“No matter how large or small your battle scars might be…the scar that remains after healing is a reminder of how far we have grown.” –Laura D. Field
Scars always carry a story. The story’s themes may be of bravery, injury, hurt, pain or accident. The final scene of the story can either be that of victory or defeat. Due to the fact that scars carry deep meaning, they can carry a great deal of emotional weight as well.
Scars can play a powerful role in life. They can remind you of what not to do, and serve as a reminder to not repeat the same mistakes. They can also help remind us to be careful not to harm others in a similar way. They also can help us know how to help others who have similar scars. However, even though scars can play a large part in our growth, they can also cause a great deal of emotional and physical pain as well. Continue reading “The Emotional Impact Of A Scar”
According to the American Cancer Society, skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States. “In fact, more skin cancers are diagnosed in the US each year than all other cancers combined.” They go on to say that “You don’t need x-rays or blood tests to find skin cancer early- just your eyes and a mirror. If you have skin cancer, finding it early is the best way to make sure it can be treated with success.”
In order to use your mirror and your eyes in detecting your skin cancer, you must first know what your skin normally looks like. There’s no way of detecting something abnormal if you don’t know what “normal” looks like in the first place. Continue reading “Getting To Know Your Own Skin”
If you had or are considering Botox, there are things you can do to help your results last longer. Botox or Dysport is used to treat your fine lines and furrows in your forehead, brow region, neckbands, and around your eyes. The end results are a softening of your facial wrinkles.
The results of your Botox treatment are temporary and can last up to approximately three to four months. The longevity of your results depends on many things. The area of your treatment plays a large role in how long your treatment lasts. There are other steps you can take to promote the longevity of the results of your treatment. Continue reading “Getting The Most Out Of Your Botox Treatment”
People choose to have plastic surgery for many different reasons. Here are five reasons you may be considering getting plastic surgery.
- Injury or Illness – If you’ve had an injury or illness that has altered the function or appearance of a part of your body, you may be considering plastic surgery to restore what you lost.
- Cosmetic – You or a partner may desire a modified look to a specific part of your face or body. In this case, you’re looking for an upgraded look that matches your perception of perfection or beauty. You may see someone whose looks you’d like to match or be similar to.
- Functional – At times you simply cannot function without plastic surgery. A birth defect or loss of function in a specific part of your body may demand a functional surgery.
- Revision – Perhaps you already got surgery and it didn’t achieve the results you wanted, or it simply did not work. In this case, you would need a revision. This process addresses specific problems or deformities caused by a previous surgery.
- Reverse the signs of aging – Plastic surgery can be successful when turning back the hands of time on your aging process. Wrinkles, drooping and other signs of aging can be erased with plastic surgery.
Continue reading “5 Common Reasons For Plastic Surgery”
Tis the season for many things. During the month of December it seems like there’s a jolly festivity happening every day! Festivities usually are accompanied by treats. Santa’s favorite treats are the cookies that all the boys and girls leave for him on Christmas Eve. What’s your favorite holiday treat?
Most holiday treats are sweet. While this is wonderful for your taste buds, all that sugar can have an adverse effect on your skin. Consuming excess amounts of sugar during the holidays can cause you to have some skin issues such as:
- Skin breakouts
- Dark circles under your eyes
Continue reading “Stealing Santa’s Sugary Treats Could Compromise Your Skin”
November is known for celebrating Thanksgiving, but did you know that it’s also National Healthy Skin month? During this time, we’d like to highlight a skin condition that is a cancer of your skin. It may be less common than other types of skin cancer, but it is more likely to grow and spread. While some people are more susceptible to melanoma due to gender, age, race and family genes, there are some things you can do to lower your chances of getting it.
As the temperatures get cooler, the tendency is to become less concerned about sun protection and safety. It’s important to remember that you can lower your risk of melanoma by protecting your skin from UV rays.
Be On The Lookout Continue reading “Melanoma Treatments”
According to the Mayo Clinic, acne is most common among teenagers, with a reported prevalence of 70 to 87 percent. It is a skin condition that happens when hair follicles become clogged with oil and dead skin cells. The most common place for it to occur is on the face, however it can also appear on your neck, back, chest and shoulders.
The effects of Acne reach beyond the physical discomfort and appearance of the acne. Acne reaches into the psychological and social regions of youth as well. In an age when pictures are snapped, captured and shared at rapid speeds, acne can limit the ability to ‘share’ in a common social networking that most teens enjoy. This felt isolation could lead to loneliness and even depression. Continue reading “Acne Affecting Our Youth”
Raise your hand if you have unwanted fat. It’s probably safe to say everyone raised at least one hand, if not two. Where’s your unwanted fat? The stomach and hips are two common spots that house unwanted fat. Have you tried all of the diets and exercises out there to target those areas, and they constantly return you with hunger, soreness, and a realization that that fat is probably never going to go away?
There is hope for you if you want to reduce areas of fat on your body without surgery. Dr. Evan Ransom offers his patients at the San Francisco Center for Facial Plastic, Reconstructive & Laser surgery an FDA approved light-based technology called SculpSure. SculpSure Body Sculpting is a great solution that is customized to reach your aesthetic goals. Continue reading “Fat Reduction Without Surgery–SculpSure”
At San Francisco Center for Facial Plastic, Reconstructive & Laser surgery, we offer laser hair removal for light and dark hair.
Here are the top 10 reasons to get your hair removed with our laser treatments.
- It is a permanent solution. Once your treatment cycle is complete, you will never have to worry about hair growth in that area again. A typical treatment cycle is four different sessions approximately one month apart.
- No more stubbles. During the summer (and bikini weather), laser hair removal is helpful for avoiding those embarrassing stubbles around your armpits or bikini lines.
- Throw away your razors. Good razors are a big expense. Deduct that expense from your budget…permanently!
- Smooth skin is waiting for you. Continue reading “Top Ten Reasons To Choose Laser Hair Removal”
How is your summer going? Are you avoiding the heat and finding refreshment for your body? Make sure you’re drinking plenty of water each day to stay hydrated. As a general rule: drink eight 8 oz. glasses of water per day. The water you drink is not only good for your thirst and body, it is also good for your skin. Continue reading “Skin Care For Your Summer”