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Microneedling Is Sweeping The Nation

Microneedling is sweeping the nation with its ability to promote new skin growth with minimal healing time. This controlled method of wounding the skin triggers the release of natural growth factors, mainly collagen, and elastin. Lasers, dermal rolling or other ablative skin treatments can cause damage to the epidermis, while Microneedling enhances the skin’s repair process. This leads to a thicker, more supple dermis, allowing the skin to create “superficial micro-channels.”  These channels then promote better absorption of topical creams and serums, aiding in the overall effectiveness of the treatment.

Now, let’s get on to the real question – what happens during a Microneedling treatment?

First, you will have a topical serum applied to your skin which will numb the area being treated. Most patients report not experiencing any discomfort in the treated area after the application process. Next, based on your specific skin needs, the Collagen P.I.N. will be gently guided over the skin in the same direction until the area being treated has been covered.

Are you now wondering how many Microneedling treatments are required?

Typically, four to six treatments are needed on average. Depending upon your specific needs, the skincare professional will assess your desired area of treatment and determine what is best for you.

Is this question popping up in your mind – how soon will I see results?

The answer is one to two weeks. Now, this can vary from person to person, per treatment, and here is why – it all depends on your skin’s health. Some people report seeing results in just a few days!

To find out if you’re a good candidate for Microneedling come to our office and speak with a member of our skincare team. Call our office today at (513)791-4440 or click here to set up a complimentary consultation.

Get Your Glow back

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Is your skin lacking its luster?  Do your fine lines and wrinkles look more apparent as we head into the cooler months?  Let us introduce you to Alastin.  This innovative skincare line was designed specifically for physicians, primarily plastics surgeons.

As we age, our skin loses its “primary structural components” meaning, elastin and collagen. These two components are the base for regeneration of new skin cells.  As they diminish, our fine lines and wrinkles become more noticeable.  This is where Alastin comes in – to save the day and your skin!

Alastin’s patent pending “Tri-Hex technology” allows the skin to start renewing itself from the inside out.  At the same time, protecting against further damage from the sun, environmental factors, hormones and even genetics!  Get this, Alastin also reduces redness and inflammation, aids in evening out your skin tone and improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.  Its formulation allows for quick and easy absorption into the skin, making it a great addition to your daily skincare routine.  If you’re ready to get your youthful glow back, call our office at (513)791-4440 or click here to set up a complimentary consultation.

Are They “Ideal” For You?

ideal implant diagramWould you like to have a breast augmentation, but hesitate due to concern over the type of implant you choose? Your wait may be over.

Let us introduce you to the Ideal Implant.

Developed by Robert S. Hamas, MD, this revolutionary implant combines the “natural feel of a silicone gel implant with only saline inside for safety and peace of mind.”

Dr. Hamas dealt for years with ruptured silicone gel implants and increasing concerns from patients. He realized it was time for a new kind of breast implant.

Since their launch, Ideal Implants have been written up in numerous publications such as Allure, Cosmopolitan and Elle magazines, with each touting this new approach as a welcome alternative to silicone implants.

Currently, these Ideal Implants are only offered through a small network of board-certified plastic surgeons in the U.S. The seven board-certified plastic surgeons of TPSG are in that network.

Call 513.791.4440 or click here today to set up your complimentary consultation and to learn more.

Want a Flat Tummy for Summer?

tummy tuckIt’s possible! A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty as it’s formally called, is the procedure in which loose and/or excess skin is removed from the abdomen and the abdominal muscle wall is tightened and permanently sutured together. The result gives you the svelte, tight tummy you’ve always envisioned!

As we age, lots of factors play a role in reducing the firmness and increasing the laxity in the muscles and skin of the abdomen – mainly pregnancies, weight gain, and weight loss. This leaves some of us with that pesky abdominal area that just won’t quite get back into shape, seemingly no matter what we try.

Let us help you reach your goal! TPSG is committed to patient satisfaction, and with seven board-certified plastic surgeons, finding the right physician for you is easy. We offer three locations to accommodate your needs, as well. Call 513.791.4440 or click here to schedule a complimentary consultation today and take advantage of our Tummy Tuck All-Inclusive Package for $7,500. Such a great deal! Offer ends 3/31/16.

Windows to the Soul

It’s said that the eyeiStock_000051218288_Larges are windows to the soul. We gaze into one another’s eyes for a variety of reasons, so it’s only natural to want your eyes to project the best impression possible. Blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery as it’s more commonly called, is one of the most rewarding surgeries you will ever have. If your upper eyelids appear droopy, with excess skin giving you a sad, tired appearance, then an upper blepharoplasty will give you a whole new outlook. Upper eyelid surgery can be performed in the office, under local sedation, leaving you looking refreshed, youthful, and most important, rested.

Also, if you have puffiness or bags under your eyes, you may want to consider a lower blepharoplasty. Upper and lower eyelids are often addressed at the same time with surgery performed in a hospital setting.

A simple consult with one of our six board-certified plastic surgeons will determine the best course of action for you. Call 513.791.4440 or click here to schedule a consultation today.

Let Us Introduce You to LaserCap

With a new FDA-approved technology, 30 minutes a day, three days a week is all it takes to experience hair regrowth. With low-level light therapy (or LLLT), all you have to do is wear a simple, comfortable baseball cap that delivers scalp stimulation to aid in hair regrowth. young-girl

You may be wondering, “Will it burn my scalp? Is there any downtime?” The answer to each of those is no. The laser is considered a “cold” laser and does not generate any heat. There is no downtime or side effects following a treatment – you can simply go about your daily routines and activities! All this makes LLLT one of the hottest new trends on the scene.

