procedures.
3. Ultherapy May Leave Little Bruising
Depending on how sensitive your skin is, you may experience little to no bruising after Ultherapy treatment. Ask your care provider exactly what to expect after treatment. You’ll be surprised at how safe and effective Ultherapy can be.
4. Ultherapy Has Little to No Downtime
Another great surprise is that depending on how sensitive your skin is and how susceptible you are to bruising, Ultherapy patients often report little pain during or after the procedure. Your skin may be red or feel swollen (particularly in the first few days following treatment). There is little to NO downtime, you can return to work or life activities within an hour. Two to three months post-treatment you should still notice tighter skin and the effects will continue with proper maintenance.
5. Ultherapy is Right for Your Brow, Chin and Neck
Surprisingly, you do not have to have surgery to regain that youthful look! Your brow, chin and neck are the perfect spots for Ultherapy treatments. Since our face is one of the first places we show signs of aging, Ultherapy can be a great alternative to a facelift. The best candidates are those with some loose skin that aren’t ready for or don’t want to commit to surgery and are willing to accept more minimal correction.
At Coastal Cosmetic Center, Dr. William Wallace, Dr. Timothy Fee and our team of medical professionals are proud to offer Ultherapy. If you would like to learn more surprising facts about Ultherapy and see if it’s right for you, call us to set up a complimentary consultation at (904) 332-6774 or contact us by email.
Embarrassed by excessive body hair? It’s a common problem, but most people don’t know exactly what to do about it. Shaving, bleaching, and more all have their fair share of drawbacks. Look into laser hair removal for a quick, comfortable, and convenient solution.
During laser hair removal treatment, a highly focused laser heats the hair follicle. This damages the follicle, making it so hair will not grow back in the area or will grow back at a much slower rate. While the laser attacks the follicle, the skin is kept safe by one of several possible cooling methods.
Experience this revolutionary depilatory treatment for yourself – set up a laser hair removal consultation today! You’ll learn more from board-certified plastic surgeons Doctors Timothy Fee and William A. Wallace, skilled professionals with experience you can trust.
Does your nose seem different, either more pinched or flimsier? Are you having breathing problems? You may have internal or external nasal valve collapse. Plastic surgeons routinely correct this problem with rhinoplasty, otherwise known as nose surgery.
It’s easier to notice external valve collapse than internal valve collapse. This is because the sign of external collapse is flimsy nostril flares that cave in when a person breathes. Internal collapse, on the other hand, appears as a thinner-than-usual nasal bridge area.
No matter which kind of nasal valve collapse you may have, the best way to know for sure that you’re experiencing this issue is by visiting Doctors Timothy Fee and William A. Wallace, board-certified plastic surgeons serving the Jacksonville area. Contact our office today and set up an appointment. These experienced medical practitioners will evaluate your nasal area and offer a professional recommendation.
What is a Traditional Facelift?
Facelift or Rhytidectomy is a surgical procedure available at Coastal Cosmetic Center in Jacksonville, Florida that is intended to tighten up loose skin and wrinkles, making you look refreshed and years younger. In the facelift cosmetic surgery procedure, surgeons place an incision inconspicuously along the hairline, under the chin, or behind the ear. Facial and neck skin is then lifted and tightened, and the excess skin is removed. To complete the facelift, remaining skin is smoothed and sutured closed. The procedure may take up to three hours, depending on your skin’s condition and desired results. Most patients experience only minor pain and discomfort. Other side effects may include swelling, bruising, numbness, and a tight feeling. Most patients are fine to resume routine activities after about 10 days. In a surgical facelift, the wound healing process can take several months yet remain undetected by the general public.
What is an Ultherapy® Facelift?
Ultherapy® is a non-surgical lifting procedure for the face and neck that uses tried-and-true ultrasound technology to gradually strengthen your skin from deep within. At Coastal Cosmetic Center we use Ultherapy to strengthen your skin from the inside out, in a completely non-invasive way.
One of the main benefits of Ultherapy is that there is practically no downtime and patients can resume their normal activities almost immediately after receiving treatment. In less than an hour, after just one treatment, your skin will gradually reflect a more lifted and toned appearance. Mild redness and tenderness of the skin is expected after the procedure, although these effects are only temporary and dissipate within a few hours.
No matter which service you choose, you can trust the experienced plastic surgeons and practitioners at Coastal Cosmetic Surgery for phenomenal results in facial rejuvenation. If you would like to get more details on either of these procedures or would like to set an appointment for a consultation, please contact us today!
Wrinkles and fine lines come about as a result of repeated facial expressions. The muscles contract, and it becomes harder and harder for them to relax. This affects the skin above the area, creating wrinkles. Radiesse is a dermal filler, an injectable used to fill in these lines.
