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Brow Lift Recovery – Jacksonville Forehead Lift Procedure

Brow Lift Recovery Jacksonville

The skin and muscle of the brow and forehead often begin to weaken and droop with age, creating numerous wrinkles. In order to rejuvenate the brow and forehead areas, many patients come in for brow lifts. The brow lift recovery process is an important aspect of the procedure.

In general, it’s best to be smart about your brow lift recovery by making any transitions back to your everyday life with care. In around one week to ten days after your brow lift procedure, you should be feeling well enough to go back to your daily schedule.

You may also be able to return to work at that time. If you have a physically stressful job, more brow lift recovery time may be recommended.

To find out more about the recovery process and the procedure itself, contact our office and arrange a consultation. Doctors Timothy Fee and William A. Wallace will be be glad to answer your questions and get you started with the procedure.

Top 8 Skin Care Myths

How do you know what’s best for your skin? There is a lot of hype and misinformation pertaining to skin care that needs to be avoided in order for you to make the best decisions about anti-aging treatments and products. With information you can trust, you’ll be able to discern the best prevention and treatment plan for you.

Allow us to point out the Top 8 Skin Care Myths

1. You don’t need sunscreen in the shade.

The suns harmful UVA and UVB rays can damage your skin even in indirect sunlight or in the shade. It is always recommended to wear SPF 315 every day and wear protective clothing and hats as often as possible. Be sure your SPF includes one of the following ingredients: mexoryl, oxybenzone or avobenzone (Parsol 1789) for UVA protection, or titanium dioxide.

2. The harder you scrub, the cleaner the skin.

Scrubbing your skin can actually result in more damage to the skin, especially around the sensitive eye, nose and mouth areas. Gentle exfoliation is recommended on a regular basis, but please be gentle on your face. When you scrub your face, you are actually removing some of the protective oils and barriers which can lead to rashes and burns.

3. Once sun damage is done, it can’t be undone.

Sun damage can be very hard to treat once the damage is done. However, there are many new advanced treatments that can greatly reduce the appearance of sun damage including IPL photo facials, laser resurfacing and microdermabrasion. Results will depend on the extent of your sun damage, but ask your aesthetician or skin care professional which procedure may work best for you.

4. If you have acne, it’s best to squeeze out the pus.

Maintaining a regular skincare regime, maintaining a healthy lifestyle and drinking lots of water can help prevent acne. If you do experience acne it is crucial that you do NOT pick at your face. Picking out pus actually drives it in deeper to the skin causing more damage. To remove pus from acne, apply firm pressure with an extractor and gently roll out the pus. Please- schedule an appointment with an aesthetician or skin care specialists for an acne treatment plan to prevent scarring and severe damage.

5. Tanning booths are safe.

Many people mistakenly think that tanning beds are a safe alternative to getting a golden bronze tan from the sun. This is simply not true. Tanning beds filter out UVB rays, but they still expose your skin to UVA rays which can lead to premature aging and even skin cancer.

6. Age spots are simply a byproduct of getting older.

While age spots are a byproduct of getting older, they are mostly preventable by using a skin care routine that includes regular application of sun protection lotion. And by “regular” we mean applying sunscreen at least 2 times a day.

7. Your skin will adapt to products you use and eventually stop working.

For the most part, your skin does not build up an immunity to skin care products over time. What happens is that your skin type may change. For no apparent reason, dry skin can become oily or oily skin can become dry or combination. If you are using products for dry skin and your skin has become oily, it will not work as effectively. That is to be expected and shouldn’t be blamed on the products. Things that can cause your skin to change include: age, climate change, and skin care confusion. If your products are no longer working, ask your aesthetician to help you identify your new skin type and new treatment and care plan.

8. Products don’t reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

There ARE steps you can take and products you can use to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Drinking at least 8 glasses of water and being well rested is our number one tip for reducing fine lines and wrinkles. A high quality moisturizer, SPF and skin care treatment plan is also recommended. In addition, injectables like BOTOX cosmetic and fillers can help get rid of the more stubborn lines and wrinkles. Well hydrated, moisturized, protected skin is the first step to reducing the signs of aging.