Harvard Professor and Dermatology guru Michael Hamblin, Ph.D. says, “More simply put, LLLT improves cellular respiration and this cellular function. Better breathing cells in the hair follicle organ make for a better functioning hair follicle which, in turn, produces a happier, healthier hair!”

An initial assessment conducted by one of our six board-certified plastic surgeons will determine if you are a good candidate for LaserCap. Call 513.791.4440 or click here to schedule a consultation.

Back to School Means Getting Back to You!

Tired of those pesky fine lines on your face? Or the dark spots that seemed to appear after all those sunny days spent poolside? Now that the kids have gone back to school, it’s time for you to “get back to you.”

While you can’t stop the aging process, scientific research has given rise to several non-surgical treatment options, like Botox and facial fillers.

Botox and Dysport are simple, 10-minute treatments with a few tiny injections that can temporarily smooth moderate to severe frown lines between the brows. They work by blocking the transmission of nerve impulses to the injected muscles, which reduces the muscle activity that causes wrinkles to form. The treatment does not radically change your facial appearance, so you can still frown or look surprised – just without the wrinkles!

Facial fillers, such as Perlane, Restylane , Juvederm or Voluma, can be used to treat deeper wrinkles and frown lines, smile lines, vertical lip lines, marionette lines, hollowed cheeks, declining lip volume and acne scars. Fillers are injected just below the surface of the skin to add needed volume, thus smoothing unwanted lines and wrinkles.

We here at TPSG offer a variety of age defying treatments to help you obtain a healthier and more youthful appearance. One of our six board-certified physicians can help you sort through the numerous procedures to find one that’s right for you, discuss your expectations and recommend a safe and suitable plan for treatment.

Schedule your complimentary consultation with one of our board certified surgeons. Call 513.791.4440 or click here to schedule a consultation.

Do you need a “lift?”

Portrait of woman with seductive body in bikini posing at beachMastopexy, more commonly known as a “breast lift,” is gaining popularity. This procedure can assist with aging, deflated-looking breasts, due to pregnancy, breastfeeding and hereditary factors. If you want to have added volume, a silicone or saline implant can give you that added “lift” factor.

One of our board-certified plastic surgeons can assess which type of breast lift would be best suited for your specific needs. With minimal surgery time and a simple recovery plan, you too can reap the “lifted” benefits.

Feel confident in your favorite blouse, bra, t-shirt and especially a bathing suit. All will fit and feel better, so why wait to “lift” your spirits?

Schedule your complimentary consultation with one of our board certified surgeons. Call 513.791.4440 or click here to schedule a consultation.

Are You In the “Cool” Club?

Well, you can be – it’s open to everyone. Coolsculpting, a new process that eliminates fat cells from the treated area, is sweeping the nation. FDA approved in 2010, this technology uses a cooling/freezing technique to help your body naturally eliminate treated fat cells over the course of roughly 90 days. And this club is easy to join – in fact, there’s no down time! Come in, get treated and go about your daily activities. That’s all there is to it.

To optimize your results, different applicators treat different areas of your body. You’re likely to see a 25% visible reduction after each cycle or treatment, and you can easily customize your “cycles” to suit your needs.

Whether you’re in Cincinnati or Northern Kentucky, you can come to either of our locations to get evaluated to be part of the “Cool” Club. And don’t miss our upcoming Coolsculpting Open House at our Red Bank office on Saturday, June 13th from 10 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. Call today to reserve your spot: (513) 791-4440.

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Time To Consider Your Summer Body

BreastAug_photoSpring is finally here, thoughts of spending time outdoors, warmer weather and skimpy summer clothing, while exhilarating can also cause major anxiety. Getting ‘summer ready’ is suddenly a high priority. Here at The Plastic Surgery Group, we know that spring is the ideal time to consider undergoing plastic surgery procedures such as breast enhancement, liposuction and tummy tucks to improve the body’s contour. Getting back to normal activities takes less time than many people think. There is plenty of time to get your body in the best shape possible before you need to get into those shorts and bathing suits. In fact, spring is one of the busiest times of the year and one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures to get ready for summer is breast enhancement. Breast augmentation is about more than boosting size or looking fantastic in a bathing suit. It’s about feeling confident in your own skin – being able to wear what you want and feel good about the way you look. Breast augmentation can give you a more shapely figure than you’ve ever had or restore volume lost as a result of pregnancy and breast feeding. For many women, it’s a way to feel more confident about breast size, shape, or fullness.

Body contouring is another great choice during the spring months. Procedures such as abdominoplasty, liposuction and Coolsculpting are helping people tailor their body and create a better silhouette. The popularity of abdominoplasties has skyrocketed and four times as many women undergo this very effective surgery than did a decade ago. Abdominoplasty is also known as a “tummy tuck” – a procedure to improve the look of the midsection by removing excess skin and fat while tightening abdominal muscles. Liposuction and Coolsculpting procedures can create a slimmer, more balanced figure by removing stubborn fat deposits on such areas as the upper arms, hips, waist, and thighs. Body contouring procedures of course improve how men and women look, but they do a remarkable job of helping improve how people feel about themselves as well. Clothes fit comfortably and when you’re out enjoying the weather there’s no need to feel awkward or uncomfortable about your appearance.

That’s why it’s important to schedule your complimentary consultation with one of our board certified surgeons. Call 513.791.4440 or click here to schedule a consultation.