Sometimes it is hard to admit things that we are self-concious or embarrassed about, but I recently found a treatment for something that has been upsetting for me and hopefully it will help someone out there too! Over the years,  I have felt very uncomfortable with the flabby skin on my thighs and around my knees. Being in the aesthetic industy, I have tried just about everything on the market to help even out my skin on my thighs post-liposuction. In addition, our office was on the hunt for the perfect machine that truly produced visible results. The Viora treatment is the first thing that worked quickly & the results have lasted more than just a few weeks.  After just a few quick, in-office non-invasive treatments, the skin around my knees AMAZINGLY looks toned and my thighs firmer, I love it. I feel confident and wonderful in a bathing suit or cute shorts…and look forward to enjoying my results get better and better

With Love from your Laser Goddess,
Alexis VanKerkhove CLT, LSO
Certified Laser Technician

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Acne is an extremely common problem, affecting over 95% of the population at some time in one’s life. However, for some individuals acne is a chronic problem.  Acne is more common during adolescence because of hormonal changes affecting sebaceous glands. While most people outgrow acne in their late teens or early twenties, many continue to be affected much longer or develop acne or acne rosacea as an adult. Aggravation of acne in later life may occur with menstrual periods, use of birth control pills or other medications, use of oil-based products and/or stress.  As well, some cases of acne have been found to have a genetic basis. Whatever the cause, acne can generate devastating emotional and self-esteem issues for both adolescents and adults.  If untreated or partially treated, acne can leave permanent scars.  Even a mild case of adolescent acne can produce permanent scarring.

The costs of over the counter and prescription medicines for acne have reached billions of dollars each year.  Unfortunately various acne medicines have varying success rates and some have very serious potential side effects, including birth defects, severe emotional depression and severe drying and irritation of the skin.  All in all, acne can be a frustrating condition to treat. 

However, the era of modern acne treatment has arrived. Over the last decade, refinements in treatments and new techniques have led to superior results in acne therapy. Under the expert care of Dr. Bassichis and his medical aesthetic staff, they can customize in-office and at-home regimens to treat your specific acne scenario. Using the latest generations of medications, topical skincare, laser care including intense pulsed light (IPL) and photodynamic therapy (PDT), medical spa treatments and technologies for an effective combination approach has achieved great successes and improvement for our patients with mild, moderate, and even severe cystic acne.

At the ADVANCED FACIAL PLASTIC SURGERY CENTER, Dr. Bassichis and his medical staff look forward to the opportunity to take care of your acne with a customized treatment plan designed exclusively for you.

 

Beautifully yours,

Drs. Michelle and Benjamin Bassichis

 

 

Benjamin Bassichis MD FACS is a double board certified facial plastic surgeon in Dallas, Texas specializing exclusively in cosmetic and reconstructive procedures of the face. To learn more about Dr. Bassichis’ plastic surgery procedures please call 972.774.1777 to schedule your consultation. www.advancedfacialplastic.com

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It is estimated that close to 90% of women have stretch marks, which occur normally as a result of puberty, pregnancy, hormonal changes and weight gain. This fact does little to alleviate the embarrassment that most women feel at the appearance of these unsightly striations on their skin. Until now, there were few options for stretch mark treatments. Recently, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration cleared a fractional laser treatment for stretch marks.
Our state-of-the-art fractional non-ablative laser treatment minimizes the appearance of stretch marks with no downtime. The innovative laser application improves the color and skin texture associated with stretch marks, leaving clients with smoother, better-looking skin.

Under the care of our board certified Facial Plastic Surgeon, we look forward to taking wonderful care of you (and your stretch marks) in the Medi.SPA.

Beautifully yours,
Drs. Michelle and Benjamin Bassichis

Benjamin Bassichis MD FACS is a double board certified facial plastic surgeon in Dallas, Texas specializing exclusively in cosmetic and reconstructive procedures of the face. To learn more about Dr. Bassichis’ plastic surgery procedures please call 972.774.1777 to schedule your consultation. www.advancedfacialplastic.com

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When “Lisa” decided to get Botox Cosmetic and Restylane one year after delivering her second child, she had no idea she was embarking her “mommy makeover.” She just knew she wanted her old self back.

“Before children, I still felt like a girl,” she says. “After birthing, breastfeeding, and caring for two kids, I felt middle-aged. I needed something to rejuvenate myself.”

Even though Lisa was only 36 at the time, she had the procedures and was thrilled with the results. She also had laser and topical therapy to effectively treat her facial Melasma. Now, the high-end real estate agent, who just turned 43, is about to get browlift surgery to refresh her sagging brows as well as Fractionated CO2 laser resurfacing to refresh and resurface her facial skin.

Lisa is part of a growing number of women undergoing “Mommy Makeovers”—plastic surgery procedures that restore, or improve, their post-pregnancy appearance.

It’s difficult to come by exact numbers for mommy makeovers because it’s a marketing term, not a surgical one. Dr. Bassichis views this trend to reflects today’s modern Moms that want to take great care of themselves AND their families – in an environment which accepts plastic surgery. Even the numerous television makeover shows, he says, are an indication that the Mommy Makeover boom began awhile back.

“Unlike previous generations, these mothers want to stay young, feel young and preserve their youthful appearance as they care for their children,” he says. “The music they listen to, the restaurants they go to, the clothes they wear—all have a lot to do with it. It’s a new youth conscious generation.”

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgery (ASPS), 36 percent of the 9.9 million surgical and minimally invasive cosmetic procedures performed in 2009 were on patients between the ages of 30 and 39; 29 percent of them were aged 20 to 29.

“Some women bounce back as if nothing ever happened,” Dr. Bassichis says. “Other women are more affected by pregnancy.” For other mothers, it’s an issue of priorities—and a woman’s well-being.

Non-invasive facial Mommy Makeovers do not entail any recovery time but can inject vitality and freshness into a mother’s sense of overall health. Non-invasive procedures including facial injections such as Botox Cosmetic and Restylane, great skin care, microdermabrasions, fractionated CO2 resurfacing, chemical peels and laser services can refresh a Mother’s appearance dramatically, naturally, and beautifully. By restoring her sense of physical and spiritual wellness, these makeovers can give a little lift and “me” attention to our hard working Mom’s and allow them to continue to focus on caring for their children.

Dr. Bassichis offers these additional recommendations to women considering mommy makeovers so they’ll attain the best possible outcome—and maintain those results.

1. Achieve your desired post-pregnancy weight.
2. Make sure your are exercising at least 30 minutes per day: a minimum of 15 minutes of interval training and 15 minutes of resistance training, alternating different body parts, on different days of the week.
3. Practice superb nutrition – for you and the kids.
4. Keep alcohol consumption at less than two to three drinks per week.
5. Quit smoking.
6. Use sunscreen and excellent skin care products.

“If you take good care of yourself,” says Dr. Bassichis, “you’ll be more able to take great care of your kids.”

“Wow!” Lisa says. “My self-esteem is amazing! I can look in the mirror again and love what I see. I really feel like me again.”

“Now I get to be both a girl and a woman,” she shares. “I love and am proud of the woman and mother that I’ve become…and my family love it too.”

Note: Patient’s name was changed to protect her privacy.

Beautifully yours,
Drs. Michelle and Benjamin Bassichis

Benjamin Bassichis MD FACS is a double board certified facial plastic surgeon in Dallas, Texas specializing exclusively in cosmetic and reconstructive procedures of the face. To learn more about Dr. Bassichis’ plastic surgery procedures please call 972.774.1777 to schedule your consultation. www.advancedfacialplastic.com

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