To schedule an appointment with the Coastal Cosmetic Center aesthetician for skin care services, please call us at (904) 332-6774 or email us.

Eye Lift – Eyelids Jacksonville Blepharoplasty

Eye Lift Jacksonville

Many areas of the face show signs of aging, including the skin of the eyelids. Though we may not typically think of this area as one where we age, the eyes say a lot about a person. To revitalize the eyelids, many people come into our practice for an eye lift.

Drooping eyelid skin, bags under the eyes, and fine wrinkles can all make someone look worn down and older than they really are. The eye lift trims away excess sagging skin and alters fat and muscle tissue to smooth out and tighten the eyelids. Both sets of eyelids can be recontoured, or if only the upper or lower eyelids need rejuvenating, this is also an option.

Find out more about the eye lift from a consultation with Doctors Timothy Fee and William A. Wallace. To make an appointment, contact our office!

Reduce Stubborn Fat in Half the Treatment Time with CoolSculpting

CoolSculpting at Coastal Cosmetic Center

CoolSculpting at Coastal Cosmetic Center. Available at our Fleming Island Office.

Coastal Cosmetic Center is one of the first plastic surgery practices in the Jacksonville area to offer the CoolSculpting procedure which is cleared for non-invasive fat reduction in the flank (love handles), abdomen and thigh.

What is CoolSculpting?

The CoolSculpting procedure is the only non-surgical body contouring treatment that freezes and eliminates fat from the body. There are no needles, no special diets, no supplements and no downtime. During the procedure, a non-surgical applicator delivers precisely controlled cooling to the treatment area to specifically target underlying fat without harming surrounding tissue. More than 1,000,000 CoolSculpting procedures have been performed worldwide.

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CoolSculpting at Coastal Cosmetic Center

“We are thrilled to offer a body contouring option that reduces treatment time and still gets great results for patients. This is important in our health conscious community where people enjoy looking their best and live busy lives,” said Timothy Fee, MD a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon at Coastal Cosmetic Center.

Cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the CoolSculpting procedure freezes away unwanted fat cells in the body by inducing a natural, controlled elimination of those fat cells.  This scientific breakthrough is based on a vast body of Harvard research that demonstrates fat cells are more susceptible to cold and are selectively destroyed.  Results can be seen in two to four months, and the treated fat cells are gone for good.  Additional treatments in the same or multiple areas may enhance the desired aesthetic effect.

At Coastal Cosmetic Center, our three Board Certified Plastic Surgeons Timothy Fee, MD, William A. Wallace, MD, and Patrick L. Basile MD are all specially trained to administer the CoolSculpting procedure. We offer this service exclusively at our Fleming Island location.

Please call us today at (904) 375-0163 to schedule your CoolSculpting consultation.

Traditional Brow Lift – Coronal Lift Jacksonville

Traditional Brow Lift Jacksonville

Want to get a traditional brow lift in order to take care of that extra skin on your forehead and brow? This popular procedure is quite effective for removing wrinkles and tightening loose skin.

The traditional brow lift usually involves an incision behind the hairline. However, since this can bring the hairline backwards on the scalp, another option may be available for those patients dealing with receding or high hairlines: the hairline brow lift. For this, the incision is made directly at the hairline, which keeps it at its original position.

The board-certified plastic surgeons at Coastal Cosmetic Center have a great deal of experience and are available to further explain the traditional brow lift and its incision pattern options. Arrange a consultation by contacting our office.

BOTOX Frequently Asked Questions

What is BOTOX Cosmetic?

BOTOX Cosmetic is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles used to temporarily improve the look of both moderate to severe crow’s feet lines and frown lines between the eyebrows and moderate to severe crow’s feet lines in adults.

What areas can be treated with BOTOX?BOTOX Before and After, Timothy Fee, MD

The areas of your face that can be treated with BOTOX include the area between your eyes of your frown, forehead area and where you may have crows feet.

How long do the results last?

The results of BOTOX will be noticeable 24-48 hours after treatment with the maximum effect noticeable in 30 days. The results tend to last three to four months.