Some patients come in to get frown lines treated. Also called glabellar lines, these vertical wrinkles appear between the eyebrows. After deep injections of Radiesse, collagen and elastin protein grows and supports the skin, adding volume.
The look of a constant frown is unappealing, but Radiesse is here to help. Pay a visit to board-certified plastic surgeons Doctors Timothy Fee and William A. Wallace, experienced practitioners serving the Jacksonville area. To create a consultation, contact our office.
After healing from primary rhinoplasty, some people experience indentations in the sides of the nose, above the nostril rims. These creases give a narrowed, pointed look to the tip. A pinched nasal tip is embarrassing, but it can be fixed using rhinoplasty.
Some people have a fully pinched nasal tip with creases on both sides, and others have an asymmetrical nasal tip with a crease on only one side. The rhinoplasty solution your plastic surgeon recommends will specifically address this.
These indentations are an indication of cartilage that doesn’t have accurate support, so many times, the only solution to this is adding support grafts. To learn more about support grafts and pinched nasal tip support solutions, create an appointment with our office. Doctors Timothy Fee and William A. Wallace, board-certified plastic surgeons, have years of experience and will answer your questions.
Looking to improve the appearance of your skin? Would you like a more youthful appearance? Watch this video to learn more about facial rejuvenation at Coastal Cosmetic Center including Ultherapy, facials, laser treatments, Botox, chemical peels, and our line of medical grade skincare products.
Are your breasts too big? Excess glandular and fatty tissue in the breasts causes them to weigh more than they should, affecting posture and the back and neck muscles. During breast reduction, these tissues must be removed. Because of this, it’s necessary to undergo a breast reduction recovery process.
Bruising and pain are normal issues associated with breast reduction surgery. During the breast reduction recovery process, physicians recommend applying ice packs to the affected areas. With the help of these ice packs, the bruising and pain will subside in a matter of weeks. Though much of the swelling will also subside in this time, the entirety of it may take up to a year to heal.
Learn more about breast reduction recovery from a visit to board-certified plastic surgeons like Doctors Timothy Fee and William A. Wallace. They will make sure you fully understand the procedure and the accompanying healing process. To arrange an appointment, please contact our office.
Pro Secrets to Beautiful Skin | An Interview with Judi Atkinson, Para Medical Aesthetician, Coastal Cosmetic Center
Are you concerned about your skin’s appearance? Have you ever wondered if there is more you can do to appear healthier and younger? In this article Coastal Cosmetic Center’s Para Medical Aesthetician, Judi Atkinson provides insight into the steps you can take to improve your skin’s appearance.
1. Avoid sun exposure and use sunscreen.
Wearing sunscreen is the most important thing you can do to improve your skin’s appearance since 90% of all aging skin problems are caused by the sun. Judi says, “Use your sunscreen daily. Make it part of your routine because it’s not the occasional day of laying out at the beach that gets you—it’s the everyday sun exposure that does.”
2. Use medical grade skin products.
“Over the counter skin products are purely cosmetic and have different pH levels than what your skin needs. OTC products generally have a pH of 7, while your skin has pH of 4.5. So, OTC products do nothing but sit on top of the skin and hydrate dead tissue,” said Judi.
3. Maintain your youthful appearance with regular facials.
Getting regular facials is not just a relaxing treat. Judi recommends getting a facial at least four times a year to promote cell turnover. However getting a facial once a month would be ideal.
4. Consult with your aesthetician to see if you are a candidate for chemical peel.
Not everyone is a candidate for chemical peels. Pregnant women and patients with certain medical conditions should avoid them. However, for the right people, chemical peels enhance cell renewal, minimize fine lines and wrinkles and even skin tone. Ask your aesthetician if chemical peels are right for you.
5. Drink 8 glasses of water per day.
Drinking eight 8 ounce glasses of water per day can help your skin hydrate from the inside out.
6. Get plenty of rest and 7-8 hours of sleep per night.
The first place tiredness will show is on your face. So be sure to get at least 7-8 hours of sleep per night to feel your best and appear youthful.
7. Eat a healthy diet.
Your mom was right! Eat your vegetables! Natural foods like fruits and vegetables with lots of color and beta carotene are vital to maintaining your skin’s youthful appearance.
8. Take time to enjoy life and reduce stress.
Stress reduces your immune system response and is not healthy. Take small amounts of time each day to rest and reduce stress.
9. Exfoliate regularly.
“Watch for OTC exfoliants that have large grain size. Some popular drug store ‘apricot’ exfoliants can actually do more damage than good,” said Judy. “Use exfoliants that are microbeads. Skinceuticals has a great product line that contains all the proper ingredients.”
10. Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize!
Even oily skin needs moisture. Judy recommends, “Ask your aesthetician to choose a moisturizer that’s proper for your skin. There are three to choose from: oily skin care, daily renewal and dry skin care.”
To schedule an appointment with Judi, please call our office at (904) 332-6774.