The winter months are perfect for hibernation, but our social calendars suddenly fill up once the weather gets warmer. Summer is the peak season for social engagements like weekend BBQs, weddings, pool parties, and trips. You deserve to look and feel your absolute best for all of them.
At Bay Area Plastic Surgery, Dr. Leonard Gray understands that summer is about adventure and fun. That is why he has a number of cosmetic options for you to help you look your best without missing a beat. Here are five of the best procedures that won’t cut into your beach or vacation time.
Body sculpting, also known as body contouring or body shaping, is a type of treatment that removes fat deposits under the skin. Many different methods fall under the body sculpting umbrella, but some can be more invasive than others. For instance, liposuction is a surgical procedure that permanently removes fat cells to reveal impressive new contours. Liposuction provides outstanding results, but it involves a bit more downtime to recover. Fortunately, other body sculpting alternatives involve little or no downtime so that you can squeeze in more beach time.
SculpSure is a convenient process that can treat multiple trouble areas of the body in a matter of minutes. Cooling plates are placed on the targeted site to keep the skin cool and comfortable. Then, the SculpSure applicator targets the fat region with concentrated heat, bringing the temperature of the fat cells to an unsustainable degree. This disrupts the unwanted fat cells in a process called controlled hyperthermic lipolysis. Your body will then naturally filter out the disrupted fat cells. No sutures, no compression bandages, and no downtime.
Injectable dermal fillers are soft tissue fillers that restore volume and smooth out fine lines to replenish the youthful radiance of your skin. They work quickly to reduce the signs of aging and have minimal downtime, lasting anywhere from six months to two years.
While there are several different types of dermal fillers, the most prevalent are composed of hyaluronic acid, which your body creates naturally and is responsible for keeping your skin firm, plump, and smooth. The dermal filler is injected into the targeted areas you choose, helping to restore volume loss and smooth lines and wrinkles.
Similar to dermal fillers, Botox is another non-invasive method to smoothing out lines and wrinkles. Botox, also known as a neuromodulator, works by temporarily paralyzing the facial muscles that cause lines and wrinkles. There is no downtime associated with Botox, and sun exposure will not affect it. However, wear sunscreen to help prolong your results.
Laser Skin Resurfacing
Dr. Gray uses the most versatile and advanced CO2 laser features, the Cynosure®SmartSkin, that can even out skin tone, smooth skin texture, tighten skin, and reduce the appearance of wrinkles. Fractional laser resurfacing harnesses precise laser technology that targets irregularities in the skin texture and tone by inducing the production of collagen and elastin, both of which are agents that help keep our skin plump and firm.
Chemical peels are an easy, effective way to brighten skin, smooth fine lines, and help with texture irregularities. Dr. Gray offers a wide range of chemical peels, and they all depend on the results you’re trying to reach with your skin. The chemical of your choice is placed on your skin and held there for a short period of time, allowing the chemical to reach the targeted skin layers.
Non-Invasive Rejuvenation in San Francisco
As a board-certified plastic surgeon with over twenty years of experience, Dr. Leonard Gray is a genuine master of rejuvenation and reformation. His patient-centered practice will ensure that you are not only satisfied with your results, but you’ll enjoy the process along the way.