Do the injections hurt?

At Coastal Cosmetic Center, our patients are provided with a frozen gel pack prior to their BOTOX treatment to provide some numbing. In general, injections in the facial area feel like a quick pinch.

What can I expect from results? Will I look fake from BOTOX?

You should not expect to lose the ability to make expressions. When you are treated by a medical professional that is an expert in anatomy, your result should be noticeable improvement in the appearance of wrinkles, but retain the ability to make facial expressions.

What are common side effects?

Three percent of patients experienced eyelid drooping in the frown lines studies and 1% of patients experienced eyelid swelling in the crow’s feet studies. Other possible side effects include: dry mouth; discomfort or pain at the injection site; tiredness; headache; neck pain; eye problems: double vision, blurred vision, decreased eyesight and dry eyes; and allergic reactions. These are not all of the possible serious side effects of BOTOX®Cosmetic.

Who will administer my BOTOX treatment?

At Coastal Cosmetic Center, only one of our board certified plastic surgeons will administer your BOTOX treatment.

How much does BOTOX cost?

BOTOX pricing is determined by how many units are need for your treatment area. BOTOX is sold in units of 10. Typically, BOTOX at Coastal Cosmetic Center runs $12-$14 per unit. We also often hold BOTOX parties that offer special pricing on BOTOX treatments. CLICK HERE to sign up for BOTOX party invitations.

What is the Brilliant Distinctions Program?

Brilliant Distinctions is a reward program created by Allergan for BOTOX patients. When you visit a participating provider like Coastal Cosmetic Center and purchase BOTOX treatments, you earn points that can be redeemed on future visits. To sign up for Brilliant Distinctions CLICK HERE.

What is the BOTOX BFF Program?

BOTOX BFF Program is a reward program created by Allergan for BOTOX patients. When you share information about BOTOX with your friend, you will receive select SkinMedica products as a reward.

To report a side effect, please call Allergan at 1-800-433-8871.

Please see BOTOX® Cosmetic full Product Information including Boxed Warning and Medication Guide.

Call us today at (904) 332-6774 to make an appointment and learn more about the BFF Program.

Can Breathing Be Improved With Rhinoplasty?

If you are considering rhinoplasty, also known as a nose job, there are certain questions you will want to ask your surgeon to ensure you have the best outcome and results. You also may wondering if Rhinoplasty improves breathing. WATCH Dr. Patrick L. Basile of Jacksonville’s Coastal Cosmetic Center give the answer.


Can Breathing Be Improved With Rhinoplasty?

Read Dr. Basile’s full interview for more information!

Eyelash Regrowth – Jacksonville Latisse Medication

Eyelash Regrowth Jacksonville

Losing lashes left and right? If eyelash loss has become common over the years, it might be time to look into eyelash regrowth. Latisse is a medication that can solve lash growth problems and more.

For proper eyelash regrowth, it will be necessary to always remember to apply Latisse every night. Because remembering can sometimes be difficult, it’s recommended that you pair application of Latisse with your other typical nightly tasks. For example, whenever you go for your toothbrush or floss, get your bottle of Latisse as well.

For more tips regarding the use of Latisse medication, arrange a consultation by contacting our office. With their years of experience, board-certified plastic surgeons Doctors Timothy Fee and William A. Wallace will be able to answer questions about eyelash regrowth and a variety of other topics.

The Best Technique For a Facelift

If you are considering a facelift, there are certain questions you will want to ask your surgeon to ensure you have the best outcome and results. Dr. Patrick L. Basile of Jacksonville’s Coastal Cosmetic Center reviews his professional opinion for the best technique for a facelift.

What is the best technique for a facelift?

Read Dr. Basile’s full interview for more information!

What You Need to Know About Aging and Cosmetic Procedures

If you are considering facial cosmetic procedures or facial plastic surgery, there are certain questions you will want to ask your surgeon to ensure you have the best outcome and results. Dr. Patrick L. Basile reviews what you need to know about aging and cosmetic procedures.

What should I know about aging and cosmetic procedures?

Read Dr. Basile’s full interview for more information!